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ABOUT US

Colonel Swim Camp

We’re excited to be back for our 20th year with Colonel swim camps. This year will be our first camp in our new facility. Coach Dean Brownley and his staff provide competitive swimmers excellent instruction and training with an emphasis on stroke technique. Our goal is to create a fun, exciting and enthusiastic environment for each swimmer at camp.


Located only 40 minutes outside Lexington and 1 hour from Louisville competitive swimmers from Kentucky and beyond can train and improve their strokes at Centre College. Now open a 50 meter x 10 lane pool located in the middle of campus. Overnight campers reside in campus housing located a short walk from the pool and eat all meals in the campus dining hall.


Colonels swim camps Camp is open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you have competitive swimming experience (e.g. U.S.S. age group, national qualifiers, high school swimmers, or summer league swimmers) and can swim at least 50 meters in all four competitive strokes: fly, back, breast and freestyle.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

 

  • Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming
  • Low camper to staff ratio
  • Fun evening games
  • Every camper receives a Camp T-shirt and Swim Cap

Be a part of the Colonel Swim Camp. Head Coach Dean Brownley brings together an experienced staff of College and age-group coaches, as well as past and present collegiate athletes to work with campers on improving technique, strength, endurance, and swimming knowledge.

Our Camps are designed to encompass an environment that is challenging yet fun. The staff puts every child’s interests first and that is the main reason why the Centre Camps have been so successful. The coaching, facilities, and organization ensure a wonderful atmosphere for campers.

LEARN FROM LEGENDS

Our Coaches

Dean Brownley

Head Coach

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Sarah Holman

Ben Lee

Katy Freeman

Tasha Singleton

Sydney Thomas

DEAN BROWNLEY – Camp Director

Coach Brownley has just completed his 23rd year at Centre College. This is the 20th year for camp at Centre. “This is one of my favorite times of the year. We have a great mix of technique work during the day and fun games at night.” This will also be a unique year with moving into the new Champions Hall pool.

SARAH HOLMAN – Head Clinician

After helping Coach Brownley start this camp over 20 years ago, Sarah has been back to help a number of times. Sarah coached with Dean for 7 years at Centre before moving on to Swim MAC in Charlotte. While with Swim MAC she coached a number of Junior National qualifiers and was on coach for team USA in the 2018 Pan Pacific games. Soon after the Pan Pacific games she changed directions and has been coaching at Davidson College for the past 4 years. While at Davidson they have set 11 School records, had the swimmer of the year three times and the newcomer of the year once.

Her ability to reach the top-level swimmer and ability to instruct the someone that is relatively new to the sport is a true gift. We are so excited to have her back this summer.

BEN LEE – Clinician and Video Analysis Coach

This will be Ben’s second year with us and we are very excited to have him join our staff. His wealth of experience and energy was something that I felt from the first time I spoke with him.

 

Ben has been the team manager of the LA Current in the International Swimming League (ISL). He is an experienced high-performance coach and clinician with a proven track record in developing swimming and strength conditioning programs for swimmers resulting in acceptance into top US collegiate programs and podium finishes during the Asian Games, ISL competitions and the Olympics. He has coached Chinese Swimming Association Olympic gold medalists Zhang Yufei, Wang Shun and Liu Xiang, Mexican National Teamer and World Juniors Qualifier, Athena Meneses Kovacs, and has worked with several US Olympic swimmers. His technical progressions and approachable demeanor helps athletes find fun in high-quality work and get excited about training and fast racing!

 

We will also offer video analysis for an extra $50 which Ben will be taking the lead on. You can sign up for this during check in.

KATY FREEMAN – Coach

This is Katy’s 17th year with Colonel swim camps. Katy swam for McDowell Marlins, Lexington Dolphins, and Danville High School during high school. Once graduating, she attended Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC where she swam and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Since graduating college, Katy has coached for multiple USA swimming teams. She currently is an assistant coach at Lexington Dolphins Swim Team (LEXD). She has coached there since 2011. During the summers, she is involved with Centre Swim Camp. She also works for Fayette County Public School as a school psychologist.

TASHA SINGLETON – Coach

Tasha has been a part of Centre swimming and diving for 5 years. This will be her fourth year in helping with Colonel swim camps. She swam competitively for the University of the Cumberlands where she has been elected into the athletic Hall of Fame.

SYDNEY THOMAS – Coach

Sydney has just completed her second year with the swimming and diving team at Centre. This will be her second year with Colonel swim camps. Last year she also coached at Texas A&M camp and will be coaching at Auburn University swim camps this year. Sydney swam competitively at Eastern Michigan University

 

We will also have coaches that are current members of the Centre swim team.

WHERE WE PLAY

Our Facilities

Boles Natatorium
Home of Colonel Swim Camps

Boles Natatorium, located on College Street is used by the Centre men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. Featuring a seventy-five foot long pool with six lanes and two diving boards, the Natatorium is open to students, staff, and fitness center members for free swimming, lap swimming and diving.

2024 Camp Flyer

Contact Us

For questions regarding Colonel Swim Camps please contact dean.brownley@centre.edu
or call 859-238-5540

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