Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State University
Improve your stroke and have serious fun at
Nike Swim Camp
Known for its near-perfect climate, San Diego provides the ideal setting for swimmers to improve their stroke technique this summer and have some fun over the 4th of July week. Campers train daily at the Aztec Aquaplex, home of the San Diego State Swimming and Diving Team.
Once at the Nike Swim Camp at San Diego State University the focus and design of the curriculum 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.
- Watch the largest fireworks show on the west coast
- Intensive emphasis on racing tactics plus starts and turns
- Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Videotaping in all four strokes and review
- 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 Director Stephen Allnutt
Stephen Allnutt was hired on August 15, 2014 as the Aztecs' new assistant coach.View Stephen Allnutt's Bio ⟩
Allnutt spent the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Hawai'i where he worked with the middle distance and IM swimmers on both the men's and women's teams. He also served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Kinesiology Department at UH.
Allnutt attended the University of Hawai'i where he was a swimmer from fall 2007 to 2011. As a senior, he helped lead the Warriors to their first Conference-USA Invitational Championship title. At the conference meet he finished in the top five in all three of his events including second in the 400 IM with a personal best time of 3:59.40.
A native of Forest Grove, Ore., he attended Forest Grove High School where he swam and valedictorian of his graduating class in 2007. He also competed for the Forest Grove Swim Club.
Allnutt became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA while working at Hawai'i. He has also has worked as a coach and counselor at the USC Swim Camp in Los Angeles.
The 25-year-old Allnutt is a 2011 graduate of Hawai'i with a bachelor's of science degree in kinesiology and exercise science. He received a master's degree in kinesiology from UH in 2014 as he completed his thesis on the biomechanics of swimming.
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. Overnight and Commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) options available.
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: SUN 2PM-8:30PM, MON-TUE 9AM-9PM, WED 9AM-11:30AM
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.
Upon arrival at camp, 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.
Check-in takes place between 1:00pm-2:00pm at University Towers on Sunday, July 1st.
There will be a swim meet starting on Wednesday, July 4th at 9:00am, followed by a closing ceremony at 10:30am.
Extended Day Campers
- Campers check-in between 1:30-2:00pm at University Towers
- Campers will depart that evening at 8:30pm after swimming, dinner and orientation
- Extended Day Camp hours: MON 2PM-8:30PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-11:30AM
Housing & Roommates
Campers stay 2-per room in University Towers and are assigned by age and roommate requests. Boys and girls are housed on seperate floors with gender specific counselors on them.
Dorm: University Towers
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes - Dorm has AC
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
Supervision: The staff live 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.
Meals: 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.
Note: Late or individual regisrations are not eligibile 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!
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 - Friday, July 6th through Sunday, July 8th & Saturday August 11th through Sunday, August 12th.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
July 24, 2014: Great Staff, Wonderful Experience!
— Michael W. Parent
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