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


Session       Date/Time                           Ages                                              Availability                                 
#1               May 27 - June 1, 2018       Boys & girls // Ages 8-18           OPEN!

#2               June 3 - 8, 2018                 Boys & girls // Ages 8-18         SOLD OUT! (12/29/17)
#3               June 10 - 15, 2018             Boys & girls // Ages 8-18          SOLD OUT! (2/11/18)
#4               June 17 - 22, 2018             Boys & girls // Ages 8-18         OPEN!
#5               June 24 - 29, 2018             Boys & girls // Ages 8-18          SOLD OUT! (1/12/18)





Camp Schedule - (PDF file)

Want to see how many spots are left in a session? Check the session list above.  When availability drops below 20 spots, the camp will post a daily update.

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, and there is no charge for registering.  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.
  • 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 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 info distribution 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 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 $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 175 campers. 

You have two ways to register for the 2018 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 $1045 per session. For those staying more than one week, there is a $75 charge for the weekend stay. Day camper fees are $945 per session.

Overnight camp fees cover all room & board, 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). 

A $175 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required to reserve a space in camp.  Balance of camp fees due by May 1, 2018.  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, 2018 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 1, 2018.

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 2018 Longhorns Swim Camp is proud to feature Seven Olympians on staff. We welcome back Olympians Ian Crocker, Garrett Weber-Gale, Colleen Lanne'-Cox, Ricky Berens, Jack Conger, and Whitney Hedgepath, along with World Championships Bronze medalist Madisyn Cox, and American record holder WIll Licon as guest coaches! Josh Davis, three-time Olympic gold medalist, returns for his 18th year with the camp. Josh coaches the Friday morning session.

Special note regarding Session 5:  Due to the overwhelming and positive response we received in 2017, our Session 5 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. 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 22 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 the Callaway House Austin.  Session 4-5 will be housed at The Castilian. on 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. 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 2017 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, 2018.  If you cancel your camp session after May 1, your merchandise is shipped to you starting in July, 2018.


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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