Gold Medal Swim Camp at Georgia Institute of Technology
2024 Dates & Prices Coming Soon!
USSC is excited to partner with the Gold Medal Swim Camps and Georgia Tech’s Head Swim Coach, Courtney Shealy Hart. The camp will focus on developing and enhancing the training and racing skills of competitive swimmers ages 8-18. Campers will learn from the best coaches in the region and have dry sessions on strength, conditioning, nutrition, college life, and Olympic Team experiences.
The school's Atlanta campus spans 400 wooded acres in the heart of Atlanta. Competitive swimmers from Georgia and beyond can train and improve their strokes at the McAuley Aquatic Center, home of the Yellow Jackets Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Team. Overnight campers reside in campus housing located a short walk from the pool and eat all meals in the campus dining hall.
The Gold Medal Competitive Swim Camp is open to any and all entrants. The Swim Camp is open to all campers ages 8-18, who have a competitive swimming background. These are not learn to swim camps. Swimmers must be able to swim 50 meters freestyle and backstroke unassisted. 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
- Each camper will be videotaped in all four strokes, above and below the surface of the water
- Low camper to staff ratio
- Fun evening social activities
- Every camper receives a Camp T-shirt and Swim Cap
- Every camper is eligible to receive merit-based prizes during camp
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Head Coach Courtney Shealy Hart
Courtney Shealy Hart is in her 13th year as the head swimming and diving coach at Georgia Tech. In her 15 seasons at Georgia Tech, she’s coached 44 NCAA Championships participants and 13 NCAA All-Americans. In total, Hart has developed 12 ACC Individual Champions and 23 All-ACC performers, while also shattering more than 40 program records between the men’s and women’s teams.View Courtney Shealy Hart's Bio ⟩
Prior to her arrival on the Flats, she also served as an assistant coach at North Florida (2006-07), coaching nine individuals to top-16 finishes at the Pacific Coast Swimming Conference Championships and one to a top-eight finish.
A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, a five-time NCAA Champion and the 2000 NCAA Women’s National Swimmer of the Year, Courtney Shealy Hart was named the head coach of the Yellow Jackets’ swimming and diving programs on April 30, 2009. Hart, who was a Georgia Tech assistant coach for two years from 2007-09, is the eighth head coach in the history of the program.
Thanks in part to deep recruiting classes and the development of talent, Hart has steadily built Georgia Tech into a program that can compete in the nationally recognized Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Since taking over the reins of the program, both the men’s and women’s teams have consistently increased its points total at the ACC Swimming & Diving Championships each year.
Hart has presided over a fantastic stretch for the Tech program that has seen multiple men’s swimmers compete in eight NCAA Championships since taking over the program before the start of the 2009-10 season. Since taking over as head coach, all but one women’s record has been rewritten and a all but two program records have been established on the men’s team. The one women’s record that did not occur during her head coaching tenure happened during her time as an assistant coach.
The success has extended beyond the pool as the Yellow Jackets have annually been one of the nation’s top academic swimming & diving programs. The men’s swimming & diving team has earned APR Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16, while both the men’s and women’s programs annually earn CSCAA scholar all-America team honors.
Hart spent one season as an assistant coach at North Florida in 2006-07 prior to arriving on The Flats where she served as an assistant coach from 2007-09.
She helped guide North Florida to a fifth-place finish at the Pacific Coast Swimming Conference Championships and led nine individuals to top-16 finishes at the meet. She also guided one student-athlete to a top-eight finish in the conference championship meet.
Hart’s long list of accomplishments include:
- 43 NCAA Championships participants
- 10 NCAA all-Americans
- Nine ACC Individual Champions
- 26 all-Conference performers
- Countless school records broken
Before heading into the coaching scene, Hart participated in the 2000 Summer Olympic Games for the United States. She took home a pair of gold medals in Sydney, Australia, in the 400 meter medley relay and 400 meter freestyle relay.
Hart also competed on the international scene in the Pan-American Games (1999, 2003), Pan Pacific (2002) and the United States World Cup Teams (2000-04).
At the University of Georgia, Hart led the Bulldogs to back-to-back NCAA team championships in 1999 and 2000. She was named the 2000 NCAA Female Swimmer of the Year after capturing individual national titles in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back. She also captured NCAA titles as a member of the 400 free relay and 400 medley relay teams. She finished her NCAA career with 26 All-America honors, the most in UGA history, plus two more honorable mention citations.
Hart won nine individual Southeastern Conference (SEC) titles, 10 SEC relay crowns and set five conference records. She was named the SEC Female Swimmer of the Year in 2000.
In the pool, her accomplishments include:
- Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist
- 26 NCAA all-America honors
- 2000 NCAA National Swimmer of the Year
- 2000 SEC Swimmer of the Year
- Five-time NCAA Champion
- 19-time SEC Champion
- Georgia Aquatic Hall of Famer
- Irmo High School Hall of Famer
After graduating from Georgia in 2001 cum laude with a degree in sports studies/communications, Hart worked as a motivational speaker for the NCAA, Coca-Cola, Healthsouth and Arby’s, and served as the director of the Golden West Swim Lessons Program in Huntington Beach, Calif., before heading to North Florida.
In the summer of 2013, Hart was inducted in to the Georgia Aquatic Hall of Fame, signifying both her achievements as a collegiate all-American and National Swimmer of the Year at the University of Georgia and as a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist. She was also inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.
Hart, who earned her master’s degree in sports administration from Georgia in 2005, was inducted into the Irmo High School Hall of Fame in September 2017.
Hart and her husband, Justin, have two children – Jackson and Mara.
Staff Yun Qu
Yun Qu has been with the Yellowjackets for three years and coaches the distance program. Qu is no stranger to the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, having competed in the venue for her native China at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games and finishing fourth in the 200m fly.View Yun Qu's Bio ⟩
In the 1994 World Championships in Rome, she was the silver-medalist in both the 100m and 200m butterfly, a year after ranking No. 1 in the world and setting an Asian record in the 200m fly (2:08.53), and ranking No. 2 in the world in the 100m fly (59.27).
Qu came to Georgia Tech after five years as the associate head men's and women's swimming coach at SUNY-Binghamton. Her previous coaching stints have included Iowa State for two seasons, and Ithaca College for one.
She attended Shenzhen University in Shenzhen, China for two years, and then enrolled at SUNY-Binghamton where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2005 with a B.S. degree in human development. Qu received her M.S. in exercise science from Ithaca in 2006.
Staff Francisco ‘Chico’ Rego
Francisco ‘Chico’ Rego enters his first season as assistant coach with Georgia Tech swimming and diving, having been officially announced on Sept. 9, 2019.View Francisco ‘Chico’ Rego's Bio ⟩
Rego joins the Yellow Jackets with nearly 15 years of coaching experience, both on the world’s stage for Brazil and in Auburn. He’s coached swimmers to more than 15 national championship and world championship medals, as well as nearly 100 state championship medals.
Rego comes to The Flats after spending the last two years in Greenville, S.C., coaching Team Greenville swim club to both its first long-course and short-course state championships in more than 14 years. While in Greenville, Rego was also elected to be the head coach of the 2019 South Carolina Zones Team, where he led them to its best finish in history (fourth).
Prior to Team Greenville, Rego coached for two-plus years at Auburn and with the Auburn Pro Team “Tiger Elite” club. During that time, Rego coached a myriad of world-class swimmers, including Kevin Cordes (multi-time medalist in Budapest 2017; gold medal in Rio 2016), Marcelo Chierighini (silver medal in Budapest 2017; finalist in Rio 2016) and Felipe Lima (finalist in Budapest ’17; bronze medal at Short Course World Championships in 2016).
Staff Angie Nicolletta
Angie Nicolletta was announced as an assistant coach at Georgia Tech on July 31, 2019. Nicolletta joins the Yellow Jackets after spending three years as an assistant coach for the swimming and diving program at Alabama. She also served as the recruiting coordinator for the women’s program.View Angie Nicolletta's Bio ⟩
Prior to Alabama, the Marietta, Ga. native spent four years coaching at Vanderbilt, helping lead the Commodore’s recruiting efforts, and a season at the Air Force Academy, where she helped the Falcons break five school records at the Mountain West Championships. She began coaching as a head site coach of the Stingrays Swimming Club in Marietta, as well as an assistant coach at two of the country’s premier swim clubs, Lakeside Seahawks and Nashville Aquatic Club.
Nicolletta was a standout swimmer at Louisville before coaching, setting school records in the 200 fly and as part of the 200 free, 400 medley and 400 free relays. She also scored numerous top-five finishes for Louisville at Conference USA Championships, competing mainly in sprint freestyle and butterfly events.
Nicolletta earned a bachelor’s degree in sports administration from Louisville in 2005.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Please Note: Camp sessions 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.
- Dates: June 22-24 (Overnight) & June 23-24 (Commuter)
- Age Group: 8-18
- Gender: Coed
- Camp Type: Overnight & Commuter
- Overnight Camp Check-in: Overnight Camp begins on Thursday evening with check-in at Montag Hall between 5:00-6:00pm.
- Commuter Camp Check-in: Commuter Camp begins on the morning of June 23rd with check-in starting at 8:30 am at the Campus Recreation Center.
- Check-out: Check-out takes place at 4:00pm on Saturday.
- Commuter Schedule: FRI & SAT 9AM-4PM
- Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch is provided for all commuter campers.
- Program: The Stroke Technique program will include four 2-hour in water sessions. Each session will consist of a technique progression covering each of the four competitive swimming strokes as well as filming work to help swimmers become faster and more efficient. In addition, our camp will focus on the technical skills needed for starts and turns. Each camper will be videotaped in all four strokes, above and below the surface of the water.
Georgia Institute of Technology
GT Campus Recreation Center - Day Campers
750 Ferst Dr
Atlanta, GA 30332
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Montag Hall - Overnight Campers
845 McMillan St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
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OVERNIGHT CAMP CHECK-IN
Thursday, June 22nd
- Check-in between 5:00-6:00pm at the Montag Hall. Dorm info will be sent at a later date.
- Bring snacks.
- There will NOT be a swim session on Thursday evening. Dinner and activity to follow on the first night hosted by the camp staff.
OVERNIGHT CAMP CHECK-OUT
Saturday, June 24th
- Camp ends at 4:00pm.
- Campers will gather belongings and be checked out of their dorm room during the afternoon downtime.
- Parents camp pick up campers at the Campus Recreation Center (pool) after the afternoon session.
- If a camper is to be picked up by someone other than a parent, please email us to confirm.
COMMUTER CAMP CHECK-IN
Friday, June 23rd and Saturday June 24th
- Check-in between 8:45-9:00am at the GT Campus Recreation Center.
- There will be a table in the concourse at the pool where you will check-in. Campers will go sit in the lower level stands. Parents may stay but need to sit in the upper level stands.
- Parking is available across the street from CRC. If you are unfamiliar with campus, please give yourself a few extra minutes to find parking on the first day.
- You may drop off your children at the front of the remaining days. We will have some of our staff at the main CRC entrance to make sure they get to the right spot.
- On Saturday, arrive between 8:45-9:00am. Check-in will be in the concourse at the pool.
- Please come dressed and ready to swim. Locker room usage is limited to bathroom use only. No changing.
COMMUTER CAMP CHECK-OUT
Friday, June 23rd and Saturday June 24th
- Camp ends at 4:00pm each day.
- Parents can pick up campers at the top of the stairs from the pool deck.
- Please check out with our staff everyday so that we can ensure campers have left with the proper person.
- If a camper is to be picked up by someone other than a parent, please email us to confirm.
- Late Pick Up Fee: If a camper has not been picked up by 4:00pm, you will be charged $15.00 for the first minute and a $1.00 for each additional minute.
- The camp store will be open on the last day of camp!
The information below is based on previous years and is subject to change each year.
- Dorm: Montag Hall
- 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 A/C
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.
- Commuter campers: Lunch is 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: McAuley Aquatic Center, formerly the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center (GTAC)
- 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 2 nights/3 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 XL sheets & blankets or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase)
- Bath Towel
- No fan needed - Dorm has A/C
- Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online)
Checklist of Things to Bring: We recommend that all Commuters 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:
- Friday and Saturday: Day Camper Hours – 9:00am-4:00pm. Lunch is provided.
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.
Campers will learn from the best coaches in the country and have dry-land and classroom sessions on strength, conditioning, nutrition, college life, and Olympic Team experiences. Campers will be grouped together by age and then by level after an assessment during the first session. Each group will be taught and practice skills appropriate for their ability and interest. We provide a 10:1 coach to camper ratio (or better) in the water with coaches from the Georgia Tech swimming staff and great coaches from around the country. All coaches are certified USA Swimming coaches, who have passed the safe sport background check as well as our own background check.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 2 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities
Overnight Camp begins on Thursday evening with check-in at the dorm between 5:00-6:00pm.
COMMUTER CAMP AMENITIES
• Camp hours: FRI & SAT 9AM-4PM
• Lunch each day
Commuter Camp begins on the Morning of June 23rd with check in starting at 8:30 am at the Campus Recreation Center.
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS (JUNE 22-24)
FIRST DAY OF CAMP
Check-in takes place between 5:00pm-6:00pm on Thursday, June 22nd. On the first day of camp there will be a camp orientation meeting at 6:00pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time. There will not be a swim session that evening. Dinner and activity to follow check-in on Thursday.
LAST DAY OF CAMP
Check-out takes place at 4:00pm on Saturday.
COMMUTER CAMPERS (JUNE 23-24)
- Check-in takes place between 8:45-9:00am at the Campus Recreation Center on Friday, June 23rd. Swimmers should come in their suites ready to swim each day.
- Camp Hours: FRI & SAT 9:00am-4:00pm
- Lunch is included for Commuter Campers.
Camp will include two 2-hour water sessions each day, daily filming, and guest speakers throughout the weekend to enhance the camper experience. Water sessions include a technical breakdown of each stroke by our Collegiate Coaches. Our College swimmers will demonstrate the stroke/technique. Campers will work with our College Coaches and college athletes to develop and improve technique in all strokes as well as starts and turns.
The staff will use multiple film sessions to help swimmers correct their technique and be more efficient in the water. Underwater cameras are used to film the swimmer, and then the swimmer watches the film with one of the collegiate coaches who provides technical instruction while watching the film. This not a learn to swim camp.
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.
McAuley Aquatic Center
The home of the Yellow Jacket swimming and diving program is the McAuley Aquatic Center, formerly the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center (GTAC), located on the west side of campus as the foundation of the Campus Recreation Center (CRC). The facility was the site of all swimming, diving and synchronized swimming competition as well as the swimming portion of the modern pentathlon during the Centennial Olympic Games in the summer of 1996.
Camp Questions & Answers
How are swimmers grouped at camp?
Campers will be grouped together by age and then by level after an assessment during the first session. Each group will be taught and practice skills appropriate for their ability and interest.
Is this a learn to swim camp?
No! The Gold Medal Swim Camp is open to all campers ages 8-18, who have a competitive swimming background. For your safety and benefit, we strongly recommend all participants have competitive swimming experience (e.g. U.S.S. Age Group, National Qualifiers, High School Swimmers or Summer League Swimmers) in all four competitive strokes: Fly, Back, Breast and Freestyle.
June 26, 2023: The one on one feedback with video footage was incredible!
June 26, 2023: The food and the socializing!
June 26, 2023: breaststroke practice & feedback
June 26, 2023: Video and in the moment feedback
June 26, 2023: Opportunity to see the college campus
June 11, 2023: The opportunity to have one on one coaching.
June 27, 2023: My son had a blast and didn't want it to end!
June 26, 2023: Swimmer being taped and coaching was really good.
June 26, 2023: Good facility and friendly staff. Well organized.
June 26, 2023: The knowledge of the coaches and the feedback they gave.
June 10, 2023: The intense training from highly qualified goalie coaches.
June 10, 2023: Meeting new people and getting to talk to college coaches and players
June 26, 2023: My daughter loved her counselor and getting to interact with the older swimmers.
June 26, 2023: Focusing on strokes and underwater video used as teaching tool to improve strokes
June 26, 2023: Meets NCAA swimmers and coaches gave my kids a great motivation to be better swimmer
June 26, 2023: Having the cameras to be able to see how each individual swimmer can improve each stroke.
June 26, 2023: My camper loved the guidance on mental toughness and said the food was the best she's ever had.
June 27, 2023: I liked the drills and the underwater video. It was very helpful for my daughter to see it herself. I also really enjoyed the mental sports coach. It was perfect timing for my 12 year old.
June 26, 2023: The amount of skill work that was taught and the underwater video filming sessions. I loved that the head swim coach was at camp each day coaching the drills and interacting with the campers. Most camps we have attended do not have that. The head coach makes an appearance every once in a while. I loved that head coach was a huge part of camp and taught drills and made corrections in these athletes.
He can’t wait to come back next year!
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.