Swimming Camp

Improve your Stroke and Have Fun!
St. Albans Swim Camp offers outstanding coaching from motivated, energetic instructors whose sole mission is to take every step possible to stimulate your swimmer’s love for swimming in a positive and healthy environment. We strive to develop the beginner as well as help the more experienced swimmer reach their full potential. Instruction is divided into different groups appropriate for the skill level and ages of the campers for each particular week.
  • Gain confidence through swim success
  • Improve your stroke technique
  • Create lasting friendships
  • Have fun!!
Typical Daily Schedule:
  • 920-1005am lesson #1
  • 1005-1015am break/bathroom
  • 1015-1030am group game
  • 1030-1115am lesson #2
  • 1120-1135am free swim
  • 1135-1150am Prep for dismissal or lunch at 12p
  • 1:15-155pm lesson #1
  • 1:55-2:05pm group game
  • 2:05-2:15pm break/bathroom
  • 2:15-2:40 lesson #2
  • 2:45-2:55 free swim
  • 2:55 Prep for dismissal at 3:30
Seven weeks offered:
Week 1: June 10-15 (CLOSED FOR PM & All Day)
Week 2: June 17-21 (CLOSED, no further registrations)
Week 3: June 24-28
Week 4: July 1-5 * No Camp Thursday, July 4
Week 5: July 8-12
Week 6: July 15-19
Week 7: July 22-26
Week 8: July 29-Aug 2
Time Options & Cost (Week 1-3, 5-8):
9:00 am–12:00 pm
1:00–3:30 pm
9:00 am–3:30 pm
Week 4: July 1–5:
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 - no exceptions)

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.