CLICK HERE to view the complete 2024 Illinois Swimming Camp Schedule

 

 

UPCOMING CAMPS


PROJECT LA

The Illinois Swimming Age Group and Senior Committees are proud to present the first event of a unique progressive camp series leading our Illinois Swimming Athletes to the LA Olympics in 2028. 

LOCATION:
Stevenson High School
1 Stevenson Dr, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
DATES:
June 8-9th, 2024
TIME: Full 2 Day Overnight Camp
COACHING STAFF:
 
HEAD COACH: Derek Amerman (PAWW)

ASSISTANT COACHES: 
Eric Thuneman (HOSC)
Jeremy Meserole (NTA)
Kim McGraw (FVFY)
Jeff Debettencourt (WILD)
Caleigh McCafferty (MMSC)
Mike Firth (EMSC)
Jeff Arce (RISE)
Megan Mau (MAVS)
 
 
ATHLETE SELECTION & TRACK:
  • 120 Invitations will be sent to the fastest swimmer in each olympic event for each single age 11-14 (age as of June 1) and gender. The rest of the roster will be filled by IMX rankings
    ** PLA is a Quad priority camp that does not restrict attendees based on attendance in other camps/events.
  • Cost to Attend: $150
  • Combination in-water training, goal setting and teambuilding experience featuring a panel with Illinois Swimming Olympic Trials Qualifiers and a Mental Health & Sports Performance Session with Amy Oliphant - Founder of Transcend Mental Training and Certified Positive Performance Mindset Coachâ„¢

11/12 Athlete Track

13/14 Athlete Track

 
CHRIS MARTIN
  • 1992 US Olympic Team Coach
  • 6 time USA Swimming National Team Coach
  • 36 USA Swimming Senior National Titles
  • Developed the British Coach Education system and currently works with World Aquatics in Coach Development

*Each club in the LSC can send one coach representative for the weekend. Teams with athletes selected and participating in Project LA will be eligible to send additional coaches:

1-3 Athletes: 1 additional coach
4-6 Athletes: 2 additional coaches
7+ Athletes: 3 additional coaches
 
The tentative Coaches Track can be viewed HERE
 
 
 
 
For more information and/or questions please contact
Senior Vice Chair, Kevin Zakrzewski - [email protected]
Age Group Vice Chair, Michael Hamann -   [email protected]
Program Director, Amie Adams -  [email protected]
 

 


AIM FOR THE STARS

The Illinois Swimming Athlete Representatives along with the Age Group and Senior Committees are proud to present the 2024 Aim for the Stars Camp. The Athlete Representatives are taking the lead and excited to bring this camp opportunity for our 10&U Regional Qualifiers, focused on teambuilding and getting excited about the sport of swimming. 

LOCATION:
Multiple sites TBA
 
DATE:
Senior Leadership: Thursday June 27th (afternoon)
Aim for the Stars: Friday June 28th
This is a two part camp for both 10&U Regional Qualifiers and our Senior Athlete Leaders across Illinois Swimming
 
Senior Leadership Camp Athletes are selected by Coach Nomination/Application. These athletes will participate in the Thursday June 27th session led by the Illinois Swimming Athlete Representatives. The next day they will report to their site to lead the 10&U Aim for the Stars Camp on Friday June 28th. 
 
 
COACHING STAFF:
 
HEAD COACH: TBA
ASSISTANT COACHES: TBA
 
ATHLETE SELECTION:
- 10&U Regional/Age Group Qualifiers from 2024 Winter Championships will receive an invitation to the camp. 
  *Athletes that were invited to attend the Age Group Select Camp are not eligible for this camp. 
- The application will open Friday May 31st, first come first serve. 
- The camp is limited to 50 Athletes at each site. 
 
 
For more information and/or questions please contact
Program Director, Amie Adams -   [email protected]
Senior Vice Chair, Kevin Zakrzewski -  [email protected]
Age Group Vice Chair, Michael Hamann -    [email protected]
 

 

RECENT CAMPS


2024 AGE GROUP SELECT CAMP

The Illinois Swimming Age Group Committee is proud to present the 2024 Age Group Select Camp featuring

American Record Holder, Beata Nelson

 

BeataNelson.com

We are excited to bring this opportunity to our 10&U and 11/12 Age Group State Medalists

LOCATION:
7580 S. Quincy St. Willowbrook, IL 60527
DATE:
Sunday April 28th, 2024
10am-4pm
COACHING STAFF:
 
HEAD COACH: Joey Waldorf (WILD)

ASSISTANT COACHES:
Chris Crawford (BSC), Krista Gensler (MAVS), Chance McQuigg (PAWW)  , Alex Murphree (FOX)
 
ATHLETE SELECTION:
  • 10&U and 11/12 Medalists at Age Group Championships received an invitation to the camp.
  • The application will open Friday March 15th at 8am - first come, first serve.
    • The application will close Friday March 22nd. Athletes will be notified of their acceptance to the camp by April 1st. 
  • The camp is limited to 60 athletes. 
    • The first 15 female and 15 male athletes for each age group 10&U and 11/12 will be accepted into the camp.
    • Note: 11/12 Athletes participating in Duel in the Pool or Project LA will no longer be eligible for the Age Group Select Camp. Upon commitment, we will move to the next athlete on the waitlist.
  • ​Cost to attend: $75
CAMP APPLICATION IS CLOSED
 
 
For more information and/or questions please contact
Illinois Swimming Program Director, Amie Adams -  [email protected]
or Age Group Vice Chair, Michael Hamann (FOX) -  [email protected]
 

 


SENIOR QUAD CHALLENGE

The Illinois Swimming Senior Committee is proud to present the 2023 - 2024 Senior Quad Challenge. We are excited to bring this opportunity to our senior athletes in September (boys) and January (girls). Athletes will participate in an educational/training component on Saturday followed by a competition on Sunday as they split into 4 teams.  

       

 

LOCATION:
Stevenson High School,  1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
 
COST TO ATTEND:  $85   
 
DATES:
September 23-24, 2023 (BOYS)
January 6-7, 2024 (GIRLS)
 
SATURDAY EDUCATION:
10:00-10:30am CHECK-IN
10:30-11:00am Introductions
11:00am-6:00pm Clinic/Classes (Lunch will be included)
  • Body Mechanics - Dr. Brian Cunningham (The Swim Doc, 2021 USA Olympic Team)
  • Sports Performance & Nutrition - Andrea Rudser-Rusin, MA, ATC, RD, CSSD*
  • Culinary Basics - SHS Head Chef Thomas Rubeo

       ** Home Coaches invited to observe!

SUNDAY COMPETITION:
11:30am CHECK-IN
12:00pm Warm up
1:00pm Meet Start
  • Four Teams of 16 athletes
  • Quad dual meet
  • 50 Free Elimination

Meet Packet

Admission Tickets for $10 can be purchased HERE

 
COACHING STAFF (BOYS)
 
HEAD COACH: Kevin Zakrzewski, Illinois Swimming Senior Chair 
 
ASSISTANT COACHES:
 
TEAM #1 Coach - Spencer Walker (ACAD)
TEAM #2 Coach - Jake Darlinger (FOX)
TEAM #3 Coach - Matt Harder (RISE)
TEAM #4 Coach - Nick Flynn (PAC)
 
COACHING STAFF (GIRLS)
 
HEAD COACH: Kevin Zakrzewski, Illinois Swimming Senior Chair & Amie Adams, Program Director
 
ASSISTANT COACHES:
 
TEAM #1 Coach - Sammy Jo Mahler (RISE)
TEAM #2 Coach - Deidre Morgan (DUND)
TEAM #3 Coach - Tara Drum (CORE)
TEAM #4 Coach - Annika Macy (WILD)
 
ATHLETE SELECTION:

Tier 1 - Junior Nationals (Boys Opened 8/7, Girls opens November 27th)

Tier 2 - Futures (Boys Opened 8/14, Girls opens December 1st)

Tier 3 - Sectionals (Boys Opened 8/21, Girls - camp closed)

Tier 4 - Senior State (Boys Camp Closed, Girls - camp closed)

 

The application will open in tiers until we reach 64 athletes. Teams will be selected by the coaching staff.

 
For more information and/or questions please contact
Illinois Swimming Program Director, Amie Adams -  [email protected]
or Senior Vice Chair, Kevin Zakrzewski (PAC) -  [email protected]
 

 


2023 AIM FOR THE STARS CAMP

The Illinois Swimming Age Group Committee and Athlete Representatives are proud to present the 2023 Aim for the Stars Camp. The Athlete Representatives are taking the lead and excited to bring this camp opportunity for our 10&U Regional Qualifiers, focused on teambuilding and getting excited about the sport of swimming. 

DATE:
Friday June 30th 1-4pm
 
LOCATION:
The camp is being offered at 2 locations:                               
 
Central Park Pool                           
Peoria, IL
 
Norris Center                    
St. Charles, IL
 
COACHING STAFF:
 
HEAD COACH: Derek Amerman (PAWW) and Andy Sheely (HOSC)
ASSISTANT COACHES: Change McQuigg (PAWW), James Helm (NTA), Melissa Ochalek (DUND), Kim McGraw (FVFY), Emily Floyds (FVFY), Temo Flores (DLTA).
 
ATHLETE SELECTION:
- 10&U Regional Qualifiers from 2023 Winter Championships will receive an invitation to the camp. 
- The application will open Friday June 2nd and close Friday June 9th
- The camp is limited to 50 Athletes at each site. 
 
For more information and/or questions please contact
Illinois Swimming Program Director, Amie Adams -  [email protected]
or Age Group Vice Chair, Michael Hamann (FOX) -  [email protected]

 


2023 SENIOR SELECT CAMP

The Illinois Senior Committee is proud to present the 2023 Summer Senior Select Camp.  We are excited to bring this amazing opportunity to our Senior levels athletes.  This camp will have a very special guest helping out our coaching staff.  Coach Gregg Troy will be assisting the staff for a couple workouts and the athletes will have an oppotunity to sit down and ask questions in an open forum discussion with Coach Troy.