Club Information

The Hampden Ducks Summer League Team is an age group competitive swim team. The team is affiliated with the Capital Area Swim League and competes against other teams in the central Pennsylvania area. Membership on the team is open to any student, 5 to 18 years old, who can swim 25 meters (one pool length) unaided in Freestyle and Backstroke. Members are not required to be residents of Hampden Township, but they must join the Hampden Township Pool.

Dual Meets are held on Saturdays during June and July. At the end of the season swimmers who swam in at least 3 meets during the current season can compete in a multi-team Divisional Championship meet. The top swimmers at Divisional meet will compete the next day at an All Star meet with the top swimmers of the other Divisions in CASL. The top finishers at All Stars will go to the Mid Cap Championships to compete against the top swimmers from the East Shore league.

The philosophy of the Hampden Ducks board is “to provide a positive environment for swimmers of all levels to develop into the best swimmer he/she can become, while fielding a highly competitive swim team”.  The Hampden Ducks board is governed by this philosophy, with “team” perspective and “family” as guiding factors.  Of course, parental involvement is the key to our success.

Prior to the seasonal opening of the Hampden Township Pool, the team has warm water practices at the West Shore YMCA. Practices are also conducted at the township pool as soon as the weather permits, typically once school finishes for the year, where we have a morning practice while continuing an evening practice as the West Shore YMCA.

Hampden Township Pool is an 8 lane, 50 meter pool that holds 550,000 gallons of water. A removable bulkhead converts the pool to 25 meters for swim meets. The pool has a full modern bathhouse, public restrooms and a public telephone. The team’s morning practice is compatible with the Hampden Township Summer Camp.

Our 2019 Registration fees are $125 for the first child in a family, $75 for the second child, $50 for the third child and $25 for each additional child. The registration fee includes a Hampden Ducks t-shirt and swim cap as well as the $5 per swimmer CASL league fee.

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2 months ago

Hampden Ducks Competitive Swimming

FYIPool Feasibility Study- Public Meetings/ Online Questionnaire

Recently the Township retained Waters Edge Aquatic Design to complete a pool feasibility study for Hampden Pool. This project is funded through a DCNR grant, as well as, funds generated by the pool facility. The main swimming area at Hampden Pool was constructed approximately 50 years ago. The pool facility is funded completely by user fees, not taxpayer dollars. The goal of the feasibility study is to help plan a path for the pool complex moving forward. The feasibility study will assess maintenance and operational needs, evaluate current and future amenities, pricing of memberships, regional market analysis and develop recommendations for improvements to the facility and operations.

Part of feasibility study requires community input. Two public meetings are planned. Consultants from Waters Edge Aquatic Design will meet with the public and provide an overview of the existing facility, provide an assessment of the complex, and solicit public comment in order to provide a future recommended plan. The meetings are scheduled for Sept 10 at 6:30pm and Oct 30 at 7:30pm both at the Hampden Township Admin Building at 230 S. Sporting Hill Rd. Those unable to make the public meetings, can provide feedback via an online questionnaire at
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3 months ago

Hampden Ducks Competitive Swimming

2019 MidCap Championship
July 27
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Great photos! Thanks Sandi!

3 months ago

Hampden Ducks Competitive Swimming

What a fun day at the Central PA Mid Cap Summer Swimming Championships. Great day for all of our Ducks and a fabulous way to end our year.

The Ducks will return again in May of next year..... we made sure all of Central Pennsylvania knows about the Ducks and all the fun we have in the water. Thanks everyone
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Wonderful pics!


3 months ago

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