Swimming & Cross Country Camps Underway

This young swimmer is learning how to use his legs in the water. / Jon Benson

The temperature heats up as summertime continues so does the summer camps at Darton State College. Both the swimming program and cross country program for the Cavaliers started their camps today.

Looking at the swimming camp, it is open to the public with kids jumping in the pool and learning how to be water safe. Campers ranging from ages 6-18 were learning the basics of swimming and the four competitive strokes. Not only are the kids having fun in the water, but Darton's swimming program uses the camp as a fundraising tool for next season.

Interim Head Coach Major Robinson said, "We want to teach these young swimmers to be water safe, but it also helps benefit the swim program here at the college."

The cross country team has a similar goal, by needing funds to help finance next season national title trip. The camp meets at the school early in the morning for a morning run and stretch session before the heat settles in. Just before the day is over, head cross country coach Bruce Skiles breaks everyone up for a relay.

Coach Skiles says, "I have been doing this camp for several years and it is fun seeing the kids improve over time."

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