Nike Swim Camp at University of Oklahoma
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A school well known for it's 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 Brittany Roth. Brittany recently completed her second season as the head coach at the University of North Texas.View Brittany Roth's Bio & Swim Tips ⟩
In Roth's second season as Head Coach, the Mean Green Swimming & Diving program continued in its record setting trend. Junior Brittany Thurstin achieved her first NCAA B Cut time as she tied the fastest time in the history of the program in the 50 Freestyle, 22.99. Freshman Leigh Faires McGee showed her range this season from the 50 Freestyle to the 1650 Freestyle resulting in scoring the most points for the team this season. McGee ended her inaugural year as a Mean Green swimmer in record fashion, setting the team's 100 Freestyle record, 50.08.
After coming off of a record-setting year for relays in 2016-2017, the foursome of Jowita Sienczyk, Sarah Vaisse, Meredith Manry, and Brittany Thurstin followed suit in the 2017-2018 season by clocking UNT's fastest time in history in the 200 Medley Relay earning the four a position on C-USA All Conference Team. Claudia Kitching, along with Leigh Faires McGee, Brittany Thurstin, Sara Whelan, Jowita Sienczyk, Sydney Buckley, Isabelle Morris, and Emmabeth Jensen qualified for the 2018 CSCAA National Invitational. Senior and team captain, Kitching, ended her career in one of the most memorable performances in program history. Touching the wall at 2:12.01 in the 200 Breaststroke not only reset the record books at the University of North Texas, but also earned Kitching the gold medal at the National Championship, and broke the meet record as well.
In its first season under Roth, the North Texas swimming and diving program saw several program firsts and new records set. The 2016-17 squad matched its highest finish (fourth) at the Conference USA Championship, 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, with seven student-athletes achieving a 4.0 and 17 above a 3.5.
Roth was named the interim head coach on July 1, 2016.
Roth spent three seasons an assistant coach at North Texas, having helped the Mean Green to a fourth-place finish at the Conference USA Championships, the best team finish since joining the league for the 2013-14 season.
The league championships capped one of the most successful seasons in school history, as they 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 that is 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 also 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, she helped North Texas to a 4-4 record in 2014-15, 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 achieve 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 female in Horizon League history and the first ever Panther to swim in the NCAA Championships.
Roth worked with Emily McClellan, the program’s first female, and also the first female 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 would also post 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, she also helped the men’s program finished with an undefeated record.
Prior to her career in Milwaukee, Roth spent two year 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.
Brittany Roth is a native of Crawfordsville, Indiana, and her husband, Ben, works in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as a firefighter. Roth is also a Level 1 Certified Natural Trainer with Monkey Bar Gym.
Swim Tips by Brittany Roth:
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-9:00pm) for ages 10-18. Our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.
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-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-NOON
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 prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Check-in takes place between 1:00-2:00pm on Monday, July 15th. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 2:00pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
Check-out takes place between 11:00am-12:00pm on Thursday, July 18th. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers stay 2-per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. Boys and girls are housed on separate floors with gender specific counselors on them.
- DORM: Walker Center
- BATHROOMS: Shared
- LINENS: Not provided
- AIR CONDITIONING: Yes | Dorm has AC - No fan needed
- SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $50
- MEDICAL FACILITY: A certified trainer will be on staff at all times
SUPERVISION: 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.
Extended Day Campers
Extended Day Campers check-in between 1:30-2:00pm on the first day. Arrive dressed and ready to swim. At that time, you will be assigned a counselor and you will be given a complete schedule of all events during the week. Departure each day is around 9:00pm for Extended Day Campers.
♦ DAILY SCHEDULE: MON 2PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-NOON
All meals are included for overnight campers. Lunch and dinner is included for Extended Day Campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day.
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
- 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 9:30 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.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Can't wait to go again next year!
August 17, 2017: My son dropped seconds from his time on all his strokes. He enjoyed the entire experience, made great friends and cant wait to go again next year.
— Pam P. Parent
He loved it, all of it!
August 6, 2017: This was my son's first camp experience of any kind. He loved it - all of it. He came home excited about what he learned. He never worked so hard physically or swam so much physically in 4 days, but he had a smile on his face at the end of the week. His attitude regarding practice improved after camp. He was excited to show his coaches his improvement. His form improved during the 4 days at camp, it was the first thing his coaches noticed.
— Renee H. Parent
June 15, 2016: This was my daughter's second year at a Nike Swim Camp. She had a great time and we both could see marked improvement in her strokes. She just wishes the camp was a few days longer!
— Candence G. Parent
10 out of 10.
July 8, 2015: The Nike Swim Camp was the highlight of my summer and I made many new friends. I also learned a bunch from Coach Brendan and the rest of the staff. For sure a 10 out of 10!!
— Duncan A. Camper
Highlight of my summer!
June 24, 2015: Nike Swim Camps offer the positive instruction you want from a professional staff. My son has only been swimming for a year and I thought this would be a good opportunity for him to improve his strokes. He came away with not only better technique, but a desire to BE better in the sport. This passion was generated by the staff and coaches at the OU camp and we will definitely be returning - for the motivation and the training.
— Vivian R. Parent
This camp is awesome!
June 24, 2015: This camp is awesome! Not only do you learn new stuff but you also make amazing new friends!
— Piper M. Camper
June 23, 2015: This camp was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I learned so much and made so many new friends. We all keep in touch and it’s a great way to meet new people. My times have improved so much and I am winning my events with less trouble. This has been so great. Thank you to all the counselors and coaches!
— Nicole M. Camper
June 22, 2015: I was extremely impressed with the Nike Swim Camp at the University of Oklahoma. I have been to other camps in the past and nothing compares to this camp. I will definitely come back next year. Everything was AWESOME! Thanks again for putting on such a great camp!
— Aidan S. Camper
Enjoyed the experience
July 23, 2014: My daughter, Lindsay, enjoyed the swim program tremendously. She feels that her stroke technique improved. She enjoyed the campus and meeting new friends.
— Taylor S. Parent
July 22, 2014: I loved this camp! I have done many swim camps, and this one was very unique. I will definitely be going next year!
— Abby M. Camper