Nike Swim Camp at Wingate University
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This summer 2019 the Nike Swim Camp in the Carolinas is being offered at Wingate Univesity, in Wingate, NC. The beautiful Wingate campus is easily accessible for swimmers from Charlotte, Raleigh, Columbia, SC and beyond. With only one session offered, the stroke technique program is expected to sell out quickly so swimmers and teams are encouraged to register early.
Wingate's coaching staff want to push you to new heights this summer through innovative stroke refinement drills and dry-land conditioning. Instruction and daily activities take place in Wingate’s Natatorium while overnight campers reside in the air-conditioned dorms and enjoy 3 nutritious meals per day in the nearby Dining Hall.
The Nike Swim Camp at Wingate University 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
- 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 Greg Doyle
Greg Doyle is serving his first season as assistant men’s and women’s swimming coach at Wingate University during the 2018-19 academic year. Doyle joins the Bulldog family after two-plus years as the head swimming coach and aquatics director at York College of Pennsylvania.View Greg Doyle's Bio & Swim Tips ⟩
Doyle will serve as sprint coach and recruiting coordinator for the Bulldogs. In addition to his WU coaching duties, Doyle will serve as swim lesson program director for Wingate aquatics. He was a Nike Swim Camp director and coach at York and Limestone College.
While at York, Doyle trained an Olympic trials qualifier who won an NCAA Division III individual national championship. His student-athletes set 45 York records during his tenure. The 2017 Capital Athletic Conference men’s and women’s swimming Coach of the Year, Doyle’s teams earned five College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America team plaques (three women, two men).
Bulldog fans remember Doyle for his two-year tenure as the head coach and aquatics director at fellow Bluegrass Mountain Conference member Limestone College. During his time in South Carolina, Doyle helped the Saints post 28 new school records. His student-athletes posted 50 All-American swims at two NCAA meets (2014, 2015). His teams claimed 13 CSCAA Scholar All-American awards while landing on the CSCAA Scholar All-American team list as well.
Doyle served one year each as an assistant coach at Washington and Lee and SUNY New Paltz. While at W&L, Doyle helped the Generals set 14 varsity records as the Generals competed in the ultra-competitive Bluegrass Mountain Conference. He coached five W&L All-Americans, including the fifth-place finisher in the 50 Freestyle at the 2013 NCAA Division III championships.
At SUNY New Paltz, Doyle helped the Hawks bring in one of the largest recruiting classes in the school’s history. New Paltz had two All-American performances (women’s 100 and 200 Backstroke) at the 2012 NCAA Division III championship meet. The Hawks recorded nine varsity records during his time at the school.
Doyle was a student-athlete at SUNY Oswego, earning three NCAA Division III All-American trophies. He was named to the CSCAA Scholar All-American team in 2006. Additionally, Doyle earned Oswego’s Outstanding Senior Athlete Award in 2008. He received national Swimmer of the Week honors from CollegeSwimming.com his final season.
Academically, Doyle received a B.A. degree in public justice (athletic coaching minor) from Oswego in 2008. He earned a masters’ degree in athletic administration from South Atlantic Conference member Coker College in 2015. Doyle has earned a Level 2 certification from the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA). The ASCA presented him with two certificates of excellence (2013-16, 2018) for his teams’ performances at the NCAA national championship meets.
Instructor & Guest Speaker Kirk Sanocki
Wingate University head men’s and women’s swimming coach Kirk Sanocki has coached the Bulldog women’s team for 17 seasons and the men’s team for 13 seasons.View Kirk Sanocki's Bio ⟩Last season, the Wingate women finished third at the 2017 NCAA national meet. The 2017 meet marked the third consecutive year the Bulldogs have brought home team hardware (WU was third in 2015 and second in 2016). On the men’s side, the Bulldogs jumped 10 places on the team leader board from their 2016 appearance, scoring 198 points to finish sixth at NCAAs.
Wingate won the national championship in the women’s 800 Freestyle Relay at the 2017 NCAA meet. In June, Wingate was the only NCAA Division II school with three swimming student-athletes on the 2017 Academic All-America® at-large teams (as selected by CoSIDA). With these selections, Wingate Swimming has 25 student-athletes who have earned Academic All-America® at-large team distinctions from CoSIDA.
On the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) team charts, the Wingate women posted a 3.49 GPA. The Bulldog men had a 3.36 GPA. Both WU swimming teams were recognized as Scholar All-America teams by the CSCAA in 2017.
The Wingate women’s swimming team finished a school-record second in the 2016 NCAA Division II national championship meet. Sanocki was named the NCAA Division II women’s swimming Coach of the Year by his peers. The Bulldog men finished 16th at the season-concluding meet, only 4.5 points behind number 15 Indianapolis.
The Bulldog women won six 2016 national titles (three relays, three individuals). The Wingate University swimming program has 40 national championships entering the 2017-18 season.
Wingate set NCAA Division II records on the way to victories in the 200 Medley Relay (1:39.90), the 400 Medley Relay (3:40.28) and the 200 Butterfly (52.52). Prior to the 2016 NCAA meet, both Wingate squads finished second at the 18th annual Bluegrass Mountain Conference championship meet.
Sanocki’s teams receive significant academic awards every year, both from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Eighteen members of the WU swimming program were 2016 Scholar All-Americans, as named by the CSCAA. Both WU squads were named 2016 Scholar All-America teams by the CSCAA. The Wingate men qualified with a 3.45 cumulative team GPA, while the Bulldog women made the list with a 3.37 cumulative team GPA.
The Bulldog women’s swimming team finished third at the 2015 NCAA Division II swimming and diving championships. The Bulldog men finished 12th, one point behind 11th-place Delta State (Miss.). Wingate’s men finished 12th (or better) at the NCAA meet for 10 consecutive years. Both Bulldog teams finished second at the 17th annual Bluegrass Mountain Conference championship meet.
In 2014, the Bulldog teams swept the Bluegrass Mountain Conference (BMC) titles for the second year in a row. The 2014 crown gave the Wingate men seven consecutive BMC titles, while the Bulldog women earned four BMC trophies (2011-14). Sanocki has received the Bob Busby Award for BMC Coach of the Year 10 times (six men, four women).
In the 2014 NCAA Division II swimming and diving championships, the Wingate women finished sixth with 230.5 points. Drury (Mo.) won for the fifth time in six years, compiling 486 points. The Bulldog men claimed eighth place with 221 points. Drury won for the 10th consecutive season, posting 569.5 points. Wingate senior Marko Blazevski won his third NCAA Division II national title in the 400 Individual Medley at the 2014 NCAA event.
Wingate sent a school-record 22 student-athletes to the 2013 NCAA national championship meet. The Bulldog women established a school record with 242.5 points at the 2013 NCAA meet. The Wingate men missed a third straight fifth-place finish by three points, as Wingate recorded 262 points. From 2009-13, only two teams finished in the NCAA men’s swimming top six each year…Wingate and perennial national champion Drury.
Sanocki was the 2012 NCAA Division II men’s swimming Coach of the Year, as selected by his peers in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). Sanocki helped the WU men tie for fifth place in the NCAA Division II national championship meet. Wingate had five national champions at the 2012 national championships.
On the national scene, Sanocki served the second year of his two-year term as president of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) in 2014. In 2010, the CSCAA elected Sanocki to this role. He has served the organization in three two-year segments. The first two-year term was president-elect, while the final two years (2014-15, 2015-16) were past president.
Outside the pool, Sanocki and his teams host a national-recognized Special Olympics swimming venue every April. The Bulldogs received the NCAA Division II Community Engagement Award of Excellence in 2011, recognizing the long-running volunteer service project.
Sanocki has guided the Wingate University Bulldogs to 11 Bluegrass Mountain Conference championship titles (seven men’s titles, four women’s championships). He has earned the Bob Busby Award for BMC Coach of the Year 11 times (six men, five women).
Wingate University's Kirk Sanocki by the numbers:
- Sanocki has coached Wingate student-athletes to 339 All-American swims
- Wingate has 40 national championship swims during his tenure (26 women, 14 men)
- At NCAAs, the Wingate women have earned second place once (2016) and third twice
- At NCAAs, the Bulldog men have earned fifth place once and sixth place five times
- Sanocki has guided Wingate to 11 Bluegrass Mountain Conference titles
- Sanocki has earned the Busby Award BMC Coach of the Year 11 times
- Sanocki was named NCAA Division II national Coach of the Year twice (women 2016, men 2012)
- Twenty-five (25) WUSWIM student-athletes have earned Academic All-America® at-large team honors from CoSIDA
Coach/Instructor Kevin Hennessy
Wingate University men’s swimming alum Kevin Hennessy (’10) begins his second season as an assistant men’s and women’s swimming coach in the fall of 2017. Hennessy returns to his alma mater after spending six years with the Coast Guard Blue Dolphins in Virginia. Hennessy assists in all aspects of the Wingate University swimming program and will serve as the lead coach for the Aqua-Dog club team.View Kevin Hennessy's Bio ⟩
During his time at Wingate, Hennessy was a four-year letter winner for the Bulldog men’s swimming team and head coach Kirk Sanocki. He was an All-Bluegrass Mountain Conference (BMC) swimmer and a Scholar All-American, as named by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). Hennessy earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology with a Psychology minor during his time at Wingate.
Hennessy began coaching with the Coast Guard Blue Dolphins (CGBD) on a part-time basis in 2008 before his elevation to full-time status in 2010. In his time with the CGBD, he has served as assistant head age-group coach, head age-group coach and most recently as the head senior coach from 2013 until 2016.
During his time with the CGBD, Hennessy’s swimmers consistently placed at the top of their region and state meets. His swimmers have set numerous team records and Virginia Swimming records. They have gone on to qualify for Sectionals and Junior Nationals. Hennessy also assisted with the development and training of the CGBD Olympic Trials qualifiers in 2012 and 2016. He also has experience coaching summer league teams and high school teams.
This summer, Wingate is offering one week (Sunday thru Thursday) of overnight with an extended day camp (9:00am-8:00pm) option for ages 10-18.
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: SUN 2PM-8PM, MON-WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 9AM-11:30AM
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 1:00pm-2:00pm on Sunday, July 7th.
There will be a swim meet starting on Thursday, July 11th at 9:00am, followed by a closing ceremony at 11:30am.
Extended Day Campers
- Campers check-in between 1:30-2:00pm
- Campers will depart that evening at 8:30pm after swimming, dinner and orientation
- Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 2PM-8PM, MON-WED 9AM-8PM, THURS 9AM-11:30AM
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers stay 2-per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. Boys and girls are housed on separate floors with gender specific counselors on them.
LINENS: Not provided
AIR CONDITIONING: Yes - Dorm has AC
SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $50
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 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
- 7:15 am Breakfast
- 8:30/8:50 am Extended Day Campers arrive
- 9:00 am Morning Swim session
- 11:00 am Dryland and Flexibility session
- Noon Lunch, rest and free-time
- 2:00 pm Afternoon swim session
- 4:00 pm Planned extra-curricular "FUN TIME"
- 5:30 pm Dinner and rest
- 7:00 pm Evening activities, games, camp store
- 8:30/9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 pm Lights out!
Camp Questions & Answers
How are swimmers grouped at camp?
Upon arrival at camp at Wingate, 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.