JFD Head Start Practices will remain at Fallsgrove for Monday 9/18 + Tuesday 9/19. We hope to move to our Quince Orchard location by Wednesday 9/20. Please check back for updates!





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Practices begin on Monday 9/25/2023. 






JFD Head Start 2023 Practices


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Monday 9/4 - Sunday 9/24




Welcome to Joe Flaherty's Dolphins

Joe Flaherty has been training swimmers in Montgomery County, Maryland for more than four decades. His swimming organization, Joe Flaherty's Dolphins, offers lessons and training for swimmers from 3 to 60 years of age..

The Dolphin Difference

 Lowest Coach-to-Swimmer Ratio

The lowest coach-to-swimmer ratio that we’re aware of in Montgomery County.

 Swimmers of All Ages

The ability for siblings of different ages and skill levels to learn or train at the same time.

 Experienced Coaches

Coaching tailored to all personality types, from scared and shy to overconfident.

 Flexible Scheduling

A flexible schedule is very important to keep swimmers in the pool where they belong.

 Swimming Analysis

On-site videotaping for stroke technique analysis.

 Special Needs Friendly

Swimmers with special needs are warmly welcomed.

Kids Meet Before Swim

JFD Programs


swim team

The heart of JFD is our swim team, which competes from September through July. Our coaches work with swimmers to improve their times in competitive swimming and prepare them for competition.


swim Lessons

The JFD swim lesson program offers instruction to non-swimmers of all ages. We utilize the SwimAmerica Learn to Swim program, designed by the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) to motivate and reward each swimmer as their skills improve.


Stroke Clinics

JFD stroke clinics are for athletes who want to focus on refining their swimming technique. Many of our participants are preparing for summer league swimming, are working on specific aspects of their strokes for time reduction, or who are interested in swimming for fitness.


Coaches Training

JFD runs a comprehensive program that trains coaches of all ages how to use the SwimAmerica Learn to Swim methodology. JFD also employs many of these coaches to provide lesson and stroke clinic instruction.

Parents Choose JFD For

Safety. Character. Leadership.


JFDolphins can boost your confidence and performance!

Swimmers Choose JFD For


JFD Facts

JFD again outscored every team our size in every short course PVS Championship Meet

Our head coach was inducted into the MCSL Hall of Fame Prestigious Awards Received by JFD

The Councilman Creative Coaching Award presented at the World's Coaches Convention

The Small Business Award presented by the Montgomery County Workforce development Board in honor of our Coaches Training Programs


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