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CALVIN COMPETITIVE STROKE CAMP: JUNE 13-17

The Calvin University Competitive Stroke Camp (June 13-17) is open for registration!

CALVIN UNIVERSITY'S
COMPETITIVE STROKE CAMP

"The Cornerstone of the Competitive Stroke Camp's success is a dedication to helping campers improve each of the four strokes when it comes to technique, training and race strategy."

The Competitive Stroke Camp is a balanced curriculum emphasizing swimming efficiently, training effectively, working as a team and having fun.  This holistic approach to becoming a better swimmer is at the essence of “Total Performance” and is one of the reasons swimmers find success with our camps. Training plans are different for older and younger campers, and further differentiated by training groups for a highly personalized experience.

Our campers receive small-group instruction in a low swimmer-to-coach environment, team and leadership building sessions, daily video analysis of strokes and classroom sessions. Most importantly, Total Performance campers have FUN – both in and out of the pool – with scavenger hunts, variety shows, games and meeting new friends!

The camp accommodates both the novice and highly-trained swimmer (ages 10-18). Please note this is not a learn-to-swim camp. We recommend campers to have had at least one season of competitive swimming and know how to swim all four strokes.

June 13-17 Competitive Stroke Camp

Overnight Camper Fee – $675

Day Camper Fee – $510

FEATURED COACHES

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Dan Gelderloos

Director - Calvin Competitive Stroke Camp
Head Coach - Calvin University Men's and Women's Team

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Chris Sullivan

 Assistant Coach - Calvin University Men's and Women's Team

About the coaches:

 

Dan Gelderloos is in his twenty-fifth year as the head men’s and women’s coach at Calvin University. During his tenure, Gelderloos has established his women’s team as a conference leader, winning thirteen of the last sixteen MIAA conference titles. In addition, Gelderloos has guided the Calvin women's swimming and diving program to five, top-10 finishes at the NCAA Division III Championships, and helped the men's program return to a top-20 standing nationally.

At the individual level, Gelderloos has coached numerous Calvin swimmers to All-American status and individual national titles. Most recently, Elizabeth Counsell earned a runner-up finish in the 200 breaststroke at the 2013 Division III NCAA Championships and Johnson Cochran finished 3rd and 5th in the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the 2014 NCAA championships.  Many time national champion, Becky Weima, captured the national title in the 200 freestyle in 2005 and followed with national titles in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle in 2006. 

2021 will be Gelderloos' 11th year Directing the Competitive Stroke Camp at Calvin College.  Currently, he has six former campers swimming with him and the Calvin Knights.  

Chris Sullivan joined the coaching staff at Calvin College as the new Assistant Coach in 2016. Sullivan attended Oakland University where he set varsity records in the sprint freestyle and butterfly events and multiple relays. At the age of 21 he competed at the 2004 US Olympic Trials in Long Beach, California and in 2006 he finished top 8 in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at Division I NCAA Championship meet, making him a 5-time NCAA All-American.

Sullivan grew up in Rockford, MI and helped Rockford High School to their first State Championship titles in both water polo and swimming in 2000 and 2001. After a decorated college career at Oakland, he became the Assistant Coach at Colorado College from 2008-2013.  In 2012 he was inducted into the Rockford Hall of Fame. 

OVERNIGHT CAMPER SCHEDULE

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sunday

  • 2:00 pm: Camp Check-in

  • 2:45 pm: Parents Welcome

  • 3:00 pm: Swim Screening / Group Assignments

  • 4:30 pm: Camp Welcome / Staff Introductions

  • 5:30 pm: Dinner

  • 6:30 pm: Stroke Talk (Free)

  • 7:30pm: Stroke Critique / Drills

  • 8:45 pm: Counselor Orientation

  • 9:30 pm: Dorms close for night

  • 10:00 pm: In-bed, lights out!

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monday thru wednesday

  • 7:00 am: Wake-up

  • 7:30 am: Breakfast

  • 8:15 am: Swim Practice #1

  • 10:30 am: Stroke Lecture

  • 12:00 pm: Lunch

  • 1:00 pm: Stroke Critique / Dryland / Drills

  • 3:00 pm: Swim Practice #2

  • 5:30 pm: Dinner

  • 6:30 pm: All Camp Activity / Lecture

  • 8:30 pm: Free-time

  • 9:30 pm: Dorms close for night

  • 10:00 pm: In-bed, lights out! 

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thursday

  • 7:00 am: Wake-up

  • 7:30 am: Breakfast

  • 8:15 am: Final Swim Practice

  • 10:00 am: Camp Awards Ceremony

  • 10:30 am: Pack and Clean rooms

  • 12:00 pm: Lunch

  • 1:15 pm: Warm-up for Time Trials

  • 1:30 pm: Total Performance Time Trials

  • 2:30 pm: Camp Checkout

DAY CAMPER
SCHEDULE

** breakfast & lodging are not included in the day camper schedule

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sunday

  • 2:00 pm: Camp Check-in

  • 2:45 pm: Parents Welcome

  • 3:00 pm: Swim Screening / Group Assignments

  • 4:30 pm: Camp Welcome / Staff Introductions

  • 5:30 pm: Dinner

  • 6:30 pm: Stroke Talk (Free)

  • 7:30pm: Stroke Critique / Drills

  • 8:45 pm: Parent pick-up

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monday thru wednesday

  • 8:15 am: Swim Practice #1

  • 10:30 am: Stroke Lecture

  • 12:00 pm: Lunch

  • 1:00 pm: Stroke Critique / Dryland / Drills

  • 3:00 pm: Swim Practice #2

  • 5:30 pm: Dinner

  • 6:30 pm: All Camp Activity / Lecture

  • 8:30 pm: Parent pick-up

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thursday

  • 8:15 am: Final Swim Practice

  • 10:00 am: Camp Awards Ceremony

  • 10:30 am: Pack and Clean rooms

  • 12:00 pm: Lunch

  • 1:15 pm: Warm-up for Time Trials

  • 1:30 pm: Total Performance Time Trials

  • 2:30 pm: Camp Checkout