Featured Camp: Total Performance Swim Camps

Total Performance Swim Camps are designed to inspire competitive swimmers to achieve their own “Total Performance.”  For over 37 years, they have provided what matters to swimmers and parents most: world-class coaching, excellence in training and technique, personal attention, mentoring and lots of fun! Our camps are located at prestigious liberal arts schools with top-rated facilities and safe campuses. Come find out for yourself why over 10,000 young athletes from 47 states and 11 countries have chosen their swim camps to achieve their Total Performance! Register online!

Where Swimmers Learn to Train and Think Like Champions!

2017 Competitive Stroke Camp

A training and technique camp, appropriate for all levels of competitive swimmers, ages 10-18; Different curricula for older and younger campers, plus individualized training groups, allows for a personalized camp experience.

Kenyon College (OH)
Competitive Stroke Camp
Overnight – $610

Full Day – $500 (7:30AM to 8:00PM)
June 4-8, 2017 | Session 1
June 11-15, 2017 | Session 2
June 18-22, 2017 | Session 3 More info

Calvin College (MI)
Competitive Stroke Camp
Overnight – $610
Full Day – $500 (7:30AM to 8:00PM)
June 11-15, 2017 | Session 1 More info

2017 Elite Camp Dates

Specialized, high-intensity swim camps designed for experienced swimmers ages 13-18; Because of the competitive nature of the camps, the rigor of the training sessions, and the talent of the campers who attend, we recommend attendees have National AAA times in their specialty.  To see AAA Times click here.  Our longer 5-day format is back this year!

Elite Distance Camp at Kenyon College – $675
June 10-14, 2017

Elite Sprint Camp at Kenyon College – $675
June 10-14, 2017

Elite Breaststroke Camp at Kenyon College – $675
June 18-22, 2017

Elite Fly/Back Underwater Camp at Kenyon College – $675
June 25-29, 2017 More info

**The Elite Camps are open to all swimmers ages 13-18, but are most appropriate for swimmers with AAA times in their specialty.  The Elite Distance camp is for distance swimmers ages 14-18. 

Discounts Available 

Returning Camper Discount – $15 off – For any camper who has been to any Total Performance camp before.
Enter promo code: RETURN17 when registering.

Team Discount Program – $35 to $50 off per camper – For teams sending 6 or more campers to any Total Performance camp.  For more information, click here

Competitive Stroke Camp Staff

Bob Rueppel - Total Performance Sports CampsBob RueppelMiddlebury College – Head Mens’ & Women’s Coach
Director of Competitive Stroke Camps at Kenyon College
 
Rueppel is now in his sixth season at the helm of the men’s and women’s swimming programs at Middlebury College as well as the director of the college’s natatorium. He came to Middlebury from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he has served as the men’s and women’s coach since 2001. 2017 will be Rueppel’s sixth year leading the Competitive Stroke Camps at Kenyon College, following seven years of directing his own Total Performance Competitive Stroke Camp at Franklin & Marshall.

Dan Gelderloos - Total Performance Swim Camp at Calvin CollegeDan Gelderloos – Calvin College – Head Men’s and Women’s Coach
Director of Calvin Competitive Stroke Camp
Dan Gelderloos is in his twentieth year as the head men’s and women’s coach at Calvin College. During his tenure, Gelderloos has established his women’s team as a conference leader, winning thirteen of the last sixteen MIAA conference titles. In addition, Gelderloos has guided the Calvin women’s swimming and diving program to five, top-10 finishes at the NCAA Division III Championships, and helped the men’s program return to a top-20 standing nationally.

Chris Sullivan – Calvin College – Assistant Men’s and Women’s Coach
Assistant Director of Calvin Competitive Stroke Camp
Chris Sullivan joined the coaching staff at Calvin College as the new Assistant Coach in 2016.  Sullivan attended Oakland University where he set varsity records in the sprint freestyle and butterfly events and multiple relays. At the age of 21 he competed at the 2004 US Olympic Trials in Long Beach, California and in 2006 he finished top 8 in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at Division I NCAA Championship meet, making him a 5-time NCAA All-American.

Matt EasterdayKing’s College – Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming Coach
Matt Easterday is the Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming Coach at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Since taking the reins at King’s in 2009, both the men’s and women’s teams have virtually re-written the school record boards.  Easterday also coached Patricia Manning to a MAC championship title in the 400 IM in 2011. Prior to King’s College, Easterday was the assistant swim coach at Franklin and Marshall College, where he helped coach two Centennial Conference men’s team champions, seven NCAA Division III All-Americans, and 12 swimmers to break school records.  2017 will be Easterday’s 7th year as a coach with the Total Performance Swim Camps.

Cody SkinnerEmory & Henry College – Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming Coach
Cody Skinner is in his first year as the Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming Coach at Emory & Henry College. In addition to leading the women’s swimming program, Skinner will be tasked with recruiting the College’s first-ever intercollegiate men’s swimming team to begin competition in the fall of 2017. Skinner comes to Emory & Henry after spending two years as the Assistant Men’s & Women’s Swimming Coach at Union College in Schenectady, New York.  He helped coach four NCAA qualifiers, six All-Americans, and 12 new school records. He also assisted with Union’s swimming camp and served as an Age Group Coach and Senior Group Coach with the Schenectady-Saratoga Swim Club.  2017 will be Skinner’s 4th year as a coach at the Total Performance Swim Camps at Kenyon College.

Colleen RueppelEmory & Henry College – Assistant Men’s & Women’s Swimming Coach
Colleen Rueppel is in her first year as the Assistant Men’s & Women’s Swimming Coach at Emory & Henry College.  Rueppel was a four-year letterwinner on the women’s swimming team at Wilmington College and got her start as a swimming coach in 2012 with the Total Performance Swim Camps at Kenyon College.  Additionally, Rueppel has coached with the Clinton County Youth Swimming Program in Wilmington, Ohio and the Middlebury Swim Team in Middlebury, Vermont.

Elite Camp Staff

Jessen Book Kenyon College – Head Men’s & Women’s Coach
Headliner for Elite Distance and Elite Breaststroke Camps
Coach Book is the Head Coach of the men’s and women’s swimming teams at Kenyon College.  At the conclusion of his first season coaching both the Lords and Ladies programs, Jess Book was voted the 2013 NCAA Men’s Coach of the Year and the 2013 NCAA Women’s Coach of the Year for their inspiring performances at Nationals. In doing so, he became the first Division III coach to earn both awards in the same season since the NCAA combined the men’s and women’s championship meets.  The NCAA team title was a first for Book, as a head coach, and was the record-setting 32nd for the Lords program.  The men’s team has continued to claim the first place podium at NCAAS in the 2014 and 2015 seasons, while the women have finished 2nd and 4th respectively.

Mike Bottom - Total Performance Elite Sprint CampMike Bottom University of Michigan – Head Men’s & Women’s Coach
Headliner – Elite Sprint Camp

As a co-founder of the Elite Sprint Camps, Mike Bottom, Head Coach at the University of Michigan, returns to Total Performance for his 21st year. Bottom is entering his ninth year at the University of Michigan, and his fourth year as the head coach of both the men’s and women’s programs.  Bottom is universally recognized as one of the best sprint coaches in the world. In 2016, his swimmer Paul Powers set a Big Ten record in the 50-yard freestyle at the Big Ten Championships (18.85), becoming only the second swimmer in conference history to break the 19-second barrier. He was also an NCAA All-American in that event for the second consecutive year.

Steve Jungbluth University of Florida – Assistant Coach
Headliner – Elite Sprint Camp

Steve Jungbluth enters his seventh season as an assistant coach for the Gators in 2016-17. Jungbluth works with the sprinters. Most recently in 2015-16, Jungbluth helped the Gators take another step forward as the Florida men matched their highest finish ever at the NCAA Championships claiming third-place. Jungbluth’s sprinting squad took charge with his leading male sprinter becoming the 2016 NCAA Co-Swimmer of the Year. In SEC competition, the Orange and Blue brought home their fourth straight Southeastern Conference Championship on the men’s side while 11 Gators were crowned individual champions.

Kristy KowalOlympic Silver Medalist & Former World Record Holder
Headliner for Elite Breaststroke Camp

Kristy Kowal won the silver medal in the 200 meter breaststroke at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. She is also a 2 time World Champion (1998) in the 100 Meter breaststroke and on the 400 medley relay, where she also won the silver in the 200 meter breaststroke. She has won multiple international swimming medals in addition to breaking 8 American Records and 1 World record during her career.  Kristy was the first American woman to win the World Championship title in the 100 meter breaststroke and also the first American woman to break the one minute barrier in the 100 yard breaststroke.

Doug Lennox – Kenyon College – Assistant Coach
Headliner for E
lite Fly/Back Underwater Camp & Elite Camp Director
Coach Lennox joined the Kenyon staff as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s swimming teams in the summer of 2014 after spending the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach at New York University. Lennox, a 2009 graduate of Princeton University, possesses extensive experience in the pool. A four-year member of the Tigers program, he collected five All-America certificates, was a seven-time Ivy League award-winner, and set ten Princeton records. He helped lead the Tigers to three team conference championships and was named a team captain his senior season.

Jim Steen – Founder of Total Performance – Elite Camp Special Guest
Coach Steen is the founder of Total Performance Swim Camps and the legendary head swimming coach emeritus at Kenyon College. During his 37-year career, Kenyon Swimming became the most successful collegiate sports program in the country in any division. The Lord’s won 31 consecutive NCAA Division III Championships while the Ladies won 23 titles under his tutelage. Over his career, Coach Steen developed over 150 NCAA Champions and over 330 All-Americans. He also coached several Olympians, numerous Olympic Trial qualifiers, Division I All-Americans, and was voted NCAA Division III Coach-of-the-year thirteen times.

Coach Steen is considered one of the most innovative and imaginative coaches in the country. In 1980, he applied his innovative ideas and formula for success into a competitive swim camp program that has seen over 10,000 participants from over 40 states and even 5 countries! Coach Steen will bring his expertise to coach alongside Coach and Camp Director, Dan Gelderloos, for the 2015 Competitive Stroke Camp at Calvin College.

Administrative Staff

Sarah Steen HolcombCEO
Holcomb
grew up attending Total Performance Swim Camps as a young competitive swimmer, and worked for Total Performance in various capacities her whole life.  Most recently, she was the Director of Marketing, from 2007-2009, Camp Administrator from 2010-2011 and Director of Operations from 2010 to 2014 before taking over the CEO role from TPSC founder Jim Steen.

As an All-American collegiate swimmer from Kenyon College, Holcomb graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Economics in 2001.  Growing up in a family of educators (teacher and swim coach), Holcomb was inspired to pursue careers in education, working in College Admissions and then earning her masters in Education from DePaul University and becoming a high school Spanish teacher.  She returned to Total Performance in 2010 after her first son was born.  Holcomb lives with her husband and two children in Wilmette, IL and returns to Gambier every summer for camp.

Anne Rueppel – Total Performance Administrator

Anne joined Total Performance in 2016. Prior to this position, Anne worked for 29 years in the customer service field starting her career in the Admissions Office at St. Bonaventure University.  From there Anne worked for Shumsky Enterprises in Dayton Ohio, The Jay Group in Lancaster PA, Woodstream Corporation in PA, and currently at Middlebury College in Middlebury VT.  All these positions have dealt with various aspects of customer service and client services.

As the wife of a college swimming coach and the mother of a collegiate swimmer, Anne has been involved with various levels of swimming since 1986.  Anne graduated from Marywood University in 1983 with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.  She lives in Middlebury Vermont with her husband, Bob Rueppel, Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach at Middlebury College.

Camp Programs

For more detailed descriptions about Total Performance Swim Camps offerings, visit the following pages:
1) Competitive Stroke Camps – at Kenyon College; or at Calvin College

Facilities

We have some of the best facilities in the country at both our Kenyon and Calvin locations!  Read more about them here:

Call or email: Anne Rueppel – Camp Administrator
740-398-4464 (phone)
arueppel@tpscamps.com (email)

Mailing address for SWIM CAMP FORMS:

Total Performance Swim Camps
Attn: Anne Rueppel
1110 S. Street EXT
Middlebury, VT 05753

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