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 sixth consecutive summer in 2016. 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.


New in 2016 you also have the option to add the Extra Night Starts & Turns Clinic to make your camp experience a 5 night, 6 day camp! Price: $150

Video Package

Your swimmer will receive underwater video footage and evaluation by the coaches. Please click on the 'More Details' tab for further information.

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
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Dates & Prices

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.

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Alex Fedorov

Alex Fedorov

• Fifteen-time Division I NCAA All-American • National Record Holder • State Record Holder Oregon, California and Nevada • Individual Southeastern...

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• Fifteen-time Division I NCAA All-American
• National Record Holder
• State Record Holder Oregon, California and Nevada
• Individual Southeastern Conference Swimming Champion (Auburn University)
• U.S. Olympic Trial Finalist
• Head Swim Coach
• Stroke Specialist

Camp Details

This summer, Butler is offering one week of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) for ages 10-18. 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.


• 4 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap


• Lunch & dinner
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: SUN 2PM-8:30PM, MON-TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-11:30AM 

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.

More Important Camp Details

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.

Check-in takes place between 11:00am-12:00pm at Residential College on Sunday, July 12th.

Camp will conclude on Thursday, July 16th with a closing ceremony at 11:30am.

Overnight Campers

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 ♦ Dorm has AC - No fan needed
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

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. 

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 

Video Package

What video is included in the camp package if I am a New Camper?
Your swimmer will receive end-of-the-pool underwater video footage that provides an end of the lane underwater recording of your swimmer.  We will record all four strokes and provide written commentary to help improve your child’s swimming performance.  The price for this video is included into the cost of the camp.

This single angle video footage of each of your swimmer’s strokes is recorded on standard video and produced on a DVD.  The video is yours—no copyright restrictions.  You may share this video with any person you wish for comprehensive stroke analysis.

What is the turn-around time and video format?
Typical turn-around time is approximately by the end of the camp and in DVD format only.  Your swimmer will receive a personized DVD when exiting the camp (usually during the awards ceremony presented at the end of the camp.)

What video is included in the camp package if I am a Returning Camper?
In the past, your child received the video footage described above for new campers.  If you are a returning camper, the video footage will change this year to include a multi-angled video shot as your competitor swims across the pool.  This video footage is a vast improvement from previous year’s video footage and this is only offered to returning campers at no cost. 

Your swimmer will still be offered (by choice) the same video you had received in the past or you may choose the new upgraded video format.  Because you are a returning camper, there will be no charge for this upgraded service and is our way of saying “thank you for coming back.”  However, turnaround time may be a little longer and will likely be provided as a digital video file stored on a server so that you can share your video with any coach you choose.

Once you have signed up for the camp, we will provide you with more details about the video options available to you.  We feel confident you will vastly like the newer and significantly improved video recording of your child’s swimming.

If I am a new camper, can I purchase the upgraded video package?
You will be given an opportunity to purchase the upgraded video package after June 1, 2016.  You will also receive more information through the mail and email about this upgraded service.



  • 11:00-12:00pm — All campers check-in at dorm
  • 12:00-4:30pm — 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! 


  • 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! 


  • 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

Starts & Turns Clinic

Thursday, July 14

  • 11:30a-1:00pm — Dorm Check-In and Registration
  • 1:15pm — Start & Turn Clinic Staff and Clinic Introduction
  • 1:45-4:00pm — Pool Session:  Starts for All Strokes
  • 5:00pm — Dinner & Classroom Session
  • 6:30-8:30pm — Pool Session: Turns for Free & Back
  • 9:00pm — Extended Day Campers Depart & Overnight Campers back to Dorm

Friday, July 15

  • 7:00am — Breakfast
  • 8:00-10:30am — Pool Session: Turns for Breast & Fly
  • 11:00am — Lunch
  • 1-2:30pm — Pool Session:  Starts & Turns Recap 
  • 3:00pm — Closing Ceremony & Awards
  • 4:00pm — Check out of Dorms

*Schedule subject to change 

Discounts Available

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.


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.

Camper Reviews

Parent of Butler Overnight Campers '16

  • 5/5.
Helpful and fun!

My son had a lot of fun at the camp. It was very well organized and it helped my son to get ready for the state championship. He got the 1st place in 50 breaststroke 10 & under age group. All of the group swim sessions were very helpful and fun. Thank you!

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Parent of Butler Overnight Campers '16

  • 5/5.
Above the norm!

The camp staff seemed to go above the norm to make sure it was thoroughly run!!  My children had fun making new friends and learning new skills.  We will be back next summer. 

Parent of Butler Overnight Campers '16

  • 5/5.
Best time!

Our daughter had the best time at Nike Swim Camp at Butler! She is excited to start her swim season this year and apply all she has learned and hopefully improve on her times. She is even more excited to attend camp again next year!

Parent of Butler Overnight Campers '16

  • 5/5.
We are excited for next year's camp already!

My son is 11 and attended his first Nike swim camp this past summer. He was very excited for the opportunity to work with collegiate level swimmers and to meet other swimmers with a similar passion. This camp did not disappoint! Camp focused on techniques and we were able to quickly see improvement in the first meet following camp! He talks excitedly about what he learned at camp and the amazing friendships that he made. He is talking his coaches ears off about technique and how he can improve even more as a swimmer. We are excited for next year's camp already! 

Parent of Butler Overnight Campers '15

  • 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!

Parent of Butler Overnight Campers '15

  • 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 Camper '15

  • 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 Overnight Camper '15

  • 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 Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.

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

Butler Overnight Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Excellent Staff

The counselors were excellent! Can't wait to come back next year!

Parent of Butler Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Learned a Bunch

My daughter was at camp last week. I just wanted to let you know she loved it! It was her first time at camp and she had an awesome time, learned a bunch, loved your assistants and said she wished she could go 2 weeks! Nice job and great thanks!

Lydia R.Butler Camper '14

  • 5/5.
fun and rewarding!

This is my second year going to Nike Swim camp at Butler, I love going every year. The instructors do a great job teaching us new things and helping us improve on other areas. They also make it fun and rewarding to go there.

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.