Fort Washington

Swim & Dive

Fort Washington Sharks swim and dive team is part of the Colonial Swim League, participating in six dual swim meets throughout the summer season,  culminating in Champs meets and a swim banquet at the end of July.

*** Important 2024 Shark Registration Information***

Registration for the Fort Sharks Swim & Dive Team will open on April 1, 2024.

Before registering, please review the following minimum commitment level/expectations:

  • All Sharks must regularly attend practice.
  • All Sharks families must communicate with coaches on upcoming meet absences before the stipulated deadlines.
  • All Sharks must compete in at least three (3) dual meets.
  • All Shark families must fill at least three (3) meet volunteer positions throughout the season. *

*Every home swim meet requires about 75 volunteers, and every away meet requires about 45 volunteers. Unlike other clubs, we split most volunteer positions so that each volunteer only works for half the meet. We have six dual meets each year, plus invitationals and champs. It is essential that each Shark family volunteer for at least three regular season dual meets.

In addition, FORT will host B Champs in 2024. This will be a large event including all league teams. All Shark families will be required to volunteer, whether or not you have a child swimming.

A Signup Genius will be emailed before each meet. Families who have not volunteered for any meets by the fourth dual meet will be assigned jobs in the final meets of the year.

For more information about the Fort Sharks, please review this Athlete & Parent Information.


Cost: $130 for 2024
Max Age: Summer after Senior HS Year
Min Age: No minimum age, but swimmers must be able to complete a lap of the pool unaided.  For swimmers who are still learning, we offer a ‘mini-sharks’ group lesson program.

Swim and Dive FAQ

Pre-season: After-school practices (about an hour) begin the week following Memorial Day, with time trials in mid-June)

Regular season:  June 13 to Jul 26
Swim practices: M-F, mornings 1 to 1.5 hrs depending on age group. Practice times are determined based on age group enrollment.   

Dive Practices: Weekdays 10-11am and 11am-12pm during the regular season
Sharks may participate in swim, dive, both.  Swim practices are timed to coordinate with our Shark Tennis programs.

Meets: Six meets throughout the season, on Tues, Thurs evenings or Saturday mornings, plus optional invitational meets, the CJ Martin Relay Carnival and A-Champs/B-Champs at the end of the season. Typically we have 3 home and 3 away meets.

Banquet: An outdoor end-of-season awards banquet for swimmers and their parents will be held at the club on July 27.

Team Information: please review our Athlete & Parent Information for what you need to know about swimming and diving with the Fort Sharks.

2024 Season Timeline

5/19 Shark Open House

6/1 New Swimmer Evaluations

6/3 After School Practices Start

6/13 Regular Morning Practice Schedule Begins/First Day of Preteam

6/15 Time Trials/Shark Breakfast/Shark Gear Swap

6/22 Swim Blast @ Sunny Willow (Invitational)

6/25 Fort @ Upper Moreland

6/27 Sunny Willow @ Fort

7/2 Fort @ Manorlu

7/8 CJ Martin Relay Carnival @ Manorlu (Rain Date 7/10)

7/12 Ice Cream Social

7/13 Maplewood @ Fort

7/16 Hideaway @ Fort

7/18 Pizza Pep Rally/Fort @ Maple Manor

7/20 Dive Blast (Invitational)

7/24 – B Champs @ Fort

7/26 – Dive Champs @ Sunny Willow

7/27 – A Champs @ Hideaway

7/27 – SHARK Banquet