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
Age Group Eligibility
Rule A swimmer
will compete in the age group in which he/she starts as of April
Eligibility 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.
To be eligible for the
MVSL championship meet, a swimmer must have completed in at least
two (2) individual events in at least four (4) scheduled league
meet in a (7) seven meet season; (3) three in a (6) six meet season
(including invitational meets where at least two (2) other league
teams are participating) as an official member of his/her
respective team during that season. Relay races in a and MVSL
"Relay Invitational Meet" shall count as an individual event for
swimmers with verified participation.