The Franklin College Swim Team embodies the essence of what it means to be student-athletes, and while the rigors of swimming offer a tremendous payoff, the academic success of the student is the cornerstone of the team. Practice schedules are structured around class time and are conducive to the life of a college student while allowing for ample recovery and nutrition. While the training schedule and academic curriculum will challenge swimmers, there exists a healthy balance between athletic, academic, and social interests. Swimmers can expect both an adaptive and adoptive training regimen. While proven training methods are essential, coaches will introduce swimmers to a variety of new programs to foster improvement. The team incorporates a variety of training methods in and out of the pool. Dryland training includes various strength, conditioning, flexibility, and endurance exercises to enhance performance in the pool and reduce the threat of injury. Men and women currently practice at the same time as the seasons run simultaneously from the middle of September and in to February or March depending on NCAA National qualifications. Franklin is a community in full support of aquatics programs and is fortunate to have three great facilities. The newest facility at Franklin Community High School is one of the top pools in Indiana. The pool converts from an 8-lane long course 50 meter pool to two 25-yard pools capable of expanding up to 20 lanes. The pool also features a large diving well with one 3-meter diving board and two 1-meter diving boards. The pool was designed by Myrtha pools, a worldwide pool developer, and is commonly featured in the company's literature (http://www.myrthapools.com/en/references/franklin-community-high-school-franklin-in/). Located just off campus, the team's home pool is a 6-lane convertible 25-yard/25-meter pool that features a separate diving well. The Franklin College Swim Team utilizes both of these resources to maximize exposure to training methods. The third pool is a 50-meter outdoor pool adjacent to campus and owned by the City of Franklin. Due to the outdoor nature of the pool, this facility is limited in availability but does offer some opportunity during the off season.