The Future Stars Swim Camp is designed for boys and girls entering ages 8-14, and aims to cultivate confidence and improve techniques in the water. Swim Camp follows a progressive curriculum, with campers grouped by ability level in accordance with Red Cross standards.
*This is not a 'learn-to-swim' program. Attendees should be profecient in the water and have an understanding of the basic strokes. Current swim club members or those seeking to join a club and build on their current skill set will get the most out of this developmental program.
Campers will be given the tools to systematically progress during a day balanced with technical work, training sessions, and dry land training. Our goal is to pattern solid stroke fundamentals and fine-tune starts and turns so that each camper may reach their individual potential. Certified coaches oversee a comprehensive program designed to build confidence, competence and performance in the water.
JULY COVID Update; Swim Camp will be following a modified half day schedule 9am-12:30pm for Summer 2020. The adjusted schedule will follow NYS and CDC Guidelines for 'Day Camps' and 'Swimming Pool Operations'. Coaches will prioritize activities that maintain physical distancing, whilst allowing campers to work on their skills in a safe and fun environment. Registered campers will be sent additional info on program protocols, daily schedule, and other pertinent details prior to the start of the program.
The program has a low - 6:1 - coach-to-camper ratio, and sessions do sell out / close out, so we recommend registering early to avoid missing out or being waitlisted.
Any questions re the Swim Camp program can be directed to the camp office on (631) 572-0232.
8:45 - 9am Camper Arrival
Orientation / Warm up
Pool Session - Technical stroke work & analysis
Pool Session - Lap work, kick sets, starts, & turns
Pool Session - Meet & Race Strategy
Pool Session - Swim games
12:15-12:30pm Camper Departure
Aquatics Director: Kimberly Teague– tenure w/ Future Stars – 4 years
After working many summers supervising local camp aquatics serving as head lifeguard/swim instructor, Kimberly decided to funnel all of her experience and knowledge into the Future Stars site at St. Joseph's College. One of Kimberly's greatest enjoyments is the pool, and safeguarding all those under her care in and around it.
Kim serves as director of the St. Joseph’s College Golden Eagle Swim School as well as serving as Community Programs Instructor. Prior to working at St. Joseph's College, Kimberly worked as a teacher's assistant for students with special needs, and substituted for 5 years in various school districts.
Kimberly earned her bachelor's degree in early childhood education at the University of Buffalo, and subsequently earned her master's degree from Hofstra University in health education. She currently resides in Selden with her husband, two boys and two dogs.
*Due to program modifications as a result of Covid19, there will be NO Recreational Swim for campers during Summer 2020*
Future Stars have use of St.Joseph's College pool during the summer camp season.
Campers have a recreational swim every day for about 45 minutes. Rising Stars and youngest Multi-Sports campers will also receive instructional swim each day.
Campers participating in the programs at the Outdoor Field Complex, a school bus provides transportation to and from the main campus for the campers and coaches.
Pool safety is taken very seriously, and the pool staff is highly qualified and carry numerous accolades and certifications, including WSI, Lifeguard Management, Lifeguard, First-Aid, and CPR_AED for the Professional Rescuer. They are involved in the 'Learn to Swim' program throughout the year.
Every Monday, each new camper is swim tested to determine level and ability, with regular buddy checks taken by our pool staff.
In addition to the pool, we also host our 'Future Stars Water Park' at the main campus field. At least three times a week, there will be inflatable water slides for campers to enjoy.
*Due to program modifications as a result of Covid19, there will be NO Lunch period for campers during Summer 2020*