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Our Background & Philosophy

       The word "ARETE" is an ancient Greek word that means "champion" or "achievement everlasting. In 2022, the ARETE Swim Camp begins its twenty-fourth year of serving children and families through the sport of competitive swimming. The Camp is the creation of three-time USA National Team coach, seven-time national championship team coach, four-time Big East Coach of the Year, and author, Coach Chuck Warner. 

       Long ago Coach Warner asked himself, "If people say that success in sport is 90% mental and 10% physical, why do they spend 90% on the 10% and in a lot of cases 0 on the 90%?" At the ARETE Swim Camp, we take the Greek approach of developing mind, body, and spirit. 

The ARETE Swim Camp Four Core Objectives:

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Upcoming Events

  • ARETE Swim Camps 25th Year - June 25-29, 2023!!
    Sun, Jun 26
    Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham
    Jun 26, 2022, 2:30 PM EDT – Jun 30, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT
    Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham, 285 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07960, USA
    The 2023 Camp will feature former USA Military Academy Head Coach, and current Head Coach at Colorado Mesa, Coach Mickey Wender!!
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The Full Story

Learn more about our core values, philosophy, and teaching methods

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Frequently Asked Questions

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2020 Camp Brochure 

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A Day at Arete Swim Camp

Check out this video of what a day at Arete Swim camp might look like!

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