Cal Winter Swim Clinic
Train. Compete. Improve. at the
Cal Swim Clinic at UC Berkeley.
Derived from Cal’s popular summer swim camp, Coach McKeever along with her 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 Head Coach and Olympic Coach, Teri McKeever, 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.
Cal Winter Swim Clinic is open to any and all entrants and limited only by number, age and gender. For the 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.
- Low 5:1 campers to instructor ratio
- Limited to 100 campers
- Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- Midseason behind-the-scenes look at Cal Swimming
- In water training, dry-land conditioning, classroom content and discussions
- All campers receive a Cal swim cap and chance to win other prizes
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Camp Director Teri McKeever
Regarded as one of the best and most accomplished swimming mentors in the United States, if not the world, Teri McKeever is in her 26th season overseeing the University of California women’s swimming & diving program in 2017-18.View Teri McKeever's Bio ⟩
McKeever has guided the Golden Bears to four of the past seven NCAA championships, including a crown this past March when the team set a school record with 513 points and matched the Cal mark with seven event wins. The Bears also captured their fourth Pac-12 crown, and McKeever was named the named both the Pac-12 and NCAA Coach of the Year for her efforts.
Head coach of the U.S. women’s Olympic team during the 2012 Games in London, McKeever has guided Golden Bears to the top of the medal stand at virtually every level of the sport, from the Pac-12 and NCAA Championships to the Olympics and World Championships.
Over the course of her career, McKeever has led Cal to four NCAA titles (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015) and four Pac-12 crowns (2009, 2012, 2014, 2015). Her charges have captured 35 NCAA individual championships and won 16 NCAA relay events. The six-time conference Coach of the Year has tutored the NCAA Swimmer of the Year nine times and the Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year on seven occasions.
Among the highlights of the 2014-15 season were an American record by the 800 free relay at the Pac-12 Championships. At the NCAA meet, Missy Franklin captured the 200-yard individual medley, 200-yard freestyle (in an American-record time of 1:39.10) and the 200-yard backstroke, while Rachel Bootsma won the second 100 back title of her career. The Bears also prevailed in the 200 and 800 free relay and 200 medley relay.
McKeever, also the 2009 NCAA Coach of the Year, is often regarded in the coaching circle as the sport's influential innovator because of her unique training methods. As head coach of the U.S. women's team for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, she was the first woman to earn the honor. McKeever was also an assistant coach at the Olympic Games.
The Cal coach is also widely renowned for her impact on the international scene. She was the first woman named to a U.S. Olympic swimming coaching staff and the first woman to be named head coach of the national team at a major international meet (the 2006 Pan Pacific meet in British Columbia). She repeated as Pan Pacs head coach in 2014.
McKeever served as an assistant coach for the U.S. team during World Championship competition in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2013 and 2015. Other international coaching duties included head coach of the U.S. women at the FINA Short-Course World Championships in 2012 and assistant roles with the 2001 Goodwill Games and the 2002 Pan Pacific Championships.
In addition to those historical milestones, McKeever is above all proud to have trained some of the most accomplished swimmers in U.S. history. Among the more than 20 Olympians she has tutored are Natalie Coughlin, who has collected a total of 12 medals – matching the highest number ever for an American woman - Franklin, Dana Vollmer, Caitlin Leverenz, Bootsma and Staciana Stitts.
At the 2012 Olympics, swimmers who have trained under McKeever won a combined 13 medals, a number that rises to 28 since the 2000 Games in Sydney.
Prior to making her mark on Cal women's swimming, McKeever had strong ties to the Pac-10 Conference, both as a student-athlete and as a coach. A former All-American herself, she competed in the NCAA Championships meet all four years while at USC and helped the Trojans to four consecutive NCAA top-10 finishes. She earned All-America honors in both 1980 and 1981. As a senior in 1983, McKeever was named USC's Outstanding Student-Athlete. She worked as an assistant coach at USC from 1984-87, helping develop several All-Americans.
The Southern California product graduated from USC in 1983 with a B.S. in education with two teaching credentials (multiple subject, secondary life science) and also earned a master’s degree in athletic administration in 1987. McKeever's father, Mike, was an All-American lineman for the Trojans' football team in 1959. McKeever comes from a family of 10 children (she is the oldest), all with varied athletic backgrounds. Sisters Kristi and Kelli Gannon were members of the U.S. national field hockey team.
In 2014, McKeever was inducted into the Breitbard Hall of Fame at the 68th annual San Diego Hall of Champions ceremony, as well as into the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Assistant Coach Sarah Dunleavy
Sarah Dunleavy, a former swimmer at Purdue who spent last season at Pitt and the previous three years at Kentucky, joined the Cal staff as an assistant women’s swimming coach in August 2017.View Sarah Dunleavy's Bio ⟩
A collegiate swimmer at Purdue, Dunleavy’s coaching career has taken her to Illinois State, Kentucky and Pitt, with all three teams setting numerous school records during her tenure.
A native of Bethel Park, Pa., Dunleavy most recently served as director of women’s recruiting and assistant coach at Pitt for the 2016-17 season. During her one campaign, she primarily oversaw workouts for the men’s and women’s breaststrokers. The swimmers broke school records six times and produced an All-American with the highest finish by a Pitt swimmer in a sprint event in 14 years.
Dunleavy spent the previous three seasons at Kentucky as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator where she worked with the breaststroke and individual medley group, which produced seven school records, five NCAA qualifiers and five Olympic Trials qualifiers. Overall, the Wildcats finished among the top 20 at the NCAA Championships three times and placed two swimmers on the U.S. National team.
At Illinois State from 2012-13, Dunleavy assisted with the sprint and IM groups, and helped the squad set 16 school records and two conference marks.
In addition, Dunleavy served as a volunteer assistant at Purdue in the spring of 2012, as a camps counselor at Purdue for three summers and as an athlete representative with Allegheny Mountain Swimming LSC from 2006-08.
While at both Pitt and Kentucky, Dunleavy was the liaison with the team’s academic advisor. Kentucky produced the highest GPA among all Division I women’s swimming teams in the spring of 2014 (3.72) and Danielle Galyer received the NCAA Elite 90 Award for having the highest GPA among all participants at the 2016 NCAA Championships. In 2016-17, the Pitt team GPA ranked among the top 20 nationally at 3.35.
As a competitive swimmer, Dunleavy was a team captain and three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection at Purdue from 2008-12. She received the athletic department’s John Wooden Leadership Award as a senior, as well as the swim team’s Cathy Wright-Eger Educational Excellence Award. In high school, Dunleavy competed at various national-level meets and was a 15-time all-state selection.
Dunleavy graduated from Purdue in 2012 with her degree in public relations and rhetorical advocacy, minoring in sociology and law & society.
This winter, Cal is offering a two day clinic from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for ages 10-18. 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.
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
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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 between 8:30-9:00 am at UC Berkeley's Legends Aquatics Center.
Check-out takes place at 3:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday.
List of Items to Bring
Swimsuit(s) • Swim Goggles • Swim cap(s) • Towels (2) • T-shirts • Shorts • Lunch & Snacks • Backpack to carry items to and from pool • Water Bottle • Running Shoes • Sunscreen • Warm/Rain clothes for possible fog or rain during morning and afternoon pool sessions
Note: you will not need fins, boards or other gear
CAMP LODGING - NO HOUSING PROVIDED
The Claremont Hotel
41 Tunnel Rd
Berkeley, CA 94705
Toll Free: 800-551-7266
Hotel Main: 510-843-3000
2600 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Toll Free: 800-238-7268
Hotel Main: 510-845-8981
Due to University and NCAA Policies, we are not allowed to offer any transportation to and from camps.
LEGENDS AQUATICS CENTER
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.
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December 22, 2016: 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
Great confidence builder!
December 21, 2016: 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
Best swim camp!
December 20, 2016: Cal Winter Swim Camp was the best swim camp we have attended. We will be participating every year!
— Lydia and Kaden K. Campers
December 19, 2016: 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
December 19, 2016: Cal swim camp is the best! So fun and so great for my swimming!
— Marco R. Camper
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
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