Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wahoo Water Camps

Established in 1960, Raleigh Swimming Association (RSA) is the oldest competitive swim club in the Triangle.

After a great success last year, RSA will again be offering day camps for summer swimmers! Wahoo Water Camps are a great way for swimmers to prepare for their summer season. With a strong focus on fun, participants learn water safety and improve their stroke technique through various games and activities, led by RSA Coach Matt Wallace.

The camps were inspired by RSA’s more well known RSA in May program, which was designed as a stroke “refresher” course for athletes who participate in summer league swimming.  Wahoo Water Camps go a step further by adding water safety instruction. According to the Drowning Prevention Foundation, as many as 19% of drowning deaths involving children occur in public pools with certified lifeguards present. 

With this taken into account, RSA felt that it was necessary to provide some sort of instruction to youths who spend many summer of their days near water on how to be safe while at the pool.

This year, the Wahoo Water Camp program will be offered from 8am-12pm Monday through Thursday at a new location, the Morrisville Fitness and Aquatic Center. To better accommodate working parents’ schedules, athlete drop-off will start at 7:30 am, and can be arranged to be earlier if needed. The camps will be held June 3rd through the 6th for Track 1, May 13th through the 16th for Track 2, and June 11th through the 14th for Traditional and Track 1 students. The cost of the camp is $130 if you sign up more than two weeks in advance.

Visit the RSA Website or “like” us on Facebook for more information.

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