About JFD

A System that Works

Winter Swimming – 28 Seasons

  • One swimmer who competed in the Olympic trials
  • One swimmer ranked #1 nationally in two strokes
  • 11 swimmers ranked nationally in the top 16
  • 30 swimmers who have made the Eastern Zone All Star Team
  • Three Eastern Zone Champions- Virginia to Maine
  • Three swimmers honored as Potomac Valley Swimming’s Outstanding Athletes

Manchester Farm & Flower Valley

  • Montgomery County Swim League – 31 Seasons
  • MCF started in N Division in 2000… B Division in 2004
  • FV A Team: 22 years in the A Division mixed with three years in the B Division
  • FV B Team: Last 16 seasons undefeated
  • Traditionally retained large number of 15-18 year old swimmers, 40 in 1998
  • Trained and supervised a staff of 25 coaches

Good Counsel – Eight Seasons

  • Coach Flaherty’s last three years – Good Counsel was 1st place at Metros, as Metropolitan Area Champions
  • MCF started in N Division in 2000… B Division in 2004
  • Last seven consecutive seasons as Prep School League Champions
  • Finished in the top three teams in Metros all but first season
  • 6-consecutive seasons’ undefeated (48 dual meets)


  • In 2005 JFD received the Doc Counsilman Creative Coaching Award from the American Swim Coach’s Association
  • In 2003, JFD received the Small Business Award from Montgomery County Workforce Development Board for creating jobs and training coaches.
  • Newspaper Articles: The Washington Post: 2002, The Journal: 2000 & 1999
  • Guest speaker at World Coaches Convention SwimAmerica Seminar
  • Coordinated and ran 16 annual summer league coaches training clinics
  • Guest speaker at Damascus Sports Association
  • 3-time guest speaker on radio talk shows discussing benefits of athletics for youth
  • Guest speaker at the University Of Delaware Fellowship Of Christian Athletes
  • Guest speaker of Bannackburn PTA sponsored “Parents on the Sidelines”
  • TV guest appearance on “College Athletics and You” (Home Team Sports)