Men's Swimming & Diving

    General Information

    Our goal here at Swim With Schubert Swim Camp is to give young athletes a chance to see what its like to work with the best. We hold strong to the idea that the quality of camp is better than having the most campers. For such a reason, we limit how many campers can attend so that each camper can receive the one on one attention every day that they deserve to be the best. By spending a week at the University of Southern California, campers will get a glimpse of what it likes to live and train as an elite varsity swimmer. This experience is highlighted by living in the same dorms, eating in the same dining facilities, and working with same great coaching staff and experienced athletes that the USC Swim Team work with everyday. Furthermore, we hope that the campers will realize how much fun swimming truly is. There's no better place to come and learn how to be the best that one can be, in and out of the pool.

    Training will focus on the technique of strokes, starts and turns while maintaining a high level of conditioning.


  • 1 morning session-Long Course Training 1 1/2 hours - 2 hours daily (depending on ability level) in the USC McDonald's Swim Stadium (site of the 1984 Los Angeles Games swimming events). (Long course training is dependant upon ability.)
  • 1 afternoon technique session devoted to stroke technique and drills. Working directly with the USC coaching staff, campers will work specifically on improving and refining each of the four strokes.
  • 1 evening session devoted solely to starts and turns. These sessions include individual event and relay starts as well as turns in all the four strokes (including the backstroke to breaststroke IM switching flip turn). Demonstration by elite swimmers.
  • Two classroom sessions each day: one in the afternoon and one in the evening. These are taught by our USC Coaching staff and cover topics such as mental training, motivation, team interaction, nutrition, and video review of elite level athletes.
  • Videotaping: Swimmers will receive videotape analysis and correction as well as study of Champion swimmers technique.
  • Conditioning and Dryland Training One hour of conditioning and dry-land training prior to the morning training session consisting of swimming specific exercises, flexibility exercises, and strength training that utilize the same equipment and facilities used by the USC athletes.
  • Elite Training sessions for those who qualify.

    Attendance is open to any competitive swimmer ages 9 to18, who is conditioned to a minimum of three one- hour workouts per week. Athletes with a minimum Senior National Time Standard, may be invited to join the Elite Training Camp. Athletes requesting Elite Training camp must be fully conditioned at the elite level at the time of their camp session. Camp coaches will give final approval for this training group.


    7:00 AMBreakfast
    8:00 AMDryland and Flexibility exercises
    9:00 AMLong Course condition session
    11:00 AMLunch and rest
    1:00 PMTechnique and drills session/video review
    3:30 PMPlanned recreational activity
    5:00 PMDinner
    6:00 PMStarts and turns session/video review
    8:00 PMEvening activity (movie, guest speaker, fun activity!)
    9:30-10:00 PMLights out! (Depending upon age)
    June 6 - 11, 2004
    June 13 - 18
    June 20 - 25
    June 27 - July 2

    Resident: $645/week
    Day: $475/week

    USC Swim Camp Application!

    Resident campers are housed two per room in Fluor dormitory located directly adjacent to USC McDonald's Swim Stadium, with 24hour supervision by experienced and mature live-in staff. Our staff is selected for their experience in coaching and handling children. All you can eat meals are served in the on-campus dining hall. Day campers are served lunch and dinner Monday-Thursday.


  • Free camp T-shirt to all campers.
  • Activities are planned during non-scheduled time.
  • A deposit of $150.00 per session must accompany the completed application form. (Online applications will receive an e-mail confirmation of receipt of application, however, a deposit must be received to complete the application process.)

    For multi session campers wishing to stay through the weekend, there will be a $90 weekend stay over room & supervision fee plus a $40 weekend activity transportation fee. 24-hour supervision, training and planned activities to local attractions such as Disneyland and Universal Studios will be offered. (Campers will be responsible for all meal and entertainment costs.)

    **(For those of you who must arrive on Saturday, we will be glad to accommodate those special needs for a fee of $45/day to cover the individual one on one care and room fee. Campers are responsible for all meal costs.)

    Sunday from 1-4:00 PM at the dormitories. Check-in information will be provided in registration packets.

    Friday 11:30 AM-2:30 PM For more info, contact Joke Schubert by phone at (562) 592-3424 or e-mail -

    Round trip ground transportation from LAX airport to USC will be offered. All campers who require ground transportation should schedule their flights to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon. Departures from LAX should be scheduled between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. There will be an airport round trip transportation fee of $40. We will be using Super Shuttle to assist in our pick ups/drop offs. Our counselors will assist in this process. Please check with your airline on the minimum age of a child traveling on its own. There are new restrictions in place. Only passengers are allowed in the secure area of the terminal. Campers will be met at the first location allowed by security.

    For multi session campers wishing to stay through the weekend, there will be a $90 weekend stay-over room & supervision fee plus a $40 weekend activity/transportation fee. 24-hour supervision, training and planned activities to local attractions such as Disneyland and Universal Studios may be offered. There is a $40 weekend activity transportation fee for campers staying over the weekend. (Campers will be responsible for all meal and entertainment costs.)

    Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon receipt of application and fees, a registration packet will be send to you. Your registration packet will include confirmation of your registration, a physician's authorization and medical insurance form, a waiver accepting responsibility for medical treatment cost for illness or injury, travel plan and roommate request form. These materials, along with the balance of camp fees, must be returned by May 10, 2003.

    Please send completed applications and deposit check to: Schubert Swim Camp
    P.O. Box 479, Surfside, CA 90743

    Roommate requests received after May 10 will not be guaranteed.

    If you cancel at least three weeks prior to the beginning of your camp session, you may receive a refund, less the $100 camp deposit, or a credit towards a future Swim with SChubert Swim Camp. Cancellations within three weeks of the start of a camp session cannot be refunded.

    Contact Information:
    Joke (Yoka) Schubert
    Schubert Swim Camp
    P.O. Box 479
    Surfside, CA 90743-0479
    Phone: 562-592-3424
    Fax: 562-592-3424



  • Head Coach, USC Swim Team
  • 2004 Head Women's USA Olympic Coach
  • 2000 Head Men's USA Olympic Coach

    In his 12th year as USC Head Men's swim coach and 11th year Women's Head Swim Coach, Mark brings to the University of Southern California knowledge and success in both NCAA and USS programs.

    Coach Schubert led the 2000 Men's USA Olympic team to one of the most successful Olympic Games in History. Come August 2004 in Athens, Greece, he will begin his third stint as a United States Swimming Olympic Head Coach and his seventh consecutive assignment as an Olympic Coach. (1980, '84, '88, '92, '96, '00, '04). He coached his seventh US. World Championship team in Barcelona, Spain in July, 2003 (1978, '82, '86,'91,'94, '98, and '03.)

    At the 2000 Olympic Games, Schubert coached World Record Holder Lenny Krayzelburg to 3 Olympic Gold Medals, Lindsay Benko to an Olympic Gold Medal and Erik Vendt to a Silver Medal. At the 2000 Olympic Trials, he coached Erik Vendt to an American Record Performance in the 1500 M Freestyle. The first American ever to break the 15 minute mark!

    In his 31 years of coaching, Mark has placed 28 swimmers on US Olympic Teams: these athletes have won 18 gold, 8 silver and 1 bronze Olympic medals, plus 10 World Championship titles. His swimmers have broken 24 world and 105 American records and have won 204 U.S. National titles. Among the Olympians he has coached are individual event gold medallists Lenny Krayzelburg, Brad Bridgewater, Janet Evans, Mary T. Meagher, Tiffany Cohen, Mike O'Brien, and Brian Goodell.

    In his collegiate career, his teams have won 3 NCAA Championships and were twice runner up. His teams have won 44 NCAA individual titles. He coached Erik Vendt to 2002 High Point Winner at the Men's NCAA Championships.

    Schubert came to USC from Texas, where his swimmers won two NCAA team titles (1990 and 1991). Before going to Texas, Mark coached the world renowned Mission Viejo Nadadores for 13 years, during which time the team won 44 national titles, and 139 individual National championships. He then moved to Mission Bay and in three years added 9 more National team titles and 11 individual championships. His teams at Texas won 10 USS National Championships.

    Coach Schubert's accomplishments include being inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as "Honor Coach". He has been named an unprecedented 5 times American Swimming Coaches Association Coach of the Year.1975,'76,'81,'97 and '99.

    Lynda, who coached virtually all age groups of swimming in her native South Africa for close to 20 years until 2002, is in her first year as an assistant at USC. She has worked for the past two years as swim coach with the Schubert Swim Camp. Lynda produced swimmers who competed at the South Africa senior nationals every year from 1991 to 2002 and in 1998 her athletes came away with three medals. She has coached World Ranked Masters swimmers and South African Age Group Nationals record holders. We are pleased to have Lynda and her extensive knowledge of age group swimming with us for her third year.

    Coach La Mont was formerly the USC Women's Head Swim Coach. He has been the Head Coach of numerous USA National Teams. He has coached six Olympians who earned a total of 7 Olympic gold medals, and 1 silver medal. He also coached 4 Pan American games medallists. He was also the coach of El Monte Aquatics Club and Industry Hills Aquatics. His teams have placed in the top 10 at the Senior National level. His swimmers have set 2 World Records, 10 American Records, and 30 National Records. We are excited to have such an experienced coach helping with the swim camp.

    Victor Riggs, a veteran swim coach with more than a decade of experience coaching club swimmers from the developmental to Olympic levels, is in his first year as an assistant coach on USC's staff.

    Riggs served as a coach on the 2001 USA World Championship staff. Riggs, an All-American swimmer and a two-time Olympic Trial qualifier, joins USC after two years (2001-03) as head coach and owner of the Gator Swim Club in Gainesville, Fla. Most notably, from 1995 to 2001, he and his wife, Renee, directed the Nellie Gail Saddleback Valley Gators coaching swimmers from novice to Olympic level. Among the athletes he coached, was current All American and Olympic medallist, Kaitlin Sandeno, who won a bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics. He coached 15 junior national swimmers who won three junior national titles, set two junior national records, 26 National Championship standards, 15 Top 8 National Championship finishes, 57Junior National qualifying standards and 11 2000 Olympic Trial standards. He was an assistant swim coach at Cal State San Bernardino from 1990-91 and also served as head age group coach for Riverside Aquatics in that time. Vic's age group knowledge will be invaluable to the swim camp.


  • Lindsay Benko- Olympic Gold Medallist, American Record Holder, NCAA Champion, USS National Champion
  • Erik Vendt- Olympic Silver Medallist, NCAA and National Champion

    Our featured guest speakers will include Olympic Gold Medallist and NCAA Champion, Lindsay Benko and Olympic Silver Medallist Erik Vendt.

    Lindsay Benko
    2000 Olympic Gold Medallist

    Olympic Gold Medallist, American Record Holder, NCAA and National Champion Lindsay Benko is one of the top women swimmers ever at USC who won an Olympic gold medal as part of the U.S. 800m free relay team at the 2000 Olympics.

    Lindsay currently holds the world record in the 200 and 400m freestyle short course, and the American record in the 200 freestyle long course. At the 2003 World Championships, she won two gold medals (400 & 800 FR) and one silver medal (400 MR). On her 200 free lead off leg of the 800 free relay, she broke an 11 year old record in the 200 Free. In 2003, she also won her eighth and ninth U.S. national titles at the 2003 U.S. Spring Nationals, and was the high-point scorer at the meet. In 2002, she won the 200m free at the Short Course Worlds and the Pan-Pacific Championships. In 2001, she won a gold and a silver medal at the Goodwill Games.

    She finished her career at Troy as a five-time NCAA champion, three in the 500y free (1996, 1997 and 1999) and two in the 200y back (1996 and 1997). She was a 21-time All-American in her four-year stay at USC and reached the NCAA finals in all 12 individual events in which she competed. Benko's five career NCAA wins at USC is second only to Kristine Quance's eight and at the end of the 1998-99 spring semester, Benko owned a USC-high eight individual school records and five relay records. She also won six career Pac-10 titles.

    But like so many other USC swimmers, Benko matched her NCAA success on the national and international scene. Benko is a nine-time U.S. national champion with six wins in the 200m free, two in the 400m free and one in the 200m back. She was on the 1997 and 1999 Pan Pacific Teams and the 1998 World Championship team. She earned medals at all of these competitions. Benko has been selected by her peers on numerous occasions to be the USA Swimming Women's Team Captain.

    2000 Olympic Silver Medallist

    One of America's greatest distance freestyler and among the world's best in the individual medley, Erik Vendt was one of USC's greatest swimmers ever. A five-time NCAA title winner, 13-time All-American and seven-time Pac-10 title winner, he won two NCAA titles as a senior in 2003 … He won three Pac-10 titles at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships, the first Trojan swimmer to do so since 1977, which gave him seven for his career …He finished his USC career setting 10 school marks.

    Vendt was the 2002 NCAA Swimmer of the Year as a junior, winning 2 NCAA titles and a second place finish. He was the NCAA Championships individual high-point scorer with 57 points, the most for a Trojan since John Naber had 60 in 1975 …At the 2002 Pac-10s, Vendt won his third and fourth Pac-10 titles, By successfully defending his title in the mile, he become the first Trojan to win back-to-back Pac-10 titles in the 1650 since Murray Rose did it in 1961-62.

    On the National and International scene, He won a silver medal in the 400m IM at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. He became the first American ever to go under 15 minutes in the 1500m freestyle at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials. He earned a bronze medal at the 2003 LC World Championships, two silver medals at the 2002 Pan Pacific Championships and a silver medal at the 2001 LC World Championships. He has won 6 U.S. National swimming titles.

    Lindsay and Erik's participation in the camp offers an exciting learning opportunity to athletes of all ages and ability levels. They will share their insight and experiences in becoming Champion athletes.

    ** Lindsay and Erik are scheduled to participate at each weekly session, however, their participation cannot be guaranteed at all sessions due to unforeseen commitments. Other elite athletes may take their place.

    "We'd like to invite you to our 2004 Schubert Swim Camp so you may learn from the best. Our staff will offer you an exciting week of fun, training, videotaping, stroke technique, water and dry-land training as well as improvement of your starts and turns. You will enjoy the fun of meeting others your age who will be working to improve with you.

    The techniques and drills that you will learn are the same used by our USC varsity swimmers including Olympic Gold medallists, NCAA champions, and American and World Record holders. You will have the opportunity to learn from and observe these athletes first hand.

    You will be coached by our expert University of Southern California swim coaching staff both on the deck and in the classroom, to improve your skill and knowledge of swimming technique and racing. We want to help you to become the best that you can be both this year and in the future!"