Nike Swim Camp at Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon
Oregon State University is located in Corvallis, a vibrant college town of 55,000 in the heart of Western Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Oregon State provides a wonderful setting for a Nike Swim Camp.
The Nike Swim Camp at Oregon State University is designed to help competitive swimmers improve their stroke technique so they can 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.
- 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
Meet your coaching staff
When Larry Liebowitz learned he was the new women's swimming head coach at Oregon State in 2003, the word had to go a ways to reach him. He was in South Korea as head coach of the United States men's team at the World University Games.
That's a good example of Liebowitz's coaching career - guiding competitors at the highest level in the U.S. and internationally.
Liebowitz has coached some of the best swimmers to come through Oregon State including recently graduated Saori Haruguchi. Haruguchi holds four Oregon State swimming records and represented her home country of Japan in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
Liebowitz, who has extensive international and club coaching experience, spent eight seasons as assistant head coach for the women's and men's programs at Southern California before coming to Oregon State prior to the 2003-04 season.Read Full Bio
Since his arrival seven years ago, Liebowitz has led the Beavers to Pacific-10 Conference seventh-place finishes five out of his seven years and OSU earned its highest ever finish in the NCAA Championships - finishing 20th during the 2003-04 campaign. The Beavers have 21st and 23rd at the NCAA Championships in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
Liebowitz has coached six of the eight Oregon State All-Americans since his arrival in 2004 and coached the first All-American relay team at Oregon State in 2007 (800 freestyle relay).
In the summer of 2010, Liebowitz led eight United States swimmers to the Inaugural 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore.
Liebowitz served as an assistant coach for the U.S. men's team at the 1999 Pan American Games and was also an assistant coach at the 1997 World University Games. He was coach of the United States men's team in the 1995 Pan Am Games and coach of the 1988 Costa Rica Olympic team.
Liebowitz earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Oakland University in 1973. A native of Detroit, he competed in swimming two years for Wayne State before transferring to Oakland.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 am Breakfast (overnighters)
- 8:50 am Extended Day Campers arrive
- 9:00 am Opening Comments and Discussion
- 9:15 am Pool Session 1
- Noon Lunch
- 1:00 pm Supervised Free Time
- 2:00 pm Pool Session 2 & Dry land exercises
- 5:00 pm Dinner
- 6:30 pm Evening Activities
- 8:30 pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 9:30 pm Supervised free time in dorm
- 10:00 pm Lights out!