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