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 2023 Shark Registration Information***

We have reached capacity for the 2023 season.

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. Additional volunteers will be needed in years we host an invitational and/or Champs. 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: $105 for 2023
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 15 to Jul 29 (start date may change)
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 meets and 3 away.

Banquet: An outdoor end-of-season awards banquet for swimmers and their parents will be held at the club on July 29.

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

Important 2023 Dates

5/21 Shark Open House

6/3 New Swimmer Evaluations

6/5 After School Practices Start

6/19 Morning Practices Start, First Day of Preteam

6/17 Time Trials/Swimmer Breakfast

6/24 Swim Blast (Invitational) @ Maplewood

6/27 Away vs. Sunny Willow

6/29 Home vs. Upper Moreland

7/8 Away vs Hideaway

7/10 CJ Martin Relays (7/12 Rain Date) @ Oreland

7/11 Home vs Manorlu

7/15 Away vs Maplewood

7/18 Home vs. Maple Manor

7/26 – B Champs @ Maple Manor

7/28 – Dive Champs @ Sunny Willow

7/29 – A Champs @ Upper Moreland

7/29 – SHARK Banquet