Swim Team

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 2020-2021 season runs from September 14th to March 12th (Registration deadline: 9/4). The Spring/Summer season runs from April 12th to July 9th (Registration deadline: 3/26). 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: $1125; FCS $1070.

Spring/Summer: $775; FCS $720.


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: $1295; FCS students $1240

Spring/Summer: $1025; FCS students $970


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: $1445; FCS students $1390

Spring/Summer: $1225; FCS students $1170



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

Application Deadlines:
Fall/Winter: September 4th
Spring/Summer: March 26th 
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.

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