2013 Mizzou Swim Camps
Note: Residential Camp is staying nights in the dorms. Commuter Camp is a day camp only.
|Tiger Starts and Turns Camp 1
||May 31 - June 2
|Tiger Technique Camp 1
|Tiger Training Camp 1
|Tiger Starts and Turns Camp 2
|Tiger Technique Camp 2
|Tiger Training Camp 2
- NO REFUNDS AFTER MAY 1 for reasons other than documented medical conditions.
- Camps close one week prior to the start date.
In just two full years on the job, Head Swimming Coach Greg Rhodenbaugh has transformed the Tigers into a burgeoning national power. Last February, the Tigers hosted the Big 12 Championships and gave the hometown crowd plenty to cheer about. On the men's side, Mizzou had three second place finishers (Darragh in the 200 butterfly, Shnaider in the 400 IM and Kozlovskij in the 100 breaststroke) and claimed second in the 200 freestyle relay.
On the women's side, Missouri posted its most successful Big 12 Championships ever. Shara Stafford was named the Big 12 Women's Newcomer of the Meet after taking home Big 12 titles in the 100 and 200 freestyle. Dominique Bouchard claimed her second consecutive 200 backstroke title, while the 200 freestyle relay team of Stafford, junior Cassie Cunningham, Emily Doucette and Lisa Nathanson won Mizzou's first-ever relay title.
In early March, the men upped their game at the American Short Course Championships. Nine Tigers combined to set six team records over the weekend. The final night was possibly one of the best ever in the University's swimming history, as Mizzou set or re-set five team records during that session. Freshman Eegan Groome qualified for the NCAA Championships, while three other Tigers and the 200 medley relay team narrowly missed earning a berth.
At the NCAA Championships later in March, the country took notice of Mizzou's dramatic improvement. The Tigers finished a program record 14th as the squad had six first team All-Americans and set seven new team records. Stafford finished fifth in the 50 freestyle and sixth in the 100 freestyle. Bouchard placed third in the 200 backstroke, an event she claimed national runner-up honors a year ago. Additionally, In the 200 freestyle relay, the team of Stafford, Nathanson, Cunningham and Doucette made history with a seventh-place showing.
The men posted a 19th-place finish, Mizzou's best ever. The University of Missouri Swimming program is on the rise under the leadership of Coach Rhodenbaugh. We will be sharing that knowledge and leadership with the campers that decide to join us.
John Pontz enters his first season as associate head coach with the Mizzou swimming and diving program. Pontz comes to Mizzou from Maryland, where he spent four seasons as both an assistant and associate head coach. With the Terrapins, he helped the squad earn two top-25 NCAA finishes.
From 2004 to 2008, Pontz was an assistant at Northwestern. During his time in Evanston, he helped the Wildcats put together the most successful run in school history, with three top-10 NCAA team finishes, two individual champions and a pair of NCAA records.
Before arriving at Northwestern, Pontz spent the 2001-03 seasons with Arizona State. At ASU, he coached four NCAA top 16 finalists and qualified three women to the NCAA Championships in distance events for the first time at the school in eight years.
While at ASU, he also was the head coach of the local swim club, Sun Devil Aquatics. During his last few years as club coach, he became one of the most successful coaches in the country, putting his club athletes on the following teams: the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team, 2001 and 2002 World Championship Teams, the 2001 Goodwill Games Team (two athletes), the 1999 Pan American Team, the 1999 World University Team and the 1998, 2001 and 2004 National Junior Team.
Andrew Grevers is in his third year at the University of Missouri and is currently the lead sprint coach for the Tigers. Grevers started his tenure with Coach Rhodenbaugh back in 2010 where he assisted with the middle distance group for two successful years. In 2011-2012, the program saw its greatest results ever with the women finishing 14th and the men finishing 19th at the NCAA Championships.
Prior to coming to Mizzou, Coach Grevers had great results at the collegiate and club levels. He served three years as a volunteer coach for both men's and women's swimming at Northwestern University where he helped coach several NCAA champions and national record holders. He also assisted with the 2007 men's team which placed 6th at the NCAA championships. Grevers was Head Coach of Wildcat Aquatics (Evanston, Ill.) from 2005-2010, where the team produced three national records and 27 state records under his watch.
The Illinois native actually began his coaching career for the Lake Forest Club when he was just 15-years old. His sister, Carolyn, is the head coach at Lake Forest High School, while his mother, Anja, is a well-respective swimming coach in the greater Chicago area. Most notably, Andrew is older brother to Olympic Gold medalist Matt Grevers. Andrew has played a strong supportive role to throughout Matt's swimming career.
Two-time Olympian and three-time world champion Mark Gangloff enters his first season as an assistant coach at Mizzou. Gangloff spent the last three years as a volunteer assistant coach at Auburn, his alma mater. With the Tigers, he assisted with recruiting, stroke technique and race strategy and strength and conditioning.
From 2007-2009, Gangloff coached at both Swim MAC Carolina Team Elite Swim MAC Carolina in Charlotte, N.C. With the programs, he helped recruit professional athletes, fundraising and program and training design and coaches athletes ages 10-18. He also participates in the Fitter and Faster Tour and Mutual of Omaha Breakout Swim Clinics, where he coaches skill development and stroke technique and shares personal and professional experiences with participants.
On the international stage, Gangloff made his first Olympic team in 2004, where he won a gold medal as part of the 400 medley relay team and narrowly missed an individual medal with a fourth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke. He again qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games and was part of the 400 medley relay that won the gold.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Gangloff earned a degree in criminology from Auburn in 2005. He and his wife Ashley, a former national champion diver at Auburn, have two daughters, Annabelle and Hattie Rose.
St. Louis native and 11-time NCAA All-American Julie Stupp is in her first season as an assistant coach at Missouri.
Stupp qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. In 2008, she advanced to the finals of the 400 IM in the trials, as well as a Short Course World Championship finalist the same year.
Out of the pool, Stupp has conducted clinics and gave motivational talks for the Premier Management Group since 2010. Additionally, she was a volunteer assistant coach for the Coral Springs Blazers Track Team from 2011-12.
Stupp has a bachelor's degree in arts in radio, television and film from Auburn and a master's degree in journalism from Arizona. Her mother, Julie, played field hockey at Mizzou.
Mizzou Swim Camp offers a variety of different camps so that you can find the right experience for your swimmer. We have conveniently grouped our Tiger Starts and Turns Camp next to our Tiger Technique, and Tiger Training Camps so that you can take advantage of multiple camp experiences.
Whether it's learning the details in our Tiger Starts and Turns camps, or the intense workouts in our Tiger Training camp, we have something for everyone ages 8-18.
It is highly recommended, but not required, that swimmers have some form of competitive experience (summer league, high school, YMCA, USA Swimming) prior to attending camp. Camps are not learn-to-swim programs.
Residential Camp: Campers are housed two per room in Johnston Hall, an air-conditioned, University of Missouri dormitory across the street from the Mizzou Aquatic Center and one block from Plaza 900 dining hall. Campers may bring snacks to keep in their rooms. Plaza 900 offers a variety of foods on an all-you-can-eat basis for a well-rounded, balanced diet.
Roommates will be assigned, according to age, when you register online. If you would like to request a roommate, both
parties must fill out a Buddy Request during online registration.
Commuter Camp: Fees for commuter camp include camp instruction, t-shirt, swim cap, camp booklet, lunch and dinner, and use of the facility. Campers will NOT stay in the dorm, parents will drop-off at the start of the morning workout and pick-up their camper after the evening workout.
Campers swim once on the first and last day of camp and three times per day for all other days. All sessions last for 90 minutes. In addition to a morning, afternoon, and evening session there will be classroom sessions that include nutrition talks, viewing elite swimmer's videos, start/turn/stroke instruction, and goal setting. Generally, the evening session includes underwater videotaping, more stroke instruction and relays!
Tiger Starts and Turns Camp
The most vital components of any race are starts and turns. With a focus on power, speed, and efficiency, the Tiger Starts and Turns Camp will help campers maximize their race potential. This popular camp is designed to enhance starts, turns, and breakouts for all four strokes and is open to all swimmers age 8-18. To enrich your experience and gain a competitive edge, add on the Tiger Technique Camp or Training Camp.
Tiger Technique Camp
Nothing beats good technique. Tiger Technique Camp empowers campers with the knowledge and skills of fundamental and advanced stroke technique for all four strokes. Campers will learn new skills as well as learn to perfect old skills under the direction of Mizzou coaching staff. With better efficiency gained through a focus on stroke technique, campers will take training and racing to the next level.
Tiger Training Camp
Train like a Tiger! Under the direction of the University of Missouri Head Swimming Coach, Greg Rhodenbaugh, our campers are treated like MU Tigers. Training focuses on intensive conditioning combined with stroke analysis and instruction. All sets are written by Coach Rhodenbaugh. This camp is limited to 40 campers to ensure a premium experience.
Per NCAA rules, sport camps and clinics conducted by the University of Missouri are open to all entrants. Enrollment is limited only by age, grade level, gender, and capacity restrictions as specified by each camp.
Male and female swimmers of any ability level are welcome. It is highly recommended, but not required, that swimmers have competitive experience prior to attending- summer league, high school, YMCA, USA swimming, etc. Camps are not learn-to-swim programs.
Camp space is available online on a first come - first serve basis. The $150 deposit for all camps is non-refundable for any reason at any time. Cancellations prior to May 1 receive a full refund of the camp fee less the $150 deposit. There are no refunds or credits of any portion of the camp fee after May 1 for reasons other than documented medical conditions. All camps require on-line registration. Each session has a limited number of spots.
Camp sessions have closed from 2007-2012, so be sure to sign up early to get into the camp you want!
Insurance Information: Each camper is required to have health and accident insurance in order to attend camp.
Medication: If your child requires medication, he/she will be responsible for taking it. Our staff is not allowed to dispense or hold onto any medication. Please bring a detailed list of medication including: name of medication, dosage amount, and dosage times to give to your child's counselor. Counselors can remind and check to make sure your child remembers.
Allergies: If your child has any severe food allergies, please alert the staff before coming to camp.
A University of Missouri trainer is on staff for each camp and is at all pool sessions.
All pool sessions are held at the Mizzou Aquatic Center on The University of Missouri campus. Ranked by Sports Illustrated (September, 2005) as the #1 Student Recreation Center in the United States. The Mizzou "Fast Water" pool it is one of the premier competitive aquatic facilities in the world. Since its completion in 2005, there have been multiple American and World records set in its waters. The competition pool is 8-8.5 feet deep, 50 meters by 25 yards, and can create either eight 50-meter lanes or twenty-two 25-yard lanes. The diving pool is 18 feet deep, 25 yards pool, and can create 8 lanes.
A couple of added features have made the experience even better for athletes, coaches and spectators. We have added Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems to both the 50M Pool and Diving Well. In concert with proper air handling and pool chemistry, the UV systems will provide better air and water quality in the Mizzou Aquatic Center, as well as a reduction in pool chemicals needed for proper maintenance.
For photos and more information please visit http://www.mizzourec.com/facilities/competitive_pool/.
Room and Board
Campers are housed two per room in Johnston Hall, an air-conditioned, University of Missouri dormitory across the street from the Mizzou Aquatic Center and one block from Plaza 900 dining hall. Campers may bring snacks and drinks to keep in their rooms. The Plaza 900 is across the street from Johnston Hall and offers a variety of foods on an all-you-can-eat basis for a well-rounded, balanced diet.
Roommates are assigned online when you register. Both campers need to request each other using the Buddy Request system online. All campers who do not request a roommate will be assigned according to age.
Buddy Request Instructions
Get connected with your friends! Accept a Buddy request by entering in the code you received in a Buddy request email or send a request to a friend. After completing Registration you can view the status of your requests and send more at any time by logging into your Online Account.
Check-in occurs in the lobby of Johnston Hall between 3:00-4:00pm for resident campers for each session.
Commuter campers will also need to check in at Johnston hall. Please plan to arrive between 4:00-4:30pm.
Check-out will be from 11:00am-Noon for each session. Campers will check-out at the front desk of Johnston Hall. There is a $25
charge for lost room keys or meal cards. There are larger charges for any damages done to the room. Campers are supervised until their departure by noon.
What to Bring
|Bedding (sheets, pillow case, pillow, blankets)
||work-out shorts, t-shirts and socks|
||plenty of towels|
|games (cards, board games, etc.)
* The amount of cash you send with your child is your decision. All costs are covered in the registration fee. Your child may use cash for beverage machines, Mizzou Market, or at the bookstore.
** Campers are individually responsible for ALL belongings.
Cell Phone Policy
Cell phones are permitted at camp. However, we caution sending them with your camper. If a camper becomes homesick, they can hinder more than help in the camp experience. Many campers will also call home first instead of receiving immediate help from a staff member, which lengthens the response time. Cell phones are ONLY to be used in the camper's room, and are not allowed during activities, or on walks to/from the pool. The Camp reserves the right to confiscate cell phones from campers who do not follow this policy. Please talk to your child about what he/she needs & doesn't need to call (or text) you about. If you feel a cell phone may be abused while at camp, please do not send one with your camper.
Experienced and mature male and female coaches/counselors provide 24-hour supervision for all campers. In addition resident halls are supervised by University of Missouri personnel. An experienced athletic trainer is available during all workout sessions. All employees have passed a background check conducted by The University of Missouri Human Resources Department. Our camp is typically staffed by our very own University of Missouri Coaches and Student-Athletes!
Registration for the Mizzou Swim Camp is completely online and FREE. Once you register you can go online to manage and update your camper's information. The Roommate Request feature will allow you to lock in to your roommate. Be sure that both roommates request each other!
Step One: Login & User
Be sure to click on "Register Online as a New User" under "First Time Users" after going into the online system, and proceed from there.
Step Two: Fill out Form
Complete the online Registration Form. Please note that some fields require information in a certain format: Birthdate: must be entered in mm/dd/yyyy format. For example, May 15, 1990 must be entered as 05/15/1990.
Choose your roommate with the Buddy Request feature. Be sure to enter the correct email address for your roommate. They will be sent a "buddy code" to choose you as their roommate when they register. You can change or add a roommate after you register using the buddy request feature.
Step Three: Choose Additional Services
After completing the online registration form, you also have the option to add additional camps to your cart or additional siblings. If you aren't sure about these, don't worry. You can always log in later and add them.
Step Four: Payment
There is a $150 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit required for all 2013 Mizzou Swim Camps.
The Mizzou Swim Camp accepts Visa Debit, Mastercard Debit, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover for online payment.
Discounts: We have sibling discounts for families that register more than one child and a multi camp discount if you register for more than one camp. Discounts vary by camp. For more information please contact the camp director at email@example.com.
Step Five: Manage Your Account & Make Payments
Upon receipt of the completed online registration form and payment, an online account is created.
You receive two e-mails from the camp:
Email 1) Instructions on how to access your online account, including your username and password. Passwords are randomly created, and you need to reset it once your account is created by following the instructions in the account set-up e-mail.
Email 2) A confirmation e-mail with important camp information, camper name, sessions attending, and balance.
You or your registered camper is able to log into your account using the login and password created for you. This allows you to update your contact and billing information, make additional payments, add additional camps, make e-mail / phone changes, request a roommate, etc.
Payment for Tiger Training Camp and Tiger Stroke Camp are due in full by May 1, 2013. Camp fees not received by May 15 may result in forfeiture of camp space.
Remember: you are responsible for keeping your contact and camper information current.
Be sure your e-mail address is correct, and enable any spam/junk e-mail blockers to accept e-mails from firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive confirmation e-mails and statements, as well as any future news or updates regarding camp sessions thru e-mail.
* If you need to change your session or request a refund, you need to contact the camp. The $150 deposit for all camps is non-refundable for any reason at any time.
Mizzou Swim Gear
The Tiger Swim Camp is offering exclusive Mizzou Swimming gear for its 2013 camp sessions!
Mizzou Swimming gear is available for pre-order during online registration, or online anytime after registration. Merchandise is not available at camp for purchase. Merchandise is delivered upon arrival at camp. There are no refunds on camp merchandise after May 1, 2013. If you cancel your camp session after May 1, your merchandise is shipped to you starting July 5, 2013.
HOW TO ORDER:
- Gear must be paid for at time of purchase.
- The easiest way to order is during the registration process - just add gear to your shopping cart along with your camp session.
- Access your on-line account, add gear to your cart, and check-out.
- The Camp has the right to cancel/modify any merchandise due to manufacturer supply issues or insufficient orders.
- When ordering hoodies, it is recommended that you order one size LARGER. Manufacturers vary in their sizing, and tend to run more true to size. The Camp cannot be responsible for differences in manufacturers sizing and cuts.
- ALL merchandise is sold in ADULT SIZES (S-XL) ONLY unless noted.
- Camp gear is delivered at camp check-in. There are no exchanges for sizes or colors.
- If you cancel your camp session after May 1, 2013, there are NO REFUNDS for merchandise. It is shipped to you starting July 5, 2013.
- Questions? Please contact Mark Gangloff, camp director at: MizzouSwimCamp@Missouri.edu
Mizzou Swim Camp
213 Rothwell Gymnasium
Columbia, MO 65211
Parking on campus is very limited and strictly enforced by the University of Missouri Parking and Transportation Services. Please obey all parking signs and regulations. Check the Parking and Transportation Services website at: http://map.missouri.edu/ for parking information and options.
Metered parking is available on the east side of Virginia Avenue Parking Garage. Parking in Virginia Garage is free on Saturday and Sunday only. There will be other camps finishing and starting while our camp is going on so carpooling is recommended.
Sorry, the camp is not responsible for your parking tickets and cannot provide assistance with appeals for any tickets issued.
Directions to Johnston Residence Hall - 1100 Rollins
Johnston Residence Hall is located on the corner of Hitt ST and E Rollins ST.
East of Columbia (St. Louis)
Directions - take I-70 West to the Providence Rd. exit & turn left - turn left onto Stadium Blvd. - turn left onto College Avenue - turn left onto Rollins Rd. - turn left onto Virginia Avenue - metered parking will be on the right next to the parking garage
West of Columbia (Kansas City)
Directions - take I-70 East to the Stadium Blvd. exit & turn right - turn left onto College Avenue - turn left onto Rollins - turn left onto Virginia Avenue - metered parking will be on the right next to the parking garage
North of Columbia (Moberly)
Directions - take US 63 to the Stadium Blvd. exit & turn right - turn right onto College Avenue - turn left onto Rollins Road - turn left onto Virginia Avenue - metered parking will be on the right next to the parking garage
South of Columbia (Jefferson City)
Directions - take US 63 to the Stadium Blvd. exit - turn left onto Stadium Blvd. - turn right onto College Avenue - turn left onto Rollins Road - turn left onto Virginia Avenue - metered parking will be on the right next to the parking garage
Note: The NCAA prohibits an MU booster (other than a parent, legal guardian, or close family member) from paying any portion of camp fees.