TDPS Partners

The Dolphins Swim Team

Why swim?
The USA Swimming age group swimming program is America's largest program of guided fitness activity for children. Age group swimming builds a strong foundation for a lifetime of good health, by teaching healthy fitness habits.

What is The Dolphin Swim Team?
The Dolphins (TDPS) is a coach-owned club sanctioned by USA Swimming. The USA Swimming and Oregon Swimming, Inc. (OSI) organizations govern our club. TDPS has been serving Beaverton, OR, and surrounding communities for nineteen years, providing a year-round program for athletes. The club also provides a swim program in Gresham, OR.

The Dolphin Swim Team aims to create an environment where individuals of all ages and abilities can experience the enjoyment of, and can reach personal excellence in, the sport of swimming.

The Dolphin’s vision is to develop and maintain a program that will produce swimmers to represent TDPS in all levels of swim competition. TDPS aims to be an aquatic organization training athletes toward all levels of competition including National, International, and Olympic level performance.


Teamwork: TDPS is a team that is built upon the commitment, support, and participation of the team owner, coaches, swimmers, parents/guardians, and the community at large. TDPS believes that its success in achieving the team’s goals is dependent upon the cooperation of all members.

TDPS is committed to providing comprehensive, expert swim/stroke training by an experienced coaching team.

The Swimmer
TDPS believes that each swimmer is an individual with different backgrounds, needs, and goals. The club focuses on the development of positive self-esteem and individual goal setting. The team encourages swimmers to represent TDPS by participating competitively on a year round basis. TDPS believes that all members should model team spirit and sportsmanship.

TDPS’s History
Le Petit Dauphin Swim School was opened by Karim Bouferrache as a swim school for lessons and promoting excellence in swimming. In 2000, The Dolphins (TDPS) competitive team grew from that original swim school to continue the tradition of great swimming and is owned and operated by head coach Nacim Bouferrache. TDPS parents/guardians & coaching staff are extremely proud of the accomplishments of their athletes over the years. Since its inception, TDPS has represented the Oregon in all levels of competition producing many PNW Sectional, Western Zone, Top 16, Senior & Junior National, Special Olympic, and Olympic & Trial athletes. TDPS continues to provide a comprehensive swim program serving swimmers of all levels.