Fort Myer Swim Team (FMST)

Welcome to the Fort Myer Swim Team (FMST). Our team has a proud affiliation with Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and has been a part of the Post since 1961. By far, the most important goal of FMST is for every member to have fun. While swim meets are indeed a competitive event, it is most important that the kids have fun and enjoy their time at the pool. The Fort Myer Swim Team mission is as follows.

“The Fort Myer Swim Team strives to instill an appreciation for the sport of swimming in our swimmers, their parents and our community through a summer program that promotes healthy competition, builds self-esteem, fosters friendship, and emphasizes fun.”

Other goals of the team include: members of the team will become better swimmers through practice and instruction from the coaching staff; members will work as a team, supporting and encouraging each other to do their best; members will develop confidence as swimmers and competitors; and swimmers and their families will treat coaches, fellow swimmers, and guests with respect.

Finally, being a member of a swim team involves a commitment from the swimmers. Your swimmer is expected to participate in practices and meets. The swim team also offers a number of social activities throughout the season to build team spirit and a sense of community.  Many families have been part of the team for years and come to see the team as an extended family.  Any team is only as good as the people on it and their commitment to the team and every swimmer has a role to play on the team – some as cheerleaders, some with first place swims, some with great theme costumes, and some as helper coaches. Whatever their role, they directly contribute to the success of the team.

Our team colors are red, white and royal blue. Our team mascot is a squid.

Please note, the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall no longer allows diving of any sort in the 25-meter pool the team uses.  We practice diving and diving starts in the 50-meter and figure-8 pools, but we use in-water starts in the 25-meter pool.  Because of this restriction we do not host home meets and Time Trials are held using in-water starts.