Nike Swim Camp at Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo, Michigan
Kalamazoo College, located in a quiet residential section of Kalamazoo in scenic southwest Michigan, offers a beautiful hilltop campus, top-notch facilities and is a ideal location for camp. Kalamazoo is located approximately 35 miles from Lake Michigan and 140 miles from both Detroit and Chicago on Interstate 94.
Designed for competitive swimmers to improve and refine their stroke technique the Nike Swim Camp at Kalamazoo College will give you the edge you need to compete at the next level.
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.
- Pre-season Training Emphasis (75/25 physical to technical conditioning)
- Stroke Technique Emphasis (75/25 technical to physical conditioning)
- 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
Kalamazoo College Campus
The hilltop campus covers nearly 60 acres. Campers train each day at the Kalamazoo College Natatorium and will reside in Crissey Hall which is an upper class living community and located on the north-east end of campus. Crissey offers suite-style living with an open community feel and is conveniently located right next to the Natatorium.
Meet your coaching staff
Kathy Milliken begins her eleventh season as head men’s and women’s swimming coach in 2013-14.
In addition to her coaching duties, Milliken is a faculty member in the department of physical education. She also supervises the aquatic facility and teaches activity and academic classes.Read Full Bio
Milliken came to Kalamazoo College from Denison University (Ohio) where she served as an assistant swim coach for both the men’s and women’s teams since 2000. Milliken helped lead Denison’s women’s team to an NCAA III National Championship in 2001, a runner-up finish in 2002, and a fourth place finish in 2003. Denison’s men’s team finished fifth in the nation in 2001 and 2003, and seventh in 2002.
Milliken graduated from Denison in 1999 with a degree in communication and history. She was a four-year letterwinner in swimming and served as team captain in 1998-99. She swam to seven NCAA III All-America performances and recorded pool, school, and conference records during her senior season.
Milliken completed a master's degree in physical education at Western Michigan University in 2006.
Pre-season Training Emphasis
Stroke Technique Emphasis
Check-in takes place between 1:00-2:00pm on Sunday, August 3rd at Crissy Hall. 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.
A closing ceremony will be held at 11:00am in the pool area, immediately following the swim meet on Wednesday, August 6th. Overnight Campers must check out of Severn Hall by 12:00pm.
Housing & Roommates
Campers stay in 5 & 6 person suites that include two double rooms, one or two single rooms, a lounge and a bathroom. Roommates are assigned first by request and then by age and gender. Boys and girls are housed on seperate floors with gender specific counselors on them.
Dorm: Crissey Hall
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 portable fan.
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 and rest
- 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.)
- 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 pm Lights out!