Nike Swim Camp at the University of North Texas

Nike Swim Camp at the University of North Texas
Nike Swim Camp at the University of North Texas

Be a part of a winning tradition and come join Head Swim Coach, Brendon Bray at the Nike Swim Camp at the University of North Texas. Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the University of North Texas and it's first class facilities provide the perfect location to train and improve your technique.

The camp curriculum is designed for competitive swimmers to improve their stroke technique through individual stroke analysis/instruction during multiple pool sessions each day. Instruction takes place each day at the Pohl Recreation Center & PEB Natatorium. Each camper is instructed in small groups with other swimmers of similar skill level by the camp director, coaches, and counselors. 

Highlights Include

  • Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming
  • Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • Small group and individual stroke analysis/instruction
  • Fun evening social activities
  • Every camper receives a Nike Camp T-shirt and Nike Swim Cap
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Brendon Bray
Camp Director

Brendon Bray

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.

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The team earned all-conference honors in the 400 medley relay and 400 IM. Seniors Krista Rossum and Mona Groteguth set three program records and notched NCAA B-qualifying times in five events. Rossum’s program-best marks came in the 200 IM (2:00.35) and 400 IM (4:15.22) in consecutive days at the C-USA meet, while Groteugth claimed the 200 backstroke record (1:56.20) at Incarnate Word’s Christmas Invitational. 

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. 

Outside of the pool, the Mean Green have received the Spring Scholar All-America Team Award for having one of the top GPA’s in the nation in Division I women’s swimming and diving in each of the last two seasons. Rossum and Groteguth have also been named to the Conference USA All-Academic team in each of the last two seasons, with Rossum receiving the Conference USA Scholar Athlete of the Year Award in swimming and diving in each of the last two seasons. 

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
  • 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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Brittany Sayler-Roth
Assistant Coach

Brittany Sayler-Roth

Brittany Sayler-Roth enters her third season as an assistant coach with the Mean Green, coming off consecutive fifth-place finishes at the Conference USA Championships. She helped the Mean...

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Brittany Sayler-Roth enters her third season as an assistant coach with the Mean Green, coming off consecutive fifth-place finishes at the Conference USA Championships. She helped 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. 

Before making her way to North Texas, Sayler-Roth spent three seasons with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs. She helped coach 31 individual league champions over the course of the three seasons and sent the first-ever female in Horizon League history and the first ever Panther to swim in the NCAA Championships. 

Sayler-Roth was a four-year swimmer at Ball State, where she qualified for the 2006 U.S. Open in the 100 and 200 backstroke. As team co-captain her senior year, she claimed the team’s High Point Award and twice earned Mid-American Conference Academic All-Team honors and was nominated MAC Senior of the Year. 

Camp Details

This summer, North Texas is offering two weeks of overnight and day camp (7:45am-4:45pm). Our first session offered is a Complete Stroke Technique Camp for Ages 8-17. Our second session offered is an Advanced Stroke Technique Camp Ages 11-18.


• Lodging in McConnell Hall • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap


• Lunch 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: SUN 3PM-6PM, MON-TUE 7:45AM-4:45PM, WED 7:45AM-11:30AM

Please click "More Details" below for more information on each program.  At each camp our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.   

More Important Camp Details

Complete Stroke Technique Camp (Ages 8-17) 

During the 3 night 4 day complete stroke technique camps swimmmers will receive detailed instruction on technique in all four competitive strokes, as well as starts, turns, and relay exchanges. Each camper will be instructed in small groups with other swimmers of similar skill level by the camp director, coaches, and counselors. Campers will also each receive individual video analysis of their technique. Campers should be able to swim 100 yards without stopping and at least 25 yards of freestyle and breaststroke.

Advanced Stroke Technique Camp (Ages 11-18)

This 3 night 4 day advanced stroke technique camp is a 75/25 blend of technical and physical conditioning taught at a faster pace and includes a higher intensity training that is perfect for club swimmers, high school swimmers, and those that are interested in swimming in college. There are lectures and discussions on sports nutrition, sports psychology, and other topics. Campers receive advanced technical instruction in all four competitive strokes, as well as starts, turns, and relay exchanges. Each camper is instructed in small groups with other swimmers of similar skill level by the camp director, coaches, and counselors. Campers also receive individual video analysis of their technique. Campers should be able to swim 300 yards without stopping and at least 50 yards of each stroke.

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. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.


Check-in for all sessions takes place on Sunday (June 12th and June 26th) afternoon between 2:00-3:00pm. Day Campers will depart Sunday evening at 6:00pm after orientation and first pool session.


On the last day of camp (June 15th and June 29th) a final swim meet will begin at 9:30am. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. A brief closing ceremony will take place after the meet, at about 11:00am. Day campers should be picked up at the pool at 11:30am. Overnight campers pack up and check-out from the dorm. 

Housing & Roomates

Campers stay 2-per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. Boys and girls are housed on seperate floors with gender specific counselors on them.

Dorm: Crumley Hall
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 during each pool session
Meals: Bruce Cafeteria

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.


Complete Stoke Technique Day Camper Schedule: 
SUN 3PM-6PM, MON-TUE 7:45AM-4:45PM, WED 7:45AM-11:30AM
Advanced Stroke Technique Day Camper Schedule:
SUN 3PM-6PM, MON-TUE 7:45AM-4:45PM, WED 7:45AM-11:30AM


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.


University of North Texas


Swimming instruction takes place in the Norval Pohl Student Recreation Center on the campus of the University of North Texas in Denton. Overnight campers are housed in the UNT dormitories, located only steps from the pool, and meals are served in the dining hall at the dormitory. All campers will be supervised 24 hours a day by the camp staff and on site medical care is available at the UNT Student Health Center located in the building next to the Recreation Center.

The Pohl Recreation Center offers an eight-lane pool that serves as the home facility for the Mean Green Swimming and Diving program. The team also uses the adjacent PEB Natatorium, which has the diving well that features two 1-meter and one 3-meter springboards for the North Texas Diving Team, and another six-lane 25-yard pool that is used for training by the swimmers.  


The Nike Swim Camp at the University of North Texas 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.

Camper Reviews

Parent of North Texas Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Loved this camp!

My daughter loved this camp! She was exhausted from all the swimming, but that's good! That's what I paid for. Friendly and knowledgable staff. She will definitely be back. Mom of a happy camper!

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Parent of North Texas Camper '16

  • 5/5.

The camp was overall beneficial and she really liked her camp counselors. Plus the underwater video analysis was well done.  It also got results! Having a swim meet at the end, where the swimmers and parents could see immediate improvement was excellent.

Parent of North Texas Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Thanks Again Nike!

My daughter was really nervous to go because she didn't know anyone else but she ended up having a blast and wants to do the sleepover camp next year. The instructors and other campers were awesome. Thanks again Nike!

Parent of North Texas Camper '16

  • 5/5.
It is great for any level of swimmer!

I wish they had this camp a couple times a year so that my daughter could attend. She had an amazing time and wanted to stay longer. The coaches were great and really took the time to break down the strokes for the kids so that they could understand the fundamentals. There was enough variety in the daily activities that kept the kids entertained. In one week my 9 year old daughter dropped significant time in all 4 strokes which is saying a lot. She just need to work on technique and once she did it made all the difference. I can't say enough positive things about this camp. It is great for any level of swimmer!

Parent of North Texas Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Highly recommend this camp!

My 10 year old son attended the Nike Swim Camp at UNT in July 2012. He is an intermediate level competitive swimmer and it was his first time to attend a swim camp. It was a great experience. The coaches were very enthusiastic and positive and he made a significant improvement to his backstroke and breaststroke technique in the short time he was there. I highly recommend this camp! 

Casey N.North Texas Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Great experience!

This camp really helped me identify problems of my stroke and taught me how to correct them, even sent me home with a packet of all the drills we went through. Everything is great about this camp, for any age! You don't wanna miss an experience like this!

Parent of North Texas Camper '15

  • 5/5.
A lot of fun!

This is the sencond year my 10 year old son attended this camp. Each time he improved significantly. He loves it and would like to come back next year. Coach Joe Dystra and his team are great. The focus is on the techniques. The workout intensity is moderate. They also stress the importance of eating right. It's a well balanced program and they had a lot of fun.

Parent of North Texas Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
See you next year!

My daughter absolutely loved this camp. She not only learned new ways to make each stroke faster, but she met some wonderful friends she can't wait to see you again next year!

Michelle R.North Texas Overnight Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to go back.

Thank you very much for the experience! I enjoyed every minute of it. The staff was incredible, they were very nice and had so much passion for swim. I made new friends and I will definitely come back next summer!

North Texas Overnight Camper '14

  • 4/5.
I really improved.

Coach Dykstra and his staff are really good at making it feel like they are focusing on you, and only you. It helps you get better and you feel included in everything you do.

Parent of North Texas Overnight Camper '14

  • 5/5.
One on one coaching.

This is our child second time to attend the Nike swim camp at UNT. We were very satisfied with the techniques and one on one coaching. I would highly recommend the Nike swim camp to anyone. Keep in mind, we have attended other swim camps in Texas but this one (Nike Camp) is the most beneficial for our swimmer. 

North Texas Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Excellent camp!

The dining was fabulous!! The workouts were very structured and the coaches were extremely helpful with answering questions and explaining drills/technique. The timing of breaks and workouts were well balanced. Just an overall well set up camp!

Parent of North Texas Overnight Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Third Year of Camp!

This was my son's third year at the Nike Swim Camp at North Texas. He has really enjoyed every year but I think this was his favorite yet! Great coaches, assistants and a wonderful program. Will return next year!

Parent of North Texas Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Came Home with a Smile

My son had a great time. He came home exhausted, but with a smile on his face!

Camp Dates & Prices

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