Nike Winter Swim Clinic at Saint Vincent College
Fall Swim Clinic December 9-10!
Located a short drive east from the Pittsburgh Metro Area, the Nike Swim Cam at Saint Vincent College offers competitive swimmers from Pittsburgh and beyond, a two day clinic on the beautiful private campus grounds in Latrobe, PA. Come work on your stroke technique this winter in the Frank and Elizabeth Resnik Pool, a 25 yard x 6 lane training facility and home to the SVC Bearcat men’s and women’s swimming teams.
This camp is not a “learn to swim” program; it is designed for competitive swimmers ages 10-18 looking to improve their strokes, starts and turns. Camp will be limited to 48 campers so we encourage you to register soon!
The Nike Swim Camp at Saint Vincent 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
- 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 Director Josh Gurekovich
Directing camp this summer is Josh Gurekovich. Coach Gurekovich has been the Saint Vincent College swimming coach since the program's inception in 2004.View Josh Gurekovich's Bio ⟩
In 2013 and 2022, he was honored by his peers, as he was named Women's Coach of the Year in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.
The 2017-18 season was arguably the finest in Saint Vincent swimming history. During the season, the Bearcat women's team claimed its first ever undefeated regular season in Presidents' Athletic Conference competition before finishing second at the annual PAC Championship meet. On the men's side, junior Jacob Davis made history. Davis was named PAC Men's Swimmer of the Year, becoming the first ever Bearcat swimmer to claim the honor. Davis went on to become the first NCAA qualifier in school history. On March 24th at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, Davis finished seventh in the 100 Freestyle, giving the program its first All-American in school history. Gurekovich saw both programs excel in the classroom during the year, as they were both honored each semester with Scholar All-American recognition from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America.
In 2016, Gurekovich led the Bearcat women to their best finish in program history, tying for second place at the annual PAC Swimming & Diving Championships. Gurekovich's teams perform well in the classroom as well, as they have earned Scholar All-American recognition from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America both in 2016 and 2017.
Prior to SVC's joining of the NCAA, Coach Gurekovich qualified 13 swimmers for the NAIA national meet. As members of the NCAA and the Presidents' Athletic Conference, both the men's and women's squads continue to perform well, setting many new school records each season.
Gurekovich came to Saint Vincent after coaching two powerful NCAA Division III teams, Westminster College (Pa.) and Colby College.
While at Westminster, he helped guide three swimmers to the NCAA national meet where they placed in the top 16 in each of their respective events during the 1999-2000 season. He then went on to Colby College where in the first year he helped the women’s team to their highest finish in the NESCAC Conference meet placing fourth. They also had multiple national qualifiers.
He then returned to Westminster for the 2003-04 season, and the Westminster women finished the year with the Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship while the men finished a close second. Gurekovich has coached 27 national qualifiers in NCAA D-II, D-III, and NAIA during his coaching career both as an assistant and head coach. During that time he worked with eight All-Americans and one national champion.
In addition to these coaching accolades he is a two-time NAIA National qualifier, an All-American in the 800 Free Relay, and a member of the 1999 GLIAC Conference Champion swim team. A 1999 graduate of Westminster College, Gurekovich earned his degree in History with a Secondary Education minor.
He and his wife Chrissy reside in Irwin with son, Connor and daughter, Emily.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. This winter, Saint Vincent College is offering a clinic (9:00am-3:00pm) for ages 10-18. Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other swimmers having similar abilities and goals.
- Dates: December 9-10
- Age Group: 10-18
- Gender: Coed
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: 9:30am-4:00pm, Saturday-Sunday
- Check-in: TBA
- Meals: Lunch is provided.
- Program: The Stroke Technique program is designed to provide competitive swimmers with a better understanding of swimming fundamentals. Stroke refinement along with constructive feedback will be the focus of the camp and allows each participant to gain a greater knowledge of proper stroke mechanics and ways to improve themselves individually.
Saint Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Rd
Latrobe, PA 15650
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Saturday, December 9th & Sunday, December 10th
- Check-in: Check-in Saturday and Sunday at 9:30am
- Check-out: Check-out Saturday and Sunday at 4:00pm
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Morning and afternoon training sessions
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
- Camp T-shirt & Prizes: Campers will receive a Nike Swim Camps t-shirt and prizes.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio
- Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience.
- Equipment Needed: Please bring your water swimsuit, swim cap, googles and towel(s)
- Facility: Frank and Elizabeth Resnik Pool
- Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Dryland training Gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts, sweatshirt)
- Swim Cap(s)
- Water bottle
- Pen/Pencil and Notebook
- Sandals/flip flops
- Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE SWIM CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our swim camps please see our FAQ page.
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
- 9:30am Check-In/Registration
- 10:00am Classroom Session
- 10:45am Pool Session
- 12:30pm Lunch
- 1:30pm Classroom Session
- 2:00pm Pool Session
- 4:00pm Check-out/Departure
Saint Vincent College
The Frank and Elizabeth Resnik pool opened its doors in the Spring of 1993. This six-lane, 25-yard facility is the home of the Bearcat men’s and women’s swimming program. The pool is known campus wide for its beautiful wood ceiling and multiple skylights.
During the 2005-06 school year, pool renovations occurred to improve the facility's capability to host swim meets and the overall enjoyment for the campus community. These improvements include the installation of custom made Keifer starting blocks, a new heater and air filtration unit, and the installation of an in-deck Colorado timing system with a 6-line scoreboard display.
Camp Questions & Answers
How will my swimmer be grouped at camp?
Upon arrival at Saint Vincent, 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.
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.