Nike Swim Camp at Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo, Michigan

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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.

Highlights Include

  • 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
Camp Director

Kathy Milliken

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.

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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.

Learn more about Nike Swim Camp at Kalamazoo College

Pre-season Training Emphasis

Offers a 75/25 blend of physical and technical conditioning. The higher intensity of training is perfect for club swimmers, high school swimmers, and those that are interested in swimming in college. Campers receive advanced technical instruction in all four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns. Each camper is instructed in small groups with other swimmers of similar skill level by the camp director, coaches, and counselors. Campers also receive individual video analysis of their technique. 
 

Stroke Technique Emphasis

Offers a 75/25 blend of technical and physical conditioning. In this complete stroke technique camp swimmmers will receive detailed instruction on technique in all four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns. Each camper will be instructed in small groups with other swimmers of similar skill level by the camp director, coaches, and counselors. 
 
 

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.
 
 

Overnight Campers

Check-in
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.

Check-out
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
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 portable fan.
 
 

Commuter Campers

Sunday:
♦ Commuter Campers stay until 9:00pm.
♦ Dinner is provided.
 
Monday-Tuesday: 
♦ Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00am-9:00pm.
♦ Lunch and dinner provided.
 
Wednesday: 
♦ Commuter Camper Hours - 9:00-11:00am.
♦ Check-out is immediately after camp concludes with the closing ceremony.

 

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.


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!
Read camper reviews

Stephanie S.Kalamazoo College Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Great camp!

This camp was an excellent experience for me. I made a few good friends and also learned a lot about college swimming from the counselors that swim for Kalamazoo. The technique work was wonderful and the way that the coaches explained the drills was very easy to understand. Their explanations for why the certain techniques made you swim faster also made perfect sense, which proved why you should do them and that they really knew what they were talking about. All in all, it was a great camp that is definitely worth looking into.

Parent of Kalamazoo College Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved it!

My daughter did the high school training camp right before her season started. She loved the small size, the individualized instruction and being grouped with people of not only the same skill level, but the same age. She felt it was a great way to go into her fall high school season.

Grandparents of Kalamazoo College Camper

  • 4/5.
See you next year!

Our grand-daughter loves to swim and started swimming almost 2 years ago. She attended the Nike Camp at Kalamazoo College and stated she learned so much. She learned how to improve her butterfly as well as other strokes. She wants to attend again next year - and yes! we will pay for her to go again!

Parent of Kalamazoo College Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved the camper to coach ratio.

We loved the smaller camp size and camper to coach ratio. We've looked at camps that house up to 175 swimmers per session and can't imagine getting any individual attention from that.

Nike Swim Camp at Kalamazoo College

http://www.ussportscamps.com/images/made/assets/camps/swim/School Logo/kalamazoo_logo1_95_100.jpg Kathy Milliken, Camp Director Kalamazoo College
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006


1-800-645-3226

Nike Swim Camp at Kalamazoo College
  • 5/5.
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Camp Schedule & Fees

Kalamazoo College   Aug. 3 - Aug. 6, 2014 Register

Programs: Pre-season Training Emphasis

Age Group: 10 - 18 Gender: Co-Ed

Camp starts Sunday afternoon and concludes Wednesday at noon.

Overnight: $525.00 Availability: Open
Commuter 9:00am-9:00pm: $425.00 Availability: Open
Kalamazoo College   Aug. 3 - Aug. 6, 2014 Register

Programs: Stroke Technique Emphasis

Age Group: 10 - 18 Gender: Co-Ed

Camp starts Sunday afternoon and concludes Wednesday at noon.

Overnight: $525.00 Availability: Open
Commuter 9:00am-9:00pm: $425.00 Availability: Open

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

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