Starting in 2016-17, Fork Union Military Academy will expand their swimming program to include postgraduates who are looking to improve academically or just get stronger and faster in the water before attending college. Like their 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 they 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 they 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.
Their 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, they also have access to the best in athletic training staff and dryland equipment, whether it is on our pool deck or in one of their weight/cardio rooms. This is the setting that they 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, they have had great success in helping students go on to swim with some of the nation’s best collegiate programs.
Should you have 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 their school website at www.forkunion.com to learn more about the institution or contact head coach Ryan Campbell at 434-842-4210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.