Nike Swim Camp at Lewis and Clark College Portland, Oregon
Lewis & Clark College, nestled on a quiet wooded hillside six miles from downtown Portland, is the perfect setting for the Nike Swim Camp in Oregon. 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.
- 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
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.Meet your coaching staff
Chris Fantz, the Head Swim Coach at Lewis and Clark College, is in his fifth 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 times. The team has grown in numbers and depth as they build on their foundation of academic and athletic success.Read Full Bio
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.
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!
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.
*Starts & Turns Clinic*
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!