Special 2020 Session Notes:
Session 1: Due to a Last Chance Meet for Olympic Trials held at the Swim Center on May 29-31, the camp will swim from 6-8 a.m. on Friday, May 29. Camp will return to the dorm shortly after 8 a.m., have breakfast, and start check out at 10 a.m. Campers departing by air should schedule flights after 10, but the Camp can handle just about any itinerary.
Session 2: Due to the Last Chance Meet at the Swim Center, Camp will NOT swim on the evening of Sunday, May 31. Campers will instead watch as much of the Finals session as possible based on the meet timeline.
Session 4: Due to the overwhelming response Camp has continued to receive, 3-time Olympian and gold medalist Ian Crocker will once again be our guest head camp coach for our final 2020 camp session. This is an amazing opportunity for campers to learn and interact from one of USA Swimming's most accomplished and congenial athletes!
Camp session sold out? Get on the Wait Lists! To wait list for a session:
- When a session sells out, an online wait list option will automatically open up. You may waitlist for the session(s) of your choice at no charge. If you have a second session option, it may be a good idea to register for that session as well as the wait list. If space opens up in your waitlisted session, you can transfer between sessions at no charge.
- If space becomes available, you will be contacted by E-MAIL and have 48 hours to accept or decline the space. Please be sure to provide an account e-mail address that is checked frequently.
- There is no guarantee that space will become available, or when it will happen. Cancellations can happen months in advance or the day before a session begins. Every summer is different in how many people gain a spot in camp off the lists.
- If space does not become available, your e-mail address will be added to the mailing info list for the following year's camp. If your e-mail changes, please update your online account to continue receiving e-mails from the camp. Online registration usually begins on/around December 1.
Male and female swimmers (ages 8-18) of any ability level are welcome. It is highly recommended, but not required, that swimmers have competitive experience prior to attending. Instruction is geared towards competitive swimming, and not learn to swim. Please inform the Camp Director as early as possible should a special accommodation be needed for your camper. The University of Texas complies with ADA guidelines.
Per NCAA rules, sport camps and clinics conducted by the University of Texas are open to all entrants. Enrollment is limited only by age, grade level, gender, and capacity restrictions as specified by each camp.
Camp space is available on a first come - first serve basis. A $175 non-refundable deposit per session is required to reserve space. Information and medical form packets are sent with the session confirmation e-mail after completing registration. Camp space is not guaranteed until the application, required forms, and full payment are complete and received. Each session is limited to a max of 175 campers.
REGISTER ONLINE! It's easy, quick, and secures your space immediately!
Questions should be directed to:
Jon Alter, Director
Longhorns Swim Camp
Overnight camp: $1070 per session
Day camp: $970 per session.
Overnight camp fees cover all room & board (Sunday dinner - Friday breakfast), supervision, facility use, bus transportation to/from the pool, and camp t-shirt. Day camp fees cover supervision, facility use, bus transportation to/from the pool, camp t-shirt, and camp meals (Sunday dinner, Monday-Thursday lunch & dinner). For those staying more than one week, there is a $75 charge for the weekend stay (meals not included).
A $175 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required to reserve a space in camp. Balance of camp fees due by May 1, 2020. After May 1, the remaining balance must be paid by cashier's check, money order or credit card, and a $25 late fee charged. ALL camp fees must be paid and forms submitted prior to arrival at camp. Fees not paid by May 5, 2020 result in forfeiture of camp space. Fees cannot be paid at check-in. Cash payments are not accepted.
MEDICAL FORMS & HEALTH CARE
A link to the Camp's electronic required medical forms is included in your confirmation e-mail and located in the Required Forms section of the website. These forms MUST be returned prior to arriving at camp. Campers cannot participate without completed forms on file. Parents or guardians are billed for all medical services not covered by insurance rendered by Texas Sports and Family Medicine, or a local Austin urgent care or hospital. Required forms are due by May 1, 2020.
All medical forms and information are available on the REQUIRED FORMS page.
THE TRAINING PROGRAM
Training at the Longhorns Swim Camp focuses on intensive long-course conditioning and thorough stroke instruction and analysis. Camp is divided into four challenging ability groups based on age and 100-yard freestyle times. One-hour daily sessions focus on swim-specific dryland and strength training exercises. Long course training varies from one to two hours daily depending on ability level. Two 90-minute daily sessions focus specifically on technique work. Stroke drills, as well as start and turn mechanics are included along with classroom sessions and underwater video analysis of each swimmer. A typical daily schedule may be downloaded from the Registration page and is included in the camp Information Packet.
GUEST COACHES & SPEAKERS
The 2020 Longhorns Swim Camp is proud to feature EIGHT Olympians on staff. We welcome Olympians Ian Crocker, Garrett Weber-Gale, Colleen Lanne'-Cox, Jimmy Feigen, Whitney Hedgepath, Townley Haas, Clark Smith, along with World Championships Bronze medalist Madisyn Cox, and American record holder WIll Licon as guest coaches, along with 2019 NCAA champion and Team USA World University Games member John Shebat! Josh Davis, three-time Olympic gold medalist, returns for his 20th year with the camp. Josh coaches the Friday morning session. Please see the STAFF page for more information on our amazing staff!
Special note regarding Session 4: Due to the overwhelming and positive response we received in 2019, our Session 4 head camp coach will once again be Olympian Ian Crocker! We believe this is a fantastic, positive opportunity for campers to be coached by and closely interact with one of the United States most respected and congenial Olympians! Please contact the camp office at 512-475-8652 or E-mail with any questions.
HOST OF THE 2019 MEN'S & WOMEN'S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS! All pool sessions are held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Ranked by Sports Illustrated in 2002 as the second fastest pool in the United States, it is one of the premier competitive aquatic facilities in the world. Since its completion in 1977, there have been numerous American and World records set in its waters, and is home to 23 NCAA national team champions. The competition pool is nine feet deep, 50 meters by 25 yards, and can create either eight 50-meter lanes or 22 25-yard lanes. Movable, power-operated bulkheads can create one of the fastest pools in the world. The diving pool is 18 feet deep, 25 yards by 25 meters, and can create 10 lanes. Visit their website!
WHAT TO BRING
For a complete listing of view the "What to Bring" page.
ROOM & BOARD
Sessions 1-3 will be housed at The Callaway House Austin. Session 4 will be housed at The Castilian. Both facilities are adjacent to the UT campus. Campers are housed two to four per room depending on facility. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave. Campers may bring snacks and drinks to keep in their rooms. Campers are bused to the pool from both facilities.
ROOMMATES and SUITEMATES
Every reasonable effort is made to assign compatible roommates. Advance requests for specific roommates are welcomed, but cannot be guaranteed. Roommate requests must match. Do not list more than one person for a roommate or more than two people for suitemates. All roommates are assigned according to age (no more than two years difference). It is recommended that roommates/suitemates send their registrations together or register online at the same time to try and be in the same session.
CHECKING IN & OUT
Check-in occurs on Sundays from 2-5 p.m. each session. Campers traveling by air should plan to arrive before 4 p.m. Camp concludes by noon on Fridays. All campers check out by 2 p.m. on Friday. Air departures should be made between 2-6 p.m. Campers are supervised until their departure.
Specific information is included in the pre-registration packet and on the FAQ page. The camp provides ground transportation to or from Austin Bergstrom International Airport for a $30 one-way or $40 round-trip fee.
Parking on and around campus is very limited and strictly enforced by the City of Austin and UT Parking and Transportation Services. There is NO free parking on the UT campus. Please obey all parking signs and regulations. Check our FAQpage, the Parking and Transportation Services website, and information packet for parking information. Interactive parking maps are also available on our MAPS page. The camp is not responsible for any parking citations.
Experienced and mature male and female coaches/counselors provide 24-hour supervision for all campers, including weekends for those staying more than one session. All employees have passed a background check conducted by The University of Texas Human Resources Department. Our camp is typically staffed by many college, high school, and club level coaches.
The Longhorns Swim Camp is offering exclusive Texas Swimming gear for its 2019 camp sessions!
Texas Swimming gear is available for pre-order during online registration, or online anytime after registration. Pre-ordered merchandise is delivered upon arrival at camp. Merchandise will also be available for purchase at camp check in. There are no refunds on camp merchandise after May 1, 2020. If you cancel your camp session after May 1, your merchandise is shipped to you starting in July, 2020.
Planned recreational activities are available Monday-Thursday between 3:30-5 p.m. and after the evening stroke sessions. In the past, some of the activities have included scavenger hunt, Olympic and National Team member celebrity night, and t-shirt tye-dye night.
For multiple session campers, weekend activities are planned, including a Saturday training session (based upon facility schedule) and short side trips in Austin for their enjoyment.