Stanford Swim Camp Ted Knapp Sessions Stanford, California
Located only 30 minutes south of San Francisco on the beautiful Stanford University campus, the Stanford Nike Swim Camp directed by Ted Knapp is designed to help competitive swimmers from around the world improve their stroke technique.
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.
- For competitive swimmers ages 9-18
- Camp focuses on technique and drill instruction covering all four strokes, starts and turns.
- 10:1 camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Two daily water sessions; one daily dry-land session (except first and last day)
- Above water videotaping and stroke analysis
- Fun evening activities each night; BBQ for campers and parents followed by a talk with Ted Knapp
- Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt and Nike Swim Cap
- Every camper is eligible to receive merit-based prizes during camp
Campers train daily in the Avery Aquatic Complex, featuring 2 Olympic sized pools and a diving pool with platform. This is one of the most state of the art swimming facilities in the United States and served as the training site for the 2004 and 2008 Olympic teams. Every camper has the opportunity to work with Ted Knapp, as he is on the pool deck during each swim session.
This camp 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
Ted Knapp was named the head coach for the Cardinal Swim program in May, 2012 after serving 28 years as an assistant under Hall of Fame coach Skip Kenney. He is in his 29th season with the Cardinal in the Fall of 2012. He spent 11 seasons prior to his promotion as the team's associate head coach.Read Full Bio
In the spring of 2011, Knapp was named the inaugeral winner of the national assistant coach of the year, presented by collegeswimming.com, for his dedication to the sport.
Since coming to The Farm, Knapp has played an influential role in Stanford capturing seven NCAA championships and a Pac-10 title in every year that he has been a coach. Knapp assists in all phases of the program, including daily workouts, team travel, and is involved in all swim recruiting. In addition, he supervises all dry-land training and the team's strength program.
Knapp has also been involved with various national teams for the past two decades. He was the head men's manager to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team. He was the men's manager at the 1998 Goodwill Games in upstate New York, and the U.S. Junior team in Rome in 2002. Knapp was named as the assistant manager at the 2005 U.S. World Championships in Montreal, Canada and at the 2007 U.S. World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. In addition he was the talent stats for NBC's Triplecast at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and the on-deck red hat for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Over his tenure on The Farm, Knapp has coached 10 different swimmers, who have set 20 world records. Most recently, graduate Paul Kornfeld, who was a part of the record-setting 400 medley relay team, swimming the breaststroke for Canada in the summer of 2009.
He has also coached 19 Olympians, representing eight countries. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, David and Jason Dunford, Phillip Morrision, Tobias Oriwol and Ben Wildman-Tobriner all represented their countries. Former Olympians have included Pablo Morales, a three-time gold medalist in the 1980's and 1990's; Jeff Rouse, a three-time gold medalist over two Olympics in 1992 and 1996; two-time Olympian and two-time silver medalist Markus Rogan this decade; and Wildman-Tobriner, who won gold in Beijing in 2008. He has also coached numerous NCAA Champions, 27 swimmers, totaling 67 individual titles, most recently Chad La Tourette and Eugene Godsoe at the 2010 Championships. Morales accumulated a Stanford record 235 points in the mid 1980s, as well as 11 individual titles.
A 1981 graduate of Stanford with a B.S. in civil engineering, Knapp was a four-year letterman, specializing in the freestyle events. In his junior season (1979-80), Knapp earned All-America status as he anchored the Cardinal 400 medley relay squad to an 11th place finish at the NCAA Championships. A competitive swimmer for 13 years before entering the coaching profession, Knapp also participated in the 1980 U.S. Olympic trials.
Kathy Walker spent the last 10 years at the College of Saint Benedict as head coach. Currently she is enjoying her first year as aquatics coordinator and head swimming coach at The American International School of Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman. Additionally since 1999 she has been the Director of the Stanford Swim Camp.
Day Camp Details
• Each day please bring a Bag lunch
Overnight Camp Details
* There is a $100 overnight fee to stay in-between sessions
Double Rooms Only. Campers are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please call 1-800-645-3226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be paired with someone near your age.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 am Breakfast
- 7:30 am Extended Day Campers arrive
- 8:00 am Morning swim session
- 10:30 am Dry Land and Flexibility session
- Noon Lunch, rest and free-time
- 2:00 pm Afternoon swim session
- 5:00 pm Dinner and rest
- 6:30 pm Evening activities, games, camp store
- 8:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 pm Lights out!