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Athletics That Transcend Sports

Unlike other colleges, physical development, health, and well-being are fundamental to our education and the development of future leaders at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. In other words, this is leaps beyond your typical college athletic program.

Here, you will develop your athletic and physical abilities every year until you graduate, starting on the first day of Swab Summer. You will participate in the classroom, during a daily fitness period, through physical fitness testing, and through competition.

Whether or not you played in high school, every cadet competes through varsity, club, or intramural sports. By the time you graduate, you will be prepared for the physical rigors of work as a commissioned officer.

Competitive Excellence​

The Academy offers one of the broadest athletic programs in NCAA Division III, with 12 men’s, 10 women’s, and one co-ed varsity team; six chartered club sports; and 15+ recreational sports.

The most exceptional varsity and club athletes compete in national championships and earn distinction as All-Americans, national and conference champions, and Academic All-Conference team members.

Cadets enjoy an unmatched opportunity to play. Many varsity athletes have roster spots on more than one team. It’s a program—and a mindset—where everyone wins.

Interested in learning more? Varsity prospects should complete the “Recruit Me” interest form to get in touch with a coach. Go Bears!

Fit for Life

The Health and Physical Education (HPE) program ensures that graduates possess the knowledge, skills, and fitness necessary to meet the physical rigors of a Coast Guard career.

Under the guidance of the HPE staff, cadets complete the Swab Summer training program, take physical education classes each semester, and pass a Physical Fitness Exam (PFE) once each semester.



HPE course offerings


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Women's sports
Women's Varsity Sports
Men's football
Men's Varsity Sports
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Contact Information

Athletics Division
Dan Rose
Director of Athletics
(860) 444-8600
Donna Koczajowski
Associate Director of Athletics
(860) 444-8604
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