Forest Ridge Fighting Fish: Welcome

Thanks for a great season!  We came in 5th at the Miami Valley Swimming Association Championship meet!  Many records were set this season:


  •    7-8 GIRLS BACKSTROKE: Kayann Whitt on 06-27-14, time of  :23.53 at Prebble County.
  •  15-18 girls Backstroke: Deanna Spragg on 7-26-14, time of  :35.90 at Championships
  • 15-18 GIRLS FREE RELAY: Deanna Spragg, Isabelle Gangloff, Karleigh Kessler, Rosie Harry on 7-26-14 with a time of 2:08.53 at Championships
  • 15-18 BOYS IM: Trevor Monger, 06-27-14, 1:06.48, Prebble County


 Come back in the Spring of 2015 to look for info on joining the swim team for the 2015 summer season.  See you then!


The Forest Ridge Fighting Fish swim team is a summer recreational team.  We welcome all youths 5-18 years of age who live in Forest Ridge or the surrounding neighborhoods.  Our season starts June 2nd and continues until July 27.  We practice at the Forest Ridge pool at 6801 Union Schoolhouse Road.

 Swim Season: June 2 – July 27, 2014

Open House at the Forest Ridge Pool May 10: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

There are 8 dual meets from June 17 – July 17. Meets are on most Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Championships: Saturday, July 26 Awards picnic: Sunday, July 27

Cost: FRA – $60 registration fee per swimmer (family max. $150) – includes a t-shirt and swim cap

Non-resident of Forest Ridge Association – $70 fee per swimmer (family max $180)* – includes a t-shirt and swim cap
      *This fee does not include membership to the FRA pool or use of the pool other than for swim team practice, meets and special events.

Children ages 5-18 (as of June 1, 2014), who can swim the length of the lap pool, are eligible to join the team. If you aren’t sure your swimmer can swim the length of the pool they can come to the first week of practice on a trial basis.

o The swim team is associated with the Miami Valley Swim Association-

o The team travels to 4 local pools each summer, including the Dayton Raiders Aquatic Club o Swimmers participate throughout the season in pool parties, fundraisers and special events like our ice cream social/tie-dye t-shirt night.

 o Fundraisers include a concessions stand at every home meet, the July 4th and the End-of-Summer pool party. The Swim-a-thon is our major fundraising event.

Adult help is essential. Parents or caregivers are required to volunteer to fill the manpower needs of all home meets, away meets and to participate in the fundraisers. Everyone can be trained for every job at a swim meet.

On May 10th you will be able to meet our swim coaches: Mr. Matt Normile, Megan Burns and Trevor Monger and talk with the swim team committee. You will be able to try on and order the team suit. Payment is due at the time of your order.

Registration will be online via the website. Please call Ellie Monger at 369-8387 or Karla Herman at 235-0825 or email at for more information. The website is a great resource for info. Look for registration info coming soon!

2014 Swim Meet Schedule/calendar 

May 1 Online Registration opens
May 10 Open House at the FRA pool. Meet the coaches, the committee, try on team suits

June 2 First Day of practice. Ages 10 and under – 9:00 a.m. Ages 11 and up – 10:00 a.m.
 June 5 Parent Meeting, Ice Cream Social 6:30 p.m. at the pool
 June 17 Swim Meet HOME vs. Yellow Springs. Report time 4:45, meet starts at 6
 June 18 Team Pictures. Individuals start at 9 a.m., team picture at 9:30, more individuals after team pic. Practice will be                  after pictures are taken.
 June 19 Swim Meet AWAY vs. Oakwood at Oakwood Community Center. Report time 4:45 - meet starts at 5:30

  June 24 Swim Meet HOME vs. Greene Valley, report time 4:45
 June 25 - Tie-Dye party at the pool.  Bring a 100% cotton item to tie-dye  - ex.: t-shirt, tank top, bandana

 June 27 SWIM-A-THON! Team Breakfast, fundraiser 9:00 a.m. all swimmers

 July 1 Swim Meet HOME vs. Clinton County – 4:45
 July 3 Swim Meet AWAY vs. Yellow Springs – 5:15, Gaunt Park Pool, Yellow Springs
 July 4 Independence Day Party at the FRA pool, 1 p.m., Cake Walk fundraiser, Concession stand, games, prizes!
 July 8 Swim Meet AWAY vs. Clinton County, 5:15, Clinton County Swim Club, Wilmington
 July 10 Swim Meet HOME vs. Oakwood – 4:45
 July 17 Swim Meet AWAY vs. Greene Valley, 5:15, Greene Valley Recreation Club, Beavercreek
July 25 - Carb-load dinner at CiCi's pizza, Huber Heights - 6:00 p.m.

July 26 – CHAMPIONSHIPS! Dayton Raiders Aquatic Club, Beavercreek

 July 27 – Swim Team Awards Picnic, 4:30 p.m. FRA pool lawn The meet dates are set, but the special event dates are subject to change.

August 9  End of Season Raft party at the pool


Thursday, May 1
Team Suit Order Form

Handout: Team forms

Thursday, May 29
Meet Registration

In June we will start online meet registration. You will sign-in online to let Coach Normile know if you are going to be at a meet or not. He will still assign you to events. This takes the place of our Coach's planning sheet. Look for a link for volunteering for swim team jobs to come with the online meet registration.

Sunday, May 11
Evening Practices first week of June

There will be evening practices for the first week - June 2 thru June 6.  Thank you for making a note of this change.  I believe practice will be from 6:00-7 for the 10 and under group and 7-8 p.m. for the 11 and older group.  I will keep you posted if these times change.