Nike Swim Camp New Jersey Ewing, New Jersey
6/2/14 Update: The Nike Swim Camp at The College of New Jersey has been cancelled as a result of a scheduling conflict. The closest available Nike Swim Camp is located at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Space is limited so register soon! We hope to offer this camp again at The College of New Jersey in 2015 so please check back in January!
The Nike Swim Camp New Jersey is directed by the College of New Jersey's Head Swim Coach, Brian Bishop. His curriculum 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
The Nike Swim Camp New Jersey 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.
Directing the camp is Brian Bishop, Men’s Head Swim Coach at the College of New Jersey. The 2013-2014 season will mark the 25th 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 8-1 dual meet record, won its fifth straight New Jersey Athletic Conference title and seventh straight Metropolitan Conference championship. Bishop also reached a milestone in capturing his career 200th dual meet victory in a 171-100 win over William Paterson on January 18, 2013.
Bishop has successfully guided swimmers to the NCAA Championships in each of the last 23 seasons producing two NCAA Division III National Champions, while his swimmers have earned 194 All-American Awards. TCNJ’s men’s swimmers have placed in the top 20 nineteen times at the NCAA’s, including 14 times in the top 15.
TCNJ’s men have also dominated the METRO Conference Championships by winning 16 of the last 21 titles including nine in a row from 1994-2002 and seven in a row from 2006-07 through 2012-13, earning 16 titles overall.
The Lions have also had tremendous success in dual meets posting a 202-44 record, including three undefeated seasons (1993-1994, 1994-1995, and 1996-1997).
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. Bishop also served as the president of the METRO Swimming Conference for six years.
Coach Bishop has been honored with several coaching and service awards, including the 1994 and 2010 Roy Van Ness Award. This award is given annually to a TCNJ Coach for outstanding success and leadership as voted by TCNJ’s Athletic Department. He was also named the NJAC Coach of the Year in 1990, 1994, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013 as well as the METRO Coach of the year in 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013. In 1989 he received a service award from AAHPERD, and in 2001 he received a service award from the NJSIAA.
Bishop’s Year-by-Year Record:
- 1989–90 4-5 .444
- 1990–91 9-3 .750 4th at METs
- 1991–92 10-3 .769 4th at METs
- 1992–93 10-1 .909 26th at NCAAs, 3rd at METs
- 1993–94 10-0 1.000 11th at NCAAs, MET Champions
- 1994–95 9-0 1.000 22nd at NCAAs, MET Champions
- 1995–96 7-2 .778 16th at NCAAs, MET Champions
- 1996–97 10-0 1.000 16th at NCAAs, MET Champions
- 1997–98 10-1 .909 11th at NCAAs, MET Champions
- 1998–99 10-1 .909 17th at NCAAs, MET Champions
- 1999–2000 9-1 .900 15th at NCAAs, MET Champions
- 2000–01 10-1 .909 15th at NCAAs,MET Champions
- 2001–02 7-2 .778 18th at NCAAs, MET Champions
- 2002–03 9-4 .692 8th at NCAAs, MET Runners-up
- 2003-04 7-3 .700 14th at NCAAs, MET Runners-up
- 2004-05 7-3 .700 14th at NCAAs, MET Runners-Up
- 2005-06 7-2 .778 12th at NCAAs, MET Runners-Up
- 2006-07 6-3 .667 16th at NCAAs, MET Champions
- 2007-08 7-3 .700 7th at NCAAs, MET Champions
- 2008-09 10-1 .909 10th at NCAAs, MET Champions
- 2009-10 9-1 .900 6th at NCAAs, MET Champions
- 2010-11 8-2 .800 12th at NCAAs, MET Champions
- 2011-12 9-1 .900 12th at NCAAs, MET Champions
- 2012-13 8-1 .888 14th at NCAAs, MET Champions
Totals 202-44 .821 16 MET Titles
Overnight Camp (July 6-10)
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.
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: No
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.
Day Camp (July 14-17)
♦ Check-in at 8:30 am, at The College of New Jersey Aquatic Center.
♦ Camp will begin with an orientation at 8:45 am, followed by the first pool session and lunch*
♦ First Day pick up is 4:30 pm at The College of New Jersey Aquatic Center.
♦ Check-in is 8:30 am at The College of New Jersey Aquatic Center.
♦ Pick up is 4:30 pm at The College of New Jersey Aquatic Center.
Thursday, July 17th
♦ Last day check-in is 8:30 am at The College of New Jersey Aquatic Center.
♦ Last Day pick up is 4:30 am at The College of New Jersey Aquatic Center.
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!