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Lewis & Clark College, nestled on a quiet wooded hillside six miles from downtown Portland, is the perfect setting for a Nike Swim Camp. Campers train daily in the Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion, an indoor 25-yard x 8-lane pool equipped with a new Daktronics scoreboard and timing system.

Campers will train each day in the Zehntbauer Swim Pavilion which is home to the Pioneer swimming and diving team. Our camp experience includes: stroke technique instruction, excellent facilities, healthy dining options and fun filled evening activities.

Extra Night Starts & Turns Clinic:
Again in 2019 you also have the option to add the Extra Night Starts & Turns Clinic to make your camp experience a 5 night, 6 day camp!

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
  • Low camper to staff ratio
  • 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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Camp Coaches

  • Cfantz Lc Swim

    Camp Director Chris Fantz

    Chris Fantz, the Head Swim Coach at Lewis and Clark College, is in his tenth season for the Pioneers. He was voted the 2011 "Co-Coach of the Year" in the Northwest Conference and the Women’s Swimming “Coach of the Year” for the 2010 season.

    View Chris Fantz's Bio
  • Sarit Gluz Lewis Clark College Swimming

    Assistant Coach Sa​rit Gluz

    Sarit Gluz ‘09 returned to her alma mater as an assistant swim coach in 2014 and begins her fifth season in 2018-19.

    View Sa​rit Gluz's Bio

Camp Details

Come join Head Swim Coach Chris Fantz and his staff this summer for a great week of swim instruction. This summer, Lewis & Clark is offering one week of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) for ages 10-18. 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.


• 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: SUN 2PM-8:30PM, MON-WED 9AM-8:30PM, THURS 9AM-NOON

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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 in the Spring. 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 1:00pm-2:00pm on Sunday at Alder Hall.

Check-out takes place between 11:00am-12:00pm on Thursday. For campers that are staying for the starts and turns intensive clinic, departure will be on Friday at 12:00pm.

Overnight Campers

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 separate floors with gender specific counselors on them.

DORM: Alder Hall
LINENS: Not provided
MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

SUPERVISION: The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in all activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

MEALS: All meals are included for overnight campers. Lunch and dinner is included for Extended Day Campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day.


Extended Day Campers check-in at 2:00pm 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 8:30pm.


Starts & Turns Clinic

AGAIN IN 2019: We are offering a supplemental “starts and turns” clinic this summer. For an additional $165, campers are invited to stay an additional day and night to focus on the mechanics of their starts and turns. This is commonly the best way for age group swimmers to improve their times, so be sure to add this clinic to your camp order on step two of the registration process.

Discounts Available

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.

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
  • 1:00 pm Rest/Supervised Free Time
  • 1:30 pm Pool Session 2
  • 5:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:30 pm Pool Session 3 - Starts, Turns, Relay Races
  • 8:30 pm Extended Day Campers depart
  • 9:30 pm Supervised free time on dorm
  • 10:00 pm Lights out!

Nike Swim Camp Lewis Clark Zehntbauer Swim Pavilion

Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion

The Pioneer swimming pavilion houses an eight-lane, 25-yard pool with one and three-meter diving boards.

Camp Questions & Answers

How are swimmers grouped at camp?

Upon arrival at Lewis & Clark, 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.

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.76 / 5 Stars
    • 4/5.
    Really Good Camp, Lots of Fun for the Swimmer!

    March 3, 2018: My then 10 year old daughter (now 11) attended this camp during June, 2018. There was definitely improvement in her strokes. The dorm rooms were very comfortable and the food except. My daughter did not want to attend the camp before she went, then demanded to attend the camp this year because she had such a great time. We overnight ed her and it appears very safe. I did not like the start and turn clinic because there were to many students and not enough detailed corrections. If the starts and turns was done better I would have rated the camp 5 star. She will attend again this year.

    — David S. Parent

    • 4/5.
    Significant improvement!

    July 17, 2017: Our daughter was able to immediately use what she learned from the camp. Her starts had significantly improved by the time of the "mini-meet" at the end of camp.

    — Sam L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thank you!

    July 15, 2017: My daughter was excited everyday we talked. Learned a lot and made new friends. Thanks for the exciting week!

    — Deborah L. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Can't wait for next year!

    August 2, 2016: If you have a child that loves to swim and wants to improve their skills, this is a great camp. The instructors are all very patient and work with the kids to help them understand what they could do to swim faster and more efficiently. My camper loved her experience and can't wait for next year!

    — Heather D. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thanks for a great summer!

    July 23, 2016: The coaches do a great job of explaining techniques and provide additional coaching and opportunities to learn and improve. They are also very professional, friendly and fun both in and out of practice. They also did a great job of providing equal attention to all campers. Thanks for a great summer!

    — Brianna S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Very professional!

    July 18, 2016: I would definitely recommend the camp to anyone that is serious about improving their skills as a competitive swimmer. Coaches do a great job of explaining techniques and provide additional coaching and opportunities to learn and improve. They are also very professional, friendly and fun both in and out of practice. They also did a great job of providing equal attention to all campers.

    — Geoff H. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Highlight of the summer!

    July 17, 2016: My daughter has the best time at Nike Swim Camp. It is the highlight of her summer. Great staff and very receptive to feedback from the parents. T.K.

    — Tim A. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Highly recommend!

    July 13, 2015: We highly recommend the Nike Swim Camps to those who have children enrolled in swim clubs and teams. The registration, sign in and communication with parents were great. Our 12 year old son loved it! He said the instruction was top rate, the accommodations were terrific and fun, the supervision was top notch and made for a fun session of instruction, coaching and camping. The room mate placement was also terrific! Food and dining were nutritious and sufficient. Wholly recommended!

    — Caleb J. Camper

    • 5/5.
    See you next year!

    July 11, 2015: My daughter was one of the youngest swimmers having just turned 9 also traveling out of state without knowing a single person came away with a wide knowledge of skills to improve her strokes, but also meeting new friends. She immediately went to swim team practice at home and told all her friends about how much fun she had and what she learned. I am happy to see her dive straight out and not flop down when starting off the blocks. Thank you for a wonderful experience. As a mom, knowing she was in such good hands made the drive home easier. see you next year.

    — Kirk H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Very impressed!

    July 10, 2015: Nike Swim Camps mix activities, swimming, and relaxing time well. Time is well managed and structured for maximum enjoyment. After an exhausting year this is just what my kids needed to get back into the swimming mindset!

    — Pete S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Very helpful!

    July 10, 2015: Comprehensive stroke technique lessons, competition training, confidence building. My 13 year old daughter also said the food was really good!

    — Sarah W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thank you!

    July 9, 2015: Good organization, flexible, good balance between dryland and in water practice. My kids came home after camp excited about swiming! Thank you!

    — Jake C. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Positive Experience!

    July 7, 2015: My daughter attended Nike Swim Camp for the first time, and thoroughly enjoyed herself. She made new friends and enjoyed life on the Lewis and Clark campus. The instructors were professional, the dorms were clean and safe, and the meals were awesome according to my 13 year old! Thanks for providing my child with a positive experience.

    — Candice P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Awesome camp!

    June 29, 2015: I was extremely impressed with the Nike Swim Camp at Lewis and Clark. It helps the kids advance with their skill level and positive attitudes help the swimmers both physically and mentally.

    — Melissa G. Parent

    • 5/5.

    July 3, 2014: It was a good opportunity to experience a different approach to training and to swim with swimmers from other teams, and it was fun.

    — Nina K. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Absolutely loved this camp!

    July 1, 2014: I absolutely loved this camp! As an overnight camper, I had a lot of fun participating in the activities. The instructors were great, kind, very helpful and motivating. Thanks!

    — Dalton S. Camper

    • 5/5.

    June 27, 2014: All of the coaches were wonderful and I feel like I really improved! I will definitely recommend this camp to all of my friends! Thank you for a great experience!

    — Raquel B. Camper

Nike Swim Camp at Lewis and Clark College

Chris Fantz, Camp Director
Lewis & Clark College
Portland, Oregon 97219
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Stroke Technique
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $595.00
Availability: Yes

Extended 9:00AM-8:30PM $475.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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