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
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!
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.
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
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.
Your first step in exploring all FINS programming is to cruise through our website and familiarize yourself with our practice groups HERE. As you learn more about the different FINS programs, keep in mind that that we are among the most cost effective deals when compared to other MD and DC area programs!
FINS offers outdoor and indoor programming year round.
Our outdoor programming takes place at the centrally located Old Farm Swim & Paddle Club. The water is heated, allowing FINS to host outdoor programs in the fall and spring. Typically these programs last between 8 and 10 weeks, and swimmers may participate anywhere between 1 and 4 times per week. Practices are geared specifically to the individual group that swimmers best belong in, ranging from advanced training style instruction to more beginner “learn to swim” programs. The focus of each outdoor season revolves around perfecting technique and creating a strong foundation for fast swimming. Our Spring programming is specifically tailored to getting swimmers ready for success in their upcoming summer swim seasons. Learn more about our next outdoor season HERE.
The main indoor FINS program is a 9 month session that allows our swimmers to stay in the pool and receive great coaching throughout the school year. We swim out of the beautiful indoor 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! This specific program meets primarily on the weekends, Swimmers can join us between one and three times a week. As part of this 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.
Summer season is always a blast, and swimmers from all over the MD/DC area are welcomed to our outdoor locations for training sessions, specialized clinics, private lessons, and much more. Read more about summer programming 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.