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!
WAKE UP & BREAKFAST
HEAD TO THE WATERFRONT
MORNING SWIM BEGINS
REST & DAILY ACTIVITY
REST & DAILY ACTIVITY
SECOND SWIM SESSION
ABOUT OUR SWIM CAMP
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 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