Ft. Johnson Estates

James Island, South Carolina

Pool News

2018 Ft Johnson Estates

Swimming Pool Memberships


Dear Fort Johnson Estates Residents,


The Fort Johnson Estates Swimming Pool is a neighborhood asset inuring to the benefit of the property owners and FJE residents are always encouraged to acquire annual pool memberships. If you're interested in joining the pool during the 2018 season, resident membership applications are available at the link below and if you're a 2018 Civic Club member, you'll receive a 25% discount on your pool membership!



We offered a limited number of non-resident pool memberships this year, but all have been filled.


Ft Johnson Dolphins Swim Team information is now available below.


Thank you,

FJE Pool Committee

2018 Pool Hours


Regular Season: May 5th – August 19th

6:00 am – 8:30 pm

Late Season: August 19th – October 21st (as weather permits)

6:00 am – 8:00 pm


The pool will be closed any time lightning in the vicinity is considered a possibility and for a minimum of 30 minutes if thunder is heard.


Swim team practice hours:

  • During school year: Monday-Thursday 5:00-7:30pm
  • After school year: Monday-Thursday 7:00-9:30am


Swim Meets: (June – July) 5:30 until closing Tue or Thu evenings…

Specific dates for the 4 home meets will be posted at pool and on website.


Fort Johnson Dolphins Swim Team

2018 Dolphin Swim Team Information


Dolphin Swim Team contact info:


  • Director: Krissy Wissel

Phone: 337-353-7897

Email: wisselk1@gmail.com


  • Assistant Director: Caitlin Astle

Phone: 413-422-5312

Email: caitlinbrady2@yahoo.com


Interested Fort Johnson Dolphin Swim Team Members…


  • Registration for the 2018 swim season is underway. Returning members have been notified and previous waitlist swimmers contacted. We are now opening up the registration to FJE Civic Club and FJ Estates members and residents. This window will close on April 14th and at that time any remaining spots will be offered to those outside of the immediate neighborhood.


  • The FJ Dolphins have been a part of the neighborhood for 50+ years and during this time it has been filled with members from both in and outside the neighborhood. Please find pertinent information for registration listed below and feel free to contact either Krissy Wissel or Caitlin Astle with any further questions or concerns. (numbers listed above)


  • Registration Fee $110 per swimmer. This covers the costs of team t-shirts, coaches fees, City Meet fees, supplying the snack bar and more.


  • Swimmer Requirement -- All swimmers, regardless of age group, will be required to demonstrate the ability to swim the length of the pool unassisted. Practice times are limited and do not allow for early beginner instruction.


  • Team Suits for Meets -- SOLID NAVY BLUE (not brand specific)

One-piece for girls. Boys can wear jammers or racers-whichever they are most comfortable in.

A few locations where you may find what you are looking for:

Time Out Sport Swim Shop, 675-A Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mt. Pleasant

Dicks Sporting Goods



  • Family Volunteer Commitment -- The FJ Dolphin Swim Team is mainly made up of parent volunteers. We need people to volunteer in the snack bar, to shephard swimmers at meets, to help with set up and clean up, to be timers, stroke judges and starters. The commitment we require is that each family sign up for at least 3 of the 8 Meets.


Practice Dates & Times:


  • Practice will begin during the week of May 7th afterschool and will change to a rotating schedule once swimmers have completed the school year.


5-5:45pm (8 & Under)

5:45-6:45 (9/10 and 11/12)

6:30-7:30pm (13/14 and 15/up)


Home Swim Meet Dates:


  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning June 5th (Specific dates TBA)


  • We generally have 4 home meets and 4 away meets.


  • The Dolphins participate in the City Meet which will be held July 13th-15th


Click the links below to download our 2018 Information Page and Registration Form...



Pool Maintenance and Renovations


Our pool was constructed fifty years ago when Fort Johnson Estates was a new neighborhood. The time has come for major renovations and we estimate that $100,000 or more would be required to bring the facility back to new condition. For example, we've rewired and replaced the flood lights on the the 2 light towers, renovated the bathhouse by replacing the roof, refinishing the floors, and painting the interior, upgraded the pool filtration system, increased return flow to the pool by adding an additional water line that feeds the deep end, resurfaced the plaster that lines the entire pool, and this winter we are having the main drains reconstructed to eliminate leaks.


The current pool membership fees are based on recovering depreciation costs on a realistic schedule. We don't expect to recover depreciation immediately, but over a period of years. Our goal is to maintain the pool in the best possible condition at the minimum cost to members. We also recognize that a well maintained neighborhood pool is an asset to every property owner in Fort Johnson Estates.

Pool Rules and Liability Waiver


The FJE Swimming Pool Rules, Hours, and Liability Waiver are available for download at the following link...


SCDHEC Public Swimming Pools

Regulation 61-51


Our Pool Rules are a greatly reduced version of the SCDHEC regulations for public swimming pools. Our licensed pool operator has a very good working knowledge of this document with full power to enforce it. Regulation 61-51 can be referenced at the following link...


Pool Parties


The FJE Swimming Pool is available during the summer for pool parties. Please email David and Stacey Daffin (pool@ftjohnsonestates.com) to arrange your event. The pool party agreement can be downloaded at the link below...

Pool Maintenance


The FJE Pool is maintained with the effort and hard work of volunteers. There is a volunteer Pool Committee (Members listed below) which meets monthly to discuss maintenance and operation of the pool during the summer swim season and in the off season. The 2018 swim season will be the first year that the pool will be under the care of a paid licensed operator. We will continue to rely though on volunteers to clean the bathhouses, empty waste receptacles, and close the pool each evening. There will also be weekly cleaning of deck furniture and the tiles around the perimeter of the pool.

Pool Committee

The Ft. Johnson Estates Pool Corporation was dissolved prior to the 2015 Annual Meeting and is now a committee of the Civic Club. The following former board members have agreed to remain as committee members...


Jonathan Boxx

David Daffin

Stacey Daffin

Lynn Shaddrix

Toby Stewart

Rob Jenkins

Chris Coates




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