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