Nike Swim Camp at the College of New Jersey

Nike Swim Camp at the College of New Jersey
Nike Swim Camp at the College of New Jersey

The Nike Swim Camp at the College of New Jersey is back! TCNJ’s Georgian Colonial campus occupies 289 landscaped acres in suburban Ewing, New Jersey. The College is approximately 5 miles from Trenton, the state capital, 10 miles from Princeton, and one hour from both Philadelphia and New York.

The Nike Swim Camp New Jersey is directed by the College of New Jersey's Head Swim Coach, Brian Bishop. His curriculum is designed to help competitive swimmers improve their stroke technique so they can compete at the next level.

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
  • Every camper is eligible to receive merit-based prizes during camp

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Brian Bishop
Camp Director

Brian Bishop

Directing the camp is Brian Bishop, Men’s Head Swim Coach at the College of New Jersey. Bishop enters the 2014-15 season after enjoying an incredible journey last year. 

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The Lions placed sixth at the 2014 Division III Swimming and Diving National Championships, matching their best finish in program history. A pair of relay teams (200- and 400-freestyle relay events) won national titles and TCNJ claimed 25 All-American citations overall.

As a result, Bishop was named NCAA Division III National Swimming Coach of the Year.

Bishop has successfully guided swimmers to the NCAA Championships in each of the last 25 seasons producing two NCAA Division III National Champions, (Matt Stoll in 1994 and Steve Swenson in 2006) and pair of national champions in relay events (Joseph Dunn, Philip Hawley, Brett Pedersen and Stephen Gibson in the 200-free relay and Dunn, Stephen Tarnowski, Pedersen and Gibson in the 400-free relay) in 2014. A total of 64 different student-athletes have earned 219 All-America awards during Bishop's tenure. TCNJ’s men’s swimmers have placed in the top-20, 20 times at the NCAA’s, including 15 times in the top 15. In 2014, the Lions matched the 2010 squad in earning its highest finish at the NCAA’s by finishing in sixth place.

The Lions have had equal success in the classroom as well, earning nine CSCAA All-Academic Team Honors, 19 individual CSCAA All-Academic Honors and one CoSIDA Academic All-American (Andrew Girman in 2000).

TCNJ’s men have also dominated the METRO Conference Championships by winning 16 of the last 21 titles including nine in a row from 1994-2002 and seven in a row from 2006-07 through 2012-13, earning 16 titles overall.

The Lions have also had tremendous success in dual meets posting a 208-46 record, including three undefeated seasons (1993-1994, 1994-1995, and 1996-1997).

Bishop has produced one Olympic Swimmer (Davy Bisslik in 2004), who competed in the 100 fly in Athens, Greece. In addition, Bishop served as the coach for Aruba in a 2004 World Cup meet in Stockholm, Sweden and has served as an advisor to the Aruba Olympic Committee. Bishop also served as the president of the METRO Swimming Conference for six years.

Coach Bishop has been honored with several coaching and service awards, including the 1994 and 2010 Roy Van Ness Award. This award is given annually to a TCNJ Coach for outstanding success and leadership as voted by TCNJ’s Athletic Department. He was also named the NJAC Coach of the Year in 1990, 1994, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as the METRO Coach of the year in 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013. In 1989 he received a service award from AAHPERD, and in 2001 he received a service award from the NJSIAA.

In addition to a BS in Education, Bishop earned an MS in Sport Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Susan, currently reside in Langhorne, PA with their sons, Connor (20) and Bryce (16).

Bishop’s Year-by-Year Record:

  • 1989–90 4-5 .444
  • 1990–91 9-3 .750 4th at METs
  • 1991–92 10-3 .769 4th at METs
  • 1992–93 10-1 .909 26th at NCAAs, 3rd at METs
  • 1993–94 10-0 1.000 11th at NCAAs, MET Champions
  • 1994–95 9-0 1.000 22nd at NCAAs, MET Champions
  • 1995–96 7-2 .778 16th at NCAAs, MET Champions
  • 1996–97 10-0 1.000 16th at NCAAs, MET Champions
  • 1997–98 10-1 .909 11th at NCAAs, MET Champions
  • 1998–99 10-1 .909 17th at NCAAs, MET Champions
  • 1999–2000 9-1 .900 15th at NCAAs, MET Champions
  • 2000–01 10-1 .909 15th at NCAAs,MET Champions
  • 2001–02 7-2 .778 18th at NCAAs, MET Champions
  • 2002–03 9-4 .692 8th at NCAAs, MET Runners-up
  • 2003-04 7-3 .700 14th at NCAAs, MET Runners-up
  • 2004-05 7-3 .700 14th at NCAAs, MET Runners-Up
  • 2005-06 7-2 .778 12th at NCAAs, MET Runners-Up
  • 2006-07 6-3 .667 16th at NCAAs, MET Champions
  • 2007-08 7-3 .700 7th at NCAAs, MET Champions
  • 2008-09 10-1 .909 10th at NCAAs, MET Champions
  • 2009-10 9-1 .900 6th at NCAAs, MET Champions
  • 2010-11 8-2 .800 12th at NCAAs, MET Champions
  • 2011-12 9-1 .900 12th at NCAAs, MET Champions
  • 2012-13 8-1 .888 14th at NCAAs, MET Champions
  • 2013-14 6-2 .750 6th at NCAAs, MET Champions

Totals 208-46 .818 17 MET Titles

Camp Details

This year, TCNJ is offering onw week of overnight and day camp (9:00am-5:00pm) for ages 10-18. 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.

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch
• 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.


Check-in

  • Check-in takes place between 8:30-9:00am on Monday, July 6th at Travers Hall Lounge.  There will be a camp orientation meeting at 9:00am 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 5:00pm in the pool area, immediately following the swim meet on Thursday, July 9th. Parents are invited to attend the meet which starts at 2:00pm on the 9th.

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: Travers Hall Lounge
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.
♦ Please note: Triples are not available.

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.

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 College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey Aquatic Center measures 126 feet by 67 feet and the pool is divided by a moveable bulkhead that separates the diving well from the main pool. The diving well measures 67 feet by 48 feet and has 2 one-meter and 2 three-meter diving boards as well as 2 lap lanes. The main pool has 8 lap lanes that are 25 yards long.

The Nike Swim Camp New Jersey 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 Breakfast (overnighters)
  • 8:30 am Day Campers arrive, stretch
  • 9:00 am Opening Comments and Discussion
  • 9:15 am Pool Session 1
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Rest/Supervised Free Time
  • 1:30 pm Pool Session 2
  • 4:00 pm Day Campers depart
  • 5:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:30 pm Pool Session 3 - Starts, Turns, Relay Races
  • 9:30 pm Supervised free time in dorm
  • 10:00 pm Lights out!

Camper Reviews

Parent of TCNJ Campers

  • 5/5.
The best!

My kids had been to other swim camps, and they came home and said this was BY FAR the best!! I watched the interaction between the staff and my boys, and was so impressed by how well the coaches knew my kids. It was a wonderful experience for them!

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Parent of TCNJ Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing experience!

This experience was about so much more than swimming for my family. My 16 year old, who is quite hesitant about going away to college, had such an amazing experience. She gained so much confidence both in and out of the pool, she is seriously considering applying to TCNJ and living on campus. The lowered swim times are just an extra benefit.

TCNJ Camper

  • 5/5.
Great time!

I had an awesome week at Nike swim camp! I felt like part of a team right from the start! We worked and played hard and had a great time.

Parent of TCNJ Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Improve your stroke technique!

My daughter was able to drop a few seconds and get her gold time to qualify for Jr Olympics. She also mentioned that she felt faster after the camp and that her streamlining had improved.

Parent of TCNJ Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Definitely recommend.

I would definitely recommend this camp to other swimmers. My daughter Jenna really enjoyed it, and felt that she learned a lot as well. The swim instructors did a great job teaching and reinforcing stroke technique.

Parent of TCNJ Camper

  • 4/5.
Thanks!

Came home from camp, straight to division champs, 4 out of 5 best times right off the bat!

TCNJ Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Keep up the good work!

It just not any camp. It's a camp where excellent and top swimming drills are being taught. Keep up the good work!

Parent of TCNJ Camper

  • 5/5.
She had a blast!

This was an incredible experience for my daughter. She was so excited to fill me in on the day’s activities and even more excited to tell us what she was learning. I’ve never heard this type of excitement from my daughter about any camp or activity she has done in the past as we did with this camp. She now has a new spark for swimming and she can’t wait for her fall season to start. She had a blast.

Parent of TCNJ Camper

  • 5/5.
Had a great time.

Very well organized, great communication, safety first priority, positive instruction and highly motivational camp. We'd certainly recommend a Nike camp to everyone. 

Parent of TCNJ Camper

  • 5/5.
Nike knows camps!

Nike knows camps! The swim camp we attended was professionally run with the kids as the #1 priority. Counselors are top notch, and we never had to worry our child was not being looked after. Bravo, from an over protective parent!

TCNJ Camper

  • 4/5.
Practice Makes Perfect

The coaching staff was great. I had a really good time and learned new stuff to practice. 

Parent of TCNJ Camper

  • 5/5.
Big Thanks!

My son had a great time. He was excited to attend everyday and learned so much!!!! As a new swimmer this experience was outstanding. 

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Stroke Technique
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM-5:00PM $405.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $595.00
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.