Nike Swim Camp at the University of Maryland College Park, Maryland
Located in the city of College Park just outside Washington, D.C. and only 30 miles from Baltimore and Annapolis the Nike Swim Camp at the University of Maryland has been a camper favorite for the past decade.
The Nike Swim Camp at the University of Maryland, College Park is designed to help competitive swimmers improve their stroke technique so they can compete at the next level.
Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other swimmers having similar abilities and goals. Our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.
- Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming
- Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
- NEW - Overnight campers stay in air-conditioned dorm rooms!
- Small group and individual stroke analysis/instruction
- Fun evening social activities
- Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt and Nike Swim Cap
- Every camper is eligible to receive merit-based prizes during camp
The University of Maryland's athletic facilities are some of the best you will find anywhere. Instruction is held in the Campus Recreation Center Natatorium, one of the premier swimming venues in the country, featuring a 50 X 25-yard pool with two movable bulkheads and an underwater sound system. Since 1998, the facility has been the host site for numerous national and international competitions.
The Nike Swim Camp at the University of Maryland is open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you have competitive swimming experience (e.g. U.S.S. age group, national qualifiers, high school swimmers, or summer league swimmers) and can swim at least 50 meters in all four competitive strokes: fly, back, breast and freestyle.Meet your coaching staff
Directing the camp is Brendon Bray, Head Swim Coach at the University of North Texas. Coach Bray came to North Texas from San Diego State, where he served as the associate head coach for the Aztecs while they achieved a peak dual meet ranking of No. 23 in the country by the College Swim Coaches Association of America. Since his promotion to associate head coach, SDSU compiled a 26-1 dual meet record and became an annual participant at the NCAA Championships. Bray helped coach all 13 individual NCAA championship participants including five honorable All-American performances, which represented both the first individual and relay points scored by SDSU at the national championships.Read Full Bio
In 2007, Bray came to SDSU after the program had finished last in the conference meet five straight years, and in four seasons he helped the team to their first Mountain West Conference championship in 2011, and then repeated the title in 2013. During Bray's tenure, SDSU accounted for the MWC swimmer of the year in three of the last four seasons he coached at SDSU. In total, Bray help SDSU to school records in every single swimming and diving event in his six seasons.
Before SDSU, Bray worked in the Pac-12 conference as men's and women's assistant coach at Washington for 2005-07 after serving as an undergraduate assistant in 2004-05. During his time at Washington, Bray coached several NCAA championship participants and helped recruit the collegeswimming.com's number-one ranked recruit in the country.
Bray also swam three years for Washington and one year at the University of Utah. Bray was a senior national qualifier and Pac-12 championship participant during his time at UW. Bray graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington in 2005, and earned his masters degree in intercollegiate athletic leadership through the department of education at Washington in 2007. Bray is a native of Reno, Nevada. His wife, Beth, is a practicing dentist.
- 2000-2001: student/athlete at University of Utah
- 2001-2004: student/athlete at University of Washington
- 2005-2007: assistant men's and women's swim coach at University of Washington
- 2007-2011: assistant women's swim coach at San Diego State
- 2011-2013: associate head swim coach at San Diego State
- 2013-present: head coach at University of North Texas
Head Swim Coach at Frostburg State University
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 am Breakfast (overnighters)
- 8:50 am Extended Day Campers arrive, stretch
- 9:00 am Opening Comments and Discussion
- 9:15 am Pool Session 1
- Noon Lunch
- 1:00 pm Rest/Supervised Free Time
- 3:00 pm Pool Session 2
- 5:30 pm Dinner
- 7:00 pm Pool Session 3 or Evening Activities
- 8:30 pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 pm Overnight Campers - Lights out!