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NEW IN 2018: STROKE TECHNIQUE CAMP
+ WEEKEND TRAINING CLINIC

Located in Burlington, Vermont, the University of Vermont's setting in a valley on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green mountain ranges, provides an inspiring location for camp. This location is ideal for all regional swimmers in the New England area with the campus a short trip from Boston, New York and Montreal.

The Nike Swim Camp at the University of Vermont is designed to bring out the very best in every swimmer we coach. We accomplish this by providing ongoing constructive feedback during each pool session. Campers train daily at the Forbush Natatorium, located in the Patrick Gymnasium/Gutterson Fieldhouse Athletic Complex, the home pool of the Vermont women's swimming and diving program.

The Nike Swim Camp at the University of Vermont 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 Emphasis (June 24-28)
  • Pre-season Training Emphasis (June 28-30)
  • Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • 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 Coaches

  • Cournoyer Gerry

    Camp Director Gerry Cournoyer

    Gerry Cournoyer enters his 17th year at the helm of the Vermont swimming & diving program in 2016-17.

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Camp Details

This summer, Vermont is offering one session of overnight and day camp (9:00am-4:00pm) for ages 10-18, with an option to add the pre-season training camp for ages 12-18. 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

• Session I: 4 nights lodging • Session II: 2 nights lodging
• Nightly recreational activities • All meals
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch • Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: Listed under more datails

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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.

STROKE TECHNIQUE EMPHASIS

Offers a 75/25 blend of technical and physical conditioning. In this complete stroke technique camp swimmers will receive detailed instruction on technique in all four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns. Each camper will be instructed in small groups with other swimmers of similar skill level by the camp director, coaches, and counselors.

CHECK-IN
Check-in takes place between 11:45-12:45pm on Sunday, June 24th at Hamilton Hall. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 1:30pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time. Day Campers will depart that evening at 6:30 p.m. after orientation, dinner and swimming.

CHECK-OUT
A closing ceremony will take place at 11:30am on Thursday, June 28th. Departure is immediately following. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.

SESSION I: DAY CAMPERS SCHEDULE
Sunday, June 24: 1PM-6:30PM
June 25, 26 & 27: 9AM-4PM
Thursday, June 28: 9AM-11:30AM

PRE-SEASON TRAINING EMPHASIS

Offers a 75/25 blend of physical and technical conditioning. The higher intensity of training is perfect for club swimmers, high school swimmers, and those that are interested in swimming in college. Campers receive advanced technical instruction in all four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns. Each camper is instructed in small groups with other swimmers of similar skill level by the camp director, coaches, and counselors. Campers also receive individual video analysis of their technique.

CHECK-IN
Check-in takes place between 12:00-1:00pm on Thursday, June 28th at Hamilton Hall. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 1:30pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time. Day Campers will depart that evening at 7:30 p.m. after orientation, dinner and swimming.

CHECK-OUT
Check out at 11:00am on Saturday, June 30th. Departure is immediately following. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.

SESSION II: DAY CAMPERS SCHEDULE
Thursday, June 28: 
• Pool Session 1 - 2PM-4PM
• Pool Session 2 (starts and turns) - 6:30PM-7:30PM.  

Friday, June 29:
• Pool Session 3 - 9AM-11AM
• Pool Session 4 - 2PM-4PM
• Pool Session 5 (with filming) - 6:30PM-7:30PM

Saturday, June 30:
• Pool Session 6: 8:30AM-10:30AM 

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: Hamilton Hall
  • BATHROOMS: 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 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.

Meals

All meals are included for overnight campers. Lunch is included for Day Campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day.

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.

TWO SESSIONS: If you attend both sessions of camp, Overnight Campers are eligible for a $50 discount; Day Campers are eligible for a $25 discount. Please reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 am Breakfast (overnighters)
  • 8:50 am Day Campers arrive, stretch
  • 9:00 am Opening Comments and Discussion
  • 9:15 am Pool Session 1
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Dry Land Exercises
  • 1:30 pm Pool Session 2
  • 4:00 pm Day Campers depart
  • 5:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:30 pm Pool Session 3 - Starts, Turns, Relay Races
  • 9:00 pm Supervised free time in dorm
  • 10:00 pm Lights out!

Vermont Campus Aerial Nike Swim Camp

University of Vermont

Burlington is one of America's most beautiful and liveliest small cities (population: 40,000), and it charms with its proximity to Vermont's idyllic countryside. UVM's setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green mountain ranges, provides an idyllic location to host a Nike Camp.

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Overall Average Rating 4.95 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Great experience!

    July 9, 2017: The camp provided my daughter many tools that she can use towards her training, in and out of the pool. She loved how the coaches also taught them about the mental aspect of competitive swimming. The individualized stroke technique/starts/turns instruction was excellent. She enjoyed all of the smiling coaches and positive energy they brought to the camp sessions each day. She absolutely loved the town of Burlington and the campus/facilities at UVM. She also connected with new friends from other states.

    — Sarah C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved having a whole new swim experience!

    July 9, 2017: This was the first time my daughter has stayed overnight somewhere for more than one night without my or my husband, and was only willing to stay overnight because her two friends were attending the camp as well. The two other girls' moms and I are very appreciative that the girls were allowed to share a dorm room. Otherwise, they would have not stayed over. So, thank you! My daughter raved about the food and loved how much swimming there was and said her skills definitely improved. She also loved free time, going to the UVM bookstore, and playing games with the counselors. I asked them if they wanted to attend next summer and they all said, "YES!" So it looks like they'll be back in 2018! Thank you again for a GREAT first overnight camp experience for my daughter. I'm so appreciative.

    — Liza C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Friendly coaches!

    July 8, 2017: My son appreciated getting personalized written feedback from counselors about each of his strokes. The counselors were very friendly and encouraging, they even fave my son was getting "high fives" as he was leaving the camp. My son enjoyed the organized games every night from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

    — Adam M. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Great!

    July 7, 2017: Overall it was a great experience. The small problem we had with our daughter's age group was immediately handled and taken care of with professionalism - it is clear that Gerry and the staff want their campers to have a great experience!

    — Kendra B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Welcoming coaches!

    July 7, 2017: Our daughter was terribly homesick the first few days but the counselors helped her succeed and spend every night by camp.  Thank you for being so kind to her and making her feel as welcomed! She came home more confident and with great new friends! 

    — Fred E. Parent

    • 5/5.
    SO fun!

    July 6, 2017: A highlight of camp was playing games outside, starts and turns sessions, making friends, and doing drills in the water. Camp was so much fun! 

    — Lauren M. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Loved camp!

    July 6, 2017: My kids loved sleeping in the dorms with a friend, camp counselor coaches, and technique development and tips.  No changed needed for this great program, keep up the good work!

    — Sam R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great skill refinement!

    July 5, 2017: This was my son's first year and he couldn't believe how much he learned and how much he improved in such a short time. I think concentrating on skill refinement, rather than only building endurance was important.

    — Natalie T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great opportunity!

    July 5, 2017: Different coaching was greatly needed for a swimmer that has been with the same coach for many years.  Thank you for the great opportunity to gain skills and improve on old ones! 

    — Kim C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Awesome fun!

    July 1, 2017: Our son loved staying in the dorms, making new swim friends, and clear teaching of technique.  He loved this camp and will return for sure! Thanks to the camp director Coach Cournoyer!

    — Jill B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    I look forward to it all year!

    July 12, 2016: I have been coming to swim camp at IBM with coach Gerry for several years now and I look forward to it all year. The coaches make it fun while really adjusting your technique with drill work to get your muscle memory involved. I see improvements every year. 

    — Greg B. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great Experience!

    July 11, 2016: My 11 year daughter had a great experience at The Nike Swim Camp. This was her first sleep away camp experience, and it was fun, safe and she learned a great deal. We would highly recommend these camps. She will likely return next year. 

    — Carol N. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Wonderful experience!

    July 13, 2015: Our son looks forward to this camp each year. Each year he gathers another friend or two from his home swim team to go along just by him telling everyone what a great time he has. We travel three hours each way for him to attend because he has such a great time and the coaches are so amazing with him. It is a wonderful experience for him each summer.

    — Jeff A. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Camp was great!

    July 13, 2015: The overall instruction was great. The variety of coaches provided a good mix. Definitely filming of the children was excellent feedback.

    — Simon J. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great experience!

    July 12, 2015: Thank you very much for the experience! I enjoyed every minute of it. The staff was incredible, they were very nice and had so much passion for swim. I made new friends and I will definitely come back next summer!

    — Alexis L. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great time!

    July 11, 2015: It was a great experience. Unlike most camps they improved my technique, and weren't as focused on speed. They did something that can help me for my whole swimming career, not just one weeks workout.

    — Luc O. Camper

    • 5/5.
    I will definitely be back.

    July 16, 2014: I was extremely impressed with the Nike Swim Camp at the University of Vermont. I have been to other camps in the past and nothing compares to this camp. I will definitely come back next year.

    — Theo B. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Awesome!

    July 12, 2014: Nike swim camp UVM is awesome! I learned and had fun with the coaches and other swimmers. Swim sessions were great, and evening social time was fun!!

    — Allison S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Planning on next year

    July 11, 2014: I enjoyed the swim camp a lot. It was my first experience in a swim camp and I want to repeat it soon. My parents think it was worth the experience and worth the time spent on this activity. We are already making plans to attend this camp next year.

    — Izzy C. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Caring and Helpful Staff

    July 11, 2014: The counselors were great. They were very caring and were extremely helpful.

    — Julia D. Camper

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Nike Swim Camp at the University of Vermont

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Gerry Cournoyer, Camp Director
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont 05405

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