Nike Swim Camp at Lewis and Clark College

Nike Swim Camp at Lewis and Clark College
Nike Swim Camp at Lewis and Clark College

Lewis & Clark College, nestled on a quiet wooded hillside six miles from downtown Portland, is the perfect setting for a Nike Swim Camp. Campers train daily in the Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion, an indoor 25-yard x 8-lane pool equipped with a new Daktronics scoreboard and timing system.

The Nike Swim Camp at Lewis and Clark College 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 refinement for competitive swimming
  • Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Small group and individual stroke analysis/instruction
  • 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

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 in the Spring. 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
Check-in takes place between 1:00pm-2:00pm on Sunday at Ponderosa Hall.
 
CHECK-OUT
Check-out takes place between 11:00am-12:00pm on Thursday. For campers that are staying for the starts and turns intensive clinic, departure will be on Friday at 12:00pm.
 
ROOMMATES & HOUSING
Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new! Boys and girls are housed on seperate floors with gender specific counselors on them.
 
Dorm: Ponderosa Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
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 Camper Schedule: SUN 2PM-8:30PM, MON-WED 9AM-8:30PM, THURS 9AM-NOON
 
 

*Starts & Turns Clinic*

Again in 2014: We are offering a supplemental “starts and turns” clinic this summer. For an additional $140, campers are invited to stay an additional day and night to focus on the mechanics of their starts and turns. This is commonly the best way for age group swimmers to improve their times, so be sure to add this clinic to your camp order on step two of the registration process.
 
 

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.



More Details

Facilities

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.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 am Breakfast (overnighters)
  • 8:50 am Extended Day Campers arrive, stretch
  • 9:00 am Opening Comments and Discussion
  • 9:15 am Pool Session 1
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Rest/Supervised Free Time
  • 1:30 pm Pool Session 2
  • 5:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:30 pm Pool Session 3 - Starts, Turns, Relay Races
  • 8:30 pm Extended Day Campers depart
  • 9:30 pm Supervised free time on dorm
  • 10:00 pm Lights out!

Meet Camp Coaches

Chris Fantz
Camp Director

Chris Fantz

Chris Fantz, the Head Swim Coach at Lewis and Clark College, is in his sixth season for the Pioneers. He was voted the 2011 "Co-Coach of the Year" in the Northwest Conference and the Women’s Swimming “Coach of the Year” for the 2010 season. Since Chris’ arrival in 2007, Pio swimmers have raced to 16 new school records and numerous NCAA provisional qualifying...

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Before joining the Pioneers in 2007, Chris served as Assistant Coach at the University of Puget Sound where their women capped a run of eleven Northwest Conference titles and their men place consistently in the top two. In his time coaching the Loggers, they sent four swimmers to the Division III National Championships.

While in Tacoma, Chris also coached with Tacoma Swim Club before becoming Head Age Group coach with Metro Aquatics where he oversaw all levels of development within the age group program.

During his swimming career, Chris was a multiple time All-American and school record holder in butterfly and freestyle races while competing at UPS from 1995 to 1999.  He finished as high as 2nd at Nationals in the 100 Butterfly and Chris helped his team to two NAIA National Championships and two runners-up team finishes.  He also anchored the Conference record-setting 200 Freestyle Relay that stood for ten years.

Chris holds a BA in English Writing and has nearly completed his MA in Counseling Psychology.  He still pursues his writing interests, including recent work published in American Swimming magazine.

Camper Reviews

Lewis and Clark Camper

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend.

We highly recommend the Nike Swim Camps to those who have children enrolled in swim clubs and teams. The registration, sign in and communication with parents were great. Our 12 year old son loved it! He said the instruction was top rate, the accommodations were terrific and fun, the supervision was top notch and made for a fun session of instruction, coaching and camping. The room mate placement was also terrific! Food and dining were nutritious and sufficient. Wholly recommended! 

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Parent of Lewis and Clark Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
See you next year.

My daughter was one of the youngest swimmers having just turned 9 also traveling out of state without knowing a single person came away with a wide knowledge of skills to improve her strokes, but also meeting new friends. She immediately went to swim team practice at home and told all her friends about how much fun she had and what she learned. I am happy to see her dive straight out and not flop down when starting off the blocks. Thank you for a wonderful experience. As a mom, knowing she was in such good hands made the drive home easier. see you next year.

Parent of Lewis and Clark Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Very impressed!

Nike Swim Camps mix activities, swimming, and relaxing time well. Time is well managed and structured for maximum enjoyment.

Parent of Lewis and Clark Camper

  • 5/5.
Very helpful.

Comprehensive stroke technique lessons, competition training, confidence building.

Jake C.Lewis and Clark Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Good camp.

Good organization, flexible, good balance between dryland and in water practice.

Lewis and Clark Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Highlight of my summer!

It was great!  We will be attending again.

Parent of Lewis and Clark Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Awesome camp!

I was extremely impressed with the Nike Swim Camp at Lewis and Clark.  It helps the kids advance with their skill level and positive attitudes help the swimmers both physically and mentally.

Lewis and Clark Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Thanks!

It was a good opportunity to experience a different approach to training and to swim with swimmers from other teams, and it was fun. 

Camp Dates & Prices

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