Nike Swim Camp at Utah State University

Nike Swim Camp at Utah State University
Nike Swim Camp at Utah State University

The 2015 Utah Nike Swim Camp returns to Utah State University this coming August with a NEW Camp Director! Geoff Hanson, a Utah native, and the current Head Swim Coach at Western State Colorado University, and former Assistant Swim Coach at the University of Arizona, is excited for the opportunity and looks forward to directing camp this summer. Space is limited to 50 campers so we encourage you to register early to secure your spot.

Utah State's campus is situated on 500 beautiful acres and is only one mile northeast of downtown Logan, at the mouth of Logan Canyon, and 90 minutes north of Salt Lake City. Once at the Nike Swim Camp at Utah State the focus and design of the curriculum is to provide competitive swimmers an exciting week of camp where they are challenged to improve their stroke technique through mental, technical, and physical training. 

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

Geoff Hanson
Camp Director

Geoff Hanson

Directing camp this summer is Western State Colorado University women's swimming and diving Head Coach, Geoff Hanson.

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Hanson previously coached at the University of Arizona for two years as the head assistant coach. He work primarily with Arizona's distance freestyle and medley swimmers while also handling recruiting for the men's team.

Before Arizona, Hanson coached for 12 seasons at the University of Wisconsin in the assistant head coach capacity. Hanson was instrumental in leading the Badgers to its highest finish at the NCAA Championships along with mentoring the program's first-ever individual national champion in 2011.  Hanson's primary duties at Wisconsin included working with distance and IM swimmers as well as being the director of Badger swim camps.

Hanson made his way to Wisconsin from a previous stint at the University of Arizona, his alma mater, where he served as a volunteer assistant coach for two years. Hanson worked with the middle distance and distance swimmers in weight training and cross training, as well as stroke and technique work.

During that time he also was the assistant senior coach, head developmental coach and masters assistant coach with Hillenbrand Aquatics of Tucson, Ariz.

Hanson was a four-year letter winner and two-time team captain at Arizona. He was a 1996 NCAA All-American and a Pac-10 Conference finalist for four years. Hanson also was a finalist at the U.S. Nationals.

A 1998 graduate of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in history and a minor in sociology, Hanson earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors and was a four-time Mary Roby Academic Achievement award recipient.

Camp Details

This summer, Utah State is offering one session of overnight and day camp (9:00am-5:00pm) for ages 9-18. Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other swimmers having similar abilities and goals. The camp staff accommodates 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 1:00-2:00pm on Monday, August 10th at Bullen 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. The first pool session will be at 3:30pm.

Check-out

Check-out takes place at 11:30am on Thursday, August 13th. A closing ceremony will take place at Bullen Hall at 11:30am.  Parents are invited to this! Check out immediately following the ceremony.

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: Bullen Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Provided
Air Conditioning:  No
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

♦ No AC in dorm - Portable Fan (optional)
♦ Sheets, pillow & blanket are provided

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.

Day Campers Schedule

Monday: Day Campers stay until 8:00pm. Dinner is provided.
Tuesday-Wednesday: Day Camper Hours - 8:50am-5:00pm. Lunch is provided.
Thursday: All campers must check-out after the closing ceremony at 11:30am.
First Day of Camp: Day Campers should arrive dressed and ready to swim. You will be assigned a counselor and given a complete schedule of all events during the week.

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

Utah State University 

The HPER Building (Health, Physical Education and Recreation) located on the Utah State campus has two inddor pools located behind the check-in desk at the locker room entrance.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 am Breakfast (overnighters)
  • 8:30 am Day & Ext. Day Campers arrive, stretch
  • 9:00 am Opening Comments and Discussion
  • 9:30 am Pool Session 1
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Rest/Supervised Free Time/Camp Activities
  • 3:00 pm Pool Session 2
  • 4:30 pm Day Campers depart
  • 5:00 pm Dinner
  • 7:00 pm Pool Session 3 or Evening Activities
  • 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
  • 10:00 pm Lights out!

Camper Reviews

Utah State Overnight Swim Camper

  • 5/5.
Great Time!

This camp was great! I had a super fun time and met some really cool friends in my dorm! I would definitely recommend this swim camp for all swimmers wanting to improve their strokes and technique while having fun at the same time!

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Grandparent of Utah State Swim Camper

  • 4/5.
Fun Experience

Great experience to learn and have solid happy memories forever of new friends made and enjoyed. My grandaughter would return in a heartbeat. 

Utah State Overnight Swim Camper

  • 4/5.
Learned so much!

I really liked the Utah St Swim Camp. The coaching staff were amazing and I learned so much! 

Parent of Utah State Swim Camper

  • 5/5.
Positive Atmosphere

I appreciated the way the staff recognized the efforts of all the campers. They went our of their way to make people feel positive about themselves.

Utah State Swim Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved Camp!

This camp is awesome! Not only do you learn new stuff but you also make amazing new friends!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Stroke Technique
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $575.00
Availability: Open

Day Only 9:00am-5:00pm $375.00
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.