June 2018

2018 Crimson Wave Swim Camp (Elite)

06/25/2018 - 06/29/2018 ~ Monday - Friday Registration Ends: 06/29/2018$375.00 - $450.00 | Grove City College 100 Campus Drive Grove City, PA 16127


The Crimson Wave Elite Camp has been organized to complement our philosophy of using proper technique enhanced by sound training principles to achieve peak performance. The skills learned during the camp can be applied throughout the participant's swim season to enhance their training and improve their decision making in preparing for their various competitions.


Our goal at Crimson Wave Swim Camp is to address the issues that you, as a high school athlete, face in your training. In addition to fine tuning various aspects of your technique and educating you on the finer points of race preparation, our objective is to teach you to train more effectively.


Participants will be required to indicate which stroke, in addition to freestyle, that they would like their camp experience to focus on. This year will feature a more defined stroke track with major focus on the finer aspects of the stroke chosen. The number of campers signed up for each stroke will be limited to ensure that adequate time and feedback is provided during instruction in each stroke.


Breast Stroke: Open
Back: Open
Fly: Open
IM: Open


Crimson Wave Swim Camp strives to provide a low camper to coach ratio - during your visit training groups will be limited to approximately 6-10 athletes per coach, with additional counselors assisting. Extensive time will be spent on training in and out of the pool as well as race strategies and other details necessary for fast times.


We also understand that many of the swimmers will be in the middle of their summer long course season. For this reason, and to emphasize training principles and to encourage the practical application of the skills taught, a training session will be held each day for the campers.


Grove City College Head Coach, Dave Fritz, will be joined by a staff of highly qualified, enthusiastic, and accomplished Collegiate Varsity Head Coaches, Age Group Coaches, and Collegiate Swimmers. Our coaching staff will implement training concepts and stroke techniques used by the top programs in the nation.


Dave Fritz has been the Head Coach for the Grove City College Wolverines men's team for 15 years and the women's team for 8 years. During his tenure as head coach of the two programs the Wolverines have won 15 conference titles, finished in the top 15 at the NCAA Championships 7 times, produced two NCAA National Champions, sent numerous athletes to the NCAA Championships, and set NCAA and Conference records under his guidance. He has been named Conference Coach of the Year twelve times and been awarded the ASCA Coaching Excellence Award nine times.



Resident  ........ $425.00 on or before March 15th .... $450 after March 15th

 Commuter ..... $350.00 on or before March 15th .... $375 after March 15th



  • Three water sessions daily
    • Morning training session to expose athletes to variety of training sets and techniques
    • Two instructional sessions to work on drills for stroke technique, starts, and turns as well as assess the athletes to identify areas of weakness to focus on for future improvements
  • Underwater video stroke analysis evaluated by head college coaches and sent home on USB drive
  • Classroom sessions to analyze and discuss the strokes of top athletes
  • Use of Power Racks to enhance training and stroke technique
  • Relay starts including the use of relay judging platforms for improving exchange time
  • Use of Tempo Trainers for training and race pacing
  • Dryland training and instruction
  • Seminars on relevant topics such as taper, nutrition, college recruiting, etc.
  • Nightly activities and 24 hour supervision
  • Restricted to athletes in the high school graduating class of 2024 (7th grade) through 2019 (12th)
  • Campers will be asked to use a front mounted snorkel for various drills and practice sets. All campers will be given the opportunity to purchase a front mounted snorkel at a special discounted price through our website or on site



Camp Times: Elite Camp will begin at 1:00 PM on Monday, June 25th and end at noon on Friday, June 29th.


Daily Schedule: 13 training sessions in the pool divided as follows: 4 training sessions, 3 power sessions, 3 technique sessions, 3 testing sessions. Each session will lasting between 90-120 minutes


Camp will be held on the campus of Grove City College in Western Pennsylvania. Pool sessions will be conducted using both the 8 lane, 25 yard James E. Longnecker Competition Pool as well as the 6 lane 25 yard Recreation Pool. Classroom sessions will be conducted in various buildings on campus.


DiscountsContact DCFritz@gcc.edu or 724-458-2110 for applicable promo codes.

Sibling Discount - First camper pays full price, additional siblings receive a $25 discount

Returning Camper - 2018 campers will receive a $25 discount when they register as a returning user.

Team Discount - Register 6 or more members of your swim club or high school team and receive a $25 discount per camper


Additional Information: Campers will be issued water bottles upon check-in. Water will be provided continually throughout camp and campers are reminded constantly to keep these filled and readily available at all times.


Campers are asked to bring their own front mounted snorkel with them to camp. All other training equipment will be available for use. Snorkels will be available for purchase at a discounted price. There is also a camp promo code that can be applied to all purchases made on the Finis website (www.finisinc.com).


Parents are always welcome to watch camp water sessions from the bleachers.


Camp Requirements: Campers entering grades 7-12 are welcome to attend. While not required, it is recommended that participants come to camp with a relatively good conditioning level so that they can get the maximum results.


Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.



All campers will check in at the assigned area from noon-2:00pm on Monday. Once they are signed in, resident campers may drop off their belongings in the appropriate dorms beginning at noon on Monday. All campers will then proceed to the pool for an initial evaluation.


Waiver Information

Medical Requirements: All campers will be required to submit a Physician's Medical Clearance Form and a copy of the front and back of their insurance card prior to the start of camp. All additional forms, including the Medical Clearance, are in electronic format and will be emailed to you after registration is complete.



Grove City College
100 Campus Drive
Grove City, PA 16127


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Airport Pick-up / Drop-off Information

Round-trip or One-way transportation is available for an additional fee. Please select this option during online registration. Flights should arrive at the Pittsburgh International Airport no later than 11:00 am EST on Monday and depart no earlier than 3:00pm on Friday. Camp counselors will personally escort your child round trip to/from Pittsburgh International Airport.



All "Additional Items" on the registration page will be available at camp as well.


Miscellaneous Information 

Refund Policy
We do not offer refunds on cancelled campers, just a future camp credit if you decide to cancel, but we do have what is called "Cancellation Protection". We offer basic Cancellation Protection to allow participants some peace of mind in case plans change. This allows us to keep our prices low and provide the best service possible. Due at the time of registration, Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees should you cancel your registration more than 7 days prior to the start of a camp. If you cancel within 7 days of the start of your session, we will give you a camp credit for all money paid. The credit is valid for three years from camp date.