Crimson Hawk Swim Camps

Crimson Hawk Crimson and Gray Camp

Dates: June 10-15, June 17-22 camp
– Crimson (Friday -Sunday morning) = Stroke clinic
– Gray (Sunday afternoon – Wednesday morning) = training

– Crimson $200; Gray $265; Combined – $399

This camp will be split into two camps: A stroke clinic; and a training camp. Friday afternoon through sunday morning will place a heavy emphasis on stroke technique and breaking each stroke down to then build it back together. Sunday afternoon though Wednesday morning will feature training camp style sessions. This will take the techniques learned in the previous sessions, and put them to use in higher intensity settings. Swimmers will be tested, videotaped, and critiqued, as well as be put through dryland training. By the end of the camp, the swimmer will have found ways to improve their strokes, have had opportunities to work on those strokes, and be put to the test through intense practicing.

Crimson Hawk Performance Camp

Dates: July 7-10
Cost: Performance $265

This swim camp will include both stroke specific sessions, as well as training intensive sessions. Morning sessions will emphasize stroke technique. Strokes will be broken down and built back together using different drills and techniques. Afternoon sessions will put a heavier emphasis on higher intensity training sessions.

Crimson Hawk Day Camps

Dates: June 23, June 30, July 14
– Thursdays in June/July = All day stroke clinic
Cost: Day Camp $80

This swim camp will begin in the morning and run through the evening. This will be a technique based camp which will cover everything from stroke technique, to starts and turns, to basic dryland.


How to Register — Walk-in registration the day camp begins will be accepted if space is available. Register online at For more information, call IUP Swimming at 724-357-2779. Brochures will also be available online at

Parking — Parking is permitted only in the commuter lot at the R&P Building. A temporary pass may be secured from the camp director. Any tickets incurred for parking in unauthorized lots will be the responsibility of the individual.

Medical Insurance — IUP does not provide medical insurance for campers. In the event of illness or injury requiring treatment, hospitalization, and/or surgery, the family’s medical insurance must be used.

First Aid/Medical Emergencies — Emergency care and first aid will be provided by first responders trained and certified by the American Red Cross. In the event that advanced medical care is needed, referral will be made to the Indiana Regional Medical Center.
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John A. Pidgeon Natatorium

John A. Pidgeon Natatorium is home to the IUP Crimson Hawks Swimming and Diving programs. It features a 6-lane, 25 yard pool, as well as an adjacent warm-up pool. The pool is also located next to the Memorial Field House weight room which is used by IUP’s many varsity sports teams.

Head Coach: Chris Villa

Chris Villa completes his 16th season at IUP, sustaining the program’s success over the last decade. Villa has led the Crimson Hawks to numerous top performances in the PSAC, twelve top three team finishes, including being crowned the 2021 Women’s Conference Champions. He has coached several national level competitors including 2012 National Champion, Jackie Hynson and 2021 National Champion, Paige Mikesell. Ninety-three school records have been broken under his tutelage. He was named women’s conference coach of the year three times and men’s conference coach of the year once.

Camp Director: Noah Frederick

Noah Frederick is a graduate assistant swim coach with the IUP Swimming and Diving team. He is a 2021 graduate of Edinboro University where he scored at the PSAC Championships. He currently is pursuing his master’s degree in Sports Management.