The D.A.S.H. swim team provides the opportunity for a child not only to improve swimming skills, but also to develop self-confidence and to improve muscle coordination and body awareness. Swimming is one of the few sports accepted as an all-around body conditioner that one can participate in all of their life.

The goals of the club are to help each child improve his / her swimming skills to a desired level and to develop parallel levels of speed, endurance, and flexibility. In doing, so we will instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. The emphasis is on self-improvement rather than winning…everyone can improve, but not everyone can win. However, receiving awards for your performance is part of competitive swimming and this is made easier through the nation wide system of classifying swimmers according to their age and ability.

D.A.S.H. is a non-profit educational corporation, whose primary focus is to provide a high quality, competitive swimming program for the youth of Dubuque and surrounding areas. We are a member of USA Swimming, which develops and administers the National and Olympic programs. Our club welcomes girls and boys from 5 years old and up.

With D.A.S.H You Can

  • Improve swimming skills

  • Develop confidence & self-esteem

  • Develop flexibility & endurance

  • Teach basic competitive techniques

  • Encourage academic excellence

  • Promote team & social interaction

  • Learn sportsmanship

  • Promote family activities

  • Develop a healthy, life-long activity

  • Develop sound nutritional habits