Nike Swim Camp at Fairfield University

Nike Swim Camp at Fairfield University
Nike Swim Camp at Fairfield University

After a two year hiatus due to pool construction USSC is excited to be back at Fairfield University this coming summer. Fairfield University is situated on a beautiful, 200-acre campus with picturesque views of the Long Island Sound and located just one hour from New York City. This camp offers competitive swimmers a challenging yet fun session of swim technique and training.

Direcring camp this summer is Janelle Atkinson-Wignall, Head Swim Coach at Fairfield. Registration will be limited to 45 campers per session. Both sessions are expected to sell out quickly so we encourage you to register early! 

The Nike Swim Camp at Fairfield 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.

Highlights Include

  • Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming
  • Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • 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
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Anthony Bruno
Camp Director

Anthony Bruno

Directing camp this summer at Farifield University, is Anthony Bruno, Head Coach of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs. 

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Anthony Bruno has been named the Head Coach of the Fairfield University men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs, as announced by Director of Athletics Gene Doris. Bruno joins the Stags with seven years of collegiate coaching experience including the past four seasons on the coaching staff at Iona College.

He spent three seasons as the Assistant Coach with the Gaels before being named the Associate Head Coach this past fall. Bruno helped direct new training programs that led to 19 individual records and 41 program records during his time at Iona. He also oversaw the academic progress of the student-athletes during a time in which the women’s program achieved the nation’s highest GPA in Division I.

The Southbury native also coaches at the Westchester Country Club where has been since 2014 working with all age groups. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Coach at Wesleyan University from 2010-2013 where he was an integral part of recruiting and coaching for the Cardinals.

At the collegiate level, Bruno competed for Springfield College earning All-American honorable mention twice as part of the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay, while earning a degree in Movement and Sports Studies in 2009. 

Camp Details

The Nike Swim Camp at Fairfield University will focus on providing a well-rounded and balanced camp experience that teaches swimmers the necessary skills to enjoy a lifetime of success in swimming. Swimmers train each day in the eight-lane, 25-meter Alumni Pool. Located in the University’s Leslie C. Quick RecPlex, the Aquatics Center is the home of the Stags swimming and diving programs. 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.   


• 3 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: MON-WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 9AM-11:30AM 


• Lunch
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THURS 9AM-11:30AM

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: All campers check-in Monday, June 19th between between 8:00-9:00am at Loyola Hall
  • Session II: All campers check-in Monday, June 26th between between 8:00-9:00am at Loyola Hall


  • There will be a closing ceremony at 11:30am at the pool on Thursday.  All campers must check-out immediately following the ceremony at 12:00pm.

Housing & Roommates

Campers stay 2‐per room in Gonzaga Hall and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 10 days before the start of camp. After that, the request can't be guaranteed. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. Boys and girls are housed on seperate floors with gender specific counselors on them.

  • Dorm: Loyola Hall
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning:  No • Dorm DOES NOT have AC - Please bring a fan
  • 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.


  • Campers check-in between 8:00-9:00am
  • Campers will depart that evening at 8:00pm after swimming, dinner and orientation
  • Extended Day Camp hours: MON-WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 9AM-11:30AM 


  • Campers check-in between 8:00-9:00am
  • Campers will depart that evening at 8:00pm after swimming, dinner and orientation
  • Extended Day Camp hours: MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THURS 9AM-11:30AM


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.


Fairfield University 

Located in the New England region of the United States, Fairfield University is situated on a pastoral campus offering scenic views of Long Island Sound.  Rolling hills, sprawling lawns, picturesque ponds, and bucolic wooded areas make it a setting ideal for camp.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 am Breakfast (overnighters)
  • 8:50 am Day Campers arrive, stretch
  • 9:00 am Opening Comments and Discussion
  • 9:15 am Pool Session 1
  • 11:00 am Dry Land and Flexibility Exercises
  • Noon Lunch, rest and free time
  • 2:00 pm Pool Session 2
  • 4:00 pm Day campers depart
  • 5:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:30 pm Pool Session 3 or Evening Activities
  • 9:30 pm Supervised free time in dorm
  • 10:00 pm Lights out!

Camper Reviews

S.B. Parent of a Fairfield Overnight Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Wonderful Time!

This was my daughter's first experience at a sleep-away camp and she had a wonderful time. She met new friends and said it was the most intense work-out she's ever had. The drills were broken down step-by-step which enabled her to grasp it more quickly and apply the techniques. The coaches were very encouraging and gave real-time feedback. It was just the right level of direction for her. She met a really nice group of girls -- which elevated the experience for her. It gave her a real sense of independence. I hope they run this program next year (same dates and location) as I would definitely send her back.

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G.P.Parent of a Fairfield Overnight Camper '17

  • 4/5.
Loved it!

My daughter loved the technical work on strokes. There was a nice balance of work and fun and although she went with some swim team friends, she came home with some new friends as well! It will be fun for her to see them at club meets in the future.

J.S.Parent of a Fairfield Day Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Great experience!

At first my son was concerned there would be too much swimming. Once he got there, he found that the coaches and overall staff made the days go quickly and he had a great experience. He enjoyed training with a variety of ages and I think swimming with the older kids camp him a chance to push himself. He will go again next year, maybe even as an overnighter. it was a great experience for him.

J.H.Parent of a Fairfield Overnight Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Noticeable improvement!

Each one of my son's strokes improved dramatically in a very short time. He also had a great time and could see his hard work payoff almost immediately!

A.D.Parent of a Fairfield Overnight Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Great camp!

Wonderfully fun & challenging. The coaches were amazing & knowledgeable. My daughter had an absolute blast and learned so much from just 4 days. We can't thank the coachs & camp enough!

S.F.Parent of a Fairfield Overnight Camper '17

  • 4/5.
Great dryland workouts!

My son seemed to enjoy the whole camp. He enjoyed hanging out the boys (even though a small portion of the campers were male). He liked dry land even though he said it was harder than he typical does.

E.V.Parent of a Fairfield Overnight Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Start as a team, finish as a team!

Our camper learned many skills and techniques this week. She loved meeting new friends and loved her new motto: "start as a team, finish as a team"

Parent of a Fairfield Overnight Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Noticeable improvement!

Highlights include free time actvitied and focus on her stroke improvement. Watching her in the last day camp meet I saw noticeable improvement. This cmap was very good for her technique and confidence in the pool.  She will be going to more Nike swim camps!

A.P.Fairfield Overnight Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Memorable experience!

The highlights of camp were staying overnight, making new friends, and learning new techniques. Dryland games were fun too. Already noticeable improvement in stroke technique and speed! Thank you for a memorable experience.

Cheshire Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend this camp!

The Nike Swim Camp had a lot of activities and workouts that had us working hard. It helped me with a lot of my technique and my different strokes. I learned a lot about how my different strokes could have been changed to be better for a faster swim. I do recommend this camp. 

Parent of Cheshire Camper '16

  • 4/5.
Good instruction!

The staff was super friendly and nice. The food was delicious, says my 11 year old. Good instruction!

Parent of Cheshire Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Will be back next year!

The one week of Nike Swim Camp with Janelle Atkinson was a great experience for my 13 year old. The tips she gave her on every stroke and her starts/ turns has made a dramatic difference! She will be back next year for sure!

Cheshire Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Very happy!

Very happy, loved the Nike Swim Camp and can't wait to go back next year!

Parent of Cheshire Camper '15

  • 5/5.

Nike swim camp was an extremely fun and effective way for my son to perfect his technique, while also growing his love for the sport. He met many fellow swimmers from across the state, and remains friends with them now.

Parent of Cheshire Camper '15

  • 3/5.
Very pleased!

This was our first Nike Camp and my daughter was very pleased with her experience. The training was "just enough", not too overwhelming and more importantly the campers were nice, friendly and inviting. My only criticism would be "we wanted the program to be longer".

Parent of Cheshire Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Thanks so much!

My daughter had an amazing time. She informed me that she's "definitely going back next year!" Thank you so much! 

Parent of Fairfield University Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Definitely be back!

My daughter was very impressed with the coaching staff and how they took a personal interest in each swimmer. We will definitely be back next year!

Jody G.Fairfield University Camper '14

  • 5/5.

The small group instruction is the best way to learn. It is fun being with other campers and coaches who are able to work with us one-on-one when needed. Awesome camp!!

Parent of Fairfield University Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Very impressed!

I was very impressed with the knowledge and expertise of the swim counselors. They were a great influence on my daughter.

Fairfield University Overnight Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Best camp!

The Nike Swim Camp was a tremendous learning experience both in and out of the pool.

Parent of Fairfield Campers'13

  • 5/5.
Great influence on my kids!

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

Parent of Fairfield Camper'13

  • 4/5.
Awesome Improvements

I noticed some great improvements in my son's swimming. His breaststroke and free seemed to have really improved. He says he really enjoyed camp and would return next year.

Parent of Fairfield Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Thank You!

Thank you. My daughter never wants camp to end!

Camp Dates & Prices

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