Women’s swim camps, or co-ed college swim camps, are a great way to learn new techniques and tighten up every aspect of your race. No matter what the swimmer’s preferred stroke or distance is, competitive swimming camps can help greatly in the college recruiting process. But with so many women’s summer swimming camps out there, it can be confusing to choose which one will be best for you. That’s why we’ve put together this information to help swimmers choose the right swim camp.
Many swimming camps are associated with a college swimming program. Student-athletes attending swim camps should use them as an opportunity to learn more about the program and what the coaching staff’s instruction methods are like. What other types of swim camps are available to swimming recruits?
Most women’s college swimming camps host campers in undergraduate dorms, which offers a taste of campus life. If current members of the college’s team are participating in the swimming camps, potential recruits have the chance to ask them about their day-to-day life on the team.
Of course, families will have to consider factors like their budget for competitive swimming camps, how much time can be spent spent travelling (since most women’s swimming camps are at least a weeklong) and how far they’re willing to travel.
It’s important to be honest about your own capabilities as a swimmer. A more technically advanced swimmer will want to look for competitive swim camps where they’ll be challenged and truly benefit from coaches reviewing their underwater footage and technique. Underwater footage can allow a swimmer to see where errors could occur in their strokes.
The swim camps in the list below are available to help student-athletes find opportunities to connect with coaches and develop their skills.
We are continuously adding new camps to this list, so check back often to find more camp opportunities!
Insider tip: Despite the impact that coronavirus had on college sports, as of June 1, 2021, the NCAA resumed its regular recruiting rules and activity! Coaches are actively working to fill their rosters, so student-athletes should be proactive in reaching out to coaches. Read up on how the extra year of eligibility granted to athletes who were most affected by the pandemic in 2020 will impact future recruiting classes.