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The Daly City Dolphins offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Dolphins to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of their abilities. Our Mission Statement is:

"OPENING THE DOOR TO THE WORLD OF COMPETITIVE SWIMMING FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY."
 

Tryouts are held by appointment only at Giammona Pool in Daly City. To schedule a tryout or to request more information, Click Here.

 

Bronze Group

This is our entry level group. Swimmers in this group need to be able to swim all four of the competitive strokes: Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle. Swimmers must attend 2 swim meet competitions per year at this level.

Bronze Group Coach: Carissa Siu 

Workout Days/Times: Monday - Thursday / 5:30 - 6:30pm   Friday / 6:00 - 7:00pm
 

Silver Group

This is the next level up from the Bronze group. Athletes in this group focus on developing the four competitive strokes, and perfecting start and turn techniques. A minimum of 4 swim competitions are required at this level.

Silver Group Coaches: Mauricio Ponce & Kyle Chang

Workout Days/Times: Monday - Thursday / 5:30 - 6:30pm   Friday / 6:00 - 7:00pm

 

Gold Group

From the Silver group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group are usually at least 10 years old. This group prepares swimmers to be able to compete in advance events: 200 Freestyle and 200 Individual Medley. Time standards and goals are introduced at this level. Competing at swim meets is required. Athletes at this level are expected to attend all team meets.

Junior group eligibility requires approval from both the Gold and Junior coach.

Gold Group Coaches: Kyle Chang & Carissa Siu

Workout Days/Times: Monday - Thursday / 4:00 - 5:30pm   Friday / 4:00 - 6:00pm   

                                *Saturday / 6:30 - 8:30am

 

Junior Group

Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a more committed and intense level. Those within the Junior Group will be pushed and tested on physical, mental, and emotional capabilities.  Competition at swim meets is required. Athletes at this level are expected to attend all team meets.

Junior Group Coach: Mauricio Ponce 

Workout Days/Times: Monday - Thursday / 4:00 - 5:30pm   Friday / 4:00 - 6:00pm   

                                *Saturday / 6:30 - 8:30am

 

Senior Group

Minimum criteria Swimmers that are the age of 13 and over with the focus and desire to swim competitively in a high level. High School Swimmers are highly encouraged to join for year round swimming. Athletes at this level are expected to attend all team meets.

Senior Group Coach: Mauricio Ponce 

Workout Days/Times: Monday - Thursday / 4:00 - 5:30pm   Friday / 4:00 - 6:00pm   

                                *Saturday / 6:30 - 8:30am

*Saturday practices are normally on non-meet weekends and are announced on the Weekly Newsletter beforehand.