Swim Camps

COVID-19 Camp Update:
April 29, 2020

For the health and safety of all who participate in our summer youth programs, St. Olaf will not be hosting face-to-face programs on our campus.

We are committed to keeping you updated on any changes in our plans, policies, or procedures. If you have any questions or concerns you are welcome to contact us at 507.786.3031 or summer@stolaf.edu.

April 13, 2020

We hope you and your family are well.

The college has made the decision to cancel all camps, conferences and events scheduled to occur on campus this summer. The impact of the continuing spread of COVID-19 and the need to align tightly with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guide this decision.

We regret having to make this decision, in particular because we were looking forward to our campers living and learning the Ole experience on campus with us.  Nonetheless, the health and safety of our campers, students, employees and visitors are our top priority and, at this time, that means not having events and groups on campus.

We regret that the COVID-19 pandemic necessitates this decision. It is our fervent hope that we will see you at one of our summer programs in the future.

Please accept our best wishes for good health and safety for you and your family.

Excellence has become a trademark of the St. Olaf Swim Camps in the more than 30 years that Bob and Dave Hauck have been directing them. Our coaches provide a team-oriented learning environment that is exciting, fun, and challenging:

St. Olaf swim camps including Stroke Technique and High-Performance  are designed for swimmers who have been swimming competitively in associations or school programs and have yet to complete their senior year.  Pool time and other training activities are balanced with recreational activities supervised by camp coaches and counselors.

The camp provides a complete experience on the beautiful St. Olaf campus in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

“Our goal is to provide each swimmer with the necessary tools to become the best swimmer he or she can be — today, next week, and in the years to come.”
—Coach Bob Hauck

Camp Schedule

Oles & Saints

Oles & Saints

Campers are divided into two groups, Oles & Saints, which depend on age, experience and/or camp. Schedule subject to change.

Oles – High Performance

Saints – Stroke Technique

Oles (Sunday)

Oles (Sunday)

12:00 p.m. Check-in

1:00 p.m. Introductions

2:30 p.m. Video/Lecture

3:10 p.m. Pool Instruction

4:30 p.m. Dry Land

5:30 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. Group Session

7:30 p.m. Free-time/Get Acquainted

10:00 p.m. In Rooms

10:30 p.m. Lights Out

Oles (Monday-Thursday)

Oles (Monday-Thursday)

6:20 a.m. Wake-up

6:30 a.m. Leave for Pool

6:40 a.m. Pool Instruction

8:15 a.m. Breakfast

10:00 a.m. Group Session

11:00 a.m. Pool (Video Sessions)

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Individual Video Review, Free 2:15 p.m. – Stroke Lecture

3:00 p.m. Pool Instruction

4:45 p.m. Dry Land

5:45 p.m. Dinner

6:30 p.m. Free-time (Activities)

10:00 p.m. In Rooms

10:15 p.m. Lights Out

Oles (Thursday PM)

Oles (Thursday PM)

1:00 p.m. Clean Rooms/Turn in Keys

2:00 p.m. Dry Land Training

3:00 p.m. Swim Meet (Family/Friends)

4:00 p.m. Meet the Coaches

5:00 p.m. Depart

Saints (Sunday)

Saints (Sunday)

12:00 p.m. Check-in

1:00 p.m. Introductions

2:45 p.m. Video/Lecture

3:45 p.m. Dry Land

4:30 p.m. Pool Instruction

6:15 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. Group Session

7:30 p.m. Free-time/Get Acquainted

10:00 p.m. In Rooms

10:15 p.m. Lights Out

Saints (Monday-Thursday)

Saints (Monday-Thursday)

7:10 a.m. Wake-up

7:25 a.m. Leave for Breakfast

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:15 a.m. Pool Instruction

9:45 a.m. Pool (Video, Starts, & Turns)

11:00 a.m. Individual Video Review

12:00 p.m. Lunch, Free-time

2:15 p.m. Group Session

2:45 p.m. Stroke Lecture

3:30 p.m. Dry Land

4:30 p.m. Pool Instruction

6:00 p.m. Dinner

6:30 p.m. Free-time (Activities)

10:00 p.m. In Rooms

10:15 p.m. Lights Out

Saints (Thursday PM)

Saints (Thursday PM)

1:00 p.m. Clean Rooms/Turn in Keys

2:00 p.m. Dry Land Training

3:00 p.m. Swim Meet (Family/Friends)

4:00 p.m. Meet the Coaches

5:00 p.m. Depart

All Camp Events

All Camp Events

Sunday Ice Cream Monday Bonfire and S’mores Tuesday Pizza and Movie Wednesday Camp Dance

Meet the Swim Coaches

Bob Hauck ’87 has coached the men’s and women’s swim teams at St. Olaf for 30 years. Hauck has led St. Olaf teams to 20 conference championships, and in 2009 he and his father Dave Hauck were both named the NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming co-Coaches of the Year. Bob was a 23-time All-American and NCAA Division III Swimmer of the Year in 1987; he won seven national titles, set three national records, and was a world-ranked backstroker

Nathan Linscheid ’94 has spent the past 22 summers coaching at the St. Olaf Swim Camp. He swam for St. Olaf and the Haucks during his college career. Nate has coached high school swimming for the past 25 seasons. Currently, he coaches the Bloomington Jefferson boy’s team (18 years) and the Convent of the Visitation High School (25 years). In the past 12 years, the Visitation team has won nine state titles and Nate has been named Class A State Girls Coach of the Year five times in his career.

Joey Clapp has nine years of St. Olaf Swim Camp experience (three as a former camper and five as a coach). At UWSP, Joey was a 14 time All-American and a 20-time conference champion.  Currently, Joey is the head coach of the high school girls and boys swim teams in Albert Lea.

Payment Information

Registration Information

Registration Information

Register now with our secure online form or complete a printable registration form and send it via mail. Registrations are accepted until capacity has been reached. When completing the online form please see the following payment options to the right.

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Payment Options

Payment Options

Option 1: Pay in Full.
At the conclusion of the registration form, you will be asked to submit credit card information. Once submitted, the full amount will be paid.

Option 2: Deposit Only.
Submit a minimum $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your athletes spot today. Registration is not officially accepted until completed registration form and deposit is received on the same day. Payment must be paid in full 4 weeks prior to camp start date.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Written cancellations (post or email) received four weeks prior to camp start date will receive a refund less the $100 non-refundable deposit. No refunds given within four weeks of camp start date, but substitutions are accepted.

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