New Swimmer Info

NEW SWIMMER INFORMATION                     

Swimmers only need to be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards on their back in order to join FAST. Participating in swim meets is solely up to the swimmer and family.  There are no mandatory number of practices that must be attended, although the more you practice the better swimmer you will become.  We have many swimmers that participate in other sports or activities. 

If  you have any questions about joining FAST please click on the Contact Us link on our website. Someone will contact you to answer all of your questions.

Information and Dates: 

  • Long Course Season Runs April 2nd through the end of July (end date depends on group)
  • 2 week free trial (must register online prior to attending 1st practice; payment due at the end of 2 week trial)
  • Click here for our information packet.

What is the difference between Short Course & Long Course?  

Swim meets are conducted in either a 25 yard pool (short course) or a 50 meter pool (long course/Olympic size pool).  Short course season runs during the fall and winter.  Long course runs during the spring & summer.  


Many physicians and pediatricians consider swimming the ideal activity for developing muscular and skeletal growth.  Why do doctors like it so much?

  • Swimming develops high quality aerobic endurance, the most important key to physical fitness.  In other sports an hour of practice may yield as little as 10 minutes of meaningful exercise.  Age group swimming teams use every minute of practice time developing fitness and teaching skills.

  • Swimming does a better job in proportional muscular development by using all the body's major muscle groups.  No other sport does this as well.

  • Swimming enhances children's natural flexibility (at a time when they ordinarily begin to lose it) by exercising all of their major joints through a full range of motion.

  • Swimming helps develop superior coordination because it requires combinations of complex movements of all parts of the body, enhancing harmonious muscle function, grace, and fluidity of movement.

  • Swimming is the most injury-free of all children's sports.


Swimming is a sport that will bring kids fitness and enjoyment for life.  Participants in Masters Swimming programs are still training and racing well into their 80's.