Women's Swimming Camps
Women's swimming camps, or co-ed college swimming camps, are a great way to learn new techniques and tighten up every aspect of your race. No matter what your preferred stroke or distance is, competitive swimming camps can help you in the college recruiting process. But with so many women's college swimming camps out there, it can be confusing to choose which one will be best for you. That's why it's so important to do your research about swimming camps before attending one.
Here are some of the most common areas of concern our swimmers consider when they're deciding which swimming camp is right.
Finding the Right Swimming Camp for You
Many swimming camps are associated with a college swimming program. So one of the most important parts of the college swimming camps process is actually the same as the overall college swimming recruiting process: reaching out to college coaches. You should use this opportunity to learn more about a program and what a coaching staff's instruction methods are like. At the same time, most women's college swimming camps host campers in undergraduate dorms, which will give you a taste of what campus life is like. If current college swimmer student-athletes are participating in the swimming camps, you'll also get the chance to ask them about their day-to-day life on the team.
Of course, your top picks in college swimming program might be difficult to travel to in the summer. You'll have to talk to your family to consider factors like the budget for competitive swimming camps, how much time you can spend travelling (since most women's swimming camps are at least a week long) and how far you'd like to travel.
Don't forget to be honest about your own capabilities as a swimmer. If you're a more technically advanced swimmer, you'll want to look for competitive swimming camps where you'll be challenged and truly benefit from coaches reviewing your underwater footage and technique.