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2014 SMU Mustang Swim Camps

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Welcome to the SMU Mustang Swim Camp! Our goal is for you to have fun while training hard and learning from the best. The SMU camp offers one of the lowest camper to coach/counselor ratios of elite camps in the country, allowing the campers a unique opportunity to get individual attention from Olympic coaches, Olympic medalists, and NCAA All-Americans.

While at the camp, you will have the opportunity to live in the dorms and eat at the SMU Dining Hall. The daily schedule includes 2 stroke sessions, 1 training session, 1 dryland session, and 1 racing session. The stroke sessions will consist of a lecture and drill work with SMU head men's coach (and coach of 2 Olympic gold medalists) Eddie Sinnott. Coach Sinnott is known for his ability to relate stroke technique and drills to younger swimmers, and give them drills they can use throughout their careers. The training session takes place in SMU's beautiful outdoor 50 meter pool under the direction of Coach Collins. The racing session is also conducted in the outdoor 50 meter pool, and gives you the opportunity to showcase the new skills you have learned. The assistant SMU men's and women's coaches, other coaches from around the country, and current SMU swimmers will also be on deck during these sessions to give you additional feedback. Above and below water filming will be done throughout the camp and campers will receive feedback on their technique while watching their video footage.

One of the most important aspects of this camp is our focus on having fun while working hard, learning new skills, and becoming better swimmers. During the day, the counselors spend time getting to know the campers and having fun together. In the dorms the campers are monitored by coaches. Throughout the week we organize several games for all campers which promote teamwork and spirit. The racing session rounds off each day. One of the sessions is comprised of relays only. And on the last evening of the camp, it is time for the campers to relax a little when the racing session is replaced with a fun activity.

You will also receive a complimentary T-shirt; a swim cap; a water bottle; and a camp booklet summarizing and highlighting what you will learn while at the camp. To find out more about the camp, please click on the links at the top of the page.

We look forward to seeing you this summer! We trust that will have one of the best camp experiences of your life!

Ellie Wilkerson
Camp Coordinator


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ABOUT US

The 2014 SMU Mustang Swim Camp Coaching Staff:

Eddie Sinnott--SMU Men's Head Coach

  • Coach of 9 NCAA Champions
  • Coach of 2 NCAA Swimmers of the Year
  • Coach of Olympic Gold Medalists Lars Frolander and Ryan Berube
  • Member of 2008 US Olympic Staff
  • 10 time conference coach of the year
  • SWC Conference Champion as a swimmer at SMU

    Steve Collins--SMU Women's Head Coach

  • 3 time NCAA Coach of the Year
  • Coach of 21 NCAA Champions
  • Coached 22 Olympians
  • 9 top 4 NCAA finishes and 12 top ten NCAA finishes in 14 years
  • Coach of World Record Holder and 2 time Silver Medalist Martina Moravcova

    Mitch Dansky--SMU Men's Assistant Coach

  • 4 year Letterman & Captain at University of Connecticut
  • Coached 3 swimmers to NCAA B Standards
  • 3 years' experience with Swim Camp
  • 2 years collegiate coaching experience

    Caroline Wells--SMU Women's Assistant Coach

  • Former record-holder at the University of Wyoming
  • Bachelors in Kinesiology & Health Promotion
  • Served as High Performance Intern for US National Team
  • 2 years collegiate coaching experience


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    DETAILS

    Per NCAA rules, this camp is open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age and/or grade level

    Camp Dates
    Session I
    Sunday, June 8 - Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Session II
    Sunday, June 15 - Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Check-In/Out
    Check-In: 8:00-9:00 am - at the dorms (location TBA)
    Check-Out: 9:00-9:30 am - at the dorms (location TBA)

    Age

  • Due to university regulations, only swimmers ages 10-17 are eligible for overnight camp registration.
  • Swimmers under the age of 10 are eligible for day camp registration only.
  • Swimmers under the age of 9 are not eligible for camp participation.

    Cost
    Overnight Campers: $650-Includes room and board, mandatory SMU insurance, T-shirt, swim cap, water bottle and camp booklet.
    Please note: Upon receipt of registration and deposit, the camper's spot will be reserved. Acceptance is on a first come, first serve basis. The $650 includes a $100 non-refundable deposit. Full payment must be received by Sunday, April 22nd, 2014 or the registration is subject to cancellation. After Sunday, May 4th, the entire $650 is non-refundable.

    Day Campers: $525-Includes lunch and dinner at the dining hall (please have breakfast before you come to camp), mandatory SMU insurance, T-shirt, swim cap, water bottle and camp booklet.
    Please note: Upon receipt of registration and deposit, the camper's spot will be reserved. Acceptance is on a first come, first serve basis. The $525 includes a $100 non-refundable deposit. Full payment must be received by Sunday, April 22nd, 2014 or the registration is subject to cancellation. After Sunday May 4th, the entire $525 is non-refundable.

    Facilities
    Pools-The campers will have exclusive use of both of the pools which the SMU Mustangs use for training and competition. Each day the stroke work will be done in the 6 lane, 25 yard Joe Perkins Natatorium. The size of this pool allows the coaches to be right on top of the campers, and gives them the opportunity to provide immediate feedback. Being an indoor pool, this also gives the campers a break from the Texas sun. The training and racing sessions are done in the outdoor 8 lane, 50 meter, Red Barr Pool. This pool provides the campers with plenty of lane space and allows them to improve their long course racing skills.

    Housing-The campers stay in an SMU dorm which is assigned by the university as the camp nears. Each room sleeps two people. Roommates-Campers may request roommates. When two campers request each other as their #1 choice, they will be put together.

    Dining-We will eat all meals at the main SMU Dining Hall. The food is served buffet-style and the campers may help themselves to more than one serving.

    Equipment Needs
    All campers should bring the following equipment: suits, goggles, caps, sunscreen, towels, athletic shoes, and gym clothes. Overnight campers will also need bed linen or a sleeping bag, a pillow, a blanket and an alarm clock. Campers will not need fins, paddles, pull buoys or kickboards.

    Supervision
    The campers are monitored at all times by at least one member of the camp staff. No camper is ever allowed to go anywhere on campus without a member of the staff. The staff includes 4 coaches and 8 counselors. All counselors stay in the dorms overnight and are available in case of an emergency.


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    SCHEDULE

    DAILY SCHEDULE
    First day
    8:00 AM Check-in
    9:00 AM Introductory meeting
       Following the meeting - Training session w/ Steve
    12:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM Free time/games
    1:00 PM Supervised activities for day campers
    2:45 PM Meet downstairs to walk to pool (in dryland clothes & shoes)
    3:00 PM Dryland
    3:30 PM Stroke drill session w/ Eddie (indoor pool)
    5:00 PM Dinner
    6:15 PM Games
    7:15 PM Meet downstairs to walk to pool
    7:30 PM Racing session
    8:45 PM Parents pick up day campers
    9:30 PM In rooms
    10:00 PM Lights out

    Day 2&3
    6:30 AM Rise and Shine, meet downstairs
    6:45 AM Breakfast
    7:40 AM Day campers meet at pool
    7:45 AM Stroke drill session w/ Eddie (indoor pool)
    9:15 AM Guest Lecture
    10:30 AM Training session w/ Steve (outdoor pool)
    12:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM Free time/Video review with Steve/Supervised activities for day campers
    2:45 PM Meet downstairs to walk to pool (in dryland clothes & shoes)
    3:00 PM Dryland
    3:30 PM Stroke drill session w/ Eddie (indoor pool)
    5:00 PM Dinner
    6:15 PM Games
    7:15 PM Meet downstairs to walk to pool
    7:30 PM Racing session
    8:45 PM Parents pick up day campers
    9:30 PM In rooms
    10:00 PM Lights out

    Day 4/u>
    6:30 AM Rise and Shine, meet downstairs
    6:45 AM Breakfast
    7:40 AM Day campers meet at pool
    7:45 AM Stroke drill session w/ Eddie (indoor pool)
    9:15 AM Guest Lecture
    10:30 AM Training session w/ Steve (outdoor pool)
    12:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM Free time/Video review with Steve/Supervised activities for day campers
    2:45 PM Meet downstairs to walk to pool (in dryland clothes & shoes)
    3:00 PM Dryland
    3:30 PM Stroke drill session w/ Eddie (indoor pool)
    5:00 PM Dinner
    6:30 PM Pokey-O's ice cream sandwiches (please provide your camper(s) with $5 if they would like a treat)
    7:00 PM Fun activity
    8:00 PM Parents pick up day campers
    9:30 PM In rooms
    10:00 PM Lights out

    Last day
    6:30 AM Rise and Shine, meet downstairs
    6:45 AM Breakfast
    7:40 AM Day campers meet at pool
    7:45 AM Stroke drill session / Eddie (indoor pool)
    9:00-9:30 AM Check-out and pick-up campers at dorms


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    Register online today by clicking on the link below. Registration will begin Wednesday, January 1 at 8am.

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    CONTACT US

    To communicate with us please use our dedicated swim camp E-mail address: swimcamp@smu.edu

    You can also contact our new Camp Coordinator:
    Ellie Wilkerson
    214-768-2200

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