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

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San Diego, known for its near-perfect climate, miles of sandy beaches and fun-filled waterfront activities, is an ideal setting for a summer camp. Once at the Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State University the focus and design of the curriculum is to help competitive swimmers improve their stroke technique so they can compete at the next level.

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.  Each Camper receives personalized stroke instruction from 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.

Highlights Include

  • 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

Aztec Aquaplex

Campers swim daily at the 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.

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Ben Biefnes

Ben Biefnes was hired as the Aztecs' new assistant coach on June 27, 2013.

Biefnes spent the last two seasons at TCU where he worked with the breaststroke and IM groups while assisting in team coordination and recruiting. During his two years with the Horned Frogs, 40 school records were broken with all of the women's IM records broken multiple times. In 2012, he helped the TCU men to a second-place finish and the women to a third-place finish in their first year in the Big 12.

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The Aurora, Colo., native spent the 2010-11 year at Carthage College (Kenosha, Wis.) as a grad assistant working with the breaststroke and IM groups as well as helping coordinate dry land activities. While at Carthage, the men's squad won its fourth straight CCIW conference title while the women's team finished 10th at the NCAA Championships.

Biefnes attended TCU where he was a swimmer from fall 2006 to spring 2010. As a senior he captained the men's team that won the Mountain West Conference dual meet title. A breaststroke and IM specialist, he was awarded the Unselfish Team Player Award in 2007, the Dedication Award in 2008 and the Most Valuable Contributor Award in 2010. In addition, he was named TCU's Dutch Meyer Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2010.

During the summer of 2012, he worked as a camp counselor at the University of Texas Longhorn Swim Camp and the Nike Boys and Girls Swim Camp in Norman, Okla.

The 25-year-old Biefnes is a 2010 graduate of TCU with a bachelor's of science degree in communications and psychology. He received a masters in liberal arts from TCU in 2013.

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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
Check-in takes place between 1:00pm-2:00pm at Tenochca Hall on Sunday, June 29th.
 
Extended Day Campers
• Campers check-in between 1:30-2:00pm at Tenochca Hall
• 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 
 
Check-out
There will be a swim meet starting on Wednesday, July 2nd at 9:00am, followed by a closing ceremony at 11:30am. Parents are invited to attend both. 
 
Housing & Roommates
Campers stay 2-per room in Tenochca Hall and are assigned by age and roommate requests. Boys and girls are housed on seperate floors with gender specific counselors on them.
 
Dorm: Tenocha Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning:  No
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
 
Please bring a fan - Dorm does not have AC.

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.
 
 

Discounts Available

Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $25 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.
 

San Diego State is also hosting a Nike Water Polo Camp Saturday, July 5th through Monday, July 7th. 


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!

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.

Read camper reviews

Parent of San Diego State Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
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

  • 5/5.
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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5/5.
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.

Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State University

http://www.ussportscamps.com/images/made/assets/camps/lacrosse/school-logos/SDSU_Logo_100_80.png Ben Biefnes, Camp Director San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, California 92182


1-800-645-3226

Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State University
  • 5/5.
5 Reviews

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Camp Schedule & Fees

San Diego State University   Jun. 29 - Jul. 2, 2014 Register

Programs: Complete Stroke Technique

Age Group: 8 - 18 Gender: Co-Ed

Overnight: $595.00 Availability: Open
Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM: $495.00 Availability: Open

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.

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