The Nation's Capital Swim Club
10900 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Please contact the appropriate Coach below for a tryout before Registration.
Bruce Gemmell joined the staff in 2012. ASCA named him the National Coach of the Year in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He also received USA Swimming's Golden Goggle for Coach of the Year in 2013, 2014, 2015. He has been a US National Team Coach 10 times and a National Junior Team Coach 13 times. He was the Head Coach of the 2012 US Junior World Open Water Team and the 2017 US FINA Jr World Championships Team. He was an assistant coach on the 2014 Pan Pac Team, the 2013 and 2015 World Championships, 2010 Junior Pan Pacs, and 2016 Olympic Team. He is an ASCA Level 5 Coach.
Jeff Bryan joined the NCAP staff in the fall of 2014 as Coach of Gold III-Georgetown Prep. Jeff has competed and coached at all levels of swimming from summer league, YMCA, High School to NCAA Division I college teams and US Masters’ programs. Jeff oversaw the growth of the Georgetown University program from a co-ed club type team with 9 men and 3 women to a Division I Men’s and Women’s Big East competitor with a combined roster in excess of 65 non-scholarship athletes. Then he had a child and his life as he had known it came to an end......until he joined the NCAP staff.
Coach Gordon was the head coach at Hillsborough Aquatic Club in North Carolina for the past 7 years. Prior to taking over HAC, Coach Gordon was the Head Age Group coach. With he coached swimmers to multiple Jr. National, Sectional, Senior Champs, and NCS 14 & Under Championship qualifying times. Coach Gordon recently served as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair for the North Carolina Swimming, LSC.
Gordon grew up swimming with the Delaware Swim Team in Wilmington, Delaware under Coach Bruce Gemmell and Coach Sean Dougherty. He swam for 4 years at the University of North Carolina, where he graduated with a degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications. While at UNC, he was a member of the All-Time Top 10 in the 200 yard Backstroke and 100 yard butterfly, and was a recipient of the 2014-2015 Hill Carrow Team Spirit Award. Over his swimming career, he qualified for USA Swimming Junior National Championships, National Championships, and U.S. Open.
Dory began her career at NCAP in 2011 after graduating from American University. She was a Bronze assistant at Holton Arms before leading the Bronze program at Georgetown Prep in 2013. In 2021, Dory took over as lead coach for the Silver 1 program. Dory has coached multiple Zones Qualifiers, JO Finalists, Sectional Qualifiers, and NCSA Qualifiers.
In high school, Dory swam for Mission San Jose Aquatics and Archbishop Mitty High School in the Bay Area. In high school, Dory was a part of the 4 x 100 Free National Championship relay in 2004. She was a US Open and NCAA "B" Qualifier. While at American University, she broke the school record in the 50 & 100 Free, 100 Breast, and 200 IM. She was the Patriot League conference champion in the 100 Breast in 2009.
She currently lives in Silver Spring, MD with her husband Matt, her 4 kids, and 2 dogs.
Stephen has been swimming competitively since he was 8 years old, starting with Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) and later club swimming with PVS. He was a national qualifier and club team record holder (200 Free). As an Ohio State University varsity swimmer for four years, he received All American Honors and was a USA Swimming National Champion (2010) and a member of OSU’s 2010 Big Ten Championship team. Stephen was a member of the team’s record setting 400 and 800 freestyle relay. Stephen was also an Olympic Trial qualifier in 2012 (200 Free). Stephen coached 3 years at a USA Swimming Club as a head coach for their Senior and Senior Training groups while helping out with most groups and ages. He was an assistant coach in the MCSL for four years and is currently the head coach of a CCSDA Club. When not on deck, or at the pool, Stephen likes to lift weights, golf, hike and hang out with his two dogs.
Phil Kominski began swimming competitively the day he was born into his family. No joke, with seven brothers and sisters arriving before him, and one after, the majority of whom were swimmers, there was little choice: It was “Swim or live with the neighbors”.
He swam for The Prince-Mont Swim League’s Strathmore Bel-Pre Dolphins for thirteen years, winning the high point scorer trophy three times and setting several team and pool records. He swam competitively in the area for twelve years. Then swam his Freshman year at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, before transferring and finishing his college days at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Phil was the Developmental Swim Coach for the Strathmore Bel-Pre Dolphins for two years and then the Head Coach of M.C.S.L.’s Kemp Mill Kangaroos Swim Club for two years.
Outside of swimming, Phil is a musician and owns a Booking & Events Agency, Freestyle Booking & Events, which focuses on placing musicians, DJS, lighting, photo booths and more for weddings, corporate events and other private functions. Phil, and one of his bands (Lloyd Dobler Effect) has toured the world and shared the stage as an opening act for musicians such as The Goo Goo Dolls, Kansas, Jack Johnson, Eminem, Better Than Ezra, Third Eye Blind, The Strokes, Janes Addiction, The Roots and many, many others.
Phil lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife Elizabeth (English Teacher and head of the Theatre Department at Sherwood High School), his son (Tyler) and his daughter (Harper).