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January 16th, 2006, 09:32 PM
I am wanting to go to a swim camp this summer, I live in Utah but am planning on going out of state ( since there's only like U of U and BYU camps here) What is the best swim camp to go to? What about Stanford? pros cons

January 19th, 2006, 08:44 AM
Camp Race Club:

What makes The Race Club Swimming Fantasy Camp different from others?

• Creative training for fast swimming. The Race Club World Team coaches, Mike Bottom and Jon Olsen, think outside the box. You will discover methods of training swimmers, including cross training and strength training, you have never seen before.

• A comprehensive approach to training. The Race Club World Team has been successful because it focuses on all five disciplines required, not just swimming. You will learn the importance of mental training, nutrition, strength training, and recovery in helping you swim faster.

• A proven success at the Olympic Games. The Race Club World Team members have a proven record of success at the Olympic Games, both in Sydney and in Athens. Now these training techniques are available for you to learn.

• Our camp is all about the training, with luxurious accommodations. In Islamorada, you will be staying at one of the world’s most renowned destination resorts, the Cheeca Lodge and Spa. It will be a week to remember. Families are welcome!

• At what other camp can you have your cake and eat it too? You or your children will get the camp to improve swimming skills, while the rest of the family enjoy a week in paradise. Everybody wins!

• The right mix of swimming, fishing, and diving. Where else can you enjoy training at a multi-million dollar athletic facility and on the same day, relax in one of the greatest spots in the world for fishing or diving? An optional trip on The Race Club 38-foot Fountain luxury fishing boat will be unforgettable.

Damage Inc
January 19th, 2006, 11:28 AM
Mary, free add space for your first post?
Tell us why you like it and not a reprint of the Home Page.

January 19th, 2006, 03:21 PM
A woman on my team--Laura Winslow--went to the US Olympic Training camp last year (or maybe the year before) when USMS had it for a week. She really RAVED about it, nothing but good to say.

Usually around this time of year you'll see an article in the USMS magazine, with information on how to apply. If you are interested, you may want to contact one of the officers directly and see if they are still doing it this year. Maybe someone on here knows???

January 19th, 2006, 04:08 PM
The US Olympic Training Center is not available to USMS for camps any more. Nancy Ridout, the leader of our camp program, is working on moving the camp to a new location - perhaps a university with proper testing facilities. Hopefully, we will have something to offer soon.

Frank Thompson
January 19th, 2006, 04:29 PM

Thanks for the information on this. I have had some swimmers inquire about the camp and knew that it usually takes place the first part of February. That's to bad because from my understanding there are not many facilities that have the equipment that Colorado Springs has. The universitys that have some of this equipment are usually really busy at that time of year because they are using the equipment for there own swimmers.

Frank Thompson
January 20th, 2006, 03:31 PM

There is a website that has a World listing of Swim Camps at www.swim-camps.com that might be useful. I received a booklet last year and they have all different camps. Hope this helps.

May 18th, 2013, 11:47 AM
There was a woman at Nationals in Indy promoting a "Fantasy Camp" for masters swimmers in November. I've lost the contact info. Does anyone know what I'm talking about and have contact info?