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Nike Swim Camp

From the cityscapes, to the river views and rolling hills, the city of Cincinnati, Ohio provides the perfect backdrop to host our second annual swim camp at the University of Cincinnati. Campers train each day in the Keating Aquatic Center's eight-lane, 50-meter pool.

Once at the Cincinnati Swim Camp 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.

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 and 24 hour supervision
  • 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 Coaches

  • Mandy Commons Di Salle Cincinnati

    Camp Director Mandy Commons-DiSalle

    Cincinnati native Mandy Commons-DiSalle takes the helm of the program following four seasons as an assistant coach for the Bearcats.

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  • Pieter Ritz Cincinnati Swim Camp

    Coach Pieter Ritz

    Pieter Ritz, a former collegiate swimmer at Cleveland State, is in his first season as assistant swimming coach at the University of Cincinnati.

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Camp Details

This summer, Cincinnati is offering one session of day camp (8:00am-4:00pm) for ages 8-17. Cincinnati is also offering one session of overnight, extended day (8:00am-8:00pm) and day camp (8:00am-4:00pm) options for ages 11-17. 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.

SESSION 1 - DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp Hours: MON-THURS 8:00AM-4:00PM, FRI 8:00AM-12:00AM

SESSION 2 - OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap

SESSION 2 - EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch & dinner
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp Hours: SUN 4PM-8PM, MON-TUES 8:00AM-8:00PM, WED 8:00AM-4:00PM

SESSION 2 - DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp Hours: SUN 4PM-8PM, MON-TUES 8:00AM-4:00PM, WED 8:00AM-4:00PM

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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 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.

SESSION 1 (JUNE 5-9)

  • Ages 8-17
  • Minimum Competitive Swim Experience = 1 year
  • Goal: Introduce different drills to focus on stroke improvement & enhancement for those swimmers that are becoming more involved in competitive swimming

CHECK-IN

  • Takes place at 8:00am on Monday
  • Lunch provided

CHECK-OUT

  • Check-out takes place at 12:00pm on Friday

Session 1 Includes

  • Monday, June 5th: Freestyle, how to swim efficiently!  Focus on high elbow, good kick, & developing higher distance per stroke
  • Tuesday, June 6th: Backstroke: all about positioning (head, hip) & hand placement.  Mix in Freestyle drills from previous day(s)
  • Wednesday, June 7th: Breaststroke: developing a strong “frog” kick, and developing the rhythm of the stroke through a stage of various drills.  Mix in Freestyle & Backstroke drills from previous day(s)
  • Thursday, June 8th: Butterfly: it’s not as scary as it looks!  Focus on body positioning, power from the stroke & kick.  Mix in Freestyle, Backstroke, & Breaststroke drills from previous day(s)
  • Friday, June 9th: Hour Recap of the week and drills.  A mini meet where parents are welcome to attend, each swimmer will swim at least 2 50s of their choice of stroke.  Finish with awards & prizes

SESSION 2 (JUNE 11-14)

  • Ages 11-17
  • Minimum Competitive Swim Experience= 3 years
  • Goal: For swimmers taking the next step into their competitive swim careers, with a focus on stroke improvement, stroke enhancement, & building aerobic capacity

CHECK-IN

  • Takes place between 3:00-4:00pm on Sunday
  • Extended Day Campers will depart the first evening at 8:00pm 
  • Day Campers are invited to stay until 8:00pm on Sunday with dinner provided

 CHECK-OUT

  • Check-out takes place at 4:00pm on Wednesday
  • Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony at 3:30pm

Session 2 Includes

  • Sunday, June 11th: Introduction; the Importance of Body Positioning for ALL Strokes
  • Monday, June 12th: AM: Freestyle, how to swim efficiently!  Focus on high elbow, good kick, & developing higher distance per stroke.  Incorporating some longer swims at beginning of practice, and shorter faster swims at end of practice. PM: Backstroke, all about positioning (head, hip) & hand placement.  Flip turns= what are the best swimmers doing and what you can do to make them better!
  • Tuesday, June 13th: AM: Breaststroke: developing a strong “frog” kick, and focus on perfecting the rhythm of the stroke through a stage of various drills.  Beginning of practice will include some aerobic freestyle and backstroke swimming. PM: Butterfly: it’s not as scary as it looks!  Focus on body positioning, power from the stroke & kick.  Open turns= what are the best swimmers doing and what you can do to make them better!
  • Wednesday, June 14th: AM: Recap anything missed, along with some various sets focusing on the 4 strokes.  Starts= what you can do to get off the blocks quicker with more power. PM: Mini meet where parents are welcome to attend, each swimmer will swim at least 2 50s & 1 100 of their choice of stroke.  Finish with awards & prizes

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

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: Siddall Hall
  • Bathrooms: shared
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Suggested spending money: $40
  • Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times

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.

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.

University Of Cincinnati

Keating Aquatic Center

Address: Woodside Dr. off Martin Luther King Dr.; inside Campus Recreation Center
Constructed: 2006
Dimensions: 12,000 square feet, eight lanes, 50-meters

The University of Cincinnati opened the Keating Aquatic Center in early 2006. The Keating Aquatics Center is named after Bill Keating, Sr., who was a Bearcats student-athlete (BBA 1950, JD 1950), member of the UC Athletic Hall of Fame, a recipient of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Medal, and a former Chairman of the Board of the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees.

Part of the $113 million Campus Recreation Center, the natatorium features an eight-lane, 50-meter swimming course with an integrated diving well. The pool contains 12,000 square feet of water surface and includes a moveable bulkhead that will provide a high degree of flexibility in training course configuration.

In March 2013, UC's Campus Recreation Center was ranked the No. 1 most amazing campus student recreation center in America by bestcollegereviews.org.

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Overall Average Rating 4.85 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Learned so much!

    This was my sons second year of camp. He has learned so much both times. The hightlight this year was the extended day portion when the kids get to have fun too!

    — Parent of a Cincinnati Swim Camper '17

    • 5/5.
    High ratio of coach to swimmers!

    My highlight of camp was the high ratio of coach to swimmers and all the encouraging coaches highlighting my strengths and helping me improve my weaknesses. 

    — Cincinnati Swim Camper '17

    • 4/5.
    Enjoyed camp!

    My son truly enjoyed all of it & loved the small group environment, meeting new friends, the campus experience, lunch. He had nothing but great things to say about the coaches, especially Peter.As a parent I would have liked to have seen some "stats", such as timing my child in each stroke on day one and again on the last day at the swim the meet and let us take those home. We could show those to our swim team coaches at home & perhaps get other swimmers motivated to come or even justify doing the camp again next year. Something like that would have pushed my rating to 5 stars. It did not cause me to think negatively about the camp though.

    — Parent of a Cincinnati Swim Camper '17

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    • 5/5.
    One-on-one instruction!

    My daughter was very excited returning from camp. The one-on-one instruction she received on her freestyle was beneficial. She's been working hard in her current practice to implement some of the stroke changes she learned in the Nike Camp.

    — Parent of a Cincinnati Swim Camper '17

    • 5/5.
    Great experience!

    My son had a great experience with camp, which resulted in immediate time drops. I was glad to hear the camp would be emphasizing technique development over conditioning. He described learning important tips for both in and out of the pool including stroke improvement, nutrition, and getting mentally prepared for events. Coach Pieter was very engaging and encouraging towards the campers and parents. My only regret is that I did not sign my daughter up as well. Parent of a Happy Camper

    — Parent of a Cincinnati Swim Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Excellent!

    Instructors do an excellent job of keeping the swimmers engaged throughout the camp. The course helped refine learned strokes while providing great activities outside the pool to develop relationships with other swimmers attending the camp. Our daughter will attend again next year!

    — Parent of a Cincinnati Swim Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Thanks Again!

    My daughter had 6 personal best times after swim camp . She was thrilled! Thanks again Nike!

    — Parent of a Cincinnati Swim Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Loved it!

    I would definately recommend this camp. This was my son's first overnight camp experience and he loved it. Before we even left the dorm he was saying he had a blast and was begging me to let him come back next year! 

    — Parent of a Cincinnati Swim Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Fabulous Time!

    My 2 kids had a fabulous time. They both improved not only in endurance but also in each stroke with regards to technique. They loved the coaches and the atmosphere that was created. It was a well run, fun camp. Thanks much for the experience. They said they wanted to go back even before we got into the car to come home:).

    — L.W. CCSC President Parent of a Cincinnati Swim Camper '15

    • 5/5.
    Had a blast!

    This is a place to go to if you are a swimmer at the intermediate level and up. This was the first overnight camp for my 11 year old son and he had a blast. He came back with a lot improved skills even with a such short time. 

    — Happy Parent Parent of a Cincinnati Swim Camper '15

    • 5/5.
    Highly Recommended

    Friendly staff, very welcoming and engaged with the kids. Excellent instruction and focused workouts. Fun activities. Highly recommended.

    — Parent of Cincinnati Swim Camper '15

    • 5/5.
    Awesomeeee!

    Awesome camp! You will learn a lot about swimming technic and the coaches are very friendly!

    — Cincinnati Swim Camper '15

    • 5/5.
    Very Welcoming!

    Friendly staff, very welcoming and engaged with the kids. Excellent instruction and focused workouts. Fun activities. 

    — Parent of Cincinnati Swim Camper '15

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Cincinnati Swim Camp

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Mandy Commons-DiSalle, Camp Director
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

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