The Downers Grove Swim and Racquet Dolphins Swim Team
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 2020 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.
More information to come on 2020 meet schedule and parent meeting where parents will be asked to sign the "Yes Sheet" as well as the waiver and liability form.
Some Highlights for this year include:
- Full hour practice for 8 & Unders again for 2020 swim team season
- Wednesday Night Stroke Clinic from 6PM - 7PM
- Session 1 Package: June 12, June 19, June 26 ($15 for all three sessions) - 2020 times TBD
- Session 2 Package: July 3, July 10, July 17 ($15 for all three sessions) - 2020 times TBD
- Saturday Breakfasts for Families on Home Meet Days.
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. Tryouts are TBD in May 2020.
Q: When does the season run?
A: The 2020 season runs from May - July. Please see below for the "A" and "B" 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, 2020. 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. Tryout date is on May 22nd. 4-5P for 10 and under and 5-6P for 11 and up.
Q: When are practices?
A: UPDATED WITH 2020 SOON!
- Practices May 23rd - June 11th (school in session): 4-5P for 10 and under and 5-6P for 11 and up.
- June 12th - July 20th (school out of session): 9-10A for 9-10 year olds, 10-11A for 11 & up, 11A-12P for 8 and under.
- Note: Practices will end for Conference "B" swimmers after event on July 13th.
- NEW this year! Please note that 8 & Unders will have a full hour practice.
Q: When are meets held?
A: Meets are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings. DGSRC have both "A" and "B" teams; the “A” team is for more competitive swimmers while the “B” team is open to swimmers of all levels.
Q: How do the “A” and “B” teams work?
A: The lineup for “A” and “B” meets are determined by swimmers’ abilities and availability of swimmers at different meets. Your child may swim at “A” or “B” meets (or both) throughout the season depending on these factors.
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 “A” meets while others swim at “B” meets while some swim at both. There is no guarantee that kids will swim at the same meets—again, meet lineups depend on availability and ability. 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.
The Swim Team will offer a Wednesday Night Stoke Clinic from 6PM - 7PM on Wednesday nights. 2020 dates TBD.
- Session 1 Package: June 12, June 19, June 26 ($15 for all three sessions)
- Session 2 Package: July 3, July 10, July 17 ($15 for all three sessions)
Q: How much is swim team?
A: $130 for one swimmer; $230 for two swimmers from the same family; and $300 for three or more swimmers from the same family. Please note that our cost breakdown has changed from the 2019 pool season.
Q: What do we expect from parents?
A: 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!
2019 Swim Team Meet Schedule
2019 "A" Meet Schedule:
Tuesday, June 11th - DGSRC @ Lisle
Saturday, June 15th - Wheaton @ DGSRC
Tuesday, June 18th - DGSRC @ Lemont
Tuesday, June 25th - DGSRC @ Western Springs
Tuesday, July 2nd - Glen Ellyn @ DGSRC
Saturday, July 6th - Clarendon Hills @ DGSRC
Tuesday, July 16th - Hinsdale @ DGSRC
Saturday, July 20th - "A" Conference Meet
2019 "B" Meet Schedule
Thursday, June 13th - Lisle @ DGSRC
Thursday, June 20th - DGSRC @ Wheaton
Saturday, June 22nd - Lemont @ DGSRC
Thursday, June 27th - Western Springs @ DGSRC
Saturday, June 29th - DGSRC @ Glen Ellyn
Tuesday, July 9th - DGSRC @ Clarendon Hills
Thursday, July 11th - DGSRC @ Hinsdale
Saturday, July 13th - "B" Conference Meet