Nike Fall Swim Clinic at University of Colorado Boulder
Swim Clinic December 2-3!
We're excited to be back this fall at the University of Colorado Boulder to host a Nike Swim Camp! Coach Kelly McClanahan and her staff provide competitive swimmers excellent instruction and training with an emphasis on stroke technique. Our goal is to create a fun, exciting and enthusiastic environment for each swimmer at camp.
Located only 30 minutes outside Denver with an elevation of 5,430, competitive swimmers from Colorado and beyond can train and improve their strokes at the CU Recreation Center, a 25 yard x 8 lane pool located in the middle of campus. Overnight campers reside in campus housing located a short walk from the pool and eat all meals in the campus dining hall.
The Nike Swim Camp at the University of Colorado, Boulder 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
- 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 Kelly McClanahan
Directing swim camp this summer is Kelly McClanahan. McClanahan coached for seven seasons as the Northern Colorado swim and dive head coach.View Kelly McClanahan's Bio ⟩
Throughout her time at Northern Colorado, McClanahan has had 327 top-10 performances, coached two to NCAA 'B' Standard qualifying times and one honorable mention All-Americans. She has also had ten NCAA Zone 'E' Diving appearances since taking.
The Bears also excelled in the classroom under her leadership, ranking in the Top 15 every season in NCAA Division I in team GPA.
2014 was one of the best seasons under McClanahan. UNC had their best WAC showing since joining the conference, finishing third out of eight teams. Seven school records were broken throughout the season, and five girls were named All-WAC first team, with an additional 11 named All-WAC second team.
She joined the Bears from the University of Wyoming, where she was an assistant coach from 2005-09. During her four seasons with the Cowboys and Cowgirls, she helped guide the team to 12 school records, 57 all-time top 10 swims, four NCAA 'B' Standard qualifying times, one World Trial qualifying time and four US Open/Summer National qualifiers.
Head Coach of Cleveland Aqua Tigers (2019):
- Produced 3 Southeastern Qualifiers
- 6 Southeastern Top-16 Finishes
- 1 Southern Zone Team Qualifier
- 1 USA Swimming Future Qualifier
- 1 NCSA Junior National Qualifier
Head Coach of UNC: (2009-2016)
- 11 straight semesters ranked as a College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar (CSCAA) All-America Team
- CSCAA Spring 2015 ranked 5th in nation with 3.59 GPA
- 97% Graduation Rate and a 996 Academic Progress Rate
- 76 All-Academic MPSF and WAC conference honors
- 1 NCAA Honorable Mention Academic All-American
- 9 student-athletes maintained 4.0 GPAs through graduation
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Karnell Matthews
Los Angeles, CA based Karnell Matthews has been guiding youth and post youth clients to maximize their athletic potential and wellness, with a balanced approach, since 2014.View Karnell Matthews's Bio ⟩
- CrossFit Level 2
- CrossFit Competitor Trainer
- CrossFit Endurance
- CrossFit Kettlebell
- CrossFit Movement & Mobility
- CrossFit Rowing
- Progressive Calisthenics Certification
- TRX Qualified Trainer
- USA Weightlifting Level 2 (Advanced Sports Performance Coach)
Training Camp/Seminar Highlights:
- Fundamentals Of Club Swinging, Ageless Strength Academy
- OPEX Athlete Training Camp (Scottsdale, AZ & Los Angeles, CA)
- Power Monkey Fitness (Gymnastics & Weightlifting)
- Russian Kettlebell Certification (Level 1 Attendance)
- Waxman’s Weightlifting Method (Snatch and Clean & Jerk Technique)
- American Red Cross: Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
- US Center for SafeSport: Athlete Protection Training
Coach Anne Shawhan
With more than two decades of experience as a coach, Shawhan, who is ASCA Level 5 certified, has instructed swimmers at every level and to a wide range of age groups. Her coaching path began at her alma mater, Florida State University, as an assistant coach at the college 2001-2004 and for Club Seminole Tallahassee for three seasons. She then moved on to Louisiana State University in the same roles from 2004-08.View Anne Shawhan's Bio ⟩
Her time in Louisiana branched out to fitness centers and club teams, including master’s programs. In 2015, she moved to Colorado where she began a run of coaching success starting with the Greenwood Tiger Sharks as a lead-age group coach. She served as the Masters coach with Boulder Aquatics Masters while being the head coach of the University of Colorado’s club team; she was also an assistant coach for the Riptide Swim Team. She returned to Florida in 2022 to be the Director of Athlete Development for the Fast Falcons in Ocala, Fla.
A master clinician both in the pool and in open water. Shawhan is sought after for her technical knowledge from swimmers, para swimmers, triathletes and para triathletes. Shawhan credits her depth of knowledge from her time working in the SwimLabs with under water video analysis.
Before she began coaching, she worked for Nike World Headquarters, starting as an intern for the Director of College Marketing before being hired as a Marketing Assets Coordinator.
Shawhan’s goals are to develop the club at all levels from the youngest age groups to the senior level, as well as to train and develop her coaching staff. Her range of experiences have helped her develop a philosophy of how to help swimmers enjoy reaching their goals.
“My personal values and vision blend perfectly with the core values of Loveland Swim Club. It is my mission to provide a safe, positive and dynamic culture that promotes inclusivity and celebrates participation and excellence through sport,” she said. “By fostering growth through long term athlete development, it is my goal to continue to build programming for all levels from learn to swim to high performance competitive swimming.”
As a competitive swimmer, she was an All-American at Florida State and was the Seminoles’ MVP for the 1996-97 and 1998-99 seasons. She was named All-ACC each of her four seasons as she earned her degree in sport management. A native Canadian, she was a National medalist and swam in the Canadian Olympic Trials in both 1992 and 1996, reaching the finals. Away from the deck, Shawhan is a five-time Ironman finisher, including The Legend Challenge Roth in Germany. She and her daughter, Madeleine, look forward to exploring the state’s 14ers, camping and returning to the ski slopes.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. This fall, CU Boulder is offering a two day clinic (9:00am-3:30pm) for ages 9-18. Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other swimmers having similar abilities and goals. The camp staff accommodates your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.
- Dates: December 2-3
- Age Group: 9-18
- Gender: Coed
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: 9:00am-3:30pm, Saturday-Sunday
- Check-in: between 8:30-9:00am at the CU Recreation Center.
- Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
- 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 Colorado Boulder
CU Recreation Center
Boulder, CO 80310
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Saturday, December 2nd & Sunday, December 3rd
- Check-in Saturday and Sunday between 8:30-9:00am at the CU Recreation Center.
- Check-out Saturday and Sunday at 3:30pm at the CU Recreation Center.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- 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.
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: CU Recreation Center 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.
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Healthy Lunch & Snacks
- Dryland training Gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts, sweatshirt)
- Swim Cap(s)
- Water bottle
- Sandals/flip flops
- Competitive Swim Snorkel
Nose plug to wear with snorkel
- Notebook and pen or pencil
- Medications (i.e. asthma inhaler, epi pen, etc)
- 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.
NIKE SWIM CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our swim camps please see our FAQ page.
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
- 8:30 AM Campers Arrive
- 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
- 3:30 PM Campers Depart
University of Colorado, Boulder
Located only 30 minutes outside Denver with an elevation of 5,430, competitive swimmers from Colorado and beyond can train and improve their strokes at the CU Recreation Center, a 25 yard x 8 lane pool located in the middle of campus.
Camp Questions & Answers
How are swimmers grouped at camp?
Upon arrival at CU Boulder, 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.
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.