Nike Swim Camp at York College of Pennsylvania
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This summer 2019 the Nike Swim Camp in Eastern PA is being offered at York College of Pennsylvania which is easily accessible for swimmers from Lancaster, Baltimore, Philadelphia and beyond. With only two sessions offered, the stroke technique program is expected to sell out quickly so swimmers and teams are encouraged to register early.
York College's 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 York’s new Grumbacher Sports and Fitness center while overnight campers reside in the air-conditioned Northside Commons and enjoy 3 nutritious meals per day in the nearby Johnson Dining Room.
The Nike Swim Camp at York College 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 Eric Rasmussen
Eric Rasmussen has been named the new head swimming coach/aquatics director at York College after a national search. Rasmussen comes to York with over 25 years of coaching and aquatic experience.View Eric Rasmussen's Bio & Swim Tips ⟩
Rasmussen brings a very broad coaching portfolio to the Spartan program. He has served as the head coach at New Jersey Institute of Technology and Saint Peter’s College (now University) while also serving tenures as an assistant coach at Manhattan College and Loyola (Maryland). Rasmussen began his Division I coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Texas. Most recently, he served as the aquatics director at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
Rasmussen will have a strong core to build on to start his Spartan tenure. Sophomore All-American Keven Stahl headlines a group of talented swimmers who will allow the Spartans to compete in the rugged CAC.
“I am eagerly looking forward to getting started. With school already in session, we’re going to hit the ground running. It is very exciting!” said Rasmussen. “This program has had good success over the last few seasons. I am looking to build on that success; ultimately becoming the premier team in Capital Athletic Conference.”
Rasmussen’s experience includes work with some of the top college and international-level coaches in the country. At Texas, he worked directly under the legendary Eddie Reese. Coach Reese has been the Head Coach of the US Olympic team three times and had led his Longhorns to 14 NCAA Division 1 crowns, including two when Rasmussen was his assistant.
Rasmussen also worked as the head counselor/coach for the Longhorn Swimming Camp for many summers. In that role, he worked under two more Olympic head coaches; Mark Schubert and Richard Quick. Between the two, they served on more than a dozen US Olympic coaching staffs.
Rasmussen served eight years as a head coach at Division I Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, leading the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. During his eight-year run, he orchestrated a mass overhaul of the school’s records, with many of the records being broken numerous times. Upon his departure, only two school records predated Rasmussen’s tenure as head coach.
Rasmussen was an assistant at Division I Loyola (MD) College. During his three-year stay in Baltimore, the Greyhounds experienced a great deal of success. The culmination of his efforts came at the 2005 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship meet where Loyola swimmers recorded over 50 personal best swims, breaking 19 school records and three conference records.
This summer, York College is offering one session (Monday thru Friday) of overnight camp, with an extended day (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. Our camp staff will do their best to accommodate 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
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: MON 1:30PM-8:00PM, TUE-THURS 8:00AM-8:00PM, FRI 8:00AM-NOON
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 for all campers takes place between 1:00PM-2:00PM on Monday, June 24th. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 2:15PM and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
A closing ceremony will take place at the pool at 11:00am on Friday, June 28th. Day Campers will be picked up at the pool immediately following the closing ceremony. Overnight campers check-out from dorm immediately following.
ROOMMATES & HOUSING
Campers stay 2-per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 10 days before the start of camp. After that, the request can't be guaranteed. 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 separate floors with gender specific counselors on them.
DORM: Northside Commons
LINENS: Not provided
AIR CONDITIONING: Yes
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.
Extended and Day Campers check-in between 1:30PM-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.
EXTENDED DAY SCHEDULE: MON 1:30PM-8:00PM, TUE-THURS 8:00AM-8:00PM, FRI 8:00AM-NOON
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.
The York College Natatorium
The York College Natatorium is the home to the Spartan men's and women's swim teams. The pool holds roughly 460,000 gallons of warm 79 degree water. The pool has eight competition lanes and an ample warm-up cool down area. The swim team averages five home meets a season and provide the swimmers with one of the best facilities in the region. The Natatorium features a state-of-the-art Daktronics scoreboard that ties into the competition timing system. The scoreboard also has a multichromatic message board. The pool is also home to physical education classes and recreation swimmers as well.
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Excited About Camp!
August 13, 2018: My 9 year old daughter loved this camp! She learned a lot of skills she did not previously have, and she was excited every morning to get up and go. She loved the games that they played throughout the day too!
— Rebecca B. Parent
June 30, 2018: My daughter LOVED the training & raved about how the positive encouragement from her coach helped her. It was very challenging, but she improved and is looking forward to returning next year.
— Samantha C., Parent
The facility was great!
July 6, 2017: The facility was great! My kids loved the chance to train in a college pool and with some great coaches. Instruction was tough, but a lot of fun. Well worth the money spent!
— Jim N. Parent
Intense swim experience!
July 12, 2016: The Nike Swim Camp provide an intense swim experience for dedicated athletes. It also was a safe, comfortable dorm and good facility for training. It is a great way to meet other athletes that share a passion for swimming!
— Heather M. Parent