Featured Camp: Hartwick College Competitive Camps

The Hartwick College Competitive Swimming & Diving Camps comprise extensive programming for male and female athletes ages 8-18, emphasizing improvement in the fundamental skills of competitive swimmers and divers. Morning, afternoon and evening sessions will balance time spent with water and dry-land training. We offer above and under-water filming and analysis, while lecture content addresses nutrition, mental preparation, strength training, and more.

The sprint/distance camps emphasize conditioning and proper training of the major energy systems. Our diving camp concentrates on technical improvement on 1- and 3-meter springboard diving. The stroke camp enables competitive swimmers to develop skills and techniques in starts, turns, IM, and competitive strokes. Special two and three-week sessions are available. Camp director and Hartwick’s swim and dive coach, Dale Rothenberger, will be joined by a staff of highly experienced coaches, counselors and guest clinicians (1:5 staff/camper ratio). Our enrollment limit guarantees individual attention and frequent feedback!


Hartwick Swimming

Hartwick Competitive Camps

Boys’ and Girls’ Competitive Swimming Camp Options

Ages 8-18; Resident or Commuter:

  • One week: Resident: $630; Commuter: $515
  • Two weeks: Resident: $1,220; Commuter: $990
  • Three weeks: Resident: $1,830; Commuter: $1,485

ONE-WEEK SESSIONS:

TWO-WEEK SESSIONS:

THREE-WEEK SESSION:

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All three swimming weeks feature stroke technique camps. The second session will be the sprint and distance camp, which emphasizes conditioning and proper training of the major energy systems along with race strategies for sprint, middle distance, and distance events.

The stroke technique camps enable competitive swimmers to develop skills and techniques in starts, turns, individual medley, and competitive strokes. Enrollment limit guarantees individual attention (1 to 5 ratio, staff to camper; maximum enrollment is 80 campers).

Designed for serious swimmers, the camp teaches the latest in swimming techniques in a fun-filled setting. Time is provided for relaxation and the program includes a pizza and movie night, Oneonta Outlaws baseball game, Hartwick swim camp survivor, and a trip to a local state park.

The camp will help swimmers learn the mental and physical aspects of meet preparation, as well as all the new technical aspects of competitive swimming (strokes, starts and turns). Training includes lactose tolerance, anaerobic threshold, maximum oxygen consumption, and speed and race pace training. Campers nine and under follow the same schedule with a more relaxed, fun-filled approach by a specific coach.

The camp also focuses on the psychology of swimming, nutrition, dry-land training, weight training, relaxation, and visualization. Individual stroke work and analysis of above- and below-water videos are also part of the schedule.

Respected USS, YMCA, high school and college coaches provide individual guidance and instruction during the camp, with written critiques in each campers log book and individual analysis of above and underwater videotaping of each stroke. National and Olympic-level swimmers and coaches will be on hand and serve as guest speakers.

Team discounts are available. Before club/school team members register for camp, the club/school team head coach needs to contact Camp Director Dale Rothenberger and provide the following information:

  • club name
  • full names of club members attending (minimum of 10)
  • swim session that all members will be attending

Requests for team discounts should be made by June 15, 2018; requests after this date will NOT be accepted.


Hartwick Diving

Hartwick Competitive Camps

Boys’ and Girls’ Competitive Dive Camp Options

Ages 8-18; Resident or Commuter:

  • Dates: July 29-Aug 3, 2018
  • Cost: Resident $630; Commuter $515

Competitive Diving Acceptance Packet

The diving camp is a week-long session, which concentrates on technical improvement in 1- and 3-meter springboard diving. This camp session will incorporate the use of both 1-meter and 3-meter boards, trampoline with belts, and dry boards with belts. AAU Diver/Athlete membership is required. Campers must bring their AAU membership card to the opening session. Each diver/camper will be videotaped, analyzed and critiqued individually, and provided the use of TIVO for instant feedback and review of each skill/dive performed.

Designed for serious divers, the camp teaches the latest in diving techniques in a fun-filled setting. Campers, nine and under, follow the same schedule with a more relaxed, fun-filled approach by a specific coach. Enrollment limit guarantees individual attention (total dive camp enrollment is 24 campers). Time is provided for relaxation and the program includes a pizza and movie night, a trip to a local state park, and a talent show.

The camp also focuses on the psychology of diving (an athlete), nutrition, dry-land training, weight training, relaxation, and visualization. Board work and diving analysis of all individuals 1 meter and 3-meter TIVO and videos are also part of the schedule.

Respected US Diving, Club, high school and college coaches provide individual guidance and instruction during the camp, with written critiques in each camper’s log book and analysis of 1-meter and 3-meter videotapes. National and Olympic-level divers and coaches will be on hand and serve as guest speakers.


Contact Information

Camp Director: Dale Rothenberger

Phone: 607-431-4714

Email: rothenberged@hartwick.edu

Mailing Address: Hartwick College
Attn: Summer Sports Camps
Binder P.E. Center
PO Box 4020
Oneonta, NY 13820

Team Twitter Handle: @wickswimanddive

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Author: Kristy Kinzer

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Kristy Kinzer is a 2014 graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and served two years as an assistant coach and aquatics director for the Calvin Knights. She made the All-American academic honors list in 2013 and was a captain of the women's team her senior year. She is pursuing a master's degree at Western Michigan with an exercise physiology concentration. She aspires to start a varsity women's triathlon team upon finishing her degree.

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