Arizona Swim Camp

Arizona Swim Camp
Arizona Swim Camp

Our Arizona camp has attracted swimmers throughout the Southwest region and beyond. The combination of personalized filming, extensive pool sessions, and highly experienced Division I coaches makes the 2016 Arizona Swim Camp an incredible opportunity for campers to train in Tucson at one of the premier aquatic centers in the country.

Instruction takes place each day at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, the home facility of the Arizona Wildcats. Our goal is to maximize swimming potential by helping swimmers to create a winning mindset and provide ongoing and constructive feedback in the pool to improve stroke technique.

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

Brandy Collins
Camp Director

Brandy Collins

Brandy Collins, a former Arizona swimming standout and captain of the 2008 National Championship team, enters her third season as an assistant coach and women’s recruiting coordinator for the Arizona swimming program.

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In her first season back in Tucson, Collins helped lead the men's team to a third-place finish and the women's team to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. In addition, the Wildcats had earned four individual national titles and a relay national title. Furthermore, Collins guided the Cats to eight school records and three American records. In her two seasons, the Wildcats earned 128 All-America honors, 69 by the men's squad and 59 by the women.

Collins returns to Tucson after coaching at LSU for two seasons. She was an integral part of both the LSU men's and women's teams in helping the programs reach new highs within the SEC and the NCAA -- levels that had not been seen in over 30 years. While at LSU, Collins headed the Breaststroke and Individual Medley groups. Her athletes accomplished both gold and silver medals at the Mexico Olympic Trials and seventh at British Olympic Trials. On the college scene, her athletes earned All-American recognition, while breaking SEC records. In addition, the breaststroke and individually medley school records were broken during her time at LSU.

Collins, the captain of the University of Arizona's NCAA championship team in 2008, got her coaching career started by serving as a graduate assistant coach for her alma mater and for Ford Aquatics, where she was the head coach of the Silver Group in Tucson.

As a student-athlete, Collins was a member of three Pac-10 championship teams at Arizona in addition to its 2008 NCAA championship team as a sprint butterfly and freestyle performer. She was also an Olympic Trials and NCAA qualifier and was once ranked in the top 20 in the world in the 50-meter fly with a time of 26.7, while swimming for long standing Arizona sprint coach Rick Demont.

A Pac-10 Post-graduate scholarship recipient in 2008, Collins earned a bachelor's degree focused in psychology, communications, and education. She will be finishing her graduate studies with a master's in sports management. Married to Tucson local Philip Maben, they set up residency back in their hometown where both families reside.

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Jesse Stipek
Camp Director

Jesse Stipek

Jesse Stipek, a former Olympic Trial Qualifier in 2012 and team captain, is starting his second season as assistant coach helping with all aspects of the sprint group and recruiting.

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Stipek comes to Arizona after serving as a student assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin in 2011-2012. There he served as a Student Athletic Advisory Committee member and worked with the Badger Aquatics club until August, 2013.

After getting a bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin in history, Stipek received his Masters degree in educational leadership from the University of Arizona in 2015. He is now working toward his PhD in the same field at Arizona. Stipek is the son of Mike and Annie Stipek, and has two younger brothers and one younger sister. 

Camp Details

This year, Arizona is offering two sessions 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.


• 4 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: DAY 1: 2PM-9PM, DAY 2 and 3: 9AM-9PM, DAY 4: 9AM-11AM

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.

Session I (May 31 - June 4)

  • Check-in for ALL CAMPERS takes place between 1:00pm-2:00pm on May 31st
  • Extended Day Camp hours: TUE 2PM-9PM, WED-FRI 9AM-9PM, SAT 9AM-11AM 
  • Overnight and Ext. Day Campers need to be picked up between 11:00am-Noon on June 4th

Session II (June 5-9)

  • Check-in for ALL CAMPERS takes place between 1:00pm-2:00pm on June 5th 
  • Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-11AM 
  • Overnight and Ext. Day Campers need to be picked up between 11:00am-Noon on June 9th


* Campers are invited to attend more than one session
* There is a $150 overnight fee to stay in-between sessions

Housing & Roommates
Campers stay 2-per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. Boys and girls are housed on seperate floors with gender specific counselors on them.

Dorm: Apache-Santa Cruz Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes, dorm has AC - No fan needed
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.
All you can eat breakfast and lunch made fresh daily by the Athletic Department Chef in the athlete dining hall. Nutritious dinners served at the pool. 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. 

Video Analysis

• Individual Analysis done by UA Coaches of underwater filming
• Voice over, drawing, and detailed analysis
• $20 a stroke

These items are optional and may be purchased and paid for at camp check-in.


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 Hillenbrand Aquatic Center

The University of Arizona's main campus sits on 380 acres in central Tucson, about one mile northeast of downtown, and boasts some of the finest athletic facilities in the country. The Hillenbrand Aquatic Center provides the Arizona Wildcats a facility that complements their success as a national caliber swimming program. 

This is not an official function of the University of Arizona. These camps are 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 Dry Land Exercises
  • 1:30 pm Pool Session 2
  • 5:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:30 pm Pool Session 3 or Evening Activities
  • 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
  • 9:30 pm Supervised free time in Dorm
  • 10:00 pm Lights out!

Camper Reviews

Parent of Arizona Overnight Campers '16

  • 5/5.

Our two years at the U of A swim camp have benefitted both our son's swimming and his growth otherwise. And he's had plenty of fun, too. The staff is great and works to improve the program each year. We will be back next year and are excited to catch the next evolution. Thanks!

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Arizona Overnight Camper '16

  • 4/5.
I recommend this camp to anyone!

The Arizona Nike Swim Camp was overall a great experience for me. I had a lot of fun and made a ton of new friends! The instructors were really kind and worked hard to make sure every swimmer had a great camp experience! Although I was expecting more individualized stroke technique, I still picked up a lot of good tips that will make me a better swimmer. I recommend this camp to anyone, no matter their ability level. I hope to return next year! -Camper

Parent of Arizona Overnight Campers '16

  • 4/5.

Everything at camp was awesome, the coaches were amazing and the atmosphere they created was very welcoming. The only thing I would change is a lower temperature outside, but that's not something you can control!  Thanks again Arizona for a great year! 

Arizona Overnight Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Great Experience!

Very well organized and safe. Great experience. Loved eating at the Bear Down Cafe for breakfast and lunch! I also loved all the camp-like activites planned for us.  10 out of 10, would come again!

Arizona Overnight Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Best Time Ever!

We had the best time ever at Nike Swim Camp. The instructors were awesome and they taught us new drills and ways to make practice fun and more challenging. We are so going back next summer! 

Parent of Arizona Overnight Campers '16

  • 5/5.
Excited for next year!

My daughter loves this camp! How can you not swimming at Hillenbrand Stadium? It is well run and my daughter strokes and times improved...we are excited for next year as my younger daughter will be 10 so she can go too!!! 

Claire & Hailey P.Arizona Overnight Campers '15

  • 5/5.
Just what we needed!

Swimming was getting boring. Our NIKE camp experience was just what we needed to refocus on why we like to swim, and provided good stroke feedback to help us move to the next level of competitive swimming

Parent of Arizona Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Top notch!

Nike Swim Camp year after year provides top notch instructors and exciting guest swimmers (Olympic and World champions). The young swimmers are challenged and have an amazing opportunity to learn. Underwater video of technique with coaches' tips is great!

Parent of Arizona Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Loved it!

What I love about this camp for my swimmer is it builds confidence; improves their abilities; and gives them a chance to swim with other campers with similiar goals and see what it takes to be on a college team or even shoot for the olympics.

Arizona Overnight Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Great quality camp!

My daughter had a fantastic experience, her skills have improved, she is faster and better as a diver off the starting blocks! Thanks for all you did to make my daughter's experience a special and memorable one!

Parent of Arizona Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Very impressed!

I brought my daughter from Perú along with two friends to the Nike Swim Camp at the University of Arizona. They loved the experience and meeting the coaches. They keep talking about it to this day and I am sure we will repeat it again soon. 

Arizona Overnight Camper '14

  • 5/5.

This camp is very fun!!! You get to work on each of your strokes and I feel that I really improved on each one. The food is great, and you get to meet a lot of new people. I thought the camp was awesome.

Parent of Arizona Overnight Camper '14

  • 5/5.

What a great opportunity for my club swimmer - she wants to attend U of A for college, so it is a fantastic introduction to the University, the next level of swimming, and an overall unique summer experience.

Grandparents of Arizona Overnight Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Great first experience!

This was our granddaughtr's first experience at a Nike Swim Camp. We felt it was a very professionally run camp. At first we were hesitant sending her off to the dorms, but the supervision was excellent and the camp was well run from start to finish. She made lots of friends and learned a lot about herself and her swimming. Thank you!

Arizona Overnight Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Happy Camper!

Camp was a lot of fun and I made some good friends while there. I am looking forward to coming back next year!

Parent of Arizona Overnight Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Improved Technique

My swimmer came into camp with the basic knowledge of the strokes and walked away from the program with better technique and confidence in the pool. We are looking forward to her having a great upcoming season! 

A.C. Parent of Arizona Overnight Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Not just a swim camp!

The Nike swim camp is not just a swim camp, it's more than that, you will meet new friends, meet new people you can compete against and help you become faster. The instructor are really helpful, if you need help with something on your stroke, they will find a way to help the best way possible! 

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.