SCA Under Armour Swimming Camp At Barker College

SCA Under Armour Swimming Camp At Barker College
SCA Under Armour Swimming Camp At Barker College

The SCA Under Armour Swimming Camp aimed at intermediate to advanced swimmers, provides premier coaching, technical instruction, video analysis, as well as health programs for all swimmers at a great facility.

Our goal is to offer every swimmer a challenging, educational and fun camp experience, whether one is trying to reach the Olympic Games or simply improve for your school swimming carnival.

iPads will be used for diving and analysis, whilst underwater cameras that are linked to a large tv screen will allow for campers to view their under water perfomance and improve on their skills.

Highlights Include

  • Discussion topics: preparing for meets, proper sports nutrition, and personal goal setting
  • Low camper to staff ratio and constant supervision provides safety and small group instruction
  • Every camper will receive a Under Armour t-shirt
  • All Coaches have accredited working with children checks and first aid.
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

James Harnett
Camp Director

James Harnett

Coaching for 8 years, and 3 years of learn to swim prior to that.  2018 – Present, Coaching Coordinator at Barker College. 2017 Selected to coach on the Swimming Australia Para Skills Camp (Runaway Bay). 2018 Placed a Swimmer on the Australian Swimming Team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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  • 2010 – 2015 Lane Cove Swim Club, ran their 12 years and under program, where the team finished 11th  on the team point score at NSW State 12 & Under Championships (and overall finished 6th as a Club). 
  • 2015 – 2017 Head Coach for Aquabliss Swimming Club (formerly known as Aquaburn) at Loreto Normanhurst. At the NSW State 12 & Under Championships in 2016-17, the team finished 2nd in the team point score. 
  • Coached multiple Metropolitan, State & School National medallists across all strokes (including NSW State Record holders).
  • Coached National Age qualifiers and NSW State 13-18 finalists over the last 3 years.
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Idesa Vincent
Coach

Idesa Vincent

Idesa has been coaching and teaching swimming for over 25 years and holds the Australian Swimming Coach and Teachers Association (ASCTA) Silver Licence. She commenced her Aquatic career in Learn to Swim, providing the background to emerge as one of Sydney’s leading Development Coaches. 

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Since 1999 Idesa has been preparing swimmers for District, Metropolitan, State and Australian Age Championships as well as coaching on a number of State Teams. Her pivotal role as Assistant Coach at Ryde Aquatic Centre saw her assist many young swimmers into the swimming pathway. In 2015, Idesa moved to Barker College to take up the role of Senior Coach, where she continues to work with young swimmers as they move from “Learn to Swim” to learning how to train.

Camp Details

​Come out and join Australian Swimming Coach, James Harnett for a great couple days of swimming! Upon arrival at camp, you will be placed in groups with other swimmers having similar abilities and goals. Our camp staff will be on hand to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.

More Important Camp Details

CAMP HOURS

CHECK IN

Camp Check-in: First day at 8.45am.

Camp Hours are: 9.00am - 3.15pm every day.

REQUIREMENTS

Must be capable of swimming 50 metres. If you can swim 50 metres, you can attend camp!

CAMP MEALS

Lunch is not included. Please bring a lunch, water bottle and snacks each day.

REGISTRATION PACKET

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers once they have signed up. The Sports Camps Australia health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

There will be underwater cameras and iPads used in this camp to develop on the skills and techniques of the swimmers. This adds another dimension to the camp that will enable swimmers to learn in realtime and to view their own performance from another angle! This is not compulsory and parents can opt out of having any filming/photography.

Facilities

The Barker Aquatic Centre, it’s an 8 lane 25m indoor pool with proper racing blocks. There is plenty of street parking particularly given it’s the holidays. There are both male and female change rooms with showers and locker rooms. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 8:45 - 9:00am Checkin
  • 9:00 - 9:30am Technique and Skill
  • 9:30 - 9:45am Change into swimwear
  • 9:45 - 11:15am Pool Skills Session - Freestyle, Backstroke
  • 11:15 - 11:45am Morning Tea
  • 11:45 - 12:15am Dry Land Exercises and Workouts
  • 12:15 - 12:45am Lunch
  • 12:45 - 2:00pm Technical Refinement - Starts, Turns and Finishes (underwater filming)
  • 2:00 - 2:30pm Change - Afternoon Tea
  • 2:30 - 3:00pm Stetching and Debrief
  • 3:00pm Finish
  • Day 2
  • 9:00 - 9:30am Technique and Skill
  • 9:30 - 11:15am Pool Skills Session - Breastroke, Butterfly
  • 11:15 - 11:45am Morning Tea
  • 11:45 - 12:15am Dry Land Exercises and Workouts
  • 12:15 - 12:45am Lunch
  • 12:45 - 2:00pm Technical Refinement - Starts, Turns and Finishes (underwater filming)
  • 2:00 - 2:30pm Change - Afternoon Tea
  • 2:30 - 3:00pm Stetching and Debrief
  • 3:00pm Finish

Camper Reviews

Parent

  • 3/5.

25/01/18 - My daughter enjoyed the skills section and stroke drills. She enjoyed the company of new kids to learn with. The coaches were personable and informative.

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Camper

  • 4/5.

24/01/18 - Really enjoyable

Parent

  • 5/5.

25/01/18 -  I think my son has a great experience. I would encourage to organise the camp for more than 2 days!

Parent

  • 5/5.

30/01/18 -  My daughter absolutely loved it.

Parent

  • 4/5.

26/10/2018 - The camp was a good way for my kids to keep fit and healthy and also improve their skills.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Intermediate-Advanced
Age Group: 9 - 16
Gender: Co-Ed
2 DAYS (9:00AM-3:00PM) $200.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1 800 753 127 or visit our Contact Us page we would be happy to help you.