Clinics and Camps
VYSM is hosting a Fitter and Faster Clinic, October 27. (This clinic is not a USA Swimming sanctioned event.)
2018 Open Water Camp
UPDATE: The age groups will be combined into 1 session beginning at 5:30pm. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance for registration.
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Location: Paradise Country Club, 83 Hill Street, Hamden, CT
Time: 5:30-6:30pm (10&Unders); 6:30-7:30pm (11 & Overs) Please show up 15 min prior to the start time.
Cost: $25 per person
Format: This is a Level II USA Swimming sanctioned camp. The camp will cover basic strategies and skills on how to participate and race in a open water event.
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2018 Elite High Altitude Training Camp
This camp has concluded.
This is a Connecticut Swimming (CSI) and USA Swimming sanctioned clinic.
Mandatory Meeting: There is a mandatory meeting regarding the OTC Elite High Altitude Training Camp on Monday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. At this meeting you will be filling out required paperwork, meet the coaches/staff, and we will go over travel itinerary. We will also go over rules and regulations that the OTC, USA & CT Swimming, will have during your stay and travel. The meeting will be held at: High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Street, Orange, CT 06477, 7:30 p.m., If anyone can not attend they must contact Jen Lyman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE 01.25.18: The deadline for the Coach Application has changed to February 7 in order to meet the Olympic Training Center roster deadline. The coaches/staff will be announced no later than February 9. The application is posted to every coach's FAST My Account. Instructions for opening a My Account.
UPDATE 01.24.18: Due to a cancelled registrant there is now an opening for 1 female athlete to attend the camp. This slot is open to female athletes list on the Top 12 or Top 16 list and is first-come-first-serve. The list of attendees is posted here.
UPDATE 01.22.18 at 8 AM: The camp has filled and no further applications will be taken at this time. A final list of selected athletes will be posted by noon tomorrow. As of 01.23.18 there is 1 slot available for a female athlete and 1 slot available for a male athlete. This is due to room limitations imposed by the Olympic Training Center. These slots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis until the deadline, 11:59 pm, January 31. These slots are open to invitees from the TOP 16 list.
UPDATE: As of 01.22.18 the Coach Application has opened for the Elite High Altitude Training Camp. The application deadline is February 27, 2018. The coaches/staff will be announced no later then March 11. The application is posted to every coach's FAST My Account. Instructions for opening a My Account.
REVISED and UPDATED: As of 01.22.18, there is 1 slot available for a female athlete and 1 slot available for a male athlete. This is due to room limitations imposed by the Olympic Training Center. These slots are available on a first-come-first-serve basis until the deadline, 11:59 pm, January 22. If the TOP 12 invitees do not fill these slots, the camp will open at 7 AM, January 23, to a new set of invitees from the TOP 16 list and again first-come-first-serve until the camp fills.
UPDATE: As of 01.16.18, there are 6 slots available on a first-come-first-serve basis. If the TOP 12 invitees do not fill these slots, the camp will open to a new set of invitees from the TOP 16 list and again first-come-first-serve until the camp fills.
Objective: The objective of this CSI Camp, is to motivate, educate, and train some of the very best swimmers within our LSC.
Goals that relate to the objective:
- Provide an educational experience for each participating swimmer.
- To educate participants on the history and heroes of USA Swimming.
- Improvement of swimmer’s self-image.
- Promote LSC unity by camp participants.
- Retention of athletes.
- The transfer of information back to the swimmer's home club.
Site: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO.
Dates: April 11-17, 2018. Athletes will arrive on Wednesday afternoon and depart on Tuesday morning. (Dates subject to change based on the OTC master schedule.)
Number of Athletes: Maximum of 40 swimmers (spot reserved based on date of deposit).
Age: 13 – 19 years old at time of camp (12th grade or younger).
Eligibility: CT selected USA Swimming athlete members.
Qualification Standards/Selection Criteria: On September 1, 2017, the top 12 swimmers in each SENIOR LCM event from the Connecticut FAST database (date range of: 03/01/16-09/01/17) will be selected and invited. If needed we will expand the invited to the top 16 swimmers in order to fill the camp.
Camp Schedule: The 7-day camp program will include a combination of pool training, motivational and education sessions, and team building activities.
Sample Topics for Athletes: Physiological basis for post race recovery; drug and supplement education; safe sport; practical psychological training skills; nutrition; race strategy and race analysis (subject to change at anytime).
Accommodations: The campers will be housed in shared room dormitories at OTC.
Meals and Snacks: Campers will be provided breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks at the OTC. The cost of all meals and snacks is included in the cost of the camp.
Cost: The total cost of the trip including airfare will be $795. CSI will reimburse up to 40% in travel expenses at the completion of the attended camp. A mandatory non-refundable deposit of $350 will be due on Monday, January 22, 2018. The deposit will secure the spot of the attendee until the remaining $445 balance due date Monday February 26, 2018. If balance is not received on the balance due date the attendee will relinquish his/her spot at this camp.
Camp Staff: The camp staff will be selected from accomplished candidates from CT and include a head coach, at least 4 assistant coaches, and a manager. The ratio of coaches to swimmers is 1/10.
- Monday, January 22, 2018, $350 non-refundable deposit is due.
- Monday, February 26, 2018, $445 balance is due.
Camp Registration: Applications are posted to swimmer and parent My Account dashboards.