First Summer Swim Camp & Clinic Set
The Fresno State Bulldog Starts Clinic will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 12-2:30 p.m.
The Fresno State Bulldog Starts Clinic will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 12-2:30 p.m.

April 17, 2012

By Kelly Mason

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FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State swimming and diving program will be offering clinics on Starts and Turns, April 28 and May 5, and will host two swim camps from June 1-3 and from June 18-21.

These camps and clinics will be the first of their kind to be held in the brand new Fresno State Aquatics Center. These events will be run by the NCAA D-I coaching staff as well as student-athlete counselors. The camps and clinics will provide expert skill instruction to the Valley swimming community allowing all attendees (competitive swimmers 9 & up) to improve their technique and take their swimming to the next level.

"We're really looking forward to getting involved with the community with our camps and clinics this spring and summer," said assistant swimming coach Pat Ota. "The Fresno Area and the Valley has such a great swimming tradition from summer league swimming to high school swimming to all the club programs around. It's great to finally have Fresno State be a part of the development of our youth swimming in the Valley and promoting the sport to all ages."

The Fresno State Bulldog Swim Camp offers two options for competitive swimmers. The first is a weekend event from Friday, June 1-Sunday, June 3, 2012. There are five sessions: Friday 3:30-6 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. with lunch included.

The second camp option is a week event from Monday, June 18-Thursday, June 21, 2012. This camp includes eight sessions: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Lunch will be included for this camp as well.

The cost for the weekend camp is $160 for each camper and for the week camp it is $240. If you are looking for a smaller event that focuses on just Starts and Turns the Fresno State Bulldog Clinics may be a great option. Each clinic is $30 for each camper.

The Starts Clinic is Saturday, April 28 from 12-2:30 p.m. where the coaches will teach and analyze the starts for all the races. The Turns Clinic will be held Saturday, May 5 from 12-2:30 p.m. where the coaches will cover flip turns to open turns to IM transitions. There will be step-by-step instruction provided and the coaches will be working will all levels of swimmers. The instruction will start at the basics and then will lead into one-on-one instruction to fine tune the each start and turn.

There are limited spots available for the camps and clinics so register as soon as possible. For camp and clinic information or questions, contact Pat Ota at or (559)278-5149.

"Discover Fresno State Athletics" - Be sure to check out the Fresno State Bulldog Camp and Clinic flyers on the sidebar of the Fresno State swimming and diving home page of



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