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Swim Camp @ Butler University

Technique Camps

We will not be hosting a Swim Camp in 2018, only a Stroke clinic and two starts and turns clinics.

For more information on the stroke clinic, please click here.

For more information on the starts and turns clinic, please click here.

Technique & Nutrition Camps


TDSC technique camps teaches fundamental and advanced stroke skills for all four strokes. Swimmers learn new techniques mastering the art of each stroke making swimming faster, more efficient and easier. The camp focuses on body line driven technique, while introducing athletes to Olympic level drills and exercises. Technical camps teach swimmers the purpose of their motion through the water. This camp focuses on teaching fundamental skills and nutrition required to train at an elite level.

Water sessions are led by world-class swimmers and coaches who improve stroke technique with a combination of drills, skills and training on those skills. Individual stroke analysis, dryland instruction, lecture and video sessions will give the campers one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date training camp experiences available in the United States.

The last swim session of each day will focus specifically on the highly athletic motions and fundamental biomechanics of each stroke. These vital skills, while often overlooked, are extremely important, and when used correctly, will shave time off swims. We will teach and improve on these motions through drill and movement progressions, with the goal being for each athlete to utilize these skills in a racing environment.

Camp Schedule:

Length of the Camp

All swim camps are 5 day and four night camps. Camp check-in happens the first day at about noon and camp ends 5 days later with check-out at noon. Swimmers do have the option to extend the camp to a start and turns clinic, which is a sixth day. For more information about this, please read about our starts and turns clinic.


Commuter campers are swimmers who do not say overnight. If you live close to Butler, then being a commuter camper is the choice for you. Swimmers get all of the experiences of the camp while coming home to sleep in their own bed. Commuter campers must be picked up at 9 PM each day of the camp (except the last day) and are expected to have come to the start of camp having already eaten breakfast. Nutritious snacks are provided throughout the camp to include a buffet style lunch and a catered dinner all sessions. Lunch is not provided on the last day of camp (during check-out) unless you are extending the camp to include the starts and turns clinic.


Overnight stay is included. Evenings give coaches time to talk with swimmers and potentially review camp swimming videos with the athletes. At night swimmers are also are given time to socialize with their peer. Swimmers are expected to be asleep by 10:30 P.M. each night to prepare for the next day activities. Light breakfast will be provided to all campers at the dorms prior to practice with nutritious snacks being provided though the camp.


Starts and Turns Clinic are add-on options during check-out. These clinics extend the camp by 1 day and are concluded at the end of day 6 in the late afternoon. Both residential ($140.00 ) and commuter ($95) can be added during check out. For more information about this add-on clinic, see our starts and turns page.

This camp is open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you have competitive swimming experience (e.g. U.S.S. age group, national qualifiers, high school swimmers, or summer league swimmers) and can swim at least 50 yards in all four competitive strokes: fly, back, breast and freestyle.

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