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Come join us this summer at the Lutes Swim Camp at Pacific Lutheran University. The PLU campus is located six miles south of Tacoma, Washington, in suburban Parkland, on a 156-acre woodland campus.

This camp, lead by the Head Coach of Pacific Lutheran, Andrew Lum, is designed to help competitive swimmers improve their stroke technique so they can compete at the next level. Our goal at the PLU Swim Camp has always been to engage and inspire each swimmer at camp and instill positive character traits such as confidence, self-motivation, and a passion for the sport.

This camp 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
  • For competitive swimmers ages 9-18
  • Stroke technique refinement
  • Small group and individual stroke analysis/instruction
  • Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt and Nike Swim Cap
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Camp Coaches

  • Andrew lum pacific lutheran swimming

    Camp Director Andrew Lum

    Andrew Lum joined the Pacific Lutheran University Athletic Department in the summer of 2022 as the Lutes' Head Coach for the men's and women's swimming programs.

    View Andrew Lum'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. This summer, PLU is offering one session of day camp (9:00am-3:00pm) for ages 9-18. 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.

  • Dates: August 7-10
  • Age Group: 9-18
  • Gender: Coed
  • Camp Type: Day Camp
  • Schedule: 9:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Thursday
  • Check-In: 8:30am at the PLU Pool
  • Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a healthy lunch and snacks each day.
  • 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. You can choose all 4 days of camp or pick the day(s) you would like to attend: Mon. (8/7) - Freestyle; Tues. (8/8) - Backstroke; Wed. (8/9) - Breaststroke & Thurs. (8/10) - Butterfly.

Pacific Lutheran University
PLU Pool
849 124th St S
Tacoma, WA 98444

Click Here for Directions - Please park across the street in the Ivy Lot (adjacent to the outdoor tennis courts) and enter the PLU Pool via the front street entrance.


Monday, August 7th thru Thursday, August 10th

  • Check-in: 8:30am at the PLU Pool. Please park across the street in the Ivy Lot (adjacent to the outdoor tennis courts) and enter the PLU Pool via the front street entrance.
  • Check-out: 3:00 pm each day.

There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to drop off and pick up your child on time.


Lunch is not provided. Please bring a healthy lunch and snacks each day.

  • 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.
  • 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: PLU 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.

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.


  • Dryland training Gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts, sweatshirt)
  • Backpack
  • Swimsuit
  • Swim Cap(s)
  • Goggles
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or Visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals/flip flops
  • 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.


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

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• 4 days of instruction
• Camp T-shirt & Swim Cap
• Camp hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM


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

  • 8:50 AM Campers arrive, stretch
  • 9:00 AM Opening Comments and Discussion
  • 9:15 AM Pool Session 1
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Supervised Free Time
  • 1:30 PM Pool Session 2 & Dry land exercises
  • 3:00 PM Day Campers depart

Pacific lutheran university pool facility

Pacific Lutheran University Pool

Campers train each day at the PLU swimming pool which is a 6 lane x 25 yard pool.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    The coaches were really fun

    — Anonymous

Lutes Swim Camp at Pacific Lutheran University

Andrew Lum, Camp Director
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Washington 98447
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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