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2018 Age Group State Camp
Olympic Gold Medalist & USA Swimming National Team Member:


Schaumburg High School Schaumburg, IL
Saturday ​October
6, 2018
70 Swimmers Ages 9-12 yrs of Age-First Come, First Serve
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Clinic Emphasis

The clinic is designed to make significant improvements in the freestyle stroke, start, and turn techniques.  It is our belief that technical efficiency is the fastest way to make time improvements.  Efficiency is characterized by improved distance per stroke with lower energy output.  We address only one strokes (Freestyle) during the clinic. This is to ensure adequate time to begin building new neural patterns.  We will spend time developing body position, balance and rotation.  The Clinic will also cover all forward starts and the freestyle turns

WHO: Any 9-12 year old registered Illinois Swimming Athlete who has achieved at a minimum one Age Group State Time Standard from September 1, 2017 to the start date of the camp

DATE: Saturday October 6

TIME :12:30 Check-in, 1:00-5:00 Camp

WHERE:  Schaumburg High School, Schaumburg, IL            

COST:    $30

MAX ENROLLMENT: 70 Total Girls & Boys (35 boys & 35  girls) will be accepted into to the camp. OR UNTIL THE CAMP FILLS


CAMP PROCESS:  70 total athletes ages 9-12 (35 boys & 35  girls) will be accepted into to the camp. OR UNTIL THE CAMP FILLS

A minimum of  one Age Group State is required to apply with a qualifying period starting date of September 1, 2017 to start date of camp. Qualifying Times will be accepted in SCY & LCM on a first come, first serve basis. * Please note that  if the camp fills quickly and a waiting list will be developed after 70 athletes have applied. 

Questions? Contact: Tony Young Down Camp Director @


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