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Located between San Francisco and San Jose, in the heart of Silicon Valley, the 2017 Stanford Swim Camps are directed by Head Coaches Greg Meehan and Ted Knapp and 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 located on the beautiful Stanford University campus. Upon arrival, campers are placed in groups with other swimmers that have similar abilities and goals. Our camp staff does their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.

♦ One week of day camp and four overnight sessions are available this summer!
Highlights Include
  • For competitive swimmers ages 9-17
  • 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)
  • Underwater film review/analysis of all four strokes
  • 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
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Camp Coaches

  • Greg Meehan Stanford

    Camp Director Greg Meehan & Ted Knapp

    Greg Meehan was voted “Coach of the Year” after winning the 2017 NCAA Women’s Swimming Championship. USA Swimming has also named Meehan as one of the American head coaches for the 2017 World Championships. 

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  • Ted Knapp Stanford

    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.

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  • Tracy Duchac Stanford Swim

    Assistant Coach Tracy Duchac

    Tracy Duchac was promoted to Associate Head Coach of the Stanford women's swimming and diving team in 2014 after serving two years as an assistant. The 2014-15 season marks her third on The Farm.

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  • Jeff Kostoff Stanford Swim

    Assistant Coach Jeff Kostoff

    Jeff Kostoff, a member of the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame and former Indiana assistant swimming coach, was hired in the summer of 2016 to join the Cardinal as a men’s assistant swimming

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  • Kathy Walker Stanford Swim

    Camp Director Kathy Walker

    Directing camp this summer is Kathy Walker.

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Camp Details

2017 CAMP DATES & DIRECTORS

DAY CAMP - (JUNE 19-22) - Directed by Ted Knapp and Greg Meehan
SESSION I - (JUNE 23-26) - Directed by Ted Knapp and Greg Meehan
SESSION II - (JULY 2-6) - Directed by Ted Knapp and Greg Meehan 
SESSION III - (JULY 7-11) - Directed by Ted Knapp and Greg Meehan
SESSION IV - (JULY 12-16) - Directed by Ted Knapp

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

• Lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap

EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch & dinner
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike 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 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.

DAY CAMP DETAILS (JUNE 19-22)

  • Special Combo Day Camp led by Ted Knapp and Greg Meehan
  • All campers check-in at 8:00am on Monday, June 19th at the Avery Aquatic Complex terrace above the pool.
  • Each day please bring a Bag lunch
  • Camp concludes at 3:00pm on Thursday, June 22nd

Each day begins with Film review of the best swimmers in the world swimming the stroke focus of the day. Morning water session is focused on technique of 1 stroke following the pattern below.  Dryland to follow the morning water session.  The afternoon session is a mixture of technique review and video of themselves swimming underwater and a skill following the pattern below.  

SCHEDULE

Morning (AM) Stroke Focus • Afternoon (PM) Video of morning stroke & Skill

  • Monday - AM: Free | PM: Starts 
  • Tuesday - AM: Back | PM: Long Axis Turns (Back & Free)
  • Wednesday - AM: Breast | PM: Short Axis Turns (Fly & Breast)
  • Thursday - AM: Fly | PM: Relay Starts

OVERNIGHT CAMP DETAILS (4 SESSIONS AVAILABLE)

  • Greg Meehan and Ted Knapp will be Co-Directing three sessions of camp
  • Ted Knapp will be Directing the fourth session of camp 
  • Campers are invited to attend more than one session
  • There is a $100 overnight fee to stay in-between sessions

SESSION I - TRAINING CAMP (JUNE 23-26)

Our Training Camp session is a more condensed camp with 3 pool sessions on both Saturday and Sunday.

Check-in Friday, June 23rd

  • Check-in for ALL CAMPERS takes place at 5:00pm on June 23rd on Trancos lawn
  • Camp will begin with an orientation at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and our first pool session
  • Extended Day Camp hours: FRI 5PM-8PM, SAT-SUN 8AM-9PM, MON 8AM-4PM
  • First Day pick up for Extended Day Campers is 9:00 pm at Trancos Houses of Wilbur Hall

Check-out Monday, June 26th

  • Overnight and Ext. Day Campers need to be picked at 4:00pm on June 26th from the Avery Aquatic Center
SCHEDULE

Friday: 

  • 6:30-8:00pm: Meeting and Introductory workout.  Cover training expectations

Saturday: 

  • 8:00am: Video
  • 9:30-11:00am: Anaerobic Test Set + Dryland – 30 min
  • 11:00-2:00pm: Lunch and Rest
  • 2:00-3:30pm : Threshold Set based on Test Results
  • 4:00-6:00pm: Dinner and Rest
  • 6:30-7:30pm: Free/Back technique
  • 7:30-9:00pm: Evening games and activities

Sunday: 

  • 8:00am: Video
  • 9:30-11:00am: IM Training Set + Dryland – 30 min
  • 11:00-2:00pm: Lunch and Rest
  • 2:00-3:30pm : Stroke Groups
  • 4:00-6:00pm: Dinner and Rest
  • 6:30-7:30pm: Breast/Fly technique
  • 7:30-9:00pm: Evening games and activities

Monday:

  • 8:00am: Video
  • 9:30-10:45am: Freestyle DPS + Dryland – 30 min
  • 11:00am: Overnight luggage to holding area
  • 12:00pm: Lunch and Rest
  • 2:00-3:30pm: Lactate Set
  • 4:00pm: Camp Ends

Overnight Stroke Technique Camp (4 nights, 5 days)

SESSION II - (JULY 2-6)
SESSION III - (JULY 7-11)
SESSION IV - (JULY 12-16)

Each day begins with Film review of the best swimmers in the world swimming the stroke focus of the day. Morning water session is focused on technique of 1 stroke following the pattern below.  Dryland to follow AM water session.  Afternoon session is a mixture of technique review and video of themselves swimming underwater and a skill following the pattern below.  Evening activities include games and activities.

Check-in

  • Check-in for ALL CAMPERS takes place between 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Camp will begin with an orientation at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner and our first pool session.
  • Extended Day Camp hours: DAY 1 5PM-9PM, DAY 2-DAY 4 8AM-9PM, DAY 5 8AM-4PM
  • First Day pick up for Extended Day Campers is at 9:00 pm

Check-out

  • Overnight and Ext. Day Campers need to be picked up at 4:00pm from the Avery Aquatic Center
SCHEDULE

Morning (AM) Stroke Focus • Afternoon (PM) Mix of Video, Technique & Skill

  • Day 1 - No AM Session | PM: 1 hour intro water session (Swim all 4 strokes)
  • Day 2 - AM: Free | PM: Free Review & Starts
  • Day 3 - AM: Back | PM: Back Review & Long Axis Turns (Back & Free)
  • Day 4 - AM: Breast | PM: Breast Review & Short Axis Turns (Fly & Breast)
  • Day 5 - AM: Fly | PM: Fly Review & Relay Starts and Relays

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 email swim@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: Trancos Hall & Kimball Hall
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning:  No
  • Key Deposit: Not required.  If you lose your key, you will be responsible for a $185 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 fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into the San Francisco or San Jose Airport. There are many local shuttle options, one we have worked with in the past and can recommend is A1 Executive Shuttle. Please contact Jon Reno at 831-239-3866 or email: a1executiveshuttle@gmail.com to make reservations.

If you are flying as an unaccompanied minor, the Stanford Swim Camp offers a meet and greet service for a fee. A Stanford Staff member will meet your camper in baggage claim and walk them to their pre-arranged shuttle (Arrivals) and/or meet your camper off of their shuttle and walk them to the security check-point (Departures). Please Note: The Stanford Swim Camp does not provide the actual transportation service to/from any airports. You will need to pre-arrange the shuttle for your camper. The preferred arrival times are between 12:00-3:00pm on the first day of camp and preferred departure times are between 6:00-9:00pm on the last day of camp. To add the meet and greet service, please check the appropriate item during the online registration and complete and return the camp transportation form included in the registration packet.

HOTEL OPTIONS

The Clement Hotel is the Sheraton's newest hotel in Palo Alto.  Conveniently located across from Stanford University and within walking distance to downtown Palo Alto.   

No detail has been overlooked at The Clement Hotel, Palo Alto’s newest and most inspiring urban retreat, providing personalized concierge services and privacy in a luxurious residential environment. Experience all-inclusive luxury, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and all beverages prepared in our Open Kitchen with our Chef presiding, in the Dining Room, the Outdoor Dining Terrace, the privacy of your guest suite, or in a cabana on our private roof-top pool deck overlooking the picturesque Stanford University campus. Call for reservations at 650.322.7111 or visit our website www.theclementpaloalto.com.

All-inclusive luxury. Exclusively for you.

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!

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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). Drugs, alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited and constitute grounds for immediate dismissal from camp. 3). 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.

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