In Santa Barbara we are surrounded by great weather and lots of water. For those of you who want to increase your efficiency and endurance by improving your swimming technique, we offer two one-week day camps at the beautiful campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Swim camp at UCSBAt Santa Barbara Swim Camp your child will participate in two pool sessions devoted to stroke technique each day. There will be individualized videotape analysis for each swimmer in our upper groups. We devote a day to each of the four competitive strokes, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. We will also work on racing starts, flip turns, and relay starts. On Friday we have Friday Fun Day. Each participant will demonstrate the strokes they have been working on in a morning exhibition swim. In the afternoon they will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities in and around the pool. This camp is designed for swimmers of all levels.

Santa Barbara Swim Camp takes place at UCSB. All our swimming is done in the 50 meter campus pool. Our non-pool activities take place at Robertson Gymnasium, just a short walk from the pool. (View UCSB Campus Map)

Camp Director Gregg Wilson is the former Head Coach of the UCSB Men’s and Women’s swimming teams. Gregg has led the Gauchos to 40 conference Championships, coached 65 All-Americans, and Olympic Gold Medalists Richard Schroeder and Jason Lezak. Check out our camp staff page to see the amazing group we have working with your children.

Our camp schedule is designed to give your athletes just the right combination of swimming and fun. They will be tired at the end of the day, but by the end of the week you will be amazed at the improvement in their strokes and their endurance. Check our schedule page for a closer look at the daily and weekly schedule.

Santa Barbara Swim CampWhat you need to bring to camp:

  • Swim suit and Goggles
  • Towels – we recommend two
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of Clothes
  • LUNCH and snacks

We provide:

Santa Barbara Swim Camp T-shirt
Camp Swim Cap
Goldfish crackers
Pizza Party on Friday
Coaching for all skill levels
Two pool sessions each day
Individualized videotape analysis
Supervised non-pool activities

Special Guest Speakers

Richard Schroeder gold medalist in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics will bring his gold medals and discuss his Olympic and training experiences. He will be joined by other current and former national level swimmers. Your athletes will have an opportunity to learn what it takes to get to the highest levels. They will hear ways to enjoy the sport as they grow and develop as swimmers and athletes.

2017 camps will be June 19-23 and July 17-21

Download the 2017 camp registration form pdf here