Auburn Swim Camps
 
Frequently Asked Questions

Directions

Pool Address
James E Martin Aquatics Center, 664 Biggio Dr., Auburn, AL 36849

To Auburn from Montgomery on I-85 North

  • Get off I-85 N at EXIT 51
  • Take a LEFT at the light onto College St.
  • Stay on College St. for about 3 miles. Turn left onto Donahue Drive. (Blooming Colors/Kinnucan's will be on your right)
  • Turn LEFT onto Samford Dr.
  • Turn right onto Biggio Dr. Park in Coliseum parking straight ahead. Pool is located behind Coliseum. Entrance on Biggio.

To Auburn from Atlanta on I-85 South

  • Get off I-85 S at EXIT 51
  • Merge RIGHT at the light onto College St.
  • Stay on College St. for about 3 miles. Turn left onto Donahue Drive. (Blooming Colors/Kinnucan's will be on your right) • Turn LEFT onto Samford Drive
  • Turn LEFT onto Biggio Drive. Park in Coliseum parking lot straight ahead. Pool is located behind Coliseum. Entrance on Biggio

Interactive Campus Map Available At
https://oitapps.auburn.edu/campusmap/

Please Note
You must enter the pool on Biggio Drive.

Camp Forms

All registration is done online. Once you complete the online registration process you will receive a confirmation email with the complete camp forms attached. A Physician's Clearance form will also be included. If you have a current physical on file that will not be more than a year old during camp you may substitute this form for the Physician's Clearance form provided. This form will need to be scanned and emailed to aucampdirector@gmail.com NLT April 1st. These forms must be accompanied with a front and back copy of your medical insurance card.

Please Mail Completed Camp Forms To
Auburn Swim Camps
P.O. Box 351
Auburn, AL 36831-0351

Who can attend Auburn Swim Camps?

Competitive swimmers of all levels from ages 9-18 who are registered with USA Swimming.

You must provide your USA Registration number at the time of registration, no exceptions!

USA Registration Information can be found here.

Commuter versus Resident?

A day camper (Commuter) starts the day at the pool at 8:20am and is picked up at the end of pool walkway after activities at 8:45pm. They will have lunch and dinner provided for them. Day Campers are to remain with the group until the end of the day.

Residents are overnight campers that will be residing in the dorms.

Can I request a roommate?

Yes. When registering online, simply indicate the preferred roommate in the appropriate space provided and we will do our very best to accommodate everyone, but please understand that we cannot 100% guarantee it.

Requests must be made by both campers at the time of registration. No last minute additions/changes can be honored. There will be no changing of rooms during check in unless "no shows" are involved.

Are there any discounts?

There is a sibling discount of $25 for those families who qualify with two or more immediate family participants. (Cousins do not qualify)

The first participant pays full price and all other siblings receive the $25 discount. We do verify and you must qualify to take advantage of this discount. Special discounts are listed on the home page when available. Discounts do not apply to weekend camps. Please email aucampdirector@gmail.com for discount code.

What is the Summer Camp Payment and/or Refund Policy?

You may pay a deposit of only $175, or pay in full, at the time of registration. If you pay the deposit only your balance will be charged in full to the card on file on April 1st. Should you need to make payment arrangements please contact Sandy at aucampdirector@gmail.com to discuss your options.

The $175 deposit is non-refundable. Canceling prior to April 1st you will receive a refund of all monies paid less $175.00. After April 1st you will receive 50% of the camp fees less $175.00. After May 15th all payments made will be forfeited. Transfers are not permitted.

What is the Winter Camp Refund Policy?

$100 Deposit + processing fee due at registration. Deposit and processing fee are non-refundable.  Balance due November 3rd. Cancellations prior to November 3rd will receive a refund of all money paid, less deposit and processing fee. Between November 3rd-November 24th cancellations will receive 50% of all money paid less the deposit and processing fee. After November 24th all payments are forfeited. Transfers are not permitted.

Where do the campers eat and do they need snacks?

Campers will eat at the Village Dining Hall or at the pool on campus. There will also be snacks and drinks available for purchase at the camp store.

Campers may bring snacks with them to keep in their dorm rooms. Refrigerators are not available.

Does the camp have insurance and medical staff?

Excess Accident Medical Insurance coverage for the camp is provided through your USA Swimming membership. Parent's insurance is the primary carrier with USA Swimming's Excess Accident Medical policy as the secondary.

Medicine & Medical Personnel

We will have a certified Athletic Trainer on call during the camp. If your camper is on medicine please contact us before camp starts so we are aware.

Controlled substances will be maintained by staff and dispensed as indicated. You must provide a medical release for administering of drugs. (Form is provided in your packet) In the event of an injury during camp, the parent would file first with their primary carrier and any remaining bills or receipts would be filed for reimbursement through USA Swimming's policy. If there is no primary coverage, USA Swimming's policy will pay subject to a $150 deductible (subject to change). Medical forms (included in the registration packet) must be completed by the participant's family physician and received in our office no later than April 1st.

Camp pictures?

Camp pictures not available for Winter Camps or summer 2 Day Camps.

You may purchase the pictures online when registering or at the pool upon check-in. Group pictures are $15.00, Individual pictures are $15.00 and both are $27.00. (Not available for Starts and Turns)

If you order a photo you must be on time for check-in. Late arrivals will result in your child not being photographed and forfeiture of monies paid in.

Will my child be supervised at all times?

Yes. Each camper will be in a group with a counselor who is accountable for them at all times.

There is some free time during the day, but campers are only allowed in the dorm or directly outside of the dorm where there is a counselor present.

Will my child have a telephone in their room?

No. There are two phones in the lobby of the dorm that are available each night.

Calls must be made collect or with a calling card. Cell phones are permitted, but must stay in the dorm at all times. Cell phones CANNOT be taken to the pool or to the classroom presentations. Campers who are using phones during instructional times will lose points for their team.

What is the ratio of campers to coaches/counselors?

We pride ourselves on the low ratio of campers to counselors. We feel that individual attention is a necessity and is vital for a positive experience.

This also facilitates an interactive teaching environment with a lot of feedback given to each camper. The ratio is approximately 10 swimmers to 1 staff member.

Do you video tape? (DARTFISH)

Yes. Swimmers can order underwater stroke analysis CD using Dartfish software comparing your child with a varsity AU swimmer for a $100 cost.

This is an underwater comparison of your son or daughter to a current/former Auburn Varsity swimmer. Members of the Auburn University Men's and Women's Swimming Team Coaching Staff provide the commentary of the critical components of the stroke, what to look for in your own stroke and what a swimmer should be doing to execute the stroke appropriately. All four strokes are compared and analyzed. At the end of camp you will receive an email link that will show their underwater video playing at the same time as the underwater video of the University swimmer. There will be key positions and audio commentary for each stroke. This is available for purchase during registration or at the pool upon check-in. (Check or Cash Only)

Can parents watch camp sessions?

Yes. Parents are welcome to watch water sessions only. Spectator seating in the indoor pool is located upstairs. Outdoor water sessions do not offer seating.

Are there washers and dryers?

Coin operated washers and dryers are available for use in each residence hall.

What should my child bring to the Summer Overnight Camps?

Campers Need To Bring:
  • Twin sheets (XL) and blanket OR Sleeping Bag (air conditioned rooms)
  • Pillow & pillow case
  • Alarm clock
  • Bath towels & wash cloths
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sunscreen (outside activities)
  • Swim suits
  • Goggles (2)
  • Swim towels (2- 4 towels for water sessions)
  • Shorts and T-shirts
  • Athletic shoes/socks (for Dryland workouts and games/activities)
  • Rain poncho (highly suggested)
  • Snacks and Drinks (*optional- There are no refrigerators available in the dorms)
  • **Shirts, shorts and shoes are required in all areas outside the pool***

Available For Camper Use:

  • Coin operated washers and dryers are available for use in each residence hall.
  • Camp Store will be available at the pool.

What should my camper NOT bring to camp?

  • Expensive Electronic Equipment
  • Jewelry
  • Excessive Money
  • Gum
  • Pets
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Drugs
  • Firearms
  • Knives
  • Fireworks

...are prohibited on the Auburn University Campus. Any items found not to be in compliance with University policy will be confiscated and the appropriate law enforcement action will be taken. Parents will be notified immediately and campers will be asked to leave the premises without refund.

Is transportation available from the Atlanta Airport?

Transportation to and from the Atlanta Airport is available for $175.00 roundtrip/$90 one-way. Please adhere to times listed on travel sheet.

Campers will be met at the top of the escalators prior to going into the baggage area by a staff member wearing an Auburn Swim Camp shirt.***Be sure to fill out the airport transportation form and return it with your other registration paperwork as soon as possible so we may make the necessary arrangements.***

Are there specific flight times I need to be aware of?

When making flight reservations to and from the Atlanta Int'l Airport, here are some time guidelines that will help in your planning.

5 Day Camps - ARRIVE NO LATER than (and as close to) 2:00pm Eastern Time (Atlanta is on Eastern Time and Auburn is on Central Time) DEPART NO EARLIER than (and as close to) 4:30pm Eastern Time.

Who can I contact in case of an emergency?

Our Head Counselor will have a camp phone which will be on at all times during all camps.

The number will be published when camp begins. You may also call Sandy Lopez at 334-721-7575 or email at aucampdirector@gmail.com which is the fastest means of communication with me during camp.

When and where should the resident campers be dropped off and picked up?

Check-in for each camp session is between 3:00pm and 4:00pm (Central Time) at the dorms for Resident campers and 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the pool for both day campers and resident campers. Resident campers MUST check in at the dorms first!

At the conclusion of camp all campers will be fully supervised until picked-up at 11:30am at the pool (Central Time). Please be prompt as our coaches and counselors have personal flights to catch.

How much spending money should I send with my camper?

$20 to $40 should be plenty. The following is a list of typical items available in the camp store:

  • T-Shirts ($10-$20)
  • Caps ($10)
  • Snacks ($.50-$2)
  • Gatorade/Water ($2)

What if I lose my room key during camp?

There is a $50.00 fee for a key lost during camp. This will be charged to the credit card on file or you will be billed directly.

Can campers stay overnight if they are attending more than one session?

No. We do not have accommodations in between sessions.