Featured Camp: Carolina Swim Camp In Chapel Hill

Carolina Day Swim Camps are designed to focus solely on starts, turns, relay exchanges, and underwater work. We video and focus on the details that often get glossed over. This is dedicated time to breakdown and review the skills that make your swims faster.

Technical and Training Camps focuses on training swimmers energy systems for success in summer swimming as well as developing and enhancing the training and racing skills of competitive swimmers. This is a combined technique and training camp that will have three main training groups: one for distance oriented swimmers, one for middle distance stroke/IM swimmers and one for sprinters.  Each group will train the needs for the distance of events in that group.

Overnight campers are housed in UNC close to Koury Natatorium, in Hinton James Dorn. The dorm is arranged in suites.

Every camper will receive a Carolina Swim Camp T-Shirt, Carolina Swim Camp Latex swim cap, Carolina Swim Camp Lanyard, Gatorade Water Bottle. Both Technique and Elite campers will be filmed and will be provided feedback from a UNC Swim Coach.

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CAROLINA SWIM CAMP COACHING STAFF

Rich Deselm

Rich Deselm – Head Coach

One of the nation’s top collegiate coaches, Rich DeSelm is now in his ninth year as the head swimming coach at the University of North Carolina after serving for one year as the chief assistant and head coach designate under former mentor Frank Comfort.  Every year, DeSelm is leading his alma mater to new heights in the swimming pool and the classroom.  DeSelm was named a U.S. Swimming National Team coach for the calendar year 2014, the highest honor U.S. Swimming can bestow on a coach.

The program has made great strides under DeSelm’s tutelage in the past eight years.  DeSelm had been a highly successful head coach at Davidson College and a long-time assistant at perennial Top 10 program Florida before he assumed the full-time head coaching duties at Carolina on July 1, 2007.

 

Coaching Staff

Duncan Sherrard – Assistant Coach

Duncan Sherrard, former head swimming coach at Florida Southern College and an All-America swimmer at the University of Florida, joined head coach Rich DeSelm’s staff as an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina on June 8, 2015.

“I am excited to join Coach DeSelm’s staff and the UNC community. UNC has a great tradition in the sport of swimming,” says Sherrard.  “I’m looking forward to working with the student-athletes and continuing to build upon the excellence that is already here. My wife Diane, my kids and myself are excited to be a part of the Tar Heel family.”


Christy Garth – Assistant Coach

Christy Garth is now in her eighth season as an assistant coach for the Carolina men’s and women’s swimming teams. Garth was added as the fifth full-time member of the Carolina swimming coaching staff in September 2008.  She is a long-time Tar Heel, having captained Carolina teams that won ACC titles in the 1990s.

As a Tar Heel alumna, she has been a key conduit with UNC’s alumni base and much of the success of the lobby/entrance way area at Koury Natatorium, including the Blue Dolphin Hall of Honor is due to Garth’s efforts.  She worked hand-in-hand with alumnus and donor Greg Sanchez and Sue Walsh of the Educational Foundation to make the project a reality.

Last year, Garth was a key coaching contributor as UNC placed 18th in the NCAA men’s meet and 19th in the women’s meet.  Carolina also set 17 school short course records during the 2014-15 campaign.


Sean Quinn – Assistant Coach

A Tar Heel school record holder in the 200-yard breaststroke, 100-meter breaststroke and 200-meter breaststroke, Sean Quinn, in now in seventh official year as a full-time assistant coach for the Carolina swimming program following six years in which he served as one of the program’s volunteer coaches.

Quinn took on added duties in the summer of 2010 when he was named the head coach of North Carolina Aquatic Club, a prestigious U.S. Swimming club team based in Chapel Hill, N.C.  Quinn has worked to build NCAC into one of the top age group programs in the country, boasting multiple Nationals, Junior Nationals and Olympic Trials qualifiers.

In September 2014, he achieved one of the highest coaching honors when U.S. Swimming named him a National Team coach.


Chip Peterson – Assistant Coach

U.S. National Team swimmer, ACC champion and NCAA All-America Chip Peterson was named the volunteer assistant swimming coach at the University of North Carolina on September 11, 2013.

“Chip was a highly accomplished member of the UNC team, excelling in the classroom and pool,” said UNC had coach Rich DeSelm. ”He is currently on the USA Swimming National  Open Water team and earned many accolades both prior to arriving at UNC as a freshman in 2006 and during his highly successful career at UNC. Our swimmers definitely benefit from Chip’s input.”

Peterson, who still actively competes in open water swimming and was named in September 2013 and again in September 2014 to the U.S. Swimming National Team in that discipline, has been coaching with the North Carolina Aquatic Club over the past two years and continues in that role.

2017 Overnight & Day Camps

Camp Details:

These camps are designed to focus solely on starts, turns, relay exchanges, and underwater work.  We video and focus on the details that often get glossed over.  This is dedicated time to breakdown and review the skills that make your swims faster.

These Camps will run two sessions on Saturday and one Session on Sunday.

Overnight & Day Camps
Age: 8 – 18
Cost: $300 – Overnight or $200 – Commuter
June 10th – 11th REGISTER
June 17th – 18th REGISTER
Saturday
11:30am – 1:00pm  Check In
1:00pm – 3:00pm  First Swim Session
3:15pm – 4:50pm  Stroke Talks / Snacks / Games
5:00pm – 7:00pm  Second Session
7:00pm – 7:20pm  Check-Our For Day Campers
7:15pm – 8:00pm  Dinner (Overnight Campers Only)
8:00pm – 9:30pm  Games / Activities
9:30pm  Lights Out
Sunday
7:30am  Wake Up
7:45am – 8:30am  Breakfast
8:30am – 9:00am  Check In For Day Campers
9:00am – 11:00am  Third Session
11:00am – 11:20am  Check Out For All Campers

What’s Included:

Each camper will receive a Carolina Swim Camp T-Shirt, Carolina Swim Camp Latex swim cap, Carolina Swim Camp Lanyard, Gatorade Water Bottle.  Both Technique and Elite campers will be filmed and will be provided feedback from a UNC Swim Coach.

 

2017 Overnight & Day Week Camps

Camp Details:

This is a combined Technical and Training Camp.

The Carolina Swim Camp, Overnight & Day Week Camp, focuses on training swimmers energy systems for success in summer swimming as well as developing and enhancing the training and racing skills of competitive swimmers.  This is a combined technique and training camp that will have three main training groups: one for distance oriented swimmers, one for middle distance stroke/IM swimmers and one for sprinters.  Each group will train the needs for the distance of events in that group.  Each day will focus on one of the four competitive swimming strokes with a technique session in the in the morning and a workout/technique session in the afternoon. Groups will train twice per day for two hours each session.  In addition, campers will have the opportunity to do dryland training sessions, receive take home materials form our nutritionist and weight room coaches (who will provide each camper with a warm up and warm down routine).

Each camper is grouped with campers of similar age and ability.  Each group will receive instruction and practice skills appropriate for that ability.  We do our best to have a 10:1 camper to coach ratio, with highly energetic coaches from the UNC Staff and great coaches from around the United States.

General meters/yards for each workout will consist of:  Distance 5,000-7,000 meters/yards, Middle Distance 4,000-6,000 meters/yards, and Sprint 3,000-4,000 meters/yards.

You must be in swimming shape and have an AAA Time in at least two events to qualify for Elite Camp.
Please see link to USA Swimming HERE.

Overnight & Day Week Camp
Age: 8 – 18
Cost: $690 – Overnight or $590 – Commuter
June 11th – 15th REGISTER
June 18th – 22nd REGISTER
Sunday
11:30am – 2:30pm  Check In
3:00pm – 5:00pm  Camp
5:15pm  Check Out (Commuters)
5:30pm  Dinner (Overnight Campers)
6:30pm  Games (Overnight Campers)
9:30pm  Lights Out
Monday – Wednesday
7:20am  Wake Up (Overnight Campers)
7:45am – 8:45am  Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
8:45am  Check In (Commuters)
9:00am – 11:00am  Session I
11:00am – 11:20am  Change
11:40am – 12:15pm  Lunch
12:15pm – 1:15pm  Down Time @ Dorms
1:30pm – 3:00pm  Session II
4:00pm – 5:00pm  Games / Dry Land
5:10pm  Check Out (Commuters)
5:20pm – 6:00pm  Dinner
6:00pm – 9:00pm  Games
9:30pm  Lights Out
Thursday
7:20am  Wake Up (Overnight Campers)
7:45am – 8:45am  Breakfast
8:45am  Check In (Commuters)
9:00am – 11:00am  Session I
11:00am – 11:30am  Check Out For All Campers

What’s Included:Each camper will receive a Carolina Swim Camp T-Shirt, Carolina Swim Camp Latex swim cap, Carolina Swim Cap Lanyard, Gatorade Water Bottle. Technique Campers will be filmed and will be provided feedback from a UNC Swim Coach.

2017 Elite Training Week Camps

Camp Details:

This is a Training Camp.

The Carolina Swim Camp, Elite Training Camp, focuses on training the swimmers energy systems for success in summer swimming.  This is a workout style camp that will have three main training groups, one for distance oriented swimmers, one for middle distance stroke/IM swimmers and one for sprinters.  Each group will train the needs for the distance of events in that group.  Groups will train twice per day for two hours each session.   In addition, campers will attend a :45 minute dryland training session, receive take home materials from our nutritionists and weight room coaches (who will provide each camper with a warm up and warm down routine).  In addition to water work and dryland work, campers will receive extra programming like getting to speak with a National Team Member.

Each camper is grouped with campers of similar age and ability.  Each group will receive instruction and practice skills appropriate for that ability.  We do our best to have a 10:1 camper to coach ratio, with highly energetic coaches from the UNC Staff and great coaches from around the United States.

General meters/yards for each workout will consist of:  Distance 5,000-7,000 meters/yards, Middle Distance 4,000-6,000 meters/yards, and Sprint 3,000-4,000 meters/yards.

You must be in swimming shape and have an AAA Time in at least two events to qualify for Elite Camp.

Elite Training Week Camp
Age: 12 – 18
Cost: $690 – Overnight or $590 – Commuter
June 11th – 15th REGISTER
June 18th – 22nd REGISTER
Sunday
11:30am – 2:30pm  Check In
3:00pm – 5:00pm  Camp
5:15pm  Check Out (Commuters)
5:30pm  Dinner (Overnight Campers)
6:30pm  Games (Overnight Campers)
9:30pm  Lights Out
Monday – Wednesday
7:20am  Wake Up (Overnight Campers)
7:45am – 8:45am  Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
8:45am  Check In (Commuters)
9:00am – 11:00am  Session I
11:00am – 11:20am  Change
11:40am – 12:15pm  Lunch
12:15pm – 1:15pm  Down Time @ Dorms
1:30pm – 3:00pm  Session II
4:00pm – 5:00pm  Games / Dry Land
5:10pm  Check Out (Commuters)
5:20pm – 6:00pm  Dinner
6:00pm – 9:00pm  Games
9:30pm  Lights Out
Thursday
7:20am  Wake Up (Overnight Campers)
7:45am – 8:45am  Breakfast
8:45am  Check In (Commuters)
9:00am – 11:00am  Session I
11:00am – 11:30am  Check Out For All Campers

What’s Included:
Each camper will receive a Carolina Swim Camp T-Shirt, Carolina Swim Camp Latex swim cap, Carolina Swim Cap Lanyard, Gatorade Water Bottle.  Both Technique and Elite campers will be filmed and will be provided feedback from a UNC Swim Coach.

Please see link to USA Swimming HERE.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

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Event Date(s): 04/22/2017 – 04/23/2017

Price: $200.00

Register

Event Date(s): 06/10/2017 – 06/11/2017

Price: $300.00 | Overnight
Price: $200.00 | Commuter

Register

Event Date(s): 06/11/2017 – 06/15/2017

Price: $690.00 | Overnight
Price: $590.00 | Commuter

Register

Event Date(s): 06/11/2017 – 06/15/2017

Price: $690.00 | Overnight
Price: $590.00 | Commuter

Register

Event Date(s): 06/17/2017 – 06/18/2017

Price: $300.00 | Overnight
Price: $200.00 | Commuter

Register

Event Date(s): 06/18/2017 – 06/22/2017

Price: $690.00 | Overnight
Price: $590.00 | Commuter

Register

Event Date(s): 06/18/2017 – 06/22/2017

Price: $690.00 | Overnight
Price: $590.00 | Commuter

URL Address: www.carolinaswimcamp.com

Email: dsherrard@unc.edu

Camp Director: Coach Duncan M. Sherrard

Camp Dates:      April 22nd – 23rd Mini Day Camp

June 10th – 11th Overnight & Day Camp

June 11th – 15th Overnight & Day Week Camp

June 11th – 15th Elite Training Week Camp

June 17th – 18th Overnight & Day Camp

June 18th – 22nd Overnight & Day Week Camp

June 18th – 22nd Elite Training Week

                      

Mailing Address: Koury Natatorium, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Age: 7 – 18

Camp Fees: $200 for Mini Camps to $690 For Technical/Training Overnight Camps

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