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USSC is proud to partner with Head Swim Coach Nathan Owens, to bring you the Maverick Nike Swim Camp, at Minnesota State University. The 300 acre campus is located above the Blue Earth River Valley, approximately 80 miles southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Campers train each day in Highland Pool, a six lane by 25 yard competition pool, that features stadium seating for spectators and ample deck space for training and events. Home of the Maverick Women's Swimming and Diving Team, Highland Pool was renovated in 2005.

The Maverick Nike Swim Camp at Minnesota State University, Mankato 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
  • Video analysis with TiVO system for focused discussion
  • 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

  • Nathan Owens Minnesota State Mankato Nike Maverick Swim Camp

    Camp Director Nathan Owens

    Head Coach Nathan Owens has been with the Mavericks since 2004. During his tenure, the Swimming & Diving team has produced the top performers in the program’s rich history.

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  • Staff Maverick Swim Camp Staff

    We are fortunate to invite back a truly accomplished group of college coaches, former athletes, and college swimmers. Our coaching staff has experience at nearly every level of competition including YMCA, USS Club, High School, and the Division 1, 2, and 3 NCAA level. Our staff works closely together to create a dynamic and exciting atmosphere for teaching, learning, and training.

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Camp Details

This summer, Maverick Nike Swim Camp is offering three session of overnight camp with an extended day (7:00am-8:00pm) camp option. These four day overnight camps are an excellent format for swimmers to learn new drills, refine stroke technique, and focus on racing skills that will impact their swimming. Athletes will be challenged and engaged in a safe and supportive camp environment. Our experienced coaching staff strives to make the week a fun and memorable experience for everyone.

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

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

EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Breakfast & lunch
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: DAY 1 2PM-8PM, DAY 2-DAY 3 7AM-6PM, DAY 4 7AM-6PM 

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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 16-19

  • Coed camp for boys & girls ages 9 & up
  • Check-in takes place between 1:00pm-2:00pm on Sunday, June 16th
  • Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 2PM-8PM, MON-TUE 7AM-6PM, WED 7AM-6PM 
  • Departure will be on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:00 PM
  • There is a $75 overnight fee option to stay in-between sessions

Session 2: June 20-23

  • Coed camp for boys & girls ages 9 & up
  • Check-in takes place between 1:00pm-2:00pm on Thursday, June 20th
  • Extended Day Camp hours: THUR 2PM-8PM, FRI-SAT 7AM-6PM, SUN 7AM-6PM 
  • Departure will be on Sunday, June 23rd at 6:00 PM

Session 3: August 4-7 

  • High School Girls Preseason Training Camp (7th - 12th grade)
  • Check-in takes place between 1:00pm-2:00pm on Sunday, August 4th
  • Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 2PM-8PM, MON-TUE 7AM-6PM, WED 7AM-6PM 
  • Departure will be on Wednesday, August 7th at 6:00 PM

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 the same floor, but in different dorm wings, with gender specific counselors on them.

DORM: TBD
BATHROOMS: shared
LINENS: Not provided
AIR CONDITIONING: Yes
SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $40
MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on-site 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.

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

  • 6:45 AM Wake-Up
  • 7:15 AM Morning Swim Session
  • 9:00 AM Breakfast
  • 10:00 AM Group Activities & Rest Hour
  • 11:00 AM Classroom Session
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Sport Psychology
  • 1:30 PM Video Review Session
  • 3:30 PM Dryland Warm-up
  • 4:00 PM Afternoon Swim Session
  • 6:30 PM Dinner
  • 7:30 PM Evening Activities
  • 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 9:30 PM Supervised free time in Dorm
  • 10:00 PM Lights out!

Minnesota State University Mankato Facility Nike Swim Camp

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State, Mankato is a 300 acre campus that is located above the Blue Earth River Valley, approximately 80 miles southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. MSU, Mankato is the second largest public university in the state and is home to more than 15,000 students during the academic year. The Mavericks have 20 different sports teams and is one of the top Division II athletics programs in the country. The campuses modern athletic facilities, new suite style dorms, and a new dinning center make it an outstanding venue for sports camps. 

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Camp Questions & Answers

What can my swimmer and I expect from camp in 2019?

From Coach Owens: "We're looking forward to making 2019 our best summer yet! We're extremely lucky to invite back a staff that's been together for more than 10 years. The coaches are always searching for new ways to help athletes improve and make the week a great experience. Our goals include trying to give everyone some new tools that they can take home and use every day in the pool. We also spend a lot of time talking about racing and everything that goes into competing. Discussion topics include the mindset, the preparation, and the mental aspects of readiness. There's a lot of value in the videotaping that we do of all four strokes and the personalized feedback that everyone receives in the classroom. It takes a lot of time during the week, but it is outstanding feedback for the athletes, along with the video footage, which they get to keep. We're looking forward to another fun and memorable camp experience!" 

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.80 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Looking forward to next summer!

    August 20, 2018: My daughter has been going to swim camp for the last 3 years and loves it. Not only is this a swim camp, but it also has the feel of a summer camp. They work hard on all of their strokes and get great feed back. They also do many activities, besides swimming, that keep the campers active.  Thanks to Nathan, Sophie and the rest of the Maverick team for making this such a fun and learning experience.  My daughter is looking forward to summer 2019!

    — Kenny M. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Really improved!

    August 12, 2018: My daughter had a great experience at this swim camp last year. She received individual evaluation and coaching on her stroke techniques that have definitely helped her improve. The group activities made camp a lot of fun, and she wants to go back this year!  

    — Andrew G. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Fantastic Experience!

    August 8, 2018: I loved the camp at MSU, Mankato! I had a great time working on technique with the coaches and spending time with other campers and the MSU swimmers. Everyone at the school was friendly and helpful. It was a fantastic experience!

    — Abbie C. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Really Fun!

    June 19, 2018: This camp was really fun!  We had lots of useful sets and drills to do during each workout, and we worked a lot on our technique by analyzing videos of top-level swimmers and comparing their strokes to our own.  We campers also had fun outside of the pool, doing some group activities and just spending time together.  Even the food was good!

    — James S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great experience!

    June 28, 2017: My kids went to this camp last summer as their first camp experience and it was great for them.  The coaches were all super nice and very supportive, and gave each swimmer plenty of attention.  The overall attitude and atmosphere at the camp was positive, the coaches were engaged in the activities and each swimmer was important.  I was impressed to learn that the coaches actually video-recorded the swimmers doing their strokes and then reviewed the videos with the swimmers to give constructive feedback; what a great learning tool!  

    — Nicole K. Parent

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Maverick Nike Swim Camp at Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Nathan Owens, Camp Director
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota 56001

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Stroke Technique
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 7:00AM-6:00PM $385.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $495.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Complete Stroke Technique
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 7:00AM-6:00PM $385.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $495.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: High School Pre-Season Training Camp
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Girls
Day 7:00AM-6:00PM $385.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $495.00
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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