Camp Info

Camp Info

General Info 
Camp Fees 
Medical & Health Care  
The Training Program 
Guest Coaches & Speakers 
What to Bring 
Room & Board
Roommates & Suitemates
Checking In & Out
Camp Merchandise
Extra Curricular



Registration begins Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Central time! 

Session       Date/Time                           Ages                                                Cost                                    

#1               May 29 - June 3, 2016       Boys & girls // Ages 8-18         $1025 Overnight Camp / $25 Day Camp
#2               June 5 - 10, 2016 
              Boys & girls // Ages 8-18          $1025 Overnight Camp / $25 Day Camp 
#3               June 12 - 17, 2016
             Boys & girls // Ages 8-18           $1025 Overnight Camp / $25 Day Camp 
#4               June 19 - 24, 2016             Boys & girls // Ages 8-18        
$1025 Overnight Camp / $25 Day Camp


Due to Olympic Trials (June 26-July 3), we are only able to offer four sessions for 2016. 
Please contact the camp office at 512-475-8652 or E-mail with any questions.


Camp Schedule - (PDF file)

Want to see how many spots are left in a session? Click Register Online then "New User" - this shows session availability and remaining spots in real time.

Camp session sold out? Get on the Wait Lists!  To wait list for a session:

  • When a session sells out, an online waiting list option will automatically be created.  You may waitlist for the session(s) of your choice.  There is no charge for registering on the wait lists.  If you have a second session option, it may be a good idea to register for that session as well as the wait list.  Should space open up in your waitlisted session, you can be moved from the other.
  • You may also FAX or EMAIL us a completed registration form.  No deposit required.
    Mark the session(s) you would like to be wait listed for in order of preference. Write "Wait list" on the form, and how long you'd like to be on the list.
  • If space becomes available, you will be contacted by E-MAIL to accept or decline the opening. Please be sure to provide an 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 e-mail distribution list for the following year's camp. If your e-mail changes, please notify the Camp. Online registration usually begins on 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.

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 $150 non-refundable deposit for each session attended (applicable to the camp fee) and registration form or on-line registration record are required.  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 175 campers. 

You have two ways to register for the 2016 camps:
1) REGISTER ONLINE (recommended) It's easy and quick! Instructions HERE
2) MAIL OR FAX a registration form to the camp by downloading the Packet. Instructions HERE

Questions should be directed to:
Please check the FAQ Page first. We've listed the most common questions there.
Jon Alter, Director 

Longhorns Swim Camp

phone: 512/475-8652 

e-mail us:



Resident camper fees are $1025 per session. For those staying more than one week, there is a $75 charge for the weekend stay. Day camper fees are $925 per session. 

Balance of camp fees due by May 1, 2016.  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 6, 2016 result in forfeiture of camp space.  Fees cannot be paid at check-in.  Cash payments are not accepted. 


A physician’s statement of the camper’s ability to participate in camp is required. A physical is required for each camper and must be conducted within 14 months of the start date of the session your camper is attending. School/sports physicals may be substituted. Campers’ parents or guardians are billed for all medical services not covered by insurance rendered by Texas Sports and Family Medicine, or a local Austin hospital. Camp forms are enclosed in your pre-registration packet. Required forms are due by May 6, 2016.

All medical forms are available on the "FORMS" page at this Web site. top


Training at the Longhorns Swim Camp focuses upon 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 pre-registration packet. top


The 2016 Longhorns Swim Camp is proud to feature Seven Olympians on staff. We welcome back Olympians Ian Crocker, Brendan Hansen, Garrett Weber-Gale, Colleen Lanne'-Cox, Ricky Berens, and Whitney Hedgepath as guest coaches! Josh Davis, three-time Olympic gold medalist, returns for his 18th year with the camp. Josh coaches the Friday morning session. top


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 20 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 at!


For a complete listing of view the "What to Bring" page.  top


Sessions 1-3 will be housed at Callaway House Austin.  Session 4 will be housed at Jester Dormitory on the UT campus.  Campers are housed two-four per room. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave. Campers may bring snacks and drinks to keep in their rooms. top



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. top



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. top


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 $25 one-way or $35 round-trip fee. A transportation request form is included in the pre-registration packet and also can be downloaded HEREtop


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 FAQ page, the Parking and Transportation Services website, and pre-registration packet for parking information. Interactive parking maps are also available on our MAPS page. The camp is not responsible for your parking tickets.


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 2016 camp sessions!
Texas Swimming gear is available for pre-order during online registration, or online anytime after registration. Merchandise is not available at camp for purchase. Merchandise is delivered upon arrival at camp. There are no refunds on camp merchandise after May 1, 2016.  If you cancel your camp session after May 1, your merchandise is shipped to you starting in July, 2016.


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.

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