Nike Swim Camp at University of Oklahoma
2024 Dates & Prices Coming Soon!
A school well known for its strong tradition of excellence in athletics the University of Oklahoma boasts some of the finest facilities that you will find anywhere in the country. The Norman Campus is located approximately 20 minutes south of Oklahoma City and 185 miles north of Dallas.
The Nike Swim Camp at the University of Oklahoma is designed to challenge competitive swimmers through intensive pool sessions each day to improve and enhance each campers stroke technique. Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other swimmers having similar abilities and goals. Campers train each day in the school’s 25‑yard x 8‑lane facility and stay in student housing located within walking distance to the pool.
The Nike Swim Camp at the University of Oklahoma is open to any and all entrants. 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.
- Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming
- Low camper to staff ratio
- Small group and individual stroke analysis/instruction
- Fun evening social activities
- 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 Director Brittany Roth
Directing camp this summer is University of North Texas Head Swimming Coach, Brittany Roth. Roth was named the full-time head swimming and diving coach on April 11, 2017 by then-Vice President and director of athletics Wren Baker. She served as the interim head coach for the 2016-17 season.The upcoming 2023-24 season will be her eighth season at the helm. Roth has a dual record of 22-18 since taking over as full-time head coach prior to the 2017-18 season. During Roth’s time in Denton, Mean Green swimmers have rewritten the school record book a total of 18 times, with 13 being during her time as head coach or interim head coach.View Brittany Roth's Bio & Swim Tips ⟩
The 2022-23 season marked a new era for UNT swimming, as the Mean Green joined The American a year ahead of the rest of the university's programs moving from Conference USA to The American. UNT went 3-2 in dual meets with wins over New Mexico, UIW and Little Rock. UNT finished eighth in The American Championships with 506 points. The Mean Green qualified nine swimmers or the CSCAA National Invitational Championship and had three divers qualify for the NCAA Zone D Championship.
The 2021-22 season marked the program's final year in Conference USA and finished fourth at the C-USA Championships, highlighted by bronze medal-winning performances from Saylor Hawkins in the 3-meter springboard and the 400 freestyle relay team of Shaena McCloud, London Farris, Bryanna Vasquez and Alvena Walpole. UNT went 3-2 in dual meets with wins over UIW, New Mexico State and Little Rock. The Mean Green qualified nine swimmers or the CSCAA National Invitational Championship and had three divers qualify for the NCAA Zone D Championship.
The Mean Green finished the 2020-21 season with a 2-2 record, dropping dual meets against SMU and Rice. Before the event’s cancelation, North Texas qualified five relays and 12 individuals for the CSCAA National Invitational Championship. The season concluded with a third place finish at the Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championships, tied for the program’s best finish in program history.
The team also medaled in four events at the meet. Senior Leigh Faires McGee earned second in the 200 free (1:48.17) and third in the 100 free (49.83), and the team scored the bronze medal in both the 800 free relay (McGee, Vasquez, Farris and Walpole – 7:24.76) and the 400 free relay (Walpole, Vasquez, Farris and McGee – 3:23.44).
Senior Meghan Miller became the sixth North Texas student-athlete to compete at the NCAA Zone Championships. The North Texas captain qualified for the Zone Championships with a personal best score of 280.72 in the win over Little Rock on February 6. Divers had to reach a benchmark of 265.00 for the 2020-21 season to qualify for the event.
In 2019-20, North Texas pushed it’s home dual win streak to six straight including the Mean Green’s win over the TCU Horned Frogs by the score of 161.5-138.5 on December 7. The Mean Green finished fifth at the Conference USA Championships highlighted by a third place finish by the 800 free relay team made up of junior Leigh Faires McGee, sophomores Bryanna Vasquez and Alvena Walpole and freshman London Farris. North Texas qualified five student-athletes for the CSCAA National Invite which was ultimately canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In year three, Roth was named Conference USA’s Co-Coach of the Year after guiding North Texas to its highest winning percentage for dual meets in program history. The Mean Green went 6-2 in duals, including two wins over metroplex rival TCU. North Texas earned its highest finish at the Conference USA Championships, taking home third place as a team. The Mean Green took home seven medals and five school records. North Texas was one of 57 teams invited to the CSCAA National Invitational Championships where they finished 17th.
The 2018-19 team was honored out of the pool with four student-athletes (Brooke Beddingfield, Meghan Rousset, Kathleen Rousset and Brittany Thurstin) receiving the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal for achieving a 3.75 cumulative GPA or better. Another 20 student-athletes were named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
During Roth’s second season at the helm, she coached CSCAA National Invitational Champion Claudia Kitching to gold in the 200 Breaststroke. Kitching’s performance at the CSCAA National Invitational set a meet and school record. North Texas finished fourth at the Conference USA Championships for a second consecutive season, taking home bronze medals in the 400 Medley and 400 Freestyle relays.
In its first season under Roth, the North Texas swimming and diving program achieved several program firsts and new records set. The 2016-17 squad matched its highest finish (fourth) at the Conference USA Championships to date, having six members of the team medal in three different events. The squad finished the season 6-4 in dual meets, including a first-place showing at the Little Rock Invitational and a dual meet victory over TCU.
In one year under Roth, the Mean Green sent four swimmers to the USA Winter Nationals in Atlanta for the first time in program history. Additionally, five North Texas records fell under Roth’s leadership. North Texas posted five NCAA “B” standard times, had six swimmers land on the all-conference team and continued to excel academically with a 3.15 team grade-point average as seven student-athletes achieved a 4.0 and 17 earned above a 3.5.
Roth was named the interim head coach on July 1, 2016.
Roth spent three seasons as an assistant coach at North Texas, helping the Mean Green to a fourth-place finish at the Conference USA Championships, the best team finish since joining the league in 2013.
The league championships capped one of the most successful seasons in school history, as it finished with the second-most dual-meet wins (7-4) and second-best winning percentage (.636) in school history.
Freshman Rebekah Bradley earned all-conference honors in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke, including a first-place finish in the 200 backstroke,the first for the program since joining the league. Sophomore Claudia Kitching also earned all-conference honors in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke.
The duo combined for 15 NCAA B time standards in those four events, and Bradley set the school record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 53.13 in the preliminaries of the Conference USA Championships.
In 2014-15, Roth helped North Texas to a 4-4 record, including a 3-1 start, the best start in program history. The team earned all-conference honors in the 400 medley relay and 400 IM.
Seniors Krista Rossum and Mona Groteguth set three program records and notched NCAA B-qualifying times in five events. Rossum’s program-best marks came in the 200 IM (2:00.35) and 400 IM (4:15.22) in consecutive days at the C-USA meet, while Groteugth claimed the 200 backstroke record (1:56.20) at Incarnate Word’s Christmas Invitational.
In 2013-14, the team’s first season in C-USA, Mean Green swimmers set four program records and achieved NCAA B-qualifying times in three events. Rossum originally broke the school record in the 400 individual medley at the Houston Invitational and then went on to break it again at the conference championships finishing with a 4:16.95 time. Groteguth set program records in the 100 backstroke (54.02) and 200 backstroke (1:56.62), accomplishing both feats at the Houston Invitational.
Before making her way to North Texas, Roth spent three seasons with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs. She helped coach 31 individual league champions over the course of the three seasons and sent the first-ever woman in Horizon League history and the first ever Panther to swim in the NCAA Championships.
Roth worked with Emily McClellan, the program’s first woman, and also the first woman from the Horizon League, to earn a spot at the NCAA Championships. She swam in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM at the 2011 NCAA Championships. McClellan posted the league’s first ever NCAA A-qualifying times in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and just missed honorable mention All-American honors at the 2012 NCAA Championships. That same season, Roth also helped the men’s program finish with an undefeated record.
Prior to her career in Milwaukee, Roth spent two years at Frankfort High School in Frankfort, Indiana, where she was the high school boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving head coach, as well as the coach of the USA Swimming Sugar Creek Swim Club Satellite program.
Roth was a four-year swimmer at Ball State, where she qualified for the 2006 U.S. Open in the 100 and 200 backstroke. As team co-captain her senior year, she claimed the team’s High Point Award and twice earned Mid-American Conference Academic All-Team honors and was nominated MAC Senior of the Year.
In addition to claiming all-league second-team honors on two occasions, she broke school records in both the 100 and 200 backstroke and was a part of a record-setting 400 medley relay team. After her four years of eligibility had passed, she worked a season as the student assistant at Ball State.
Swim Tips by Brittany Roth:
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2023. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. Come join Brittany Roth and her staff this summer for one great session of swim instruction. This summer, Oklahoma is offering one week of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-8:00pm) for ages 10-18. Our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.
- Dates: July 17-20
- Age Group: 10-18
- Gender: Coed
- Camp Type: Overnight & Extended Day (commuter)
- Check-in: Overnight Campers: Check-in Monday between 1:00pm-2:00pm at Couch Center. Extended Day Campers: Check-in Monday between 1:30pm-2:00pm at Couch Center. Camp will begin with an orientation at 2:00pm.
- Check-out: Check-out takes place between 11:00-12:00pm on Thursday. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director in the first day of camp.
- Extended Day Schedule: MON 2PM-8PM, TUE-WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 9AM-NOON **Times subject to change
- Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended Day (commuter) campers. Dinner (first night) and lunch provided for all Day (commuter) campers.
- Program: The Stroke Technique program is designed to provide competitive swimmers 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.
University of Oklahoma
1524 Asp Ave
Norman, OK 73072
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- Dorm: Couch Center
- Number of Campers Per Room: 2 per room
- Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual and received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. 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!
- Bathrooms: Shared
- Linens: Not included. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
- Air Conditioning: Yes | Dorm has AC - No fan needed
The staff reside in the dormitories with the campers and participate in all activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Morning, afternoon, and evening training sessions
- Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
- Extended Day campers: Lunch and dinner are provided.
- Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
- Camp T-shirt & Prizes: Campers at multi-day camps 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: OU Pool
- 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!
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
Checklist of things to bring:
- Weather appropriate clothing for 3 nights/4 days
- Dryland training Gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts, sweatshirt)
- 2-3 Swimsuits
- Swim Cap(s)
- Water bottle
- Hat or Visor
- Sandals/flip flops
- Spending Money ($25-50)
- Linens (twin sheets & blankets or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase)
- Bath Towel
- Snorkel (optional)
- No Fan Needed - dorm has AC
- Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS
Checklist of Things to Bring: We recommend that all Extended Day Campers bring a daily pack with the following items: swimsuit, swim cap, goggles, towel, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, sandals, water bottle, dry land gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts, sweatshirt) and any other appropriate clothing for that day’s activities which will be described to you on the first day of camp.
Camp Schedule & Meals:
- Monday: Extended Day Campers should arrive dressed and ready to swim. You will be assigned a counselor and given a complete schedule of all events during the week. Extended Day Campers stay until 8:00pm. Dinner is provided.
- Tuesday-Wednesday: Extended Day Camper Hours – 9:00am-8:00pm. Lunch and dinner is provided.
- Thursday: Extended Day Camper Hours - 9:00am-12:00pm (noon). Check-out is immediately after the camp concludes.
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
For general questions about our swim camps please see our FAQ page.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights 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
• Camp Hours: MON 2PM-8PM, TUE-WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 9AM-NOON
TEAM DISCOUNT: If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 am Breakfast (overnighters)
- 8:50 am Extended Day Campers arrive, stretch
- 9:00 am Opening Comments and Discussion
- 9:15 am Pool Session 1
- Noon Lunch
- 1:00 pm Dry Land Exercises
- 1:30 pm Pool Session 2
- 5:00 pm Dinner
- 6:30 pm Pool Session 3 - Starts, Turns, Relay Races
- 8:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 8:30 pm Supervised free time in dorm
- 10:00 pm Lights out!
University of Oklahoma
Located in the heart of Oklahoma, OU is home to world-class scholars, world class athletic facilites and a breathtaking campus.
Camp Questions & Answers
How are swimmers grouped at camp?
Upon arrival at OU, campers are placed in groups with other swimmers 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.
July 22, 2022: The swim training sessions being open to family. I enjoyed getting to come watch my child do the trainings.
July 29, 2022: I loved the fact that not even being home a week my daughter says she wants to attend next year.
July 23, 2023: The after hours experiences with the other campers and getting to know new people.
July 22, 2022: He liked the personal attention to his strokes and one on one coaching he received
July 22, 2023: My daughter made new friends and felt like she learned something
July 22, 2023: He really liked the inclusiveness of the coaches and other kids.
July 22, 2022: Coach participation and help with technique and race strategy.
July 22, 2023: My swimmer enjoyed all aspects of this camp!
July 22, 2023: Being recognized for improvement during camp.
My son had such an great time
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.