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The Somerset Dolphins is a summer swim team from Chevy Chase, Maryland that competes in the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL). Our team is open to Town of Somerset  residents, ages 6 to 18, who can pass the deep water test. The team practices every afternoon after Memorial Day and each morning after the school year ends. Competitive dual A Swim Meets occur every Saturday morning during the 6-week competition season from mid-June through July. B-Meets  are held Wednesday evenings during the season. The team also participates in two all-Division events:  Relay Carnival and Divisionals. The season ends after Divisionals with a a Team Banquet where swimmers receive trophies and celebrate the season. We also host social events throughout the season. The goal of the swim team is simple: have fun, make friends, and create memories.

SAVE THE DATES FOR 2022

Somerset has been moved up to Division I for 2022. Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL), the governing body for our summer swim season, has approved the 2022 season calendar as follows:


A Meets and Dolphins Practice Schedule

A-Meets will be every Saturday morning from June 18, 2022 – July 19, 2022. Time Trials will be on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Practices will begin on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (the day after Memorial Day) and run Monday through Friday in the afternoons. After the MCPS school year ends on June 15, 2022, we will hold practices on weekdays in both the morning and the afternoon.

B Meets

B meets will be every Wednesday early evening, beginning June 15, 2022. These meets will also serve as time trials for swimmers to qualify for A-Meets.

Swimmer Eligibility

Swimmers must be between the ages of 6-18 by June 1st and able to pass the deep-water test, comfortably swim the length of the Somerset pool unassisted, and be able to tread water to join the swim team. When MCSL canceled the 2020 summer season, they made a one-year exception to allow 19-year-olds to swim a final year in 2021 with the team they were on when they were 18.

Minis Program

For children who cannot pass the deep-water test, there is a separate, learn-to-swim program that is not affiliated with MCSL, the Minis. Mini swimmers must be between 4 and 7 years old by June 1st and be able to put their face underwater. They practice three days a week after school is out. There is also one Mini meet. Mini swimmers represent the future vitality of the swim team and are encouraged to attend all the swim team social/spirit events. Please visit the "Minis" tab to learn more.

Social Events

We have a great calendar of safe but fun outdoor activities planned for our Dolphins and Minis this summer! The social calendar is really the heart of the swim team and Minis programs, strengthening the connections our kids and families have in the Town of Somerset community. Our social events will comply with Montgomery County COVID policies governing group, outdoor events.

Registration

Registration will open in Spring 2022. Your timely registration once we open registration will allow us time to organize team apparel.

We are looking forward to ensuring our Somerset Dolphins have a unique and rewarding summer swim season they will remember for years to come.

This Website

This website is only updated during the swim season.

For more information, please contact one of the parent representatives (Reps menu above). See also the Somerset Swim Team Handbook (General menu above).