Darnestown Demons


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 www.mcsl.org is 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 website www.darnestowndemons.org  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.