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). Our goal is to help all members improve their swimming by working on endurance, fitness, and technique while offering a challenging, stimulating, and enjoyable team experience. Although we welcome swimmers of varying ages and skill levels, from recreational level athletes, to triathletes, to advanced competitive swimmers, basic swim skills are required in order to participate. 

The Friends' Central Aquatics Masters program is a member of United States Masters Swimming and the Delaware Valley Local Masters Swimming Committee. 


The FCA Masters Swim Team practices at Friends' Central School (Upper School Campus) located at 1101 City Avenue, Wynnewood, PA, 19096. The swimming pool is located in the Shimada Athletic Center.


Monday, Wednesday, Friday
The Shimada Athletic Center doors will open @ 5:00AM. Practice start time is on an individual basis with practice ending at 6:30am.  All masters athletes should be out of the locker room by 7:00am. 


Participation in meets is voluntary. FCA understands that at this level the desire for competition varies from athlete to athlete. 

2022-2023 COSTS:

  FCA Parent / FCS Teacher Community
Registration (Once a Year) $70 $70
Full Year (Sept 1 - Aug 31)* $750 $800
Fall-Winter-Spring (Sept 1 - May 25)* $625 $675

* The pool may close for up to two weeks during the year for maintenance* 


Questions?  Please email fcaquatics@friendscentral.org.

This is not a Learn-To-Swim Program. Participation is open to a variety of skill levels and training interests, but a base level of proficiency is expected. We do quite a bit of IM training, so it is assumed that you are able to swim at least 50 yards of each stroke, 100 & 200 yard IMs. If you have any questions about your ability to participate, we recommend that you call and set up a private evaluation.

FCA is not responsible for personal belongings. Please bring a lock to secure your possessions (MONEY, CLOTHING, BIKE STUFF, BAGS, etc). If you decide to use a locker while you are swimming, please use one that is unoccupied and do not leave a lock on it when you leave. If you do not have a lock, you are advised to bring your possessions onto the pool deck, all equipment and belongings must be taken with you when you leave.

In order to participate, athletes must be registered and payments received unless they setup a one week trial period before arriving to practice.

The Shimada pool will be closed whenever Friends' Central School closes for weather-related reasons. Communication will be sent out ASAP if practice needs to be cancelled.  In the event of an unforeseen pool closing, members will be contacted directly via email and/or phone.

All cars must park in the main school lot located off of City Avenue. DO NOT PARK ON OR AROUND THE "DROP OFF" CIRCLE IN THE MAIN LOT--it is a FIRE ZONE. Please do not use Lankenau Hospital's parking lots or their driveway for drop-offs or pick-ups.