Nike Swim Camp at Seattle University
AT NIKE SWIM CAMP WE BELIEVE
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Seattle University, located in downtown Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, hosts its 12th annual Nike Swim Camp in 2018. With state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent coaching staff headed by Craig Nisgor, the Head Men's and Women's Swim coach at Seattle University, come see why this has been a camper favorite for the past 10 summers.
Instruction takes place at SU’s Connolly Athletic Center, the home of TWO indoor 25-yard x 6 lane pools. 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.
The Nike Swim Camp at Seattle University 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.
- Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming
- Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- Two daily water sessions; one daily dry-land session
- Small group and individual stroke analysis/instruction
- 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 Craig Nisgor
Directing the camp is Craig Nisgor, Head Men's and Women's Swim coach at Seattle University.View Craig Nisgor's Bio ⟩
Craig Nisgor finished his fifth season as the head coach of the Seattle University men's and women's swimming teams. Nisgor coached the programs first WAC champion in 2015-16.
The Redhawk swimmers continued their assault on the record books and all-time top 10 times lists in 2013-14. On the men's side, the Redhawks pulled out a dual meet victory over longtime rival Simon Fraser. For the women, Nisgor guided a young team to numerous personal best marks.
In the 2012-2013 swim season, the women's team competed in the WAC while the men continued to compete in the MPSF conference. Kevlyn Richards qualified for the World Championship Trials and broke the school record in the breaststroke at the WAC championships. Men's swimming member Tomas Mendez-Beck also broke a seven-year school record in the butterfly, and the men's team had 10 student-athletes receive MPSF All-Academic honors. The Western Athletic Conference reinstated men's swimming and diving for the 2013-2014 season.
He stabilized the Seattle U swim program, helping the team post at least one time within the all-time top ten lists for every event. He also coached Kevlyn Richards to a qualifying time for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Nisgor joined Brown's coaching staff in July 2007 as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, involved with all aspects of the Bears program including on-deck coaching, administrative duties, pool management, and season planning. Nisgor helped coach Brown's first Academic All-American in program history as well as three qualifiers for the U.S. Olympic Trials as the Bears set 28 school records and established 25 percent of the all-time top 10 times over the past four years.
Nisgor came to Brown from the University of Alabama, where he was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for four seasons. While at Alabama, he experienced a great deal of success as he helped coach a two-time NCAA 200 breaststroke champion, the 2006 200 breaststroke world champion, and 22 All-Americans.
From 2000-2003, Nisgor was the top assistant coach at Davidson College, helping the Wildcats establish 19 new school records and post 40 percent of the program's all-time top-10 performances. Nisgor has also spent time as an assistant coach at American University (2000), the University of Virginia (1999), Ball State (1996-98), and the University of Buffalo (1995-96).
Nisgor earned a bachelor's degree in exercise studies with a concentration in athletic training from the University of Buffalo in 1996. He went on to earn a master's degree in athletic administration from Ball State in 1998.
Assistant Coach Tomas Mendez
Tomas Mendez was hired in July 2017 as an assistant coach for both Seattle U swim programs. Mendez swam at SU from 2010-14.View Tomas Mendez 's Bio ⟩
Head Coach Craig Nisgor will bring on Mendez, who spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Pacific Lutheran University.
Mendez, a native of Hillsboro, Oregon, swam four years at SU. He holds the program record in the 200 butterfly, having posted a 1:48.44 at the 2014 WAC Championships. Last season at PLU, Mendez helped the women go 8-1 in dual action, while the men finished 6-3. He has also been a coach with the King Aquatic Club in Federal Way, working with youth swimmers for the last four years.
This summer, Seattle U is offering two sessions of overnight camp with a day camp (9:00am-5:15pm) option for ages 9-18. 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.
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
• Camp hours: Day 1 2PM-9PM, Day 2-Day 3 9AM-5:15PM, Day 4 9AM-12PM
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, June 24th (Session I) and Saturday, June 30th (Session II).
A Closing Ceremony will take place at 11:30am on Thursday, June 27th (Session I) and Tuesday, July 3rd (Session II).
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: Campion Hall
LINENS: Not provided
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.
- Check-in takes place between 1:30pm-2:00pm. All day campers are invited to stay until 9:00pm on the first day with dinner included.
- A Closing Ceremony will take place at 11:30am on Wednesday. Check-out immediately following
- Day Camper Schedule: Day 1 2PM-9PM, Day 2-Day 3 9AM-5:15PM, Day 4 9AM-12PM
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.
SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE: 1 scholarship available for day camp each summer. Requirements - 1. Essay from camper about why they should receive the scholarship. 2. Documentation from school for free or reduced lunch. 3. Send applications to Craig Nisgor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 am Wake-up
- 8:00 am Breakfast
- 8:45 am Day Campers Arrive
- 9:00 am Pool Session 1 - Drills and Skills
- 10:00 am Lecture
- 10:45 am Pool Session 2 - Continue Stroke Technique
- 11:40 am Dryland Exercises
- 12:15 pm Lunch
- 1:00 pm Free Time
- 2:00 pm Pool Session 3 - Drills and Skills
- 3:00 pm Lecture
- 3:40 pm Pool Session 4 - Continue Stroke Technique
- 4:40 pm Camp Sprints
- 5:15 pm Day Campers Depart
- 5:30 pm Dinner
- 6:30 pm Supervised Activities (Skit night, Movie night, etc.)
- 10:00 pm Overnight Campers to rooms, lights out!
SU is the home of one of the finest Natatoriums in Seattle. Located in the Connolly Center, our two indoor 25 yard pools serve Seattle University’s Men’s and Women’s Division I-A varsity swim teams as well as facilitate traditional and trending recreational, fitness and educational opportunities for the SU community.
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July 10, 2017: We were nervous because that was the first being away from home. My daughter had a wonderful experience and felt the coaches were very nice and supportive. We only wish the camp was longer because we loved it so much! Keep up the good work!
— Liz Z. Parent
July 10, 2017: My son had a an amazing time at camp and learned so much in such a short time. Most importantly he was able to take what he learned and instantly incorporate changes to his technique and practices.
— Sean S. Parent
July 9, 2017: My son loved the food and the coaches. The only thing he would change was the temperature of the pool, it was a little cold for him.
— Debbie B. Parent
July 9, 2017: My daughter hasn't stopped talking about it, she had a blast! She absolutely loved the coaches and making new friends. She already asked to come back next summer.
— Michelle V. Parent
June 28, 2017: My 9 year old really enjoyed camp! Her favorite part was the food and the lectures! So much for for her to be around college swimmers who inspired her to continue in swimming and keep getting better.
— Martha R. Parent
So much fun!
June 28, 2017: My daughter enjoyed the pool sessions with the coaching as well as socializing activities afterwards. This camp is the real deal!
— Celeste E. Parent
Great way to improve techniques!
June 27, 2017: I feel that I am now a much stronger swimmer after attending this camp. I was able to take away techniques I may not have had before! Thank you for such a great opportunity
— Charlie K. Camper
June 27, 2017: This was an excellent camp for my child she had fun met new friends and I can already tell she has learned so much! She will definitely be attending this camp next year and hopefully bringing some of her teammates. She said she learned so much from all aspects of the camp and she is so grateful to have had the chance to attend!
— Monica R. Parent
Loved the dryland workouts
June 27, 2017: The dry-land workouts were a highlight for my son. He loved learning new things to do on his own to improve his endurance!
— Patricia A. Parent
July 15, 2016: The Nike Swim Camp at Seattle U was awesome! The low swimmer to coach ratio and the friendly coaches made my son's experience one for the books. They spent time working with him on his turns and gave him the edge he needed! All I could hear from him in the car ride home was that he couldn't wait to come back next summer. Thanks Nike!
— Laura V. Parent
July 15, 0216: The classroom technique instructions were great and so was the in water instruction. My daughter said that everything she learned is going to help her so much and that she could not wait to go back and swim with her team. Can't wait to see her improvements this year!
— Brittany T. Parent
Learned a lot!
July 14, 2016: My son learned a lot about his stroke technique. He had a meet that weekend and dropped 9 seconds on his 200 free which he'd raced only two months before!! Cheers!
— Elena M. Parent
Great quality camp!
June 29, 2016: Program was well thought out, organized and balanced with in and out of pool training. The staff was very friendly and personable. Great overall experience for the camper who is looking to improve but to also have a great time and make new friends while doing it. We are already looking forward to next year.
— Madison T. Parent
July 8, 2015: This camp was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I learned so much and made so many new friends. We all keep in touch and it’s a great way to meet new people. My times have improved so much and I am winning my events with less trouble. This has been so great. Thank you to all the counselors and coaches!
— Joshua C. Camper
July 8, 2015: My son attended this swim camp with a friend, and they both loved it! When I picked them up at the end, the first thing they said was that they wanted to come back next summer. I appreciated the safe environment, the fun and energetic atmosphere, and the skill with which the coaches taught swimmers.
— Shae F. Parent
June 30, 2015: I enjoyed the Nike Swim Camp at Seattle U. We did some fun new drills that are different from the usual ones that we do at my swim club. Watching video of the best swimmers in America like Michael Phelps and Rebecca Soni was interesting and helpful.
— Ashley H. Camper
June 30, 2015: I LOVED CAMP! Not only did I love the swimming but I also loved the activities we did after meals. The camp provided me the opportunity to make some great friends and learn new techniques that I can take with me into next season. Thank you Nike Swim Camps!
— Cody S. Camper
June 29, 2015: This is the first swim camp my son has ever attended. He loved it. His first comments after the camp were "can I go again next year."
— Kiara L. Parent
Best Time Ever!
July 9, 2014: I had the best time ever! It was my first overnight camp and I was really nervous, but by the end I didn't want to leave!
— Rebecca P. Camper
June 29, 2014: Nike did a great job as always. We have been sending our daughter there for the past three years, and always feel 100% confident in the coaches ability to teach, supervise, and provide fun for the students.
— Zachary H. Parent
June 28, 2014: Really enjoyed the quality of instruction, one on one attention, and the location.
— Jessica C. Camper