More Important Camp Details
Pre-season Training Emphasis
Offers a 75/25 blend of physical and technical conditioning. The higher intensity of training is perfect for club swimmers, high school swimmers, and those that are interested in swimming in college. Campers receive advanced technical instruction in all four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns. Each camper is instructed in small groups with other swimmers of similar skill level by the camp director, coaches, and counselors. Campers also receive individual video analysis of their technique.
Stroke Technique Emphasis
Offers a 75/25 blend of technical and physical conditioning. In this complete stroke technique camp swimmmers will receive detailed instruction on technique in all four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns. Each camper will be instructed in small groups with other swimmers of similar skill level by the camp director, coaches, and counselors.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: SUN 1:00PM-9:00PM, MON-TUES 9:00AM-5:00PM, WED 9:00AM-11:00AM
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 between 1:00-2:00pm on Sunday, July 31st at Harmon Hall. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 2:00pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
A closing ceremony will be held at 11:00am in the pool area, immediately following the swim meet on Wednesday, August 3rd. Overnight Campers must check out of Harmon Hall by 12:00pm.
Housing & Roommates
Campers stay in suites that include two double rooms a lounge and a bathroom. Roommates are assigned first by request and then by age and gender. Boys and girls are housed on seperate floors with gender specific counselors on them.
Dorm: Harmon Hall
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: No | Dorm DOES NOT have AC - Please bring a portable fan.
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
Supervision: 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.
• Commuter Campers stay until 8:30pm
• Dinner is provided
• Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00am-5:00pm
• Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00-11:00am
• Check-out is immediately after camp concludes with the closing ceremony
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.
Kalamazoo College Campus
The hilltop campus covers nearly 60 acres. Campers train each day at the Kalamazoo College Natatorium and will reside in Crissey Hall which is an upper class living community and located on the north-east end of campus. Crissey offers suite-style living with an open community feel and is conveniently located right next to the Natatorium.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 am Breakfast (overnighters)
- 8:50 am Extended Day Campers arrive, stretch
- 9:00 am Opening Comments and Discussion
- 9:15 am Pool Session 1
- Noon Lunch and rest
- 1:30 pm Pool Session 2 & Dry land exercises
- 5:00 pm Dinner
- 6:30 pm Evening Activities (Water Polo, Capture the Flag, Movie, etc.)
- 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 pm Lights out!