USSC has partnered with USA Water Polo Olympian Genai Kerr in offering a Nike 5meter Water Polo Camp and Clinic this summer in beautiful San Diego. Instruction takes place each day at the Aztec Aquaplex, located on the San Diego State campus.
Designed by the top coaches and athletes in the country, Nike 5meter Water Polo Camps provide in-water instruction to make an immediate impact on an athlete’s game. Young athletes will have the opportunity to learn first hand how Olympic Athletes train, meet their nutritional needs, and balance their lives.
We want our campers to come home with experiences that enrich both the quality of their play and their life through a better understanding and greater appreciation for sport, as well as more developed techniques and a heightened level of self-confidence.
Superior instruction from former Olympians and College Coaches
Co-ed program open to all ability levels (Ages 10-18)
Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other players having similar abilities and goals. Our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve. Instruction takes place each day at the Aztec Aquaplex, located on the SDSU campus.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
OVERNIGHT CAMP (JULY 11-13)
Check-in Check-in takes place at 9:00am at SDSU Aquaplex on Monday, July 11th.
Check-out There will be a closing ceremony at the SDSU Aquaplex at 3:30pm on Wednesday, July 13th. Parents are invited to attend.
Housing & Roommates Campers stay 2-per room in Chapultepec Hall and are assigned by age and roommate requests.
Dorm: University Towers Bathrooms: shared Linens: Not provided Air Conditioning: No Suggested spending money: $40 Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
♦ Please bring a fan - Dorm does not have AC.
Supervision Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
• Campers check-in between 8:30-9:00am at SDSU Aquaplex • Campers will depart that day at 4:00pm • Day Camp hours: MON 9AM-4PM, TUE 9AM-4PM, WED 9AM-4PM
GOALIE AND SHOOTING CLINIC (AUGUST 13-14)
• Dates August 13-14 • Limited to 50 athletes • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Bring a healthy lunch or money for Chipotle and other food option on campus
Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
Opened in March 2007, the Aztec Aquaplex features two pools, one for competition, and another for recreation and a hydrotherapy spa. The competition pool measures 51 meters in length and 25 meters in width and can accommodate a multitude of competitive swimming events. It also includes a movable stainless steel bulkhead, which allows a flexible water depth of anywhere between seven and 17 feet.
TAKE YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL!
5meter Water Polo Camps Highlights
Directed by USA Olympians and College Coaches
Designed to provide the highest level of individualized coaching for aspiring water polo athletes
Offered year round and open to all ability levels
Position specific training for drivers, shooters, goalies and 2-meter O&D
Team discounts and private lessons available
Live your dreams!
Genai Kerr is a USA Water Polo Olympian, coach, mentor, and true ambassador of the sport. Genai was a member of the United States Men's National Water Polo Team for 12 years and played in the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2003 & 2007 Pan American Gold Medal games, and multiple World Championships.He is one of the only athletes in history to compete internationally as a goalie and as a field player. Most recently he was named MVP of the 2012 US Open after he helped Newport Water Polo Foundation win the national championship. Genai has coached at every level, from age group to Division 1 college programs. Over the last 15 years he has run hundreds of camps and impacted thousands of lives.
Surprisingly, Genai got involved in water polo by accident, following the whistles to what he thought was a basketball game and ended up at the pool. He excelled at both water polo and basketball at Coronado High School and received a water polo scholarship to UC Irvine to play under Coach Ted Newland.
Genai went on to become a NCAA All-American in 1998 and 1999 and was awarded Big West Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Year his senior year. Genai remains active in his community and has become a great role model for aspiring water polo players. He has been a US Ambassador for the USADA (U.S. Antidoping Agency) since 2003 promoting clean sports for young athletes. He was a founding faculty member of the Sage Hill School where he was the Dean of Students, taught art and physical education, and started the aquatic programs. Genai has also created several community outreach programs to help mentor children in lower income households.
USA National Team 2012 US Open, Irvine, California, 1st Place - MVP 2010 Volvo Cup, Hungary, 3rd place 2009 FINA World Championships, Rome, Italy, 4th place 2009 FINA World League Super Final, Podgorica, Montenegro, 4th place 2007 FINA World League Super Finals, Berlin, Germany 5th place 2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place 2007 FINA World Championships, Melbourne, Australia, 9th place 2006 ASUA Cup, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1st place 2006 FINA World League Super Finals, Athens, Greece, 5th place 2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece, 7th place 2003 FINA World League Super Finals, New York, NY, 3rd place 2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1st place 2003 FINA World Championships, Barcelona, Spain, 6th place 2003 U.S. Cup, Stanford, CA, United States, 2nd place 2002 FINA World Cup, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 7th place 2001 FINA World Championships, Fukuoka, Japan, 7th place 2001 World Championships Qualifier, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1st place 1998 First Appearance on the Men’s National Team, Long Beach, CA 1995 Jr. North American Games, Calgary, Canada, 2nd place