2006 Swim Camp Information

Jan. 19, 2006

2006 Jayhawk Swim Camp

Technique Camp: May 29 – June 2 and Skills Camp: June 2 – 4

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The 2006 Jayhawk Swim Camp will be directed by University of Kansas head swimming coach Clark Campbell. Also coaching and instructing will be KU assistant swim coach Jen Fox as well as guest coaches and current and former KU swimmers.

Each session will be limited to 80 athletes for maximum learning. It is recommended that you sign up early!

Camp Mission

Our goal is to provide a safe and creative learning environment for all of the athletes. New swimming experiences, new friendships and a high level of instruction will make this camp an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Camp Details

Location: University of Kansas

Check In: 4-6 pm on May 29 (Technique Camp) and June 2 (Skill Camp). Campers participating in both camps will have an additional afternoon session on June 2.

Check Out: 12:00 Noon on June 2 (Technique Camp) and 4:00 pm June 5 (Session 2).

Facilities: Robinson Natatorium (2 pools: 8 lane x 25m, 6 lane x 25y and dive well).

Ability Level: Beginner (must have knowledge of all four competitive strokes and ability to swim 100 yards without stopping) to advanced swimmers. The camp is designed for competitive swimmers.

Housing: Campers will be staying at Naismith Hall, and will have 24 hour supervision by camp staff. Meals will be provided at Naismith Hall.

Ages: 9 years through high school seniors.

Camp Tuition: Technique Camp – $405.00; Skills Camp – $305.00; Both Camps – $650.00

$100.00 non-refundable deposit required with camp application. Upon receipt, confirmation package will be sent to each camper with additional information and requests.

Camp Staff

Clark Campbell

Fourth-year head coach Clark Campbell hopes to build off last season’s success. Campbell finished his third year at Kansas with a 7-5 record in dual meets. His team also finished fourth at the Big 12 Championships. The 2004-05 swimmers had sixteen entries into KU’s top-five record books. Under Campbell, two swimmers, Amy Gruber and Jenny Short, qualified for the 2005 NCAA Championships.

Jen Fox

Third-year assistant coach Jen Fox is familiar with the Kansas swimming and diving program. She was recruited by former head coach and former Assistant Athletic Director Gary Kempf to swim for KU. As a swimmer at Kansas from 1996-2000, Fox competed in both the backstroke and the freestyle events. She was a seven-time scorer at the Big 12 Championships.

Pam Byrn

Byrn has worked at the University of Kansas for 33 years, 24 of those in the athletic department. During her 24 years, she has worked for several different offices and for many different coaches. Byrn, a 1981 graduate of the University of Kansas, returned to swimming and diving in the fall of 1994. She serves as camp coordinator if you have any questions.

Technique Camp May 29-June 2

High degree of emphasis on perfecting stroke technique in all four competitive strokes. Stroke of the Day Learn to swim with Rhythm and Efficiency. We teach how to swim with POWER versus force. Discuss leverage and apply it to each of the strokes. Each camper will learn the concept of swimming from the inside out. Optional Video Stroke Analysis (details sent with Confirmation Packet). Discount for campers attending the Technique and Skills Camp. Each camper receives an official Jayhawk swim cap and camp T-shirt!

Skills Camp June 2-4

Learn the fastest and most innovative methods of starts, turns, finishes and relay exchanges. In-depth analysis of the track start and FINA backstroke start. We teach “at the wall rotation” for two-hand (fly and breast) turns. Learn to beat your competition at every wall! Each camper will learn the value and impor- tance of streamlining and how to attain perfect position. Learn the trade secrets of underwater kicking! Individualized relay exchanges — we will find what works best for you. Optional Video Stroke Analysis (details sent with Confirmation Packet.) Discount for campers attending the Technique and Skills Camp. Each camper receives an official Jayhawk swim cap and camp T-shirt!

Daily Schedule

6:45 AM Wake up and Breakfast

8:15 Stroke/Skill Talk and Video

9:00 In water session

11:30 Lunch

12:30 PM Rest and Relax

2:00 Performance Talk

2:45 Dryland

3:00 In water session

5:00 Dinner

7:00 Group Activity

8:30 Additional water time (games, video analysis, etc.)

10:00 Lights out

For more information Please call (785) 864-7924 or send email to pbyrn@ku.edu