2021 Swim & Dive Season Overview

Summer’s almost here and we have some Swim and Dive team dates and details for you!

Ben Franklin Swim Club is the proud home to champion swim and dive teams for children 5 to 18 years old.  We continue to show great success and participation within the Princeton Area Swimming and Diving Association (PASDA).  For 2021, PASDA has yet to announce Swim & Dive competitions, but we will have more details by the time of the first practice and parent meeting.

Swim & Dive practice will begin on Tuesday, June 1st and will be followed by the parent meeting from 5:30 PM to 6 PM.  Please register your children on the website prior to the parent meeting. At the meeting, we will be collecting the $50 work bond check which will be returned to you at the end of the season once the volunteering requirement at 3 Swim or Dive meets has been completed. No one will be allowed to swim or dive until registered, paid in full, and the work bond check is handed in. If you miss this meeting and are still interested in Swim & Dive, please contact Mark Elliott via the contact form.  We are again accepting non-member applications to join our teams and have 20 participant slots. Please share the information with anyone whom may be interested.

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact our Swim and Dive Coordinator, Mark Elliott, via the contact form.

​Junior Dolphin Program

We are excited to offer the Junior Dolphin program this summer.  The children will be evaluated at the first practice they attend in order to place them appropriately.  If your child comfortably places their face in the water and is able to stream line off the side of the pool, but they are not yet able to swim a lap of the pool without assistance then the Junior Dolphin program is  perfect for them!   This program will also run M-F, but only 45 minutes a day.  The schedule information for this upcoming season will all be discussed at the respective parent meetings.

Summer Practice

Swim Team

  • From June 1st until June 16th, the after school practices will look like this:
    • 11 & older Swim 3:30-5:00
    • 10 & under Swim 4:45-6:00
  • There will be no practice on June 10th (Prom) or June 17th (last day of school)
  • From June 18th until July 27th we begin morning practices:
    • 11& older Swim 10:00-11:30
    • 10 & under Swim 8:45-10:00

Dive Team

  • From June 1st until June 16th, the after school practices will look like this:
    • 11 & older Dive 5:00-6:00
    • 10 & under Dive 3:30-4:45
  • There will be no practice on June 10th (Prom) or June 17th (last day of school)
  • From June 18th until July 27th we begin morning practices:
    • 11& older Dive 8:45-10:00
    • 10 & under Dive 10:00-11:30

Team Information

Any child under 10 MUST be supervised by an adult member at all practices; children under 10 will not be allowed to practice if unaccompanied by a member adult.

To join either (or both) team(s), you will need to fill out the enrollment application which can be found here. If you cannot make it on June 1st, you and your child will be required to fill out the enrollment and medical form on the first day they show up for practice.  The medical form is required for EACH child prior to practicing, and NO CHILD WILL BE PERMITTED TO PRACTICE WITHOUT ONE. If you are employed as a lifeguard working full time or part time at Ben Franklin Swim club, the fee is waived.