Nike Swim Camp at The College of New Jersey Ewing, New Jersey
The Nike Swim Camp at The College of New Jersey is designed to help competitive swimmers improve their stroke technique so they can compete at the next level. Camp will be held in TCNJ's Aquatic Center regarded as one of the finest indoor aquatic facilities in the northeast.
The College of New Jersey’s beautiful Georgian Colonial campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, New Jersey. The College is approximately 5 miles northwest of Trenton, 10 miles from Princeton, and 30 miles north of Philadelphia. 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
Camp Setting - TCNJ Aquatics Center
The College of New Jersey boasts some of the best athletic facilities among Division III Colleges in the country. Training takes place at The College of New Jersey Aquatic Center, which features an indoor 25-yard x eight-lane pool, including a separated diving well with one-meter and three-meter boards and up to six additional training lanes.
Directing the camp is Brian Bishop, Men’s Head Swim Coach at the College of New Jersey. The 2012-2013 season will mark the 24th year that Brian Bishop has coached the Lion men’s swimming program. In addition to coaching at TCNJ, Bishop also serves as the Associate Director of Athletics.Read Full Bio
TCNJ is coming off another strong season in which they posted a 9-1 dual meet record, won its fourth straight New Jersey Athletic Conference title and sixth straight Metropolitan Conference championship.
Bishop has successfully guided swimmers to the NCAA Championships in each of the last 22 seasons producing two NCAA Division III National Champions, while his swimmers have earned 171 All-American Awards. TCNJ’s men’s swimmers have placed in the top 20 eighteen times at the NCAA’s, including 13 times in the top 15.
TCNJ’s men have also dominated the METRO Conference Championships by winning 15 of the last 20 titles including nine in a row from 1994-2002 and six in a row from 2006-07 through 2011-12. They earned their 15th title and repeated as Met Champions for the fifth consecutive year in 2012 after finishing second from 2003 to 2006.
The Lions have also had tremendous success in dual meets posting a 193-43 record, including three undefeated seasons.
Bishop has produced one Olympic Swimmer (Davy Bisslik in 2004), who competed in the 100 fly in Athens, Greece. In addition, Bishop served as the coach for Aruba in a 2004 World Cup meet in Stockholm, Sweden and has served as an advisor to the Aruba Olympic Committee.
Coach Bishop has been honored as NJAC Coach of the Year (5 times) and METRO Conference Coach of the Year (11 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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 am Breakfast (overnighters)
- 8:30 am 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
- 4:00 pm Day Campers depart
- 5:00 pm Dinner
- 6:30 pm Pool Session 3 - Starts, Turns, Relay Races
- 9:30 pm Supervised free time in dorm
- 10:00 pm Lights out!