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Known for its near-perfect climate, San Diego provides the ideal setting for swimmers to improve their stroke technique this summer and have some serious fun! Campers train daily at the Aztec Aquaplex, home of the San Diego State Swimming and Diving Team.

The focus and design of the curriculum at the Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State University is to provide competitive swimmers an exciting week of camp where they are challenged to improve their stroke technique through mental, technical, and physical training. Each Camper receives personalized stroke instruction from the Aztec Coaching Staff as well as a video analysis of all four strokes. Guest lectures addressing motivation, nutrition, and goal-setting will also be covered.

The Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State 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.

Highlights Include
  • Intensive emphasis on racing tactics plus starts and turns
  • Low camper to staff ratio
  • Excursion to Pacific Beach and camp cookout at Mission Bay
  • 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 Coaches

  • Joe spahn san diego st swimming

    Camp Director Joe Spahn

    Entering his third year at San Diego State, Joe Spahn was promoted to associate head coach in August 2022. Since joining the Aztec staff, Spahn has helped the Scarlet and Black earn 86 all-Mountain West honors over the past two seasons.

    View Joe Spahn's Bio

Camp Details


You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. Campers train each day in the Aztec Aquaplex which provides San Diego State University, its student-athletes and the Aztec community with one of the highest quality facilities in America.

  • Dates: June 12-15
  • Age Group: 8-18
  • Gender: Coed
  • Camp Type: Overnight, Day (commuter)
  • Check-in: OVERNIGHT CAMPERS - Check-in takes place between 1:00pm-1:30pm at South Campus Plaza on Monday, June 12th. Once your camper as put their belongings in the dorm, walk to the Aztec Aquaplex with your camper (Bring: Swimming Attire AND Camp Forms). Check-in with the camp staff at the Aztec Aquaplex will take place between 1:30-2:15pm. DAY CAMPERS - Check-in takes place between 1:30-2:15pm at the Aztec Aquaplex on Monday, June 12th. Please come dressed and ready to swim.
  • Check-out: There will be a swim meet starting at 9:00am, followed by a closing ceremony at 10:30am.
  • Day Schedule: MON 1:30PM-8:30PM, TUE-WED 9AM-5PM, THURS 9AM-11AM **Times subject to change
  • Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Extended 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.

South Campus Plaza - Overnight Campers (Click Here For Directions)
5120 College Ave
San Diego, CA 92115

Aztec Aquaplex - Day Campers (Click Here For Directions)
5375 Remington Road
San Diego, CA 92181


Monday, June 12th

  • OVERNIGHT CAMPERS PART 1: Check-in at South Campus Plaza (120 College Ave) between 1:00-1:30pm.
  • OVERNIGHT CAMPERS PART 2: After completion of part one walk to the Aztec Aquaplex with your camper for check-in between 1:30pm-2:15pm. Be ready to swim after checking in (bring: Swimming Attire AND Camp Forms).
  • The introductory meeting will take place from 2:30-3:00pm that parents are encouraged to attend at the Aztec Aquaplex.
  • NOTE: Dinner is the only meal provided on the first day of camp.
  • DAY CAMPERS check-in at the Aztec Aquaplex between 1:15-2:15pm. Be ready to swim after checking in (bring: Swimming Attire AND Camp Forms).
  • The introductory meeting will take place from 2:30-3:00pm that parents are encouraged to attend at the Aztec Aquaplex.
  • NOTE: Dinner is the only meal provided on the first day of camp.

Thursday, June 15th

  • There will be a swim meet starting at 9:00am, followed by a closing ceremony at 10:30am.
  • Dorm: South Campus Plaza
  • 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.

  • Instruction: Morning, afternoon, and evening training sessions
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
  • Day campers: Dinner provided on Monday; Lunch is provided Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • 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.
  • 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: Aztec Aquaplex
  • 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.

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)
  • Backpack
  • 2-3 Swimsuits
  • Swim Cap(s)
  • Goggles
  • Towels
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or Visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals/flip flops
  • Spending Money ($25-50)
  • Linens (twin sheets & blankets or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase)
  • Pajamas
  • Bath Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Snorkel (optional)
  • Dorm has AC - No Fan needed
  • Aztec Recreation Waiver (form to be printed, filled out and turned in at camp)
  • Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)

Checklist of Things to Bring: We recommend that all 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: Day Campers should arrive between 1:30-2:00pm at the Aztec Aquaplex dressed and ready to swim. You will be assigned a counselor and given a complete schedule of all events during the week. Day Campers stay until 8:30pm. Dinner included.
  • Tuesday-Wednesday: Day Camper Hours – 9:00am-5:00pm. Lunch is provided.
  • Thursday: Day Camper Hours - 9:00am-11:00am. 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.


For general questions about our swim camps please see our FAQ page.

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• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap


• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: MON 1:30PM-8:30PM, TUE-WED 9AM-5PM, THURS 9AM-11AM **Times subject to change


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.

NOTE: Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:15 am Breakfast
  • 8:30/8:50 am Extended Day Campers arrive
  • 9:00 am Morning Swim session
  • 11:00 am Dryland and Flexibility session
  • Noon Lunch, rest and free-time
  • 2:00 pm Afternoon swim session
  • 4:00 pm Planned extra-curricular "FUN TIME"
  • 5:30 pm Dinner and rest
  • 7:00 pm Evening activities, games, camp store
  • 8:30/9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 pm Lights out!

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Aztec Aquaplex

Opened in March 2007, the Aztec Aquaplex features two pools, one for competition, and another for recreation and a hydrotherapy spa. The competition pool measures 51 meters in length and 25 meters in width and can accommodate a multitude of competitive swimming events. It also includes a movable stainless steel bulkhead, which allows a flexible water depth of anywhere between seven and 17 feet.

San Diego State is also hosting a Nike Water Polo Camp - July 7-9 & July 29-30.

Camp Questions & Answers

How are swimmers grouped at camp?

Upon arrival at SDSU, 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.

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Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 4.58 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Couldn't say enough good things.

    — Anonymous

    • 4/5.
    Excellent feedback!

    July 23, 2016: Nike swim camps provide a safe and exciting environment conducive to the improvement of the young athletes and their teamwork skills. All of the coaches are more then qualified to teach and provide excellent feedback. Also the facilities there are great!

    — Jessa H. Parent

    • 4/5.
    Parent Testimonial

    July 11, 2014: Thank you so much for your great organization, enthusiasm, and fun over this past week. I was a bit worried about how it would work out given that it was so far away from us. But, it worked out beautifully! Our kids are happy (and tired) and this will leave lasting memories. What else can you ask for? You did a really really really nice job.

    — Amanda K. Parent

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    • 5/5.

    July 24, 2014: Great Staff, Wonderful Experience!

    — Michael W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Really fun!

    July 8, 2015: I enjoyed swim camp especially the part where we broke down the strokes into their separate motions and worked on the parts individually. We went to the beach and swam and had a BBQ and that was really fun too.

    — Tyler K. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great experience!

    July 10, 2015: The Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State was a great experience. The coaches and staff were extremely helpful. I learned a lot and had a great time. I look forward to attending next year.

    — Brian F. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Had a blast!

    July 10, 2015: My daughter has been swimming only a year. Starting at 13 is NOT easy but she was committed to it and earned her way to participate at the Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State with Brendon Bray. The camp enforced the skills and techniques she is getting with her year round team at home, but also allowed her to get a glimpse into her future if she continues on this path. All of the coaches were inspiring professionally and personally and she came home with a new sense of who she is and why she swims. A great investment all the way around.

    — Don D. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved it!

    July 12, 2015: This camp provides a fun environment while you work on improving your stroke technique. The swim meet on the last day was fun as well!

    — Rick S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Thank you!

    July 15, 2015: The camp changed the way my daughter viewed swimming. She is more determined and focused on her swimming goals. She made great friends and it gave a great sense of independence.

    — Emily G. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Exciting environment!

    July 9, 2016: Nike swim camps provided a professional approach to skills improvement and team building while in a safe yet exciting environment. Their staff are the key to this success; they speak from their own athletic training and competition experiences.

    — Pam P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    had a great time.

    July 23, 2019: My daughter was a little scared about going, but as soon as she arrived and talked to some other girls, she had a great time. She loved the activities with the coaches, and the work outs were perfect! The coaches told her a few tips and she really listened and learned throughout the camp.

    — Rae J. parent

    • 5/5.
    The San Diego State camp coaches were amazing!

    August 2, 2016: My coach was amazing. I went to camp not knowing how to dive and turn. I was in the warrior group and my coach helped me. Not just her but other coaches were there for me and taught me how to dive until I got it. They did not have their swim suits on but one offered to show me her diving. My coach also took very good care of me. I arrived late and they all helped me get to know a the coaches and everyone. The San Diego State camp coaches were amazing and taught me so much.

    — Tom C. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great experience!

    July 12, 2017: My child had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the opportunity of trying an open swim as she had never done it before. She also liked that they offered a swim analysis. She had a swim meet following her return from camp and I could already notice improvements in strokes she struggled with. I feel she was quicker off the block and faster off the wall. Such a great experience!

    — Charlie S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    So much fun!

    July 13, 2017: Our daughter really enjoyed being busy with all the activities. Having everything (swim, activities, meals, etc) back to back made the days go by so quickly. Everyone was super nice and she was sad when it ended. Perhaps adding an extra day would be beneficial.

    — Tim M. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Valuable experience!

    July 20, 2017: I got many different tips and viewpoints from the counselors. They shared all their experience and passion for swimming to me. It was interesting to meet people from across the country with different backgrounds. I did a lot of things out of my comfort zone and those are very valuable experiences. I really enjoyed the camp and I learned a lot. Thank you.

    — Chris J. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Highly recommend!

    July 20, 2017: My daughter, got so much from the Nike swim camp at SDSU! She was able to obtain tips on how to perfect the stroke she had the most difficulty with (breast stroke), and can now swim it with confidence. She also learned about mental preparation and goal-setting for herself. The camp was both challenging and inspiring. Everyone was so friendly! There were kids from other states and it was exciting for her to meet others who share her passion for the sport. Everything about camp was top notch and she is very happy that she was able to attend. I would highly recommend attending this particular camp to everyone who is looking for a swim camp for their child.

    — Joan R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved the video feedback!

    July 22, 2017: Our 10 year-old daughter attended the swim camp at San Diego State two weeks ago and had a great time. She came out every evening with several fun stories to share and learned many helpful tips from the coaches. Particularly helpful was the video and technique feedback that was sent to us after the camp. She decided to work on the butterfly notes first, and this last weekend she took a full second off of her 25 yard butterfly time and broke a 28 year-old team record! Many thanks to Coach Steve, Coach Rachel, and the rest of the SDSU coaching staff!

    — Rick Q. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Learned A Lot!

    July 10, 2018: I got so many different tips and viewpoints from the counselors. They shared all their experiences and passions for swimming with me. I did a lot of things out of my comfort zone and those were very valuable experiences. I really enjoyed the camp and I learned a lot. Thank you!

    — Sam H., Camper

    • 5/5.
    BEST Experience!

    July 23, 2019: Best experience of my daughter's life. Her swimming improved her confidence improved she made new friends. Great job staff!!!

    — Samantha S, Parent

Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State University

Joe Spahn, Camp Director
San Diego State University
San Diego, California 92182
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


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.

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