Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State University

Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State University
Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State University

Known for its near-perfect climate, San Diego provides the ideal setting for swimmers to improve their stroke technique this summer and have some fun over the 4th of July week. Campers train daily at the Aztec Aquaplex, home of the San Diego State Swimming and Diving Team.

Once at the Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State University the focus and design of the curriculum is to provide competitive swimmers an exciting week of camp where they are challenged to improve their stroke technique through mental, technical, and physical training. Each Camper receives personalized stroke instruction from the Aztec Coaching Staff as well as a video analysis of all four strokes. Guest lectures addressing motivation, nutrition, and goal-setting will also be covered. Campers will also have the opportunity to watch the largest fireworks show on the west coast on the 4th of July.

Highlights Include

  • Watch the largest fireworks show on the west coast
  • Intensive emphasis on racing tactics plus starts and turns
  • Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Videotaping in all four strokes and review
  • Excursion to Pacific Beach and camp cookout at Mission Bay
  • Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt and Nike Swim Cap
  • Every camper is eligible to receive merit-based prizes during camp
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Stephen Allnutt
Camp Director

Stephen Allnutt

Stephen Allnutt was hired on August 15, 2014 as the Aztecs' new assistant coach.

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Allnutt spent the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Hawai'i where he worked with the middle distance and IM swimmers on both the men's and women's teams. He also served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Kinesiology Department at UH.

Allnutt attended the University of Hawai'i where he was a swimmer from fall 2007 to 2011. As a senior, he helped lead the Warriors to their first Conference-USA Invitational Championship title. At the conference meet he finished in the top five in all three of his events including second in the 400 IM with a personal best time of 3:59.40.

A native of Forest Grove, Ore., he attended Forest Grove High School where he swam and valedictorian of his graduating class in 2007. He also competed for the Forest Grove Swim Club.

Allnutt became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA while working at Hawai'i. He has also has worked as a coach and counselor at the USC Swim Camp in Los Angeles.

The 25-year-old Allnutt is a 2011 graduate of Hawai'i with a bachelor's of science degree in kinesiology and exercise science. He received a master's degree in kinesiology from UH in 2014 as he completed his thesis on the biomechanics of swimming.

Camp Details

Campers train each day in the Aztec Aquaplex which provides San Diego State University, its student-athletes and the Aztec community with one of the highest quality facilities in America. Overnight and Commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) options available. 

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. 


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


• Lunch & dinner
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: SUN 2PM-8:30PM, MON-TUE 9AM-9PM, WED 9AM-11:30AM

More Important Camp Details

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. 

Check-in takes place between 1:00pm-2:00pm at University Towers on Sunday, July 2nd.
There will be a swim meet starting on Wednesday, July 5th at 9:00am, followed by a closing ceremony at 10:30am.

Extended Day Campers

  • Campers check-in between 1:30-2:00pm at University Towers
  • Campers will depart that evening at 8:30pm after swimming, dinner and orientation
  • Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 2PM-8:30PM, MON-TUE 9AM-9PM, WED 9AM-11:30AM

Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates
Campers stay 2-per room in University Towers and are assigned by age and roommate requests. Boys and girls are housed on seperate floors with gender specific counselors on them.

  • Dorm: University Towers
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes - Dorm has AC.
  • Suggested spending money: $40
  • Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

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. Lunch and dinner is included for Extended Day Campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day.


Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.

Note: Late or individual regisrations are not eligibile to receive the group discount.


Aztec Aquaplex

Opened in March 2007, the Aztec Aquaplex features two pools, one for competition, and another for recreation and a hydrotherapy spa. The competition pool measures 51 meters in length and 25 meters in width and can accommodate a multitude of competitive swimming events. It also includes a movable stainless steel bulkhead, which allows a flexible water depth of anywhere between seven and 17 feet.

San Diego State is also hosting a Nike Water Polo Camp - Monday, July 7th through Wednesday, July 9th. 

The Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State 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.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:15 am Breakfast
  • 8:30/8:50 am Extended Day Campers arrive
  • 9:00 am Morning Swim session
  • 11:00 am Dryland and Flexibility session
  • Noon Lunch, rest and free-time
  • 2:00 pm Afternoon swim session
  • 4:00 pm Planned extra-curricular "FUN TIME"
  • 5:30 pm Dinner and rest
  • 7:00 pm Evening activities, games, camp store
  • 8:30/9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 pm Lights out!

Camper Reviews

San Diego State Overnight Camper '16

  • 5/5.
The San Diego State camp coaches were amazing!

My coach was amazing. I went to camp not knowing how to dive and turn. I was in the warrior group and my coach helped me. Not just her but other coaches were there for me and taught me how to dive until I got it. They did not have their swim suits on but one offered to show me her diving. My coach also took very good care of me. I arrived late and they  all helped me get to know a the coaches and everyone. The San Diego State camp coaches were amazing and taught me so much.

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Parent of San Diego State Overnight Camper '16

  • 4/5.
Excellent feedback!

Nike swim camps provide a safe and exciting environment conducive to the improvement of the young athletes and their teamwork skills.  All of the coaches are more then qualified to teach and provide excellent feedback.  Also the facilities there are great! 

Parent of San Diego State Overnight Camper '16

  • 4/5.
Exciting environment!

Nike swim camps provided a professional approach to skills improvement and team building while in a safe yet exciting environment. Their staff are the key to this success; they speak from their own athletic training and competition experiences. 

Parent of San Diego State Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

The camp changed the way my daughter viewed swimming. She is more determined and focused on her swimming goals. She made great friends and it gave a great sense of independence.

San Diego State Overnight Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Loved it!

This camp provides a fun environment while you work on improving your stroke technique. The swim meet on the last day was fun as well!

Parent of San Diego State Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Had a blast!

My daughter has been swimming only a year. Starting at 13 is NOT easy but she was committed to it and earned her way to participate at the Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State with Brendon Bray. The camp enforced the skills and techniques she is getting with her year round team at home, but also allowed her to get a glimpse into her future if she continues on this path. All of the coaches were inspiring professionally and personally and she came home with a new sense of who she is and why she swims. A great investment all the way around. 

San Diego State Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Great experience!

The Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State was a great experience. The coaches and staff were extremely helpful. I learned a lot and had a great time. I look forward to attending next year.

San Diego State Overnight Camper '15

  • 3/5.
Really fun!

I enjoyed swim camp especially the part where we broke down the strokes into their separate motions and worked on the parts individually. We went to the beach and swam and had a BBQ and that was really fun too.

Parent of San Diego State Overnight Camper '14

  • 5/5.

Great Staff, Wonderful Experience!

Parent of San Diego State Overnight Campers '14

  • 4/5.
Parent Testimonial

Thank you so much for your great organization, enthusiasm, and fun over this past week.  I was a bit worried about how it would work out given that it was so far away from us.  But, it worked out beautifully! Our kids are happy (and tired) and this will leave lasting memories.  What else can you ask for?  You did a really really really nice job.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Stroke Technique
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $625.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $495.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.