Welcome to the home of the Dunlap Dolphins Swim Team! Our team is an age group and senior COMPETITIVE swimming team offering instruction, training and competition. Our site allows us to have our member information, registration, meet sign up, swimmers times, news and events all in one easy to use platform!

If you are interested in swimming with us please check the New Swimmer Evaluations link for more information!

Unfortunately at this time the DDST Board of Directors has voted to cancel/delay evaluations for new swimmers at the current time. 

Due to the restrictions Dolphins must currently adhere to from IDPH, IHSA, DHS, USA/ISI Swimming and other governing bodies during the COVID19 Pandemic our team size will need to be limited to less swimmers and this is placing extreme constraints on our size. 
 
2020-2021 SHORT COURSE EVALUATIONS WILL ONLY TAKE PLACE IF WE HAVE OPEN SPOTS ON THE DDST SWIM TEAM. Current DDST Swimmers will fill open spots first. 
 
PLEASE CONTACT [email protected] TO BE PLACED ON THE CONTACT LIST FOR EVALUATIONS/OPENINGS

The Dunlap Dolphins Swim Team is a year round competitive swim team for children 6 years and up.  New swimmer evaluations are held before the start of each season for swimmers interested in joining our team.

Evaluations help to make sure that swimmers are ready for a competitive team, have a successful experience and that they are placed in the proper training group. Each training group has specific goals and corresponding skills that are designed to provide a smooth transition to the next training group, and a progressive approach to training that is important to each individual’s long-term development. Dunlap Dolphins is appropriate for proficient swimmers and not a substitute for swimming lessons.

Swimmers are evaluated on their ability to swim all four competitive strokes and must be able to complete at least 2 strokes to USA Swimming Standards a full 25 yards without stopping or grabbing the lane lines. If your child can not swim 25 yards without stopping or touching the bottom of the pool, he/she should consider evaluations for a future season.

Completion of an evaluation does not guarantee that there is a spot available on DDST in the recommended level. After our returning members have completed registration, coaches will look at evaluations to fill open positions on our team. If a spot is not available at the current time the swimmer will be placed on a wait list.  

Mid-season evaluations may be offered to swimmers reloacting to the area, or transfers with USA or YMCA documented times in a minimum of two separate events within the past 12 months when there are openings for the appropriate training group.

Please contact the membership director at [email protected] with any questions or to be placed on a contact list for the next session of evaluations.