ABOUT FINS

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Whether you’re a summer swimming All-Star, just starting your swimming career, or just hoping to get in the pool and learn to swim the right way, we have a great team for you to continue to grow and have fun with as you reach for your goals!!

Our Mission

Founded in the Fall of 2009 by Montgomery County Swim League coaches and alumni looking to
bring the Summer swimming feel into the Winter Swim world, FINS SWIMMING is a year-round
youth swim program that sets out to give swimmers of all ages a fun and fulfilling experience in
the water.

At FINS, we believe that the most important component of a healthy swimming career is a true enjoyment of our unique sport. With our gifted all-star coaching staff, we work hard to make sure that every swimmer, regardless of their individual skill-set, appreciates and enjoys their own swimming talents. We want our swimmers to be proud of themselves for taking on the challenge!

We believe that success in the water can only come when the environment in the pool and on
deck excites and inspires us!

Our Style

At FINS we focus primarily on technique. We are firm believers in teaching every part of the
stroke and making sure that our swimmers not only swim strong, but swim smart. Perfecting all
four strokes and learning to be a skillful swimmer has to come before we begin to train at a higher
level. Our goal is to have our swimmers looking great in the water and feeling like they have all
the tools to swim fast!

At FINS we do our best to provide constant feedback to our swimmers.  We have an ample
number of talented head coaches on deck at every practice, and the development of
strong technical swimming is our priority.  Our coaches are constantly engaging their swimmers
and challenging them to get better with every stroke they take.  Our coaches communicate,
correct, and motivate, so that every swim down the pool is better than the last.  Assistant coaches
are also in the water with our younger swimmers, giving constant hands on instruction and
elevating the comfort level of those just beginning their swimming careers.

Our Swimmers

FINS Swimmers range from ages 5 to 18, and swim with us once, twice, or three times a week all
year long. We have a wide range of skill levels and we make sure that all of our swimmers are
placed into a group where they can swim to their potential and can continue to grow and
challenge themselves.

Lots of our swimmers belong to summer swim teams and can’t wait for summer season to roll
around! That’s why all FINS coaches work hard to bring that summer swimming enthusiasm and fun to every practice!

Many of our swimmers are also new to the sport, and that’s OK! Our coaches work with these
swimmers to quickly make them feel comfortable and help them excel in the new setting.

We also have a great group of High School Swimmers that are looking to stay in shape, or add a
practice to their high school swimming seasons.

Our Programs

The main FINS program is a 9 month program that allows our swimmers to stay in the pool and receive great coaching throughout the school year.  We swim out of the beautiful Georgetown Prep Pool located in North Bethesda, Maryland.  We offer swimming for kids of all ages and abilities, and we keep our swimmers active in the pool from September until the end of May – with the goal of having them peak for the next Summer of swimming! 

We are a weekend program, and the practices that we offer throughout the school year are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  Swimmers can join us between one and three times a week. As part of our program we offer 2 fun and exciting swim meets throughout the season for all of our swimmers!  Swimmers also receive swim caps and t-shirts as part of our program! 

Your first step in exploring our main FINS program is to read about our practice groups HERE. As you learn more about FINS, keep in mind that your signup lasts for the entire school year and that we are a cost effective deal compared to other county programs!  

Our Summer programs are held at the beautiful Old Farm Pool located in Rockville MD. Learn more about our Amazing Summer Offerings HERE

Lastly, FINS offers private and small group lessons all year round for swimmers of all ages and abilities (including adults)! Learn more about our lessons programs HERE.