2019 Coaching Staff:   

Head Coach:  Lizanne Hendershott

Assistant Coaches: Denise Quigg, Margrethe Leis, and Gwyn Cooney

Practice Schedule for Monday, 6/17 through Wednesday, 6/19:

There will be two sets of practices on Monday 6/17 through Wednesday 6/19:

If your swimmer(s) has finished school before Monday 6/17:

  • Swimmers aged 11 years old and older: 8:30 to 9:45 pm (arrive by 8:15 am)
  • Swimmers age 10 years old and younger: 9:45 to 10:30 pm (arrive by 9:30 am)

If your swimmers(s) has half days Monday, 6/17 to Wednesday, 6/19:

  • Swimmers aged 11 years old and older: 12:30 to 1:45 pm (arrive by 12:15)
  • Swimmers age 10 years old and younger: 1:45 to 2:30 pm (arrive by 1:30)


High School Swimmers (entering 9th grade in the fall or older):

  • Mondays: arrive by 7:45 for stretching; 8:00 – 9:30 swimming
  • Tuesdays – Fridays: arrive by 6:45 AM for stretching, 7:00 – 9:30 AM swimming

Ages: Unlimited and 14 & Unders (those not participating in the high school swimmer program), 12 & Unders – Group #2

  • Mondays – Fridays: arrive by 7:45 AM for stretching, 8:00 – 9:30 swimming

Ages: 12 & Unders – Group #1 and 10 & Unders

  • Mondays – Fridays: arrive by 9:15 AM for stretching, 9:30 – 10:30 swimming

NOTE: 12 & Unders will be divided by the coaches into groups #1 and #2 the first week of practice.

Ages: 8 & Unders

Mondays – Fridays: arrive by 10:15 for stretching

At the coaches’ discretion:

  • Those newer to competitive swimming (still working on learning strokes, starts, etc) will practice from 10:30 – 11:00 (may run over)
  • “Experienced” 8&U’s will practice from 10:30 – 11:30

Campers’ Practice BEGINNING THURSDAY 6/20

(for those swimmers attending camps that will not allow them to attend their age group’s practice):  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:00 AM


Qualifications to be on the FCC Swim Swim Team:

  • Must have a FCC pool membership (FCC staff are exempt)
  • Must be 5 years of age by 6/1/19
  • Must be able to swim 25 yards without stopping
  • Tuesday, 6/4 @ 6:00 pm:  there will be an assessment of all new swimmers aged 10 years old & under and a new parent meeting. All new swimmers are asked to attend unless previously approved by the coaching staff.  Rain date:  Wednesday, 6/5, 6:00 pm

Ability-Based Practice:

Our coaches will evaluate each swimmer’s individual abilities.  Some swimmers may be asked to attend practices with other age groups based upon their present skills and developmental needs.  Swimmers should report to their age group’s practice. Coaches will decide if swimmers should practice in a different practice than their age group.


Registration deadline is Sunday, June 30th

Swim team registration will be online this season. Please use the following link:


Once registered, parents will receive team information via the FCC Swim Team TeamSnap account.

Team Swim Suit:   

The team suit for Summer 2019 is the Dolfin Color Block (Black/Royal). Team suit sizing and purchase will be available at FCC on Tuesday, 6/11 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. If you cannot make it at this time, you can call Personal Best and order on the phone (267-263-4693) or go to the store located at:  Personal Best, 411 Doylestown Rd., Montgomeryville PA  18936                                                             

Pool Safety Reminder:

All children are asked to exit as soon as possible after their practice is over.  Please do not leave your younger swimmers unattended inside the pool gate after their practice. The coaches need to devote their time to supervising the practice of the other children.

Parents and siblings remaining on the pool grounds during practice must stay in the area in front of the porch.  The grounds and pools are not available for parents and siblings during swim practice.

Meet Sign-Up Procedure:

Meet line-ups are determined by the coaches two days before each meet.  We do not assume that every swimmer will participate in all of the meets.  Please sign up if your swimmer can or cannot attend a meet through the “Availability” tab on TeamSnap.  If your swimmer will not participate, please make sure to indicate “not attending” on the TeamSnap meet sign-up.

Schedule         Note – all meets are away at club listed below.       

Tuesday, 6/4/19    6:00-8:00 pm – New Swimmer Evaluation and New Parent Meeting (at FCC)

Wednesday, 6/5/19    6:00 pm – Rain date for New Swimmer Evaluation and New Parent Meeting

Tuesday, 6/11/19    Team Suit Sizing and Purchase (at FCC)

Wednesday, 6/12/19    S&T/Starters meeting (parent volunteers) 7:00 at Glenside Hall

Monday, 6/17/19    First day of practice

Thursday, 6/20/19    First campers’ practice

Tuesday, 6/25/19    Time trials for all swimmers aged 12 & under (arrive at 8:00 am) (at FCC)

Wednesday, 6/26/19     Conklin meet (arrive at 5:45 pm)

Saturday, 6/29/19     Hatboro meet (arrive at 7:45 am)

Monday, 7/1/19        Springfield Cup meet (more info to follow)

Wednesday, 7/3/19     Penbryn meet (arrive at 5:45 pm)

Saturday, 7/6/19     Glenside meet (arrive at 7:45 am)

Wednesday, 7/10/19     Flourtown Swim Club meet (arrive at 5:45 pm)

Saturday, 7/13/19     Crestmont meet (arrive at 7:45 am)

Wednesday, 7/17/19     Bye (FCC has no meet)

Saturday, 7/20/10     Rain Date make up

Wednesday, 7/24/19     “B” champs @ Conklin

Saturday, 7/27/19     “A” champs @Crestmont