Nike Swim Camp at Xavier University Cincinnati, Ohio
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. This year we will be hosting two sessions of 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 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
- 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
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.Meet your coaching staff
“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 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”
Brent MacDonald will be entering his fifth season as the head coach for both the Xavier men's and women's swimming teams for the 2013-14 campaign after taking over head coaching duties in 2009. During the fall of 2008, MacDonald was named the interim head coach and is entering his sixth year overall with the teams after also serving as assistant coach from 2006-08.Read Full Bio
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.
SESSION I (JUNE 16-19)
SESSION II (JUNE 23-26)
Campers check in between 8:30am-9:00am on Monday, June 23rd. 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 26th at 2:30pm.
• Weather appropriate clothing
• Health/Release Forms
• Bag Lunch
• Water Bottle
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