Open Water Swim Camps

In Oregon, United States

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Pre-Camp Stroke Clinic

Salem, Oregon USA

August 24-25, 2019

 

Intro To Open Water and Intermediate Level Swim Camp

Cascade Lakes Region, Oregon

August 26-30, 2019

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Training Description

Pre-Camp Stroke Clinic

On the weekend prior to camp, join us for two 90-minute pool sessions and one video analysis session to tune up your stroke and identify your best improvement opportunities. You will get plenty of time to work on those during the week ahead.

 

Camp Training Focus

Our 5 days of exploration and training will emphasize introductory and intermediate open water skills.  We will work on adapting to conditions as we find them in these lakes in August, to make our swimming safer and more comfortable with whatever nature delivers. This would include staying calm and at peace, maintaining stability and precision, basic pace control, negotiating small wind-driven waves and currents, navigation, and delaying fatigue.

This may be a good opportunity to swim in your wetsuit if you prefer to use one. The lake water may be anywhere from the  60 F (15 C) to 72 F (22 C) at this time of the year.

We will give attention to training your mental and emotional skills to make swimming more enjoyable and rewarding than ever.

 

Skill Level

This camp is for New To Open Water and Intermediate swimmers. You do not need to be a ‘fast’ swimmer (few people consider themselves to be one), but you do need to be swimming competently in the pool, and have some initial experience working on your fundamental Total Immersion stroke skills (self-taught or with a TI Coach). We will build on these skills for sure, but this camp should not be your first exposure to them. 

View our guidelines on Levels Of Proficiency for to see how we organize our skill levels.  You may contact us to discuss your needs and see which camp may be most suitable for you.

 

Group Size

This camp is designed to serve 8 swimmers.

 

Prices & Lodging Selection

Prices

Note that the training fee is separate from the lodging fee:

  • Stroke Clinic fee: $180 with camp registration
  • Camp Fee per swimmer: $1490
  • Companion Fee: $100
  • Lodging Fees below…

 

Lodging in Salem for the Stroke Clinic

Lodging is not included in the Stroke Clinic fee. You may view Staying In Salem Oregon for recommendations on lodging for the weekend.

 

Camp Lodging Selection

We have several cabins at Cultus Lake Resort reserved for our group.

The cabins have beds, but not bed or bath linens. We will supply bottom sheets, pillow and a sleeping bag for each guest, unless you would like to bring your own. Please bring your own bath towel.

All units have a kitchen with stove, oven, refrigerator, dishes, and cooking pots and utensils. All units have dining tables, and some sitting area.

Units still available are listed below. Those units reserved already are removed from this list.

  • $580 – Studio Cabin with lake view – 2 double beds, up to 2 people
  • $580 – Studio Cabin with lake view – 2 double beds, up to 2 people
  • $580 – Studio Cabin with lake view – 2 double beds, up to 2 people
  • $580 – Studio Cabin with lake view – 2 double beds, up to 2 people
  • $515 – Studio Cabin with lake view – 2 double beds, up to 2 people
  • $690 – 1-Bedroom Cabin – 1 double bed, 1 twin bunk bed, and queen sleeper sofa, up to 4 people
  • $690 – 1-Bedroom Cabin – 1 double bed, 1 twin bunk bed, and queen sleeper sofa, up to 4 people
  • $690 – 1-Bedroom Cabin – 1 double bed, 1 twin bunk bed, and queen sleeper sofa, up to 4 people
  • $690- 1-Bedroom Cabin – 1 double bed, 1 twin bunk bed, and queen sleeper sofa, up to 4 people
  • $775 – 1-Bedroom Cabin with lake view – 1 double bed, 1 twin bunk bed, and queen sleeper sofa, up to 4 people
  • $775 – 1-Bedroom Cabin with lake view – 1 double bed, 1 twin bunk bed, and queen sleeper sofa, up to 4 people

To share a cabin, you must arrange your own lodging companions – we are not eager to pair up unknown guests to share rooms.

 

Fine Print

A full payment or non-refundable deposit of $150 is required per swimmer to secure a spot in this event.

Your companion is warmly welcomed in our transport to our training locations and to accompany us on escort boats if space permits – this is covered by the companion fee.

If you would like to arrange your own lodging, you may pay the Training Fee only. This fee covers our coaching, staff expenses and logistics for our training each day.

Weekly Schedule

It is not required, but you may greatly benefit from joining our Pre-Camp Stroke Clinic on the two days prior to camp, and continue working on those skill projects in the week ahead.

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

  • Depart from Salem, Oregon on private group bus at 10:00 am
  • Stop for lunch and grocery shopping in Bend, Oregon around 1:00 pm
  • Arrive at Cultus Lake Resort around 3:00 pm
  • Afternoon cool-off swim in Cultus Lake
  • Group dinner provided

Tuesday

  • Breakfast own your own
  • Swim tour of eastern half of Cultus Lake
  • Lunch snacks provided
  • Free time in afternoon
  • Group dinner provided
  • Bonfire

Wednesday

  • Breakfast own your own
  • Drive to Elk Lake
  • Swim tour #1 of Elk Lake
  • Lunch on own at Elk Lake Resort restuarant
  • Swim tour #2 of Elk Lake, or hike around lake
  • Dinner on own at Elk Lake Resort restuarant
  • Drive back to Cultus Lake Resort

Thursday

  • Breakfast own your own
  • Swim challenge along southern edge of Cultus Lake (up to 3 km)
  • Lunch snacks provided
  • Free time in afternoon
  • Group dinner provided
  • Bonfire

Friday

  • Breakfast own your own
  • Pack, vacate cabins, and depart at 10:00 am
  • Swim at Crescent Lake or Odell Lake (depending on weather)
  • Pack lunch provided
  • Return to Salem, Oregon by 6:00 pm

 

Price Including / Excluding

Included in Stroke Clinic fee

  • Two 90-minute pool sessions
  • Video analysis session
  • Bring a flash drive so you may take your video file

 

Included in the Swim Camp fee

  • 4 nights, in one of our reserved cabins at Cultus Lake
  • Private group transfer from Salem to Cultus Lake and return
  • Group dinners (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday)
  • Lunch & snacks (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
  • Cooking supplies and spices for preparing your own breakfasts
  • Coaching and staffing fees
  • Logistics for our swim sessions (transport, escort, etc)

 

Not Included

  • Travel to Salem to meet our group transportation
  • Lodging in Salem
  • Extra nights at the resort
  • Groceries for your own breakfasts (we will stop for grocery shopping on the way to Cultus Lake Resort)
  • Some meals (Monday lunch, Tuesday lunch and dinner at Elk Lake)
  • Travel or medical insurance
  • Gratuity to service providers (drivers, resort staff, etc).

 

Group Transportation To Camp

Private Group Transportation

We have a large transit bus at our disposal for the week.

The group bus will depart on Monday, August 26, at 10:00 am from the Holiday Inn at 3301 Market St. NE in Salem, Oregon, 97301, United States.

This group transportation price is included in the training fee.

We intend to return to this starting location by 6:00 pm on Friday, August 30.

Cascade Lakes Region Map

This map shows you the position of the Cascade Lakes Region in relation to Salem, Bend, and Portland, Oregon. It takes about 3.5 hours to drive straight from Salem to Cultus Lake, and it is a beautiful drive.

And you may see where Cultus Lake and the other lakes are within the Cascade Lakes Region.

 

Lake Maps

Cultus Lake

View natural information about Cultus Lake in the Atlas of Oregon Lakes.

 

Elk Lake

View natural information about Elk Lake in the Atlas of Oregon Lakes.

 

Crescent Lake

View natural information about Crescent Lake in the Atlas of Oregon Lakes.

 

Odell Lake

View natural information about Odell Lake in the Atlas of Oregon Lakes.

Preparing For Swim Camp

More information for deciding, preparing and planning to attend a Mediterra Swim Camp – including specific information about our locations.

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