Nike Winter Swim Clinic at University of North Texas
Join us December 9th!
Be a part of a winning tradition and come join Head Swim Coach, Brittany Roth at the Nike Winter Swim Clinic at 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. Instruction takes place 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 Winter Swim Clinic at University Of North Texas Texas is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender). 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 full supervision during camp hours
- Small group and individual stroke analysis/instruction
- 4 hours of pool time across two sessions
- 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 University of North Texas Head Swimming Coach, Brittany Roth. Roth was named the full-time head swimming and diving coach on April 11, 2017 by then-Vice President and director of athletics Wren Baker. She served as the interim head coach for the 2016-17 season.The upcoming 2023-24 season will be her eighth season at the helm. Roth has a dual record of 22-18 since taking over as full-time head coach prior to the 2017-18 season. During Roth’s time in Denton, Mean Green swimmers have rewritten the school record book a total of 18 times, with 13 being during her time as head coach or interim head coach.View Brittany Roth's Bio & Swim Tips ⟩
The 2022-23 season marked a new era for UNT swimming, as the Mean Green joined The American a year ahead of the rest of the university's programs moving from Conference USA to The American. UNT went 3-2 in dual meets with wins over New Mexico, UIW and Little Rock. UNT finished eighth in The American Championships with 506 points. The Mean Green qualified nine swimmers or the CSCAA National Invitational Championship and had three divers qualify for the NCAA Zone D Championship.
The 2021-22 season marked the program's final year in Conference USA and finished fourth at the C-USA Championships, highlighted by bronze medal-winning performances from Saylor Hawkins in the 3-meter springboard and the 400 freestyle relay team of Shaena McCloud, London Farris, Bryanna Vasquez and Alvena Walpole. UNT went 3-2 in dual meets with wins over UIW, New Mexico State and Little Rock. The Mean Green qualified nine swimmers or the CSCAA National Invitational Championship and had three divers qualify for the NCAA Zone D Championship.
The Mean Green finished the 2020-21 season with a 2-2 record, dropping dual meets against SMU and Rice. Before the event’s cancelation, North Texas qualified five relays and 12 individuals for the CSCAA National Invitational Championship. The season concluded with a third place finish at the Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championships, tied for the program’s best finish in program history.
The team also medaled in four events at the meet. Senior Leigh Faires McGee earned second in the 200 free (1:48.17) and third in the 100 free (49.83), and the team scored the bronze medal in both the 800 free relay (McGee, Vasquez, Farris and Walpole – 7:24.76) and the 400 free relay (Walpole, Vasquez, Farris and McGee – 3:23.44).
Senior Meghan Miller became the sixth North Texas student-athlete to compete at the NCAA Zone Championships. The North Texas captain qualified for the Zone Championships with a personal best score of 280.72 in the win over Little Rock on February 6. Divers had to reach a benchmark of 265.00 for the 2020-21 season to qualify for the event.
In 2019-20, North Texas pushed it’s home dual win streak to six straight including the Mean Green’s win over the TCU Horned Frogs by the score of 161.5-138.5 on December 7. The Mean Green finished fifth at the Conference USA Championships highlighted by a third place finish by the 800 free relay team made up of junior Leigh Faires McGee, sophomores Bryanna Vasquez and Alvena Walpole and freshman London Farris. North Texas qualified five student-athletes for the CSCAA National Invite which was ultimately canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In year three, Roth was named Conference USA’s Co-Coach of the Year after guiding North Texas to its highest winning percentage for dual meets in program history. The Mean Green went 6-2 in duals, including two wins over metroplex rival TCU. North Texas earned its highest finish at the Conference USA Championships, taking home third place as a team. The Mean Green took home seven medals and five school records. North Texas was one of 57 teams invited to the CSCAA National Invitational Championships where they finished 17th.
The 2018-19 team was honored out of the pool with four student-athletes (Brooke Beddingfield, Meghan Rousset, Kathleen Rousset and Brittany Thurstin) receiving the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal for achieving a 3.75 cumulative GPA or better. Another 20 student-athletes were named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
During Roth’s second season at the helm, she coached CSCAA National Invitational Champion Claudia Kitching to gold in the 200 Breaststroke. Kitching’s performance at the CSCAA National Invitational set a meet and school record. North Texas finished fourth at the Conference USA Championships for a second consecutive season, taking home bronze medals in the 400 Medley and 400 Freestyle relays.
In its first season under Roth, the North Texas swimming and diving program achieved several program firsts and new records set. The 2016-17 squad matched its highest finish (fourth) at the Conference USA Championships to date, 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 as seven student-athletes achieved a 4.0 and 17 earned above a 3.5.
Roth was named the interim head coach on July 1, 2016.
Roth spent three seasons as an assistant coach at North Texas, helping the Mean Green to a fourth-place finish at the Conference USA Championships, the best team finish since joining the league in 2013.
The league championships capped one of the most successful seasons in school history, as it 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,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 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, Roth helped North Texas to a 4-4 record, 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 achieved 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 woman in Horizon League history and the first ever Panther to swim in the NCAA Championships.
Roth worked with Emily McClellan, the program’s first woman, and also the first woman 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 posted 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, Roth also helped the men’s program finish with an undefeated record.
Prior to her career in Milwaukee, Roth spent two years 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.
Swim Tips by Brittany Roth:
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. This winter, North Texas is offering a one day clinic in December. The session offered is a Complete Stroke Technique Camp for Ages 12-17.
- Dates: December 9
- Age Group: 12-17
- Gender: Coed
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: 11:00am-7:00pm, Saturday
- Check-in: Check-in between 10:45-11:00am at the pool.
- Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
- Program- Complete Stroke Technique Camp (AGES 12-17): 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.
University of North Texas
Pohl Recreation Center & PEB Natatorium
1900 Chestnut St
Denton, TX 76201
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Saturday, December 9th
- Check-in Saturday between 10:45am - 11:00am at the pool
- Check-out Saturday at 7:00pm at the pool.
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.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- 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.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- 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: Pohl Recreation Center & PEB Natatorium
- 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.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
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:
- Healthy Lunch & snacks
- Dryland training Gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts, sweatshirt)
- Swim Cap(s)
- Water bottle
- Hat or Visor
- Sandals/flip flops
- Snorkel (optional)
- 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.
NIKE SWIM CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our swim camps please see our FAQ page.
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. 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.
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
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.