2020 SWIM & DIVE TEAM OVERVIEW

Ben Franklin Swim Club is the proud home to champion swim and dive teams for children 3 to 18 years old.  We continue to show great success and participation within the Princeton Area Swimming and Diving Association (PASDA).  For 2020, the swim team will compete in Division (TBD) while the dive team will continue to compete in Division 1.

Registration for the Swim & Dive Program at BFSC will be opening in the next few days and you can register directly on our website.  You must pay your registration fee online.  In addition to the online registration fee, you must pay a bond fee (in the form of a check) to Michelle Morris before your child(ren) can start to practice. We ask for a check as we would like to be able to give it back to you if you fulfill your bond requirements.  If your child(ren) just does swim or just does dive, then it is one check for $50.  If you have have participation in both swim and dive then you need to submit two checks for $50 each (one is your swim bond and the other is your dive bond).  Again, the idea is to give them back to you if you fulfill your bond duties.

No one will be allowed to swim or dive until registered and paid in full.   If you missed this meeting and are still interested in Swim & Dive, please contact our Swim and Dive group via the Swim & Dive 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 us here.

​​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 side of 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

Before School Ends:

  • Swim Team & Dive Team practice after school in the afternoons.

After School Ends:

  • Swim Team
    • Mon – Fri Mornings (after school ends)
      • 11 & Over: 9:00 – 10:30
      • Jr Dolphins: 9:00 – 9:45
      • 10 & Under: 10:15 – 11:30
  • Dive Team
    • Mon – Fri Mornings (after school ends)
      • 10 & Under: 9:00 – 10:30
      • Jr Dolphins: 10:00 – 10:30
      • 11 & Over: 10:15 – 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. Swim meets are typically held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and dive meets usually occur Monday and Wednesday evenings. The season for both teams will likely begin the week of June 22nd or June 29th (to be confirmed).  Swimmers and divers are encouraged to complete the season and participate at Championships.  There will be a dive team party for the dive team the last day of dive champs.  There will be a separate swim team party on the Thursday after swim champs.  More information will be sent later in the season when schedules are finalized and confirmed.

Parents are required to volunteer to assist with activities throughout the season to fulfill your bond requirements.  A $50 swim team bond will be applied this year for both swim and dive and can be refunded at the end of season party if a family member has volunteered at 3 swim meets (for swim bond) and 2 dive meets (for dive bond).  An informational form will be handed out at the team/parent meeting (Date TBD) along with a Q&A session.  The meeting is for anyone whose child participates on the swim and/or dive team. The pool will be open so bring your suits!

We are scheduling a meeting for the swimsuit vendor to be on site in early June (date will be communicated once confirmed) if you are in need of a new team suit and/or practice suits and swimming accessories as well.

To join either (or both) team(s), you will need to fill out the enrollment application and medical form and submit online.  The online registration and medical form  required for EACH child prior to practicing, and NO CHILD WILL BE PERMITTED TO PRACTICE WITHOUT ONE.

For the most accurate directions to all of our Swim and Dive Meets, please go to the PASDA website.