About MD

Mission Statement:
The coaching staff's goal is to help create a positive swim experience for all children on the Manteca Dolphins Swim Team. We strongly emphasize the development of correct stoke techniques. This emphasis on fundamentals results in improved stokes and times for novice swimmers and the establishment of a necessary base for advance skills as the swimmers progress. At all levels the swim workouts emphasize the teaching of stroke mechanics as well as conditioning and fun.

Our emphasis in competition focuses on involving all swimmers in a positive competitive experience. Our aim is the full participation of all children on the team.

The sense of self-esteem, discipline and personal responsibility that children gain from their experience on the team helps them mature and develop as individuals as well as swimmers. We aim to facilitate this growth and believe that both personal growth and improved swimming are natural, positive outcomes from our swim program.


In order to remain eligible to participate in the  MVSL, a swimmer may neither practice or swim for any other team from November  1st thru March  31st. Exceptions will be granted to swimmers participating in high school and college swim programs.

In order to participate in Championships, a swimmer must compete in a minimum of 4 meets during the season, prior to Championships.

Swimmers must swim for teams in their respective cities.  If there is no  MVSL recreational swim team in your specific city you are eligible to swim for any team you'd like.  Examples: if you reside in Manteca you must swim for the Manteca Dolphins; but if you reside in Lathrop you are eligible to swim for any team you'd like.  This is a new 2018  MVSL League rule.  If there are questions please email the team at:  mantecadolphins@yahoo.com

Age Group Eligibility Rule:

A swimmer will compete in the age group in which he/she starts as of April  1st.