Nike 5meter Water Polo Camp at San Diego State University
TRAIN. COMPETE. IMPROVE.
AT NIKE 5METER WATER POLO CAMP
USSC has partnered with USA Water Polo Olympian Genai Kerr in offering a Nike 5meter Water Polo Camp and Clinic this summer in beautiful San Diego. Instruction takes place each day at the Aztec Aquaplex, located on the San Diego State campus.
Designed by the top coaches and athletes in the country, Nike 5meter Water Polo Camps provide in-water instruction to make an immediate impact on an athlete’s game. Young athletes will have the opportunity to learn first hand how Olympic Athletes train, meet their nutritional needs, and balance their lives.
- Superior instruction from former Olympians and College Coaches
- Co-ed program open to all ability levels (Ages 10-18)
- Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
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Camp Director Genai Kerr
Genai Kerr is a USA Water Polo Olympian, coach, mentor, and true ambassador of the sport. Genai was a member of the United States Men's National Water Polo Team for 12 years and played in the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2003 & 2007 Pan American Gold Medal games, and multiple World Championships.View Genai Kerr's Bio & Water Polo Tips ⟩
He is one of the only athletes in history to compete internationally as a goalie and as a field player. Most recently he was named MVP of the 2012 US Open after he helped Newport Water Polo Foundation win the national championship. Genai has coached at every level, from age group to Division 1 college programs. Over the last 15 years he has run hundreds of camps and impacted thousands of lives.
Surprisingly, Genai got involved in water polo by accident, following the whistles to what he thought was a basketball game and ended up at the pool. He excelled at both water polo and basketball at Coronado High School and received a water polo scholarship to UC Irvine to play under Coach Ted Newland. Genai went on to become a NCAA All-American in 1998 and 1999 and was awarded Big West Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Year his senior year.
Genai remains active in his community and has become a great role model for aspiring water polo players. He has been a US Ambassador for the USADA (U.S. Antidoping Agency) since 2003 promoting clean sports for young athletes. He was a founding faculty member of the Sage Hill School where he was the Dean of Students, taught art and physical education, and started the aquatic programs. Genai has also created several community outreach programs to help mentor children in lower income households.
USA National Team
- 2012 US Open, Irvine, California, 1st Place - MVP
- 2010 Volvo Cup, Hungary, 3rd place
- 2009 FINA World Championships, Rome, Italy, 4th place
- 2009 FINA World League Super Final, Podgorica, Montenegro, 4th place
- 2007 FINA World League Super Finals, Berlin, Germany 5th place
- 2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place
- 2007 FINA World Championships, Melbourne, Australia, 9th place
- 2006 ASUA Cup, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place
- 2006 FINA World League Super Finals, Athens, Greece, 5th place
- 2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece, 7th place
- 2003 FINA World League Super Finals, New York, NY, 3rd place
- 2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1st place
- 2003 FINA World Championships, Barcelona, Spain, 6th place
- 2003 U.S. Cup, Stanford, CA, United States, 2nd place
- 2002 FINA World Cup, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 7th place
- 2001 FINA World Championships, Fukuoka, Japan, 7th place
- 2001 World Championships Qualifier, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1st place
- 1998 First Appearance on the Men’s National Team, Long Beach, CA
- 1995 Jr. North American Games, Calgary, Canada, 2nd place
Coach Jaime Hipp Komer
Jaime will be conducting workshops on mental focus, healthy lifestyles, and dryland. Jaime is a self-created Lifestyle Guide, sharing her passion for navigating sustainable health in today’sView Jaime Hipp Komer's Bio ⟩
Jaime will be conducting workshops on mental focus, healthy lifestyles, and dryland. Jaime is a self-created Lifestyle Guide, sharing her passion for navigating sustainable health in today’s modern culture. She utilizes her blended expertise in yoga therapy, pilates, holistic nutrition, natural movement and lifestyle health to create empowering sessions and resources for you.
Jaime’s passion for healthy living stems from her unique background as a professional athlete. Dealing with injury after injury, she continued to ask herself “how can I feel better and take charge of my health in a natural way?” This journey has led Jaime to be the expert she is today in healthy living for your body, mind, soul AND planet. Jaime is honored to be a two-time World Champion, Olympic Silver Medalist in water polo (2008 Beijing), three-time NCAA Champion and four-time UCLA All American.
Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other players 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. Instruction takes place each day at the Aztec Aquaplex, located on the SDSU campus.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 2 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities
• Nike Camp T-shirt
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Nike Camp T-shirt
• Camp hours: 9:00AM-4:00PM each day
TWO DAY CLINIC
• Nike Camp T-shirt
• Camp hours: SAT-SUN 9:00AM-4:00PM
Complete Skills Camp (July 6-8)
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 takes place at 8:45am at SDSU Aquaplex on Friday, July 6th.
There will be a closing ceremony at the SDSU Aquaplex at 3:30pm on Sunday, July 8th. Parents are invited to attend.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers stay 2-per room. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
DORM: University Towers
LINENS: Not provided
AIR CONDITIONING: No - Please bring a fan - Dorm does not have AC.
SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $40
MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
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.
- Campers check-in between 8:30-9:00am at SDSU Aquaplex
- Campers will depart that day at 4:00pm
- Day Camp hours: FRI 9AM-4PM, SAT 9AM-4PM, SUN 9AM-4PM
Goalie and Shooting Clinic (August 11-12)
Designed by the top coaches and athletes in the country, we want our campers to come home with experiences that enrich both the quality of their play and their life through a better understanding and greater appreciation for sport, as well as more developed techniques and a heightened level of self-confidence. Young athletes will have the opportunity to learn first hand how Olympic Athletes train, meet their nutritional needs, and balance their lives.
- Limited to 50 athletes
- 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Bring a healthy lunch or money for Chipotle and other food option on campus
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.
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 Swim Camp dates July 2-5.
1). This camp is open to any and all entrants. 2). Drugs, alchohol and smoking are strictly prohibited and constitute grounds for immediate dismissal from camp. 3). For your safety and benefit, we recommend that you choose a camp that fits your particular skills and level of development.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Loved the camp and learned a ton!
July 11, 2018: It was great meeting you and your team! Sophia & Elena had the best time. They loved the camp and learned a ton. Thank you for creating great opportunities for young athletes!
— Stephanie A. Parent
July 11, 2018: I just wanted to thank you first off for creating this Water Polo camp so that I and other students could have the opportunity to learn from amazing coaches with different values and teaching methods. It helped a lot to see and hear the diverse ways on how to better my skills and I learned that through hard work, and a little bit of fun, I could accomplish the things I set out to do. I am also grateful that you took the time to help me when I was struggling with moving quickly through the water while blocking. The biggest thing for me was that you never said that I couldn’t do it because I was short or built the wrong way and that meant a lot to me. I am looking forward to seeing you again next month for the goalie camp! This camp was one of the best experiences of my life. Thank you.
— Bridgette B. Camper
Positive learning environment!
August 18, 2017: My daughter has attended three Nike Water Polo camps and cannot wait to attend her next. She continues to learn new techniques and truly enjoys the time she spends at camp. It has been a positive learning environment and renews her love of polo each time.
— Alexa B. Parent
July 14, 2016: This is absolutely the best instruction ever! I just wish we had coaching this good or this passionate on a daily basis at our program! Outstanding in every regard!
— Tim O. Parent
You all rock!!!
July 14, 2016: The Nike Water Polo Camp with Genai Kerr is outstanding. His professionalism and joy in sharing his knowledge and experiences in water polo, commitment to the sport and genuine kindness was amazing! My son got an excellent introduction to water polo that I know will be beneficial to him in all kinds of ways! Thank you Genai and to everyone involved! You all rock!!!
— Dave P. Parent
Great camp for all levels!
July 13, 2016: Great camp for all levels! Highly recommend the sleepover portion as my son had a blast meeting new friends. Coaching is top notch & hard training is made to be fun but challenging.
— Brittany R. Parent
Wonderful experience and great coaches!
July 12, 2106: My son started playing water polo recently, and after his experience with Nike camps, not only have confidence and his skills improved, but the way he understands and see the sport overall. Wonderful experience and great coaches
— Wendy L. Parent
Great learning environment!
August 21, 2015: This camp is fun and teaches you things that you might not get to learn otherwise. You also get to interact with your coaches and the other people who play water polo. This is great because you get to see the different levels and the changes that happen within the transition between levels. This camp really helped me to learn to read the pool. If you are someone who wants to get better I would definitely recommend this camp. It was a great experience and you will get to learn from some of the most knowledgeable coaches in the game who played in the Olympics, played in collage and now coach at the highest levels.
— Nathan P. Camper
July 10, 2015: I would recommend Nike camps to everyone. My daughter came home excited and wished every practice she had was taught by Mr. Kerr. Her goals were set higher than I have ever heard from her and she has a determination to improve. I only wish I could have had my 2 other kids available to attend with their sibling. My 13 year old came home excited at what she was taught and was able to teach her 16 yr old brother and 11 yr old sister some of the training techniques. ALL 3 of my kids want to attend the camp next time, and I will gladly send them!!
— Mary W. Parent
Top Notch Instruction
July 10, 2015: The instruction of the coaches on deck was excellent, great location, learned, and met other players.
— Zach A. Camper