Genesee Offers Five Days of Competitive Swimming Camp for Kids and Young Adults

This summer, Genesee Community College’s Head Swim Coach Mike Kroll has set aside five days for a camp that will develop competitive swimming skills for swimming enthusiasts ages 8-18. Kroll has coached swim camps at West Point (Army) and California University of Pennsylvania in the past, making GCC’s camp a great, cost effective strategy for swimmers who want a competitive edge.

This summer, Genesee Community College’s Head Swim Coach Mike Kroll has set aside five days for a camp that will develop competitive swimming skills for swimming enthusiasts ages 8-18. Kroll has coached swim camps at West Point (Army) and California University of Pennsylvania in the past, making GCC’s camp a great, cost effective strategy for swimmers who want a competitive edge.

From August 1-5, 2011, forty-two lucky registered campers will learn about stroke practice and the basics of competitive swimming. Since the camp is designed to take a progressive approach, students of various skill levels will benefit from lessons on stroke techniques, streamlining, awareness, sculling and more. The only requirement for swimmer skill levels is that prospective campers must be able to do 25 of each stroke before registration.

Discussion topics along with in-pool instruction are scheduled each day to cover starts and turns, core strength, stretching, and stroke technique. Camp begins at 8:45 each morning and concludes at 4:30 p.m. Campers who sign up before July 1 will get a free T-shirt.

Kroll will lead the camp in all aspects with additional staff including local collegiate, club and high school coaches and members of the Genesee swim team. Prior to taking the helm of Genesee’s program in 2009, Mike was the assistant swimming and diving coach at The College of Brockport. As an undergraduate at both Genesee (‘03) and Brockport (‘06), Mike served as a student assistant coach with both programs. From January 2006 until returning to Brockport in 2007, Mike coached for the Washington DC Parks and Recreation Swim team.

The cost is $99 to register. To sign up your child for competitive swimming camp, please fill out the contact form located at http://www.genesee.edu/athletics/teams/swim-201009/dspContact. Please mention swim camp in the comments section. For further information, please contact Mike Kroll at mlkroll@genesee.edu or 585-343-0055 ext. 6225.

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