Darnestown Swim Team (DT) is a member of the Montgomery County
Swim League (MCSL). Further details on the Montgomery County Swim
League are available in a separate handbook. The MCSL website
continually updated and provides a wealth of information including
meet results and division standings.
The material in this manual has been informally assembled to
provide a general explanation of how Darnestown Swim Team
functions. There are fifteen divisions in the MCSL ranked from
“A” division through “O” division. Teams
are placed in divisions each year based on a computer swim-off
using times from the previous year. Darnestown is ranked in
Division “C” in MCSL in 2018. The Darnestown Swim Team
is a comprehensive source for information on meets, events,
forms and lessons.
Only a relatively small number of our swimmers will swim on
Saturday in the MCSL meet. Darnestown has arranged a full schedule
of Wednesday meets which allows everyone not swimming on Saturday
to swim a full quota of events in a competitive team scored meet.
Our Wednesday meets should be extremely enjoyable.
Remember: Everyone on the team will swim at least
one of these meets each week.
The meets require a great deal of parental support. No
experience is necessary. Parents are needed to work Wednesdays and
Saturdays as timers, referees, stroke judges, scorers, ribbon
writers etc., as well as to bake and sell food to support the swim
team outings such as the annual amusement park trip. If you
have any questions or ideas, please contact a member of the swim
committee. Please sign up on the team website.