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Swimming & Diving Camps & Lessons

Toddler through entering grade 12

The Blugold men’s and women’s swimming & diving programs have a storied history of success at the conference and national levels, including 25 men’s conference championships; 38 men’s national championship appearances; 19 women’s conference championships; 29 women’s national championships appearances; and two women’s national championships.

Our camper loved all the time swimming and working to refine his technique.

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Swimming & Diving Lessons

Youth Lessons - Session 1 | September 6-22, 2021 (6 lessons)
Youth Lessons - Session 2 | September 7-23, 2021 (6 lessons)

Lessons are offered during one, 3-week session that includes 6 lessons lasting either 25 or 50 minutes for swimming, and 50 minutes for diving. We’re proud to offer small class sizes and knowledgeable instructors at an affordable cost. All proceeds from lessons benefit the UWEC Swim and Dive Team and Blugold Athletes.

Youth Adaptive Lessons | Fall 2021

We are now offering adaptive swim lessons! Email Katy Volz at uwec.swim.lessons@gmail.com for more information.

Youth & Adult Private Lessons | Fall 2021

Private Lessons are available upon request. Email Katy Volz at uwec.swim.lessons@gmail.com for more information.

All proceeds from lessons benefit the UW-Eau Claire Swim and Dive Team, and Blugold athletes. 

Session 1 | Mondays & Wednesdays | September 6-22, 2021
    • 5:00-5:50 p.m. | Diving (50 min)
    • 5:00-5:25 p.m. | Sea Turtles, Parent/Tot (25 min)
    • 5:30-5:55 p.m. | Starfish (25 min)
    • 6:00-6:50 p.m. | Stingray (25 min), Sharks (25 min), Competitive (50 min)
Session 2 | Tuesdays & Thursdays | September 7-23, 2021
    • 5:00–5:50 p.m. | Stingray (25 min), Sharks (25 min), Competitive (50 min)
    • 6:00–6:50 p.m. | Diving (50 min)
    • 6:00–6:25 p.m. | Sea Turtles, Parent/Tot (25 min)
    • 6:30–6:55 p.m. | Starfish (25 min)
Parent Child Lessons

Orientating children and their parents to the water. Skills to be taught:

    • Comfort in the water
    • Water entry
    • Bubble blowing
    • Floating on front and back
Sea Turtles

For swimmers with little or no experience. Skills to be taught:

    • Comfort in the water
    • Blowing bubbles
    • Arm movement for swimming on front and back (5 yards)
    • Kicking independently with kickboard
    • Floating on front and back
    • Bobs
Starfish

Recommended skills to know:

    • hold front and back float 5 sec
    • put face in water
    • kick independently with kickboard

Skills to be taught:

    • swimming independently on front and back (15 yards)
    • front and back glides
    • treading water (15 seconds)
    • rotary breathing
    • introduction to elementary backstroke
    • introduction to whip kick and dolphin kick
Stingrays

Recommended skills to know:

    • knowledge of all the skills from Star Fish level

Skills to be taught:

    • 25 yards of front crawl
    • 25 yards of back crawl
    • whip kick front and back (15 yards)
    • elementary backstroke (15 yards)
    • dolphin kick (15 yards)
    • open turns
    • treading water (1 minute)
    • sitting/kneeling dive
    • introduction to breaststroke
Sharks

Recommended skills to know:

    • knowledge of all the skills from Stingray level

Skills to be taught:

    • 100 yards of front crawl
    • 100 yards of back crawl
    • 50 yards breaststroke
    • 50 yards elementary backstroke
    • 25 yards butterfly
    • flip turns
    • treading water (2 minutes)
    • shallow angle dive
    • 300 yard swim
Competitive Skills

Designed for swimmers who are ready to join a competitive swim team and want to refine skills, and learn new skills necessary for competitive swimming. It is also for those who already have competitive swimming experience and are looking to improve and refine their strokes, turns and starts with the help of experienced college swimmers. This level can be refined for each swimmer’s personal goals and needs. It is encouraged to sign up both for Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday classes.

Adult Lessons

Tailored to each swimmer’s individual needs. From beginners to Master Swimmers, to those just looking to get in shape, we can create a program specifically for you. Adult lessons will most likely be one-on-one.

Pricing
    • $50 | 6 group lessons, all class levels
    • $90 | private lessons
Questions?

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Jr Blugold Dive Lessons

Ages 9-18
Session 1 | October 8 - December 17, 2021 (8 lessons - excludes Nov 19, Nov 26 & Dec 3)
Session 2 | January 7 - March 25, 2021 (8 lessons - excludes Jan 21, Feb 18, Feb 25 & Mar 18)

Bring a friend or come yourself to try out springboard diving! 

There are no pre-requisites for these classes. Divers will learn forward and back approaches along with basic dives. They will also have access to the 3-meter diving board and some access to our trampoline.

Schedule

    • 6:30-7:30pm, Fridays

Pricing

    • $125 | per session

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FREE Learn To Dive Instruction

Ages 9-18 | starting August 20, 2021

Come and give diving a try in a FREE half hour lesson!

**Limited to 5 registered divers per session - Must register at least 24 hrs ahead of time - NO DROP-INS**

Schedule

    • Fridays from 6:30-7pm OR 7-7:30pm

Pricing

    • FREE

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Open Diving

Ages 9-18 | starting August 20, 2021

The only pool in the area where divers can practice their skills and improve their skills outside of their normal seasons!

This is NOT open swim for anyone to come play, it's set up for divers OR kids learning to dive to practice and improve their skills. This is an open format so divers are not required to stay for a full 2 hours and can come anytime within that time frame. Coaches will be on hand to assist divers in any way they need. Divers will have access to the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards.

**Limited to 20 registered divers per session - Must register at least 24 hrs ahead of time - NO DROP-INS**

Schedule

    • 6:30-8:30pm, Fridays

Pricing

    • $20 | per session

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Swim Strokes Development Camp

Grades 3-10 | June 2022

Being able to perform each of the four strokes — fly, back, breast and free — is a prerequisite for this camp. Our experienced staff will help you further develop each stroke and improve your technique. The coaching staff extensively breaks down each of the four strokes and provides appropriate efficiency drills. In addition the campers learn how to improve flip turns, open turns, starts and relay starts.

Sunday

    • 12:00-1:30 p.m. | check-in
    • 1:30 p.m. | introductions/rules of camp
    • 2:30 p.m. | leave for pool
    • 3:00 p.m. | eval/goals/swim
    • 5:30 p.m. | dinner
    • 6:00 p.m. | dryland walk thru
    • 7:00 p.m. | camp talk
    • 8:00 p.m. | free time w/counselors
    • 9:00 p.m. | in dorms
    • 10:00 p.m. | lights out

Monday - Wednesday

    • 7:30 a.m. | breakfast
    • 8:30 a.m. | leave for pool
    • 9:00 a.m. | pool time
    • 11:30 a.m. | lunch/down time
    • 12:30 p.m. | weights/dryland
    • 1:30 p.m. | leadership development talk
    • 2:30 p.m. | leave for pool
    • 3:00 p.m. | pool time
    • 5:30 p.m. | dinner/down time
    • 6:30 p.m. | dryland challenge
    • 7:00 p.m. | team building
    • 8:00 p.m. | free time w/counselors
    • 9:00 p.m. | in dorms
    • 10:00 p.m. | lights out

Thursday

    • 7:30 a.m. | breakfast and pack
    • 8:30 a.m. | leave for pool
    • 9:00 a.m. | swim meet
    • 11:30 a.m. | check out

Pricing

    • TBD | commuter, meals included
    • TBD | overnight, meals included

Registration coming soon


Program Directors

Annie Ryder | head coach
Sara Bates | assistant coach, diving

 

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