Nike Swim Camp at Fairfield University Fairfield, Connecticut
The Nike Swim Camps at Fairfield University are focused on providing a well-rounded and balanced camp experience that teaches swimmers the necessary skills to enjoy a lifetime of success in swimming. Located just one hour from New York City, these camps offer competitive swimmers a challenging yet fun session of swim technique and training.
Swimmers train each day in the eight-lane, 25-meter Alumni Pool. Located in the University’s Leslie C. Quick RecPlex, the Aquatics Center is the home of the Stags swimming and diving programs.
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.
- Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming
- Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Small group and individual stroke analysis/instruction
- Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt and Nike Swim Cap
- Every camper is eligible to receive merit-based prizes during camp
Located in the New England region of the United States, Fairfield University is situated on a pastoral campus offering scenic views of Long Island Sound. Rolling hills, sprawling lawns, picturesque ponds, and bucolic wooded areas make it a setting ideal for camp.
The Nike Swim Camp at Fairfield University 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 your coaching staff
In September 2012, Jeremy Howard will begin his third consecutive year as an assistant coach for the Men's and Women's Swim Teams at Fairfield University. Howard also served as a volunteer assistant during the Stags’ 2003-04 season.
Howard brings with him a wealth of coaching experience at the youth level. In 2008-09 he was the Head Swim Coach at the Westport/Weston Family Y. Before that he spent four years at the Darien YMCA as the Head Age Group Coach and Master's team Head Coach. Howard has also coached at Roton Point Club, the Fairfield YMCA, and Trumbull High School. In 2006 he was the Race Director for the Coast to Coast: A Run for Survivorship Marathon.
In addition to his coaching experience, Howard is one of the top amature triathletes in the country. In November 2011 he was the first American finisher and 5th overall at the Ultraman World Championships in Kona, HI.
He was a member of the last University of Kansas Men's swim team in 2000-01 and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Bachelor's Degree in English. In 2010 Jeremy received an M.A. in Education from Sacred Heart University.
Housing & Roommates
Campers stay 2‐per room in Gonzaga Hall 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.
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: No
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 am Breakfast (overnighters)
- 8:50 am Day Campers arrive, stretch
- 9:00 am Opening Comments and Discussion
- 9:15 am Pool Session 1
- 11:00 am Dry Land and Flexibility Exercises
- Noon Lunch, rest and free time
- 2:00 pm Pool Session 2
- 4:00 pm Day campers depart
- 5:00 pm Dinner
- 6:30 pm Pool Session 3 or Evening Activities
- 9:30 pm Supervised free time in dorm
- 10:00 pm Lights out!