Membership Information

The Fort Hood Area Dolphins (FHD) is a year round USA Swimming team.  We compete in two swim seasons.  The Short Course season runs from September to March and competitions are held in 25 yard or 25 meter pools.  The Long Course season is from May to August with meets usually held in 50 meter (Olympic size) pools (indoors and/or outdoors).

The majority of our competitions are located throughout South Texas, including the Austin area, San Antonio, with some additional competitions in the Corpus Christi and Brownsville/McAllen areas.  Texas Age Group Championship meets are held at rotating locations throughout the state.  As swimmers advance, competitions are located throughout Texas,  the United States and internationally.

Competing in meets is not a requirement of membership, but is highly encouraged (at least one meet each during the short course and long course seasons).  Each swimmer must join USA Swimming within 5 days of joining the team. This allows the swimmer to participate in USA Swimming sanctioned events, provides insurance coverage and a subscription to "SPLASH" magazine.

We offer an ability level ladder system for our swimmers.  As they improve their technique, commitment and the ability to handle the training, they will be moved to the next higher group.

Anyone interested in trying out is welcome to do so the last Friday of the month before practice at 5:15 pm with the head coach.  Please contact the board or the registrar at [email protected] or [email protected] if you have any additional questions or concerns.
   New swimmers start as soon as they are approved by the registrar. We do not pro-rate our monthly fees.