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Florida Gulf Coast University Aquatics Center

Across from Dunk City's Alico Arena!

FGCU Lake Pkwy E

Fort Myers, FL 33913




Mailing Address:
17501 Boat Club Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33908

Phone: 239-405-2503

FGCU wins its 5th Conference Championship in a row!

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To accomodate our customers' busy schedules, we have extended our hours and are now open later.


Camp Staff

Neal Studd - FGCU Head Coach

** Update ** Studd represented Honduras in 2013, as a Coach for the Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN), He then went on to Barcelona and represented as Head Coach for Barbados, at the World Championships. As Head Coach at FGCU, he concluded the season on a high note coaching FGCU Swimming and Diving to its 5th consecutive Conference Championship and naming Neal Coach of the year for the 4th time! FGCU also ended the 2013 season competing in NCAA swimming Championships.


 Studd represented FGCU in the 2012 Olympic Games by coaching current Eagle Danielle Beaubrun and St. Lucia. The Olympics marked Studd's second stint as head coach of St. Lucia after serving at the World Championships in Shanghai, China in 2011. 


Neal Studd is coming off unprecedented success as his team finished the 2011 season ranked 32nd in Division 1 NCAA by  His teams have won three conference titles in a row while re-writing the record books.  He was the first ever head swimming and diving coach at Florida Gulf Coast University. After over a decade of experience of running swimming camps this summer is the fifth season of Florida's premiere swimming camp. The new team has made quite a splash  winning the Conference Championship in both its second, third and fourth seasons by around 200 to 300 points every time!.  Coach Studd was named Coach of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2011.  FGCU swimming is considered the fastest growing team in the US and is now a Division 1 powerhouse.


The team was arguably the best first year team in recent history in NCAA swimming and diving as they were ranked as high as 17th nationally in college swimming’s division 1 mid-major poll in its first season.  The Eagles in their second season improved their National Ranking to 4th in the NCAA Division 1 mid-major poll! 


Studd has single handedly built the new team at FGCU from scratch, but before FGCU his swimmers have enjoyed enormous success from NCAA Division 1 finalist’s and US Olympic Trials to athletes qualifying for almost all the major international competitions such as; World University Games, World Cups, Pan American Games, Pan Pacific Games, Latin/Caribbean Games and even the Olympics!

Studd a former National Junior Champion of England and the captain of the National Junior Team, brings his infectious enthusiasm and keen eye for technique to every workout. As a self confessed swimming geek, he thrives on finding any little advantage to help his athletes and campers improve. Every workout with Coach Studd will be fun and memorable as he leads by teaching at every session at the FGCU swimming camp!

Studd is a 1998 graduate of FAU with a B.S. in Finance, and received his MBA from FAU in 2002, has 2 children, and is married to wife Leah.


April Woo  FGCU Assistant Swim Coach


April Woo, who joined the Eagles in May of 2012, enters her second season as a member of the FGCU Swimming and Diving coaching staff. Woo, who swam collegiately at Pacific, came to the FGCU program following a three-year assistant coaching stint at Cleveland State.

As the sprint coach at CSU, Woo's primary responsibilities were focusing on dry-land and weight training portions of the sport, as well as assisting with day-to-day aspects of the CSU program. Upon completing her swimming career at the University of the Pacific in 2009, Woo was named as an assistant coach under head coach Wally Morton's staff. She then became driven to transfer her enthusiasm and passion for dry-land and weight training to the Cleveland State swimmers.

Woo also was the Ohio Master's swim coach for three seasons in Cleveland, Ohio. Her responsibilities included creating workouts for beginners, triathletes and competitive adult swimmer's, while holding stroke clinics to teach adults stroke technique.

During her first season, the Viking men tied a school record with 14 wins in a season, and the women were able to break the previous record of 10 set during the 1982-83 campaign with a 14-win season of their own. Woo's background in Division I swimming was evident as she assisted the men's team to a second place finish in the Horizon League Championship along with a fifth place finish for the women.

Woo was previously an instructor at Tiger Aquatics in Stockton, California, where she planned and conducted swimming workouts for people of all ages and abilities. She spent time teaching biomechanics and water safety procedures at the Pacific Swim School (also in Stockton) and the Iolani Swim School in Honolulu, Hawaii.

During her career at Pacific, Woo swam sprints in all four strokes for the Tigers. Her swimming career was capped off during her junior season, when she set personal bests in all of her strokes. She finished with an eighth place ranking in the Pacific record books in the 100 breaststroke. In 2008, she was part of the top-10 all-time 400 freestyle relay.


Woo graduated from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Manabu (Manny) Noguchi - Assistant Coach

Manny joins us for the second time at FGCU Swim Camp...Manny is back!  He just finished his first season at University of Wyoming as distanceswim coach and recruiting coordinator. Noguchi comes to the UW from Michigan State University where he was also distance swim coach and recruiting coordinator since 2004 for 5 years. 


Prior to Michigan State, Noguchi spent two years as a volunteer assistant swim coach at the University of Georgia (UGA). During his time with the Bulldogs, he taught stroke techniques, directed dryland exercise and created workout routines. Noguchi served as head coach for the University of Georgia Masters, coaching swimmers, ages 21-72, and was the National/Senior assistant coach for the Athens Bulldog Swim Club as well as an assistant for the Bulldog Swim Camp. During this time, he also gained valuable experience as a summer swim camp coach, teaching stroke technique, giving private lessons, serving as a residential advisor in the dorms, and organizing workouts.


From December 2001-May 2002 before his stint at Georgia, Noguchi served as a temporary contract as the head swim coach at Kyushu University in Fukoka, Japan. In July 2001, Noguchi was a member of the U.S. Swimming National Team Staff as an interpreter and media coordinator between U.S. National Team Director Dennis Pursley and various Japanese organizations.


Prior to coaching at UGA, Noguchi was head swim coach for a club team in Fukoka for nearly three years. While there, he coached four women swimmers to the National Level and helped a male swimmer (Yuki Fujimoto) to become the summer junior national champion in the backstroke events (both 50 and 100M) in 2000 and 2001.


Also adding to Noguchi's excellent coaching experience he was the pre-senior head coach for Nitro Swimming Club in Austin, Texas leading them to their first ever Texas state title.

Manny was born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan. Upon his high school graduation (age of 18), he went to California to pursue in both academic and athletic excellence in the US. Noguchi received his associate of science degree from Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, Calif., in 1996, where he also was a member of the swimming team that won the California Junior College Championship. He also earned Academic and Athletic Scholar honors from the Western State Conference in 1996.


Upon graduation from Cuesta, Noguchi went on to attend California Polytechnic State University, where in December 1998 he earned his B.S. in kinesiology. In December 2003, he earned his master's in education in exercise science from University of Georgia. 


Pavel Babaev - Assistant Coach

At FGCU swimming and diving program, like all other sports at FGCU athletes are expected to compete at the highest levels possible. With that in mind, athletes are made faster, stronger and more athletic through intense dry land and strength programs. Babaev transfers his intensity, experience, and enthusiasm into the pool and weight room through his workouts. Babaev is an exceptional coach, teacher, motivator, and has a lot to do with building the physical and mental side of being a great competitor in the FGCU’s swimming and diving program. Babaev also coaches a local Swim Florida club where he continues inspire and work with younger swimmers.

Prior to FGCU, Babaev swam collegiately at Florida Atlantic University from 2002-06, where he was coached by current FGCU head coach Neal Studd. In 2005, Babaev participated in the 200 medley relay that posted a school and Sun Belt Conference record. During his career he also broke the school records in the 50 free, 200 free relay, and 400 medley relay.


After graduating in 2006 with a B.S. in Health Services, Babaev’s swimming career began to evolve. Studd encouraged Pavel to pursue swimming on a new level and after some hard work and dedication he performed at a very high standard at the 2009 US Open, placing tenth overall in the 50 meter freestyle. The following year at the 2010 ConocoPhillips National Championships he was tenth again in the 50 meter freestyle. Recently Babaev participated in the JAX50 Sprint Dual Challenge where he was up against Olympians, national and NCAA champions, American and world record holders in swimming's premier test of speed - The 50 freestyle. At the meet he posted the third fastest time. Continuing to improve at an accelerated pace, Babaev has his sights set on qualifying for the US National Team.

 Check out Coach Pavel! He recently placed 3rd in the 50 free at USA Nationals!  Pavel in the link below at the JAX 50 dropping a cool 19.5 in season 50 Free while beating Olympians:



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