About Us

Hummelstown Swim Team 

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The Hummelstown Flamingos’ Swim Team is a summer age-group team in the Mid-Penn Swim League.  Swimmers are aged 4-18 and participate in 4-5 dual meets, optional invitational meets, as well as Divisional championship, All-Star, and Mid-Cap Championship meets.  The team also hosts the Jack Goepfert Memorial Relay Invitational, a relay-only meet that has become a favorite of area swimmers.

While we strive for excellence and regularly have our swimmers’ names on the MPSL’s list of top times for each stroke, we are also determined to provide an atmosphere of fun for swimmers of all levels.  From our opening to our End-of-Season Family Fun Relays, we ensure that swimming is a positive experience for the entire family.  “Little” flamingos are matched with “big” flamingos who show them the ropes and provide special encouragement.  A team-only late night swimming party is one of the many opportunities the swimmers have to bond with each other.  And group cheers and team dances strengthen the community spirit.

Through it all, we have common goals: to swim better, stronger, faster; to contribute to the team’s efforts; and to take home a ribbon with a new personal record on it.  We are the Flamingos, and we are proud!

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2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. We interested in joining the flamingos. I have a beginner 7 year old. What is the cost of this program? What is the structure?

    • Hello! I am a parent helper. Registration takes place some time in the spring. If you follow “Hummelstown Swim Team” on Facebook, you will hear about registration. The practices are each morning (some nights are available some years). The older kids practice 7-8:30am. I know the younger kids practice after that, but I am unsure of the exact time. It could be 8:30-9:30. I really am not sure. Anyway, meets are on Saturdays and the coaches ask that you attend at least 3 practices during that week to be able to swim during the Saturday meet. Meets begin at 8:30am, but we have to be at the pool around 7/7:30am. They go until about noon. Cost? I can’t remember exactly, but I do know you have to be a member of Hummelstown Pool. So, first get that done. Last year, the swim registration was $100. Then there is another $50 fee to cover concession stand (so you don’t have to buy anything all season) and $25 of that goes back to you once you work the Food Lagoon during one session (2-3 hours during a non-swim meet time. This is fun and very easy. There are lots of options as to when to do this too. So, it works for your schedule.) Team suits are another cost, but optional too. Some years we buy them, some years we just get a suit that matches the team color – black, so our child blends in. I hope this has been helpful. If you pay attention to when registration is, you can get lots of questions answered then AND there will be a parent meeting before the season begins. Check out the website too for the spring clinic schedule (Swim at PSU Harrisburg). ~Donna Foran

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