Nike Swim Camp at Seattle University

Nike Swim Camp at Seattle University
Nike Swim Camp at Seattle University

Seattle University, located in downtown Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, hosts its 8th annual Nike Swim Camp in 2014. With state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent coaching staff headed by Craig Nisgor, the Head Men's and Women's Swim coach at Seattle University, come see why this has been a camper favorite for the past 7 summers.

Instruction takes place at SU’s Connolly Athletic Center, the home of TWO indoor 25-yard x 6 lane pools. 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.

Highlights Include

  • Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming
  • Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Two daily water sessions; one daily dry-land session
  • 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

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 in the Spring. 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 1:00pm-2:00pm on Sunday (June 22 and June 29)

Check-out

A Closing Ceremony will take place at 11:30am on Wednesday (June 25 and July 2)

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Housing & Roommates

Campers stay 2 per room 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: Chadrin Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
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.

Day Campers (9:00 AM - 5:15 PM)

• Check-in takes place between 1:30pm-2:00pm on Sunday (June 22 and June 29)
• All day campers are invited to stay until 9:00pm on the first day with dinner included.
• A Closing Ceremony will take place at 11:30am on Wednesday (June 25 and July 2)
• Check-out immediately follwing.
Day Camper Schedule: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-TUE 9AM-5:15PM, WED 9AM-12PM

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.

Facilities

The Nike Swim Camp at Seattle 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

  • 7:30 am Wake-up
  • 8:00 am Breakfast
  • 8:45 am Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:00 am Pool Session 1 - Drills and Skills
  • 10:00 am Lecture
  • 10:45 am Pool Session 2 - Continue Stroke Technique
  • 11:40 am Dryland Exercises
  • 12:15 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Free Time
  • 2:00 pm Pool Session 3 - Drills and Skills
  • 3:00 pm Lecture
  • 3:40 pm Pool Session 4 - Continue Stroke Technique
  • 4:40 pm Camp Sprints
  • 5:15 pm Day Campers Depart
  • 5:30 pm Dinner
  • 6:30 pm Supervised Activities (Skit night, Movie night, etc.)
  • 10:00 pm Overnight Campers to rooms, lights out!

Meet Camp Coaches

Craig Nisgor
Camp Director

Craig Nisgor

Directing the camp is Craig Nisgor, Head Men's and Women's Swim coach at Seattle University. An assistant coach at Brown University for four years, he enters his third season as the head coach of the Seattle University.

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In the 2012-2013 swim season, the women's team competed in the WAC while the men continued to compete in the MPSF conference. Kevlyn Richards qualified for the World Championship Trials and broke the school record in the breaststroke at the WAC championships. Men's swimming member Tomas Mendez-Beck also broke a seven-year school record in the butterfly, and the men's team had 10 student-athletes receive MPSF All-Academic honors. The Western Athletic Conference reinstated men's swimming and diving for the 2013-2014 season.

He stabilized the Seattle U swim program, helping the team post at least one time within the all-time top ten lists for every event. He also coached Kevlyn Richards to a qualifying time for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Nisgor joined Brown's coaching staff in July 2007 as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, involved with all aspects of the Bears program including on-deck coaching, administrative duties, pool management, and season planning. Nisgor helped coach Brown's first Academic All-American in program history as well as three qualifiers for the U.S. Olympic Trials as the Bears set 28 school records and established 25 percent of the all-time top 10 times over the past four years.

Nisgor came to Brown from the University of Alabama, where he was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for four seasons. While at Alabama, he experienced a great deal of success as he helped coach a two-time NCAA 200 breaststroke champion, the 2006 200 breaststroke world champion, and 22 All-Americans.

From 2000-2003, Nisgor was the top assistant coach at Davidson College, helping the Wildcats establish 19 new school records and post 40 percent of the program's all-time top-10 performances. Nisgor has also spent time as an assistant coach at American University (2000), the University of Virginia (1999), Ball State (1996-98), and the University of Buffalo (1995-96).

Nisgor earned a bachelor's degree in exercise studies with a concentration in athletic training from the University of Buffalo in 1996. He went on to earn a master's degree in athletic administration from Ball State in 1998.

Camper Reviews

Parent of Seattle University Camper

  • 5/5.
Great quality camp.

Program was well thought out, organized and balanced with in and out of pool training. The staff was very friendly and personable. Great overall experience for the camper who is looking to improve but to also have a great time and make new friends while doing it. We are already looking forward to next year.

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Seattle University Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Best experience!

This camp was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I learned so much and made so many new friends. We all keep in touch and it’s a great way to meet new people. My times have improved so much and I am winning my events with less trouble. This has been so great. Thank you to all the counselors and coaches!

Parent Seattle University Camper

  • 5/5.
Thanks!

My son attended this swim camp with a friend, and they both loved it! When I picked them up at the end, the first thing they said was that they wanted to come back next summer. I appreciated the safe environment, the fun and energetic atmosphere, and the skill with which the coaches taught swimmers.

Ashley H.Seattle University Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Great time!

I enjoyed the Nike Swim Camp at Seattle U. We did some fun new drills that are different from the usual ones that we do at my swim club. Watching video of the best swimmers in America like Michael Phelps and Rebecca Soni was interesting and helpful. 

Seattle University Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved camp!

I LOVED CAMP! Not only did I love the swimming but I also loved the activities we did after meals. The camp provided me the opportunity to make some great friends and learn new techniques that I can take with me into next season. Thank you Nike Swim Camps!

Parent of Seattle University Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved it!

This is the first swim camp my son has ever attended. He loved it. His first comments after the camp were "can I go again next year."

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