• Meet Technique Swim Academy

    Meet Technique Swim Academy

    Technique Swim Academy is a summer swim camp at Harvard University for children ages 7-16.

    Our focus is on children who are interested in swimming at the club, high school or collegiate level, as well as those interested in the sport for recreation. Supervised by Harvard Head Coaches Stephanie Morawski and Kevin Tyrrell and by Northeastern Head Coach Roy Coates, Technique Swim Academy’s roster of experienced instructors teach campers proper swim technique and help them achieve their personal best through concentrated swimming instruction.

    Each day, we focus on one competitive stroke and reinforce technique through demonstrations, practice drills, and daily videotape sessions. Our instructors serve as role models for our campers, promoting sportsmanship and providing a positive and healthy learning environment. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere where swimmers are excited by the sport and eager to learn about all facets of competitive swimming. Please note, this is not a beginner swim camp.

    Technique Swim Academy offers concentrated instruction in all four competitive swim strokes – butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.

    We also offer instruction in starts and turns. Each day, we focus on one stroke and conduct above and underwater videotaping so swimmers can better understand how to improve their technique.

    One of the biggest highlights of camp are visits from Olympic and national team champions.

    Every week, we have a different guest speaker to inspire and motivate our athletes. Swimmers also learn about proper nutrition, injury prevention, race strategy and strengthening exercises. We emphasize respect, cooperation and most importantly, the element of having fun while swimming in every camp activity. At the end of the week, campers receive a t-shirt, handbook and progress report. Parents are encouraged to join us on Friday afternoons as the swimmers will participate in relay races.

    Technique Swim Academy rents Harvard University’s facilities but is neither sponsored nor controlled by Harvard University.