Ask any kid what their favorite summer activity is, and chances are good they’ll say swimming. Plenty of children would spend the whole season in the water if they could, either at home, a public pool, or the lake. Swimming isn't just a fun way to keep cool in the summer—it’s also a great way to get exercise and stay in shape. For serious swimmers, swimming and diving scholarships could even help them attend college.
Of course, not everyone has a pool at home, and public options get crowded quickly. If your kids are interested in extra pool time, and maybe learning some real athletic techniques along the way, they’ll love spending summer at a swimming and diving camp.
Just about everyone can benefit from swimming. If your children just want to have fun in the water, swimming camps will give them ample opportunity to splash around in a safe, supportive environment, and they’ll make a lot of new friends to play with. However, if your children are into competitive swimming and diving, going to camp can give them an edge. Instructors and counselors can help them master techniques and guide them through exercises that will improve their performance in swim meets going forward.
There are different kinds of camp programs to suit every family. Some focus on swimming and diving specifically, while others offer them along with other enriching summer activities. Residential overnight camps give your kids the best opportunity to build independence and absorb the full camp experience, but if you think it’s better for them to return home after a day in the pool, day camps are for you. There are coed camps that suit kids and teens of all ages and genders or different camps specifically for boys, girls, and certain age groups.
When you're ready to look for a swimming and diving camp, use our directory to explore the different camp programs all over the country. Your children will have a long summer of swimming and sun to look forward to.