ABOUT THE SOUTH IRVINE DOLPHINS SUMMER
The Dolphins swim team has been a
proud member of the Irvine Swim League (ISL) since 1995. We
rely on parent volunteers to manage and run all aspects of the
As one of the ISL's "city teams,"
we can offer membership to swimmers living anywhere in Irvine or
attending a school in Irvine. Membership is open to swimmers from
ages 5 to 18 (as of June 1) and we can register up to 130
NEW FAMILIES - PLEASE COMPLETE OUR INTEREST
To join the interest list for open
spots on our roster each year, please complete our new family
interest form by clicking here.
While there are no try-outs for
members, the team is not a "learn to swim" organization, and all
swimmers of all ages must be able to complete at least 25 yards (1
pool lap) unassisted, without floaties, to participate.
Season, meets, and
Swimmers ages 5-8 compete in
25-yard races and swimmers ages 9-18 compete in 50-yard and
Swimmer ages for competition are
determined by their age on June 1, so all swimmers must be at least
5, and no older than 18, on June 1.
Our summer swim season is 10 weeks
long and begins in late May and runs through early August.
The team participates in 5 regular
swim meets and one Championship meet during the season, usually on
Saturday mornings. Additionally, we hold a "time trial" meet
the Saturday before our first official swim meet to provide
exposure to the meet environment and to establish a benchmark time
for each event prior to the first official meet.
We are fortunate to practice for
90 minutes, 5 days a week, at the 10-lane aquatics facility on the
campus of University High School (UHS), 4771 Campus Drive, Irvine
92612, and our home swim meets are usually held at UHS on Saturday
The team is run by a parent board and our swim meets are also run
by parents. As a parent member of the Dolphins, contributing as a
volunteer is critical to running the team and also helps build
camaraderie. Each family is asked to volunteer at swim meets and on
committees that organize and hold team functions.
We are a non profit club, run by
an elected Board of Directors which meets each month. All members
are welcome at each meeting and encouraged to be involved in team
activities and fundraisers.
Dolphins swimmers are coached by a
team of college & high school-aged, American Red
All of our coaches, as members of
the American Swimming Coaches Association, have access to the most
comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches
of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the
time children spend in swimming will be quality time.
Families who need to withdraw
from the Dolphins may receive a refund of a portion of the Dolphins
registration fee, contingent upon a new family filling your roster
spots. The separate Irvine Swim League registration fee is not
- Before May
31: 100% refund of Dolphin registration
- June 1 -
June 30: 50% refund of all Dolphin
- After June 30: