Nike Swim Camp at the University of Maryland

Nike Swim Camp at the University of Maryland
Nike Swim Camp at the University of Maryland

Come join us this summer at The Nike Swim Camp at the University of 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.

Our camps are designed to help competitive swimmers improve their stroke technique so they can compete at the next level. Brendon Bray's goal has always been to engage and inspire each swimmer at camp and instill positive character traits such as confidence, self-motivation, and a passion for the sport. 

Highlights Include

  • 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
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Brendon Bray
Camp Director

Brendon Bray

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.

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Brendon Bray enters his third season at North Texas, having led the Mean Green to consecutive fifth-place finishes at the Conference USA Championships. He guided the Mean Green to a 4-4 record in 2014-15, including a 3-1 start, the best start in the program’s 16-year history.

In 2013-14, the team’s first season in C-USA, Mean Green swimmers set four program records and achieve NCAA B-qualifying times in three events. Rossum originally broke the school record in the 400 individual medley at the Houston Invitational and then went on to break it again at the conference championships finishing with a 4:16.95 time. Groteguth set program records in the 100 backstroke (54.02) and 200 backstroke (1:56.62), accomplishing both feats at the Houston Invitational. On the boards, Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Taylor qualified and competed at their third straight NCAA Zone D diving championships.  

Bray arrived at North Texas from San Diego State, 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 CSCAA. After 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 NCAA Championships. 

Before his tenure at SDSU, the program had finished last at the conference meet for five straight seasons, and in four seasons, helped the team to their first Mountain West Championship in 2011, and then repeated as league champions in 2013. In his six seasons at San Diego State, He coached three MWC Swimmers of the Year and helped the Aztecs break school records in every swimming and diving event in his six seasons. 

Bray began his coaching career in the Pac-12 Conference at his alma mater, Washington. He served as an undergraduate assistant in 2004-05, before spending two more seasons as a men’s and women’s assistant coach from 2005-07. During his time at Washington, he coached several NCAA Championships participants and helped recruit the top-ranked recruit in the country, according to 

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 master’s degree in intercollegiate athletic leadership through the department of education at Washington in 2007. Bray was born in San Francisco, California and has lived in Sacramento, California and Reno, Nevada.


  • 2000-2001: student/athlete at University of Utah 
  • 2001-2004: student/athlete at University of Washington 
  • 2004-2005: undergraduate assistant 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
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Camp Details

This summer, Maryland is offering one session of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) for ages 10-18. 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.


• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap


• Lunch & dinner
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: MON 3PM-8:30PM, TUE-WED 9AM-8:30PM, THURS 9AM-12PM

More Important Camp Details

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. 


  • Check-in takes place between 2:00-3:00pm on Monday, August 8th. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 3:15pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.


  • Check-out takes place between 11:30am-12:00pm on Thursday, August 11th. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.

Housing & Roommates

Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 10 days before the start of camp. After that, the request can't be guaranteed. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. Boys and girls are housed on seperate floors with gender specific counselors on them.
Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes • Dorm has AC - No fan needed.
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
Supervision: 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. 

Extended Day Campers

  • Extended Day Campers check-in between 2:30pm - 3:00pm on Monday, August 8th (Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 8:30 pm after swimming, dinner and orientation).
  • Daily Schedule: MON 3PM-8:30PM, TUE-WED 9AM-8:30PM, THURS 9AM-12PM

Additional Items:

  • Personalized videotaping and take home DVD available for $40 (collected at check-in on Mon, 8/8) 

Discounts Available

Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.


Campus Recreation Center Natatorium

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.

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!

Camper Reviews

Parent of Maryland Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Great overall experience!

I felt completely safe leaving my daughter at the Nike swim camp at the University of Maryland. The instrucitonal staff was welcoming and friendly. My daughter learned great technique & stroke tips. It was just enough time where she did not get homesick. She had a blast and we will definitely return to this program. I can't say enough about Brendan Bray and his staff - great overall experience!

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Parent of Maryland Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Amazing coaching!

My daughter shaved 1 second off her best 50 free with only three days of instruction. Amazing technique coaching!! 

Parent of Maryland Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Very impressed!

The swimming camp was a great experience. Coming from abroad and not knowing the language did not prevent my camper from having a great time and he really wants to return next year. The coaches and overall staff were great and did a great job with the campers. Thank you all!

Parent of Maryland Camper '15

  • 5/5.

This was my sons 2nd time attending the Swim Camp at the Univ. Of Md and he really enjoyed himself. Also he brought 8 students from his swim team this time around. More next year hopefully. Thank You Again Brendon!!

Ricky V.Maryland Overnight Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Loved it!

Great instruction and great fun! 

Martin A.Maryland Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Great drills and tips.

The Nike swim camp really improved my stroke technique. The drills we did and the tips we were given by the coaches really clicked. I was exhausted by the end of camp but I thought the experience was very enjoyable.

Maryland Overnight Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Great time at camp!

I had the best time and thoroughly enjoyed the Nike Swim Camp at the University of Maryland. I enjoyed the experience more than I did the swim camp I attended last summer!

Parent of Maryland Overnight Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Coming back for more!

The staff at the University of Maryland did a fantastic job and we look forward to next year's camp.

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.