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Starting in 2016-2017 Fork Union will open swimming up to Postgraduates

posted Jul 7, 2016, 4:51 PM by Ryan Campbell   [ updated Jul 9, 2016, 8:14 PM ]
Starting in 2016-17, we will expand our swimming program to include postgraduates who are looking to improve academically or just get stronger and faster in the water before attending college. Like our high school program, postgraduate students will participate in the One Subject Plan, where students take one subject at a time over seven week terms throughout the year. In addition to this we have access to SAT/ACT prep courses and college credit courses through advanced placement (AP) courses, dual enrollment courses taught here with PVCC (our local community college), and through Richard Bland College of William & Mary (also taught on our campus). This academic approach, along with the discipline and structure we provide, helps students not only achieve academically but also athletically helping instill self-discipline, character, and time management. From a swimming standpoint, swimmers will have access to between 9 and 11 training sessions a week, competing at USA Swimming sanctioned meets throughout the year to include Winter Nationals, Winter Junior Nationals, and Speedo Sectionals.

Our program and school have a long history of developing young men of character both in and out of the pool. Swimmers train in a state of the art, multi-million dollar, 8 lane x 25 meter indoor pool that was built in 2006. In addition to the pool, we also have access to the best in athletic training staff and dryland equipment, whether it is on our pool deck or in one of our weight/cardio rooms. This is the setting that we have used to help produce four high school state championships in the past seven years, over 40 High School All Americans, and countless others who have gone on to swim at national and international meets including the World Championships and the Olympics. Additionally, we have had great success in helping students go on to swim with some of the nation’s best collegiate programs.

If you are a domestic or international athlete who needs an extra year to improve academically, meet academic eligibility, or get faster in the pool, FUMA would like to help you with that process. Please feel free to visit our school website at www.forkunion.com to learn more about the institution or contact head coach Ryan Campbell at 434-842-4210 or campbellr@fuma.org.