Nike Swim Camp at the University of New Hampshire

Nike Swim Camp at the University of New Hampshire
Nike Swim Camp at the University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire, located in Durham, thrives in a diverse, dynamic, and beautiful part of New England. The UNH campus is only an hour from Boston and is also conveniently close to the Atlantic Ocean, as well as New Hampshire’s rugged White Mountains and pristine Lakes Region.

The Nike Swim Camp at the University of New Hampshire is designed to help competitive swimmers gain the edge they need to get ready for the season and compete at the next level. 

Highlights Include

  • 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

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 21 years.

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In 2014, head coach Josh Willman celebrated his 21st season at the helm of the University of New Hampshire’s swimming & diving program. The 2013-2014 season was once again another decorated season for Willman and the Wildcats.

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). 

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. 

New Hampshire’s swimmers consistently swim at the elite level representing not only the United States but more recently in the international arena with Wildcat swimmers competing at Senior Nationals and the Olympic Trials for their home countries including Canada, South Africa and Denmark.

New Hampshire is consistently an Academic All-America team and swimmers have earned NCAA Academic All-American honors, post-graduate scholarship awards and ranked as high as sixth nationally for grade point average. Willman is a certified ASCA Level IV coach and has been a recipient of the ASCA Coaching Excellence Award.

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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

Come join Head Coach Josh Willman and his staff in August and get ready for an intensive pre-season stroke technique camp. This year, New Hampshire is offering one week of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-8:30pm) for ages 12-18. 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.

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

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

EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch & dinner
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap

More 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

Check- in takes place between 1:00-2:00pm on Sunday. 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. Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 8:30 p.m. after swimming, dinner and orientation.

Check-out

There will be a closing ceremony at 12:00pm on Wednesday with check-out immediately following. 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: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-TUE 9AM-8:30PM, WED 9AM-NOON

Overnight Campers

Roommates & Housing

Campers stay 2 per room in Alexander 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: Alexander Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning:  No
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

♦ Dorm does not have AC - Please bring a fan.

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.

MEALS

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.

Facilities

Henry C. Swasey Pool

Campers train each day at the Henry C. Swasey Pool which is the home of the New Hampshire Wildcats swimming and diving team. Located in UNH's Field House, the 25-yard pool has six lanes for competitive use with and attached 13-foot deep diving well that includes one and three meter duraflex boards. Completeing the facility is a 650 seat balcony for spectator seating at New Hampshire home meets. 

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)
  • 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.)
  • 9:30 pm Supervised free time in dorm
  • 10:00 pm Lights out!

Camper Reviews

New Hampshire Camper

  • 5/5.
Great quality camp

Hey Josh, I wanted to thank you again for all the tips and pointers you gave me at the New Hampshire Summer Camp. It was a fantastic experience for me to have worked with you and although you were tough on me, I enjoyed my sessions with you and actually had fun. I have seen progress in my swimming.

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New Hampshire Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Highly recommend

I'll be recommending the UNH Nike Swim Camp to other members of my high school team. I've been a competitive swimmer for 8 years but still learned a lot.

Parent of New Hampshire Overnight camper

  • 5/5.
Ideal

It was the ideal atmosphere for our son to hone and learn new stroke techniques. He learned a lot and had a GREAT time!! We found the staff to be very friendly, experienced and helpful.

New Hampshire Camper

  • 5/5.
Definitely be back!

My daughter attended camp last week and she had a wonderful time! The camp counselors were so helpful and accommodating. The coaches were amazing. They really helped her strokes. This was our second time at the camp. We will definitely be back!

New Hampshire Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Learn new skills

The Nike swim camp at the University of New Hampshire really improved my stroke technique. The drills we did and the tips we were given by the coaches really clicked for me.  Thanks so much!

Parent of New Hampshire camper

  • 5/5.
Meaningful Experience

The camp was very well organized and professionally run. Quality instructors with meaningful feedback at the end. An excellent camp that I will definitely be sending my son to in the future.

Parent of New Hampshire Overnight camper

  • 5/5.
Highlight of the summer

This was my daughter's 2nd year to attend Nike Swim Camp camp at New Hampshire. It has now become something she looks forward to every year. She enjoys every aspect of the camp!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Stroke Technique
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $595.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 9:00am-8:30pm $495.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.