Nike Swim Camp at the University of Colorado Boulder

Nike Swim Camp at the University of Colorado Boulder
Nike Swim Camp at the University of Colorado Boulder

After 16 successful summers in Greeley, we are pleased to announce that the 2017 Colorado Nike Swim Camp will be hosted at the University of Colorado Boulder this coming summer! Located only 30 minutes outside Denver with an elevation of 5,430, competitive swimmers from Colorado and beyond can train and improve their strokes at the CU Recreation Center, a 25 yard x 8 lane pool located in the middle of campus.

Overnight campers reside in campus housing located a short walk from the pool and eat all meals in the campus dining hall. 

The Nike Swim Camp at the University of Colorado, Boulder 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.

Highlights Include

  • Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming
  • Low camper to staff ratio and 24 hour supervision
  • 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

Kelly McClanahan - Session 1
Camp Director

Kelly McClanahan - Session 1

Directing the first session of camp this summer at CU Boulder is Kelly McClanahan. 

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McClanahan coached for seven seasons as the Northern Colorado swim and dive head coach. She stepped down in 2016 to pursue other career opportunities.

Throughout her time at Northern Colorado, McClanahan has had 327 top-10 performances, coached two to NCAA 'B' Standard qualifying times and one honorable mention All-Americans. She has also had ten NCAA Zone 'E' Diving appearances since taking.

The Bears also excelled in the classroom under her leadership, ranking in the Top 15 every season in NCAA Division I in team GPA.

2014 was one of the best seasons under McClanahan. UNC had their best WAC showing since joining the conference, finishing third out of eight teams. Seven school records were broken throughout the season, and five girls were named All-WAC first team, with an additional 11 named All-WAC second team.

She joined the Bears from the University of Wyoming, where she was an assistant coach from 2005-09. During her four seasons with the Cowboys and Cowgirls, she helped guide the team to 12 school records, 57 all-time top 10 swims, four NCAA 'B' Standard qualifying times, one World Trial qualifying time and four US Open/Summer National qualifiers.

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Brendon Bray - Session 2
Camp Director

Brendon Bray - Session 2

Directing the second session of camp this summer at CU Boulder is Brendon Bray. 

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The University of Nevada hired Reno native Brendon Bray in 2016 as the head coach of the women’s swimming and diving program. A graduate of Reno High School and former collegiate standout swimmer, Bray joins the Wolf Pack with 12 years of coaching experience. 

Bray arrives to Nevada following a successful stint as head coach at North Texas, leading the Mean Green for three seasons. Bray also boasts Mountain West expertise as a former associate head coach at San Diego State and additional Pac 12 experience as a former assistant coach at Washington.

Bray was born in San Francisco before moving to Reno, where he lived for 14 years until graduating from Reno High School as a three-time state champion. Bray swam collegiately at Utah and Washington before beginning his coaching career. 

Bray recently led North Texas to one of its best seasons in recent program history, highlighting Bray’s building process as the Mean Green transitioned into a new conference. North Texas posted a 7-4 dual record in 2015-16, finishing with the second-most dual wins and second-best winning percentage in school history. North Texas also placed fourth at the Conference USA Championships, which marked the program’s best league finish since joining the conference. 

Bray helped freshman Rebekah Bradley win a conference title in the 200-yard backstroke, which marked the program’s first individual C-USA title. Bray coached Bradley and Claudia Kitching to all-conference honors while the team posted 15 NCAA “B” cut times. 

In his second season at the helm, North Texas posted a 4-4 dual record with a fifth-place finish at the Conference USA Championships in 2014-15. The Mean Green opened the season with a 3-1 record, the best start in program history, and notched wins against Houston and Rice. North Texas also earned all-conference honors in the 400 medley relay and 400 IM. Seniors Krista Rossum and Mona Groteguth set three program records on the season. 

In his first season at North Texas, the team’s first season in C-USA, the Mean Green set four program records and tallied NCAA “B” cut times in three events. The Mean Green placed fifth at the C-USA Championships. 

In addition to all the success in the pool, Bray established a tradition of excellent academic achievement at North Texas. The Mean Green receiving CSCAA Scholar All-America Team honors for all three spring semesters under Bray’s command. His team also eclipsed 3.5 cumulative GPAs and ranked in the top 15 nationally in three straight seasons. 

Bray arrived to North Texas from San Diego State, where he coached the Aztecs for six seasons from 2007-13 and helped turn the program into a national contender. Bray was an assistant coach at SDSU before being promoted to associate head coach.

Prior to Bray’s arrival at SDSU, the program had finished last at the conference meet for five straight seasons. After helping recruit the fourth-ranked recruiting class in the nation in 2009, Bray then led the Aztecs to its first Mountain West championship in program history in 2011 before repeating as league champions in 2013. 

Bray elevated SDSU to a peak No. 9 national ranking in NCAA Division I according to and frequent top 25 CSCAA rankings. During Bray’s tenure, the Aztecs broke every single swimming and diving program record and posted a 77-14 overall dual record, becoming a conference and regional power. Bray coached three Mountain West Swimmers of the Year, six NCAA All-Americans and 13 individual NCAA Championship participants during his tenure. SDSU also posted a 26-1 dual record in three seasons following Bray’s promotion into the role of associate head coach. 

Bray began his coaching career at his alma mater, Washington, where he served as undergraduate assistant from 2004-05 before being promoted to a men’s and women’s assistant head coach from 2005-07. As the program’s recruiting coordinator, Bray oversaw all recruiting operations and helped bring the top-ranked recruit in the nation to Washington in 2007. Bray also coached multiple NCAA qualifiers and NCAA Championship scorers while at UW. 

After graduating as a three-time state champion at Reno High School, Bray went on to become a four-year collegiate letter winner. He began his collegiate career at Utah, competing for one season before transferring to Washington. Bray was a three-year letter winner with the Huskies and won the team’s most improved award as a junior and most inspirational award as a senior. Bray was a senior national qualifier and Pac-12 championship participant while at UW. He has also been a participant at the USA Swimming National Championships.

Bray received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington in 2005 before earning a master’s degree in intercollegiate athletic leadership at UW in 2007.

Camp Details

This summer, CU Boulder is offering two sessions of overnight, extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) and day camp (9:00am-4:00pm) options for ages 9-18. Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed in groups with other swimmers having similar abilities and goals. The camp staff accommodates your needs, keeping in consideration your experience and desire to improve.


• 4 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: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THUR 9AM-NOON


• Lunch 
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THUR 9AM-NOON

More Important Camp Details

A detailed camper registration packet containing 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 takes place between 1:00pm-2:00pm on Sunday, June 4th
  • Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THUR 9AM-NOON
  • Day Camp hours: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THUR 9AM-NOON


  • Check-in takes place between 1:00pm-2:00pm on Sunday, June 11th
  • Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-9PM, THUR 9AM-NOON
  • Day Camp hours: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THUR 9AM-NOON

On the first day of camp there will be a camp orientation meeting at 2:00pm 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 12:00-1:00pm on Thursday. 


Dorm Accommodations & Roommates: Campers stay 2-per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. 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.

Dorm: Sewall Hall 
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not Provided
Air Conditioning: No • Dorm does not have AC - Please bring a fan
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.


  • Meals in TBD
  • All meals are included for overnight campers
  • Lunch and dinner is included for Extended Day Campers
  • Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with breakfast on the last day


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 Colorado, Boulder

Located only 30 minutes outside Denver with an elevation of 5,430, competitive swimmers from Colorado and beyond can train and improve their strokes at the CU Recreation Center, a 25 yard x 8 lane pool located in the middle of campus.

Camper Reviews

J.H.Parent of a Colorado Swim Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Friendly coaches!

My daughter was nervous before we got there as we are from Pennsylvania and she wouldn't know anyone. The moment we walked into the courtyard of the dormitory we were greeted by the camp director and introduced to all the counselors and coaches. She made friends and had a blast. We are planning to come back again next year.

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Parent of a Colorado Swim Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Seconds off 50 free!

My son just started swimming 9 months before the camp and he was 2 1/2 seconds of the State qualifying time for the 50 free. In a meet 2 weeks after the camp he had taken 3 seconds off his 50 and made the State cut. But in my son's words: "I am passing people I never passed before at practice!!!"

Parent of a Colorado Swim Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to go again!

Overall my daughter had a wonderful time. I picked up a very happy kid! Thanks to everybody. Please inform us about the dates for the camps in 2018. She can't wait to go again!

Parent of a Colorado Swim Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Loved camp!

My 15 year old daughter liked the dry land training and working on the butterfly technique. She also loved the food, staying for the overnights, and making new friends. She hopes to return for swim camp next year!

Parent of a Colorado Swim Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Came home more confident!

Our daughter came home more confident in her swimming and incredibly proud of her work and her effort. She learned about the importance of nutrition and about body positioning. She loved the drills, the evening activities and everything about the program. It was life changing! 

Parent of a Colorado Swim Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Felt so welcomed!

My son said the highlight of camp was not only the instruction, but the coaches and friends made. The coaches did a great job of making sure everyone was included and welcomed.  His times also improved noticeable after camp! 

Colorado Swim Camper '17

  • 5/5.
Major improvement!

I loved all the drills the coaches had us do, I really felt an imporvement in my abilities.  I also loved the food, we ate well! 

Parent of Colorado Swim Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Loved it!

Fabulous swim camp. All staff was so knowledgeable, smart, and friendly. Campers too were very nice. My 12-year old daughter loved it!

Parent of Colorado Swim Camper '16

  • 4/5.
Had a blast!

My daughter and son had a blast! They worked hard, but had time to make friends and relax. In addition to great instruction, they felt like part of the group and supported by coaches.  Such a good feling for a parent! 

Camp Dates & Prices

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