International Swim Camp By: Angelique

This summer I went to International Swim Camp.  It was really fun!  Even though I had to wake up very early in the morning it was worth it.  It was only a week long but it seemed so long.  It seemed long because we did many hours of swimming each day. We swam a total of  4 hours daily but the camp was seven hours per day. When we were not swimming we were learning about perfecting our swimming and nutrition by watching videos and listen to presentations.

On different days we did different strokes.  For example, on Tuesday it was butterfly day (for all of you swimmers who know what that is). We also worked on backstroke, breaststroke, endurance, relaxing while swimming and IM swimming (swimming laps nonstop).

Since it was International Swim Camp people came from different countries all over the world to practice swimming.  Even our coaches were from different countries.  Our coaches are olympic swimmers.  One of our coaches won a gold medal doing butterfly in 1980, Sergey Fesenko. We worked a lot with our main coaches Jamie Peterkin from St.Lucia and Merle Liivland from Estonia.

What's in my bag for swim camp?
What’s in my bag for swim camp?
Group picture.
Group picture with Brooklyn’s Borough President, Mr. Eric Adams.
I wore this cap and goggles everyday for swim camp.
I wore this cap and goggles everyday for swim camp.
We had lunch together everyday and after lunch we listen to presentations.
We had lunch together everyday and after lunch we listen to presentations.
We practiced at St. Francis College  and we swam mornings and afternoons.
We practiced at St. Francis College and we swam mornings and afternoons.
The Brooklyn Borough President, Mr. Eric Adams, came to the swim camp to congratulate us for being active.
The Brooklyn Borough President, Mr. Eric Adams, came to the swim camp to congratulate us for being active.
Our coaches signed a water bottle and a kick board for each camper. Exciting!
Our coaches signed a water bottle and a kick board for each camper. Exciting!

It was very sad to leave because I had a great time with my camp friends and coaches.  I hope to go again next year.

Check out some clips from the camp here done by my dad, John Ricard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1_2ra_7h6k

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/newyorkswimcamp

We had some great sponsors: Vulture Capital, Gatorade (we had drinks all day long), Trader Joe’s (provided lunch), Digicel, Hotel Indigo 

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