Congrats to the Dolphins Swim Team who placed third in conference finals in 2019!
Have a child that loves to swim and wants to take their game to the next level? Consider joining the DGSRC Dolphins Swim Team. Swimmers improve their strokes, get comfortable with competition, make new friends, and have the experience of being part of a team.
Highlights for 2021 (subject to change):
- Modified Swim Team, with Internal Meets
- Internal meets for the first few weeks, with the potential for away meets, pending COVID regulations and guidelines.
- Bring your own dinner, and enjoy a family meal on competition nights.
- Parent meeting on June 7th at 7:00PM.
Swim Team Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Who can join swim team?
A: Swim team is open to to DGSRC members only; children must be able to swim at least two lengths of the pool to join.
Q: When does the season run?
A: The 2021 season runs from June 14th - July 23rd. Please see below for the Meet Schedule.
Q: When is the parent meeting for swim team?
A: The Parent Meeting is TBD.
Q: What age group will my child compete in?
A: Children compete according to their age as of June 1, 2021. The age groups are 8 and under; 9-10; 11-12; 13-14; and 15-18.
Q: Does my child have to try out for the team?
A: Yes, if he or she hasn't swam for the team before. Swim Team tryouts will be held on June 11th, from 9 AM- 10 AM for NEW to DGSRC Swim Team members ONLY. Can't make it? We will test your swimmer during the first week of practice.
Q: When are practices?
- Practices June 14th - July 23rd
- 9-10A for 9-10 year olds, 10-11A for 11 & up,
- 2 Sessions for 8 and unders, to aid social distancing. 11-1130A OR 11:30-12P
- Note: Due to COVID, there is NO Conference Meet this year.
Q: When are meets held?
A: Meets are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. DGSRC will host intrasquad meets for 8 & Unders on Tuesday nights, and 9 & Up on Thursday nights. Can't make your night? Please talk to the coaches for options to compete. DGSRC is exploring 2 away meets during the end of July. If we cannot attend away meets, we will continue to host internal meets during those weeks.
Q: How do the meets work?
A: The lineup for the meets will be determined by family eligibility and abiding my safe COVID procedures, ensuring we do not exceed maximum numbers for proper social distancing.
Q: I have more than one child on swim team. Can you guarantee they will swim at the same meets?
A: Unfortunately, the answer is no. Some children from the same family may swim at one meet while others swim at another meet, due to age level intrasquad meets this year. There is no guarantee that kids will swim at the same meets—again, meet lineups depend on availability and age this year. Kids are scheduled to swim on the basis of their “yes” sheets.
Q: I want my kid to focus on a particular stroke. Can she swim that event at every meet?
A: Unfortunately, the answer is no. Each meet lineup is determined by swimmers’ abilities and availability of swimmers; also, all swimmers need a chance to compete, so at some meets with lots of available swimmers, kids may only swim an event or two. Our goal is to have each swimmer swim at least two events (including relays) at each meet, though that will depend on how many kids are in each age group.
Are there Wednesday Night Stoke Clinics again?
A: These are on hold for the 2021 season.
Q: How much is swim team?
A: $130 for one swimmer; $200 for two swimmers from the same family; and $250 for three or more swimmers from the same family. Please note that our cost breakdown has changed from the 2020 pool season.
Q: What do we expect from parents?
A: A parent meeting will occur on June 7th at 7:00PM. Swim team couldn’t happen without volunteers. Parents must volunteer at three swim meets or help in other ways—like writing ribbons the morning after a meet, for example. We need volunteers to serve at both home and away meets as timers; runners; and announcers as well as volunteers to help with other aspects of the team. If you can’t personally volunteer, you can send your babysitter or another family member to “serve.” We’re not picky! Meet rosters will be posted on the Friday before meets. We also will do Saturday Breakfast before home meets at the pool!
2021 Swim Team Meet Schedule
8 & Under Schedule
7/13- Location TBD
7/20- Location TBD
9 & Up Schedule
7/15- Location TBD
7/22- Location TBD