May 22, 2008

Swim camp will offer water sports, games

by Gretchen Boggess

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Saluki Swim camp is a great opportunity for swimmers ages 8-15 to enjoy swimming and diving excitement. Set for June 23-27, the day camp emphasizes fun water sports and games.

Participants must be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards, as the camp isn't a "learn how to swim camp." They'll enjoy a variety of activities at the Student Recreation Center swimming pool. Weather permitting, there will be a beach pizza party, canoeing, paddle boating and other outdoor activities included in the camp schedule. Additional daily activities at the Student Center include bowling and billiards as well as crafts in the Student Center Craft Shop.

If registering by June 9, the fee is $195. After that date, registration is $225. The camp typically fills up fast. For more information or to register, contact the SIUC Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or visit the Web site at