BANGOR YMCA WILDERNESS CENTER AT

CAMP JORDAN

101 CAMP JORDAN WAY

ELLSWORTH, ME 04605

207-944-4532

The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan, Summer Camp, Maine

OPEN WATER

SWIM CAMP

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20-

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

For ages 12 years and older, our Open Water Swim Camp is designed to help competitive swimmers improve their open water skills and training. All

swimmers must show proof of time for the 500.

A MESSAGE FROM MATT COOK,

HEAD COACH OF THE BANGOR YMCA BARRACUDA SWIM TEAM

Born and raised in Bangor, Maine, I started swimming at the age

of 5 years old for The Bangor YMCA and fell in love with the sport.

Throughout high school and college, I worked as a lifeguard, swim

lesson instructor, and assistant coach for The Bangor YMCA, as well as

Bangor Parks and Rec, and the State of Maine as a waterfront guard.

From these experiences, I can unequivocally say that there is no better

way to spend a week in August, in Maine, than by the waterfront; it is

one of the most peaceful and energizing weeks you will ever experience!

Your child is invited to join us as we combine our love for swimming and our love for August in Maine at our Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan, located

along the shores of Branch Lake in Ellsworth. From the moment your swimmer checks-in with us at 1:00pm on Sunday to when they are picked up at 12:00pm on Saturday, the experience and memories they leave with will be something that lasts a lifetime!

Campers will swim two sessions per day, one morning session and one

afternoon/evening session. In addition to improving their technique

in the water, campers will also have discussions with a Licensed

Nutritionist, Certified Personal Trainer, and Sports Psychologist .

While at The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan, campers

will also get to participate in other activities including Tubing, Archery

& Riflery, Low & High Ropes Course, Camp Fires at Night, Canoeing & Kayaking, and Fishing.

ABOUT OUR SWIM CAMP

SCHEDULE

SAMPLE DAILY

7:30AM

WAKE UP & BREAKFAST

7:45AM

8:00AM

HEAD TO THE WATERFRONT

MORNING SWIM BEGINS

9:45AM

MAIN BREAKFAST

10:30AM-

12:00PM

1:00PM

REST & DAILY ACTIVITY

LUNCH

2:30PM-

4:00PM

REST & DAILY ACTIVITY

4:30PM

SECOND SWIM SESSION

6:30PM

9:30PM-

9:00PM

DINNER

EVENING ACTIVITIES

10:00PM

LIGHTS OUT

ABOUT OUR HEAD INSTRUCTORS

All training sessions will be taught and supervised by USA & YMCA

Swimming Certified Coaches.

MATT COOK  has 10 years of coaching experience at The Bangor YMCA.

The Barracuda Swim Team has grown to more than 140 club and high

school swimmers. He has helped produce National and Olympic Trial

Qualifiers and the majority of BYB alumni have continued their swimming

careers into college. In March 2017, Matt was named Maine YMCA Coach

of the Year.

TAYLOR ROGERS  has 5 years of coaching experience and is the Head

Age Group Coach at The Bangor YMCA. A proud BYB alum, she serves

on the Maine Swimming Inc. Board of Directors and continues to be an

integral part of the growth and success of BYB swimming for the past

5 years.