Our swimming camps are all the best things that Swim Smooth has to offer for young athletic and racing swimmers. One week is full of top Australian methodology, analysis and sports training presented as camp games.
Is your child between 10 to 15 years of age? Are they members of a swimming club? Do they sometimes feeling that there is too much of a drill during preparation? Do they feel they have too many activities during training camp that are not directly related to swimming? So now you have a great opportunity to try something new. Swim Smooth’s methodology and detailed video analysis which helps find problems, is not offered in any other swimming club. This year uniquely swimming camp takes place at fully equiped sport hotel Srní in a heart of National Park Šumava, where also Czech Olympians train. The camp is supervised by head coach MSc. Gabriela Minaříková, Czech Championship medalist, an active swimmer, and who took 12th place at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan in the Masters category in 100m Freestyle.
Date of event: 12.8. – 18.8.2018 (7 days from Sunday to Saturday)
Check-in: 12 pm (outdoor program starts at 2pm)
Place: Sportovní centrum Nymburk, Sportovní 1801, 288 35 Czech Republic
Number of children: max 20
Age of children: 10 – 15 years
Number of coaches: 4
Swim level: Racing experience at the level of a swimming club. The camp is also suitable for young pentathletes and triathletes.
Main program: Two-stage swimming workouts to improve swimming techniques and to support all-around development, flexibility, aerobic endurance, and positive attitude towards competitive swimming.
Additional program: General sports development with an emphasis on collaboration and socializing. Regeneration and relaxation exercises, stretching and quality outdoor activities. Also to encourage an interest in cultural and sightseeing trips.
Language: If the child does not speak Czech, they must be able to speak English. If the child does not speak enough English to understand the instructions from the swimming coach, the provider then reserves the right to exclude the child without compensation for safety reasons.In this situation, the legal representative stated on the application form or another authorised person must collect the child within 24 hours of being informed by phone or email.
Piece includes: accommodation, meals (full board), daily program, coaches and instructors, rental of the pool and other sports facilities; wellness.
Price does not include: expenses related to sports-sightseeing activities (fee for cultural objects, train, steamer, etc), rent of sports equipment such bike etc.
Payment method: Non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total sum 5000 CZK/child (members of Swim smooth), 5500 CZK/child (member of Czech association of swim sports – ČSPS), 6000 CZK/child (other) paid within 3 days of the date of completion on the application form. Please send bank transfer to account 2900399343/2010, VS indicating the school year + figure 3 in format yyyyyy (for example 2017183) and in the message for recipient please state Swim Camp + Venue (for example Swim Camp Nymburk) – name and surname of the child.
Maturity: 50% of the total sum within 3 days of the date of completion on the application form, the remaining 50% of the total sum to be paid 1.3.2018
Cancellation Policy: A cancellation of 90 days or less before the start date of the camp 50% of the total amount is required. 60 days or less before the start date of the camp 100% is required.
The fourth year of the Swim Smooth swimming camp took place in the Šumava Protected Landscape Area in the town of Srní, where we spent our week concentration surrounded by beautiful nature. The subject of the camp themed game was the Brother Bear - three brothers and a teddy bear Koda on the motif of a film of the same name, according to ancient tribal Indian traditions, our swimmers received their totem animal with one significant feature, and their task was to behave according to their totem. If they were guilty and would not behave according to their characteristics, they would turn themselves into the animal. We also had to do a lot of interesting tasks and games to help Koda take care of himself in the wild - we have taught him basic skills such as communication, hunting and how to defend from hunters. The Brother Bears also followed up on our discussion topic: "Know Yourself". Just like Kenai, we were also discovering who we are and tried to get to know others through their totem.
As part of our swimming trainings with Gábi, we've been working on improving our techniques and removing the mistakes that revealed video analysis. Uff, sometimes we really got involved. We also spent outdoor activities together with Michal and Kačka, we were running through mountains and mines, forests and meadows, diversified by moments of great games - The earth is lava, Stronzo or hide and seek and cone-noncone war. At the end of each run, we improved in gymnastics and practiced stretching, otherwise we might not get out of bed the next day. We also enjoyed the sauna and steam bath, tried out massages, learned about predators and owls, the happiest of us saw the wolf in the wilderness reservation (and it was not easy, their coloring of the fur coat masked like a tree trunk).
We thank everyone for a great week and cooperation and we look forward to seeing each other again at 5th summer camp!
It took place from 16th to 22nd of august 2015 in Nymburk. The topic of camp game was Finding Nemo with a message of cooperation as well as the club's first race Racing SMOOTHie. The first day we learned from Merlin that Nemo was missing. So we decided, that we will go look for him. During the time we spent in the camp we would find different clues that would help as find him. Sometimes it was easier to find one – one person could do it, but sometimes we had to work together as a group. We swam several kilometers through Elbe, Baltic sea, The Atlantic Ocean, The Arctic coast, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. During the two-phase training sessions in the pool we improved our swim technique and we enjoyed water games. We traveled on dragon boats where we learned to work in the same pace as one and once we even had to swim across the river Elbe with clothes and all the things that we had with us. Despite all the obstacles we managed to find Nemo.
On land, we focused on stretching, strengthening and breathing exercises. This year, we specialized in ball games: swap, beach volleyball, football, Frisbee. The entire camp was held in an atmosphere of respectful discussions in the community circle. Together we tried to find answers to questions on topics related to sport: working with your inner strength and motivation, competition vs. pushing your personal boundaries, uniqueness of each person and diversity of approach of coaches and swimmers, etc.
Would you like to experience something just like that? Just download the application form here below and hurray to Nymburk with us.