News
Jul 26, 2019 - Back to school break
Group 1 swimmers and National Team swimmers not competing at USA Swimming Futures Championship are on break until August 12th . There will be a Group 1 practice every day through...
Mar 16, 2019 - Volunteer of the Month for March
Congratulations to the Stagnitto family for being chosen Volunteer Family for March! Jason was our Head Timer for the 8& Under Regional meet at UNO this month, while Leigh Ann took on the job of award...
Feb 8, 2019 - Volunteer of the Month for February
Fins would like to congratulate Coach Chris LeMieux for being named Volunteet of the month for February!
Dec 15, 2018 - Volunteer of the Month December
Congratulations to M for being selected Volunteer of the Month for December!!! "M" is always willing and prepared to take beautiful pictures of our FINS swimmers at swimmeets, and team events around ...
Nov 15, 2018 - Volunteer of the Month November
Congratulations to Kerrie Fritscher, Volunteer of the Month for November!! Kerrie has spent countless hours studying, testing, and shadowing to become a USA Swimming Certified Stroke and Turn Official...
Oct 25, 2018 - Volunteer of the Month October
FINS would like to congratulate Ty Dolese for being selected Volunteer of the Month for October. Ty is Fins highest ranking USA Certified Official and donates hours and hours of his time to the sport...
Sep 25, 2018 - Parents meeting
Our parents meeting is Tuesday, Sep 25th at 6pm at Francos
Jul 19, 2018 - August practice schedule
Practice schedule till the start of school/short course season Here is the schedule for the start of the new school year?. If you are in high school, you are off after your last meet, and will retur...
Feb 20, 2018 - Synchro Practice
Synchronized Swimming Practice Schedule this week: Thursday, 2/22 6:20 - 7:20 pm Saturday, 2/24 11:00 - 12:30
Feb 20, 2018 - Synchro Facebook Page
Check out our Facebook page for the new Synchronized Swimming Team: https://www.facebook.com/synchrofrancos/ You can copy and paste in your browser.
Dec 16, 2017 - FINS Christmas Party
Fins Christmas Party is Saturday, December 16th at 10:00 AM. Right after practice lets head to the gym!
Nov 30, 2017 - Michael Foley to Attend Speedo Winter Juniors
Even after a successful High School State Meet, Michael Foley continues to train. Michael has qualified to swim at the Speedo Winter Junior Championships in Iowa. The meet will be held at the Universi...
Feb 21, 2017 - Mardi Gras practice schedule
Here is a revision for next weeks practice schedule.... Sat, Feb 25th...regular practice Mon, Feb 27... morning practice Group 1 7-9am, Group 2 9-10:30am, Dolphins 9:30-10:30am Tues, Feb 28th...no ...
Dec 13, 2016 - Christmas practice schedule
Christmas Schedule Group 1 and Transition swimmers Monday, Dec 19-regular practice Swim Camp Tuesday, Dec 20-Thursday, Dec 22 and Tuesday, Dec 27-Thursday, Dec 29 Swim 7-9am Boxing...
Nov 14, 2016 - Holiday Schedule
Holiday Practice Schedule Thanksgiving-M, T, W and F Group 1 7-9:00am Group 2 9-10:30am Dolphins 9-10:00am Regular Saturday practice
Jul 12, 2016 - Fall Swim Practice
We will have regular practice during State. After state.... If you are a high school swimmer, you take a break until August 15. Exceptions....hight school swimmers participating in Zones will swim n...
Mar 22, 2016 - Easter Week practice schedule
Important Fins practice schedule There is no practice on Good Friday or Holy Saturday, March 25 and 26. Once again, the 8 lane pool is being worked on, and there will be no swimming in that pool for...
Dec 15, 2015 - Christmas Holiday practice schedule
AT TCHFUNTE COUNTRY CLUB. Group 1 and Group 1 Transition Group M-Th...Dec 21-24 and Dec 28-31 10am-12pm M-W....Dec 21,22 23 and 28,29,30 Boot camp with Eric 3-4:30 at Franco's Cross Fit Group 2...
Aug 24, 2015 - Fall Swim Practice
Monday, Aug 24, 2015 Dolphins and Group II start back up Dolphins 5-6pm Group II 4-5:30
May 20, 2015 - 2015 summer practice schedule
Group I....7-9am Group II...7-8:30 Dolphins...8:30-9:30 and 5-6pm M and W Sat...regular practice
Mar 23, 2015 - Easter Break practice schedule
Group I 9-11am Group II 9-10:30 Dolphins 9:30-10:30 Those who have school should come at 4pm. No practice on Good Friday or Holy Saturday.
Dec 19, 2014 - Christmas Practice Schedule
Christmas practice schedule... Group I 7-9am Group II 9-10:30 Dolphins 9:30-10:30 Sat practice is the same. No practice Christmas Day or New Years Day
Nov 26, 2014 - State Swim Meet Hotel
State Meet Hotel Springhill Suites 1551 West Prien Lake Road Lake Charles, La 70601 337-474-1112 Fins Swim Team $159 for a studio king suite or studio queen suite
Jul 15, 2014 - practice schedule
Upcoming practice schedule Friday and Sat, July 18 & 19 th , there is no Group I or Group II practice. Dolphins practice will continue as normal?8:30-9:30 M-F,8:30 on Sat, and 5-6 on M and W. Group ...
Dec 13, 2013 - National Camp
NATIONAL CAMP We are offering a National Camp for Group I and Group II. The camp will be M, Th, F and Sat (Dec 23, 26, 27 and 28) and M, Th, F and Sat (Dec 30, Jan 2, 3 and 4 th ). The hours are 9:30-...
Dec 13, 2013 - Christmas practice schedule
Christmas and New Years Practice Schedule There will be regular practice this Friday, Dec 13 th , but no practice for all groups on Sat Dec 14 th because of the Crawfish meet. Friday, Dec 20 th , all...
Jul 24, 2013 - Fall practice schedule
Wed, Aug 7th....last day of morning and afternoon practice Wed, Aug 14th...Group I starts afternoon practice at 3:30 (bring tennis shoes) Wed, Aug 21st...Group II and Dolphins start afternoon practice...
May 6, 2013 - summer practice schedule
Summer Schedule Starting Monday, May 27 th Group I 6:45-9:00am M-F @ Francos Group II 7:00-8:30am M-F @ Francos Dolphins 7:30-8:30am M-F @ Francos or 5-6:00pm M-Th National Group 3:30-5:00pm M-Th--D...
Apr 25, 2013 - 2013 banquet slideshow
The 2013 banquet slideshow has been posted on Vimeo! Here's the link: http://vimeo.com/64815820
Apr 2, 2013 - Team Pictures
TEAM PICTURES June 3...5:00pm
Feb 6, 2013 - Mardi Gras Practice Schedule
Mardi Gras Practice Schedule Friday, Feb 8 th No Sport?s Performance Group I 3:15-4:30 Group II 3:30-4:30 Dolphins 4-5:00 Sat, Feb 9 th ?regular practice (Group I and II 8:00, and Dolp...
Jan 28, 2013 - Swim Fundraiser
Every year the Fins Swim Team either raises money or does something for a charitable organization. Last year we contributed to the Covington Food Bank by asking swimmers to donate canned goo...
Dec 16, 2012 - TAQ, Crawfish photos
Photos from recent TAQ and Crawfish meets are now on Facebook and the Fins website under the Photos tab. .
Dec 10, 2012 - Christmas Holiday Schedule
v Christmas Holidays practice schedule ?. Group I 7:30-9:30 Dec 21-Jan 2 (no practice on Dec 24, 25 and Jan 1) Afternoon practice-3-4:30 (no afternoon practice on Dec 31) Sports Performance- 9...
Nov 12, 2012 - Thanksgiving Practice Schedule
Thanksgiving week practice schedule Here is our practice schedule for Thanksgiving week. Nov 19-21, Monday, Tues and Wed Group I 7-9:00am and 4-5:30pm Group II 9-10:30am Dolphins 9-10:00a...
Aug 27, 2012 - Invictus Report...Issac
Invictus Report 08/27/2012 Practice schedule for the next few days?.. There is a normal practice schedule today, but today?s practices are optional. There is no practic...
Jul 8, 2012 - 2012 awards banquet slide show
The 2012 awards banquet slide show is now on Vimeo! See the link under the photos tab on this site, or under "Events" on the FinsFans Facebook page.
Jun 19, 2012 - Invictus Report
Jun 10, 2012 - NuWave photos
Photos from the NuWave meet are now posted on FinFans' Facebook page. Enjoy.
Jun 1, 2012 - Team Pictures
Team Pictures....June 21st....5:00pm
Jun 1, 2012 - Invictus Report
May 14, 2012 - April Fools photos
Photos from the April Fools meet at UNO are up on Facebook. Better late than never!
May 7, 2012 - Crawfishman Triathlon
Heidi Fritscher was 1st in her age group at Crawfishman Triathlon on Sunday, May 6th. She was the 2nd faster female in the swim!! Rachel Fontan was the swimmer in a relay, along with her mom and dad...
Apr 30, 2012 - Summer Practice Schedule
SUMMER SCHEDULE STARTS MAY 23 rd Group I Tu, Th and Fr...6:00 or 6:30 am at UNO M-F? 6:45-9:00 am at Francos M-Th? 4:30-6:00pm at Francos M, W, Th? 3-4:00pm Dryland Group II M-F?...
Apr 30, 2012 - Invictus Report
Mar 20, 2012 - Easter Break Practice Schedule
Easter Break Practice Schedule ?April 2-April 6 th Group I (Senior and National Team) ? 7-9:00am M-F Senior Team?M and W dryland @ 3:30 and swim after till 6:00 National Team?M,T an...
Mar 20, 2012 - Invictus Report
Invictus Report 03.19.2012 Inspirational quote?..? Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the...
Mar 17, 2012 - 8 & under state photos
Photos from the 8 & under state meet are on the website and Facebook!
Feb 16, 2012 - State meet photos
Photos from the short course state meet are up! Check them out on the website slideshow (and under the photos tab) as well as on the Finsfans' Facebook page.
Feb 15, 2012 - Mardi Gras Practice
Mardi Gras practice schedule ? No practice Friday, Feb 17 th , due to Orpheus parade (except for Sectional swimmers 3 to 5). Regular practice on Saturday 8 to 10 Sectional Practice on Sunda...
Feb 1, 2012 - Invictus Report
Jan 23, 2012 - TAQ Mardi Gras photos are posted!
Photos from the TAQ Mardi Gras meet are posted under the Website photo tab and on the FinsFans Facebook page.
Jan 18, 2012 - JD Owens named to the 2011 USA Swimming Scholastic All America Team
Dec 29, 2011 - Invictus Report
Invictus Report 12/29/2011 ?We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.? ~Edith...
Dec 14, 2011 - Invictus Report
Invictus Report 12/14/201 ? Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. ? Thomas Jefferson ...
Dec 6, 2011 - Invictus Report
Invictus Report 12/06/2011 ?There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.? Colin Powell We mentioned in the last Invictus Report tha...
Nov 26, 2011 - Gravy Bowl photos
Photos from the Gravy Bowl Invitational meet in Pensacola, Fla., (Nov. 18-20, 2011) are now posted on the slideshow and under the photos tab.
Nov 17, 2011 - NuWave meet photos
Photos from the NuWave 14-under meet at UNO (Nov. 11-13) are now posted on the slideshow and under the Photos tab.
Nov 15, 2011 - Invictus Report
Nov 15, 2011 - Thanksgiving Schedule
v The Thanksgiving schedule ?. Seniors M, T, W 8-10:00am (no dryland) Juniors M, T, W 10:00-11:30am Dolphins M, T, W 10:00-11:00am No practice Thursday-Saturday Nov 24-26 th ...
Nov 8, 2011 - Invictus Report
Invictus Report 11/08/11 Inspirational Quote?. ?Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away fr...
Oct 25, 2011 - Invictus Report 10/19/2011
Invictus Report 10/19/2011 Inspirational Quote? Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration. Evan Esar The Fins are proud to hav...
Oct 18, 2011 - Hurricane swim meet photos
Photos from the Hurricane meet are now posted under the photos tab.
Sep 27, 2011 - Invictus Report
Invictus Report 09/27/2011 Inspirational Quote??Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.? Einstein Attached is the information about the Fins Fall Picnic . We encourage eve...
Aug 4, 2011 - Invictus Report and practice schedule
Invictus Report 08/02/2011 Inspirational quote??When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality.? F. Hundertwasser Congratulation...
Jul 18, 2011 - 2011 State Championship Results
http://www.hscswim.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=GAkoP31MCzg%3d&tabid=231&mid=804 Invictus Report 07/19/2011 STATE RECAP 3 rd in points ...1 st in spirit ?Surround yourself with a group of ...
May 31, 2011 - Summer Schedule
Summer Practice Schedule is in full gear?.(note afternoon swim and dryland is at 3:00) SENIORS ? M-F 7:00-9:00am M-W-F Dryland 3:00-5:00pm T-Th swim 3:00-5:00pm T a...
May 26, 2011 - Invictus Report
May 17, 2011 - Invictus Report
May 4, 2011 - Invictus Report
Invictus Report 05/03/2011 Inspirational quote? The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. Vince Lombardi ...
Feb 20, 2011 - 2011 LOUISIANA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Second Place Finish!
FINAL SCORES: http://www.spartanswimming.com/slla/UserFiles/File/lsi%20scores%20final.pdf
Feb 10, 2011 - Derek Weidlein is National Merit Finalist
Congratulations Derek Weidlein for making National Merit Finalist!! Only 8000 high school Seniors nation-wide are chosen. This is a tremendous accolade to have on ones resume. Congratulations Derek!!
Jan 13, 2011 - Invictus Report
Invictus Report 1/11/2011 Inspirational Quote? Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that ensures the successful outcome of our venture. - William James ...
Dec 21, 2010 - Angel Tree
The Fins adopted a family with a single mom and 5 children for Christmas, and brought presents for them . Derek Weidlein and Coach Sue delivered the presents to the family in Lacombe the week before...
Dec 16, 2010 - Holiday practice schedule
Holiday Practice Schedule Seniors....8-10:00 (Dec 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31) and 4:00-6:00 (Dec 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30) Juniors and Dolphins....4-5:30 (Dec 22 and 23) and 10-11:30 (Dec 27...
Nov 26, 2010 - State meet hotel information
We have reserved 2 hotels for the state meet in Feb. You can reserve rooms at the Holiday Inn Express (337-625-2500), $99/room or $119.99 for a two-room suite, or the Best Western (337-625-9000)...
Nov 17, 2010 - Thanksgiving Week Practice
v Thanksgiving week practice (11/22-11/27)? Seniors ?M-W and Friday, 8-10:00am (high school swimmers take off Mon and Tuesday) Juniors and Dolphins ?10-11:30 Mon, Tues and Friday and short practice...
Nov 17, 2010 - Invictus Report
Invictus Report 11/16/2010 Inspirational Quote?.?The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.? Vince Lombardi v Thanksgiving week practice (11/22-11/27)? Seniors ?M-W and F...
Sep 29, 2010 - Invictus Report
Invictus Report 9/29/2010 Inspirational quote??We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its o...
Sep 23, 2010 - Invictus Report
Invictus Report 9/22/2010 Inspirational quote??Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they?ve got a second. Give your dreams all you?ve got and you?ll be amazed at the en...
Sep 15, 2010 - Invictus Report
Invictus Report 9/15/2010 Inspirational quote??. Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration. Evan Esar There will be no Sen...
Sep 7, 2010 - Invictus Report
Invictus Report 09/07/2010 Inspirational Quote.. "Quality means doing it right when no one is looking." Henry Ford v The 12 and under meet is now on the web site, and you can enter your swimmers...
Jul 19, 2010 - Inspirational Story
In the 60's, a well-known musician and drama actor brought his son to All India Radio for audition. After the recording, AIR rejected him saying his voice was not suited for broadcasting. Years later...
Jul 18, 2010 - Invictus Report (State Report)
Jul 12, 2010 - Invictus Report
Jun 14, 2010 - Coach Robby's Birthday Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19UBKdFrlLI
May 10, 2010 - Invictus Report 5/10/2010
May 2, 2010 - Invictus Award
Invictus Award: We had swimmers swim at the TAQ meet, the Mako?s meet, and compete in the Crawfishman Triathlon this past weekend. This week, the Invictus Award goes to 11 year old Lindsey Pa...
May 2, 2010 - Crawfishman Thanks!
Robby, Please pass on our sincere thanks to all the Fins Parents and Swimmers who braved their assigned stations yesterday it what proved to be the most trying race we have produced to date. All ...
May 2, 2010 - INVICTUS REPORT 05-03-10
INVICTUS REPORT 5-03-10 Quote or Inspirational Story of the Week: Attitude by: Rev. Charles Swindoll, Source Unknown The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on...
Apr 27, 2010 - Summer practice times
Seniors 6:30-8:30am and 3:30-5:00pm Juniors 7:00-8:30am Dolphins and Flippers 8:30-9:30am
Mar 22, 2010 - Spring Break Practice Schedule
March 29-31 Seniors practice 8-10:00am ....all other practices remain the same April 1,2 and 3....no practice for any groups Happy Easter
Feb 28, 2010 - Invictus Award
Congratulations to Cerys McCarthy. She won the Invictus Award this past weekend at District Meet. She had best times in every event she swam this weekend. She also encouraged one of our new swimmers...
Jan 20, 2010 - Ice Iced Baby!
Happy Birthday Lindsey! You've been Iced!
Jan 9, 2010 - Walter Loop Signs Letter of Intent
Walter Loop has signed a letter of intent to swim and attend school at LSU. Walter has been swimming with the Fins his entire life, and also is a member of the Mandeville High swim team. Congrats to W...
Dec 20, 2009 - Early Christmas Gift ***VIDEO***
FINS, The coaches would like to thank the Booster Club for a wonderful Christmas Party and all the nice gifts. We want to especially thank Santa for the early Christmas present (the TOWERofPOWER an...
Nov 24, 2009 - 2009 LA State Times Chart
Click Here to View the 2009 LA State Times Chart
Nov 9, 2009 - Coach Patience finishes Ironman!
Congratulations to Coach Patience. She competed and finished Ironman Florida on Nov 7th in 12 hours and 58 minutes. The Ironman is a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run. What a great ...
Sep 15, 2009 - 2009 FINS Awards Banquet
When: Sunday, October 11th at 6PM Where: Fleur de Lis Events Center - 1645 N. Causeway Blvd. Cost: $17 adults, $12 children Make your reservation by mailing your payment to: Charlotte Licciar...
Sep 1, 2009 - FINS Team Swim Suits
If you need to order your swimmer a FINS Team Suit you can do so by going to www.agonswim.com Once you are on the Agon Swim site click on the link that says, "Type" and then select "Team". Once on ...
Aug 8, 2009 - Zone Success
Sorry this is late I've been trying to recuperate from being responsible for 48 swimmers for 8 days/17 hours per day. Here?s the scoop: Our Fins swimmers had a tremendous meet at the Southern Zone ...
Aug 8, 2009 - Headed to Juniors
Walter Loop will be competiting in his first Junior National Competition in Seattle, Washington. Walter will be swimming the 200 breast on Monday, a time trial in the 200 IM on Tuesday, and the 10...
Jul 27, 2009 - 8 & under Regional Championship
The FINS placed 5th in the 8 & under Regional Championship meet at Elmwood last weekend. Two FINS swimmers placed 1st....Ellie Fritscher was 1st in the 6 & under 25 fly and Julia Rabito was 1st in...
Jul 13, 2009 - 2009 Long Course state meet highlights
2009 Long Course State Meet Highlights: Walter Loop makes a second Jr. National qualifying time - this time in 100 Breast! 13 gold medals : Haley Goertz (15/16 1500 free), Philip Gallego (19&u...
Jul 6, 2009 - June Booster Club Meeting Minutes
Fins Booster Club Meeting Minutes for 6/18/09 -Meeting was called to order at 6:13 p.m. by Robby Fritscher. -Welcome to all parents - especially the new parents. -20 Seniors went to Baton Rouge to...
Jul 1, 2009 - F A T P A
Family...ambition...trust...pride...action 5 words that form a fist...show your fist at State, and show your FINS spirit
Jun 29, 2009 - 5 FINS make it to state at District Meet!
At the District meet this past weekend, we had 5 new swimmers win their event and now get to go to state! Josh Van Houten won the 200 breast and 200 fly. Emma Elliott won the 200 and 100 back. Ian...
Jun 18, 2009 - "Icing on the Coach" Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jWiKPVb-3k
Jun 17, 2009 - Heidi wins high point
Congrats to Heidi Fritscher! She was high point winner for the 10 and unders at the GPAC meet on June 13th and 14th. Way to go, FINS!!
Jun 17, 2009 - Agenda - Booster Club Meeting
Thursday June 18th, 2009 6pm Agenda Booster Club Meeting Welcome New FIns - Coach Robby Financial Report - Charlotte Liccardi 2009 Coaches Travel Surplus- Coach Robby Restructuring the Board-Coach R...
Jun 8, 2009 - Happy Birthday Coach Patience!
Coach Patience after being iced for her birthday! Check out more pics in the Misc Photos section!
May 16, 2009 - Saturday with the FINS - VIDEO
Just another Saturday Workout with the FINS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFoK3ocvcuk&feature=channel_page
May 12, 2009 - Johnny's 11th Birthday VIDEO
The Fins celebrate John Morvant?s birthday. Click here to view the video.
May 11, 2009 - Philip signs with Indian River State College!
Congratulations Philip Gallego!! Philip has committed to attend Indian River State College (IRSC) in Fort Pierce, Fl, to study Civil Engineering. This school competes at the junior college champi...
Apr 1, 2009 - Just Call Us The Fins - By Francie Unger
Mar 10, 2009 - 8 and Under Championship
Congratulations to the FINS 8 & under team. They finished in 4 th place at the Regional Championship this past weekend. We were only 11 points shy of a 3 rd place finish. The results can be foun...
Mar 10, 2009 - Sectionals Update
Brittany Alexander, Jonna Frantz, Walter Loop, Phil Gallego, and Michael Saltaformaggio traveled to College Station, Texas and competed in one of the USA Sectional Championships. They swam consiste...
Mar 4, 2009 - Walter Loop makes Junior National Cut
Walter Loop was one of three swimmers at the State Championships that made a 2009 Speedo Junior Nationals qualifing time. Walter?s 2:05.48 in the 200 breast ranks him among the top 17 and 18 yea...
Dec 9, 2008 - Salty signs with NCAA Division II school
Congratulations to FINS swimmer Michael Saltaformaggio (Salty). He has signed a swimming scholarship with Henderson State University, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Way to go, Salty!!!