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Programs & Services: Camps

Marauder Swim Camps & Clinics

Our Marauder Swim teams are well renowned for their success in the pool as well as in the classroom. McMaster consistently has the greatest improvement in best times - the truest test of a high performance program. Marauder swim camps and clinics offer a unique swim training and development opportunity. Clinics are tailored to specific skill development while our Learn to Swim camps are for novice swimmers. Novice and competitive swimmers alike find their passion and new levels of performance alongside our experienced coaches.

Head Coach: Grey Fairley

  • Head Coach of the McMaster Marauders Swim Team
  • Head Coach of the Golden Horseshoe Aquatic Club (GHAC)
  • Coached swimmers qualifying in top 3 at Senior Nationals, Provincials and CIS
  • GHAC swimmers have represented  Canada Internationally

Early-Bird Discount: Save $15 - register by March 31st!

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For more information: 905-525-9140 x24464 grey@ghacswimming.ca

Marauder Swim Camps & Clinics

Activities include: Children & Youth Programs

Aquatic Adventure: July 15-19, 2019

Novice swimmers are invited to be part of an adventure of a lifetime! An aquatic fun camp with a focus on improving the skills of novice swimmers and introducing them to racing and other aquatic activities. Additional activities may include water polo, diving, synchronized swimming, lifesaving, and adventure based activities.

  • Campers should be comfortable in the water and willing to attempt to complete a minimum of one length of the 25 meter pool
  • $415
  • Co-recreational , Age: 6-11 as of Dec-31 of the current camp year
  • Registration Required

Aquatic Adventure: July 22-26, 2019

Novice swimmers are invited to be part of an adventure of a lifetime! An aquatic fun camp with a focus on improving the skills of novice swimmers and introducing them to racing and other aquatic activities. Additional activities may include water polo, diving, synchronized swimming, lifesaving, and adventure based activities.

 

  • Campers should be comfortable in the water and willing to attempt to complete a minimum of one length of the 25 meter pool
  • $415
  • Co-recreational , Age: 6-11 as of Dec-31 of the current camp year
  • Registration Required

Day Clinics: July 15-26, 2019

  • Freestyle Clinics
    • Monday, July 15, 2019
    • Monday, July 22, 2019
  • Backstroke Clinics
    • Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    • Tuesday, July 23, 2019
  • Breaststroke Clinics
    • Wednesday, July 17, 2019
    • Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Butterfly Clinics
    • Thursday, July 18, 2019
    • Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Waterpolo Clinic
    • Friday, July 26,2019

Athletes register for each day individually.

Clinics will be an intensive breakdown of each stroke. This will then be applied to each campers own stroke. At the end of the day each camper should have many new tools to apply to their stroke.

  • For experienced competitive swimmers; Early-bird discount does NOT apply
  • $95
  • Age: 9-15 as of Dec-31 of the current camp year
  • Registration Required

Facilities

Additional Camp Services

Options available during registration include:

  • Extended Care from 7:30am-5:30pm each day
  • Busing from Ancaster, Burlington, Carlisle, Dundas, Hamilton Downtown, Hamilton Mountain, Oakville, Stoney Creek and Waterdown
  • Lunch served daily, delicious and nutritious!

Preparing for Camp

Camp Guide & Links

Daily Camp Schedule

The tentative schedule offered below outlines a typical day at camp:

Aquatic Adventure Camp 

7:30am Extended Care (must pre-register)
8:45am Athlete Arrival (IWC Lobby)
9:00am Pool Activities  
10:30am Snack
11:00am Dry Land Games
12:00pm Lunch & Dry Land Group Games
1:00pm Pool Activities 
3:00pm Snack
3:15pm Dry Land Games
4:00pm Athlete Dismissal (IWC Lobby)
4:30-5:30pm Extended Care (must pre-register)

Performance Stroke Clinics

7:30am Extended Care (must pre-register)
8:45am Athlete Arrival (IWC Lobby)
9:00am Stroke Workout & Drills
10:30am Snack
11:00am Video 
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Stroke Workout & Drills
3:00pm High Performance Training Presentation
4:15pm Dismissal (IWC Lobby)
4:30-5:30pm Extended Care (must pre-register)

Camp Checklist

  • Bathing Suits and Towels: Campers are in the water twice daily - please plan accordingly when packing suits and towels
  • Two pairs of goggles
  • Swim Cap
  • Shorts (suitable for dryland training) 
  • Running Shoes 
  • Water Bottle 
  • Lock for the Changeroom Lockers
  • Deck/Shower Shoes 
  • Lunch

A note on electronics: One of the goals of camp is to provide campers with unique experiences at McMaster. Electronic devices - games, phones, music players, etc. - while great for individual entertainment, do not readily encourage socialization at camp and often present challenges, especially when they go missing. We ask that all electronics be left at home for the duration of camp, and promise to provide an awesome experience to keep campers engaged throughout their session!