2023 Summer Camps

The University of Iowa Swimming Camps offer an intense and fun learning experience. Head Coach Nathan Mundt and his staff will instruct and demonstrate elite-level strokes, starts, and turns during your stay at camp.

Camp Features

  • 2 to 3 training sessions daily with a heavy technique focus.
  • Instruction on stroke, starts and turns for all strokes.
  • Individual analysis and evaluation on all strokes, starts and turns.
  • Lectures on nutrition and mental preparation.
  • Dryland conditioning and strength training.
  • Campers who register at least 2 weeks prior to camp start date will receive 2 t-shirts and a swim cap.
  • An intense yet FUN learning experience at one of the nation’s finest academic and athletic institutions.
  • Evaluations with training tips on all four strokes.
  • Nutrition presentation by University of Iowa Sports Nutritionist.

What to Bring

  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Tennis Shoes: For Dry Land Conditioning
  • Work Out Shorts
  • Competitive swimming goggles

Participants must also furnish their own towels and toiletry items. When not in a sports session, dress is casual, so bring along your favorite jeans or shorts and summer shirts. It is a good idea to bring extra spending money for soft drinks, snacks, and video games. You may wish to bring an alarm clock and a small fan. We strongly discourage you from bringing any valuables to camp. The camp administration will not cash personal checks from campers. The University of Iowa is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.

Who: Open to any and all participants ages 9*-18
           *Must be 10 to register as a resident
Where: CRWC Natatorium, Iowa City, IA
Cost: $650 resident/$525 commuter (Early Bird pricing until 2/15/2023)
          $700 resident/$550 commuter

Please Note: This is not a learn to swim camp. Campers should be able to complete 25 yards of each of the four competitive strokes: Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle.

Directions: Please park at the North Campus Parking Ramp (located behind the Catlett Hall, 4th level works best). From the 4th level of the parking ramp, use the walkway to access Catlett Hall (on the right). The front desk staff will show you the way to the MPR Room.

Sunday, June 11 - Thursday, June 15

Check In: June 11, 2pm at Catlett Hall
Schedule: June 11, 3pm - 6pm
                  June 12-14, 8am - 5pm
                  June 15, 8am - 12pm

Sunday, June 18 - Thursday, June 22

Check In: June 18, 2pm at Catlett Hall
Schedule: June 18, 3pm - 6pm
                  June 19-21, 8am - 5pm
                  June 22, 8am - 12pm

Nathan Mundt

Nathan Mundt

Former Hawkeye assistant coach and recruiting coordinator and head coach of the Iowa Flyers Swim Club (IFLY) Nathan Mundt has been named the seventh head coach in the history of the University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving program.

Mundt has more than 15 years of coaching experience, including being the head coach at Western Illinois, where he was voted the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Women’s Coach of the Year. Mundt coached 33 NCAA All-Americans during his first Hawkeye stint from 2008-16.

“We’re excited to welcome Nathan back to the Iowa coaching family,” said Barta. “He has proven himself as a leader in the swimming community within the state and beyond throughout his career. His history of success and his familiarity with the program make him a perfect fit to lead this program.”

Mundt has served as the IFLY head coach since 2016. Under its Club Excellence Program, USA Swimming recognized IFLY as a Silver Medal Club in 2017, a Bronze Medal Club in 2019 and 2020, and will be recognized as a Gold Medal Club in 2021 for having two 18 & Under athletes qualify for the USA Swimming Olympic Trials.

Mundt and his coaching staff were also named to the 2021 Iowa Swimming, Inc., Senior Coaching Staff of the Year as voted on their coaching peers.

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Facilities

The University of Iowa Athletics Department and the University of Iowa Recreational Services partnered to construct the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC). The $69 million facility, which opened in the summer of 2010, serves as the home for the Hawkeye swimming and diving programs.

The UI swimmers have a state-of-the-art 50-meter competition pool and a separate diving well. The facility also houses the team locker rooms, while boasting a swimming and diving specific training room space.

The CRWC hosted the 2012 Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships, the 2013 National Diving Championships, the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, the 2015 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, and hosted the 2020 Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

The facility has 20,000 square feet of fitness space over three levels, a 52 1/2 foot climbing wall and a leisure swimming pool among other amenities.

The CRWC is located on the southwest corner of Burlington and Madison Streets. Parking is available one block to the southeast.

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Medical Release Form

Prior to participating in camp, it is required to complete and submit the Release and Medical Authorization form.
You will not be allowed to participate without this completed form on file with Iowa Volleyball Camps.

Housing

Resident campers will be housed in Catlett Residence Hall during their stay at the University of Iowa. The University is pleased to make these housing facilities available to secondary students enrolled in Summer Sports Camps who are mature enough to live independently on campus with limited supervision. At least two Sports Camp counselors are housed on all occupied floors during your camper 's stay. The counselors will perform bed checks every night and wake up campers in the morning. There is a complete Residence Halls Guide Book available to download using the link below, and we will be happy to mail you a copy. Catlett Front Desk offers an attendant from 7 am - 2 am S-M. You can contact them at (319) 335-1249.

Lost room key fees and any room damages billed to the University will be passed along to the camper. The current lost room key rate is $25.00.

Catlett Residence Hall is located at:
350 North Madison Street
Iowa City, IA 52242

Check-in will be on level 3.

TEAM OR GROUP HOUSING INFORMATION

If you are coming to camp as a team or group, please fill out the Team Housing Form. This will enable us to assign rooms near each other and give you a compatible roommate, so your stay at camp will be enjoyable.

RESIDENCE HALLS GUIDEBOOK

TEAM HOUSING FORM

ADDITIONAL OVERNIGHT HOUSING

If you need to arrive a day before your camp start date or stay a night after the camp has concluded, we offer housing for $75.00 per night, per camper. Meals and supervision are not included in the $75.00 fee. Meals are available within walking distance of the dormitories. Supervision by camp counselors begins at check-in and concludes at check-out.

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Checklist

  • SPENDING MONEY

    • You might want extra spending money for snacks, drinks. If you bring extra spending money, please bring small bills, as the Catlett Front Desk will not make change. There is an ATM machine located in Catlett Hall on the bottom floor by the JAVA house.

  • LINENS

    • A pillow, and sheets are provided when staying as a resident in the residence halls, and the rooms are air conditioned. If you have trouble staying cool or warm, you might want to bring a small fan or a light blanket.

  • CELL PHONES

    • All pay phones have been removed from the CRWC, Field House and residence halls. You’re welcome to bring a cellphone; however, we are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property. If you need to make an emergency phone call, contact your counselor or coach and they will assist you.

  • SNACKS

    • Three meals a day are included in your resident fee. You may purchase snacks at the convenience shop, vending machines, or bring snacks from home to keep in your room. There are no refrigerators in the residence hall rooms. The convenience store does sell snacks and drinks, however they are only open at night.

  • LAUNDRY

    • There is a laundry facility in Catlett Hall for your use, and you will need to purchase a laundry card from the Catlett Hall front desk. The charge for laundry is $1.50 each for washing and $1.00 for each dryer, and you must purchase a card from the front desk. Laundry cards come in $5 and $10 increments, and the front desk does not make change. The convenience store does sell laundry soap, however they are only open at night, so you might want to consider bringing your own laundry soap with you.

  • SHOWERING

    • You need to bring a towel, wash cloth and all toiletries necessary in your daily routine. Bring a cover up and shoes to wear to and from the showers.  Men's and women's showers are private.

  • CLOTHING

    • When your camp allows you free time, bring casual clothes and your swim suit. Swimming is allowed during designated times with a lifeguard on duty. We will also have organized activities for you to join, such as movie night, dodge ball, cards, and other activities as requested.

  • ALARM CLOCK

    • Breakfast is served at the same time every day before your first session. A counselor will knock on your door to see if you are awake, however if for some reason you want to get up a little earlier, you might want to bring an alarm clock.

  • SWIMMING

    • Swim Suit

    • Towel

    • Tennis Shoes: For Dry Land Conditioning

Refund Policy

ADMINISTRATIVE FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.
REFUNDS ARE DETERMINED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • The $100 Administrative Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • Refund payments are figured on the camp fee minus the administrative fee.

  • Refunds are determined on a pro rated basis by the number of days the camper has not participated in camp.

  • Participation in any part of a session constitutes participation for a day.

Camp Features

  • 2-3 Drill and Training Sessions Per Day

  • Dryland Training Each Day

  • Q&A Session with University of Iowa Student-Athletes

  • Work directly with University of Iowa Coaching Staff and University of Iowa Swimmers

  • Strength & Conditioning session run by The University of Iowa Strength and Conditioning Staff

  • Dedicated Racing Starts Session

  • Camp Relays

Frequently Asked Questions

DO YOU OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS?

  • The UI Athletics Department does not sponsor any scholarships for camp or clinic attendees.  The University offers the E.B. Green Scholarship for attendance at any University-sponsored youth program.  The following website has information listed under E.B. Green Scholarships. www.diversity.uiowa.edu/awards.

HOW DO I GET DOCUMENTATION TO CLAIM CAMP FEES ON MY TAXES?

  • If you are eligible to deduct camp fees for TAX purposes, use TAX ID#426004813.

DO YOU HAVE TO LIVE IN IOWA TO ATTEND CAMP AS A RESIDENT?

  • No, resident refers to your status while you are attending camp, not your home address.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RESIDENT AND COMMUTER?

  • A resident sleeps in the dorms with us at night and a commuter leaves after the final session each day to sleep off campus with family or friends.

WHAT IF I CAN'T GET A MEDICAL RELEASE OR SCHOOL PHYSICAL?

  • A medical release MUST be signed by a doctor OR a copy of your school sports physical performed within one year of the camp date to attend any of our camps. If you come to camp without a medical release, you can contact a doctor and have them fax a copy or go to a local UI QUICK CARE and have a sports physical performed. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you choose to have a doctor fax us a copy, your child will be unable to participate in any sessions until this medical release is received by the Athletic Trainer.

WHEN IS MY MEDICAL RELEASE DUE?

  • When you apply online, you will be required to provide your insurance information; the medical release may be mailed later. However, it is best to send your completed medical release before you check in the first day of camp, and you can do this via fax, scan and email or US mail. THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, AS YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE UNTIL THE MEDICAL RELEASE OR A COPY OF THEIR SCHOOL PHYSICAL IS RECEIVED.

DO YOU OFFER A SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE AIRPORT?

  • The following shuttle services are available from the Eastern Iowa Airport:

    • Anaman Concierge Services, LLC- 319-471-2347 Website

    • Express Limousines - 319-626-5466 or 800-383-2219

WHAT AIRPORT SHOULD I USE?

  • The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), located in Cedar Rapids, IA is approximately 25 miles north of the University of Iowa campus.

ARE THE DORM ROOMS AIR CONDITIONED?

  • The dorm rooms are air conditioned, but you might want to bring a small fan, as it could be extremely hot during your camp.

WHAT IS PROVIDED IN THE DORM ROOMS?

  • Two lofted beds, two desks, two chairs, a dresser and a sink. The showers and bathroom are down the hall and you should bring appropriate clothes and shoes to go back and forth. 

ARE THERE PAY PHONES AVAILABLE?

  • No, if you don’t bring a cell phone and need to make an “emergency” phone call, contact your counselor or coach. There is also a 24-hour attendant at the Catlett front desk.

WHAT ARE THE SHOWER FACILITIES LIKE?

  • The showers and bathroom are down the hall and you should bring appropriate clothes and shoes to go back and forth. Both men's and women's showers are private.

HOW MANY CAMPERS STAY IN A ROOM?

  • Two campers per room, we are only provided double rooms by Housing. If the group attending is an odd number, you could request being “next” to a person. You can spend all of your waking time with friends, and won’t have to go to your room until lights out.

HOW ARE DORM ROOMMATES ASSIGNED?

  • When you fill out your online registration, there is a place to request a roommate. If two campers request each other and the applications are submitted more than two weeks before the camp start date, it will happen. If the roommate request is left blank, we will assign a roommate attending the same camp and near the same age. If you request a roommate late, we will do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee it will happen.

CAN I DO LAUNDRY WHILE I'M AT CAMP?

  • Laundry facilities are available in your dorm. Campers can purchase laundry cards ($1.50 per load to wash and $1.00 to dry) at the Catlett Hall Front Desk. The Catlett Hall Front Desk does not keep change, so please bring small bills ($1 or $5) to purchase your laundry cards. You will need to bring laundry detergent with you; it is not sold in the dorm.

WHAT IF I NEED MONEY WHILE AT CAMP?

  • There is an ATM machine in the Catlett Hall, located on the bottom floor by the JAVA house.

CAN I VISIT MY CHILD WHILE THEY ARE ATTENDING CAMP?

  • You are welcome to come and watch any session your child is attending. If you need to remove your child for any reason, make sure their counselor is notified. 

CAN I JOIN MY CHILD FOR A MEAL?

  • Yes, you are more than welcome to visit your child during their stay at camp and dine with them. If you choose to eat in the Catlett Hall dining facilities, the fee is $7.50 fee for breakfast and $10.50 for lunch / dinner. You are also allowed to take them off campus; please make sure to check them out with their counselors.

WHAT ROLES DO COUNSELORS HAVE?

  • Counselors act as a guardian while your child attends camp, as they are around them 24/7. They sleep in the dorm on the same floor as the campers and don’t go to bed until all campers are in their rooms and accounted for. They wake campers in the morning to make sure they have time to eat breakfast and get to their first session on time. Counselors are in the dining area while campers are dining, and present while campers are in session. If you have questions or concerns start with your counselor, they have been trained to proceed with assistance.

HOW DO I CONTACT MY CHILD IN CASE OF EMERGENCY?

  • In case of emergency, contact the Catlett Hall 24 hour desk at 319-335-1249.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE IF MY CHILD IS INJURED OR NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION WHILE AT CAMP?

  • If your child is injured during camp, they will be taken to our Athletic Trainer immediately, and the Athletic Trainer will determine what action is required. If necessary, the Athletic Trainer will contact the parent/guardian and discuss care options. We can take the camper to UI Sports Medicine or the UI Emergency Department. Cost for treatment of injuries and/or hospitalization is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. We will have your insurance information from your online registration.

WHO DO I TALK TO IF MY CHILD NEEDS TO TAKE MEDICATION WHILE THEY ARE ATTENDING CAMP?

  • When you go through the check-in process, make certain that you stop at the Athletic Trainers table and discuss your child’s medication.

WHAT MEALS ARE INCLUDED IN A COMMUTERS FEE?

  • The commuter fee includes lunch and dinner. You can eat breakfast with the residents at your expense and the cost approximately $8.00.

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