Stanford Swim Camp

Stanford Swim Camp
Stanford Swim Camp

Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley on the beautiful Stanford University campus, the Stanford Swim Camps directed by Greg Meehan and Ted Knapp are designed to help competitive swimmers from around the world improve their stroke technique.

Campers receive concentrated instruction on all four strokes along with starts and turns at Stanford's Avery Aquatics Center. Upon your arrival, campers are placed in groups with other swimmers that have similar abilities and goals. Our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.

Highlights Include

  • 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
  • Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt and Nike Swim Cap
  • Every camper is eligible to receive merit-based prizes during camp

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

Day Camp Details (June 16-19)

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 in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
 
• Special Combo Day Camp led by Ted Knapp and Greg Meehan
• All campers check-in at 8:00am on Monday, June 16th at the Arrillaga Family Sports Center
• Each day please bring a Bag lunch
• Camp concludes at 3:00pm on Thursday, June 19th
 

Overnight Camp Details (4 Sessions Available)

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 in the Spring. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
 
* Greg Meehan and Ted Knapp will be Co-Directing each session of camp
* Campers are invited to attend more than one session
* There is a $100 overnight fee to stay in-between sessions
 

More Details

SESSION I (JUNE 22-26)

Check-in Sunday, June 22nd
• Check-in for ALL CAMPERS takes place between 3:00pm-5:00pm on June 22nd
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner and our first pool session.
• Extended Day Camp hours: WED 5PM-9PM, THUR-SAT 8AM-9PM, SUN 8AM-4PM
• First Day pick up for Extended Day Campers is 9:00 pm at Branner Hall.
 
Check-out Thursday, June 26th
• Overnight and Ext. Day Campers need to be picked up between 4:00-5:00pm on June 26th
 
 

SESSION II (JUNE 27-JULY 1) 

Check-in Friday, June 27th
• Check-in for ALL CAMPERS takes place between 3:00pm-5:00pm on June 27th
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner and our first pool session.
• Extended Day Camp hours: FRI 5PM-9PM, SAT-MON 8AM-9PM, TUE 8AM-4PM
• First Day pick up for Extended Day Campers is 9:00 pm at Branner Hall. 
 
Check-out Tuesday, July 1st
• Overnight and Ext. Day Campers need to be picked up between 4:00-5:00pm on July 1st
 
 

SESSION III (JULY 2-6)

Check-in Wednesday, July 2nd
• Check-in for ALL CAMPERS takes place between 3:00pm-5:00pm on July 2nd
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner and our first pool session.
• Extended Day Camp hours: WED 5PM-9PM, THUR-SAT 8AM-9PM, SUN 8AM-4PM
• First Day pick up for Extended Day Campers is 9:00 pm at Branner Hall.
 
Check-out Sunday, July 6th
• Overnight and Ext. Day Campers need to be picked up between 4:00-5:00pm on July 6th
 
 

SESSION IV (JULY 7-11)

Check-in Monday, July 7th
• Check-in for ALL CAMPERS takes place between 3:00pm-5:00pm on July 7th
• Camp will begin with an orientation at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner and our first pool session.
• Extended Day Camp hours: MON 5PM-9PM, TUE-THUR 8AM-9PM, FRI 8AM-4PM
• First Day pick up for Extended Day Campers is 9:00 pm at Branner Hall.

Check-out Friday, July 11th
• Overnight and Ext. Day Campers need to be picked up between 4:00-5:00pm on July 11th
 
 

CAMP LODGING

ROOMMATE REQUESTS (2 Campers Per Room)
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 emailswim@ussportscamps.com 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. Boys and girls are housed on seperate floors with gender specific counselors on them.

Dorm: Branner Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning:  No
Key Deposit: Not required.  If you lose your key, you will be responsible for a $135 charge.
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.
 
 

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from the San Jose Airport or San Francisco International Airport we recommend using South & East Bay Shuttle 800-548-4664 or 408-559-9477 | www.southandeastbayairportshuttle.com. From SFO the cost is about $20 per person and $8 per additional person in the same party. From San Jose the cost is about $30 per person and $8 per additional person in the same party. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.

Facilities

Avery Aquatics Complex

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 Greg Meehan and Ted Knapp, as both are on the pool deck during each swim session.

1). This camp is open to any and all entrants.  2). Any athlete who has sufficient preparatory education to be academically eligible to enter college in the fall following the camp date will not be permitted to attend camp.  3). Drugs, alchohol and smoking are strictly prohibited and constitute grounds for immediate dismissal from camp.  4). 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

  • 7:00 AM Breakfast
  • 7:30 AM Extended Day Campers arrive
  • 8:00 AM Video review of stroke of the day
  • 9:00 AM Pool Session 1
  • 11:00 AM Dry Land and Flexibility session
  • Noon Lunch, rest and free-time
  • 2:00 PM Pool Session 2
  • 5:00 PM Dinner and rest
  • 7:00 PM Evening activities, games, camp store
  • 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 PM Lights out!

Meet Camp Coaches

Greg Meehan & Ted Knapp
Camp Director

Greg Meehan & Ted Knapp

Greg Meehan was named head women's swimming coach at Stanford in August of 2012, and the 2013-14 campaign marks his second on The Farm. Meehan wasted no time making his mark on the Cardinal program in his first season. He groomed nine student-athletes to 30 All-America honors during an eighth-place showing at the NCAA Championships, including NCAA 400 IM runner-up Maya DiRado....

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Regarded as one of the top assistants in the country during his tenure at Cal, Meehan took over the Cardinal program after leading the Golden Bear men's swimming and diving program to back-to-back national titles. Meehan, who spent five seasons with the Golden Bears, was promoted to associate head men's swimming and diving coach in 2011. In Meehan's five seasons with Cal, the program produced a pair of NCAA championships (2011, 2012) and a runner-up finish in 2010.

Prior to joining Cal's staff in 2008, Meehan was the head coach for both the men's and women's programs at the University of the Pacific. Meehan coached at Pacific from 2005-08, leading his women's team to a second-place finish at the Big West Conference Championships in 2006-07 and two fourth-place finishes.

On the men's side, Meehan led the Tigers to three fourth-place conference finishes. 

Prior to coaching at Pacific, Meehan was the assistant women's coach under Cyndi Gallagher at UCLA from 2001-05, helping the Bruins to a 2003 Pac-10 title and seventh-place NCAA finish in 2004. Thirty-three All-Americans were produced and 32 school records broken during his time with the Bruins, where he specialized in working with the distance and individual medley corps in addition to recruiting duties.

Meehan also was assistant women's coach at Princeton from 1999-2001, helping the Tigers to a 17-0 dual meet record and the 2000 and 2001 Ivy League titles. Meehan was the first assistant and later interim head coach at William & Mary in 1998-99.

In the summer of 2003, Meehan served as assistant coach for the USA Swimming National Distance Camp at the USOC Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., mentoring the top young male and female distance swimmers from around the country.

At the international level, Meehan was as a manager for the United States team that competed in the 2007 World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand.

A graduate of Rider, Meehan earned a degree in mathematics and secondary education. While at Rider, he competed in the 200 backstroke and was a member of several Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion relays. Meehan also was a four-time All-Academic Award recipient.

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Tracy Duchac
Assistant Coach

Tracy Duchac

Tracy Duchac was named assistant coach for the Stanford women's swimming team in 2012 after serving the previous season as an assistant at Arizona. The 2013-14 season marks her...

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Tracy Duchac was named assistant coach for the Stanford women's swimming team in 2012 after serving the previous season as an assistant at Arizona. The 2013-14 season marks her second on The Farm.

In her first season with the program, Stanford set four school and three Avery Aquatic Center records to help highlight the 2012-13 season. The Cardinal won the Pac-12 Conference Championships for the third time in four seasons, holding off second-place USC by 21 points. On top of an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, nine student-athletes combined for 30 All-American honors.

Duchac, who earned honorable mention All-America honors as a swimmer at Purdue, helped Arizona to a fifth-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Championships, the program's ninth consecutive NCAA finish in the top five.

Prior to her one-year stint at Arizona, Duchac served as the women's assistant coach at Texas A&M for five seasons.

Scott Armstrong
Assistant Coach

Scott Armstrong

Joining the Cardinal program in the summer of 2012, Scott Armstrong is in his second season as assistant coach at Stanford. Armstrong came to Stanford with a breadth of experience at the...

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Joining the Cardinal program in the summer of 2012, Scott Armstrong is in his second season as assistant coach at Stanford. Armstrong came to Stanford with a breadth of experience at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club and with USA Swimming.

In his first season as assistant coach, the Cardinal finished seventh at the NCAA Championships and set four school records, including a pair by two-time NCAA champion David Nolan (200 back, 200 IM). Kristian Ipsen also won a pair of NCAA diving titles while setting two school records in 2012-13.

Armstrong was at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club beginning in 2003 where he worked with Olympic coaches Murray Stephens, Bob Bowman and Paul Yetter. Armstrong helped implement the training plan for the Senior Elite group that included Olympians Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff.

Kathy Walker
Staff

Kathy Walker

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...

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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.

Ted Knapp
Camp Director

Ted Knapp

Ted Knapp was named Goldman Family Director of Men's Swimming in 2012 after serving as an assistant under Hall of Fame head coach Skip Kenney for 28 seasons. Currently in his 30th season with the Cardinal program, Knapp spent the 11 seasons prior to his most recently promotion as the team's associate head coach. Since coming to The Farm, Knapp has played an influential...

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Knapp oversees all phases of the program including daily workouts, team travel and recruiting. In addition, Knapp supervises all dry-land training and the team's strength program.

During his tenure at Stanford, Knapp has coached 10 different swimmers who have set 20 world records. Most recently, Paul Kornfeld was a part of the record-setting 400 medley relay team while swimming the breaststroke for Canada in 2009.

Knapp has also coached 19 Olympians who have represented eight countries at the Summer Games. At the 2008 Olympics alone, David and Jason Dunford, Phillip Morrison, Tobias Oriwol and 2008 gold medalist Ben Wildman-Tobriner each were Knapp-coached swimmers.

Other former Olympians who have trained under Knapp include Pablo Morales (three-time gold medalist), Jeff Rouse (three-time gold medalist) and Markus Rogen (two-time silver medalist).

Knapp has coached numerous NCAA champions, including 28 swimmers who teamed to total 69 individual titles. Morales accumulated a Stanford-record 235 points and 11 individual titles at the NCAA Championships in the mid-1980s.

In his first season as head coach, the Cardinal finished seventh at the NCAA Championships and set four school records, including a pair by two-time NCAA champion David Nolan (200 back, 200 IM). Kristian Ipsen also won a pair of NCAA diving titles while setting two school records in 2012-13.

Knapp was named the winner of CollegeSwimming.com's inaugural national assistant coach of the year award in 2011.

Knapp has also been involved with various national teams over the past two decades and was the head men's manager to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team. Knapp was the men's manager for both the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York and the 2002 U.S. Junior Team which competed in Rome.

Knapp was named assistant manager at the 2005 U.S. World Championships in Montreal and at the 2007 U.S. World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, Knapp provided talent stats for NBC's Triplecast at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and the on-deck red hat for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

A 1981 Stanford graduate with a degree in civil engineering, Knapp was a four-time letterman while specializing in the freestyle events. In his junior season (1979-80), Knapp earned All-America status after anchoring the Cardinal's 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.

Camper Reviews

Parent of Stanford Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved the experience!

Highly instructional, motivational, fun activities, and great staff. My daughter was motivated by the speaker from the Stanford swim team. Will definitely return next year.

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Parent of Stanford Day Camper

  • 4/5.
Great feedback!

Extremely well organized. Also, Ted Knapp and his staff were great at providing specific feedback to swimmers as they trained throughout the week of camp.

Stephano F. - LebanonStanford International Camper

  • 5/5.
Best time ever!

I had the best time ever. I learned a lot and improved my technique tremendously. Everything is so well organized. Coaches are amazing. I made friends from all over the world. An excellent camp for swimming competitively!

Parent of Stanford Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
See you next summer!

Wow! The Nike swim camp at Stanford was an incredible experience for our daughter. She has been home for two weeks and is still constantly talking about it. She improved her strokes, fine tuned her turns and loved all of the instructors and counselors. The dorm life experience was fun for her and as a parent I felt that it was safe and secure. Our daughter came home making friends from all over the world! They have all done a great job keeping in touch and she is definitely planning on returning next summer in fact she is planning to go for two weeks. Hats off to the tremendous staff for hosting a wonderful camp....it was such an incredible experience for our daughter.

Parent of Stanford Camper

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend!

Great camp for kids to improve their strokes. They break down their strokes and give them drills to reinforce these concepts. My 10 year old twin boys really benefited from the stroke work. Lots of feedback from the many coaches. If we could join a swim team like this we would. They worked on streamlining, head and body position, how to breath, turns. We will definitely send them next year.

Parent of Stanford Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Really loved camp!

Our daughter had a great experience at the Stanford camp. Great instruction, beautiful environment and met swimmers from all over the world. She really loved the camp. Two weeks was perfect coming from the east coast.

Madison B.Stanford Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Definitely recommend!

Personally, everything about this camp changed the way I swim in a positive way. Swimming for about 4 hours every day, dryland for 1, helps keep up everyone's strength and endurance for swimming. The people and staff were very welcoming and by the time camp ends you wish that you could stay just one more week! I would recommend this camp to anyone who would like to become a better, faster and more graceful swimmer.

Parent of Stanford International Campers

  • 5/5.
Awesome!

My kids were international campers, they had a week full of learning and fun. Every single day I picked them up at camp, I could notice how excited they were on this great experience. They improved their swimming techniques and overall they had the chance to know swimmers from other country and make friends. They can´t wait for next summer to go back again.

Paul R. Stanford Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Best swimming experience!

The Stanford swim camp was the best swimming experience in my life. The coaches were fantastic and I am clearly better today than I was before I arrived.

Parent of Stanford Swim Camper

  • 5/5.
Great camp!

My 13-year-old swimmer had a fantastic time at Nike Stanford 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 Stanford setting, especially the aquatics center were top-notch. My swimmer would love to attend again - and bring friends!

Coach of Stanford International Campers

  • 5/5.
Excellent camp!

In July of 2012, I took a group of 11 Brazilian swimmers to Stanford for one of Nike´s Swim Camps and could not have asked for a better experience for them. It was great to see some of the kids who barely spoke English blending in with other campers and the coaches so well. The coaches were very patient with the language barrier and all of them said it was a life-changing experience! Thanks to everyone! 

Parent of Stanford Overnight Campers

  • 4/5.
Thoroughly enjoyed camp!

My boys thoroughly enjoyed this camp! They swim on a year round team. This camp provided them with some great feedback on each of their strokes and they have continued to work on improving them since they left camp. I would highly recommend this camp to anyone who has a swimmer!

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