Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right.       

- Henry Ford

Our Mission

The foundation of the Heatherfield Swim Team is our team unity and family atmosphere. We promote the physical, mental, and emotional development of our swimmers by providing a safe, fun, and competitive environment and emphasizing teamwork and good sportsmanship.  We are committed to both team and individual success by helping swimmers of all ages and ability levels reach their potential.  Our goal is for every swimmer and family to have a positive experience by working together, making new friends, improving skills, and having fun!

 
About Us

Heatherfield is a competitive summer swim team for ages 6-18 (plus advanced 5 year olds) in Lower Paxton Twp. (Harrisburg area, near Paxtonia Elementary).  We are a member of the Mid Penn Swim League and compete in the "A" (top) Division.  Our season runs from late May through late July and includes daily practices (Mon-Fri) and weekly swim meets on Saturday mornings.

We swim at the Bristol Club pool in Heatherfield, at 308 Lopax Road near Devonshire Heights Road.    

We have an experienced and dedicated coaching staff and usually have at least 3 coaches at each practice (usually 7 coaches for younger levels).  Head Coach Justin Spitzer has been with Heatherfield as a swimmer and coach since 1985!   We also have a large (13+) and talented staff of assistant coaches which allows us to have a small coach-swimmer ratio and provide small group and individual instruction.

Practices begin in May on the Tuesday after Memorial Day.  Practices are broken down into several levels, each with their own time, based on age and ability.    Practice attendance is very flexible - you don't have to sign up for specific days, and there are no minimum requirements, just attend as often as you can.  The more swimmers attend, the more they will improve.

Heatherfield has swimmers of all ability levels, from relative beginners to future college swimmers (we do highly encourage new/young swimmers to take basic swim lessons before joining the team).

Our goal is to strike an ideal balance - teaching technique, working hard to build speed and endurance, yet also having fun!  We also mix in a variety of workouts including dry-land and combo pool/land "cross-swim" sets!

Competitive swimming is a great family sport, since boys and girls of all ages 6  - 18) can be on the same team!  (advanced 5 year olds who have had swim lessons are also welcome to join).  Swimming is great for fitness (both cardio and strength building), learning valuable water safety skills, making new friends, and building self-confidence.

We've enjoyed great team and individual success, but best of all, our team is a big family and swimming at Heatherfield is a lot of fun!!  We have a number of team bonding events like picnics, donut Fridays, a trip to Mt. Gretna, drag day (swimming in costumes), penny dive, etc. 

 

 
 
Address
308 Lopax Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
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