Nike Swim Camp at University of North Texas
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Be a part of a winning tradition and come join Head Swim Coach, Brittany Roth at the Nike Swim Camp at the University of North Texas. Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the University of North Texas and it's first class facilities provide the perfect location to train and improve your technique.
The camp curriculum is designed for competitive swimmers to improve their stroke technique through individual stroke analysis/instruction during multiple pool sessions each day. Instruction takes place each day at the Pohl Recreation Center & PEB Natatorium. Each camper is instructed in small groups with other swimmers of similar skill level by the camp director, coaches, and counselors.
The Nike Swim Camp at the University of North Texas 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 and 24 hour supervision
- Small group and individual stroke analysis/instruction
- Fun evening social activities
- Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt and Nike Swim Cap
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Camp Director Brittany Roth
Directing camp this summer is Brittany Roth. Brittany recently completed her second season as the head coach at the University of North Texas.View Brittany Roth's Bio & Swim Tips ⟩
In Roth's second season as Head Coach, the Mean Green Swimming & Diving program continued in its record setting trend. Junior Brittany Thurstin achieved her first NCAA B Cut time as she tied the fastest time in the history of the program in the 50 Freestyle, 22.99. Freshman Leigh Faires McGee showed her range this season from the 50 Freestyle to the 1650 Freestyle resulting in scoring the most points for the team this season. McGee ended her inaugural year as a Mean Green swimmer in record fashion, setting the team's 100 Freestyle record, 50.08.
After coming off of a record-setting year for relays in 2016-2017, the foursome of Jowita Sienczyk, Sarah Vaisse, Meredith Manry, and Brittany Thurstin followed suit in the 2017-2018 season by clocking UNT's fastest time in history in the 200 Medley Relay earning the four a position on C-USA All Conference Team. Claudia Kitching, along with Leigh Faires McGee, Brittany Thurstin, Sara Whelan, Jowita Sienczyk, Sydney Buckley, Isabelle Morris, and Emmabeth Jensen qualified for the 2018 CSCAA National Invitational. Senior and team captain, Kitching, ended her career in one of the most memorable performances in program history. Touching the wall at 2:12.01 in the 200 Breaststroke not only reset the record books at the University of North Texas, but also earned Kitching the gold medal at the National Championship, and broke the meet record as well.
In its first season under Roth, the North Texas swimming and diving program saw several program firsts and new records set. The 2016-17 squad matched its highest finish (fourth) at the Conference USA Championship, having six members of the team medal in three different events. The squad finished the season 6-4 in dual meets, including a first-place showing at the Little Rock Invitational and a dual meet victory over TCU.
In one year under Roth, the Mean Green sent four swimmers to the USA Winter Nationals in Atlanta for the first time in program history. Additionally, five North Texas records fell under Roth’s leadership. North Texas posted five NCAA “B” standard times, had six swimmers land on the all-conference team, and continued to excel academically with a 3.15 team grade-point average, with seven student-athletes achieving a 4.0 and 17 above a 3.5.
Roth was named the interim head coach on July 1, 2016.
Roth spent three seasons an assistant coach at North Texas, having helped the Mean Green to a fourth-place finish at the Conference USA Championships, the best team finish since joining the league for the 2013-14 season.
The league championships capped one of the most successful seasons in school history, as they finished with the second-most dual-meet wins (7-4) and second-best winning percentage (.636) in school history.
Freshman Rebekah Bradley earned all-conference honors in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke, including a first-place finish in the 200 backstroke that is the first for the program since joining the league. Sophomore Claudia Kitching also earned all-conference honors in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke.
The duo combined for 15 NCAA B time standards in those four events, and Bradley also set the school record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 53.13 in the preliminaries of the Conference USA Championships.
In 2014-15, she helped North Texas to a 4-4 record in 2014-15, including a 3-1 start, the best start in program history. The team earned all-conference honors in the 400 medley relay and 400 IM.
Seniors Krista Rossum and Mona Groteguth set three program records and notched NCAA B-qualifying times in five events. Rossum’s program-best marks came in the 200 IM (2:00.35) and 400 IM (4:15.22) in consecutive days at the C-USA meet, while Groteugth claimed the 200 backstroke record (1:56.20) at Incarnate Word’s Christmas Invitational.
In 2013-14, the team’s first season in C-USA, Mean Green swimmers set four program records and achieve NCAA B-qualifying times in three events. Rossum originally broke the school record in the 400 individual medley at the Houston Invitational and then went on to break it again at the conference championships finishing with a 4:16.95 time. Groteguth set program records in the 100 backstroke (54.02) and 200 backstroke (1:56.62), accomplishing both feats at the Houston Invitational.
Before making her way to North Texas, Roth spent three seasons with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs. She helped coach 31 individual league champions over the course of the three seasons and sent the first-ever female in Horizon League history and the first ever Panther to swim in the NCAA Championships.
Roth worked with Emily McClellan, the program’s first female, and also the first female from the Horizon League, to earn a spot at the NCAA Championships. She swam in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM at the 2011 NCAA Championships. McClellan would also post the league’s first ever NCAA A-qualifying times in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and just missed honorable mention All-American honors at the 2012 NCAA Championships. That same season, she also helped the men’s program finished with an undefeated record.
Prior to her career in Milwaukee, Roth spent two year at Frankfort High School in Frankfort, Indiana, where she was the high school boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving head coach, as well as the coach of the USA Swimming Sugar Creek Swim Club Satellite program.
Roth was a four-year swimmer at Ball State, where she qualified for the 2006 U.S. Open in the 100 and 200 backstroke. As team co-captain her senior year, she claimed the team’s High Point Award and twice earned Mid-American Conference Academic All-Team honors and was nominated MAC Senior of the Year.
In addition to claiming all-league second-team honors on two occasions, she broke school records in both the 100 and 200 backstroke and was a part of a record-setting 400 medley relay team. After her four years of eligibility had passed, she worked a season as the student assistant at Ball State.
Brittany Roth is a native of Crawfordsville, Indiana, and her husband, Ben, works in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as a firefighter. Roth is also a Level 1 Certified Natural Trainer with Monkey Bar Gym.
Swim Tips by Brittany Roth:
This summer, North Texas is offering two weeks of overnight and day camp (7:45am-4:45pm). Our first session offered is a Complete Stroke Technique Camp for Ages 8-17. Our second session offered is an Advanced Stroke Technique Camp Ages 11-18.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• Lodging in McConnell Hall • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: SUN 3PM-6PM, MON-TUE 7:45AM-4:45PM, WED 7:45AM-11:30AM
Please click "More Details" below for more information on each program. At each camp our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.Show Less See More Camp Details
COMPLETE STROKE TECHNIQUE CAMP (AGES 8-17): During the 3 night 4 day complete stroke technique camps swimmers will receive detailed instruction on technique in all four competitive strokes, as well as starts, turns, and relay exchanges. Each camper will be instructed in small groups with other swimmers of similar skill level by the camp director, coaches, and counselors. Campers should be able to swim 100 yards without stopping and at least 25 yards of freestyle and breaststroke.
ADVANCED STROKE TECHNIQUE CAMP (AGES 11-18): This 3 night 4 day advanced stroke technique camp is a 75/25 blend of technical and physical conditioning taught at a faster pace and includes a higher intensity training that is perfect for club swimmers, high school swimmers, and those that are interested in swimming in college. There are lectures and discussions on sports nutrition, sports psychology, and other topics. Campers receive advanced technical instruction in all four competitive strokes, as well as starts, turns, and relay exchanges. Each camper is instructed in small groups with other swimmers of similar skill level by the camp director, coaches, and counselors. Campers should be able to swim 300 yards without stopping and at least 50 yards of each stroke.
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 for all sessions takes place on Sunday (June 2nd and June 16th) afternoon between 2:00-3:00pm. Day Campers will depart Sunday evening at 6:00pm after orientation and first pool session.
On the last day of camp (June 5th and June 19th) a final swim meet will begin at 9:30am. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. A brief closing ceremony will take place after the meet, at about 11:00am. Day campers should be picked up at the pool at 11:30am. Overnight campers pack up and check-out from the dorm.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers stay 2-per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. Boys and girls are housed on separate floors with gender specific counselors on them.
- DORM: McConnell Hall
- BATHROOMS: shared
- LINENS: Not provided
- AIR CONDITIONING: Yes - Dorm has AC - No fan needed
- SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $50
- MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff during each pool session
- MEALS: Bruce Cafeteria
SUPERVISION: Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
- CHECK-IN: Day campers check-in on Sunday, between 2:30-3:00pm. Day Campers will depart Sunday evening at 6:00pm after orientation and first pool session.
- MORNINGS: Monday and Tuesday, day campers should arrive at the pool at 7:45am.
- PICK-UP TIMES: Monday through Tuesday, day campers depart at 4:45pm (lunch included).
- CAMP ENDS: On Wednesday, day campers depart from the pool after morning session, around 11:30am.
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.
University of North Texas
POHL RECREATION CENTER & PEB NATATORIUM
Swimming instruction takes place in the Norval Pohl Student Recreation Center on the campus of the University of North Texas in Denton. Overnight campers are housed in the UNT dormitories, located only steps from the pool, and meals are served in the dining hall at the dormitory. All campers will be supervised 24 hours a day by the camp staff and on site medical care is available at the UNT Student Health Center located in the building next to the Recreation Center.
The Pohl Recreation Center offers an eight-lane pool that serves as the home facility for the Mean Green Swimming and Diving program. The team also uses the adjacent PEB Natatorium, which has the diving well that features two 1-meter and one 3-meter springboards for the North Texas Diving Team, and another six-lane 25-yard pool that is used for training by the swimmers.
Camp Questions & Answers
How are swimmers grouped at camp?
Upon arrival at UNT, 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.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
June 28, 2017: A huge highlight for my son was being able to see himself swim on the delayed action camera & being able to tweaking from there. He learned some valuable skills that he would not have the opportunity to learn at his regular swim practice.
— Jill R. Parent
Will definitely recommend!!
June 27, 2017: This was my daughter's first swim camp and she enjoyed it! It was definately tiring from all the work they were doing, but she was really glad to see her awesome results at the swim meet! The coaches were all awesome and worked closely with each swimmer! Will definitely recommend!!
— Joe D. Parent
Improved Stroke Technique!
June 14, 2017: One highlight for me was that my daughter improved her stroke technique (especially in breast stroke) and at the end of camp meet she broke all of her previous records. Camp was near perfect and she wants to come back next summer!
— Rebecca S. Parent
Loved this camp!
July 6, 2016: My daughter loved this camp! She was exhausted from all the swimming, but that's good! That's what I paid for. Friendly and knowledgable staff. She will definitely be back. Mom of a happy camper!
— Joan D. Parent
July 5, 2016: The camp was overall beneficial and she really liked her camp counselors. Plus the underwater video analysis was well done. It also got results! Having a swim meet at the end, where the swimmers and parents could see immediate improvement was excellent.
— Thomas R. Parent
Thanks Again Nike!
June 22, 2016: My daughter was really nervous to go because she didn't know anyone else but she ended up having a blast and wants to do the sleepover camp next year. The instructors and other campers were awesome. Thanks again Nike!
— Ryan G. Parent
It is great for any level of swimmer!
June 21, 2016: I wish they had this camp a couple times a year so that my daughter could attend. She had an amazing time and wanted to stay longer. The coaches were great and really took the time to break down the strokes for the kids so that they could understand the fundamentals. There was enough variety in the daily activities that kept the kids entertained. In one week my 9 year old daughter dropped significant time in all 4 strokes which is saying a lot. She just need to work on technique and once she did it made all the difference. I can't say enough positive things about this camp. It is great for any level of swimmer!
— Tom R. Parent
Highly recommend this camp!
July 1, 2015: My 10 year old son attended the Nike Swim Camp at UNT in July 2012. He is an intermediate level competitive swimmer and it was his first time to attend a swim camp. It was a great experience. The coaches were very enthusiastic and positive and he made a significant improvement to his backstroke and breaststroke technique in the short time he was there. I highly recommend this camp!
— Shepard L. Parent
June 30, 2015: This camp really helped me identify problems of my stroke and taught me how to correct them, even sent me home with a packet of all the drills we went through. Everything is great about this camp, for any age! You don't wanna miss an experience like this!
— Casey N. Camper
A lot of fun!
June 18, 2015: This is the sencond year my 10 year old son attended this camp. Each time he improved significantly. He loves it and would like to come back next year. Coach Joe Dystra and his team are great. The focus is on the techniques. The workout intensity is moderate. They also stress the importance of eating right. It's a well balanced program and they had a lot of fun.
— Heather V. Parent
See you next year!
June 17, 2015: My daughter absolutely loved this camp. She not only learned new ways to make each stroke faster, but she met some wonderful friends she can't wait to see you again next year!
— Nicole B. Parent
Can't wait to go back.
June 17, 2015: Thank you very much for the experience! I enjoyed every minute of it. The staff was incredible, they were very nice and had so much passion for swim. I made new friends and I will definitely come back next summer!
— Michelle R. Camper
I really improved.
July 9, 2014: Coach Dykstra and his staff are really good at making it feel like they are focusing on you, and only you. It helps you get better and you feel included in everything you do.
— Rachel B. Camper
One on one coaching.
June 25, 2014: This is our child second time to attend the Nike swim camp at UNT. We were very satisfied with the techniques and one on one coaching. I would highly recommend the Nike swim camp to anyone. Keep in mind, we have attended other swim camps in Texas but this one (Nike Camp) is the most beneficial for our swimmer.
— Todd G. Parent
June 18, 2014: The dining was fabulous!! The workouts were very structured and the coaches were extremely helpful with answering questions and explaining drills/technique. The timing of breaks and workouts were well balanced. Just an overall well set up camp!
— Jasper H. Camper
Third Year of Camp!
June 24, 2013: This was my son's third year at the Nike Swim Camp at North Texas. He has really enjoyed every year but I think this was his favorite yet! Great coaches, assistants and a wonderful program. Will return next year!
— Brandon J. Parent
Came Home with a Smile
June 24, 2013: My son had a great time. He came home exhausted, but with a smile on his face!
— Nancy M. Parent