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Level 4  I  Gold Medal  I  USA Swimming Club
USA Swimming #1 in Club Excellence Program 2015-2016

Nation’s Capital Swim Club was started in 1978 and has grown into one of the premier clubs in the United States. In 2016, 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 six years. NCAP has grown from one location to 14 different sites throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We have 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: 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. 


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 locations page to see what variety of programs they offer. 

Team Records

Our Records are updated after the Championship Meet Seasons have ended.
Some historic swimmers still hold Records to this day! 

Team Records

Tamara Lowengrub is an NCAP coach and certified nutritionist. Each month, Tammy sends out a Top 5 list for swimmers and parents to learn about proper eating habits for swimmers.

NCAP strives for excellence in the pool and in the classroom. Here are the collegiate decisions for the class of 2016.

We celebrate the achievements of the club and it's swimmers both in and our of the pool. Learn about our success in and out of the pool!

As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. 

Potomac Valley Swimming (PVS) actively promotes competitive swimming in the National Capital Area. They provide the support necessary to assure the proper conduct of a variety of competitions.