Our Background & Philosophy

  The word "ARETE" is an ancient Greek word that means "champion" or "achievement everlasting. In 2016, the ARETE Swim Camp begins its twentieth 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:


Upcoming Events

  • ARETE Swim Camp 2022 - Coming in June 26
    Sun, Jun 20
    Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Jun 20, 3:00 PM – Jun 24, 4:00 PM
    Fairleigh Dickinson University, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940, USA
    Fairleigh Dickinson University will play host to the first session of the ARETE SWIM CAMP. FDU is located about 30 miles west of downtown Manhattan and about 20 miles north of Rutgers University, New Brunswick. The 1728 acre campus is enclosed in a beautiful sprawling setting.
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The Full Story

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


Frequently Asked Questions


2020 Camp Brochure 


A Day at Arete Swim Camp

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