Nike Swim Camp at UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California
The Nike Swim Camp at the University of California, Santa Cruz is designed to help competitive swimmers improve their overall stroke technique so they can compete at the next level.
UC Santa Cruz is an easy drive from the Bay Area and beyond. The campus, defined by rolling meadows and towering redwoods, is a perfect environment for the Nike Swim Camp and has always been a camper favorite! UC Santa Cruz offers an Olympic-sized pool with an ocean view, comfortable dormitories, and an excellent dining hall.
Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other swimmers having similar abilities and goals. Our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.
- Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming
- Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Two daily water sessions; one daily dry-land session
- Fun evening activities
- Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt and Nike Swim Cap
The Nike Swim Camp at UC Santa Cruz 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.Meet your coaching staff
Directing the camp is long time Nike Swim Camp director and UC Santa Cruz Head Swim Coach, Kim Musch. Over the past 11 years, Coach Musch has produced over 100 All Americans, 2 National Champions, an Olympic Trial Qualifier, a Maccabien Games Gold Medalist, 5 PCSC Conference swimmers of the meet, 4 UCSC Athletes of the Year, and 4 NCAA National swimmers of the week. He has also coached over 1000 Nike Swim Campers from around the world and continues to receive email updates from his past campers.Read Full Bio
As a collegiate swimmer, Musch swam for the University of California, Berkeley from 1973-1977, where as a senior, he was elected Team Captain. After coaching stints with Santa Cruz Aquatics and Chabot College in Hayward, Musch returned to Cal in 1981 as an assistant to Nort Thorton. That same year he formed the Golden Bear Swim Club. Well over a dozen Golden Bear swimmers went on to compete in the Olympic Games for various countries during his time as Head Coach. World records, US Open records, National records and Age-Group National Champions came out of the Golden Bear Swim Team.
After leaving Cal, he worked several years at the Blackhawk Country Club in Danville. Although the Blackhawk Swim Team was a small team of only 30-40 year-round swimmers, they went on to have Individual Junior National Event Champions, Senior National finalists, an Olympic Trial Qualifier, High School All-Americans, and numerous National top 16 age group award winners.
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
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