Summertime can be an excellent opportunity for children to improve their swimming technique. Technique Swim Academy in Boston, MA, not only provides proper lessons for students interested in swimming at the club, high school, or collegiate level, but they also host one-week summer swim camps that will feature appearances by United States Olympic swimmers. Though the focus is on improving their swimming technique, swimmers can learn together from each other and experienced athletes during this one-week intensive camp.
Stroke Development Camps
Technique Swim Academy’s stroke development camps will be held at Harvard University and Northeastern University. The Academy is supervised by Harvard head coaches Stephanie Morawski and Kevin Tyrrell and Northeastern head coach Roy Coates, but the events are not sponsored by either institution.
Their stroke development camps are open to qualified swimmers who want to improve their swimming technique. The camps review one competitive stroke each day and then focus on starts and turns. The program has confirmed appearances by the following four United States Olympians. Each camp will feature at least one Olympic speaker to give the swimmers advice, tips, and insider knowledge about the games.
While Elizabeth Beisel is considered a backstroke specialist, she is known for her versatility and can speak to being raised by a swimmer as her mother swam at the University of Rhode Island. As for her career, Elizabeth won the silver in the 400-meter individual medley and snagged the bronze in the 200-meter backstroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She also competed in the 2008 Beijing Games and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
Swimmers of all ages are likely to cherish the opportunity to meet Dara Torres, the first swimmer to represent the U.S. in five Olympic Games. She has won a dozen medals during those five appearances, including four gold medals for the 100-meter freestyle relay in 1984, 1992, and 2000 as well as the 100-meter medley relay in 2000.
Fans of the oldest stroke in swimming will savor the opportunity to meet Scott Spann, who won the 200-meter breaststroke at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials and competed in the 2008 Beijing Games. He can also speak about capturing silver in the 400-meter medley relay and bronze in the 200-meter breaststroke at 2005 Junior Pan Pacific Championships.
Long-distance swimmers will love hearing from Alex Meyer, who won a gold medal at the 2010 FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships for the 25-kilometer open water event. After representing the U.S. in the 10K marathon swim at the 2010 Olympics, he can offer advice to young swimmers seeking increased endurance.
If you want your child to further develop his or her competitive swimming techniques, you will want to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Technique Swim Academy stroke development camps. You can find additional information and register for sessions by visiting the Technique Swim Academy website. To ask about enrollment, call (617) 484-0550.