The registration system for the Old Farm Swim Team is now open. Please register your swimmers in Team Unify regardless of whether or not you plan to make it to registration night. Please use this link to complete your registration. Payments can be brought to registration night, mailed in, or paid by credit card through the pool store. You will find more details on payment in Team Unify.
Please note that unlike in past years, we are asking that those interested in participating in the Little Eagles and Pre-Team Programs register in Team Unify now and choose the roster group “Pre-Team” but do not pay for your registration until after your swimmer has been assessed and assigned to a roster group by the coaches in June.
Registration Night: Wednesday, April 25th, 7:00-8:30pm at Farmland ES
Come see our coaches, FINS Director Nick Kaufman, and all your OFST friends. We will not be having swimsuit fittings at Registration Night but our new team suit will be available at Cassel’s in Rockville. Details about ordering will be coming soon.
All swimmers must register in Team Unify regardless of whether or not you make it to registration night. Please use this link to complete your registration.
Due to the unexpectedly large number of swimmers this year on the Old Farm Swim Team, our coaches will be using 5 lanes of the pool between 5:30 and 6:15 pm (45 minutes) each weekday evening until the end of the MCPS school year, which is June 16. Note that 15 of those 45 minutes occur during adult swim. After June 16, the team will begin holding additional morning practices, so we expect a normal afternoon usage pattern will develop at that time. We regret any inconvenience, and we will explore alternative arrangements for next year to avoid this arrangement. Thank you.
Looking for a few teen Volunteers to help make the Fourth of July party great!
We would like to gather a group of teens together to organize and execute some activities for the Fourth of July party at Old Farm. We will have 6 to 8 games and crafts depending on the number of volunteers. We would like 4 Leaders and 8 Participants. The commitment for Leaders is 4-5 hours (2 hours ON the FOURTH of JULY plus 2 hours AHEAD of time to plan and gather materials). The commitment for Participants is 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Participants will run the activity, game or craft. All volunteers will get SSL hours for their help. Please help make the Fourth of July party a great one!
As you may have noticed, we have a lot of activities going on at the pool this summer. And we’ve got a super easy way for you to keep track of them all too. By clicking/tapping on the appropriate link(s) below, you can add our activities to your personal calendar. Each time we update the pool calendar, your personal calendar will be automagically updated too.
I can’t believe it’s already Memorial Day weekend! I hope everyone had a great offseason and are ready to start our great summer at Old Farm!
This Monday we will have our annual “meet and greet” with the coaches. We will gather on the basketball court at 5pm to discuss some important swim team news and introduce the new and returning coaches. We ask EVERYONE to come, both swimmers and parents, to catch up with summer friends and say a quick hi to the coaching squad. Here you can ask coaches and team reps any questions you may have. The meeting will take no more than 10 minutes and we would love everyone to join us!
Additionally, the coaches are very excited to begin practice Tuesday. Here is the practice schedule from May 30-June 16:
11& ups – 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm
10&unders – 5:20 pm to 6:15pm (stretches start at 5:20)
Assessments will be conducted on all swimmers interested in the Pre-Team and Little Eagles Programs prior to registration. Assessment sessions will be heldJune 5th-8thateither 4:45 pm or 5:45 pm. Reservations for assessment sessions can be made via Sign-Up Genius. Each swimmer should sign up for one 15-minute assessment slot using this SignUp Genius. Coaches will make swimmer placement recommendations by 6/9/17. Practices for both Pre-Team and Little Eagles will begin on 6/12/16.
**Please note that all children must be 4 years old by 6/1/2017 and completely toilet trained to participate in either program. More detailed descriptions of the programs and their requirements can be viewed here.
Thursday, May 11th, 7:30pm at the Linkie’s (11820 Farmland Drive). Stop by to say hello and find out how to get more involved with the team this summer. There are lots of opportunities to help out beyond timing and we need your help. We’re in need of volunteers to help coordinate social events, to plan and execute the Swim and Dive Banquet, and to run concessions. Wine and light refreshments will be served.
Old Farm will be holding its Annual Registration Night on Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria at Farmland Elementary. Members of the Board of Directors will be on hand to answer membership questions. It’s also a great opportunity to submit those last minute membership dues before the early bird rates expire on April 30th.
Swim and Dive Team Registration
Coaches and Representatives of the Swim and Dive Teams will be on hand to answer questions regarding the swim and dive programs, team suits and lessons programs. Registration for both the Swim and Dive Teams will be done online through Team Unify (opening in the coming days). Payments can be made in person at Registration Night, paid through the Pool Store or submitted by mail.
Information will also be available on Tollefson’s Masters Swim Program and Coach Dorrer’s Triathalon Training Programs for kids and adults. Pool Spiritwear order forms will be available as well.
We’re looking forward to another great summer at Old Farm! Come by on the 26th to learn more about all of the fun in store.
Assessments will be conducted on all swimmers interested in the Pre-Team and Little Eagles Programs prior to registration. Assessment sessions will be held June 6th-9th at either 4:45 pm or 5:45 pm. Reservations for assessment sessions can be made via Sign-Up Genius. Each swimmer should sign up for one 15-minute assessment slot at the Sign-Up Genius here.
Coaches will make swimmer placement recommendations by 6/10/16. Practices for both Pre-Team and Little Eagles will begin on 6/13/16.
**Please note that all children must be 4 years old by 6/1/2016 and completely toilet trained to participate in either program. More detailed descriptions of the programs and their requirements can be viewed here.