Dolphins
       

Coaches


Description

  • Our Dolphins practice group is a developmental program for younger swimmers, 6 to 8 year olds, introducing them to year round competitive swimming
  • Coaches will teach and demonstrate from in the water a variety of drills for all four strokes, helping swimmers become more confident with their posture, line, balance, and comfort level
  • Our goals are to provide a positive learning atmosphere where swimmers can develop their skills for all four strokes, gain an understanding and appreciation of club swimming, and begin fostering an enjoyment for the sport

Sessions

  • We offer three sessions throughout the year.  We encourage swimmers to participate in all three, but is not a requirement
    • Winter Session (mid-November to mid-February)
    • Spring Session (mid-February to mid-May)
    • Summer Session (mid-May to mid-August)
  • Our next Dolphins session will begin in mid-November (date to be determined)

General Age

  • 6 to 8

Skill Requirements

  • Swimmers must be able to perform a 25 yard freestyle and 25 yard backstroke, with a basic understanding of butterfly and breaststroke
  • Athletes must be able to pay attention in a group setting and cooperate with TEAMmates

Assessments

  • Prior to joining the group, participants must complete an assessment.  Please contact Coach Chris to schedule an appointment
  • We will accept new swimmers throughout the year, depending on the current size of the group

Practice

  • Practice is offered three times per week for one hour; Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (no Saturdays in the Summer)
  • We recommend swimmers attend at least two practices per week
  • We will be using our Winter Schedule when the Dolphins start up again in mid-November
T-TH 5:30 - 5:45pm Dry Land
T-TH 5:45 - 6:30pm Practice
Sat. 12:30 - 1:30pm Practice

Practice Equipment

  • Swimmers are required to have fins
  • We recommend two pairs of goggles and a water bottle

Swim Meets

  • Swimmers will be able to attend a few meets designated and approved by the group coach

Cost

  • $250 per session (3 month period)
  • $74 USA Swimming annual membership

Registration

  • Upon approval, parents will register their swimmer through our Team Registration
  • Swimmers will not be charged the DSA Family Membership