Featured Camp: Florida Gator Swim Camp

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 between 8 and 18 years old. 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.

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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, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Men’s SEC Champions!

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.

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 between 8 and 18 years old. Session campers must bring a pair of fins.

Session Swim Camp
Session I: June 12-15
Session II: June 19-22

Cost: Day: $550; Resident: $750
Ages 8 – 18 years
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.

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 Swim Camp
Elite Camp: June 11-23 (2-week camp)

Cost: $2,200

Age: 13 – 18 years
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:

2 teammates

3-5 teammates

6 teammates

Session Camp

$25

$50

$75

Elite Camp

$50

$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 that despite your payment plan, registration must be paid in full for campers to participate in camp.

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. To register, go to www.gatorzone.com/camps and contact us if you have further questions.

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Photo Courtesy: University of Florida

Further Questions
If you have further questions, please call Erva Gilliam (Director of Swimming and Diving) at 352.375.4683 ext. 4545 or Leah Stancil (Camp Director) at 352.375.4683 ext. 4524 OR leahs@gators.ufl.edu

Refunds
Cancellations within 7 days of the start of a camp session will result in a 50% refund. Once camp has begun, a credit worth 50% of the camp price will be given to the camper’s account for the next year. All cancellations and withdrawals 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).

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.

  • All campers are required to provide a Waiver of liability/Hold Harmless Agreement.
  • All campers are required to provide a physician’s statement. A copy of a physical completed within one year prior to camp is acceptable in lieu of physician’s signature.
  • All campers are required to have medical insurance.

For camps occurring prior to May 1, 2017, UAA policy allows participation in overnight/resident camps only for campers currently in 9th grade or higher for the 2016-17 academic year. For camps occurring after May 1, 2017, UAA policy allows participation in overnight/resident camps only for campers that will be in 9th grade or higher for the 2017-18 academic year. Please refer to each sport’s camp page for additional information.

If the UAA cancels a camp for any reason, the camp is only responsible for a refund of fees paid to the camp as part of registration.

ONLY PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS MAY PROVIDE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA WEBSITES.

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