Swimming Camp

The primary goal of the St. Albans Swim Camp is to have fun while learning how to be safe in and around the swimming pool. We strive to develop the beginner as well as help the more experienced swimmer reach their full potential. The camp will be divided into six (6) groups appropriate for the skill level and ages of the campers for each particular week. Screening will take place on Mondays and instruction will be tailored to accommodate each of the campers in attendance.
  • Level 1/Basic Skills: Floating, breathing, kicking and stroke introduction
  • Level 2/Stroke Development: Freestyle, Backstroke, and Breaststroke
  • Level 3/ Advance Stroke & Turns: Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle
  • Level 4-6/Competitive Skills: Including starts, turns and finishes, and interval and sprint training
Week 6 July 16-20 PM & All Day options are closed; AM only.
Eight one-week session are offered June 11 –August 3: 
9:00 am–12:00 pm
1:00–3:30 pm
9:00 am–3:30 pm
July 2-6:
9:00 am–12:00 pm
1:00–3:30 pm
9:00 am–3:30 pm
Boys and Girls, Grades 1–9 (6–15 years old; must be at least 6 years old by start of camp)

The Lawrence Pool is an indoor, six-lane facility. The pool is located at 3551 Garfield Street, N.W. Campers should report to Zone B (the Herman Entry Plaza) on Pilgrim Road.
What to Bring to Camp
  • Swimsuit
  • Cap
  • Goggles
  • Deck sandals
  • Towel
  • T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Lunch (for all-day swim campers or those going to another afternoon STA activity)
Richard Bettencourt is the Director of Aquatics and Head Swim Coach for the St. Albans School and the National Cathedral School. Richard has been a part of the local swim community for the past 20 years serving in various roles. Prior to coming to St. Albans he was the Director of Athletics at the Washington Latin Public Charter for 10 years, as well as the Director of Aquatics at Woodmont Country Club. A former collegiate swimmer, Coach Bettencourt has also coached locally for a few summer league swim teams, and with Sea Devils Swimming and the Nation's Capitol Swim Club. 
Located in Washington, D.C., St. Albans Summer Programs – a combined summer camp and summer school for area and out-of-town boys and girls in grades Pre-K through 12 – provides half- and full-day academic and art classes and athletic camps for football, golf, rowing, swimming, and tennis at state-of-the-art athletic facilities.