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Swim Clinics

Mercersburg Summer Programs Swim Clinics

Develop your skills in the water.

Mercersburg Swim Clinics are dedicated to improving students’ techniques and helping them develop as swimmers both inside and outside of the pool. Mercersburg Academy’s storied aquatics program has produced more than 30 Olympians and brings a tradition of excellence to their summer program.

The primary aim of Mercersburg Swim Clinics is to provide an experience that teaches swimmers the most innovative techniques available while offering a fun environment. The philosophy is simple: swimmers don’t just compile distance, but rather work on improvements in starting, turning, and stroke techniques. Prospective registrants should be aware that this program isn’t an introduction to swimming, but rather is geared toward those with some experience on a swim team or in similar programs.

Mercersburg Swim Clinics participants stay in Mercersburg Academy’s residence halls. The swimmer-to-staff ratio is around 5 to 1, and coaches and instructors are current and former college swimmers or Mercersburg Academy graduates with swimming experience.

Meet the Director

Coleman Weibley is Mercersburg’s associate dean of students and an assistant swim coach. Coleman first came to Mercersburg in 2013 and spent four years as Mercersburg’s assistant director of summer and external programs prior to his appointment as director in 2017. A native of Carlisle, PA, Coleman was previously the director of swimming and diving operations at Florida State University and head coach of FSU’s club swimming program, Club Seminole. Prior to working at Florida State, Coleman held a similar position at the University of Tennessee, where he served as director of the teams’ summer camps.

Coleman earned a bachelor’s degree in education with a focus on recreation and sports management from Tennessee and a master’s degree in business administration from Shippensburg University. He, his wife Bailey Blake Weibley ’11, and their daughters Parker and Quincy live on campus.

Mercersburg: A Tradition of Swimming Excellence

More than a century of excellence in the pool; 24 Olympians who have earned 11 medals (including four golds) representing the USA and 11 other countries; 243 High School All-Americans since 1935; nine National High School/Interscholastic team championships; 20 Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving championships.

Mercersburg’s tradition of excellence extends to the collegiate level. Over the last several years, alumni have gone on to compete at Amherst, Army, Bates, Boston University, Bucknell, Florida State, Lehigh, Navy, NYU, Pittsburgh, USC, St. Francis (NY), Rice, Texas A&M, Williams, and Trinity (TX).

Our Facilities 

At 41,000 square feet, the Lloyd Aquatic Center is a gem on Mercersburg’s campus and among the premier aquatic centers in the Mid-Atlantic. The facility opened in 2019 and includes the Olympic-size 10-lane Furnary Pool with a diving area, locker rooms, seating for spectators, and offices. A system of movable bulkheads allows the 50-meter space to be transformed into two separate 25-yard courses, giving swimmers the opportunity to train and compete at both short-course and long-course distances. The pool holds 480,000 gallons of water.

Dry-land training occurs in the McDowell Fitness Center, which features 6,000 square feet of contemporary equipment and programming.

Dates:
June 16-20, 2024 (Session 1: Waitlist Only)
June 23-27, 2024 (Session 2)

Open To:
Ages 9-17, coed

Tuition:
$700 (Commuter)
$800 (Residential)

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A Typical Day

7:30-8 a.m.

Breakfast

8:15-9 a.m.

Watch training video

9:15-11:45 a.m.

Dryland activities or class and pool drills

12-12:45 p.m.

Lunch

1-3 p.m.

Pool video filming or free time

3:15-5:45 p.m.

Video analysis and pool circuit

6-6:45 p.m.

Dinner

7-9 p.m.

Evening activity (movie night, game night, campfire, etc.)

9:15-10 p.m.

Dorm and lights out