The Nation's Capital Swim Club
Level 4 I Gold Medal I USA Swimming Club
USA Swimming #1 in Club Excellence Program 2019 - 2020
Nation’s Capital Swim Club was started in 1978 and has grown into one of the premier clubs in the United States. In 2017, NCAP was first in the Nation in USA Swimming’s Club Excellence Program and was one of just 20 Clubs to be awarded Gold Medal Status. It has won USA Swimming’s Virtual National Championship for the last eight years. NCAP has grown from one location to 14 different sites throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We have a staff of over 90 outstanding professional coaches, including an ASCA National Coach of the Year and a member of the Hall of Fame.
NCAP is known for its rich Olympic Tradition. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, US Team Members Katie Ledecky, Jack Conger, and Coach Bruce Gemmell added significantly to that tradition. They won five Gold Medals and one Silver Medal. In addition, 25 swimmers qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials, the most of any non-college USA Swimming Club.
In the past, US Olympic Team Members have included: Katie Ledecky (five time Olympic gold medalist & 15 world championship gold medals, the most in history for a female swimmer. She is the world record holder in the women's 400-, 800-, and 1500-meter freestyle), Mike Barrowman (Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder in the 200m Breaststroke), Tom Dolan (two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder in the 400m IM & Silver Medalist in the 200m IM), Ed Moses (Olympic Gold Medalist in the 400 Medley Relay & Silver Medalist in the 100m Breaststroke), Mark Henderson (Olympic Gold Medalist in the 400m Medley Relay), and Roque Santos (Olympian in 200 breaststroke).
NCAP is committed to developing the full swimmer and we are proud of the academic accomplishments of our swimmers. In 2015, NCAP had 42 USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans (#1 in the Nation) and 78 PVS Scholar athletes (#1 in PVS).
Here at NCAP, we have a program for every ability and age from stroke school to senior level swimming. We have groups for children learning to swim to those coming off a fun summer in NVSL, MCSL, CCSDA, or other summer leagues. To learn more, visit each location's page to see what variety of programs they offer.