Fort Myer Swim Team

General Information

Practice times are assigned by age group and developmental ability, and are held at the Patton Hall 25m pool (formally known as Ft. Myer Officers' Club). The Junior Group consists mostly of 7-8 year olds plus about half of the 5-6 year olds.  The Intermediate Group consists mostly of 9-12 year olds plus the other half of the 5-6 year olds.  The Senior Group consists of 13-18 year olds.  The Coach will assign swimmers to groups depending on age and ability.  We do try to keep siblings together, but we cannot guarantee this will be the case and we cannot take special requests for practice times.  

Prior to the end of the school year, practices are held after school in the early evening. Practices will be held in all three time slots Monday - Friday. It is not required for swimmers to attend all practices.  The coach would like to see your swimmer at least 2 to 3 times per week.  However, improvement comes faster with more practice, so if your schedule allows try to attend every practice!  Particularly with younger swimmers, if it is too much to practice the morning after an evening meet, parents should use their own judgment about practice attendance.  

In the afternoons from 1655-1705 (4:55pm to 5:05pm), Retreat is sounded on the Base. During this period, all swimmers must cease their activities and exit the water. FMST members are expected to stand and pay their respect to the American Flag during the playing of Retreat.

Afternoon Practices (May 28, 2019 to June 21, 2019)

4:15-5:00PM:  Juniors (7-8 year olds) + 1/2 developmentals (5-6 year olds)

5:15-6:00PM:  Intermediates (9-12 year olds) + 1/2 developmentals (5-6 year olds)

6:15-7:00PM:  Seniors (13-18 year olds)

Morning Practices (June 24, 2019 to End of Season)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

7:15-8:00AM:  Seniors

8:15-9:00AM:  Intermediates + 1/2 developmentals

9:15-10:00AM:  Juniors + 1/2 developmentals

Tuesdays, Thursdays

7:15-8:00AM:  Seniors

8:15-9:00AM:  Juniors + 1/2 developmentals

9:15-10:00AM:  Intermediates + 1/2 developmentals

Divisionals Week

Divisional and All Star swimmers only:  Practice schedules are announced the week prior to Divisionals.

All-Stars Week

All Star swimmers only:  Practice schedules are announced the week prior to All-Stars.