Swimming Camp & Lessons

Grades 3-10

The Blugold men’s and women’s swimming 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. The coaching staff and athletes will teach you swim stroke technique to help you become a better competitive swimmer as they share their passion and pride for what they do daily.

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

Swimming Parent

Boys & Girls Swim Strokes Development Camp

Grades 3-10 | June 21-25, 2020

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

    • $350 | commuter, meals included
    • $450 | overnight, meals included

Registration opens February 1

 

Swimming & Diving Lessons

Youth Lessons - Session 1 | March 30 - April 16, 2020 (6 lessons)
Youth Lessons - Session 2 | April 20 - May 7, 2020 (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 2020

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

Youth & Adult Private Lessons | February 23 - March 15, 2020

We will now be offering private lessons on Sundays from 2-4pm. There will be four lessons total, and you can decide how many lessons you do out of the four. If you choose to do less than the four, you will be able to choose which Sundays. After registering for your lessons, email us at uwec.swim.lessons@gmail.com to select your dates and times.

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

Youth Lessons - Session 1 | March 30 - April 16, 2020
Youth Lessons - Session 2 | April 20 - May 7, 2020
Mondays & Wednesdays
    • 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)
Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • 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)
Private Lessons | February 23 - March 15, 2020
Sundays
    • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
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
    • $45 | 6 group lessons, all class levels
    • $30 | per private lesson
Questions?

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