Welcome to the
DOUGLAS DOLFINS SWIM TEAM!
Get involved with a great program! The Douglas Dolfins have been swimming in Carson Valley since 1964. We are a year-round club that competes throughout western Nevada and northern California, and sometimes beyond. This is a multi-level age-group program, perfect for any swimmer from novice to national contender. School buses provide transportation to practices from most Douglas County schools (when arranged with the bus driver and school) - see practice schedules for more info. Each year we also offer a fun summer program in addition to our 6 year-round programs.
Try Us Out Free!
Prospective NEW members (only) are welcome to try us out for a free week of swim practices, during the third week of each month, before committing to membership and dues. Swimmers should at minimum be able to swim a "legal" 100 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 25 Breaststroke, and 25 Butterfly. (Dippin Dolfins only require a 25 freestyle and 25 backstroke.) Swimmers will be evaluated on stroke technique, not speed. After the trial week, team registration fees must be paid in full before swimmer can continue.
Ready to Take the Plunge?
Click here for step-by-step instructions for trying out and joining the Douglas Dolfins.
More information for New Members
See our Team Handbook for complete information on membership with the Douglas Dolfins Swim Team (printed copies available on request). Also feel free to contact our Parent Liaison for answers to questions, help with forms, etc.
The Douglas Dolfins are a competitive team, and hosting competitions (swim meets) is a major team focus, benefit to Dolfins and visiting swimmers, and source of operating revenues. As such, each family (Dippin Dolfins exempt) is expected to contribute service hours of at least 7 meet sessions per year (about 7-10 hours per meet) helping with various jobs at our 3 home meets each year. These weekend swim meets are your child's chance to race other swimmers from teams throughout the region, show how far they have progressed, and work toward the goals they have set for themselves. This is where all the hard work in practice pays off! Meets are run entirely by parents like you! Everything we do, every penny we spend, is for the swimmers! Our New Parent Liaison can help you learn more about how swim meets work, and how you can start contributing to their success.
Excellent online resources for learning more about competitive swimming and meets include: