When: Sunday March 31, 2024 to Sunday, April 7, 2024
Where: Palm Springs California. All workouts will be held at Palm Springs Swim Center, 405 S Pavilion Way, Palm Springs CA 92262.
What: LGBTQ+ Swim Camp is an opportunity to spend a week developing your swimming skills and endurance in a fun, welcoming, and social setting with a bunch of LGBTQ+ swimmers and allies at Palm Springs, California.
We will hold 14 practices over the course of camp, consisting of one 2-hour long-course session on Sunday March 31 and Sunday April 7, and two 2-hour short-course sessions each day (8am-10am, then 1pm-3pm) between those two days. Campers may attend as many or as few sessions as they like; morning workouts are aerobic while afternoons provide an option of a standard practice and technical clinics. Social events include brunches, welcome and farewell BBQs, a team dinner on Wednesday, and a daily evening happy hour.
Coaches: Matthew Kinney, Head Swim Coach at Carnegie Mellon University, will be serving as head coach of Swim Camp. Matt has over 30 years of swim coaching experience, including being named University Athletic Association Coach of the Year for swimming and diving, coaching hundreds of All-American and NCAA champion athletes, and serving as a national thought leader on LGBTQ+ inclusion in aquatics.
Cost: The early bird rate for Camp is $350. After February 1, 2024, the rate will rise to $400. You may cancel without penalty before March 14, 2024; after that date, refunds will be offered only in exceptional circumstances.
We have filled all Camp spots: We regret that all 60 places in the Camp have been taken. If you are interested in joining the waitlist, please contact us.
Swimmers based outside the USA: Are very welcome! You must be a member of a foreign FINA-recognized masters swimming governing body to participate (and be permitted to enter the US; we cannot assist with any visa or immigration issues). In order to take part, in addition to registering via Mindbody above, please bring proof of your foreign governing body membership and this completed form, in HARD COPY, to the first workout of Camp.
Accommodation: We have reserved a block of 2-bedroom suites with kitchens at the Vista Mirage Resort, which is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the pool. There is still space in the accommodation, which you can book via TNYA’s Mindbody Store; all bookings must be made before March 14, 2024 (as with main registration, cancellations must be made before that date to receive a refund). Accommodation is optional; campers are welcome to make their own accommodation arrangements via AirBnB, VRBO, or similar services.
For more details about Camp, check out our full brochure for the camp here!