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Ball State is located in Muncie, Indiana, a city 55 miles (one hour) northeast of Indianapolis, just off Interstate 69. Muncie’s location, in the heart of the Midwest, makes it easily accessible by highways and charter flights from many locations, including the Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and Dayton airports.

Home to Ball State’s Men's and Women's Swimming teams, campers receive instruction and work on their stroke technique in the Lewellen Aquatic Center, a 25-yard x 6 lane pool with a diving well and one meter board.

During the week campers will watch their own performance on iPad- -to-TV replay as coaches evaluate and critique their stroke on a daily basis. We will also use underwater camera, video, and TiVo replay. This is an important and beneficial training aid to improve race strategies and stroke mechanics. 

The Nike Swim Camp at Ball State is open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend all participants have competitive swimming experience (e.g. U.S.S. Age Group, National Qualifies, High School Swimmners or Summer League Swimmers) with all four competitive strokes: Fly, Back, Breast and Freestyle.

Highlights Include
  • Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimmers
  • 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

  • Kristy Patterson Ball State

    Co-Director Kristy Patterson

    Kristy Patterson enters into her fifth season as head coach of the women’s swimming and diving team after a successful first three years at the helm of the program.

    View Kristy Patterson's Bio
  • Bob Thomas Ball State

    Co-Director Bob Thomas

    The winningest coach in the 70-year history of Ball State men’s swimming & diving, Bob Thomas enters his 37th season as the program’s head coach in 2015-16. From the 2004-05 season through the 2008-09 season, he was also the co-head coach of the women’s swimming & diving team.

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Camp Details

This summer, Ball State is offering one week of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-8:30pm) for ages 8-18. 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.


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


• Lunch & dinner
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: SUN 4PM-8:30PM, MON-WED 9AM-8:30PM, THURS 9AM-11AM

At the Nike Swim Camp at Ball State University, each camper will learn how to mentally and physically prepare for competition. Lectures and personalized instruction focus on goal setting, mental training, strength, flexibility, training techniques, nutrition analysis, pre- competitive meals, and how these contribute to swimming performance. 

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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.

Check- in takes place between 3:00-4:00pm on Sunday, June 18th. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 4:00pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time. Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 8:30 p.m. after swimming, dinner and orientation.

There will be a closing ceremony at 10:30am on Thursday with check-out immediately following. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.


Roommates & Housing
The campers live and dine in a modern, well- equipped, air conditioned residence hall complex near the pool facility. 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: Botsford Swinford Complex
  • 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.


Extended Day Campers check-in between 1:00-2:00pm on the first day. Arrive dressed and ready to swim. At that time, you will be assigned a counselor and you will be given a complete schedule of all events during the week. Departure each day is around 9:00pm for Extended Day Campers.
Daily Schedule: SUN 4PM-8:30PM, MON-WED 9AM-8:30PM, THURS 9AM-11AM


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.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 AM Breakfast (overnighters)
  • 8:50 AM Extended 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
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Pool Session 3 or Evening Activities
  • 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 9:30 PM Supervised Free time in Dorm
  • 10:00 PM Lights out

Ball State University Facility Nike Swim Camp

Lewellen Aquatic Center

Campers train each day at the Lewellen Aquatic Center, a 25-yard x 6 lane pool, with a diving well and one meter board. 


Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Great experience!

    All four of my kiddos loved this experience and can't wait to go back next year! We have attended larger camps in the past, so we loved the individual attention and focus on technique. My goal for my kids was to have the experience of being at a camp, and get in the water.. and I was absolutely shocked at the progress they made in their swim technique and drops in their time, like an an entire year of payoff in a couple days! Well done all! Most of all, they had a blast and all four had a fantastic time (how did you do that?!)

    — M.F. Parent of Ball State Swim Campers 17'

    • 5/5.
    Great opportunity!

    My child thrived here. I hope that it can be at the same location next year as we will definitely be there!!!

    — L.S. Parent of Ball State Swim Camper 17'

    • 5/5.
    Great takeaways!

    The staff and coaches were amazing!! My child has taken alot away from the experience. I can't wait to see his new skills in action!

    — N.S. Parent of Ball State Swim Camper 17'

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    • 5/5.
    We will be back!

    Our son came home excited everyday, and ready to go back the next day. He felt comfortable with the coaches, and learned SO much to take with him. He would ABSOLUTELY, do this again next year!

    — B.K. Parent of Ball State Swim Camper 17'

    • 5/5.
    Positive Experience!

    My daughter came home feeling positive about her experience. She learned something new/better for each type of stroke. She also enjoyed spending time with other kids who love the sport of swimming.

    — J.D. Parent of Ball State Swim Camper 17'

    • 5/5.
    Fantastic experience!

    Just wanted to tell you thank you again for such a fantastic experience!  My kiddos had a meet today, all dropped time.. and both hit regional times for the FIRST time ever!!  They are so elated with the gains they made. Thank you for all the hard work you all put into this camp, from start to finish, this was a unbelievably awesome experience for all!

    — P.M. Parent of Ball State Swim Camper 17'


Nike Swim Camp at Ball State University

Kristy Patterson, Co-Director
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306


Camp Dates & Prices

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