Nike Swim Camp at the University of Northern Colorado
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At Nike Swim Camp
Come join Head Swim Coach Lisa Ebeling and her staff this summer for a great week of swim instruction at the Nike Swim Camp at the University of Northern Colorado. Located in beautiful Greeley, 60 miles north of Denver and only 20 minutes from Fort Collins and Loveland, Nike Swim Camps are designed for competitive swimmers to improve their stroke technique so they can compete at the next level.
Campers will train each day in the Butler-Hancock Swimming Pool which is home to the Aqua Bears swimming and diving team. 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.
The Nike Swim Camp at the University of Northern Colorado 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
- 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 Lisa Ebeling
Directing camp this summer is Lisa Ebeling, head coach of the women’s swimming and diving program at Northern Colorado.View Lisa Ebeling's Bio ⟩
Ebeling came to UNC after four seasons as the assistant at the University of Alabama where she helped coach both programs and was the recruiting coordinator for the women’s team.
In her first season with the Crimson Tide, the women’s team enjoyed a standout season in the classroom. After turning in the highest team grade point average in the nation during the fall of 2013 the women's team finishes third during the spring semester with a 3.65.
2014-15 was just as impressive at Alabama. Ebeling helped guide a record-shattering season that saw the men's and women's teams break a combined 21 school records, including 19 of 36 swimming records. Both the men and the women made significant moves up the rankings at both the Southeastern Conference and NCAA Championships.
The 2015-16 season marked another big step forward for the Crimson Tide program on the national stage. With their sixth place finish in 2016 and 10th place finish in 2015, Alabama's men earned their first back-to-back top-10 NCAA finishes since 1985 and 1986. The women's team took 28th at the 2016 NCAA Championships, Alabama's best finish since 2005. They also had 38 student-athletes named NCAA All-Americans.
The Colorado Springs, Colorado native came to Tuscaloosa after stints as an assistant coach at the University of Utah and Rutgers University. She was part of the coaching staff in the Utes inaugural season as part of the Pac-12 Conference in 2011-12, during which Utah broke 15 school records.
A three-time All-American at Arizona, Ebeling helped the Wildcats win the 2006 Pac-10 championship. She also earned Academic All-America honors during her Wildcat career and was honored with the Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award.
She graduated from Arizona with a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 2007 and coached at the Phoenix Swim Club. Ebeling earned her master's degree at the University of Alabama.
Assistant Coach Alec Scott
Alec Scott was named assistant coach of the women’s swimming and diving program at Northern Colorado in July of 2017.View Alec Scott's Bio ⟩
Scott came to UNC after spending the previous year as a volunteer assistant at the University of Alabama where he assisted with a training group that produced two SEC Champions and 3 NCAA All-Americans.
A native of Denver, Colorado, Scott attended Regis Jesuit High School where he swam for Mike Doherty, helping the Raiders to 3 Class 5A Colorado State Championships. He swam club for Nick Frasersmith at Denver Swim Academy alongside future Olympic Gold Medalist and American Record holder Clark Smith.
Scott swam collegiately at Indian River State College where he was the 2014 NJCAA men’s swimmer of the year as a sophomore. After two seasons in the junior college ranks, Scott transferred to Alabama, finishing his collegiate career with the Crimson Tide, he went on to represent Alabama at the 2016 SEC Championships and was also a 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier.
In his first season as assistant coach, Scott helped the Bears win 3 conference championships, achieve 4 NCAA ‘B’ qualifying standards, break 7 school records, produce 7 medals and 7 additional podium finishes, had 39 lifetime best performances and Petra Kis was named freshman of the year at the WAC Championships on their way to scoring over 100 more points than in 2017 edition of the meet.
Scott graduated from the University of Alabama in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
Assistant Coach Will Leonhart
Coach Will Leonhart brings his expertise to the Northern Colorado Swimming camp after extremely successful coaching stints at the club and collegiate level.View Will Leonhart's Bio ⟩
Most recently, he served as assistant coach and men’s recruiting coordinator at the University of Alabama from 2014-2017 where he worked under Olympic and hall of fame coaches Jonty Skinner and Dennis Pursley. He assisted the men’s and women’s teams to their highest finish at the NCAA Championships in over 10 years.
During his tenure, the Crimson Tide produced 6 Olympic qualifiers, 4 NCAA Champions, 5 SEC Champions, 18 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifiers, 67 NCAA All-American Honors, 45 school record breaking swims, 5 First Team Academic All-American Honors and boasted the Highest GPA among scoring teams at the NCAA Championships.
Prior to Alabama, Leonhart was based in the Salt Lake City, Utah area where he was the head age group coach for Wasatch Front Fish Market, the most successful club program in Utah today. He led the program to its first age group state championship and helped it reach USA Swimming Bronze Medal status in its 4th year of existence.
Leonhart designed the age group stroke progression and teaching model that WFFF still uses today that has produced multiple Junior National team level athletes and national age group top 10 ranked performances. As an athlete, he was a four year Letter winner for the University of Utah men’s swimming team, an athletic scholarship recipient and 4 time Mountain West Championship finalist. He graduated from Utah in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science.
This summer, UNC is offering two sessions of overnight with an extended day camp (8:00am-8:00pm) option for ages 9-18. 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.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 4 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: MON 5PM-8PM, TUE-THUR 8AM-8PM, FRI 8AM-NOON
We group athletes according to skill level and are able to accommodate swimmers of all levels.
ELITE TRACK: Learn how to take your swimming to the next level with the skills and drills used by swimmers at the top NCAA and Olympic levels. In addition to the training and conditioning, our elite track will provide swimmers with one on one stroke technique instruction and video analysis for all four strokes as well as starts and turns. Swimmers will benefit from video review sessions and learn how to maximize their training with Nutrition Education, Team Building, Competition Preparation and Mental Training.
INTERMEDIATE TRACK: Swimmers at the intermediate level will greatly benefit from our one on one technique instruction. Athletes will learn about the foundation of each of the four strokes and how to apply basic technical principals to maximize their efficiency in the water. This is a great opportunity for swimmers at the summer league or high school level who are looking to improve for the next season.
BEGINNER TRACK: Our beginner track is focused on water safety through our learn to swim program. Swimmers will have experienced instructors who will teach the basic foundations of swimming. Lessons will be individualized so each swimmer can move at his or her own pace. Beginner campers will be included in all of the games and out of water activities with the other campers that set our camp apart and make the week a lot of fun!
A detailed camper registration packet containing 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 3:30pm-4:30pm on Monday (June 4 & June 11)
- Extended Day Camp hours: MON 2PM-8PM, TUE-THUR 8AM-8PM, FRI 8AM-NOON
FIRST DAY OF CAMP
On the first day of camp there will be a camp orientation meeting at 5:00pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
LAST DAY OF CAMP
Check-out takes place between 12:00-1:00pm on Friday.
DORM ACCOMMODATIONS & 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. Boys and girls are housed on seperate floors with gender specific counselors on them.
DORM: Lawrenson Hall
LINENS: Not Provided
AIR CONDITIONING: Yes | Air Conditioned Dorm Rooms
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.
MEALS: Meals in the cafeteria; 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.
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.
Butler-Hancock Swimming Pool
The Butler-Hancock Pool is shared by Athletics, Sports & Exercise Science, and Campus Recreation. It is a 25-yard, six-lane lap swim pool with a diving well.
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Positive First Experience!
July 17, 2018: Coach Lisa is amazing and her coaching assistants were fantastic! My sons were first time campers at this location and had a positive experience which resulted in significant time cuts and improvement in swim performance/stroke technique. They will definitely attend again. The camp did a great job with separating out elite swimmers and providing instruction and workouts that challenged the more advanced swimmers. This is difficult to find in many other swim camps. Thank you.
— Amanda H., Parent
June 23, 2017: My son shaved time off all his events last weekend at Summer State. The techniques taught at camp definitely helped him and will help him as he moves into the high school season and with his competitive team.
— Mike S. Parent
See you next summer!
June 22, 2017: My son had a wonderful time at your camp. He has been to other swim camps, and said that he learned more at your camp, than the previous three combined. He will be back there next year!
— Joanne B. Parent
So glad he went!
June 22, 2017: My son had a great time and came home saying he wanted to go back next year. He said he learned a lot and a couple of the techniques he obtained will definitely be a difference maker for him. I am so glad he went!
— Bob F. Parent
June 21, 2017: What a great experience! I’m walking away from camp as a much better swimmer then I was when camp started. The video critiques are exceptional!
— Emma O. Camper
June 21, 2017: My strokes have gotten so much better since I attended camp! I learned so many things about swimming that I didn’t know before. Awesome program with great feedback!
— Paige B. Camper
June 20, 2017: I was extremely impressed with the Nike Swim Camp at the University of Northern Colorado. I have been to other camps in the past and nothing compares to this camp. I will definitely come back next year.
— Michael D. Camper
June 17, 2016: Fabulous swim camp. All staff was so knowledgeable, smart, and friendly. Campers too were very nice. My 12-year old daughter loved it!
— Ella H. Parent
Had a blast!
June 15, 2016: My daughter and son had a blast! They worked hard, but had time to make friends and relax. In addition to great instruction, they felt like part of the group and supported by coaches. Such a good feling for a parent!
— Robert E. Parent
June 15, 2016: My 10 year old daughter loved camp at UNC!! In addition to the great stroke technique instruction, she felt like part of a bigger group, and felt supported by the entire coaching staff. As a parent I can't ask for more.
— Lisa R. Parent
July 15, 2016: The staff and coaches were amazing!! I can't wait to see her new skills in action.
— Colleen L. Parent
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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