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 Brey at the Nike Swim Camp at the University of North Texas. Instruction takes place each day at the Pohl Recreation Center & PEB Natatorium.

The camp curriculum is designed for competitive swimmers to improve their stroke technique through individual stroke analysis/instruction during multiple pool sessions each day. 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. 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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Brendon Bray
Camp Director

Brendon Bray

In his first season at North Texas, Brendon Bray led the Mean Green to a fifth-place finish in their inaugural year of participation in the Conference USA swimming and diving championships.

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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.

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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Brittany Sayler
Assistant Coach

Brittany Sayler

Brittany Sayler is entering her second season with the Mean Green after coming off a strong debut in her first year. In the team's first season in Conference USA North Texas finished...

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Brittany Sayler is entering her second season with the Mean Green after coming off a strong debut in her first year. In the team's first season in Conference USA North Texas finished in fifth place at the swimming and diving conference championships while team records continued to break. Before making her way to Texas, Sayler spent three seasons with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers. In her first year,the team rewrote the record book as 46 total records were eclipsed 68 different times. Sayler had also 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. Of those 31 league champs, 12 broke league records in the process.

Sayler was a four-year swimmer at Ball State, where she qualified for the 2006 U.S. Open in the 100 and 200 backstroke.

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

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 10-18)

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.

* At each camp our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.   

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Check-in

Check-in for all sessions takes place on Sunday (6/8, 6/15 and 6/29) afternoon between 2:00-3:00pm. Day Campers will depart Sunday evening at 6:00pm after orientation and first pool session.

Check-out

On the last day of camp (6/11, 6/18 and 7/2) 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: McConnell Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning:  Yes
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff during each pool session

♦ 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.

DAY CAMPERS

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

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.

Facilities

POHL RECREATION CENTER & PEB NATATORIUM

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

  • 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! 

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Casey N.North Texas Overnight Camper

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4/5.
Came Home with a Smile

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

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