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  Swim Camp in Beautiful Kona, Hawaii


Karlyn will be your PERSONAL swim coach on your "swim-vacation" in paradise...

Karlyn offers:

  • Private or small group mini-camps
  • Five or six-day Freestyle/Open Water camps
  • Adventure Swim Open water camps
  • Custom camps
  • Group coaching
Camps are open to masters swimmers, fitness swimmers, triathletes or age group swimmers over the age of 12.

Aquatic Edge swim camps may include the following:
  • Faster stroke(s) by the end of the camp...guaranteed!
  • Multiple videotaping sessions
  • Detailed stroke analysis by Karlyn
  • Videos sent to you via email
  • Private session in Karlyn’s Endless Pool with videotaping
  • Learn the easy way to swim back, breast and even butterfly!
  • Supportive material for all techniques
  • Autographed copy of Karlyn’s Go Swim All-Strokes DVD
  • Aquatic Edge Silicone cap
  • Skills, drills and thrills for open water swimming
  • Racing, training and recovery suggestions
  • Mental training and motivation

Couple or 1-3 person mini-camps

The mini-camp offers a great deal of private and semi-private interaction with Karlyn and offers a flexible schedule that can be spread out over long weekend, a week or longer. You decide when and where you would like to meet and what you would like to focus on. The mini-camp is a GREAT way to get a taste of what Karlyn teaches. You will swim faster right away!

Mini-camp schedule

Session one: A Faster Freestyle clinic at Karlyn’s house followed by each person receiving a private one-hour lesson in the Endless Pool with videotaping and analysis. See the Private Instruction page for more details about this session.

Session two: Open water swim clinic at the Kailua Pier, the start of the Ironman World Championships. The clinic will start with an ocean safety talk, and then cover open water strategies, sighting, and navigation and whole bunch of cool OW drills and skills. Then we go for a swim with Karlyn swimming right by your side watching your technique and offering suggestions. The distance of the swim will depend on ability and time.

Third session: This is the tricky part as your options are many! We can meet at the Kona Community Aquatic Center and work on the "other" strokes...fly, back and breast while we review your "new" freestyle. We can also work on turns, streamlines, pacing and workout strategies. OR, we can return to the Endless Pool to review how your new technique is coming along, OR head back to the ocean. That’s the beauty of this session...you get to decide what will help you best reach your swimming goals.

Cost: $595 for one. $495 per person for two. $450 per person for a group of three. Does not include airfare or accommodation.

Five and six day Aquatic Edge swim camps

You will spend a week enjoying the beauty of the Big Island while improving your technique, fitness and confidence in the open water. Karlyn’s goal is to teach you how to swim faster with less effort with the main emphasis on Freestyle technique, open water swimming accompanied by coached training sessions at the pool. There will also be some inclusion of the "other" strokes...back, breast and fly, as well as information on nutrition, motivational training and strategies for racing. Basically...we will cover it all! There will be one or two sessions a day that will be spread out to allow for rest and relaxation. Or, for those crazy (but lovable) triathletes that feel the urge to go out and ride a bike or run, you can do that, too!

Cost and schedule: Karlyn is working on offering a package that would include the camp, accommodation in a private home, breakfast and some meals. It will not include airfare or transportation. Please contact Karlyn aquaticedge@hawaii.rr.com for more information.

Open Water (only) Adventure swim camps

Come swim at some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With Karlyn as your teacher and guide, we will swim Kealakekua Bay, the IRONMAN course at Kailua Bay, Kua Bay and Hapuna Beach. All sessions begin with a safety talk specific to each new location, and offer in-water technique suggestions, and open water strategies. All open water camps begin with a 4-hour Faster Freestyle clinic with video at the pool. If the timing is right, the camp will include a local open water swim competition (swim are offered year-round in Hawaii).

Cost: Please email Karlyn for a quote.

Coaching for your team or group

Come to Hawaii for a once in a lifetime training trip! Karlyn provides excellent coaching, sets up your pool time, creates custom workouts and will offer swim technique and stroke instruction throughout. All you need to do is provide the swimmers.

Cost: Please email Karlyn for a quote.

Best time to TRAVEL to HAWAII

Honestly, ANYTIME is a great time to visit Kona. The weather on the Big Island of Hawaii is some of the best in the world with an average year round high of 80-85 degrees and a low between 75 (summer) and 65 (winter). Off-peak travel times for Hawaii are September, October, November, January, February, March, April and May. The is October and is a GREAT time to visit, but it can be very crowded, so book early!!!

Accommodation

For a variety of choices in condos and houses, visit Vacation Rentals By Owner at http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/hawaii

And specifically: http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/hawaii/big-island/kona-coast/kailua-kona . I am located in Kailua-Kona, but also look at an area called Keauhou. Places like Captain Cook or Waikoloa, are wonderful places to stay but are a 30-50 minute drive respectively.

For an inexpensive studio-type hotel right in the heart of Kona Village, I suggest the Kona Islander Inn http://www.konaislanderinnhotel.com/

Air travel

Airlines flying direct or non-stop to Kona-Keohole International Airport (KOA) are: American, Alaska, United, Hawaiian, Delta and Northwest. WestJet and Air Canada also have regular flights to Kona
So come join me in Hawaii for the best swim camp experience of your life!

Mahalo!


www.aquaticedge.org
aquaticedge@hawaii.rr.com