Yes. We will maintain a waitlist when camp fills.
THE OLE EXPERIENCE
St. Olaf swim camps are designed for swimmers who have been swimming competitively in a club or school program and have yet to complete their senior year of high school. Both camps provide a complete experience on the beautiful St. Olaf campus in historic Northfield, Minnesota. Pool time and other training activities are balanced with supervised recreational activities.
Stroke Technique Camp
Ages: 10-17 | Cost: $650
A systematic teaching approach gives swimmers in this camp an understanding of stroke development as well as repetitive skill rehearsal throughout the week. Attention also is paid to starts, turns, and streamlining. Swimmers work on core-body exercises to increase body strength and flexibility through a variety of dry-land exercises. Classroom activities include current video instruction from world-class swimmers and coaches, plus individual video review and analysis throughout the week. Group sessions cover topics ranging from nutrition and goal setting to team-building exercises and race/training strategies.
High Performance Camp
Ages 13-17 | Cost: $650
This camp is designed for experienced swimmers who are ready to learn and implement conditioning principles, more effective training components, and technical skill development. Swimmers work on core-body exercises to increase body strength and flexibility through a variety of dry-land exercises. The camp also focuses on goal setting, psychological skills training, race and training strategies, nutrition, and team-building principles that will lead to consistent, successful performance.
Swimmers are challenged daily with three workouts: one that focuses on conditioning, one technical workout on a particular stroke and one video recorded workout. To maximize the benefits of this training, each camper should be in excellent condition at the beginning of swim camp.
Professional, individualized coaching
Low athlete-to-coach ratio
Three daily pool sessions
Underwater taping with one-on-one review
Written analysis of strokes, starts, and turns
Small group discussions
Final swim meet
Supervised recreational activities
Digital video recording of each swimmer
Campers are housed two per room and may request a specific roommate. Roommates need to request each other on their registration form. Camp space is filled on a first-come basis and spots can not be held for a late-registering roommate.
Meals are prepared by Bon Appetit. Healthy options include the salad bar, grilled meats and veggies, and hot entrees, cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit, a deli station, soup, and dessert station. There are plenty of food options for vegetarians, gluten-free, and other specific needs. However, if you have a specific food allergy, please email us so we can get your camper connected with the kitchen.
Meet the Coaches
Bob Hauck ’87 has coached the men’s and women’s swim teams at St. Olaf for 30 years. Hauck has led St. Olaf teams to 20 conference championships, and, in 2009, he and his father Dave Hauck were both named the NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming co-Coaches of the Year. Bob is a 23-time All-American and 1987 NCAA Division III Swimmer of the Year; he won seven national titles, set three national records, and was a world-ranked backstroker.
Nathan Linscheid ’94 has spent the past 22 summers coaching at the St. Olaf Swim Camp. He swam for St. Olaf and the Haucks during his college career. Nate has coached high school swimming for the past 25 seasons. Currently, he coaches the Bloomington Jefferson boy’s team (18 years) and the Convent of the Visitation High School (25 years). In the past 12 years, the Visitation team has won nine state titles and Nate has been named Class A State Girls Coach of the Year five times in his career.
Register now with our secure online form. Registrations are accepted until capacity has been reached.
Emailed cancellations received four weeks prior to camp start date will receive a refund less a $100 non-refundable deposit. No refunds given within four weeks of camp start date.