Holton Arms

7303 River Rd

Bethesda, MD 20817Holton Arms

Holton Arms only offers a year round Competitive Program. 

This program feeds into American University,

Competitive Team

Please contact the appropriate Coach below for a tryout before Registration.


Practice Times

2018 - 2019 

Practice Times


2019 - 2020


Coaching Staff

Mary Dowling

Head Coach - Bronze 1 & 2

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Mary Dowling returned to the coaching staff in 2006. She has been Head Coach of the Holton Arms site since 2012. Mary swam for the Club for 13 years. She was a member of the Club's 1993 National Championship Team and swam in the 1992 Olympic Trials. She received a top 20 World Ranking in the 1500 freestyle in 1991. Mary also swam at Villanova University where she won nine events at the Big East Championships and was named Big East Outstanding Female Swimmer of the Year. Mary held the Big East record in the 500 free and the Villanova records in the 200, 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyles. Mary has been inducted into the Villanova Wall of Honor and the Villanova Varsity Club Hall of Fame.

Andy Rosenthal 

Bronze 1 & 2, Gold 3

Andy started his career at Nation’s Capital as a swimmer in 2006, and has been involved with the club, as either a swimmer or a coach, ever since. He is a recent graduate from Middlebury College, where he was a four year member of the varsity swim team. Andy works primarily with the Bronze I and II groups at Holton Arms, but also assists with the Gold and Silver groups at AU. He has also coached for multiple MCSL teams and is the current head coach of the Rockshire Sharks.

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