Nike Swim Camp at Franklin & Marshall College

Nike Swim Camp at Franklin & Marshall College
Nike Swim Camp at Franklin & Marshall College

US Sports Camps is proud to partner with Ben Delia in offering a Nike Swim Camp at Franklin & Marshall College. This is our 3rd summer at F&M which is located in historic Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 80 miles west of Philadelphia. With it's top notch facilities, great coaches and beautiful campus, Franklin & Marshall is fast becoming a camper favorite!

The Nike Swim Camp at Franklin & Marshall College is designed to bring out the very best in every swimmer we coach. To achieve this goal we will approach each camper as an individual and challenge each individual's mental, technical and physical fitness in the hopes of fine tuning a more complete swimmer. Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other swimmers having similar abilities and goals.  

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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Ben Delia
Camp Director

Ben Delia

Ben Delia enters his fourth year at the helm of the Franklin & Marshall men's and women's swimming programs in 2014-15. In his first three years at F&M, the Diplomats have produced 29 All-Centennial Conference (CC) Team recipients, while capturing nine gold medals at the conference championship meet.

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A total of 22 school records have been set during his three seasons, as F&M swimmers have also earned 12 NCAA B-Cut qualifying times. Delia led the men to a fifth-place finish at the 2014 CC Championships and the women’s team to a third-place showing. Under Delia’s guidance, Jillian Albus ’17 was named the conference’s “Outstanding Rookie Swimmer” at the event, while Katherine Grant competed at the NCAA Championships for the second-consecutive year. 

In 2013, Delia guided both the men and women to third-place finishes at the CC Championship meet, while Katie Grant became the first F&M female swimmer to earn All-America honors since 2010, claiming the nod in both the 500 and 1650 freestyle.

Prior to coming to Lancaster, Delia spent the previous four years as the head women's swimming coach at Randolph-Macon College. At Randolph-Macon, Delia’s women’s team finished second at the ODAC Championships each year and compiled a dual meet record of 27-12. Swimmers rewrote the record book 18 times, while the 2008-09 team set a program record for dual meet victories with 11. At the conference level, R-MC swimmers earned 30 All-ODAC selections, won 13 conference event championships and set 2 conference records. In 2011, Delia was named the ODAC Coach of the Year after his swimmers won 9 of 18 championship events and swept the postseason conference awards. 

Delia began his coaching career with a stint as assistant coach at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. after a successful four-year career at Hamilton College. As a student-athlete at Hamilton, Delia was a member of the All-NESCAC team and was a championship finalist on several occasions. 

Delia still competes as an elite amateur triathlete. He has earned USA Triathlon All-American honors on several occasions, and also finished in the top 100 at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in 2010. 

A native of Oswego, N.Y., Delia graduated from Hamilton in May of 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a concentration in economics. He earned his Master's Degree in economics from Trinity College in 2007.

Camp Details

Come join Ben Delia and his staff this summer for a great week of swim instruction. This year, F&M is offering two weeks of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) for ages 9-18. Our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

• 4 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.

Session I (June 21st-25th)

Check-in

  • Check-in takes place between 12:00pm-2:00pm on Sunday, June 21st at Marshall Hall.
  • Extended Day Campers will depart the first evening at 9:00pm. Dinner is provided.
  • Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-12AM

Check-out

  • A closing ceremony will be held at 11:15 am in the Pool Balcony on Thursday, June 25th.
  • Check-out takes place at 12:00pm.

Session II (June 27th-July 1st)

Check-in

  • Check-in takes place between 12:00pm-2:00pm on Saturday, June 27th at Marshall Hall.
  • Extended Day Campers will depart the first evening at 9:00pm. Dinner is provided.
  • Extended Day Camp hours: SAT 2PM-9PM, SUN-TUE 9AM-9PM, WED 9AM-12AM

Check-out

  • A closing ceremony will be held at 11:15 am in the Pool Balcony on Wednesday, July 1st.
  • Check-out takes place at 12:00pm.​

*Parents are encouraged to attend the closing ceremony

Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates
Campers stay 2 per room in Marshall 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: Marshall Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not Provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times.
 
♦ Dorm has AC - No Fan needed

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.

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

Kunkel Aquatic Center

Instruction takes place at the Kunkel Aquatic Center a 21,000 square foot natatorium housing the 50-meter x 25 yard McGinness Pool which is home to the Diplomats. McGinness Pool is the site of the annual Centennial Conference Swimming Championships.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:00 am Breakfast (overnighters)
  • 8:50 am Extended Day Campers arrive
  • 9:00 am Daily Swimming Lecture
  • 9:45 am Stretching & Swim Workout
  • 11:30 am Videotaping Session
  • Noon Lunch
  • 12:45 pm Free Time
  • 2:00 pm Dryland Workout
  • 2:45 pm Video Review Session
  • 3:15 pm Technique & Skills Session
  • 5:30 pm Free Time / Dinner
  • 7:00 pm Evening Group Activity
  • 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 pm Lights out!

Camper Reviews

Parent of Franklin & Marshall Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Improve your stoke technique and get better this summer!

I would recommend the Nike swim camp at Franklin & Marshall to any teen who is interested in improving their techniques and timing. The counselors were knowledgeable, caring and patient. As a first time experience for our child, we felt she was safe, well cared for and given helpful instruction.

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Parent of Franklin & Marshall Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to go again!

This was my daughter's 1 overnight camp experience (10 yrs old). When I left her at camp I felt the team they had was very capable and I was happy for her to have the experience. She loved it and can not wait to go again next year!

Sarah W.Franklin & Marshall Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Great camp!

This camp gave me the opportunity to improve my technique in swimming while meeting a diverse group of swimmers!

Parent of Franklin & Marshall Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Thank You!

My 11 year old daughter loved the camp, she had 6 months experience before and is now very excited about swimming. Thank you, she is really into the sport now!

Parent of Franklin & Marshall Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved Camp

Our daughter loved the camp and the coaches. Thanks for the great time!!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Stroke Technique
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $445.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $575.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Stroke Technique
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp starts late afternoon on Saturday and concludes at noon on Wednesday
Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $445.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $575.00
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.