Nike Swim Camp at The Williston Northampton School

Nike Swim Camp at The Williston Northampton School
Nike Swim Camp at The Williston Northampton School

The Williston Northampton School offers a beautiful campus with top-notch facilities in the Pioneer Valley that is a perfect location for camp. The School is located just five miles from downtown Northampton, and only two hours west of Boston in Massachusetts.

The Nike Swim Camp at the Williston Northampton School is designed to bring out the very best in every swimmer we coach. We accomplish this by providing ongoing constructive feedback during each pool session. Our ultimately goal is to help competitive swimmers improve their stroke technique and to gain confidence, in/and out of the pool, so they can compete at the next level.

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
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Josh Willman
Camp Director

Josh Willman

Josh Willman is a longtime Nike Swim Camp director and has been the head coach at the University of New Hampshire since 1992. He has become the America East Conference’s most honored coach in being selected Coach of the Year seventeen times in the past 22 years.

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In 2015, head coach Joshua Willman celebrated his 22nd season at the helm of the University of New Hampshire’s swimming & diving program. 

Willman began his coaching career just after graduation at the YMCA and U.S.A. Swimming level. He entered the collegiate coaching arena as the assistant coach for New Hampshire in 1991, taking over the program the following season when he earned his first coaching honor as the Men’s Coach of the Year. Since then, New Hampshire’s success has not gone unnoticed, as Willman has become the America East Conference’s most highly decorated coach. He has been selected America East Coach of the Year 13 times in the past 21 years (1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014) and ECAC Coach of the Year four times (2003, 2011, 2013 and 2014). 

New Hampshire swimmers are the most highly honored student-athletes in the America East, winning 35 major conference awards including 21 Swimmers of the Year (16 America East and five ECAC), seven America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year, four Rookie of the Year and four Dave Alexander Coaches Award. During Willman's tenure, 360 swimmers have been crowned America East champions and 107 have been named ECAC champions. In total, Wildcat swimmers have broken over 247 school records and 99 America East records and 28 ECAC records.

Throughout the 2013-2014 campaign, Willman led the Wildcats to seven consecutive dual meet victories and finished the season with a record of 8-1 en route to higher postseason success in America East, ECAC’s and NCAA’s.

The University of Miami graduate earned his 17th Coach of the Year Award and brought the program its eighth conference championship in 2014. The Wildcats won the America East title for the second consecutive year and sixth in program history with a record 877 points, eclipsing their previous mark of 858 set in 2013. Led by Lauren McCandless and Oneida Cooper with 57 points apiece, UNH garnered gold in 12 events with six one-two finishes, claimed seven America East records and achieved seven NCAA provisional cuts. Furthermore, UNH rewrote four program records at the three-day meet. McCandless was selected as the recipient of the Dave Alexander Coaches Award by notching the most career points in the championship meet with 217. Furthermore, McCandless is only the fifth swimmer in conference history to win the same even all four years (1,650-yard freestyle) at the America East Championships. Katie Mann posted two league meet marks during the conference championships. Her 200-yard breaststroke (2:10.30) and 200-yard IM (1:59.12) set conference standards and qualified her for the NCAA Championships while her opening split in the 200-yard breaststroke, (1:02.17) set a program mark in the 100-yard breaststroke.

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Jarrod Zwirko
Assistant Coach

Jarrod Zwirko

Jarrod Zwirko serves as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator and works primarily with the middle-distance and distance freestyle group for the Wildcats. A 2004 graduate of...

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Jarrod Zwirko serves as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator and works primarily with the middle-distance and distance freestyle group for the Wildcats.

A 2004 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Zwirko was a two-year captain for the Wildcats, specializing in middle-distance and still holds two UNH records for relays. As a student-athlete, he was an 11-time finalist at the America East Championships and runner-up in the 500-yard freestyle in 2002, while also earning All-Conference honors twice. Zwirko also served as SAAC President as an undergraduate and was nominated for UNH Athlete of the Year twice.

Upon completion of his eligibility, Zwirko entered the graduate program at UNH and earned his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology. During this time, he served as the graduate assistant for the UNH swim team and was an integral part of the staff that twice earned Coaching Staff of the Year honors, after winning back-to-back America East Championship titles. During his last season, UNH took two women to the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships. 

After earning his Master’s degree, Zwirko joined the staff at the Williston Northampton School of western Massachusetts, his former prep school, in 2006. While at Williston, he served for two years as an English teacher and swim coach, helping the team win the New England Championships in the small school division.

Returning to UNH as a full-time assistant in 2008, Zwirko has been a part of five America East Women’s Coaching Staffs of the Year (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014).

Camp Details

This summer, the Williston Northampton School is offering one week of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) for ages 10-18. 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.


• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap


• Lunch & dinner
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: MON 2PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-NOON

More Important 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 prior to camp. 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 takes place between 1:00-2:00pm on Monday at Conant House. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 2:00pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.


Check-out takes place between 11:00am-12:00pm on Thursday. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.

Extended Day Camper Schedule

Extended Day Campers check-in between 1:00-2:00pm on the first day. Arrive dressed and ready to swim. At that time, you will be assigned a counselor and you will be given a complete schedule of all events during the week. Departure each day is around 9:00pm for Extended Day Campers.
Daily Schedule: MON 2PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-NOON

Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates
Campers stay 2 per room in Ford Hall 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: Ford Hall
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning: No • Dorm does not have AC - Please bring a fan
  • 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.


All meals are included for overnight campers. Lunch and dinner is included for Extended Day Campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day.

Discounts Available

Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.


The Nike Swim Camp at the Williston Northampton School must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health. Families have the right to request copies of the camp’s policies on background checks, health care and discipline policies as well as procedures for filing grievances.

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 Supervised Free Time
  • 1:30 pm Pool Session 2 & Dry land exercises
  • 5:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:30 pm Evening Activities (Water Polo, Capture the Flag, Movie, etc.)
  • 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
  • 9:30 pm Supervised free time in dorm
  • 10:00 pm Lights out!

Camper Reviews

Parent of Williston Northampton Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to go back!

My daughter didn't know anyone when she went to camp and can be a very shy kid...she loved it enough the first day to want to switch from a day camper to an overnight camper!!! She can't wait to go back next year!!

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Jeanna C.Williston Northampton Overnight Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Highlight of my summer!

The camp teaches you in a way with specific drills that Forces you to concentrate on proper technique. I also like doing the games that help with technique.

Parent of Williston Northampton Camper '16

  • 5/5.
So much fun!

My daughter is an "older" (13 year old) new swimmer. She knew her strokes but had never competed in a swim meet. I had called the Nike phone line and they assured me this was ok and it was. She did great but it was intense for her at times.

Parent of Williston Northampton Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Thank you!

The coaching staff provided great drills for the kids to do when they leave. They enforce proper form and technique throughout the camp. My daughter really liked how they had her write down her goals and then they evaluated them at the end of camp.

Williston Northampton Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Amazing camp!

A wonderful learning experience and fun week swimming making new friends!!

Williston Northampton Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Great quality camp!

This was an incredible experience for my daughter. I’ve never heard the excitement about any camp or activity she has done in the past as we did with this camp. She now has a new spark for swimming and she can’t wait for her fall season to start.

Williston Northampton Overnight Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Improve your stroke techniques.

The camp helped improve my times and strokes. I received a lot of great nutrition knowledge and the food was amazing. Taught good, helpful dryland exercises. I still do some of the stretches and exercises at home.

Parent of Williston Northampton Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Positive Instruction

I thought the entire staff was very motivating for my daughter. She said that they made swimming and the drills fun. The coaches helped her with specific areas of weakness in a very positive manner.

Parent of Williston Northampton Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Superb Staff!

The staff was superb! From greeting my child on Day 1 and seeing to my child's needs at the camp, it was outstanding service.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Stroke Technique
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $525.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $425.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.