Ft. Johnson Estates

  James Island, South Carolina

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2019 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 2019 season, resident  membership applications are available at the link below and if you're a 2019 Civic Club member, you'll  receive a  25% discount on your pool membership!

2019 FJE Resident Swimming Pool Membership Application


We offerred  a limited number of non-resident pool memberships this year, but quickly reached the number available during the survey period. If you returned your survey before the deadline on March 24th, you'll be included for a 2019 pool membership. Additional details will be posted soon.

Ft Johnson Dolphins Swim Team information is now available below.

Thank you,

FJE  Pool Committee

Pool Rules and Liability Waiver

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

FJE Swimming Pool Rules and Liability Waiver Form

2019 Pool Hours

Regular Season: May 4th – August 18th

6:00 am – 8:30 pm

Late Season: August 18th – October 20th (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 7:00-10:00am

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

2019 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 2019 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 $115 per swimmer. This covers the costs of team t-shirts, coaches fees, City Meet fees, supplying the snack bar and more. There is a $5 increase in the fee this year in order to cover the per swimmer cost for the new timing system.

  • 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 6th 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 6th (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 12th-14th

Click the links below to download our 2019 Information Page and Registration Form...

Fort Johnson Dolphins 2019 Info Page

Fort Johnson Dolphins 2019 Registration Form

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 Party Agreement


Pool Maintenance and Renovations

Our pool was constructed fifty years ago when Fort Johnson Estates was a new neighborhood.  The last few years have seen major renovations and we estimate that $150,000 will 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 reconstructed the main drains to eliminate leaks. If all goes well, the next several years will see renovations to the pool deck, tile, and coping.

   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.

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...

SCDHEC Public Swimming Pools Regulation 61-51


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 pool is maintained with  the effort and hard work of the 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 following former Civic Club board members have agreed to remain as Pool Committee members for the 2019 season...

Jonathan Boxx

David Daffin

Stacey Daffin

Lynn Shaddrix

Toby Stewart

Rob Jenkins

Chris Coates

Pool Committee By-laws