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The 2018 Maryland Nike Swim Camp will be hosted at Johns Hopkins University this coming summer! Situated in the north Baltimore neighborhood of Charles Village, competitive swimmers from DC, Maryland, Virginia and beyond can train and improve their strokes at the O’Connor Recreation Center, a 25 yard x 6 lane pool located adjacent to the AMR II Dormitory where overnight campers reside.

Just minutes from the Inner Harbor, Oriole Park and Camden Yards, the JHU Homewood campus is a peaceful place of green grass, wide-spreading trees, brick residence halls and classroom buildings. The interconnecting walkways create a comfortable country atmosphere in the heart of a major city. 

The Maryland Nike Swim Camp has leased or rented facilities from the Johns Hopkins University. However, the Maryland Nike Swim Camp and any programs operated by US Sports Camps are not related to or affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University in any way. The Maryland Nike Swim Camp is an entirely separate legal entity with no connection to the Johns Hopkins University aside from the temporary use of facilities for the specified program. This program is open to any 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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Camp Coaches

  • Scott Armstrong Johns Hopkins University Maryland Nike Swim Camp

    Camp Director Scott Armstrong

    Directing camp this summer, is Scott Armstrong, the head coach of the Johns Hopkins men's and women's swimming teams.

    View Scott Armstrong's Bio
  • Nick Charriez Maryland Nike Swim Camp

    Camp Director Nick Charriez

    Nick Charriez returns for his third year on the coaching staff of the Johns Hopkins men's and women's swim teams in 2017-18. He joined the Blue Jays after two years as an assistant coach at Connecticut College.

    View Nick Charriez's Bio

Camp Details

This year, we are offering three sessions of overnight and extended day camp (8:30am-8:30pm) for ages 10-18. Instruction takes place each day at the Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center. Our goal is to maximize swimming potential by helping swimmers to create a winning mindset and provide ongoing and constructive feedback in the pool to improve stroke technique.


• 3 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 3PM-9PM, MON-TUE 8:30AM-8:30PM, WED 8:30AM-12PM 

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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. 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.

  • Check-in for ALL CAMPERS takes place between 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 3PM-9PM, MON-TUE 8:30AM-8:30PM, WED 8:30AM-12PM
  • Overnight and Ext. Day Campers need to be picked up between 11:00am-Noon
  • Check-in for ALL CAMPERS takes place between 2:00pm-3:00pm 
  • Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 3PM-9PM, MON-TUE 8:30AM-8:30PM, WED 8:30AM-12PM
  • Overnight and Ext. Day Campers need to be picked up between 11:00am-Noon
  • Check-in for ALL CAMPERS takes place between 2:00pm-3:00pm 
  • Extended Day Camp hours: SUN 3PM-9PM, MON-TUE 8:30AM-8:30PM, WED 8:30AM-12PM
  • Overnight and Ext. Day Campers need to be picked up between 11:00am-Noon


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: AMR II Dorm 
  • BATHROOMS: shared
  • LINENS: Not provided
  • AIR CONDITIONING: Yes, dorm has AC - No fan needed
  • MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times.

The staff live 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.


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

  • 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 Dry Land Exercises
  • 1:30 PM Pool Session 2
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Pool Session 3 or Evening Activities
  • 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
  • 9:30 PM Supervised free time in Dorm
  • 10:00 PM Lights out!

Johns Hopkins University Pool Facility Maryland Nike Swim Camp

O’Connor Recreation Center Pool 

The O’Connor Recreation Center pool houses various groups, activities and events such as varsity swimming, varsity water polo, recreational lap swimming, swim lessons, lifeguard classes, kayak clinics, club swimming, club water polo, and more.

  • Six-lane, 25-yard lap lane pool with depths from 4 ft. 5.5 ft.
  • 1,800-square-foot separated deep water well with depths 8 ft. to 13 ft.
  • Temperature: 79o-81o F

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.69 / 5 Stars
    • 4/5.
    Loved Camp!

    July 12, 2018: Overall, my daughter loved her first camp experience. She loved the counselors, the swimming, learned about dry land exercises and she loved the food. Beautiful campus too!

    — Maggie L., Parent

    • 5/5.
    What an amazing program!

    August 10, 2017: We cannot say enough about the swim camp at Johns Hopkins. My son has severe anxiety and made it through with the encouragement from his coaches. Coach Scott and his staff were amazing with the kids and accessible to the parents. They found a way to balance fun, with intensive instruction. My 11 year old cannot say enough about camp. We are ready to go back next year!

    — Alex G. Parent

    • 5/5.
    The best time!

    August 8, 2017: My daughter had so much fun and enjoyed a different perspective from a new coach. She made wonderful friends who all share her passion for swimming. She also loved the food! It would be wonderful if the camp were 4 nights, rather than 3 nights. My daughter had the best time and really wished she could have had one more day of instruction and one more day of spending time with new friends.

    — Chris P. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Extremely helpful!

    July 22, 2017: Although they swam a lot, I think the messages/videos/demos were extremely helpful...even for reinforcement.  I know my daughter really appreciated the small tokens of encouragement, she won goggles for most improved....meant a lot!

    — Amy M. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great experience!

    July 8, 2017: After finishing the camp, my daughter went home with much more confidence then I expected. She mentioned she now can actually glide in the water effortlessly after learning new techniques from her coach at Nike Camp. Very important for a competitive swimmer! Thanks to all the coaches and special thanks to Scott for making this a great experience.

    — Celeste T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great quality camp.

    September 3, 2017: My son had a fabulous time at camp. The whole experience reinforced his passion for swimming. It was an experience that will stay with him for a long time to come.

    — Renee C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Quality instruction.

    August 31, 2016: Really enjoyed the quality of instruction, one on one attention, and the location.

    — Rhys K. Camper

    • 5/5.
    I hope to go back every year.

    August 29, 2016: The Nike Swim Camp at Xavier University was a great experience. The coaches and staff were extremely helpful and professional, and I look forward to attending next year.

    — Tyler C. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Improve your technique.

    August 20, 2016: I highly recommend the Nike Swim Camp. It was a great learning experience and really helped me to focus on my problem areas. I can't wait to come back next year. 

    — Henry B. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Very impressed!

    August 13, 2015: I was very impressed with the personalities and expertise of the swim counselors. The sessions were well planned out and they were a great influence on my daughter.  She came home raving about the experience.

    — Anthony C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thoroughly enjoyed camp.

    August 10, 2015: My son and daughter thoroughly enjoyed the Nike Swim Camp at Xavier. I was very impressed with the knowledge and expertise of the camp staff. They were a great influence on my children and provided a fun, positive learning experience.

    — Elaine B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Lots to take away

    August 19, 2014: The camp environment was very fun and energetic. I took away a lot from the pool sessions and coaching that week! 

    — Lauren E. Camper

    • 5/5.
    We're coming back!

    August 12, 2014: My son had a great week at camp. Lots of stories every day when I picked him up. We'll definitely sign up next year!

    — Trevor E. Parent


Maryland Nike Swim Camp

Scott Armstrong, Camp Director
Johns Hopkins University
Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center

Baltimore, Maryland 21218


Camp Dates & Prices

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