2022 Swim & Dive Season Overview

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 2022, 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 parent meeting will be on Thursday, May 26th from 5:30-6 PM and practice will begin on Tuesday, May 31st at the time shown below (depending upon which team your child is on). 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 has been completed. To fulfill the volunteering requirement, all Swim Team parents must volunteer at 3 swim meets and all dive team parents must volunteer at 3 dive meets. 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.  You do not have to be a member of the pool to join our swim or dive teams. Please share this information with anyone who may be interested.

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact our Swim and Dive Director, 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 begin June 23rd and run Mon-Fri from 9-9:45am.

SUMMER PRACTICE

Swim Team

  • From May 31st until June 21st, the after school practices will look like this:
    • 6th Grade & Below – 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
    • 7th Grade & Up – 3:30 PM to 5:15 PM
  • There will be no practice on June 2nd (Prom) or June 21st (last day of school)
  • From June 23rd until July 22nd we begin morning practices:
    • 10 & under Swim – 8:45 AM to 10:00 AM
    • 11& older Swim – 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Dive Team

  • From May 31st until June 21st, the after school practices will look like this:
    • 10 & under Dive 5:15-6:30
    • 11 & older Dive 6:30-8:00
  • There will be no practice on June 2nd (Prom) or June 21st (last day of school)
  • From June 23rd until July 22nd we begin morning practices:
    • 10 & under Dive 10:00-11:30
    • 11& older Dive 8:45-10:00

TEAM INFORMATION

IMPORTANT: any child under 10 years of age 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 and medical enrollment form which can be found here. If you are employed as a lifeguard working full time or part time at Ben Franklin Swim club, the fee is waived.