August 20, 2010

Mount Union to Host 2010 Purple Raider Swim Clinics

Sunday, October 3
Freestyle and Backstroke 

Sunday, October 10
Butterfly and Breaststroke

Sunday, October 24
Starts, Turns and Underwater Travel

  • Location: Hammond Natatorium inside the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex on campus.
  • Duration: Registration will be at 1 p.m. and the clinic will finish at 6:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: Swimmer’s dinner will be provided by Mount Union.
  • Equipment Needed: Competitive swim suit, towel and goggles. Hair longer than shoulder-length must be capped.
  • Cost: $30 per clinic (includes T-shirt), $25 each for second and third clinic One T-Shirt per camper
  • Ability Level: Participants should have basic swimming skills and ultimately be proficient enough to tolerate repeated drills for 25 yards at a time. The clinic will focus on technique improvement rather than training.

These technique clinics will benefit developmental swimmers of any ability level looking to tune-up for the season. Three days to focus on separate aspects of competitive swimming ensure adequate time is spent on every skill. Swimmers do not need to be specialists in the strokes covered to participate and improve. Athletes will work individually with collegiate coaches and swimmers. Each camper will receive dinner and one T-Shirt regardless of how many camps they attend. Each of the three clinics will adhere to the same format listed below.

  • 1:00 - 1:30       Registration
  • 1:30 - 3:30       Pool Session 1
  • 3:30 - 4:15       Dinner
  • 4:15 - 4:45       Dryland Exercise Instruction
  • 4:45 - 6:30       Pool Session 2

Sunday October 3 - Freestyle and Backstroke
Emphasis will be placed on perfect posture in the water. Speed in these long axis strokes is greatly dependent upon the fundamentals of body position. Coaches and staff will work individually with swimmers to achieve correct technique while indicating common errors.

Sunday October 10 - Butterfly and Breaststroke
This clinic is dedicated to the short axis strokes of Butterfly and Breaststroke. Swimmers will learn to maximize propulsion through proper body undulation in addition to arm and leg strokes. The staff will work closely with athletes to use strategy and skill to approach these strokes that many swimmers find to be the most difficult.

Sunday October 24 - Starts, Turns, and Underwater Travel
This clinic will closely address very specialized aspects of every race. Participants will learn to create advantages out of skills that less successful swimmers ignore. Much of this day will focus on feedback toward individual flaws.

Camp Staff
Eric Mojock enters his fourth season as the head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach at the University of Mount Union.

Record setting performances, including 10 school-records by the women’s team last season, conference champions and national qualifiers have headlined his first three seasons with the Purple Raiders.  Over his career, Mojock has coached 140 individual/relay all-conference selections and five national qualifiers who earned 14 All-American honors.

His coaching style can be best described as technique first.

“A solid foundation of stroke technique combined with a strong swimming IQ will unlock the potential of swimmers at every level.”

Mojock earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. While at Westminster, he was a four-year letterwinner, team captain, NCAA Division II All-American and spent two seasons as an assistant swim coach.

He can be reached by e-mail at mailto:mojockea@mountunion.edu or at (330) 823-4666.

Kristine Mann is in her first year as an assistant swimming and diving coach at Mount Union. 

Mann, a 2010 graduate of the College of Wooster, was a four-year letterwinner and team captain, who specialized in the 200-yard butterfly and in mid-distance and distance freestyle events.

The Warren, Ohio, native was an All-North Coast Athletic Conference Academic honorable mention selection who earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in Education.

 

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