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About Collegiate

Founded in the summer of 2005, Collegiate Aquatics is a non-profit competitive age-group swim program serving the greater Harrisburg and West Shore region. Collegiate endeavors to offer all of its members an opportunity to meet high expectations of competitive and personal excellence. At Collegiate, athletes learn not only the fundamentals of competitive swimming, but are trained in the skills necessary to prepare for competition, prioritize time (find a balance between swimming and other activities), and become good teammates. The program provides quality stroke instruction and comprehensive training for swimmers of every level from beginners to national level swimmers.

We are proud of our athletes' many accomplishments and grateful for the dedicated support of parents, former swimmers, and friends who teach, coach, support and encourage them. Small practices, attentive coaches, a challenging and diverse training regimen, and opportunities for athletes to challenge themselves give every swimmer the tools to advance in the sport of swimming and as an individual away from the pool.

Hopefully, our web site will be just the beginning of your association with Collegiate Aquatics. Behind the text you will find here, we trust you will also see a program striving to challenge and support young people as they grow into responsible young adults. The coaches encourage you to visit our training facility, meet our coaches and swimmers and learn more about the Collegiate experience. Enjoy your visit to our web site, and we hope to see you on deck soon!
Our Mission

Our mission is to develop and promote aquatic sports for all ages and abilities, to encourage health and fitness and to produce athletes who are a credit to their sport and the community.


Collegiate practices are primarily held at the Central Penn Fitness Center. Sessions may also be conducted at the Harrisburg Area Community College and the Jewish Community Center.

Collegiate Aquatics is affiliated with the Central Pennsylvania Swimming Association (CPSA) and USA Swimming. Year-round training is available through our summer program with the Latshmere Swim Team, which competes in the Mid-Penn Aquatic League.

Collegiate Aquatics
118 East Simpson Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


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