The Wellington Dolphins have a long history in Manassas. Our original members were once part of the Manassas Swim Club (MSC), which swam at the private MSC pool located on Taney Road around the corner from the current Wellington pool.
In the early 1990s, during the initial development of Wellington, members of the MSC approached the community a proposed a new home for their team. A deal was struck, a 10-lane pool was built, and MSC packed up their lane lines and moved into their new home. In honor of their new community, the Manassas Swim Club was reborn as the Wellington Dolphins. Many team records set by members of the MSC still stand to this day.
Many of our families with parents who grew up in the Manassas area swam for MSC, so for their children, swimming for the Wellington Dolphins is a tradition spanning the generations.
Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Wellington grew in size becoming more and more competitive, challenging and winning against larger teams throughout the Prince William Swim League, frequently winning the Division at the end of the summer.
The Team has seen swimmers from the Wellington Community and surrounding Manassas neighborhoods start with the youngest groups and stay with the team throughout their Middle and High School years. May of the Team's Coaches have been "home grown", that is starting out with Wellington as young swimmers and returning to Coach as they finish High School or work their ways through College. Every year, the Team sends off Senior swimmers as they have their last swim with Wellington, having spent over a decade as a Dolphin.
In order to be fully recognized by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, in 2010 the Wellington Swim Team was re-born as the Wellington Aquatic Club, a corporation registered with the State of Virginia.