Nike Swim Camp at Nazareth College

Nike Swim Camp at Nazareth College
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Nike Swim Camp at Nazareth College

Come join us this summer at the Nike Swim Camp at Nazareth College, located in Western New York State, in Monroe County, in a charming suburb of Rochester. This camp offers competitive swimmers a challenging yet fun week of swim technique and training. Our goal is to bring out the very best in every swimmer we coach.

Home to Nazareth College’s Men's and Women's Swimming teams, campers receive instruction and work on their stroke technique in the Shults Center Pool, a 25-yard x 6 lane pool with a diving well and one meter board.

This camp 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
  • Instruction takes place each day in the Shults Center
  • 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
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Scott Whitbeck
Camp Director

Scott Whitbeck

Scott Whitbeck, head coach at SUNY New Paltz for eight seasons, was named in May 2016 as head coach of the Nazareth College men's and women's swimming and diving teams. He is the sixth head coach in the Golden Flyers' history and replaced Martie Staser, who coached the men's and women's teams for 12 seasons.

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A native of Northville, Michigan, Whitbeck directed the Hawks to unparalleled success during his time there. The 2015-16 season was possibly the best in the school's history as both the men's and women's teams placed second at the SUNYAC Championships. For the men's team, it was the highest finish since a second-place result in 1994. The women's team also placed second in 2011, when Whitbeck was recognized as SUNYAC Coach of the Year.

At New Paltz, Whitbeck's swimmers won 46 conference titles in relays and individual events. His teams set school records in 17 of 19 women's events and 11 of 19 men's events. Six of his swimmers have been recognized with either the James Fulton (men's) or Grace Mowatt (women's) award, a conference honor that recognizes academic and athletic achievement.

Whitbeck also guided five swimmers to the NCAA meet in 2013 and each earned honorable mention All-American honors.

Before landing at New Paltz, Whitbeck had assistant coaching stints at University of Massachusetts and at the College of Wooster. In two seasons at UMass, Whitbeck helped the men's team to two Atlantic 10 Conference titles and 12 school records. Among the highlights in his two seasons at Wooster was coaching Elizabeth Roesch to an NCAA title in the 1,650-yard freestyle.

Whitbeck also has experience as aquatics director at New Paltz and has been the director of the New Paltz Elite Swim Camp since 2009.

Whitbeck excelled as a swimmer at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, where he was a 12-time All-American and a two-time Academic All-American. He still holds school records there for the 1,000- and 1,650-yard freestyles. He served as team captain in 2004 and was named the team's Most Valuable Swimmer. He went on to earn an NCAA post-graduate scholarship and the Charles Monroe departmental award for excellence in Economics.

Whitbeck earned an undergraduate degree in Economics and Business from Kalamazoo as well as Master's degrees in Business Administration and Sport Management from UMass.

Camp Details

The Nike Swim Camp at Nazareth College is a 5 day, highly technical swim camp designed to develop the skills of a competitive swimmer.  All ability levels are welcome to come to the camp, but campers, at minimum, need to have had at least one season of training with a team and have a broad knowledge of all four strokes (i.e. this is not a lessons camp).  The camp will be split into two separate camps, depending on the interest of the athlete.

Technique Camp

This camp is geared towards swimmers ages 9-18 with the goals of perfecting stroke mechanics and increasing overall knowledge of the sport.  Campers will receive instruction on each of the four major strokes and work on the skill aspects (starts, turns, finishes) of each.  Daily videos and lectures will supplement the drill instruction to enhance the athletes’ knowledge of key parts of swimming such as nutrition, goal setting, stretching, and race preparation.  The camp will include both instruction as well as fun activities each night. 

Intensive Camp

This camp, for those ages 11-18, is designed for the highly competitive swimmer that wants a combination of technique/lectures and also at least one good workout a day.  These campers will have a two hour workout built into the format of the camp to ensure a high level of physical fitness throughout the week.  The lectures and videos of this camp are more focused on training the elite swimmer and how to develop an athlete to compete at the highest levels.  This camp will also include fun activities each day/night.  

More Important Camp Details


• 4 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 9AM-8:30PM, TUE-THURS 9AM-8:30PM, FRI 9AM-NOON


• Lunch • Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap

Camp Info

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 takes place between 9:00-11:00am on Monday, July 10th. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 11:00am and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time. Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 8:30 p.m. after swimming, dinner and orientation.

There will be a closing ceremony at 11:30am on Friday with check-out immediately following. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.


Roommates & Housing
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: O'Connor Hall
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning:  NO A/C - 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.


Extended Day Campers check-in at 9:00am on the first day. Arrive dressed and ready to swim. At that time, you will be assigned a counselor and you will be given a complete schedule of all events during the week. Departure each day is around 9:00pm for Extended Day Campers.
Daily Schedule: MON 9AM-8:30PM, TUE-THURS 9AM-8:30PM, FRI 9AM-NOON


Day Campers check-in at 9:00am on the first day. Arrive dressed and ready to swim. At that time, you will be assigned a counselor and you will be given a complete schedule of all events during the week. Day campers depart at 5:00pm.


All meals are included for overnight campers. Lunch and dinner is included for Extended Day Campers. Lunch and Dinner (on the 1st day) is included for Day Campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day.

A Day At Camp

Technique Camp: Daily Schedule

  • 6:15-7:30am | Optional Workout
  • 7:30-8:30am | Breakfast
  • 9:00-11:30am | Morning Session
  • 11:30-2:00pm | Lunch & Rest
  • 2:00-4:30pm | Afternoon Session
  • 5:00-6:00pm | Dinner
  • 6:00-9:00pm | Evening activities

Intensive Camp: Daily Schedule

  • 6:15-7:30am | Optional workout
  • 7:30-8:30am | Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:30am | Morning lectures and dryland
  • 10:30-12:30pm | Main workout
  • 12:30-2:00pm | Lunch and down time
  • 2:00-5:00pm | Afternoon session (lectures and drills)
  • 5:00-6:00pm | Dinner
  • 6:00-9:00pm | Evening activities


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.


Nazareth College

Nazareth Colelge has more than 150 acres of expansive lawns, shady woodland groves, and landscaped gardens which provide the perfect backdrop for studying or kicking around a soccer ball.

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This camp will be offered for the 1st time in 2017!

Camp Dates & Prices

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