Georgetown Prep

10900 Rockville Pike

North Bethesda, MD 20852

2017 - 2018 Tryouts

A tryout for new swimmers is required prior to registration. 

Athletes should come prepared to get in the water and be evaluated by the coaching staff.

There is no need to sign up for a tryout in advance.

Contact the specific Group Coach below for more information. 

Open House Tryout Dates

Competitive Team

Our Competitive team swims year round September - July. A tryout is required before registration. Please contacting the appropriate Coach below for more information about their group.



Stroke School

Our Stroke School is devoted to competitive stroke instruction with an emphasis on balance in the water through specialized drills. The program is for swimmers under 14 looking for a supplement for summer league.


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To learn more about the Competitive Program and what NCAP has to offer visit our About page. 

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2017 - 2018

2017 - 2018


Dues 2017 - 2018

Practice Times

Coaching Staff

Bruce Gemmell

Head Coach - Gold 1&2 

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. He has been a National Team Coach seven times and a National Junior Team Coach 10 times. He was the Head Coach of the 2012 Junior World Open Water Team. He was an assistant coach on the 2014 Pan Pac Team, the 2013 World Championships, 2010 Junior Pan Pacs, and 2016 Olympic Team. He was an All-American at Michigan. He is an ASCA Level 5 Coach.  

Jeff Bryan

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.......til three years ago.

Sue Chen 

Sue started her career in PVS with RMSC back in 1992. She was a member of the US National Coaching staff for the Youth National Team in Vancouver, coach for the NCSA All-American team in Dublin, Ireland, and the World Youth Games in Lima Peru.

Throughout her career, she has developed swimmers into Olympics Trial finalist, US National qualifiers, Junior national qualifiers, sectional and age group champions. She is the club coach on record for Jack Conger, American record holder in 200 fly, Gold Medalist in Rio (800M Free Relay), independent high school national record holder in the 500 free and 100 free. Sue has been on several camp staffs for USA Swimming – 2013, and 2015 National Junior Camp assistant coach. 2014 Head women’s coach National Select Camp. 2011 Assistant coach Junior World Championships. Sue is a member for the Women’s Leadership program for USA swimming. This program is to help women coaches at every level become successful in coaching. She is married and has 3 children and 2 black labs! 

Matt Byrd

Matt been coaching for NCAP since April of 2015 and just took over the Silver 2 group at Georgetown Prep. Matt also assists Sue and Bruce with the Gold & Silver groups. Prior to coaching Matt graduated from UNCW in 2014, where we won 4 straight CAA Swim & Dive conference championships. He also attends grad school at Georgetown University and is enrolled in their Sports Industry Management program. When he is not on the pool deck or in the classroom, he is cheering on his Baltimore Sports teams or training for Ironman triathlons. 

Dory Halbe

Dory joined the NCAP staff in 2011. Dory began competitive swimming at age 8 and grew up in San Jose, California. She swam for Mission San Jose Aquatics in California before attending American University. While at American University, she broke the school record in the 50 & 100 Free, 100 Breast, and 200 IM. She currently lives in Kensington, MD with her husband and 3 kids. 

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