When school is out and summer begins, dedicated swimmers head over to the pool to train with their swim club or swim team. Some swim clubs have practices taking place all day long and give you a variety of options. This is great for the swimmer who is looking to improve a lot over the summer. If you really want to make a difference in your swimming though, consider attending a summer swim camp. There are several advantages to attending camp, the most significant being that your technique, speed and endurance will improve rapidly while you’re at camp.
Swim Camps provide swimmers with a number of resources that are not usually available at swim clubs or high school swim teams. These may include personalized stroke technique DVDs, lectures and discussions (if the camp is held at a college, these are often with one of the college swim team coaches) special facilities for dry land training and conditioning, meeting with a nutritionist and mental training sessions. Many clubs also videotape swimmers underwater so that they have know what their stroke looks like and have a better idea of what needs improvement. Before joining the class, a review on TriFactor adult swimming should be checked. The ranking of the sites should be included in the top-list at the search engines.
Even if a camp lacks some of the resources listed above, it still provides the basic advantage of having whole days available to devote to swimming instead of trying to cram it all into 2 hours. Often, high school and club coaches are reluctant to spend time outside of the pool discussing technique or even nutrition, simply because it detracts from the time spent swimming laps. Because of this, swimmers may miss out on valuable advice regarding issues related to swimming. At a swim camp, swimmers can spend hour working on laps and technique, but also educate themselves on a variety of topics. Gaining knowledge and insight is important for those who are serious about improving as an athlete.
Another advantage of swim camp is the wonderful camper to instructor ratios. Many clubs and teams have several dozen swimmers at one time with only one or two coaches, which makes it difficult to find any personalized attention. At swim camp, swimmers will often find a ratio of 10:1 or even less! This means that the coaches and assistant coaches have the opportunity to focus on just a few students and offer more personalized advice and coaching. Many camps also have swimmers meet one on one with a coach to ask questions and discuss their progress.
In addition to valuable resources and instruction, swimmers will find the opportunity to make new friends who share their passion for swimming. Often, these other swimmers come from all over the country, and some camps even have international athletes attending. Many athletes bond quickly with other camp attendees and often make lifelong friends. If many swimmers from a specific club or team attend camp together, they will find a great opportunity to bond with one another.
Summer swim camp is a wonderful way to improve stroke technique, get superior instruction and individual attention, make new friends and have fun! You will not regret the amazing experiences you have there!