Nike Swim Camp at Xavier University

Nike Swim Camp at Xavier University
Nike Swim Camp at Xavier University

Head Coach Brent MacDonald and Xavier University is proud to host it's annual Nike Swim Camp again this summer. Through individual instruction, techniques and drills Nike Swim Camps are designed to help you, the competitive swimmer, improve your stroke technique so you 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.  

“We are excited to run our annual Nike Swim Camp this summer. The timing of this camp could be a great benefit for swimmers of all levels as it provides an intense focus on technique and the skills it takes to swim fast, right before the summer championships begin.  The coaching staff is certain that your swimmer will leave here with a much better understanding of swimming all 4 strokes properly and what it will take for each one of them to get to the next level”  - Coach MacDonald

Highlights Include

  • Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming
  • Low camper to staff ratio
  • Small group and individual stroke analysis/instruction
  • Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt and Nike Swim Cap
  • Every camper is eligible to receive merit-based prizes during camp

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

Discounts Available

Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $25 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

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.
Campers check in between 8:30am-9:00am on Monday, June 16th. Please arrive dressed and ready to swim. Departure each day is at 3:00 pm.
A closing ceremony will take place at the pool on Thursday, June 19th at 2:30pm.
Check list of things to bring: Along with your swim items (suit, goggles, cap, towel, etc.) we recommend day campers bring the following - 

Weather appropriate clothing
Health/Release Forms
Bag Lunch
Water Bottle

More Details


O'Connor Sports Center Pool

Campers will spend each day training at the O'Connor Sports Center pool which serves as the home of the Xavier University men's and women's swim teams. Xavier's on-campus facility features a six-lane, 25-meter pool. In addition to serving as the home of the Xavier swim teams, the O'Connor Sports Center is the main student recreation center on the XU campus. The O'Connor Sports Center (OSC) is located on the Xavier University campus between the soccer field and the baseball field on Victory Parkway.

The Nike Swim Camp at Xavier 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.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 am Opening Comments and Discussion
  • 9:15 am Pool Session 1
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Dry Land Exercises
  • 1:30 pm Pool Session 2
  • 3:00 pm Campers depart

Meet Camp Coaches

Brent MacDonald
Camp Director

Brent MacDonald

“We are excited to run our annual Nike Swim Camp this summer.  We again this year we will be hosting it as a day camp which we feel allows quite a few more opportunites for those swimmers who are not ready for the demands of overnight on campus living for a week.  The timing of this camp could be a great benefit for swimmers of all levels as it provides an intense...

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MacDonald, a four-year swimmer and record-holder at Valparaiso University, came to XU with extensive coaching experience at the high school and club level. In addition to his duties at Xavier, MacDonald also currently serves as the head satellite coach of the Cincinnati Marlins club team, which he joined in October of 2006.

Prior to working with the Cincinnati Marlins, he served as the assistant swimming coach at Noblesville (Ind.) High School. MacDonald has made a couple of other coaching stops in his career including a stint as the girls' swimming team head coach at Marshfield (Wis.) High School. He also spent two years as the aquatics director at the Marshfield YMCA before taking the Noblesville position.

MacDonald graduated in 2003 from Valparaiso with a degree in sports administration.

Camper Reviews

Xavier University Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Quality instruction.

Really enjoyed the quality of instruction, one on one attention, and the location.

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Parent of Xavier University Camper

  • 5/5.
Great quality camp.

My son had a fabulous time at camp. The whole experience reinforced his passion for swimming. It was an experience that will stay with him for a long time to come.

Tyler C.Xavier University Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
I hope to go back every year.

The Nike Swim Camp at Xavier University was a great experience. The coaches and staff were extremely helpful and professional, and I look forward to attending next year.

Xavier University Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Improve your technique.

I highly recommend the Xavier Nike Swim Camp. It was a great learning experience and really helped me to focus on my problem areas. I can't wait to come back next year. 

Parent of Xavier University Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Very impressed!

I was very impressed with the personalities and expertise of the swim counselors. The sessions were well planned out and they were a great influence on my daughter.  She came home raving about the experience.

Parent of Xavier University Camper

  • 5/5.
Thoroughly enjoyed camp.

My son and daughter thoroughly enjoyed the Nike Swim Camp at Xavier. I was very impressed with the knowledge and expertise of the camp staff. They were a great influence on my children and provided a fun, positive learning experience.

Camp Dates & Prices

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