Featured Camp: 2017 Navy Swim Camp in Annapolis

Navy Swim Camp

Expect direct results by being part of the 2017 Navy Swim Camp this summer!  The principal goal is to provide every athlete the very best in individual instruction, evaluation, camper experience, and safety/supervision.  The purpose of the Navy Swim Camp is to offer you a unique environment to learn and develop the competitive strokes including all related starts, turns and finishes.

The Navy Swim Camp is a stroke-intensive camp. Swimming campers will receive individual attention.  Additional training sessions are offered to all needing to maintain conditioning while at camp.  Video analysis, dry land activities designed to improve individual fitness levels, performance, training, goal-setting, leadership presentations and the Severn River boat cruise are all part of the schedule for 2017.


To offer a safe and secure environment for your sons and daughters.  To provide excellent instruction and training with an emphasis in technique and skill.  To provide each swimmer a fun, exciting and enthusiastic environment to come to camp.

The summer aquatic programs at Navy are designed for competitive swimmers with a minimum of one season of experience in the sport.  At this time, we do not offer a learn to swim program.

Campers will learn, train and reside in an amazing and unique environment on the grounds of the United States Naval Academy.  The Navy Swim Camp is led by an experienced camp staff while providing the very best in 24 hour supervision.


Campers will learn and train in an amazing environment at the Naval Academy. The two primary aquatic facilities to be used are Lejeune Hall; a 25 meter by 50 meter facility with separate diving tank, and Scott Natatorium in MacDonough Hall.


0600-0715     Optional training session

0730               Breakfast

0810               Day & Extended Day camper arrival

0815               Classroom presentation

0900               Out of water training

0950               Introduction to pool session

1000               Pool Session

1115               Stroke evaluations

1200               lunch

1300               group meeting time

1400               Pool Session II (stations)

1615               end pool session

1630               group activities

1800               dinner

1900               evening presentation

2015               group activity

2100               wind down time in rooms

2200               lights out

Extended Day and Commuter campers will arrive at the same time (0815) and place (Lejeune Hall pool deck.) Commuter campers will stay with us through the second pool session and will be ready for pick- up at 1615. Extended day campers will stay with us through dinner and the evening presentation. Campers will be ready for pick-up at 2015/2030.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This schedule is different for the first and last days of camp. On the first day, commuter and extended day campers should check in between 1:00-2:00 pm and will be ready for pickup at 2015 on day one.  On the last day, campers will arrive at 0845 and will be ready for pick up at 1200.


Resident camps are open to swimmers who are nine years of age and older. Extended Day and Commuter camps reopen to all swimmers eight years of age and older. For the Stroke Camp, swimmers of most levels and abilities are welcome. If your camper has yet to participate for at least one season on a team and/or has limited competitive experience, then give us a call or email before registering your camper. NCAA rules allow graduated High School Seniors to attend camp.


Residential swimmers will stay in Bancroft Hall, the dormitory of the U.S. Naval Academy. Swimmers are requested to bring their own sheets,(regular twin), blankets and pillow for a single bed. Swimmers will be roomed two, three or four per room. Accommodations are excellent. Mature, experienced male and female chaperones provide supervision in the hall and provide fun evening recreational programs.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided to residential swimmers in King Hall – the US Naval Academy dining hall. Snack and juice machines are located in Bancroft Hall. Please note that lunch is not provided on first and last day of camp. Lunch will be provided for commuter campers on all days minus the first and last day. Lunch and dinner will be provided for all extended day campers minus first and last day. Dinner will be provided to all commuter and extended day campers on day one.

Navy Camp Director: Coach Bill Roberts:

Bill Roberts has directed or co-directed Navy Swimming Camp since inception in 1998. Beginning with less than 20 campers, the camp has grown into an annual sold-out event each June. Roberts’ vision for the camp is based on overall athletic improvement. In the water, “nearly everything we do is centered on technical or bio-mechanical improvement.” Roberts, with a formal background in education, is an associate professor in Physical Education at the Naval Academy. With a career dedicated to physical education and coaching, “we look forward to sharing with you information and experience that will make a difference in your athletic development.”

See www.navyswimmingcamp.com for greater detail including brochure, application, daily schedule and frequently asked questions.  Cost for each camp: $640.00/commuter camper (ages 8 – 18,) $690.00/extended day camper (ages 8 – 18,) $740.00/resident camper (ages 9 – 18.)  All campers receive an exclusive NAVY swimming shirt & NAVY backstroke flag.  Go Navy!

Dates for Summer 2017:

Session I (stroke camp): June 13-17, 2017

Session II (stroke camp): June 19-23, 2017-wait list

Navy Swimming Clinics: June 17 & 18, 2017

Contact Information:

Bill Roberts  Camp Director

Navy Swimming Camps 2017

566 Brownson RD

Annapolis, MD 21402

(410) 293-5834, (410) 293-3012

FAX: (410) 293-3811

EMAIL:  navyswimmingcamp@usna.edu

WEB   www.navyswimmingcamp.com


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Two sessions, June 13 – 17th & June 19 – 23, 2017.  Spend time in Annapolis in 2017!  Room, board and staff shirts are included.  Salary is based on experience.  Current student athletes are welcome to apply as well.  Additional opportunities to earn more money at the 2016 Navy clinics on June 17 & 18.  Send email/letter and resume with three references to:  Coach Bill Roberts, Navy Swimming Camp, 566 Brownson Road, Annapolis, MD 21402 navyswimmingcamp@usna.edu

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