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For adults interested in swim training and endurance we offer a Master's Program. All levels are welcome. Registration will open March 27, 2022.

No classes July 4

We will be offering the following sessions. A minimum of 8 participants is needed for each class.

Masters 530-630AM M/W/F June 6 - July 22, no class July 4.
Coach: Chris McPhaul

Masters 630-730AM M/W/F June 6 - Juy 22, no class July 4.
Coach: Chris McPhaul

Masters Mon/Tues/Thurs 900-1000PM, June 6 - July 21, No class July 4
Coach: Isabella Bravo

There will be multiple swimmers in a lane with circle swimming. The morning classes will be slightly smaller. Some lanes will be set aside for early bird as we did pre-pandemic. 

At this time, we do not plan to offer additional Master's classes this summer. However, if we have a coach available and there is interest, that may change.

As with all of our programs, you must come to the class you have signed up for. You may not attend at another time. There are no refunds or make-ups for missed classes or classes cancelled due to inclement weather or unexpected pool closures.

Note: If you don't know how to swim but would like lessons, we have coaches that can teach you! Contact a coach for private lessons at your convenience.

FEES (You sign up for the season; there are no pro-rates so please don't ask)

Early Bird registration is $125 through May 5, 2022.

Regular Registration Fee: $160, for registrations completed May 6 - May 28.

Registration closes on May 28.

Groups size is limited. Once registration fills up, we will take a waitlist. If we can increase capacity and add swimmers we will, but this is not guaranteed. Early registration is strongly encouraged. 

TEAM REP: Sarah Bennett, please contact her with any questions.


Isabella Bravo 240-281-3798, bravoisabella79@gmail.com

Hi! My name is Isabella Bravo and I am 19 years old and I am one Masters' coaches for 2022! I currently am a rising Junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I’ve been swimming with the carderock cudas since I was 4 years old. I also swam competitively in the winter from when I was 8 up until I was about 14 with SDS. I am now going into my fifth year working with the swim team and my first year a Masters' coach! On top of the swim team I have also been a counselor at camp carderock this past summer, babysat for multiple years and worked as a lifeguard at carderock. I cannot wait for another summer of coaching and am excited what this season will bring!

Chris McPhaul (301) 908-0298 cmcphaul1@yahoo.com

Hello! I am Chris McPhaul and I have been a swim coach for nearly 20 years. I am also the proud father of three former Cudas and helped officiate swim meets for 20 years. I am currently a US Masters swim coach with L4 Swimming and the Montgomery Ancient Mariners.

I previously worked for a non-profit science association for just under 30 years. For swim coaching experience, I was the head coach/coordinator of the winter swim program at Tuckahoe Recreation Club in McLean, VA for 14 years. In addition, I have coached with the legendary Coach John Flanagan’s Masters swim group on a regular and occasional basis for the past several years, as well as with the Capitol Sea Devils.

My overall swim coaching philosophy is to try my best to help each individual achieve their goals, whether it be fitness, stroke improvement, competition or something else. I truly enjoy working with all ages and abilities and I strive to provide a variety of workouts that help everyone. Practice sessions are always positive and often fun!

When I am not at the pool, you will likely find me running on the Cabin John Trail—please join me anytime! After a brief hiatus the past two summers, I am beyond thrilled to be returning to coach the Masters group at Carderock!

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