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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 Lessons

SESSION 1 | up to grade 12 | April 5-22, 2021 (6 lessons)
SESSION 2 | up to grade 12 | April 26 - May 13, 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 for diving. We’re proud to offer small class sizes and knowledgeable instructors at an affordable cost. All proceeds from lessons benefit the UW-Eau Claire Swim and Dive Team, and Blugold athletes.

Youth Adaptive Lessons | Spring 2021

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

Youth Lessons - Session 1 | April 5-22, 2021
Youth Lessons - Session 2 | April 26 - May 13, 2021
Mondays & Wednesdays
    • 4:30-5:20 p.m. | Stingray (50 min)
    • 5:00-5:25 p.m. | Sea Turtles, Parent/Tot (25 min)
    • 5:00-5:50 p.m. | Diving (50 min)
    • 5:30-5:55 p.m. | Starfish (25 min)
    • 6:00-6:50 p.m. | Sharks, Competitive (50 min)
Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • 4:30–5:20 p.m. | Sharks, Competitive (50 min)
    • 6:00–6:25 p.m. | Sea Turtles, Parent/Tot (25 min)
    • 6:00–6:50 p.m. | Stingrays, Diving (50 min)
    • 6:30–6:55 p.m. | Starfish (25 min)
Private Lessons

Available upon request. Please contact us for more information.

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

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Open Diving

Entering grades 6-12 | starting June 15, 2021

The only pool in the area where divers can practice outside of normal sessions and seasons. 

This is not open swim for anyone but is designed for divers or those learning to dive to practice those skills. 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 - NO DROP-INS**

Schedule

    • 7-9pm, Tuesdays

Pricing

    • $20 | per session, or
    • $70 | four sessions at a time

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Jr Blugolds Diving Lessons

SESSION 1 | Entering grades 6-12 | June 14 - July 8, 2021
SESSION 2 | Entering grades 6-12 | July 12 - August 5, 2021

**Limit of 20 students per session**

Come learn from the areas best! Our coaching staff has over 20 years of experience bringing divers to state and national level competitions. We focus on the fundamentals to build a strong base for learning and executing dives. Every diver learns differently, and it is our mission to help each diver reach their full potential. 

All divers will build self-confidence and grit while having fun and learning new dives in a safe manner. Competitive divers will learn strategies on increasing their total scores at meets and how to use their strengths to their advantage during competitions. 

As a part of the Blugold program we pride ourselves on excellence and strive to bring that out in each athlete we coach.

Schedule

    • Beginner
      • 8-9am
      • Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesday & Thursdays (2 days/week, 8 hrs total)
    • Intermediate & Advanced
      • 9-10:30am
      • Monday - Thursday (4 days/week, 27 hrs total)
Intro to Diving (Beginners)

There are no prerequisites for the beginner classes. Students will have fun learning the following:

    • forward approach 

    • back approach

    • At least 3 basic dives

    • basic 3 meter skills

Intermediate

Divers should already know how to do 3+ different dives off the 1-meter springboard. Divers will learn:  

    • Personal goal setting/strategies

    • 5 categories of diving

    • A competitive dive list (# of dives depends on age group)

    • Basic dives off 3 meter 

Advanced

Divers should already have one dive in all 5 categories. Divers will learn:

    • Individual competition strategies 

    • 11 dive list on 1 meter and beyond

    • 6 dive list on 3 meter and beyond

Private Lessons

Pricing
    • Intro to Diving (Beginners)
      • $125 | 8 practices, 8 hrs total, commuter
    • Intermediate & Advanced
      • $400 | 18 practices, 27 hrs total, commuter
    • Limit of 20 students per session
Questions?

Register now


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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