SRA Town Soccer graduate makes it big!

SRA congratulates former Town Soccer “red team” standout,  Mason Toye, for being selected 7th overall in the 2018 Major League Soccer draft, by the Minnesota United.   Former SRA Coach extraodinaire Mike Carey seems to remember Mason slide tackling at age 6.   It has not been confirmed, but rumor has it Mason credits Town Soccer for all his success.    After his time in Swarthmore, Mason moved to North Jersey, then onto Indiana University where he earned all Big-10 honors.  Well done Mason!   You can learn more about the MLS draft here, and you can see Mason in person when the United visit Talen stadium to meet the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, October 6th.



2017 New Year’s Day 5K and Family Race Results!

The Swarthmore Recreation Association held another successful New Year’s Day 5K and kids’ runs on Jan. 1, 2017. On a beautiful, sunny Sunday with 45-degree temperatures, the 5K attracted 206 finishers, with dozens more children participating in the kids’ runs on the Swarthmore College track.



The winning 5K time of 16:59 went to Kevin Donnelly, and the first seven finishers, including women’s winner Jenn Cronin (18:09), all ran sub-6:00 miles.

Full Results are available at Run The Day!

Swarthmore-based photographer Andy Shelter again took hundreds of amazing photos at the race. They are available for viewing and downloading at Andy’s website.

Have a wonderful year. See you Jan. 1, 2018!

New Years Day 5K is coming up quick!

Registration is open for SRA New Year’s Day 5K

Kick off 2017 in one of the best ways possible. The family-friendly SRA New Year’s Day 5K starts at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Swarthmore College’s Lamb-Miller Field House and travels through the beautiful borough of Swarthmore. Race-day registration and packet pickup begins at 9 a.m. in the field house.

Unique wooden race medals are awarded to the top two finishers in each age group. Kids’ races are held on the college track at 11:30 a.m. for children ages 2 through 13. Long-sleeve tech T-shirts are given to 5K participants (first 200 registrants) and cotton short-sleeve T-shirts to kids’ race participants.

Register via

It is $25 to register in advance and $30 on race day for the 5K. Registration for the kids’ runs is $5. Family maximum of $100.

New Year's Day Race
New Year’s Day Race

Town soccer registration to open Sept 1st


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Registration for fall programs will open September 1st.

This year, TOWN Soccer will begin September 10th, with UK Elite trainers for players and coaches.  UK Elite will be with us Sept 10th and 17th, followed by league play from September 24th through November 5th.

For more details, see

Questions? Please contact: Terry Lynch [email:]

Are you SRA’s next part-time administrative coordinator?

Swarthmore Recreation Association (SRA), a community-based, four-season recreation provider, is
seeking an administrative coordinator to support SRA programs and the Swarthmore Soccer Club’s
Travel Soccer Program. Key responsibilities include managing the online registration systems,
securing permits for fields and facilities, providing program registration information to players and
families, responding to inquiries, updating website content, light bookkeeping and assisting with other
program duties as required. The position will work closely with the executive director to provide
recreational opportunities for our community. We are looking for a highly organized, creative person
with great communication skills. The position will involve approximately 10-12 hours a week, year
round including some nights and weekends. College graduate preferred.
Please send cover letter and resume to SRA, P.O. Box 235, Swarthmore, PA 19081 by August 12

TBall Party!

With all the rain and snow and former president visits this year, we have the first of the two rescheduled TBall Sessions this Friday!

Friday, May 27

6:00 – 7:30 pm

SRS Baseball Field

SRA will be serving everyone Rita’s Water Ice!

The other rescheduled session will be Saturday, June 4th at 9:30 am at SRS – the usual time and place!


Henderson Field, Swarthmore, PA.