Fort Myer Swim Team (FMST)

Although swimming is an individual sport, FMST strives to make the season a very social team activity. There are several activities that are sponsored by the team to help swimmers establish lasting swim team friendships. Please help out by volunteering for one or more events. The success of each event is almost entirely due to the volunteers.

Squid Pancake and Bowling Breakfast

The Squid Pancake and Bowling Breakfast is usually held in July (or end of June) following morning practice and is located at the Ft. Myer bowling alley.  There will be 3 session times - which align with practices for each age group.  Parents will need to transport swimmers or arrange transportation from practice to the bowling alley. Supervision and assistance is required for ages 12 and under. Payment by check to FMST $10 (may vary each year).

Fort Myer Swim Team Picnic

Early in the season, the team hosts a family picnic at Ft. Myer, usually after Time trials. This is a pot luck event which is open to all swimmers and their family members. We are always looking for volunteers, so keep an eye out for the picnic coordinator!

Family Fun Meet

After the last dual meet of the season, and prior to All-Stars, the team hosts a Family Fun Meet on a Wednesday night. This event lets parents race against kids and families race against other families. Some of the popular events include:

  • Noodle drag race - one swimmer pulls another using a noodle
  • Spoon w/ wiffle-golf ball - swimmer hold spoon in mouth with ball on spoon
  • Ball race - water polo swim
  • Penny dive (for for smaller squids -two hundred pennies for the taking
  • Family IM relay
  • Clothing-on freestyle relay
  • Greased watermelon recovery

FMST Banquid

At the end of each season, FMST hosts a banquet at Patton Hall (formally the Fort Myer Officer's Club) or the Spates Club to celebrate the success of each season. All FMST are encouraged to attend. Swimmers often dress up for the occasion!