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The University of Florida Gator Swim Camp is a developmental camp designed to teach swimmers proper technique and provide quality training to swimmers of ALL abilities ages eight and older. The camp emphasizes technical skills, training habits, and mental preparation as well as the importance of health and fitness in a structured, fun, and enthusiastic Gator environment.

Each camper will receive specific, hands-on instruction for each of the four strokes, starts and turns. There will also be lectures on each of the four strokes, nutrition, and special talks given by coaches and champion swimmers! At the end of the week, campers will be emailed a link to view a video of their strokes.

Campers will be fully supervised at all times by counselors. Activities will take place on the beautiful campus of the University of Florida, the home of the 2010 Women's Swimming & Diving National Champions and 2013 Men’s SEC Champions! The campers will train in Florida’s state-of-the-art athletic facilities where they will have the opportunity to see some of the country’s top athletes in various sports.

Campers must have completed the 8th grade to be considered a resident camper. Any camper who has not completed the 8th grade must be a day camper. All day campers must be signed in and out each day by a parent or someone authorized by the camper’s parent.

Resident campers stay at the University of Florida and will be housed in our air-conditioned dorms located on campus and three meals will be provided each day. Day campers will be provided with lunch only.

Session Swim Camp

The Session Camp is designed to review the drills, starts, and turns of all four strokes. The drills will then be incorporated into a workout session. Session camp is available to swimmers of all abilities of age eight years or older.  Session campers must bring a pair of fins.

  • Session I June 9-12
  • Session II June 16-19
  • Session III June 30-July 3

Cost: Resident: $650, Day: $550
Ages: 8 years & Up
Daily Check In: 8:00 AM
Daily Check-Out: 5:00 PM (Last day check-out: 3:00pm)

Day Campers must be signed in and out by an adult (either their parent or someone authorized by their parent) each day.

Elite Swim Camp

The Elite Camp is designed for the experienced and highly motivated athlete. Campers must be prepared for intense practices. The camp will consist of at least nine water workouts per week along with dryland practices. Campers must bring their equipment bag with a kickboard, pull buoy, and fins. Elite camp is open to all abilities but the campers must be resident campers; therefore they must have completed the 8th grade.

  • Elite Camp 1 June 8 – 20 (2-week camp)
  • Elite Camp 1 (a) June 8 – 27 (3-week camp)
  • Elite Camp 1 (b) June 15 – July 4 (3-week camp)
  • Elite Camp 1 (c) June 8 – July 4 (4-week camp)
  • Elite Camp 2 June 22 – July 4

Cost: 2 weeks @ $2,000  |  3 weeks @ $2,900  |  4 weeks @ $3,800
Age: 14 years & Up
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check-Out: 10:00 AM

 

Additional Information

Accommodations

Resident campers are housed in air-conditioned dorms located close to the pool facilities. Every effort will be made to accommodate roommate requests. Roommate requests are made on a first come first serve basis; however, requests are not guaranteed.

What to bring

Resident Campers

  • Extra long twin sheets
  • Goggles
  • Spiral bound notebook
  • Pen
  • Blanket
  • Swim suits
  • Pillow
  • Extra swim caps
  • Toiletry items
  • Deck shoes
  • Extra towels/Chamois
  • Rain gear
  • Athletic shoes and clothing
  • Snack food & drinks
  • Fins, paddles, snorkel & pull buoy

Day Campers

  • Goggles
  • Spiral bound notebook
  • Pen
  • Swim suits
  • Extra swim caps
  • Towels
  • Athletic shoes and clothing
  • Fins

Discounts

Team Discounts
Team discounts will be applied after the start of the camp session once the team registration form has been submitted. Team discounts only apply if teammates attend the same session and the team registration form must be submitted to receive the discount.

Amount Discounted:

 Session CampElite Camp
2 teammates $25 $50
3-5 teammates $50 $75
6+ teammates $75 $100

Sibling Discount
For every additional sibling attending camp during the same session, they will receive a $25 discount which will be applied at checkout.

Multisession Discount
For every additional Session camp that a single camper registers for, they will receive a $25 discount which will be applied at checkout.

 

Online Registration

Registration must be completed online. A $25 processing fee will be covered in your initial registration of camp. Registrants have the option to use a 3-payment plan to pay for their camp fees. Please note however after May 1, this option will not be available and registration must be paid in full.

Any additional online transactions after your initial registration has been completed, e.g. adding or removing a camp session, will result in the $25 processing fee being charged to the camper's account.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email detailing your registration, the payments made, FAQs, and other tips for camp. Credit Card payments must be used through online registration. If you need to make same-day transactions upon Check-in we do not accept personal checks at Check-in, we can only accept credit card payments.

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Further Questions

If you have further questions, please call Erva Gilliam (director of swimming) at 352.375.4683 ext. 4545 or Leah Stancil (Camp Director) at 352.375.4683 ext. 4524. OR by email.

 

Refunds

Cancellations within 7 days of the start of a camp session will result in a 50% refund. All cancellations will result in a $25 processing fee per camper.

Camp is open to all registrants, however subject to age guidelines.

Registration must be paid in full to hold your spot(s).

UF Youth Protection Training for Summer Camps

Per NCAA rules, all sport camps and clinics conducted by The University of Florida Athletic Association are open to any and all entrants and enrollment is only limited based on age, grade level, gender, and/or number restrictions as specified by each camp.

For camps occurring prior to May 1, 2014, UAA policy allows participation in overnight/resident camps only for campers currently in 9th grade or higher for the 2013-14 academic year. For camps occurring after May 1, 2014, UAA policy allows participation in overnight/resident camps only for campers that will be in 9th grade or higher for the 2014-15 academic year. Please refer to each sport's camp page for additional information.

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