Nike Water Polo Camp at UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California
The Nike Water Polo Camp at the University of California, Santa Cruz is designed to help youth and high school water polo players improve their overall game so they can compete at the next level.
UC Santa Cruz is an easy drive from the Bay Area and beyond. The campus, defined by rolling meadows and towering redwoods, is a perfect environment for the Nike Water Polo Camp and has always been a camper favorite! UC Santa Cruz offers an Olympic-sized pool with an ocean view, comfortable dormitories, and an excellent dining hall.
Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other players 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.
- Open to all ability levels
- Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Two daily water sessions; one daily dry-land session
- Fun evening activities
- Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt
1). This camp is open to any and all entrants. 2). Drugs, alchohol and smoking are strictly prohibited and constitute grounds for immediate dismissal from camp. 3). For your safety and benefit, we recommend that you choose a camp that fits your particular skills and level of development.Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director Randy Whitchurch returns as lead instructor of the 2012 Nike Water Polo Camp. A longtime Nike Camp director, Randy was the head water polo coach at UC Santa Cruz from 2000-2007. Prior to that, Whitchurch was the Head Coach at Foothill College, Sacred Heart High School, and Castilleja High School, where he led his team to the first of three CIF CCS section championship games. Whitchurch is a graduate of Stanford, where he played water polo and was an All-American swimmer.
Kim Musch, UCSC’s Aquatic Director and Head Swim Coach. Coach Musch has been involved with coaching for over 25 years and brings a wealth of water polo knowledge to this camp.
Jeff Tyrrell will be joining the camp as a guest instructor. Jeff has been a member of the USA Water Polo National Team since 2006. He played collegiate water polo at Cal where he won back to back National Titles in 2006 & 2007. Jeff scored the game winning goal as time expired in the 2006 National Championship to lead the Cal past USC. After graduating from Cal Tyrrell played professionally in Italy (Roma Vis Nova, Rari Nantes Camogli) and Croatia (VK Sibenik).
Campers stay 2 per room in Stevenson College Circle and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
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.