Nike Swim Camp at Fairfield University

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

After a two year hiatus due to pool construction USSC is excited to be back at Fairfield University this coming summer. Fairfield University is situated on a beautiful, 200-acre campus with picturesque views of the Long Island Sound and located just one hour from New York City. This camp offers competitive swimmers a challenging yet fun session of swim technique and training.

Direcring camp this summer is Janelle Atkinson-Wignall, Head Swim Coach at Fairfield. 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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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Anthony Bruno
Camp Director

Anthony Bruno

Directing camp this summer at Farifield University, is Anthony Bruno, Head Coach of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs. 

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Anthony Bruno has been named the Head Coach of the Fairfield University men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs, as announced by Director of Athletics Gene Doris. Bruno joins the Stags with seven years of collegiate coaching experience including the past four seasons on the coaching staff at Iona College.

He spent three seasons as the Assistant Coach with the Gaels before being named the Associate Head Coach this past fall. Bruno helped direct new training programs that led to 19 individual records and 41 program records during his time at Iona. He also oversaw the academic progress of the student-athletes during a time in which the women’s program achieved the nation’s highest GPA in Division I.

The Southbury native also coaches at the Westchester Country Club where has been since 2014 working with all age groups. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Coach at Wesleyan University from 2010-2013 where he was an integral part of recruiting and coaching for the Cardinals.

At the collegiate level, Bruno competed for Springfield College earning All-American honorable mention twice as part of the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay, while earning a degree in Movement and Sports Studies in 2009. 

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. 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.   

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

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

EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES

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

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THURS 9AM-11:30AM

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

  • Session I: All campers check-in Monday, June 19th between between 8:00-9:00am at Loyola Hall
  • Session II: All campers check-in Monday, June 26th between between 8:00-9:00am at Loyola Hall

Check-out

  • There will be a closing ceremony at 11:30am at the pool on Thursday.  All campers must check-out immediately following the ceremony at 12:00pm.

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: Loyola Hall
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning:  No • Dorm DOES NOT have AC - Please bring a fan
  • Suggested spending money: $40
  • Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

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.

EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS

  • Campers check-in between 8:00-9:00am
  • Campers will depart that evening at 8:00pm after swimming, dinner and orientation
  • Extended Day Camp hours: MON-WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 9AM-11:30AM 

DAY CAMPERS

  • Campers check-in between 8:00-9:00am
  • Campers will depart that evening at 8:00pm after swimming, dinner and orientation
  • Extended Day Camp hours: MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THURS 9AM-11:30AM

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.

Facilities

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

Cheshire Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend this camp!

The Nike Swim Camp had a lot of activities and workouts that had us working hard. It helped me with a lot of my technique and my different strokes. I learned a lot about how my different strokes could have been changed to be better for a faster swim. I do recommend this camp. 

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Parent of Cheshire Camper '16

  • 4/5.
Good instruction!

The staff was super friendly and nice. The food was delicious, says my 11 year old. Good instruction!

Parent of Cheshire Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Will be back next year!

The one week of Nike Swim Camp with Janelle Atkinson was a great experience for my 13 year old. The tips she gave her on every stroke and her starts/ turns has made a dramatic difference! She will be back next year for sure!

Cheshire Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Very happy!

Very happy, loved the Nike Swim Camp and can't wait to go back next year!

Parent of Cheshire Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Awesome!

Nike swim camp was an extremely fun and effective way for my son to perfect his technique, while also growing his love for the sport. He met many fellow swimmers from across the state, and remains friends with them now.

Parent of Cheshire Camper '15

  • 3/5.
Very pleased!

This was our first Nike Camp and my daughter was very pleased with her experience. The training was "just enough", not too overwhelming and more importantly the campers were nice, friendly and inviting. My only criticism would be "we wanted the program to be longer".

Parent of Cheshire Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Thanks so much!

My daughter had an amazing time. She informed me that she's "definitely going back next year!" Thank you so much! 

Parent of Fairfield University Camper '14

  • 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!

Jody G.Fairfield University Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Awesome!

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 '14

  • 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 '13

  • 4/5.
Best camp!

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

Parent of Fairfield Campers'13

  • 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'13

  • 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 '13

  • 5/5.
Thank You!

Thank you. My daughter never wants camp to end!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Stroke Technique
Age Group: 9 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight Campers must be at least 10 years old
Day 9:00am-4:00pm $445.00
Availability: Wait List

Overnight $595.00
Availability: Wait List

Extended 9:00am-8:00pm $515.00
Availability: Wait List

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Complete Stroke Technique
Age Group: 9 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight Campers must be at least 10 years old
Day 9:00am-4:00pm $445.00
Availability: Wait List

Overnight $595.00
Availability: Wait List

Extended 9:00am-8:00pm $515.00
Availability: Wait List

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.