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The Nike Swim Camp at Valparaiso University combines elite-level stroke technique instruction with a fantastic summer camp experience! Our staff is committed to helping competitive swimmers improve their stroke technique and to bring out the very best in every swimmer we coach.

Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, is an hour’s drive from Chicago. Campers train each day at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.

Extra Night Starts & Turns Clinic:
You now have the option to add the Extra Night Starts & Turns Clinic to make your camp experience a 4 night, 5 day camp!

The Nike Swim Camp 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
  • For competitive swimmers ages 10-18
  • Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming
  • Low camper to staff ratio
  • Fun evening activities
  • Camp focuses on technique and drill instruction covering all four strokes, starts and turns
  • 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

  • Maggie kroemer valpo univ swimming

    Camp Director Maggie Kroemer

    Maggie Kroemer returned to her alma mater as head coach of the Valpo men’s and women’s swimming programs on August 19, 2019. She enters her fourth season in charge in 2022-23.

    View Maggie Kroemer's Bio

Camp Details

Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2023. This summer, Valparaiso University is offering one session of overnight camp with a commuter camp option for ages 10-18. Our camp experience includes: stroke technique instruction, excellent facilities, healthy dining options and fun filled evening activities.

2024 OVERVIEW
  • Dates: Session I - June 10-13 & Session II - June 24-27
  • Age Group: 9-18 (minimum age of 10 years old for overnight)
  • Gender: Coed
  • Camp Type: Overnight & Day (commuter)
  • Check-in: ALL CAMPERS check-in Monday between 1:00-2:00pm at Alumni Hall. PLEASE NOTE: Dinner is the only meal provided on the first day of camp.
  • Check-out: Camp concludes immediately following the closing ceremony at 11:30am. Overnight Campers check-out of Alumni Hall and Day Campers can be picked up at the pool.
  • Day Schedule: MON 2PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9:30AM-5PM, THURS 9:30AM-12PM **Times subject to change
  • Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Dinner (first night) and lunch provided for all Day (commuter) campers.
  • 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.
CAMP ADDRESS

Valparaiso University
Alumni Hall
1605 Campus Dr E
Valparaiso, IN 46383

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Session I - CAMP CHECK-IN

Monday, June 10th

  • ALL CAMPERS check-in Monday between 1:00-2:00pm at Alumni Hall. PLEASE NOTE: Dinner is the only meal provided on the first day of camp.
CAMP CHECK-OUT

Thursday, June 13th

  • Camp concludes immediately following the closing ceremony at 11:30am. Overnight Campers check-out of Alumni Hall and Day Campers can be picked up at the pool.
Session II - CAMP CHECK-IN

Monday, June 24th

  • ALL CAMPERS check-in Monday between 1:00-2:00pm at Alumni Hall. PLEASE NOTE: Dinner is the only meal provided on the first day of camp.
CAMP CHECK-OUT

Thursday, June 27th

  • Camp concludes immediately following the closing ceremony at 11:30am. Overnight Campers check-out of Alumni Hall and Day Campers can be picked up at the pool.
EXTRA NIGHT STAYOVER

In 2024 you also have the option to add the Extra Night Starts & Turns Clinic to make your camp experience a 4 night, 5 day camp! The Starts & Turns Clinic begins on Thursday at 12:00pm and concludes on Friday at 11:00am. OVERNIGHT CAMPERS will check-out of Alumni Hall after the clinic concludes.

DAY CAMPERS will attend the clinic from 12:00pm-5:00pm on Thursday and 9:00am-11:00am on Friday. All campers can still enroll in the Starts & Turns Clinic. For an additional $150, campers are invited to stay an additional 24 hours to focus on the mechanics of their starts and turns. This is commonly the best way for age group swimmers to improve their times! If you would like to add the clinic please call us toll-free at 800-645-3226.

2024 HOUSING
  • Dorm: Alumni Hall
  • Number of Campers Per Room: 2 per room
  • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual and received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. 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!
  • Bathrooms: Shared
  • Linens: Not included. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
  • Air Conditioning: NO A/C - Please bring a portable fan

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.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
  • Instruction: Morning, afternoon, and evening training sessions
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
  • Day campers: Dinner provided on Monday; Lunch is provided Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: Campers at multi-day camps 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: Athletics-Recreation Center 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!

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

Checklist of things to bring:

  • Weather appropriate clothing for 3 nights/4 days
  • Dryland training Gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts, sweatshirt)
  • Backpack
  • 2-3 Swimsuits
  • Swim Cap(s)
  • Goggles
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or Visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals/flip flops
  • Spending Money ($50)
  • Linens (Twin XL sheets & blankets or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase)
  • Pajamas
  • Bath Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Snorkel (optional)
  • Fan - dorms do not have AC
  • Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
DAY CAMPERS

Checklist of Things to Bring: We recommend that all Day Campers bring a daily pack with the following items: swimsuit, swim cap, goggles, towel, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, sandals, water bottle, dry land gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts, sweatshirt) and any other appropriate clothing for that day’s activities which will be described to you on the first day of camp.

Camp Schedule & Meals:

  • Monday: Day Campers should arrive dressed and ready to swim. You will be assigned a counselor and given a complete schedule of all events during the week. Day Campers stay until 9:00pm. Dinner is provided.
  • Tuesday-Wednesday: Day Camper Hours – 9:30am-5:00pm. Lunch is provided.
  • Thursday: Day Camper Hours - 9:30-12:00pm. Check-out is immediately after the camp concludes.
TRANSPORTATION

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.

COMPANY POLICIES

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.

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OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

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

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch & dinner
• Nightly recreational activities
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: MON 2PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9:30AM-4PM, THURS 9:30AM-12PM

EXTRA NIGHT STARTS & TURNS CLINIC

You also have the option to add the Extra Night Starts & Turns Clinic to make your camp experience a 4 night, 5 day camp! Price: $150

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.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 AM Breakfast (overnighters)
  • 8:50 AM Day Campers arrive, stretch
  • 9:00 AM Pool Session 1
  • 11:30 AM Lunch
  • 12:00 PM Discussion/Stretching
  • 12:30 PM Dry-Land Training
  • 1:30 PM Pool Session 2
  • 4:00 PM Day Campers depart
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 7:00 PM Evening Activities
  • 9:30 PM Supervised free time in Dorm
  • 10:00 PM Lights out!

Valparaiso university swimming pool facility

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, is an hour’s drive from Chicago. The Athletics-Recreation Center pool is home to the Valparaiso University swimming program. Built in 1962, the pool is located on the ground floor of the ARC. A six-lane, 25-yard pool, it regularly houses anywhere from two to four home meets a year for the Crusaders.

Camp Questions & Answers

How are swimmers grouped at camp?

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.

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Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    June 23, 2023: My child loved every second of camp! She met new friends, loved Coach Maggie, and the Valpo swimmers that helped coach! She learned a lot and loved the experience of staying on a college campus!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 25, 2022: The entire experience was great! My son enjoyed it all and is looking forward to doing it next year!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 24, 2023: My son got to know about life in College and was happy with the level of the swim experience.

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    June 23, 2023: Getting a different coaches perspective on swim technique and skill improvement.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 25, 2022: My son expressed he wanted to stay longer and that he had a wonderful time.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 23, 2023: Working directly with the coach and swim team!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 23, 2023: The use of university facilities

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    This is Jackson's favorite camp

    — Anonymous

Nike Swim Camp at Valparaiso University

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Maggie Kroemer, Camp Director
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST

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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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Nike
Swim
Indiana
Valparaiso
https://www.ussportscamps.com/swim/nike/swim-camp-valparaiso-university
Nike Swim Camp at Valparaiso University
USD
64621
Nike Swim Camp at Valparaiso University
Co-Ed
9-18
Jun 10-Jun 13, 2024
625.00
Programs: Complete Stroke Technique
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp runs Monday-Thursday with an optional Starts & Turns Clinic Thursday/Friday. Note: Minimum age is 10 years for overnight campers. Please note: Last year this camp session SOLD OUT at this location.
Overnight $625.00 USD
Availability: Yes

Day 9:00AM-5:00PM $525.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
USD
64622
Nike Swim Camp at Valparaiso University
Co-Ed
9-18
Jun 24-Jun 27, 2024
625.00
Programs: Complete Stroke Technique
Age Group: 9 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp runs Monday-Thursday with an optional Starts & Turns Clinic Thursday/Friday. Note: Minimum age is 10 years for overnight campers. Please note: Last year this camp session SOLD OUT at this location.
Overnight $625.00 USD
Availability: Limited

Day 9:00AM-5:00PM $525.00 USD
Availability: Limited

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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