Who are We?

Founded in 2001, Friends' Central Aquatics is a comprehensive swim program open to the community. Hosted by Friends’ Central School, FCA offers swimmers of all levels the opportunity to pursue their interest in the sport. The Swim School introduces young people to swimming and focuses on developing proficiency in the four primary strokes. The Swim Team provides swimmers the chance to hone their skills while participating in the exciting world of competitive swimming. All swimmers work at their own level of competency, and the staff strives to balance the demands of competitive training with attention to swimming as a life-long source of pleasure.

FCA has helped many athletes make the jump to collegiate swimming. Our swimmers have gone on to achieve notable success at schools like Denison, Williams, Amherst, Wesleyan, Hamilton, Tufts, Washington University in St. Louis, Occidental, and Bryn Mawr, to name just a few.

Swim Team

The FCA Swim Team mission is to create an environment that encourages confidence, fosters independence, and helps young athletes enjoy competitive swimming.

Team Phoenix

Team Phoenix is the development arm of the Friends' Central Aquatics' (FCA) competitive swim program. This group is for swimmers between the ages of 9 and 15 who want to explore or participate on a competitive team but may not be ready to specialize or meet the demands of a travel team.

FCA Masters

The FCA Masters Swim Team is an organized, year-round, swimming/fitness program designed to provide coach-supervised training opportunities for adults (ages 19 & up).

Swim School

The FCA Swim School is place where kids get an opportunity to develop essential life skills that will help them develop the confidence to overcome their fears, learn to swim, respect the water, and have lots of fun while doing it!

Stroke Clinic

The clinic is designed to improve competitive performance with an emphasis on stroke technique, starts, and turns. It is also an excellent opportunity to segue into the upcoming Swim Season.

Private Lessons

FCA offers customized, one-on-one private lessons, for any level with our experienced aquatic staff.

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