Nike Swim Camp at Butler University

Nike Swim Camp at Butler University
Nike Swim Camp at Butler University

Butler University, located in Indianapolis, is hosting one week of Nike Swim Camp for the fourth consecutive summer in 2014. Stroke instruction includes start, turn, and finish work, dryland practice sessions, underwater video analysis, and fun games for all campers.

Located in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood, on a 295-acre campus, five miles from downtown Indianapolis the Nike Swim Camp at Butler University is designed to help competitive swimmers improve their stroke technique so they can compete at the next level.

Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other swimmers 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.

Highlights Include

  • Stroke technique and evaluation for all competitive strokes
  • Start and turn skill work and refinement
  • Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Underwater videotaping and evaluation by coaches
  • Nutrition and Motivation Discussions
  • Dry land sessions and fun evening social activities
  • Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt and Nike Swim Cap
  • Every camper is eligible to receive merit-based prizes during camp

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

Discounts Available

Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $25 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.
 
Check-in
Check-in takes place between 12:30pm-1:30pm at Residential College on Sunday, June 13th.

Extended Day Campers
• Campers check-in between 1:00-1:30pm at Residential College
• Campers will depart that evening at 8:30pm after swimming, dinner and orientation
• Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 2PM-8:30PM, MON-TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-11:30AM 
 
Check-out
Camp will conclude on Thursday, July 17th with a closing ceremony at 11:30am.
 
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Housing & Roommates

Campers stay 2‐per room in Residential College (RES-CO) and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 10 days before the start of camp. After that, the request can't be guaranteed. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. Boys and girls are housed on seperate floors with gender specific counselors on them.

Dorm: Residential College
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
 
♦ Dorm has AC - No fan needed

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.
 
 

SUNDAY, JULY 13

  • 12:30-1:30pm: All campers check-in at dorm
  • 2:00-4:30pm: Camp orientation at pool and first pool session 
  • 5:30pm: Dinner - all campers 
  • 6:30-8:30pm: Evening Swim Session 
  • 9:00pm: Extended Day Camper Depart
  • 10:00pm: Overnight Camper Lights Out! 

MONDAY 7/14, TUESDAY, 7/15 AND WEDNESDAY 7/16

  • 8:00am: Breakfast - overnight campers only 
  • 8:45am: Stretch/Warm-Up - Extended Day Campers arrive 
  • 9:00-11:00am Swim Session One 
  • 12:00pm:  Lunch - all campers 
  • 12:45-1:45pm:  Dryland Session and Discussion 
  • 2:00-4:30pm:  Swim Session Two, Videotaping and Review 
  • 5:30pm: Dinner - all campers 
  • 6:00pm: Evening pool session or fun social activity 
  • 9:00pm: Extended Day Camper Depart
  • 10:00pm: Overnight Camper Lights Out! 

THURSDAY, JULY 17

  • 8:00am: Breakfast - overnight campers only 
  • 8:45am: Stretch/Warm-Up - Extended Day Campers arrive 
  • 9:00-11:00am:  Final Swim Session 
  • 11:30am:  Closing ceremony at pool
  • 12:00pm:  Campers Depart

Schedule subject to change 

Facilities

The Butler University Health and Recreation Complex (HRC)

Daily instruction takes place at The Butler University Health and Recreation Complex (HRC).  It opened in the fall of 2006 and is the practice home for the Bulldog women’s swimming team. The six-lane pool give the squad an on-campus site for conditioning and training.

THIS CAMP IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED. IT IS IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH BUTLER UNIVERSITY. This camp is open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you have competitive swimming experience (e.g. U.S.S. age group, national qualifiers, high school swimmers, or summer league swimmers) and can swim at least 50 meters in all four competitive strokes: fly, back, breast and freestyle.

Meet Camp Coaches

Maurice Stewart
Camp Director

Maurice Stewart

Maurice Stewart returns for his 9th season as the head coach of the women's swimming team at Butler.

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The future of the Butler women's swimming team has become increasingly bright as the Head Coach, Maurice Stewart rebuilds a culture and attitude of success into the women's swim team. Coach Stewart, who enters his 9th season, is reshaping the swim team dynamic and team cohesiveness with a very young and talented squad of freshmen and sophomores. This foundational class of student-athletes has already achieved success earning three regular season wins which is the most since 2007, and six athletes enter the All-Time Top 10 performance list in 14 different events compared to five in the 2009-2010 season. This year, and future accomplishments will lead the way to excite and persuade future prospects to attend Butler University which will create a winning tradition that Butler Swimming can and will achieve!

Since directing the women's program in 2007-08, the team has made steady progress in both the classroom and pool. The Bulldogs have tallied multiple performances that rank among the top-10 marks in school history along with several school records. Most noteworthy, the team defeated Valparaiso at the 2010 Horizon League Championship meet, which is the first time Butler has defeated a conference team at the championship meet in over 8 years.

The program has also thrived in the classroom as swimmers such as Sarah Lynne Gates, Katie Krueger, Momo Wilson, Megan Wesler, Elizabeth Shafer and many more have been named to the All-Horizon League Academic team. Moreover, the squad has been recognized as an "Academic All-American Team" by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America achieving a 3.25 or higher team GPA every semester that Coach Stewart has been at the helm.

Coach Stewart has extensive collegiate and USA Swimming club experience prior to arriving at Butler. He served as an assistant coach at Auburn for two seasons under Head Coach David Marsh. During that time, the Tigers won the men's NCAA Championships in both 2004 & 2005, while the women's team won the national championship title in 2004. Prior to arriving at Auburn, Stewart was the Head Coach at the Sugar Creek Swim Club in St. Louis, Mo for four years, where he coached several sectional and Junior National level athletes.

Camper Reviews

Parent of Butler University Overnight Campers

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to go back!

My daughter really enjoyed the Nike Swim Camp. She took the stroke & turn camp right before competing in the state championship. I truly believe the underwater video analysis helped correct some of the issues that are missed in everyday practice. She said she definitely wants to go back next year!

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Parent of Butler University Overnight Campers

  • 5/5.
Great camp!

The Nike Swim Camp at Butler University was wonderful. Not only did my two children learn great swimming techniques they also had an amazing time with their friends, both old and new, during the overnight camping experience. We had not seen them in 4 days ( and it was their first overnight camp ) and before they even said hi or gave us a hug they asked if they could please come back to camp next year! Given their excitement how could we say no? Looking forward to next year, Mom of a 10 and 11 year old camper.

Butler University Camper

  • 5/5.
Great technique camp!

I really like the technique we worked on. It was reallly nice how we got rewarded for doing our best. Overall the staff was really nice. I really enjoyed when we had the fun contests in the pharmacy building. I liked that on the last day we got to have some 'free pool time' before we left.

Parent of Butler University Camper

  • 5/5.
Good experience!

My daughter came home with a new excitement towards swimming, lots of fun stories and friends! She had a fantastic time and wants to go back again.

Butler University Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Highly recommend!

I would like to recommend Butler Swim Camp to others especially to swimmmers who are looking for technique camps. The staff is really nice so I'm confident that they will like it.

Butler University Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Awesome!!

Camp was awesome I hope to recruit teammates to attend with me next year.

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