"I always wanted to be Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up. I can't fly, but swimming is the next best thing. It's harmony and balance. The water is my sky." ~Clayton Jones
The Wellington Dolphins offer several programs for swimmers. The goal of all of these programs is to support the young athlete's goals when it comes to competitive swimming. We do not offer swim lessons. Competitive swimmers are expected to participate in Swim Meets. Our practice schedule can be found HERE.
Membership on the team is open to all children 18 and under as of June 1 of the swim season. Some applicants for membership, in particular, applicants with no prior swimming experience, regardless of age, may be asked to pass a basic swimming test administered by the Coaching Staff. The Head Coach will make the final determination of membership.
2020 Program Pricing
Early Bird for Returning Families: January 15th - January 31st: $165
General Registration Opens: FEBRUARY 1st - Summer Competitive and Mini Dolphins: $175
LATE Registration: May 1st - June 6th: $185
We offer a multi-swimmer discount. Register 2 swimmers, get $10 off; register 3 swimmers, get $20 off; register 4 swimmers and get $30 off. 5th + sibling swimmer is FREE.
Registration fees not paid by the last day of the rate will result in forfeiture of registration; you will need to re-register at current rate. Any unpaid fees from prior season, including unworked volunteer hours are paid with current registration. Due to administrative requirements before the first swim meet, no Competitive Team registrations after June 6th.
The Summer Competitive program is open to swimmers from ages 4 to 18 who are interested in the sport of competitive swimming. Participants will be expected to attend and compete in Prince William Swim League dual-meets with the goal to qualify for the end-of-season Divisional meet. Practices will focus on mastery of all four strokes, as well as improving starts, turns and relay skills. Participants in this program must be able to swim 25 meters unassisted. Swimmers who are not ready to compete, or can't swim 25 meters should register for the Mini Dolphins Developmental Program. More...
Mini Dolphins Developmental
The Mini Dolphins Developmental program is designed for swimmers aged 3 to 8 who are not ready or able to yet compete, but still plan to transition into competitive swimming. Swimmers in the Mini Dolphin program will have Coaches in the water with them at every practice and can expect a great deal of one-on-one time with the Coaching staff in order to prepare them for competitive swimming. This program is not swim lessons; all participants are expected to be comfortable in the water and able to swim at least 5 meters. Developmental swimmers who progress to the point where they are ready, willing and able to compete may be promoted into the Competitive program under the direction of the Coaching Staff. Space in this program may be limited. More...
Off-Season Competitive Swim Clinics
Designed for the experienced swimmer who wants to prepare for the summer competitive season by practicing stroke technique and race strategies. Participants must be able to swim 25 meters unassisted. This clinical program is held in the Fall, Winter and/or Spring months in a local indoor facility. Space in this program is limited based on facility and lane availability. More...