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New England Sports Camps are part of the Alfond Youth & Community Center family.

Overnight Camp - July 30-August 4
Day Camp - July 31-August 4

New England Swim Camp is for ages 7-17

Traditional Camp Experience

  • 32-acre camp, located on Oakland’s McGrath Pond

  • Open water swimming, boating, archery, arts & crafts, climbing wall

  • New 400-foot zipline

  • New static ropes course

  • Bunk houses for overnight accommodations

  • Campfires, smores & good times!

Sports Instruction

  • Training on swim strokes, starts and turns

  • Mental skills and nutrition education

  • Dryland training and training techniques

  • Inter-squad meet

  • Trip to outdoor pool



Gabe Merrill

Camps & Trips Coordinator

207-873-0684 (School Year)

207-465-9321 (June-August)


Quick Links & Docs

Online Registration

Medical History Form

Liability Waiver

Military Grants

Pay Online

July 30-August 4, 2023

Girls & Boys, Ages 9-17

Drop off is Sunday at 4:00pm

Pick up is Friday at 4:00pm

All meals provided.




Overnight Camp

Day Camp

July 31-August 4, 2023

Girls & Boys, Ages 7-17

Mon – Fri 9:00am – 4:00pm

Lunch provided



Coaching Staff


Megan Romano, Head Coach

Megan Romano, four-time World Champion, joins the Alfond Youth & Community Center (AYCC) for New England Swim Camp for the second year in a row, stepping into the as Head Coach. At the 2012 Short Course World Championships, she won four medals – two gold, one silver and one bronze. At the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, she anchored the women’s 4x100-meter freestyle relay to a gold medal overtaking Australia’s Alicia Coutts in the final 100 meters.

Her split of 52.60 was a personal best and second fastest of anyone in the field. The final relay time of 3:32.31 bettered the previous American record of 3:34.24. Romano earned her second medal, a gold, in the 4x100-meter relay with Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy and Dana Vollmer. Swimming the anchor leg, Megan recorded a split of 53.43 and the team finished with a time of 3:53.23. The 16-time international medalist and 26-time All American competition swimmer who specializes in backstroke and freestyle events, spends much of her time inspiring school team swimmers about the thrill of competition and what it takes to be a world class athlete and champion.  

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Lauren Dwyer, Swim Camp Coordinator

Lauren started her competitive swimming career at the age of nine years-old and continued swimming through her senior year at the University of Maine, Orono. After spending six years in Massachusetts working in Campus Recreation at Springfield College and, most recently, at Boston University, Lauren moved back ‘home’ to Maine, where she serves as the AYCC’s Aquatics Director and interim coach of the Mid Maine Dolphins. 

During her time in Massachusetts, Lauren added to her 14 years of coaching experience by serving as the Assistant Swim Coach for West Springfield High School, three seasons as the East Longmeadow Marlins Assistant Coach, one season as the Marlins Head Coach, one season as the Head Coach for the East Longmeadow High School Spartans and one year as an Assistant Age Group practice coach for Charles River Aquatics. Lauren is excited to continue her coaching career within the Mid Maine Dolphins community and give back to the sport she loves!

Guest Coaches


Colin Vidas

Colin has been involved in the world of swimming for over a decade as an athlete, coach, lessons instructor, lifeguard instructor and more. He has helped develop numerous swim programs around the state and has worked with several swimming organizations, such as The Michael Phelps Foundation, YMCA Swimming, USA Swimming and Special Olympics of Maine Swimming. Colin is also a frequent Assistant Coach for the Mid Maine Dolphins.


Kate Roy

Kate built the swimming program at the University of New England where she was the head coach from 2004-2014. UNE swimmers achieved numerous accolades including All-New England and Academic All-American recognition. Kate was named the 2006 New England Women’s Swim Coach of the Year and the 2013-14 squad earned the Steve Looke Sportsmanship Team honor. Kate served on the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Committee and helped run the NCAA national championship 2010-2014. Prior to UNE, Kate coached the Blacksburg Sunfish/South West Aquatic Team (Blacksburg, VA) and the Simon’s Rock Snappers (Great Barrington, MA). Originally from Lewiston, Maine, Kate is now the Director of Healthy Living at the AYCC.

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