Close collaborators & friends for many years, Coaches Earl Walton & Peter Helling bring over 50 years of combined competitive swimming and triathlon competition experience to all athletes.
Swimming is the most technical of all triathlon disciplines. Efficient form is critical. The focus of this camp is form improvement and open water preparation because races are just around the corner. Whether you are new to swimming or an old hand looking for a breakthrough, we will meet you where you are today.
- Camp – 3 days
- Start: April 14, 2023 5:00 PM
- End: April 16, 2023 12:00 Noon
The camp has a low athlete to coach ratio and over 10 hours of direct instruction in the pool, open water, & classroom. Athletes will review video of their own swim form during classroom sessions, and receive both their video and a summary report on key camp takeaways so that they can continue to focus on developing their swim after camp is over.
See more camp details below.
Note: The safety of all athletes, coaches, and staff is of paramount concern as we collectively face the health and safety risks of COVID-19. All Startline Coaching programs follow USA Triathlon Safe Return to Multisport Guidelines and Return to Racing Recommendations for Race Directors and the directives issued by federal, state and local authorities. All athletes, coaches, & staff engaged in Startline Coaching programs are expected to follow the USA Triathlon Return to Racing recommendations for Athletes as well as Startline Coaching Return to Training Safety Code of Conduct.
Note: As of Oct 1, 2021, and without exception, all participants in Startline Coaching programs must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to attendance at any and all in-person Startline Coaching training or clinic sessions.
Swim Camp Details
Price increases 3/15/23 – $650
Registration closes – 4/7/23
- Camp – 3 days
- Start: April 14, 2023 4:00 PM
- End: April 16, 2023 12:00 Noon
- North Shore Aquatic Center, St. Petersburg FL (pool sessions)
- Spa Beach, St. Petersburg FL (open water sessions)
Pool & open water sessions:
- 10 hours of pool & open water swim instruction & training
- Instruction in effective distance freestyle technique in an open water context
- Maximum of 30 campers
Pre-swim dryland exercises:
- Daily regimen of swim specific strength and flexibility exercises
- Small class size (15) discussion of key stroke elements using examples of video captured from the weekend.
- Review of correct & incorrect form
Take home video capture:
- Each athlete will receive a video of their swim as a takeaway
Note: *A credit card processing fee of 3% will be assessed if a credit card is used for payment. Zelle payments are available without a processing fee. In addition, a single $15 USAT one-day waiver fee will be assessed at camp check-in for all NON USAT members. Accommodation, and other associated travel costs are not included in the fee for this camp.
We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic creates considerable uncertainty for every athlete thinking about attending the camp. To support you in this uncertain time, we have established the following policies to protect your investment.
Camp Cancellation: Should the camp be cancelled, you will be refunded your registration fee minus a $100 non-refundable deposit. Unfortunately, we are unable to fully refund the cost of registration because costs have already been incurred.
Registration Purchase Protection: You may purchase optional, additional protection for your registration that provides a full refund if you be unable to attend due to testing positive for COVID-19 prior to the camp, if the camp is postponed because the government has forced us to postpone (up to 90 days), and other qualifying unforeseen circumstances. Please review the Terms & Conditions for the exact terms of the purchase protection policy. NOTE: This purchase protection plan does not cover cancellation of the camp nor if you choose not to attend. Credit card payment is required if you select purchase protection. Venmo payments cannot be accepted if purchase protection is selected.
Registration Transfers: Although registration for this camp is nonrefundable, you may request to transfer your reservation to a friend or a person on the waitlist should you no longer wish to attend. To request a transfer, contact the camp director at email@example.com. You will be given a link to transfer your registration. A refund will be processed upon successful transfer of your registration to another registrant minus a $50 transfer fee.
These policies do not cover any other costs incurred by the registrant, such as travel and lodging.
Covid-19 safety protocols:
Arrival, departure, & class room & on deck protocols
- Swimmers will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination at check-in. Vaccination is mandatory to attend
- Swimmers must be COVID-19 symptom free to attend
- Swimmers are asked not to share food/drink
- Masks are not required