Nike Swim Camp at Fairfield University

Nike Swim Camp at Fairfield University
Nike Swim Camp at Fairfield University

As a result of construction planned at Fairfield University this coming summer, USSC and Camp Director Janelle Atkinson-Wignall, the new Head Swim Coach at Fairfield, have decided to move our Connecticut Nike Swim Camp to Cheshire Academy.

Located only 45 minutes north of Fairfield, Cheshire Academy provides a perfect setting for our stroke technique camp at the school’s indoor 25 yard x 6 lane pool. Registration will be limited to 45 campers per session. Both sessions are expected to sell out quickly so we encourage you to register early! 

Highlights Include

  • 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
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Camp Details

The Nike Swim Camp at Fairfield University will focus 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, this camp offers 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.   


• 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

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.


  • Session I: All campers check-in Monday, July 7th at 8:45am at Gonzaga Hall
  • Session II: All campers check-in Monday, July 14th at 8:45am at Gonzaga Hall


  • There will be a closing ceremony at 3:30pm at the pool (Thursday, July 10th & Thursday, July 17th).  All campers must check-out immediately following the ceremony at 4:00pm.

Day Camper Hours

 MON 8:45AM-4:00PM, TUE-THURS 9:00AM-4:00PM
 Lunch is provided each day

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. Boys and girls are housed on seperate floors with gender specific counselors on them.
Dorm: Gonzaga Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning:  No
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
♦ Dorm DOES NOT have AC - Please bring a fan

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.


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.


Fairfield University 

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.

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!

Camper Reviews

Parent of Fairfield University Camper

  • 5/5.
Definitely be back!

My daughter was very impressed with the coaching staff and how they took a personal interest in each swimmer. We will definitely be back next year!

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Jody G.Fairfield University Camper

  • 5/5.

The small group instruction is the best way to learn. It is fun being with other campers and coaches who are able to work with us one-on-one when needed. Awesome camp!!

Parent of Fairfield University Camper

  • 4/5.
Very impressed!

I was very impressed with the knowledge and expertise of the swim counselors. They were a great influence on my daughter.

Fairfield University Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Best camp!

The Nike Swim Camp was a tremendous learning experience both in and out of the pool.

Parent of Fairfield Campers

  • 5/5.
Great influence on my kids!

My son and daughter thoroughly enjoyed the Nike Swim Camp at Fairfield. I was very impressed with the personalities and expertise of the camp staff. They were a great influence on my children and provided a fun, positive learning experience.

Parent of Fairfield Camper

  • 4/5.
Awesome Improvements

I noticed some great improvements in my son's swimming. His breaststroke and free seemed to have really improved. He says he really enjoyed camp and would return next year.

Parent of Fairfield Camper

  • 5/5.
Thank You!

Thank you. My daughter never wants camp to end!

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.