Develop Your Skills!
Mercersburg Swim Clinics are dedicated to improving your technique and helping you develop as a swimmer both inside and outside of the pool. Mercersburg Academy’s storied aquatics program has produced over 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 having fun. The philosophy is simple. Swimmers do not just compile distance, but rather work on improvements in starting, turning, and stroke techniques.
Mercersburg Swim Clinics participants stay in Mercersburg Academy’s state-of-the-art residence halls that are recently renovated, air conditioned with carpeted hallways and have bathrooms on every hall with individual shower stalls. 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.
Session 1: June 16-20
Session 2: June 23-28
Ages 8–17, coed
Team Rates Available
A Tradition of 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; 9 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 (N.Y.), Rice, Texas A&M, Williams, and Trinity (Texas).
A Day at Camp
No two days are alike, but a typical day at Mercersburg Swim Clinics looks like this:
Living at Camp
This is overnight camping?
Attendees live in a modern, air-conditioned dormitory with with 2 participants per room. Carpeted hallways lead to tiled bathrooms, with showers that have privacy curtains.
Bring your trunk and personal necessities, and you are set for dorm life, Mercersburg style.
Counselors live in adjacent rooms and our open-door policy ensures comfort and safety for every attendee. An emphasis on respect, courtesy, cooperation, and consideration enables attendee to live and thrive with others to make cabin life enjoyable for all.
Mercersburg’s swimmers and divers train and compete in the Flanagan Pool, a nine-lane, 25-yard facility that sports seating for 500 spectators, a Colorado Timing system, and an underwater video recording room. Dry-land training occurs in the McDowell Fitness Center which features 6,000 square feet of contemporary equipment and programming.
Opening Summer 2020!
Construction is underway on Mercersburg Academy’s Lloyd Aquatic Center (link is external), which is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2019–2020 academic year, available to summer programs during the 2020 summer!