Fanny Chapman has been a fixture in the Doylestown community since 1927 with a large part of its mission being to provide opportunity for community members to learn to swim and then continue to enjoy swimming through competition and leisure. Fanny Chapman currently registers over 700 young swimmers annually in its swim lesson program, which includes 50 instructors, many of whom learned to swim at FC in their younger years.
The program includes multiple levels for those just learning at the age of four to programs for older youth practicing their more advanced strokes and diving for hopeful participation with the competitive swim and dive team, as well as for future employment as instructors and lifeguards at the pool where it all started for them.
The competitive swim and dive team is one of the largest summer teams in the area, boasting just over 300 swimmers and divers ages 6-18. While a near perennial champion in the Bux-Mont League, the mission of the team is to build teamwork, sportsmanship, and the joy of friendly competition while promoting a lifelong passion for the sport.
Carrying that passion forward into adulthood, Fanny Chapman is proud to be piloting its first US Masters Swim program this summer. US Masters Swimming is a national program that provides organized workouts and competitions for adults.
Tremendous interest has been expressed by recreational lap swimmers, swim team parents, and other swim enthusiasts for a Masters program hosted at Fanny. Starting in June, interested members can participate in evening workouts on Mondays and Wednesdays at the upper pool at 6:00pm.
Former Fanny Chapman swimmer and coach Kevin McCann will be coordinating and can be contacted with questions @ KevinMcCann79@gmail.com.
PHOTO CAP: 2022 Dive Championship Meet winners