About Us

The Dolphins have a rich history of swimming excellence and a strong positive influence with our community.  The Dolphins were founded in 1967 at the Little Rock Racquet Club. The team has over a 50-year tradition of providing quality competitive swimming to the State of Arkansas. Swimmers have ranked from State Champions to Olympic Gold Medalist. 1000's of children and adult swimmers have been a part of our program.   Besides our swimmers’ accomplishments in the pool, we are proud of their academic performances and community service.  The team has won may State Championship Titles and State High Point winners over the years. 

The team is a year-round competitive swim program serving the state of Arkansas. The Dolphin are members of the local organization Arkansas Swimming Inc. (ASI) and of the national organization United States Swimming (USAS). The Dolphin-Lasers offer opportunities for improvement and achievement for every level of swimmer, from beginners to national level competition. We have six training location and three satellite divisions. We have just at 400 athletes and 10 professional coaches. Swimmers participate in our progressive training program from our Developmental 1 level to our Masters Training Program. 

Team Purpose

To develop well rounded young men and women who are prepared to achieve success in all endeavors of life. To provide an environment that allows an athlete to seek swimming excellence and to seek one's highest potential.   To use the competitive swimming environment to teach positive healthy life skills that athletes will use throughout their lifetime. 

Team Goals

  • To be a good person 
  • To swim fast 
  • To have fun

Team Priorities

  • Academics 
  • Champion character traits 
  • Family 
  • Swimming 
  • Wholesome social life 


1988 US Open Men’s Team Champions 
1989 US Men’s Team National Champions 
10 time Region VIII Team Champions 
74 Arkansas State Age Group High Point Champions 
Individual Achievements
6 US National Champions 
1 US Open National Champion 
13 Junior National Champions 
1 Junior National High Point Champion 
2 Olympic Festival Gold Medalists 
35 National Age Group Champions 
17 National Age Group Records 
7 Master National Champions 
1 Pan America Silver Medalist 
25 World Ranked Swimmers 
4 Pan Pacific Team Members 
6 Olympians 
1 World Team Silver Medalist 
1 World Record Holder 

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The Dolphin Booster Association is a non-profit organization composed of all families on the team.  The Association has been created to help supplement the needs of the Arkansas Dolphins Swim Team.

Current Officers and Board Members:

President: Melissa Troup

Secretary: Steve Allee

Treasurer: Honor Canon

David Bromley

Leah Ford

Cathy Goldtrap

Chris Jenkins

Rachel Lipsey

Frank Lawrence, Owner Representative

2017-2018 Impact Statement