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Get better this summer at the California Swim Camp at UC Berkeley. Directed by Head UC Berkeley Coach and Olympic Coach, Teri McKeever and Assistant Coach, Ian Walsh, we offer two weeks of outstanding stroke technique camps on the beautiful campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

Campers will split time training between UC Berkeley's, Spieker Aquatics Complex and the brand new  Legends Aquatics Center, which are some of the finest outdoor facilities in the United States. The main entrance to Legends Aquatic Center is on Bancroft Ave, one block down from Spieker Pool and RSF. Parking is available in the RSF Garage located on Bancroft or metered street parking. 

The Cal Swim Camp is open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend all participants have competitive swimming experience (e.g. U.S.S. age group, national qualifiers, high school swimmers, or summer league swimmers) with all four competitive strokes: fly, back, breast and freestyle.
Highlights Include
  • For competitive swimmers ages 9-16
  • Camp emphasis on technique and drill instruction covering all four strokes, starts and turns.
  • 10:1 camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Every camper receives a camp t-shirt and swim cap
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Camp Coaches

  • Teri Mc Keever Cal Swim 1

    Camp Director Teri McKeever

    Regarded as one of the best and most accomplished swimming mentors in the United States, if not the world, Teri McKeever is in her 25th season overseeing the University of California women’s swimming & diving program in 2016-17.

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  • Ian Walsh California Swim

    Assistant Coach Ian Walsh

    Ian Walsh, a former swimmer at Duquesne who has spent the past three years as an assistant at Marshall, is in his first season as an assistant coach at Cal, having joined the Golden Bear program in

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Camp Details

This summer, Cal is offering one session of day camp (9:00am-3:00pm) and one session of overnight camp for ages 9-16. Participants are expected to have basic swim knowledge. These camps DO NOT teach participants how to swim. Enrollment will be limited to ensure that individuals will receive special attention and maximize their participation. 

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Camp T-shirt & Swim Cap

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

• 4 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Camp T-shirt & Swim Cap

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A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. 

Day Camp (June 11-14)

Check-In
Check-in between 8:30-9:00 am on Sunday, June 11th.

Check-out
Check-out will be at 3:00 pm at the pool each day.

List of Items to Bring
•  Swimsuit(s) •  Swim Goggles •  Swim cap(s)
•  Towels (2) •  Lunch each day •  T-shirts
•  Shorts •  Backpack to carry items to and from pool
•  Water Bottle •  Running Shoes •  Jacket
•  Sunscreen •  Warm clothes for possible fog during morning pool sessions

Note: you will not need fins, boards or other gear

CAMP LODGING - NO HOUSING PROVIDED

The Claremont Hotel
41 Tunnel Rd
Berkeley, CA 94705
Website: http://www.claremontresort.com/
Toll Free: 800-551-7266 FREE
Hotel Main: 510-843-3000
 
Hotel Durant
2600 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Website: http://hoteldurantberkeley.com/
Toll Free: 800-238-7268 FREE
Hotel Main: 510-845-8981

Double Tree By Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Boulevard
Berkeley, CA 94710
Website: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-berkeley-marina-JBKCADT/index.html
Toll Free: 855-845-6550 FREE
Hotel Main: 510-548-7920

Overnight Camp (July 7-11)

Limited beds available for the overnight camp. Campers are encouraged to register early! 

Check-in
ALL CAMPERS check-in Friday, July 7th between 2:00-3:00pm at The Unit 3 Dorm. 

Check-out
There will be a swim meet starting at 9:30am on Tuesday, July 11th, parents are encouraged to attend. A closing ceremony will be held at 10:45 am. Check-out will be immediately following.  

Housing & Roommates
Campers will be housed in single, double and triple occupancy rooms at the Unit 3 Residence Halls and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new! Boys and girls are housed on separate floors with gender specific counselors on them.

  • Dorm: Unit 3 (2400 Durant Avenue)
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: Provided - The linen pack includes sheets, blankets, pillows, 2 face towels, and 1 towel for showering
  • Toiletries: Guests should bring their own toiletries
  • Air Conditioning: No
  • Meals: All meals will be provided in the Crossroads Dining Hall
  • Suggested spending money: $40
  • Key Deposit: Not required
  • Lost Keys: For lost keys you will be responsible for a $50 charge for regular rooms/$75 for suites
  • Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff during all field sessions 

Supervision
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.

Meals
All meals are included for overnight campers. 

TRANSPORTATION

The camp is not allowed to offer any transportation to and from camps. The airport closest to the Berkeley campus is Oakland International Airport; San Francisco International Airport is also within a reasonable distance. Campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from camp.

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Spieker Aquatics Complex

The Spieker Aquatics Complex is located on Bancroft Way, between Dana St. and Ellsworth St. Upon your arrival, campers are placed in groups with other swimmers that have similiar abilities and goals. Our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.

Legends Aquatics Center

UC Berkeley's Legends Aquatics Center, is the newest and one of the finest outdoor facilities in the United States. The main entrance to Legends Aquatic Center is on Bancroft Ave, one block down from Spieker Pool and RSF. Parking is available in the RSF Garage located on Bancroft or metered street parking. 

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Camp Reviews

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    • 5/5.
    Best Swim Camp!

    Cal Camp by far is the best swim camp my daughters have attended.  It was an extremely positive experience for my daughters. It was very well organized. My daughters loved every minute - the training, spending time with Cal swimmers, and touring the school. All the swim coaches were personable and inspiring. We saw a massive improvement in my daughters' times after they attended this camp. They hope to attend another Cal camp in the future.

    — C.R. Parent of Cal Swim Camper '17

    • 5/5.
    Awesome coaches!

    My daughter gained some great new skills and techniques from this camp. The energy of the Cal Swim Team Coaches is just infectious. She came home excited to go to Club practice and is swimming with a new fire!

    — S.O. Parent of Cal Swim Camper '17

    • 5/5.
    Great experience!

    My daughter loved camp, and loved her coaches! She enjoysed being challenged while having fun, and she especially loved improving her technique! It helped that she was inspired by her coaches, and the Olympians she met. Thanks for a great experience to put in her bank of memories!

    — J.R. Parent of Cal Swim Camper '17

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    • 5/5.
    We look forward to being back next year!

    My daughter was truly inspired.  She made new friends, learned new techniques and most of all had a lot of fun not to mention she improved her 50 time by 2 seconds in the closing meet.  All your Cal swim counselors did a fantastic job. We look forward to being back next year.

    — Parent of Cal Swim Camper '17

    • 5/5.
    I recommend it for all levels and ages of swimmers!

    One of the best Cal camps my child has ever taken, thanks to her amazing team of student coaches. Where else can my child spend this much time with such amazing swimmers and Coach Teri on the pool deck, but even more importantly: amazing, kind people. There are no better role models than these Cal Coaches and this is what set the camp above all others. One in particular was such a great role model and offered a great deal of personalized, technical feedback to each swimmer on every stroke. He was "right on" for feedback and encouragement. He would be an amazing swim coach if he should ever choose that route. My child came home saying, "If I could have coaching like the camp all the time I'd be a really great swimmer!" Seeing these coaches demonstrate strokes and drills from only a few feet away will be a savored memory. Thank you Cal, Teri, and coaches for putting together a world class camp that my child will not forget anytime soon. This camp had so much value all round (the best cost, the best coaches, the best facility, the best Cal experience, etc) and I recommend it for all levels and ages of swimmers.

    — Parent of Cal Swim Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    I highly recommend the Nike swim camp for any level of swimmer!

    I highly recommend the Nike swim camp for any level of swimmer. The coaches seemed to cater to each swimmers skill level and my daughter learned various skills which I saw her use at her swim meets following the camp. One in particular, which I found to stand out and help her quite a bit, was to " be fierce on the block." Which is how my daughter explained it, even her coaches noticed her improved stance. Lastly and most impressively, at the swim meet she attended just one week after the camp she improved all her 50m times by at least 1.5 seconds!! It was a great experience for her and we definitely plan on attending next summer.

    — Parent of Cal Swim Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    OUTSTANDING!

    Everything at Cal Swim Camp was OUTSTANDING. Could not have been more pleased. My daughter loved it and we are already making plans to return. The instructors were world class swimmers, but you would never know it by the way they treated my child. She had an absolute blast and loved all of the counselors. What a great opportunity to be on deck with Coach McKeever and her coaches. 

    — T.T, TX Parent of Cal Swim Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Go Bears!

    Cal Swim Camp was a fantastic experience! The coaches were knowledgeable and inspiring and really passed on their experience to the campers. We'd definitely do this camp again, it's a must-do for all serious swimmers. Go Bears! 

    — P.F. Parent of Cal Swim Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    I would go back in a heart beat!

    Anyone looking to go to this camp would be wise to attend. The camp is very well run and they have great technique instructions. All of the staff/instructors are not just personable but also very knowledgeable. I would go back in a heart beat!

    — Cal Swim Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Inspiration to keep swimming!

    This camp was great at not only teaching but also showing me so much about swimming, most of infornation that I never heard of before coming. Now that I've attended it, I definitely have gotten more inspiration to keep swimming as well as many more drills to practice!

    — Cal Swim Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Most rewarding experience!

    Cal Swim Camp is a most rewarding experience for our 12-years-old daughter. Coach Teri McKeever and her whole team not only teach the young swimmers the techniques, but also other aspects on making a swimmer into a competitive athlete. The four-day camp was well organized with hard work and fun. A must experience for any teenage swimmers who desire get better! 

    — J.M. Parent of Cal Swim Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Very impressive!

    Cal swim camp builds up kids' passion of swimming. All of staff are professional and teach kids well. My son even made his new record at 50 Y Freestyle from 38 seconds to 29.84 seconds. Very impressive! Thank you to all of the staff for making swimming more fun. Go Bears!

    — Parent of Cal Swim Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    I highly recommend this camp!

    This camp is very fun. I had a lot of fun with the team cheers and the meet, meeting an olympic swimmer, and improving my times. The staff is very nice. I highly recommend this camp.

    — V.P. Cal Swim Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Great learning experience!

    We really liked the Nike Swim Camp at Berkley! My sons learned a lot of new swimming drills for all 4 types of strokes and turns. I am sure this will help them practice better in the long run. Most important of all, my kids were very inspired by their coaches who had just returned from the Olympic trials. The coaches themselves, were extremely kind and courteous and they made the camp a great learning experience for each of my children.

    — Parent of Cal Swim Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Inspiring camp!

    Thank you so much for an inspiring camp. It was a great balance of challenging training and having a good time. Now my son is asking how to get to UC Berkeley and swim and I love that he has this added perspective and renewed spirit for the sport. It's all because of the professional and seasoned counsellors, staff that you have assembled. I hope you continue to have these camps.

    — Parent of Cal Swim Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Thank you!

    Thank you so much Kristen for the wonderful job that you, Terri and your counselors did for the swimmers. This is her second year attending the camp, and first sleep away camp experience at 12! She was looking forward to the week all year long and was thrilled to meet Missy Franklin and Dana Vollmer (2nd year in a row). Natalia looks up to those women and all the collegiate swimmers she met this week.

    — Parent of Cal Swim Camper '15

    • 5/5.
    Loved it!

    When I asked my daughter to sum up what she learned at camp she said, "I learned that I really love swimming!" This camp has encouraged her to keep striving and she was incredibly motivated by meeting Missy Franklin, but she was equally thrilled to be with and learn from her camp cousellors and honored to work with Teri McKeever. The Cal spirit was strong and I have no doubt that she wants to become a Cal Bear one day. She'll be back next year - perhaps even for two weeks. Love, Love Loved it! Thank you!

    — K.A. Hong Kong Parent of International Cal Swim Camper '15

    • 5/5.
    Get better this summer!

    What I love about this camp for my swimmer is it builds confidence; improves their abilities; and gives them a chance to swim with other campers with similiar goals and see what it takes to be on a college team or even shoot for the olympics.

    — Parent of Cal Swimmer '15

    • 5/5.
    Fantastic time!

    My 13-year-old swimmer had a fantastic time at the Cal Swim Camp. He is already a highly competitive swimmer, but he felt that the training techniques were the 'latest' and 'greatest'. He was also impressed by the welcoming atmosphere provided by the staff and other campers. The campus setting, especially the aquatics center were top-notch. My swimmer would love to attend again - and bring friends!

    — Parent of Cal Swimmer '15

    • 5/5.
    Incredible experience!

    This was an incredible experience for my daughter. She was so excited to fill me in on the day’s activities and even more excited to tell us what she was learning. I’ve never heard this type of excitement from my daughter about any camp or activity she has done in the past as we did with this camp. She now has a new spark for swimming and she can’t wait for her fall season to start. She had a blast.

    — Parent of Cal Swimmer '15

    • 5/5.
    Big Thanks!

    Just want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU to the staff, coaches and campers! What a wonderful experience for my son and daughter. They have grown in so many ways, I am very pleased with the outcome from camp! Thanks!

    — Parent of Cal Swimmers '15

    • 5/5.
    Great Program

    I loved the camp and hope to go both weeks next summer!

    — Cal Swim Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Best camp ever!

    Best camp ever! My son was so happy he came home and made many new friends. He loved meeting the Olympic athletes, and thought Terry McGeever and the staff were very kind and excellent coaches. The counselors were fantastic and looked after the kids and made sure they were safe at all times. My son is ready to go back next year!! Many thanks to all!!

    — Cal Swim Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Blown Away!

    My son started swimming competitively a year ago. He just turned 11. He came away from Cal's Swim Camp more confident and committed to swimming and can't wait to go back next summer. My husband and I were blown away by the coaches and counselors. They bring a level of seriousness and experience, combined with a positive approach that is inspiring. Cal Swim Camp, according to my son, was one of the best experiences of his life.

    — Parent of Cal Swim Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    top level instruction!

    This experience gives kids a taste of college life and top level instruction. My daughter has a visual of what college is and will be for her. Seeing the dedication that student athletes must have has been very eye opening for her as well.  Being able to talk with the student athletes has made my daughter more motivated to make better eating habits and be more focused in her school work.  Thank you for kicking her into high gear! 

    — Parent of Overnight Cal Swim Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    My son still talks about camp!

    My son still talks about his time at camp and how much he loved it.  The instruction he received and the talks from Olympic athletes "made his life."  my son is more excited about swiming and is able to correct his mistakes better now. My husband and I have definetly noticed all of his improvements.  The only complaints we heard were about the food and having little options, but other then that this camp was great.  Our son has already asked to come back next year. 

    — Parent of an overnight Cal Swim Camper '14

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Cal Swim Camp

Teri McKeever, Camp Director
Spieker Aquatics Center

2301 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, California 94720

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