Swim&Gym Camp Facilities
Though our campers travel from parks to zoos to Camp Randall and more, a great deal of their time is spent
at SwimWest Swim School and Badger Gymnastics Academy. Below is a bit of information about each location.
SwimWest Swim School
Karen Kittelson, Owner
Founded in 1990, SwimWest Swim School offers one of the industry's most dynamic swim curriculums
in Dane County.
With our systematic approach to water education, we're able to track and acknowledge our students'
progress at each stage of development, offering the encouragement and training they need to be
safe and successful.
But just as important as what we teach is what we believe.
At SwimWest, our philosophy is to provide all children, regardless of age, race, or special needs,
the best aquatic experience, to teach the necessary skills to be safe in the water, to nurture a love
of swimming, and to educate parents about water safety and the aquatic learning process.
Through it all, we work to develop each childís self-esteem and feel that creating happy swimmers is a
gift that will last a lifetime.
Not only are we the only local swim school certified and approved by the elite United States Swim School
Association, we also are involved with the World Aquatic Baby Congress, the Safer Three program, and the
Safe Kids Coalition.
Badger Gymnastics Academy
Jessie Carlson, Owner
Since 1976, Badger Gymnastics Academy has offered a wide variety of gymnastics and tumbling
classes for students of all ages and abilities in
the Madison, Wisconsin area.
Jessie Carlson, owner of BGA, has been a fixture at the gym since she was a child. Her father,
Joel Alberti, was the original Program Director of Badger Gymnastics Academy when BGA first opened
more than 30 years ago, and eventually became a part owner.
Joel was instrumental in bringing the popular youth gymnastics classes to BGA, and developed the
curriculum for the classes that has evolved into the Tumbleweeds program today. The current
competitive team coach, Tom Nikl, has been with
BGA since its founding.
Today, Badger Gymnastics Academy offers instruction to a wide range of ages and abilities, from
toddlers through adults, and from beginners through gymnasts competing at the team level. BGA
offers 2 full sized gyms, an observation room, a pro-shop, and a competitive team sanctioned by
The gym has always focused on providing excellent gymnastics instruction in an inclusive, fun and
Open House - May 4, 2013
Join us at SwimWest to meet our 2013 Camp Counselors and learn about all the summer fun we have planned. The excitement starts at 1:00 p.m.! The day will be filled with many family fun activities. Check out the SwimWest Events page for the latest details. Click Here!
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The Siman Family
Swim&Gym was so much fun this year! Itís all my kids talked about. They loved getting to make-up their team
names and meeting all the new campers every week. Their favorite sports were tennis, basketball, and gymnastics!
The extended care was a huge help with my work schedule, and the kids enjoyed spending even more time with
their friends after camp. Thanks for a wonderful summer!
The Webber Family
Kate had a blast this summer!! She attended camp with a few of her friends, and they learned so many new
games and activities. She had a great time on the field trips, too. Kate cannot wait to come back next year!
The Nehme Family
Our girls had never been to a summer camp before until their friends recommended Swim&Gym. Everything
they said was right; they had a lot of fun learning gymnastics and swimming and have even asked to continue
their swim lessons at SwimWest in the fall. Thank you for giving my girls a summer to remember.
The Carlson Family
This was my son and daughter's first summer at Swim&Gym and they loved it! Their favorite part was
the swimming, and they made many new friends. The counselors were very energetic and made my kids feel