2022 Featured Swim Camp: Wolverine Swim Camp

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Wolverine Swim Camp 2022

The Michigan Wolverine Swim Camp has been put together in such a way that it enables swimmers to improve themselves in and out of the water. It is open to all participants and is limited by age, the number of campers, and one’s ability to swim. This is not learning to swim camp, when registering campers will choose from one of two tracks.

The Technique Track is designed for individual and group instruction in fundamental and advanced stroke skills, starts, and turn techniques.  A daily optional training workout is available in addition to the three instructional/practice sessions daily.  Yardage in this one-hour workout varies from 3,000-3,600 yards depending upon ability.

The Intensive Training Track challenges swimmer to embrace the importance of team,to look at technique in new ways, and to learn how to work smarter as well as harder in practices.  Athletes will leave this camp with a new understanding of the sport and a desire to make themselves and those around them better.

Four sessions are open to any and all entrants, limited to 215 campers per session in Canham Natatorium at the University of Michigan.

A staff of 60+ and three instructional sessions per day ensure the individual attention necessary for significant improvement.

Coaches Mike Bottom, Dr. Josh White, Sam Wensman, Cauli Bedran, Priscilla Barletta, Ksenia Gromova, Kurt Kirner, and Roger Karns are directly involved in coaching and teaching campers.

All campers videoed and receive a written stroke analysis.  Optional custom video and/or Kistler start and turn analysis available for an additional fee.


  • $860/week includes:
    • Instruction
    • Swim cap and T-shirt
    • Color photo
    • Instructional materials
    • A “goody bag”
    • Room and board
  • $690/week commuter fee
    • Includes all above (less room and board)
    • Between-session supervision.

2022 Camp Dates

  • JUNE 5-9
    • Ages: 8 – 18
    • Deadline to register: 06/04/2022
  • JUNE 12-16
    • Ages: 8 – 18
    • Deadline to register: 06/11/2022
  • JULY 31 – AUGUST 4
    • Ages: 8 – 18
    • Deadline to register: 07/29/2022

Mike Bottom, head coach


Bottom recently concluded his 12th year at Michigan, the last eight coming as the head coach of both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.
In his 12 years at the helm of the men’s team, Bottom is 96-7-1 in dual meets (60-5 in the Big Ten) with one NCAA title (2013), eight Big Ten titles (2009, 2011-16, 2020) and eight top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, including a run of four years in the top five from 2012-15. He is a six-time Big Ten Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year (2011-15, 2020) and was named CSCAA Swimming Coach of the Year in 2013. During his tenure, Bottom has coached the men’s swimmers to a total of nine national titles (eight individual, one relay), and has produced 108 Big Ten individual, relay or diving titles and 40 CSCAA All-Americans. In Bottom’s time in Ann Arbor, a Michigan swimmer has been named Big Ten Swimmer of the Year nine times: Tyler Clary (2009-10), Dan Madwed (2012), Connor Jaeger (2013-14), Dylan Bosch (2015), Felix Auböck (2017, 2020) and Maggie MacNeil (2020).

Honors & Accomplishments

Led Michigan to one NCAA title (men: 2013), 11 Big Ten titles (men: 2009, 2011-16, 2020; women: 2016-18) and 11 top-10 NCAA finishes (men: 2009-15, 2018; women: 2016, 2018-19)

Eight-time Big Ten Coach of the Year (Men: 2011-15, 2020; Women: 2018-19) and 2013 CSCAA Swimming Coach of the Year

Has coached nine national champions (eight individual, one relay), 140 Big Ten individual or relay champions and 51 CSCAA All-Americans

Coached at the last six Olympics; served as assistant coach for Team USA at the 2016 Games in Rio

Swimming Career

Bottom swam collegiately at the University of Southern California (1975-77) where he won an NCAA title as part of the 400-yard medley relay team in 1976. He was a five-time All-American and four-time USA National Team member. Bottom earned a spot on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team that did not compete due to a boycott.

Camp Staff Information

Mike Bottom, head coach
2062 Castello Circle (office)
Ann Arbor, MI. 48108
Phone: 734-845-8596

E-mail: umswim1@gmail.com

For more information on this swim camp please visit: https://camps.mgoblue.com/swimming/

If you are interested in being featured in the 2022 Camp Directory please email ashleigh@swimmingworld.com

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