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Derived from Cal’s popular summer swim camp, Cal's coaching staff and current swimmers, are proud to offer an abbreviated winter swim clinic in December on the beautiful campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

Directed by UC Berkeley Associate Head Coach, David Marsh, get a mid-season behind-the-scenes look at Cal Swimming. From in water training and dry-land conditioning, to classroom content and discussions, this two day winter clinic will help you become a more effective and passionate swimmer.

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.

Highlights Include
  • Low 10:1 campers to instructor ratio
  • Limited to 100 campers
  • Camp Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Midseason behind-the-scenes look at Cal Swimming
  • In water training, dry-land conditioning, classroom content and discussions
  • All campers receive a Cal swim camp t-shirt and chance to win other prizes
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Camp Coaches

  • David marsh cal swimming

    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
  • Kristin marsh cal swimming

    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
  • David Durden Cal Mens Swmming

    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
  • Noah yanchulis cal swimming

    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 .

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  • Eloise riley cal swimming

    Camp Coordinator Eloise Riley

Camp Details


You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. This winter, Cal is offering a two day clinic for ages 9-18. The camp curriculum is designed for competitive swimmers to help them attain a higher level of confidence, technical accuracy, and execution to maximize their swimming potential. Enrollment will be limited to ensure that individuals will receive special attention and maximize their participation. This is not a "learn-to-swim" program. 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.

  • Dates: December 16-17
  • Age Group: 9-18
  • Gender: Coed
  • Camp Type: Day Camp
  • Schedule: 9:00am-3:00pm, Saturday-Sunday
  • Check-In: Check-in between 8:30-9:00 am on Saturday at UC Berkeley's Legends Aquatics Center
  • 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.


Legends Aquatic Center
2214 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.


Saturday, December 16th & Sunday, December 17th

  • Check-in between 8:30-9:00 am on Saturday at UC Berkeley's Legends Aquatics Center.
  • Check-out takes place at 3:00 pm each day.

Lunch is NOT provided each day. Please bring a healthy lunch and snacks each day.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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!


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)
  • Backpack
  • Swimsuit
  • Swim Cap
  • Googles
  • Towel
  • Hat or Visor
  • Sandals/ Flip Flops
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Healthy Lunch and Snacks each day
  • Fins
  • 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.


For general questions about our swim camps please see our FAQ page.

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• Camp Hours: Saturday: 11:00am-3:30pm & Sunday: 9:00am-3:00pm
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Due to University and NCAA Policies, we are not allowed to offer any transportation to and from camps.

Legends Aquatic Center Cal Berkeley


Campers receive instruction on all four strokes along with starts and turns at UC Berkeley's Legends Aquatics Center, 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.

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.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 4.71 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Sadie really enjoyed camp, her coaches and worked hard

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Thank you!

    December 22, 2021: My 11 year old daughter had an incredible time. She loved being able to swim in such an amazing pool in an amazing complex. She was most motivated by the ability to get first hand instructions from world class athletes and coaches and was inspired to hear their stories. We will consider going again for sure. Thank you!

    — John H. Parent

    • 4/5.
    Great confidence builder!

    December 21, 2019: I truly enjoyed the experience of training with the Cal Women's team even if it was just for a couple of days. It was a great confidence builder for me personally and appreciated the swimmers sharing of their own experiences, successes and even their rough moments with everyone.

    — Brent Z. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Best swim camp!

    December 20, 2018: Cal Winter Swim Camp was the best swim camp we have attended. We will be participating every year!

    — Lydia and Kaden K. Campers

    • 5/5.

    December 19, 2017: My daughter came away from her two days swimming with the CAL team feeling that her body understood strokes that she had been struggling with. She felt more confident about herself as a swimmer!

    — Tom W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    So fun!

    December 19, 2016: Cal swim camp is the best! So fun and so great for my swimming!

    — Marco R. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Loved it!

    December 19, 2016: My 12 year old son just completed his second Cal Camp and loved it! The swim instruction is fantastic and meeting Olympians and hearing their real-life stories made it that much better! My son now has new friends that he sees at swim meets year round.

    — Luis P. Parent

Cal Winter Swim Clinic

David Marsh, Camp Director
Legends Aquatics Center
2214 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, California 94720
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Stroke Technique (CAL)
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp runs Saturday & Sunday.
Day 9:00AM-3:00PM $495.00
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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