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Due to a pool restoration project scheduled for this summer, the 2023 Nike Swim Camp at Lewis & Clark College has been cancelled. We recommend our overnight camp taking place at Oregon State University July 16-20 and July 23-27. Please click here for more information.

Lewis & Clark College, nestled on a quiet wooded hillside six miles from downtown Portland, is the perfect setting for a Nike Swim Camp. Campers train daily in the Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion, an indoor 25-yard x 8-lane pool equipped with a new Daktronics scoreboard and timing system which is home to the Pioneer swimming and diving team.

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.

Highlights Include
  • Stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming
  • Low camper to staff ratio
  • Small group and individual stroke analysis/instruction
  • 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

  • Murilo martins lewis clark swimming

    Camp Director Murilo Martins

    A coach with nearly 20 years of coaching experience, a half-decade of which has been in the Northwest Conference, Murilo Martins has been named the head coach for the Lewis & Clark Pioneers, Director of Physical Education and Athletics Mark Pietrok announced on Sunday.

    View Murilo Martins's Bio

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, Lewis & Clark is offering one week of summer camp for ages 10-18. 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.

  • Dates: June Dates TBA
  • Age Group: 10-18
  • Gender: Coed
  • Camp Type: Day Camp
  • Schedule: 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Thursday
  • Check-In: 8:30am at Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion
  • Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
  • 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.

Lewis & Clark College
Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion
Portland, OR 97219


Monday thru Thursday

  • Check-in: between 8:30-9:00am at the Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion.
  • Check-out: 4:00pm at the Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion.

There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to drop off and pick up your child on time.


Lunch is NOT provided each day. Please bring a healthy lunch and snacks each day.

  • Instruction: Morning and afternoon training sessions
  • Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: Campers 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: Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion
  • 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.


  • Dryland training Gear (running shoes, t-shirt, athletic shorts, sweatshirt)
  • Backpack
  • Swimsuit
  • Swim Cap(s)
  • Goggles
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or Visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals/flip flops
  • Healthy Lunch and Snacks each day
  • COVID PPE (as required by state/local guidelines)
  • Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)

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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• Nike Camp T-shirt & Nike Swim Cap
• Camp hours: MON-THUR 9:00AM-4:00PM

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

  • 8:50 AM Day Campers arrive, stretch
  • 9:00 AM Opening Comments and Discussion
  • 9:15 AM Pool Session 1
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Rest/Supervised Free Time
  • 2:00 PM Pool Session 2
  • 4:00 PM Campers depart

Nike Swim Camp Lewis Clark Zehntbauer Swim Pavilion

Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion

The Pioneer swimming pavilion houses an eight-lane, 25-yard pool with one and three-meter diving boards.

Camp Questions & Answers

How are swimmers grouped at camp?

Upon arrival at Lewis & Clark, 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 4.79 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    This Camp Has Great Leadership!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    See you next year!

    July 11, 2015: My daughter was one of the youngest swimmers having just turned 9 also traveling out of state without knowing a single person came away with a wide knowledge of skills to improve her strokes, but also meeting new friends. She immediately went to swim team practice at home and told all her friends about how much fun she had and what she learned. I am happy to see her dive straight out and not flop down when starting off the blocks. Thank you for a wonderful experience. As a mom, knowing she was in such good hands made the drive home easier. see you next year.

    — Kirk H. Parent

    • 5/5.

    June 27, 2014: All of the coaches were wonderful and I feel like I really improved! I will definitely recommend this camp to all of my friends! Thank you for a great experience!

    — Raquel B. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Absolutely loved this camp!

    July 1, 2014: I absolutely loved this camp! As an overnight camper, I had a lot of fun participating in the activities. The instructors were great, kind, very helpful and motivating. Thanks!

    — Dalton S. Camper

    • 5/5.

    July 3, 2014: It was a good opportunity to experience a different approach to training and to swim with swimmers from other teams, and it was fun.

    — Nina K. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Awesome camp!

    June 29, 2015: I was extremely impressed with the Nike Swim Camp at Lewis and Clark. It helps the kids advance with their skill level and positive attitudes help the swimmers both physically and mentally.

    — Melissa G. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Positive Experience!

    July 7, 2015: My daughter attended Nike Swim Camp for the first time, and thoroughly enjoyed herself. She made new friends and enjoyed life on the Lewis and Clark campus. The instructors were professional, the dorms were clean and safe, and the meals were awesome according to my 13 year old! Thanks for providing my child with a positive experience.

    — Candice P. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thank you!

    July 9, 2015: Good organization, flexible, good balance between dryland and in water practice. My kids came home after camp excited about swiming! Thank you!

    — Jake C. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Very helpful!

    July 10, 2015: Comprehensive stroke technique lessons, competition training, confidence building. My 13 year old daughter also said the food was really good!

    — Sarah W. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Very impressed!

    July 10, 2015: Nike Swim Camps mix activities, swimming, and relaxing time well. Time is well managed and structured for maximum enjoyment. After an exhausting year this is just what my kids needed to get back into the swimming mindset!

    — Pete S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Exceptional, Excellent, and Organized!

    July 23, 2019: This was my daughter's first sleep-away camp experience, and from the first minute, all of her anxieties were alleviated. The check-in process and overall organization were exceptional. She felt that the coaching was excellent and clear. She came away with tangible lessons pertaining to her swimming. And she had a ton of fun!

    — Kimberlee O. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Highly recommend!

    July 13, 2015: We highly recommend the Nike Swim Camps to those who have children enrolled in swim clubs and teams. The registration, sign in and communication with parents were great. Our 12 year old son loved it! He said the instruction was top rate, the accommodations were terrific and fun, the supervision was top notch and made for a fun session of instruction, coaching and camping. The room mate placement was also terrific! Food and dining were nutritious and sufficient. Wholly recommended!

    — Caleb J. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Highlight of the summer!

    July 17, 2016: My daughter has the best time at Nike Swim Camp. It is the highlight of her summer. Great staff and very receptive to feedback from the parents. T.K.

    — Tim A. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Very professional!

    July 18, 2016: I would definitely recommend the camp to anyone that is serious about improving their skills as a competitive swimmer. Coaches do a great job of explaining techniques and provide additional coaching and opportunities to learn and improve. They are also very professional, friendly and fun both in and out of practice. They also did a great job of providing equal attention to all campers.

    — Geoff H. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Thanks for a great summer!

    July 23, 2016: The coaches do a great job of explaining techniques and provide additional coaching and opportunities to learn and improve. They are also very professional, friendly and fun both in and out of practice. They also did a great job of providing equal attention to all campers. Thanks for a great summer!

    — Brianna S. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Can't wait for next year!

    August 2, 2016: If you have a child that loves to swim and wants to improve their skills, this is a great camp. The instructors are all very patient and work with the kids to help them understand what they could do to swim faster and more efficiently. My camper loved her experience and can't wait for next year!

    — Heather D. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thank you!

    July 15, 2017: My daughter was excited everyday we talked. Learned a lot and made new friends. Thanks for the exciting week!

    — Deborah L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Significant improvement!

    July 17, 2017: Our daughter was able to immediately use what she learned from the camp. Her starts had significantly improved by the time of the "mini-meet" at the end of camp.

    — Sam L. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Really Good Camp, Lots of Fun for the Swimmer!

    March 3, 2018: My then 10 year old daughter (now 11) attended this camp during June, 2018. There was definitely improvement in her strokes. The dorm rooms were very comfortable and the food except. My daughter did not want to attend the camp before she went, then demanded to attend the camp this year because she had such a great time. We overnight ed her and it appears very safe. I did not like the start and turn clinic because there were to many students and not enough detailed corrections. If the starts and turns was done better I would have rated the camp 5 star. She will attend again this year.

    — David S. Parent

Nike Swim Camp at Lewis and Clark College

Murilo Martins, Camp Director
Lewis & Clark College
Portland, Oregon 97219
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.

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