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Team Eligibility

Due to our team affiliation with Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, our team has special eligibility requirements. Preference is given to those families that are eligible for membership at Patton Hall (formally known as the Fort Myer Officers' Club). Families who are eligible to join Patton Hall MUST JOIN Patton Hall, purchase a Patton Hall pool pass, and adhere to Patton Hall membership regulations. 

Federal employees are also eligible to join Patton Hall, as are military ranks E7-E9 (Sargent to Warrant Officer Ranks).

Team eligibility rules are as follows:
  • If your family is eligible to join Patton Hall, then you MUST join the pool.  Team by-laws state that "Swimmer eligibility is a function of the eligibility of the swimmer's family for membership at Patton Hall.  In the case of families who are eligible to join the Patton Hall pool, they must join the pool, and adhere to Patton Hall membership regulations."
  • FMST is allowed to carry a limited number of "Patton Hall-Ineligible families to participate..."
  • FMST must maintain a ration of 90% Patton Hall-Member to 10% Patton Hall-Ineligible.  
  • The prioritization rule states that "Priority for membership shall be given to swimmers returning from the previous year, and new memberships will be accorded on a "first-come, first-served" basis to swimmers meeting the membership criteria."  
Hence, the prioritization  order is (1) Member Returning, (2) Ineligible Returning, (3) Member New, (4) Ineligible New. 

Families that do not meet eligibility requirements, but live in neighborhoods surrounding Ft. Myer, may join the swim team based on availability of slots within individual age groups. These families may participate in all team activities (e.g., practices and competitive meets), but will not be granted full rights and privileges to Patton Hall facilities. An additional registration fee will also be collected for these families.

Registration consists of the completion of the on-line registration form and submission of payment and completion of a waiver form. Payment and forms must be submitted before your swimmer can be officially registered and eligible to participate in practices or meets, including time trials. 

Please see the FMST registration page for more information regarding registration.

If you have specific questions about eligibility, please contact a member of the FMST Executive Board.