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Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, the Nike Swim Camp at Bowling Green State University is designed to help competitive swimmers improve their stroke technique. Through elite technique instruction and challenging in-water training, BGSU's Head Swim Coach, Rickey Perkins and his staff will take your performance to the next level.

The BGSU campus with it's state of the art facilities, comfortable residence halls and it's historic buildings makes it a perfect location for a Nike Swim Camp. The campus is a two and a half hour drive from Cleveland, one and a half hours south of Detroit and three hours north of Cincinnati.

This camp 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. This camp is owned and operated by Falcon Swim Camp, LLC. Bowling Green State University does not directly operate this camp and is not responsible for any expenses related to your participation in the camp or costs incurred in the event of cancellation of all or any portion of the camp.

Highlights Include
  • Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming
  • Low camper to staff ratio
  • 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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Camp Coaches

  • Rickey perkins bgsu swimming

    Camp Director Rickey Perkins

    Directing camp is head swimming coach, Rickey Perkins.

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Camp Details


You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. This summer, Bowling Green State is offering one session of overnight with a day camp (9:00am-4:00pm) option 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.

  • Dates: June 16-20
  • Age Group: 10-18
  • Gender: Coed
  • Camp Type: Overnight, Day (commuter)
  • Check-in: All Campers: Check-in Sunday, between 12:00-1:00pm at Conklin Hall on the first day of camp. Day campers will check in between 8:45am-9:00am on the remaining days.
  • Check-out: There will be a swim meet at 9:00am followed by a closing ceremony at 11:00am. Camp concludes immediately following the closing ceremony. Overnight Campers check-out at the dorm and Day Campers are picked up at the pool. Cooper Pool is located in the Student Recreation Center. 1411 Ridge St, Bowling Green, OH 43403.
  • Day Schedule: SUN 1PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THURS 9AM-NOON **Times subject to change
  • Meals: All meals are provided for Overnight campers. Dinner (first night) and lunch provided for all Day (commuter) campers.
  • Program: The Stroke Technique program is designed to provide competitive swimmers with a better understanding of swimming fundamentals. Stroke refinement along with constructive feedback will be the focus of the camp and allows each participant to gain a greater knowledge of proper stroke mechanics and ways to improve themselves individually.

Bowling Green State University
Conklin Hall
1301 E. Wooster St.
Bowling Green, OH 43403-4003

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  • Dorm: Conklin Hall
  • Number of Campers Per Room: 2 per room
  • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be mutual and received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
  • Bathrooms: Shared
  • Linens: Not included. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
  • Air Conditioning: YES - Dorm has A/C

The staff reside in the dormitories with the campers and participate in all activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

  • Instruction: Morning, afternoon, and evening training sessions
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
  • Day campers: Dinner provided on Sunday; Lunch is provided Monday through Wednesday.
  • Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: Campers at multi-day camps will receive a Nike Swim Camps t-shirt and prizes.
  • Ratio: 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio
  • Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience.
  • Equipment Needed: Please bring your water swimsuit, swim cap, googles and towel(s)
  • Facility: Cooper Pool located in the Student Recreation Center
  • Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.

To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

Checklist of things to bring:

  • Weather appropriate clothing for 3 nights/4 days
  • Dryland training Gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts, sweatshirt)
  • Backpack
  • 2-3 Swimsuits
  • Swim Cap(s)
  • Goggles
  • Towels
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or Visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals/flip flops
  • Spending Money ($50)
  • Linens (XL twin sheets & blankets or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase)
  • Pajamas
  • Bath Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Snorkel (optional)
  • No Fan Needed - dorm has AC
  • Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)

Checklist of Things to Bring: We recommend that all Day Campers bring a daily pack with the following items: swimsuit, swim cap, goggles, towel, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, sandals, water bottle, dry land gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts, sweatshirt) and any other appropriate clothing for that day’s activities which will be described to you on the first day of camp.

Camp Schedule & Meals:

  • Sunday: Day Campers should arrive dressed and ready to swim. You will be assigned a counselor and given a complete schedule of all events during the week. Day Campers stay until 9:00pm. Dinner is provided.
  • Monday-Wednesday: Day Camper Hours – 9:00am-4:00pm. Lunch is provided.
  • Thursday: Day Camper Hours - 9:00am-12:00pm. Check-out is immediately after the camp concludes.

Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our swim camps please see our FAQ page.

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


• Lunch & Dinner
• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: SUN 1PM-9PM, MON-WED 9AM-4PM, THURS 9AM-NOON **Times subject to change

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.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Extended Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:15 AM Stroke Review
  • 9:30 AM Pool Session 1
  • 11:00 AM Start and Turn work (pool)
  • 11:45 AM Campers/Staff walk to lunch together
  • 1:15 PM Pool Session 2
  • 3:15 PM Dry-Land Training/Team building exercise (land based activity)
  • 4:00 PM Day Campers Depart
  • 4:15 PM Organized Free Time
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Pool Session 3 or evening activity
  • 8:30 PM Residence Hall
  • 10:00 PM Lights out!

BGSU Pool Facility

Bowling Green State University

The Home of the Falcon swimmers, Cooper Pool received a face lift in the summer of 2001. The pool is 50 meters long by 25 yards wide and contains 22 lanes with depths ranging from four to 17 feet. Diving stations with one and three-meter spring boards are utilized for instruction, recreation, and competition. Five-and-seven and one-half meter diving towers are utilized for competition.

Camp Questions & Answers

How are swimmers grouped at camp?

Upon arrival at BGSU, 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.

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Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    June 17, 2022: Making new friends, experiencing being away from home at a college campus, getting confidence and gaining mental grit

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 10, 2023: Full day of a variety of drills and scrimmages and rotation of coaches

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 11, 2023: The coaching staff made the experience incredibly fun for the kids.

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    June 10, 2023: My son enjoyed the food and being on a college campus.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 10, 2023: Practicing skills with friends and new trainers

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 10, 2023: Kids stayed active, engaged and challenged

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 10, 2023: Training with all the different coaches

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 12, 2023: The smile my child had on her face

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 11, 2023: My child had a wonderful time

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 11, 2023: Coaches and fun experience

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 11, 2023: Fun learning environment.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 12, 2023: Scrimmaging with friends

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Please and Satisfied with this Organization

    — Anonymous

Nike Swim Camp at Bowling Green State University

Rickey Perkins, Camp Director
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

Camp Dates & Prices

Bowling Green
Nike Swim Camp at Bowling Green State University
Nike Swim Camp at Bowling Green State University
Jun 16-Jun 20, 2024
Programs: Complete Stroke Technique
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $650.00 USD
Availability: Yes

Day 9:00AM-4:00PM $550.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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