Nike Swim Camp at the University of Maryland

Nike Swim Camp at the University of Maryland
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.

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.   

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

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

Discounts Available

Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $25 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.
 
Check-in
Check-in takes place between 2:00-3:00pm on Sunday, August 3rd. 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
Check-out takes place between 11:30am-12:00pm on Wednesday August 6th. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp.
 

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. 

More Details

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Personalized videotaping and take home DVD available for $40 (collected at check-in on Sun, 8/3) 

 
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
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
 
♦ Dorm has AC - No fan needed.
 
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 Sunday, August 4th (Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 8:30 pm after swimming, dinner and orientation).

♦ Daily Schedule: SUN 3PM-8:30PM, MON-TUE 9AM-8:30PM, WED 9AM-12PM
 

Facilities

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!

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. Since his promotion to associate head coach, SDSU compiled a 26-1...

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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.

Bray File:

  • 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
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Jun Yamaguchi

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Head Swim Coach at Frostburg State University 

Camper Reviews

Parent of University of Maryland Overnight Camper

  • 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 University of Maryland Overnight Camper

  • 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 University of Maryland Camper

  • 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 University of Maryland Camper

  • 5/5.
Thanks!

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.University of Maryland Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Loved it!

Great instruction and great fun! 

Martin A.University of Maryland Camper

  • 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.

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