Nike Swim Camp at the University of New Hampshire
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The University of New Hampshire, located in Durham, thrives in a diverse, dynamic, and beautiful part of New England. The UNH campus is only an hour from Boston and is also conveniently close to the Atlantic Ocean, as well as New Hampshire’s rugged White Mountains and pristine Lakes Region.
The Nike Swim Camp at the University of New Hampshire is designed to help competitive swimmers gain the edge they need to get ready for the season and compete at the next level.
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.
- 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 Director Josh Willman
Josh Willman is a longtime Nike Swim Camp director and has been the head coach at the University of New Hampshire since 1992. He has become the America East Conference’s most honored coach in being selected Coach of the Year seventeen times in the past 22 years.View Josh Willman's Bio & Swim Tips ⟩
Josh Willman is currently in his 25th season at the helm of the University of New Hampshire swimming & diving program in 2018-2019. Last season, the Wildcats won their seventh America East Championship in program history.
The 2018-2019 season marks the 25th year that Willman has been the head coach at UNH. Willman began his coaching career just after graduating from Miami when he coached at the YMCA and U.S.A. Swimming level. He entered the collegiate coaching arena as the assistant coach for New Hampshire in 1991, taking over the program the following season when he earned his first coaching honor as the Men’s Coach of the Year in 1992-1993.
Willman has led the program to great success during his tenure at UNH. The Wildcats have won the America East Championship in 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014 and 2018. The seven championships ties for the most by a program in conference history. The Wildcats have also earned two ECAC Team Championships (2003 and 2011).
13-TIME AMERICA EAST COACH OF THE YEAR: Willman is the America East Conference’s most highly decorated coach. He has been selected America East Coach of the Year 13 times (1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014) and ECAC Coach of the Year four times (2003, 2011, 2013 and 2014).
Swim Tips by Josh Willman:
Assistant Coach Mike Jolly
Head coach Josh Willman of the University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving program announced Wednesday the hiring of Mike Jolly as assistant coach/recruitingView Mike Jolly's Bio ⟩
Head coach Josh Willman of the University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving program announced Wednesday the hiring of Mike Jolly as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator.
Jolly arrives in Wildcat Country after spending the last two seasons at Old Dominion University. While at ODU, he was responsible for all domestic recruiting, planned and executed all unofficial and official visits and traveled to club, high school and national level meets across the country. He coached seven NCAA B cut qualifiers and a student-athlete that competed in the NCAA Championships as well as the Olympic Trials in 2016, placing 17th in the 200 butterfly at both events. Jolly's swimmers also hold 14 varsity records at Old Dominion.
Prior to his time with the Monarchs, Jolly was an assistant coach at his alma mater, East Carolina University where he graduated in 2013 with a degree in recreation and leisure studies. While an assistant coach at ECU, he helped guide the Pirates to their first-ever American Athletic Conference title and the school's first conference championship since winning the CAA title in 1989. As a student-athlete with the Pirates, Jolly was a four-year letter winner and recorded the fifth-fastest backstroke time in school history. He spent the summers coaching Tanterra Swim Club in Olney, Md. and the Hydro-Sonic Tiburones in Rockville, Md. He grew up swimming for the Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club (RMSC).
Come join Head Coach Josh Willman and his staff in July and get ready for an intensive pre-season stroke technique camp. This summer, New Hampshire is offering one week of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-8:30pm) for ages 11-18 and a day camp (9:00am-4:00pm) for campers 10 and up.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Nightly recreational activities
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: SUN 2PM-8:30PM, MON-TUE 9AM-8:30PM, WED 9AM-NOON
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch • Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: SUN 2PM-8:30PM, MON-TUE 9AM-4:00PM, WED 9AM-NOON
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 1:00-2:00pm on Sunday. 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. Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 8:30 p.m. after swimming, dinner and orientation.
There will be a closing ceremony at 12:00pm on Wednesday 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.
Extended Day Camper Schedule
Extended Day Campers check-in between 1:30-2:00pm 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. Departure each day is around 9:00pm for Extended Day Campers.
DAILY SCHEDULE: SUN 2PM-8:30PM, MON-TUE 9AM-8:30PM, WED 9AM-NOON
Day Camper Schedule
Day Campers check-in between 1:30-2:00pm 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 are invited to stay for dinner on the first day of camp and depart at 8:30pm.
DAILY SCHEDULE: SUN 2PM-8:30PM, MON-TUE 9AM-4:00PM, WED 9AM-NOON
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers stay 2 per room in Sawyer Hall 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: Sawyer Hall
- BAHTROOMS: shared
- LINENS: Not provided
- AIR CONDITIONING: No • Dorm does not have AC - Please bring a fan.
- SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $40
- MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
SUPERVISION: The staff reside 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.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 am Breakfast (overnighters)
- 9:00 am Opening Comments and Discussion
- 9:15 am Pool Session 1
- Noon Lunch
- 1:00 pm Supervised Free Time
- 1:30 pm Pool Session 2 & Dry land exercises
- 5:00 pm Dinner
- 6:30 pm Evening Activities (Water Polo, Capture the Flag, Movie, etc.)
- 9:30 pm Supervised free time in dorm
- 10:00 pm Lights out!
Henry C. Swasey Pool
Campers train each day at the Henry C. Swasey Pool which is the home of the New Hampshire Wildcats swimming and diving team. Located in UNH's Field House, the 25-yard pool has six lanes for competitive use with and attached 13-foot deep diving well that includes one and three meter duraflex boards. Completeing the facility is a 650 seat balcony for spectator seating at New Hampshire home meets.
Camp Questions & Answers
How is my swimmer grouped at camp?
Upon arrival at UNH, 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.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
5th Year of Camp! Loved It!
August 2, 2018: My daughter has been going to this UNH camp for 5 years. She thoroughly enjoys herself each year and learns new skills she can use throughout the year!
— Madison W., Parent
Great quality camp
August 17, 2016: Hey Josh, I wanted to thank you again for all the tips and pointers you gave me at the New Hampshire Summer Camp. It was a fantastic experience for me to have worked with you and although you were tough on me, I enjoyed my sessions with you and actually had fun. I have seen progress in my swimming.
— Julianna L. Camper
August 16, 2016: I'll be recommending the UNH Nike Swim Camp to other members of my high school team. I've been a competitive swimmer for 8 years but still learned a lot.
— Rudy A. Camper
August 12, 2015: It was the ideal atmosphere for our son to hone and learn new stroke techniques. He learned a lot and had a GREAT time!! We found the staff to be very friendly, experienced and helpful.
— Jill F. Parent
Definitely be back!
August 11, 2015: My daughter attended camp last week and she had a wonderful time! The camp counselors were so helpful and accommodating. The coaches were amazing. They really helped her strokes. This was our second time at the camp. We will definitely be back!
— Chris B. Camper
Learn new skills
August 11, 2015: The Nike swim camp at the University of New Hampshire really improved my stroke technique. The drills we did and the tips we were given by the coaches really clicked for me. Thanks so much!
— Drew M. Camper
August 13, 2014: The camp was very well organized and professionally run. Quality instructors with meaningful feedback at the end. An excellent camp that I will definitely be sending my son to in the future.
— Kyle G. Parent
Highlight of the summer
August 13, 2014: This was my daughter's 2nd year to attend Nike Swim Camp camp at New Hampshire. It has now become something she looks forward to every year. She enjoys every aspect of the camp!
— Lisa V. Parent