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Club History

 

Club History

The Regina Optimist Dolphin Swim Club was incorporated on December 12, 1972, but it's roots date back to 1962.    

Click on the year below and a new page will open featuring photo highlights and news clippings for that year.    If you have information that you would like to contribute to these pages, please email rods@reginadolphins.com 

1962 - Organization was founded and operated as the YM-YWCA Amateur Swim Club.  The club consisted of 32 swimmers and one volunteer coach.  

1967 - The club adopted it's present name when the Optimist first became involved as sponsors 

1972 - The club was legally incorporated

1973 -  The club hires it's first professional coach.

1976 - Regina Dolphins send four swimmers to Olympic Trials 

1978 - The club hosted the Commonwealth Games Trials 

1980-81 - First gold medal captured at national finals by Bronwyn Beatty in the 800m Freestyle 

1981-82 

1982-83 - There were 230 swimmers and 6 coaches.  The operating budget was $125,000.  Merry Miller joined the club as Head Coach.  

1983-84

1984-85

1985-86

1986-87

1987-88 

1988-89 - Welcome Head Coach Murray Drudge

1989-90

1990-91 - Regina Dolphins #1 Age Group team in Canada in Short Course, including 

  • Girls 11-12, 4 X50 medley relay, Canadian Record 
  • Girls 13-14, 4 X 50 medley relay, Canadian Record 
  • Girls 13 -14, 4 X 50 freestyle relay, Canadian Record 
  • Boys 13-14 - 4X 50 medley relay, Canadian Record 

1991-92 - Boys 14-15, 4 X 100 Medley Relay, Canadian Record  

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95 - Steve Price replaces Murray Drudge as Head Coach of the Regina Dolphins

1995-96 - Olympic Year - RODS, Andrea Schwartz makes the Olympic Team 

1996-97 -  Regina Dolphins host the 1997 Canadian Youth Swimming  Championships 

1997-98 - Regina Dolphins play a key role in establishing a swim program at the UofR 

1998-99 - Ian Amundsen takes over as Head Coach 

1999-00 - Jason Pratt joins the Regina Dolphins takes over as Head Coach 

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03 - Hankewick medals at CIS Championships

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17