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ALL NEW FCA SWIMMERS MUST BE EVALUATED BEFORE REGISTRATION. PLEASE CONTACT THE FCA OFFICE TO SET UP A TIME. CALL 610-658-5632 OR EMAIL fcaquatics@friendscentral.org.
 

The FCA Swim Team has two seasons each year. The Fall/Winter 2017-2018 season runs from September 18st to March 16th (Registration deadline: 9/8). The Spring/Summer season runs from April 9th to July 6th (Registration deadline: 3/30). Swimmers may join the team at the beginning of each season. All FCA swimmers are expected to join United States Swimming and to participate in all meets.  Register Now

Novice (10 & Under)

2 practices required per week
Practice Schedule

Staff evaluation required for all new swimmers. The Novice swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke without stopping to be considered. Practices develop stroke technique and introduce swimmers to competitive training by working on aerobic endurance and concentration.

Rate: Fall/Winter: $1015; FCS $965.

Spring/Summer: $690; FCS $640.


Junior & Junior Gold (13 & Under)

3 practices required per week.
Gold: 4 practices required per week.
Practice Schedule

Staff evaluation required for all new swimmers. The Junior I swimmer should be able to swim 75 yards of each stroke and 50 yards of Butterfly to be considered.  Practices focus on stroke drills, starts, and turns.  Volume and interval training are introduced, and technique is emphasized. Competition increases, and swimmers work on goal setting, accountability, and commitment.

Rate: Fall/Winter: $1185; FCS students $1135

Spring/Summer: $940; FCS students $890


Senior Bronze (Middle School & 9th Grade ONLY)

5 practices required per week
Practice Schedule

Staff evaluation required for all new swimmers. The Senior Bronze swimmer should be able to swim 100 yards of each stroke legally. Junior II's have a similar focus to Jr. I's with a stronger emphasis on volume training.


Senior Silver (13 & Over)

6 practices required per week
Practice Schedule

Staff evaluation required for all new swimmers. The Senior Silver swimmer should be able to swim 100 yards of each stroke legally, have B or BB times, and experience in the 400 IM and the 500 Free. Junior II's have a similar focus to Jr. I's with a stronger emphasis on volume training. This group is also geared towards preparing swimmers who might consider high school swimming and want to make a successful transition.


Senior Gold (13 & Over)

7 practices required per week
Practice Schedule

Staff evaluation required for all new swimmers. The Senior Gold swimmer should be able to swim 200 yards of each stroke legally, have BB or A times, qualified for Junior Olympics or Senior Championships, and distance event experience beyond the 400 IM and the 500 Free. This group is for swimmers transitioning into the Senior Group and might be considering college swimming and want to make a successful transition.

Senior: (Bronze, Silver, Gold):

Rate: Fall/Winter: $1335; FCS students $1285

Spring/Summer: $1140; FCS students $1090



Additional Fees:
Initiation fee: $50 per swimmer (one time)

 

Application Deadlines:
Fall/Winter: September 8th
Spring/Summer: March 30st 
Late application fee: $50

Stroke Evaluation:
A stroke evaluation is required for all prospective team swimmers. Call to schedule.

If you are interested in the swim team, please contact the FCA office at (610) 658-5632.

 

Swim Team Practice Schedule

Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 
Novice:
2 practices per week

 

X

 

6:00-7:00PM

 

X

 

6:00-7:00PM

 

X

 

9:00-10:00AM

 

12:00-1:00PM
Junior:
3 practices per week

 

6:00-7:15PM

 

x

 

6:00-7:15PM

 

X

 

6:00-7:15PM

 

8:00-10:00AM

 

1:00-2:30PM
Junior Gold:
4 practices per week

 

6:00-7:15PM

 

7:00-8:45PM

 

6:00-7:15PM

 

X

6:30-8:00AM

6:00-7:15PM

 

8:00-10:00AM

 

1:00-2:30PM
Senior Bronze:
5 practices per week

6:30-8:00AM

7:00-8:45PM

6:00-8:00AM

7:00-8:45PM

 

7:00-8:45PM

6:00-8:00AM

7:00-8:45PM
6:30-8:00AM

7:00-8:45PM

 

6:30-9:45AM


 

2:30-4:30PM


Senior Silver:
6 practices per week

6:30-8:00AM

6:00-8:45PM

6:00-8:00AM

7:00-8:45PM

 

6:00-8:45PM


6:00-8:00AM

7:00-8:45PM
6:30-8:00AM

6:00-8:45P

 

6:30-9:45AM

 

2:30-4:30PM


Senior Gold:
7 practices per week

6:30-8:00AM

6:00-8:45PM

6:00-8:00AM

6:00-8:45PM

 

6:00-8:45PM


6:00-8:00AM

6:00-8:45PM
6:30-8:00AM

6:00-8:45PM

 

6:30-9:45AM


 

2:30-4:30PM



Stroke Clinic

FCA offers a stroke clinic in the fall and in the spring. During these clinics, swimmers concentrate on developing their stroke through drills + evaluation. The clinics also serve as a good introduction to the competitive team or a "jump start" for the upcoming season. Register Here

2017 Fall Clinic
Sept. 4 - Sept. 15
MWF 6:00-8:00 pm
Rate: $250
Application deadline: Sept. 1,  2017
Late application fee: $30

2018 Spring Clinic
March 26 - April 6
MWF 6:00-8:00 pm
Rate: $250
Application deadline: March 23,  2016
Late application fee: $30

If you are interested in the stroke clinic, please contact the FCA office at (610) 658-5632.

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