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Cyclone Swimming Camps

2018 Skills & Drills Camp

June 3rd - 6th
Resident / Overnight Camper

Commuter Camper

The Cyclone ‘Skills and Drills’ Swim Camp will continue its rich tradition of “faster swimming through greater knowledge.” Campers will acquire more knowledge, better stroke technique, and more skill development, through our “skills and drills” camp concept that focuses upon more technique vs. other camps that focus upon workout yardage totals. Our camp develops swimmers looking to refine their techniques in all areas of competitive swimming. Special emphasis is placed on the mechanics of strokes, turns and starts of each competitive stroke. Daily videotaping of campers includes both above and below water digital video analysis. Setting the Cyclone ‘Skills and Drills’ Swim Camp apart from other camps is our twice daily, “individual help sessions,” that give each camper the opportunity to seek individual coaching from staff experts. Camp is open to all swimmers ages 10 to 18 years.

Camp Coaches and Directors
* Duane Sorenson, Iowa State Women's Head Swimming and Diving Coach
* Kelly Nordell, Iowa State Women's Swimming Assistant Head Coach

Educational Objectives
* Teach each athlete the mechanics and techniques of the competitive strokes
* Teach each athlete the proper techniques for all starts and all turns
* Provide each athlete with a sound training philosophy
* Help each athlete develop a winning attitude
* Help each athlete develop camaraderie through the social aspects of sports and competition

Swimming Camp Features
* Full schedule of daily events
* Extensive Stroke, Start, & Turn instruction
* Group and individual instructional sessions
* Two videotape analysis sessions daily including above water and underwater filming
* Motivational staff
* Camp T-shirt
* Cyclone Olympics    
 * Evening at Ames Waterpark

Who Can Attend
Boys and Girls ages 10-18 are eligible.

Register Early! Limited Space Available!
Camp size will be limited to 40 and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Beyer Hall Swimming Pool
The home of Cyclone Swim Camps the Beyer Hall Pool on the campus of ISU. It is located near the Union Drive Association Residence Halls, where overnight campers will be housed. Beyer Hall is home for the ISU Women's Swimming Team. Its deep-water competitive swimming course makes it one of the fastest pools in the Midwest.
• Beyer Hall Pool Features:
• State of the art adjustable wedge starting blocks
• Full color LED scoreboard
• Two digital pace clocks
• Two Digital cameras with TiVo systems.
• Beyer Hall Pool was the site of the 1963 and 1971 NCAA DI Championships
• 2006 National Special Olympics Aquatics Championships
• The Iowa Games Aquatics Competition
• Iowa Boys High School Championship Meet,
• Area Boys and Girls High School Conference Championship Meets

All residents (overnight) campers will be housed in the Residence Halls on the Iowa State campus. There will be two campers assigned to each room. Room assignments will be made in advance. If you have a roommate preference, we will try to accommodate your request.

All meals will be provided for the resident campers. Commuter campers will be provided both lunch and dinner meals.

Cancellations and Refunds
Cyclone Swimming Camp LLC requires a $100 nonrefundable deposit. Should a camper leave the camp due to illness, the camp fee is nonrefundable. If the camp fee has been paid in full and an application is withdrawn 14 days or more before the start of camp, you will receive a refund less the $100 deposit. No refunds will be issued within 14 days prior to the first day of camp.

Health and Insurance
The parent/guardian's personal or injury insurance policy will be utilized as the primary insurance for the treatment of injuries and hospitalization of illness or injuries incurred during the sports camps.

After the camper has registered, please a print and fill out the Required Release and Medical Authorization. Please click on the tab the left side menu of our web page.

Forms can be mailed to:
Cyclone Swim Camps
521 Forest Glen Street
Ames, IA 50014

Note: Completed and signed release forms must be on file to participate. No exceptions will be made. A physician's signature is not required on the medical form if a copy of a recent physical within calendar year of camp end date is attached. The physical must be dated within one year of the end date of camp.


  • Check-in: Sunday June 3 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Residence Halls
  • Check-out Wednesday, June 6 @ 4:15 p.m. Beyer Hall Pool

More check-in and out information will be provided in an email about 2 weeks before camp starts.

What to Bring
Each camper should bring a sleeping bag/linens, pillow, towels, alarm clock, fan, swim suits, warm-ups, goggles and cap, and spending money.

Typical Daily Swim Schedule
7:45 a.m. Breakfast at UDCC supervised by camp counselors
8:30 a.m. Group meeting and team stretch
8:45 a.m. Stroke lecture/video review
9:30 a.m. Stroke drills/instruction, turn/start instruction, digital video analysis
11:30 a.m. Lunch and rest time supervised by camp counselors
1:30 p.m. Group meeting and Stroke lecture/videotape review
2:00 p.m. Stroke drills/instruction, turn/start instruction, digital video analysis
4:00 p.m. Dinner and rest time in the dorms, supervised by camp counselors
6:30 p.m. One evening campers will go to Ames waterpark and another evening campers will have fun doing  the famous ‘Cyclone Olympics’ by Beardshear Hall
8:00 p.m. Individual time in the dorms, supervised by camp counselors
10:30 p.m. Lights out