Each year as summer approaches, many parents find themselves unsure about how to occupy their son during the summer break. While some parents believe that their son deserves a long holiday to recharge, others believe that maintaining their active lifestyle is needed for boys to stay on top of their interests and to stay fit and healthy for the forthcoming new school year. If your son is a competitive swimmer, there is no question he will need to maintain his fitness throughout his summer holidays. Even if your son is more interested in swimming recreationally, it’s always a good idea to keep him active throughout the summer break. For all parents, here are some of the benefits swim camp for your son this summer:
At Camp Chikopi, we believe that the main goal for a positive summer camp experience is specific personal development in the campers. The coaches at an established reputable swimming camp, like ours, understand that your son has different strengths and weaknesses than other swimmers, and so we focus on correcting the techniques that your son needs to work on most. This makes it a very individual, personalized experience.
At Camp Chikopi, we have created the best fundamental workout through various conditioning swim exercises: drills, starts, and turns. Alongside experienced coaches, your son will be able to significantly increase his speed and agility, power, endurance, and aerobic capacity. This will lead to greater overall improvement in his athletic performance.
The strong sense of community and bonding that occurs in a swimming camp will also help bolster your son's motivation and ability to experiment and learn new swimming techniques. Your son will be able to observe and learn new techniques from fellow young athletes who share his enthusiasm and passion for swimming. With the potential to improve your son's swimming abilities, it is only suiting that great personal development will also occur during his time at the swimming camp. We understand that great potential can only be maintained by a strong sense of responsibility and passion. For this reason, Camp Chikopi also emphasizes character development in the swimming program. During his stay at our camp, your son will be responsible for daily chores alongside his fellow campers while also learning about ethics in life and sports. At the same time, we also integrate numerous fun activities to ensure that your son will not suffer burn-out, ensuring he enjoys his stay and develops long lasting bonds with fellow campers. A swimming camp provides a communal place for active learning, with exceptional personal and athletic development for young male athletes.
Why stay indoors and train in an indoor chlorinated pool this summer, when your son can experience a refreshing outdoor environment in our 50 meter pool built into a beautiful clean freshwater lake. Surrounded by the best in nature, the outdoor swim practice for your son can implement long lasting skills and appreciation for what Camp Chikopi has to offer, out of the city.
Most importantly, Chikopi has an extremely high standard for swim safety. No one is permitted to swim without a certified lifeguard, Chikopi follows all the recommended Red Cross ratios. We will teach your son the aspects of open water swimming safety which is a skill crucial in reducing potential injuries and hazards throughout an athlete's swimming career.
Camp Chikopi was founded in 1920 by University of Michigan and Olympic swimming coach, Matt Mann II. The camp focuses on training and building on the techniques of young recreational and competitive swimmers. We are the oldest swimming camp in the world. With effective and proven training techniques, our alumni staff have successfully competed in various national, international and American and Canadian Olympic teams. We are always looking forward to guiding and training young adults who want to leave their marks in the athletic world. If you’re considering enrolling your son into one of Canada’s premier swim camps, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 954-566-8235 (Off Season) or at 705-387-3811 (Summer). We are super excited to help your son reach his maximum potential!
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