Nike Swim Camp at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois
Southern Illinois University is located just two hours southeast of St. Louis, MO, near downtown Carbondale. Campers will train each day in the Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatorium, a 10-lane, 50-meter indoor pool featuring two eight lane 25-yard courses. Overnight campers are housed comfortably on the SIU campus in air-conditioned dormitories.
The Nike Swim Camps at SIU Carbondale are 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
The Olympic-sized pool, features a 10-lane, 50-meter long course, and two eight-lane, 25-yard short courses. The pool is also equipped with the latest in aquatic technology including underwater speakers and three viewing windows to record and analyze the athlete's underwater stroke performance.
The Nike Swim Camp at Southern Illinois 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
Coordinating the camp is Jeff Goelz, the former Head Women’s Coach at Southern Illinois University. Goelz, a five-time All American for the Saluki’s, concluded his swimming career by sharing the school record for best times in the 200 free relay and the 200-medley relay.
As a coach, he assisted in leading the SIU Men’s team to five consecutive conference crowns and the Women’s team to two conference championships. Jeff has coached numerous events around the world including the US Open Water National Team at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Japan, the Pre-World Championships in Hawaii, and the 2003 World Championship in Barcelona.
Leading instruction is SIU Head Coach Rick Walker.
A former National Junior College Swimmer of the Year and Five Time National Record, Coach Walker’s 1000 free record still stands at Texas A&M. Coach Walker was the USA National Team Head Coach for Distance Swimming for the years 1999-2005. In addition, Rick served as Head Coach of the most successful USA finish at the 1998 World Championships. A member of the USA Olympic Committee, Rick has coached numerous National and Olympic Team swimmers.
Session I: June 15-19
Session II: June 22-25
Campers stay 2‐per room in Mae Smith 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: Mae Smith Hall
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
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.
Optional Evening Activities & Items
♦ UNDERWATER DVD: $30.00
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 am Breakfast (overnighters)
- 8:50 am Extended Day Campers arrive, stretch
- 9:00 am Morning Pool Session
- 10:00 am Videotaping
- Noon Lunch
- 1:00 pm Classroom Session
- 2:00 pm Afternoon Pool Session/Video Review
- 5:30 pm Dinner
- 6:30 pm Evening Session/Activity
- 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 pm Lights out!