Swimming

We are excited to offer in-person institutes & camps for Summer 2022!

This exciting week-long, co-ed summer camp is for swimmers entering grades 7-12 who swim competitively. (Campers MUST be at least 12 years old by start of camp). Designed to enhance the technical aspects of stroke, training and the strategies needed for each camper to compete at the top level of competitive swimming

Dates:
Sunday June 26th - Thursday June 30th, 2022

REGISTER NOW!

Cost of Camp:
$640 Residential; $440 Commuter

The Program:

This program includes:

    • Technical instruction
    • Stretching and dry land training
    • Training principles
    • Stroke development
    • Additional advanced workouts available for competitive swimmers who are in training
    • Practice sessions held in a 25-yard indoor competition pool, located in Alfred University's McLane Center
    • Each athlete will be videotaped and receive a DVD with stroke analysis
    • Fun recreational activities
    • Camp T-shirt

AU Swim Camp Video:

The Director:
Camp Director Brian Striker is Head Swimming and Diving Coach at Alfred University. He was one of the top swimmers in the program’s history while a student at AU, earning All-American certification five times. Coach Striker returned to the University in 2002 to coach the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. In his twenty years at the helm of the program, he has guided the Saxons to four Upper New York State Collegiate Swimming Association men’s championships (2003, 2007, 2008 and 2009) and five Empire 8 Conference men’s championship titles (2003, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009).

Striker is a five-time UNYSCSA and Empire 8 Conference Coach of the Year; athletes he has coached have won 163 Empire 8 individual and relays events and 54 UNYSCSA individual and relay events. He shares the school record for consecutive men’s dual-meet coaching victories (28, from 2005-2009). He has coached eight All-Americans at AU, and 71 individual and 31 relay school records have been set. In 2010 Coach Striker was inducted into the Alfred University Athletic Hall of Fame. This is his 20th year serving as Director of the AU Summer Swim Camp.

Facilities:
The beautiful Alfred University campus offers modern buildings and facilities, a 25-yard indoor competition pool, classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment, pleasant residence halls and dining rooms and lots of open spaces.

Schedule:
The camp begins with registration and check-in on Sunday from 2-4 PM, followed by dinner, a campus tour and ice-breaker activities. During the week, swimmers attend camp sessions during the day and enjoy recreational activities each evening. The program concludes on Thursday after lunch, and campers check out between 1:00 and 2:00 PM.

Sample Daily Schedule*

  • 6:30 AM Optional Advanced Workout for Swimmers in Training 
  • 7:30 AM Morning Practice
  • 8:30 AM Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM Drills & Workout
  • 12:00 PM Lunch & Free Time
  • 1:30 PM Afternoon Practice
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Organized Recreational Activities 
  • 10:00 PM Quiet Hours Begin

*Please note, this schedule is subject to change. Further information, including a detailed program schedule and driving directions to campus, will be sent to all who enroll.

What to Bring:
Each camper must bring a swimming suit, towel, swim cap, fins and goggles. Campers must bring their own pillows and blankets. Bed/bath linens will be provided, but they can also bring their own (bed linens must fit the extra-long twin residence hall beds).

Camp Fees:

  • Residential camp fee: $640 per person covers room and board from dinner the first day through lunch on the last day, individualized and group instruction, as well as additional organized activities, a camp T-shirt, and a fun-filled week. (The full camp fee, minus any applicable discounts, must be submitted electronically with the enrollment form. Commuter rate available; see section below.)
  • Team discount: If three or more swimmers from the same school or team enroll in the camp, they will receive a discount of $25 per person. (To be eligible, the same team name must be filled in on each enrollment form.)

Further details and directions will be sent to all campers upon our receipt of their enrollment form and payment.

How to Enroll:
Complete the CampDoc Online Registration Form (We support the current and previous major releases of Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari on a rolling basis.)

Camp Registration Portal (CampDoc)
CampDoc Registration Instructions

Enrollment Deadline: May 15th

Acceptance:
Campers will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment is limited and this camp fills up fast, so it is a good idea to enroll as early as possible. Swimmers who wish to enroll must complete and return the enrollment form, along with a non-refundable camp fee.

Questions?
For further general information please contact the Office of Summer Programs at 607-871-2122 or via email. For technical information about the camp please contact the camp director, Coach Brian Striker.


Once campers are accepted they will be provided a link to complete the required documents (parental permissions to attend as well as health records) for camp.  These are required by June 15th. Updated immunization information (including dates) is also required at that time. (If you do not have updated immunization information on hand, you may want to acquire this from your physician now to avoid processing delays.)

Supervision:
When campers are not with the coaches, they are supervised by specially-trained Camp Counselors who serve as positive role models, mentors and friends. In order to ensure everyone has a safe, healthy and enjoyable time on campus, summer students are expected to abide by the University's summer programs rules & regulations.

Activities:
When not in training sessions, campers enjoy planned recreational activities such as indoor and outdoor games, movies, social gatherings at the Terra Cotta Coffee House and a farewell party on the last night. Living, dining and learning together, campers have ample opportunity to get to know each other and develop lasting friendships.

Housing:
Campers stay in secure University residence halls dedicated to summer campers (2 per room) and must bring their own pillows and blankets. Bed/bath linens will be provided, but they can also bring their own (bed linens must fit the extra-long twin residence hall beds). Laundry facilities are available in each hall at no charge. Males and females are housed on separate floors. Our Camp Counselors will be on-site in the residence halls at all times.

Meals:
Delicious, all-you-can-eat, cafeteria-style meals are served in the campus dining hall. Our Dining Services chefs do an excellent job in accommodating campers with food allergies and other special requirements.

Commuter rate: $440. This includes breakfast and lunch on camp days. Campers who wish to commute must check in at registration on Sunday and then arrive on campus by 7:30 AM during the week for morning practice and be picked up no later than 5:00 PM. (Exception: Commuter pick-up time on Thursday is 1:00 PM)

Sorry, there are no scholarships or other forms of financial aid available for campers.

  • "It was really fun and truly a learning experience. I felt myself become more confident in swimming my strokes overall. I enjoyed being coached by our coaches and also enjoyed having a lot of freedom. I thought that overall it was informative, but fun, too. I learned so much! Thank you!"
  • "I had a really good time and want to thank all the coaches because I feel I improved in many areas."
  • "Great camp!"
  • "The individual attention was very beneficial, including the stroke evaluations."
  • "Before I came to this camp I didn't realize how important dry land is. Thanks to this camp, I now know how I can prepare for a swim season without a pool!"
  • "I had a great time. You guys were awesome! Thanks for everything!"
  • "It was a good camp and well run. I especially liked the technique work because I feel it will help me a lot in the future. Good coach-swimmer ratio, too."
  • "I really enjoyed the camp! You all helped me a lot. Thank you so much!"
  • "Alfred University helped me to enjoy my summer and have fun with the sport I love."
  • "I have learned so much here that will help me get faster. Thanks so much!"
  • "I was kicking at the wrong time in breaststroke. It's fixed and now I am much faster. Thanks!"
  • "I enjoyed the recreational activities and free time, too, because everyone around the camp was fun."
  • "I love all my counselors!"
  • "I really improved all of my strokes and got faster in the water."

Alfred University is located in the peaceful village of Alfred in Western New York State, where summer days are warm and nights are cool and comfortable. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful meadows and valleys, Alfred University is the perfect place to spend an enjoyable week improving your swimming skills and meeting other students with similar interests and abilities.

The campus, a 6-hour drive from New York City, 2 hours from Buffalo and 1 1/4 hours from Rochester, is easily accessible by car or bus from all directions and is located just five miles south of Interstate 86. The nearest major airport is the Rochester International Airport (about 65 miles north). Transportation to and from that airport can be provided for an additional charge if we receive your request by June 14. After that date campers should make their own arrangements with an airport limo service.

The University may cancel any course or activity at any time because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees, but cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Whether considering candidates for admission or financial aid, applicants for employment or the management of its policies and school-administered programs, Alfred University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or disability. Alfred University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.