Cal Swim Camp
Learn from the Best at the
Cal Swim Camp at UC Berkeley!
Come join Olympic Coach, David Marsh, this summer 2023 and learn from the Best at the Cal Swim Camp! Cal is offering three sessions of outstanding stroke technique camps this summer on the beautiful campus of the University of California, Berkeley.
Campers will split time training between UC Berkeley's, Spieker Aquatics Complex and the brand new Legends Aquatics Center, which are some of the finest outdoor facilities in the United States. The main entrance to Legends Aquatic Center is on Bancroft Ave, one block down from Spieker Pool and RSF. Parking is available in the RSF Garage located on Bancroft or metered street parking.
The California Golden Bears had another historic season and took home the Men’s Swimming & Diving NCAA Championship title for the second consecutive season and the eighth time in program history.
All Cal Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you choose a camp that fits your level of development. All events are subject to change based on NCAA and Covid-19 restrictions. Due to high demand and limited capacity, prices are subject to increase as camp exceeds 25%/50%/75% capacity.
- For competitive swimmers ages 9-17
- Camp emphasis on technique and drill instruction covering all four strokes, starts and turns.
- 10:1 camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Every camper receives a camp t-shirt and swim cap
- Cal will also be hosting Cal Diving Camps June 9-11, June 26-28 and July 14-16
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Camp Director David Marsh
Internationally renowned swimming coach David Marsh is an associate head coach of both the men's and women's programs at Cal.View David Marsh's Bio ⟩
Marsh initially joined Cal's men's program on a interim basis in early February 2022 while then-assistant coach Chase Kreitler was away from the program on paternity leave.
Marsh's arrival in Bear Territory produced instant results, as Cal went on to win its fifth consecutive Pac-12 team championship on March 2-5 before ultimately reaching the collegiate pinnacle with its seventh all-time NCAA championship on March 23-26.
A 2021 International Swimming Hall of Fame inductee, Marsh is the founder and director of Team Elite Aquatics, considered to be one of the top professional swimming training groups in the United States. Marsh served as the U.S. Olympic Women's Head Coach in 2016 and was a three-time U.S. Olympic Men's Assistant Coach in 1996, 2000 and 2012.
Marsh was the head coach at Auburn from 1990-2007, leading the Tigers to an unparalleled run of success with seven men's NCAA team championships (1997, '99, 2003, '04, '05, '06, '07) and five women's NCAA team championships (2002, '03, '04, '06, '07). He amassed 17 SEC titles (13 men's, four women's) while at Auburn. Durden was an assistant coach on Marsh's Auburn staff from 2000-05, helping the Tiger men's and women's teams to six national championships during that span.
A native of Miami, Florida, Marsh has coached more than 60 Olympians from 20-plus countries. His swimmers have combined to win 89 individual NCAA titles and 277 individual SEC titles. He was also the head coach at UC San Diego from 2017-19, and most recently led the LA Current of the International Swimming League (ISL) during the 2021 season.
Marsh earned his degree in business administration in 1981 from Auburn, where he was a five-time All-American backstroker.
Co-Director Kristin Marsh
Kristin Marsh swam for Cal in the late 80’s and has coached numerous clubs and high school student athletes over the last 30 years. Kristin was awarded the North Carolina High School (All Divisions) Coach of the Year in 2017. Kristin founded the Pine Lake Preparatory swim teams and quickly won 3 consecutive 1A-2A State NC championships.View Kristin Marsh's Bio ⟩
More recently, Coach Marsh served as an assistant coach for the LA Current of the International Swim League (ISL), the world’s first professional league. Kristin currently serves as Director of the Coronado Team Elite Swim club in San Diego and serves as an assistant coach at Berkeley High School.
Head Coach David Durden
California men’s swimming & diving has established itself as the premier collegiate and post-graduate program in the country under the guidance of head coach David Durden, who will enter his 16th season at the helm in 2022-23. Durden is also currently serving as Cal's Acting Director of Swimming & Diving, overseeing both the men's and women's programs.View David Durden's Bio ⟩
For his efforts, Durden was charged with leading Team USA as the Head Coach for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, on July 23-Aug. 8, 2021. The American men totaled 12 medals (8 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze), including four combined medals by Cal greats Ryan Murphy (silver in the 200m backstroke, bronze in the 100m backstroke, gold & world record 4x100 medley relay) & Tom Shields (gold in the 4x100 medley relay).
Durden's Golden Bears reached the collegiate pinnacle in 2021-22 by hoisting the NCAA team trophy for the fifth time in his Cal tenure. After finding itself in third place following the first two days of the meet, Cal surged into the lead on day three and posted an eventual 51-point victory over the field with 487.5 total points. The Bears won two NCAA individual titles & one relay title; Hugo González set NCAA & U.S. Open records (3:32.88) as he won the 400 IM title, Destin Lasco captured the 200 backstroke crown in 1:37.71 and the quartet of Destin Lasco, Reece Whitley, Trenton Julian and Björn Seeliger swam to the 400 medley relay title in 3:00.36.
Cal has finished among the top two teams at the NCAA Championships each of the past 12 meets, dating back to 2010. Durden has been named NCAA Coach of the Year six times (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019 and 2022) & earned Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors 11 times, including five consecutive years dating back to 2018.
The 2020-21 season saw the Bears total a staggering 568 swimming points and earned a runner-up finish at the 2021 NCAA Championships. Standout sprinter Ryan Hoffer took the spotlight with an individual sweep (50 free, 100 free, 100 fly) and two relay titles in the 200 free & 400 free relays.
The 2018-19 campaign was another season of success for the Bears as they stood atop the NCAA Championships podium in March, defeating the reigning champion Texas Longhorns in their home pool. Along with this team win, Cal senior Andrew Seliskar was named NCAA swimmer of the meet for his three individual wins along with his contributions on four relays.
The summer of 2019 was also a busy one for the Bears. Durden served as the Head Coach for Team USA at world championships in Gwangju, South Korea where three Bears came home with seven medals. Across the three major international meets (Worlds, World University Games and Pan Ams), the Bears had a total of 10 athletes earn 24 medals. Cal also placed 10 men on the USA national team.
The summer of 2016 was a historic one for the Bears with six individuals qualifying for the Rio Olympic Games for Team USA. The group brought home an incredible eleven medals, eight of which were gold:
- Ryan Murphy - 100 backstroke (GOLD and a new world record), 200 backstroke (GOLD), 4X100 medley relay (GOLD)
- Anthony Ervin - 50 freestyle (GOLD), 4x100 free relay (GOLD)
- Nathan Adrian - 4x100 free relay (GOLD), 4x100 medley relay (GOLD), 100 freestyle (BRONZE), 50 freestyle (BRONZE)
- Josh Prenot - 200 breaststroke (SILVER)
- Tom Shields - 4x100 medley relay (GOLD)
- Jacob Pebley - 200 backstroke (5th)
For his efforts, Durden was named an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic team and was the American Swim Coaches Association 2016 Coach of the Year.
Since taking over the Cal program in the fall of 2007, Durden has produced 34 individual NCAA champions and has seen 17 relays win national crowns. He has also guided Cal swimmers to 91 Pac-12 individual titles and 46 conference relay titles. In 2016-17, Ryan Murphy won both backstroke events at NCAAs for the fourth year in a row, becoming only the fourth male swimmer ever (John Naber, Pablo Morales, Brendan Hansen) to earn a career sweep in both distances of one stroke.
Beyond the collegiate ranks, Cal has assembled one of the most decorated professional groups in the sport. All of the post-grads in Durden’s program swam for the Bears during their college years, which provides a unique connection and mentorship to the undergrad swimmers. Headlining this group are swimming legends Nathan Adrian, Ryan Murphy and Josh Prenot who account for 15 Olympic medals thus far in their careers.
Snapshot of Durden’s coaching accomplishments while at Cal (2007-present):
- 5 NCAA team championships (2011, 2012, 2014, 2019, 2022)
- 7 NCAA runner-up finishes (2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021)
- 6-time NCAA Coach of the Year (2010. 2011. 2012. 2014, 2019, 2022)
- 2016 ASCA Coach of the Year
- 11-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
- 51 NCAA titles (34 individual, 17 relay)
- 137 Pac-12 titles (91 Individual, 46 relay)
- Saw eight Cal swimmers reach the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for four different countries & guided Team USA's Ryan Murphy (one gold, one silver, one bronze) & Tom Shields (one gold) to the podium
- Coached six Cal swimmers to 11 Olympic medals in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, including 8 golds and an individual world record by Ryan Murphy in the 100 meter backstroke
- Mentored swimmers to three Olympic medals in 2012, including Nathan Adrian’s individual Olympic gold in the 100-meter freestyle in London
- Team USA coaching appointments:
- Head Men’s Olympic coach, 2020
- Head Men’s World Championship coach, 2019, 2017, 2015
- Assistant Men’s Olympic coach, 2016
- Assistant Men’s World Championship coach, 2011
Prior to his arrival in Berkeley, Durden guided Maryland's men's and women's swimming and diving from 2005-07. A former assistant at powerhouse Auburn from 2002-05, Durden helped the Tiger men's and women's teams capture a total of six NCAA team championships - the men winning in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and the women winning in 2002, 2003 and 2004.
A 1998 graduate of UC Irvine, Durden earned a degree in electrical engineering. He competed on the Anteaters' swim team from 1994-97 and was the 1997 Big West Conference champion in the 200 butterfly. He and his wife, Cathy, reside in Moraga with their son, Jack (born January 2009) and daughter, Mia (born March 2010).
Assistant Coach Noah Yanchulis
Noah Yanchulis joined the Cal Berkeley coaching staff in June 2023 and will serve as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's programs .View Noah's Bio ⟩
Prior to Cal, Noah coached at Oklahoma Christian University since 2018 and most recently served as the program’s Associate Head Coach. He worked with head coach Josh Davis to build the program into a NCAA Division II power, one that placed 10th nationally in 2023 and produced a national champion during the 2021-22 season.
He was a two-time Big East Conference most outstanding swimmer while competing collegiately at Seton Hall from 2014-2018. While there, he won 10 Big East titles, including three each in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle. He established himself as arguably the best swimmer in Seton Hall history.
Noah is originally from Annapolis, Maryland and grew up training and competing for the Naval Academy Aquatic Club.
Camp Coordinator Eloise Riley
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. This summer, Cal is offering three sessions of day camp (9:00am-3:00pm) for ages 9-17.
- Dates: June 15-18 (Thurs-Sun), June 19-22 (Mon-Thurs) & August 19-20 (Sat-Sun)
- Age Group: 9-17
- Gender: Coed
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: 9:00am-3:00pm
- Check-In: 8:30am
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
- Program: The Stroke Technique program is designed for athletes who are competitive swimmers and provide them with a better understanding of swimming fundamentals. Stroke refinement along with constructive feedback will be the focus of the camp and allows each participant to gain a greater knowledge of proper stroke mechanics and ways to improve themselves individually.
PLEASE NOTE: Participants are expected to have basic swim knowledge. These camps DO NOT teach participants how to swim. Enrollment will be limited to ensure that individuals will receive special attention and maximize their participation. For your safety and benefit, we recommend all participants have competitive swimming experience (E.G. U.S.S. Age Group, National Qualifiers, High School Swimmers, or Summer League Swimmers) with all four competitive strokes: Fly, Back, Breast and Freestyle.
PRIVATE COACHING: A limited number (6 slots per day) of one on one sessions by the camp counselors and coaches will be offered for camps June 15-18 and June 19-22. The lesson will be 1 hour long and do a deep dive into individual adjustments to stroke and racing details. PRICE: $125
Legends Aquatic Center
2214 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Spieker Aquatics Complex
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Parking is available in the RSF Parking Garage
as well as metered street parking. Please be aware of parking restrictions.
Check-in: Saturday, August 19th
- Check-in 8:30am at Legends Aquatic Center
Check-out: Sunday, August 20th
- There will be a brief closing ceremony at 2:30pm at the pool. ALL CAMPERS must depart immediately following the closing ceremony.
There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to drop off and pick up your child on time.
Lunch is NOT provided each day. Please bring a healthy lunch and snacks each day.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Morning and afternoon training sessions
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
- Camp T-shirt & Prizes: Campers will receive a Nike Swim Camps t-shirt and prizes.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio
- Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience.
- Equipment Needed: Please bring your water swimsuit, swim cap, googles and towel(s)
- Facility: Legends Aquatic Center & Spieker Aquatic Complex
- Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Dryland Training Gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts, sweatshirt)
- Warm jacket and sweats (for possible fog during morning training sessions)
- Swim Cap
- Hat or Visor
- Sandals/ Flip Flops
- Water Bottle
- Healthy Lunch and Snacks each day
- University of California Release Form (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
- Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE SWIM CAMP FAQ
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CAMP LODGING - NO HOUSING PROVIDED
RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT BERKELEY
2121 Center St
Berkeley, CA 94704
THE CLAREMONT HOTEL
41 Tunnel Rd
Berkeley, CA 94705
2600 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Hotel Main: 510-845-8981
DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON HOTEL BERKELEY MARINA
200 Marina Boulevard
Berkeley, CA 94710
Hotel Main: 510-548-7920
The camp is not allowed to offer any transportation to and from camps. The airport closest to the Berkeley campus is Oakland International Airport; San Francisco International Airport is also within a reasonable distance. Campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from camp.
CAL DIVING CAMP
Cal will also be hosting a Cal Diving Camp this summer June 9-11, June 26-28 and July 14-16.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 AM Pool Session 1
- 11:30 AM Lunch
- 12:30 PM Discussion/Stretching
- 1:00 PM Dry-Land Training
- 1:30 PM Pool Session 2
- 3:00 PM Campers Depart
Spieker Aquatics Complex
The Spieker Aquatics Complex is located on Bancroft Way, between Dana St. and Ellsworth St. Upon your arrival, campers are placed in groups with other swimmers that have similiar abilities and goals. Our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.
Legends Aquatics Center
UC Berkeley's Legends Aquatics Center, is the newest and one of the finest outdoor facilities in the United States. The main entrance to Legends Aquatic Center is on Bancroft Ave, one block down from Spieker Pool and RSF. Parking is available in the RSF Garage located on Bancroft or metered street parking.
Very skilled and experienced coaches.
July 12, 2016: Cal swim camp builds up kids' passion of swimming. All of staff are professional and teach kids well. My son even made his new record at 50 Y Freestyle from 38 seconds to 29.84 seconds. Very impressive! Thank you to all of the staff for making swimming more fun. Go Bears!
— Tony R. Parent
Most rewarding experience!
July 13, 2016: Cal Swim Camp is a most rewarding experience for our 12-years-old daughter. Coach Teri McKeever and her whole team not only teach the young swimmers the techniques, but also other aspects on making a swimmer into a competitive athlete. The four-day camp was well organized with hard work and fun. A must experience for any teenage swimmers who desire get better!
— Jane M. Parent
I highly recommend this camp!
July 11, 2016: This camp is very fun. I had a lot of fun with the team cheers and the meet, meeting an olympic swimmer, and improving my times. The staff is very nice. I highly recommend this camp.
— Valerie P. Camper
Great learning experience!
July 11, 2016: We really liked the Nike Swim Camp at Berkeley! My sons learned a lot of new swimming drills for all 4 types of strokes and turns. I am sure this will help them practice better in the long run. Most important of all, my kids were very inspired by their coaches who had just returned from the Olympic trials. The coaches themselves, were extremely kind and courteous and they made the camp a great learning experience for each of my children.
— Donald S. Parent
July 11, 2016: Thank you so much for an inspiring camp. It was a great balance of challenging training and having a good time. Now my son is asking how to get to UC Berkeley and swim and I love that he has this added perspective and renewed spirit for the sport. It's all because of the professional and seasoned counselors, staff that you have assembled. I hope you continue to have these camps.
— Devin H. Parent
July 7, 2015: Thank you so much Kristen for the wonderful job that you, Terri and your counselors did for the swimmers. This is her second year attending the camp, and first sleep away camp experience at 12! She was looking forward to the week all year long and was thrilled to meet Missy Franklin and Dana Vollmer (2nd year in a row). Natalia looks up to those women and all the collegiate swimmers she met this week.
— Brenda W. Parent
July 6, 2015: When I asked my daughter to sum up what she learned at camp she said, "I learned that I really love swimming!" This camp has encouraged her to keep striving and she was incredibly motivated by meeting Missy Franklin, but she was equally thrilled to be with and learn from her camp counselors and honored to work with Teri McKeever. The Cal spirit was strong and I have no doubt that she wants to become a Cal Bear one day. She'll be back next year - perhaps even for two weeks. Love, Love Loved it! Thank you!
— Katie A. Parent
Get better this summer!
July 3, 2015: What I love about this camp for my swimmer is it builds confidence; improves their abilities; and gives them a chance to swim with other campers with similar goals and see what it takes to be on a college team or even shoot for the olympics.
— Avery L. Parent
July 1, 2015: My 13-year-old swimmer had a fantastic time at the Cal 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 campus setting, especially the aquatics center were top-notch. My swimmer would love to attend again - and bring friends!
— Alexis E. Parent
June 30, 2015: This was an incredible experience for my daughter. She was so excited to fill me in on the day’s activities and even more excited to tell us what she was learning. I’ve never heard this type of excitement from my daughter about any camp or activity she has done in the past as we did with this camp. She now has a new spark for swimming and she can’t wait for her fall season to start. She had a blast.
— Bruno C. Parent
June 30, 2015: Just want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU to the staff, coaches and campers! What a wonderful experience for my son and daughter. They have grown in so many ways, I am very pleased with the outcome from camp! Thanks!
— Ian P. Parent
July 8, 2014: I loved the camp and hope to go both weeks next summer!
— Jeremy P. Camper
Best camp ever!
July 8, 2014: Best camp ever! My son was so happy he came home and made many new friends. He loved meeting the Olympic athletes, and thought Terry McGeever and the staff were very kind and excellent coaches. The counselors were fantastic and looked after the kids and made sure they were safe at all times. My son is ready to go back next year!! Many thanks to all!!
— Meg R. Camper
July 7, 2014: My son started swimming competitively a year ago. He just turned 11. He came away from Cal's Swim Camp more confident and committed to swimming and can't wait to go back next summer. My husband and I were blown away by the coaches and counselors. They bring a level of seriousness and experience, combined with a positive approach that is inspiring. Cal Swim Camp, according to my son, was one of the best experiences of his life.
— Gigi C. Parent
top level instruction!
July 7, 2014: This experience gives kids a taste of college life and top level instruction. My daughter has a visual of what college is and will be for her. Seeing the dedication that student athletes must have has been very eye opening for her as well. Being able to talk with the student athletes has made my daughter more motivated to make better eating habits and be more focused in her school work. Thank you for kicking her into high gear!
— Sue N. Parent
My son still talks about camp!
July 6, 2014: My son still talks about his time at camp and how much he loved it. The instruction he received and the talks from Olympic athletes "made his life." my son is more excited about swimming and is able to correct his mistakes better now. My husband and I have definitely noticed all of his improvements. The only complaints we heard were about the food and having little options, but other then that this camp was great. Our son has already asked to come back next year.
— Katie P. Parent
What a priceless experience!
July 23, 2019: My daughter was so excited to meet real Olympians and touch a gold and silver medal. She got to swim in the pool with Olympian Tom Shields and be coached by Teri McKeever, who is one of the top swim coaches in the world! She worked with two coach/counselors who were on the Cal swim team and they were inspiring, fun and full of amazing information. What a priceless experience!
— Rebecca M. Parent
Inspiration to keep swimming!
July 14, 2016: This camp was great at not only teaching but also showing me so much about swimming, most of information that I never heard of before coming. Now that I've attended it, I definitely have gotten more inspiration to keep swimming as well as many more drills to practice!
— Kennedy L. Camper
I would go back in a heart beat!
July 14, 2016: Anyone looking to go to this camp would be wise to attend. The camp is very well run and they have great technique instructions. All of the staff/instructors are not just personable but also very knowledgeable. I would go back in a heart beat!
— Delia S. Camper
July 16, 2016: Cal Swim Camp was a fantastic experience! The coaches were knowledgeable and inspiring and really passed on their experience to the campers. We'd definitely do this camp again, it's a must-do for all serious swimmers. Go Bears!
— Pam F. Parent
July 22, 2016: Everything at Cal Swim Camp was OUTSTANDING. Could not have been more pleased. My daughter loved it and we are already making plans to return. The instructors were world class swimmers, but you would never know it by the way they treated my child. She had an absolute blast and loved all of the counselors. What a great opportunity to be on deck with Coach McKeever and her coaches.
— Taylor T. Parent
I highly recommend the Nike swim camp for any level of swimmer!
July 22, 2016: I highly recommend the Nike swim camp for any level of swimmer. The coaches seemed to cater to each swimmers skill level and my daughter learned various skills which I saw her use at her swim meets following the camp. One in particular, which I found to stand out and help her quite a bit, was to " be fierce on the block." Which is how my daughter explained it, even her coaches noticed her improved stance. Lastly and most impressively, at the swim meet she attended just one week after the camp she improved all her 50m times by at least 1.5 seconds!! It was a great experience for her and we definitely plan on attending next summer.
— Marcella N. Parent
I recommend it for all levels and ages of swimmers!
July 24, 2016: One of the best Cal camps my child has ever taken, thanks to her amazing team of student coaches. Where else can my child spend this much time with such amazing swimmers and Coach Teri on the pool deck, but even more importantly: amazing, kind people. There are no better role models than these Cal Coaches and this is what set the camp above all others. One in particular was such a great role model and offered a great deal of personalized, technical feedback to each swimmer on every stroke. He was "right on" for feedback and encouragement. He would be an amazing swim coach if he should ever choose that route. My child came home saying, "If I could have coaching like the camp all the time I'd be a really great swimmer!" Seeing these coaches demonstrate strokes and drills from only a few feet away will be a savored memory. Thank you Cal, Teri, and coaches for putting together a world class camp that my child will not forget anytime soon. This camp had so much value all round (the best cost, the best coaches, the best facility, the best Cal experience, etc) and I recommend it for all levels and ages of swimmers.
— Hannah H. Parent
We look forward to being back next year!
June 21, 2017: My daughter was truly inspired. She made new friends, learned new techniques and most of all had a lot of fun not to mention she improved her 50 time by 2 seconds in the closing meet. All your Cal swim counselors did a fantastic job. We look forward to being back next year.
— Faith B. Parent
July 12, 2017: My daughter loved camp, and loved her coaches! She enjoyed being challenged while having fun, and she especially loved improving her technique! It helped that she was inspired by her coaches, and the Olympians she met. Thanks for a great experience to put in her bank of memories!
— Jason R. Parent
July 12, 2017: My daughter gained some great new skills and techniques from this camp. The energy of the Cal Swim Team Coaches is just infectious. She came home excited to go to Club practice and is swimming with a new fire!
— Sandra O. Parent
Best Swim Camp!
July 14, 2017: Cal Camp by far is the best swim camp my daughters have attended. It was an extremely positive experience for my daughters. It was very well organized. My daughters loved every minute - the training, spending time with Cal swimmers, and touring the school. All the swim coaches were personable and inspiring. We saw a massive improvement in my daughters' times after they attended this camp. They hope to attend another Cal camp in the future.
— Claire R. Parent
July 2, 2018: Outstanding experience! My daughter loved the coach to camper ratio and that the coaches were “real” Cal swimmers! The balance of technique, training and inspirational talks was outstanding. We’ll be back!!
— Alexis S. Parent
Wonderful learning experience!
July 9, 2018: Modern, safe, clean facility. Camp was so well organized and information given ahead of time and throughout the week. Camp was fun and a wonderful learning experience. We highly recommend for anyone wanting to improve their swimming skills and have fun.
— Brian F. Parent
Will definitely be back!
July 19, 2019: This year was my daughter's fourth camp session. Last year we did two sessions in a row. This year we only did one but quickly remembered how amazing this camp is and regretted not doing two sessions. Will definitely be back next year! Thank you!
— Alex N. Parent
Thank you for an incredible camp experience!
July 22, 2019: Having been to other swim camps, this was by far the best one. The ratio of swimmers to coaches during her session (1:6) was ideal and the coaches were really fun, encouraging, and seemed generally enthusiastic to be there (much different from other camps). She benefited most from the classroom sessions and the swim stations. She enjoyed hearing from Olympians like Abby & Dana. On the drive home from camp, she was quick to say that she wanted to come back next year and possibly do the winter camp too! Thank you for an incredible camp experience!
— Myra F. Parent
Inspiring and Valuable!
July 23, 2019: It was amazing to learn so much about stroke technique and practice it in the water. The environment of the camp was very encouraging, and the coaches were always there to talk to and answer any questions the campers had. It was also inspiring to hear a few Olympic athletes talk about their swimming experience, providing the campers with some valuable insight. Overall, Cal Swim Camp was fun, encouraging, and a great experience!
— Elizabeth W. Camper
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.