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May and September clinics being offered in 2023!

Due to a pool renovation project scheduled for this summer, Coach Dykstra and his staff will be hosting 3 stroke technique clinics in May (May 6: freestyle and backstroke clinic, May 13: butterfly and breaststroke clinic, May 20: start and turns clinic) and a fall clinic in September (September 9-10: Stroke Technique).

Instruction takes place at SU’s Redhawk Center, the home of TWO indoor 25-yard x 6 lane pools. 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.

The Seattle University Swim 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
  • Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming
  • Low camper to staff ratio
  • Two daily water sessions; one daily dry-land session
  • Small group and individual stroke analysis/instruction
  • 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 dykstra seattle university swimming

    Camp Director Joe Dykstra

    Joe Dykstra, a 16-year head coach veteran, was named Head Coach of Seattle University's men's and women's swimming programs on July 1, 2022.

    View Joe Dykstra's Bio
  • Becky woodruff seattle university swimming

    Assistant Coach Becky Woodruff

    Becky Woodruff joined the Seattle U Swimming staff in 2022 as the assistant coach. Woodruff joins the Redhawks after spending the last five years as the lead coach for the Cascade Swim Club-Queen Anne site. At Queen Anne, she led the training and development of swimmers, while leading them into the senior level of swimming.

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Camp Details


You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. This year, Seattle U is offering two clinics 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: September 9-10: Stroke Technique
  • Age Group: 9-18
  • Gender: Coed
  • Camp Type: Day Camp
  • Schedule: 9:00am-4:00pm, Saturday-Sunday
  • Check-In: 8:30am
  • 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.
  • Dates: May 6: freestyle and backstroke clinic; May 13: butterfly and breaststroke clinic; May 20: starts and turns clinic
  • Age Group: 9-18
  • Gender: Coed
  • Camp Type: Half-Day Camp
  • Schedule: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Saturday
  • Check-In: 12:45pm
  • Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a filled water bottle with you.
  • Program: Our one day clinics provide concentrated work in all four competitive strokes and will cover two competitive strokes per session. Session 1 - freestyle and backstroke, Session 2 - butterfly and breaststroke and Session 3 will cover starts and turns. Areas of concentration include body position, pulling, kicking, breathing, and timing.

Seattle University
Redhawk Center
550 14th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

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Saturday (May 6, May 13 and May 20)

  • Check-in: Saturday at 12:45pm at the Redhawk Center.
  • Check-out: Campers depart at 4:00pm.
  • Camp hours: 1:00pm-4:00pm

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


Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th

  • Check-in: 8:30am at the Redhawk Center.
  • Check-out: Campers depart at 4:00pm.
  • Camp hours: 9:00am-4:00pm

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 each day. 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: Redhawk Center
  • 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.


  • Healthy Snacks (May 6, May 13 and May 20)
  • Healthy Lunch & Snacks each day (September 9-10)
  • Dryland training Gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts, sweatshirt)
  • Backpack
  • Swimsuit
  • Swim Cap(s)
  • Goggles
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • 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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• Camp T-shirt & Swim Cap
• Camp hours: MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THURS 9AM-12PM


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

  • 8:45 AM Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:00 AM Pool Session 1 - Drills and Skills
  • 10:00 AM Lecture
  • 10:45 AM Pool Session 2 - Continue Stroke Technique
  • 11:40 AM Dryland Exercises
  • 12:15 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Free Time
  • 2:00 pm Pool Session 3 - Drills and Skills
  • 3:00 PM Lecture
  • 3:40 PM Pool Session 4 - Continue Stroke Technique
  • 4:00 PM Campers Depart

Seattle University Pool Facility Nike Swim Camp

Seattle University

SU is the home of one of the finest Natatoriums in Seattle. Located in the Redhawk Center, our two indoor 25 yard pools serve Seattle University’s Men’s and Women’s Division I-A varsity swim teams as well as facilitate traditional and trending recreational, fitness and educational opportunities for the SU community.

Camp Questions & Answers

How are swimmers grouped at camp?

Upon arrival at Seattle U, 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 4.79 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    he had so much fun

    — Anonymous

    • 4/5.
    Loved the dryland workouts

    June 27, 2017: The dry-land workouts were a highlight for my son. He loved learning new things to do on his own to improve his endurance!

    — Patricia A. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Quality Instruction!

    June 28, 2014: Really enjoyed the quality of instruction, one on one attention, and the location.

    — Jessica C. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Complete Confidence

    June 29, 2014: Nike did a great job as always. We have been sending our daughter there for the past three years, and always feel 100% confident in the coaches ability to teach, supervise, and provide fun for the students.

    — Zachary H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Best Time Ever!

    July 9, 2014: I had the best time ever! It was my first overnight camp and I was really nervous, but by the end I didn't want to leave!

    — Rebecca P. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Loved it!

    June 29, 2015: This is the first swim camp my son has ever attended. He loved it. His first comments after the camp were "can I go again next year."

    — Kiara L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved camp!

    June 30, 2015: I LOVED CAMP! Not only did I love the swimming but I also loved the activities we did after meals. The camp provided me the opportunity to make some great friends and learn new techniques that I can take with me into next season. Thank you Nike Swim Camps!

    — Cody S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great time!

    June 30, 2015: I enjoyed the Nike Swim Camp at Seattle U. We did some fun new drills that are different from the usual ones that we do at my swim club. Watching video of the best swimmers in America like Michael Phelps and Rebecca Soni was interesting and helpful.

    — Ashley H. Camper

    • 5/5.

    July 8, 2015: My son attended this swim camp with a friend, and they both loved it! When I picked them up at the end, the first thing they said was that they wanted to come back next summer. I appreciated the safe environment, the fun and energetic atmosphere, and the skill with which the coaches taught swimmers.

    — Shae F. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Best experience!

    July 8, 2015: This camp was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I learned so much and made so many new friends. We all keep in touch and it’s a great way to meet new people. My times have improved so much and I am winning my events with less trouble. This has been so great. Thank you to all the counselors and coaches!

    — Joshua C. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great quality camp!

    June 29, 2016: Program was well thought out, organized and balanced with in and out of pool training. The staff was very friendly and personable. Great overall experience for the camper who is looking to improve but to also have a great time and make new friends while doing it. We are already looking forward to next year.

    — Madison T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Learned a lot!

    July 14, 2016: My son learned a lot about his stroke technique. He had a meet that weekend and dropped 9 seconds on his 200 free which he'd raced only two months before!! Cheers!

    — Elena M. Parent

    • 5/5.

    July 15, 0216: The classroom technique instructions were great and so was the in water instruction. My daughter said that everything she learned is going to help her so much and that she could not wait to go back and swim with her team. Can't wait to see her improvements this year!

    — Brittany T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thanks Nike!

    July 15, 2016: The Nike Swim Camp at Seattle U was awesome! The low swimmer to coach ratio and the friendly coaches made my son's experience one for the books. They spent time working with him on his turns and gave him the edge he needed! All I could hear from him in the car ride home was that he couldn't wait to come back next summer. Thanks Nike!

    — Laura V. Parent

    • 5/5.
    attention to safety

    July 2, 2021: We enjoyed the small grouping in the camps and their attention to safety during this pandemic. The coaches were knowledgeable and had great tips. The kids looked forward to camp every day!

    — Wanda, Parent

    • 5/5.

    June 27, 2017: This was an excellent camp for my child she had fun met new friends and I can already tell she has learned so much! She will definitely be attending this camp next year and hopefully bringing some of her teammates. She said she learned so much from all aspects of the camp and she is so grateful to have had the chance to attend!

    — Monica R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great way to improve techniques!

    June 27, 2017: I feel that I am now a much stronger swimmer after attending this camp. I was able to take away techniques I may not have had before! Thank you for such a great opportunity

    — Charlie K. Camper

    • 5/5.
    So much fun!

    June 28, 2017: My daughter enjoyed the pool sessions with the coaching as well as socializing activities afterwards. This camp is the real deal!

    — Celeste E. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Awesome coaches!

    June 28, 2017: My 9 year old really enjoyed camp! Her favorite part was the food and the lectures! So much for for her to be around college swimmers who inspired her to continue in swimming and keep getting better.

    — Martha R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved it!

    July 9, 2017: My daughter hasn't stopped talking about it, she had a blast! She absolutely loved the coaches and making new friends. She already asked to come back next summer.

    — Michelle V. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Excellent instruction!

    July 9, 2017: My son loved the food and the coaches. The only thing he would change was the temperature of the pool, it was a little cold for him.

    — Debbie B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thank you!!

    July 10, 2017: My son had a an amazing time at camp and learned so much in such a short time. Most importantly he was able to take what he learned and instantly incorporate changes to his technique and practices.

    — Sean S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Best camp!

    July 10, 2017: We were nervous because that was the first being away from home. My daughter had a wonderful experience and felt the coaches were very nice and supportive. We only wish the camp was longer because we loved it so much! Keep up the good work!

    — Liz Z. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Learned A Lot!

    June 28, 2018: My daughter loved the coaches and the time they spent in the pool and out of the pool with them. She learned a lot, she can’t wait to go back next year!

    — Erin O., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Overall Great Experience!

    July 23, 2019: She came home happy and tired each day. She consistently reported that the coaches were positive, fun, and nice. She said that she learned a lot too! I wish we had more access to this type of skills development for her.

    — Andrew M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    definitely wants to come back next year

    July 2, 2021: Our son had fun and enjoyed this new experience. The staffs, the coaches are friendly. He had learned a lot of new technics. He definitely wants to come back next year. Thank you so much.

    — Napak, Parent

    • 5/5.
    She gained a lot of confidence !

    July 2, 2021: She absolutely adored her instructor Allison! Also, the camp taught her new skills like diving off the blocks and being more efficient with her strokes. It also pushed her to swim longer distances than she was used to. She gained a lot of confidence throughout the camp and got a lot of positive and encouraging feedback from the coaches.

    — Melissa, Parent

    • 5/5.
    learned so much!

    July 2, 2021: My daughter "learned so much". She really enjoyed the mix of technique and practical application. She loved her group leader. Danika did a great job of teaching/instructing the campers and giving them an excellent role model. The organization and professionalism of the camp was very much appreciated, right down to the smiling faces that welcomed the swimmers every morning. Her only wish was the Thursday was a full day :-)

    — Eryn, Parent

Seattle University Swim Camp

Joe Dykstra, Camp Director
Seattle University
Seattle, Washington 98122
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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