Dolphins Swim Team

Conference competition is back in 2022!  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.


Swim Team Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Who can join swim team?
A: Swim team is open 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: A typical season runs from June to late July.  

Q: When is the parent meeting for swim team?
A: The Parent Meeting is TBD in 2022.

Q: What age group will my child compete in?
A: Children compete according to their age as of June 1, 2022. 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 has not been a swimmer for the team before.  Swim Team tryouts will be held on a date TBD.  Can’t make it?  We will test your swimmer during the first week of practice.

Q: When are practices (updated 3.7.2022)?  

9-10 AM:  9& 10 year olds (max 50 swimmers)
10-11 AM: 11 & up (max 50 swimmers)
11-11:30: 8 & under (max 50 swimmers)
11:30-12 PM:  8 & under (max 50 swimmers)

Q: When are meets held?
A: Meets are typically held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Can’t make your night?  Please talk to the coaches about options to compete.  

Q: How do the meets work?
A: The lineup for the meets will be determined by family eligibility.

Q: I have more than one child on the 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.  There is no guarantee that kids will swim at the same meets. Kids are scheduled to swim on the basis of their “yes” sheets.  “Yes” sheets are essentially “Meet RSVPs” where families commit to the swim meet dates they are available.

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 TBD.

Q: How much is swim team (updated 3.7.2022)?
$140 for one swimmer; $225 for two swimmers from the same family; and $300 for three or more swimmers from the same family in 2022.

Q: What do we expect from parents?
A: A parent meeting will occur in May or June.  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!

2022 Swim Team Schedule

2022 “A” Meet Schedule

  • Tuesday, June 7th:  Lisle at Downers Grove
  • Saturday, June 11th:  Western Springs at Downers Grove
  • Tuesday, June 14th:  Downers Grove at Wheaton
  • Tuesday, June 21: Lemon at Downers Grove
  • Tuesday, June 28th:  Downers Grove at Hinsdale
  • Tuesday, July 5th:  BYE
  • Tuesday, July 12th:  Clarendon Hills at Downers Grove
  • Saturday, July 23rd:  “A” Conference Meet

2022 “B” Meet Schedule

  • Thursday, June 9th:  Downers Grove at Lisle
  • Thursday, June 16th:  Wheaton at Downers Grove
  • Thursday, June 23rd:  BYE
  • Saturday, June 25th: Downers Grove at Lemont
  • Thursday, June 30th:  Hinsdale at Downers Grove
  • Thursday, July 7th:  Downers Grove at Clarendon Hills
  • Thursday, July 14th:  Downers Grove at Western Springs
  • Saturday, July 16th:  “B” Conference Meet