The Lexington Dolphins is a swim team for young people age 6-18 sanctioned by USA Swimming.  We are a parent-owned non-profit club with an outstanding coaching staff and dedicated volunteers and swimmers. Dolphin’s swimmers have gone on to distinguished college careers and the US Olympic Trials.

Learn more about our Mission, Philosophy and Traditions.

The Lexington Dolphins purpose is to foster and encourage amateur swimming. We participate in swimming competitions that support the development of young swimmers. The Lexington Dolphins encourage the participation of all swimmers, regardless of income, sex, race, color, religion or national origin.

The Lexington Dolphins are a cohesive team where coaches see each child as an individual with different goals and abilities. Our swim program will challenge, encourage, and equip team members for continual improvement in skills, character and competition. Emphasis is placed on building a team among swimmers, coaches, and parents in a supportive, enthusiastic atmosphere. Swimmers will improve their skills, teamwork ability, sportsmanship, and respect others within a competitive atmosphere led by a dedicated, highly competent coaching staff.

We are very proud of our swimmers and their accomplishments. The team has made a significant impact at the local, state, regional and national levels. Dolphin swimmers have qualified and swam at YMCA Nationals, YWCA Nationals, USA Sectionals, USA Junior Nationals, USA Nationals, US Open, and Olympic Trials competitions. Individual Dolphins have captured YMCA and YWCA National championship titles, Kentucky State championship titles, achieved top 16 age group rankings and earned High School All American honors. The Dolphins are well represented in Kentucky High School swimming and in Kentucky USA swimming with numerous top 8 finishes.

Lexington Dolphins is a USA Swimming Silver Medal Club and a USA Swimming Level 1 Club. Our designation as a Silver Medal club recognizes that we are committed to performance excellence in swimming, specifically that we:

  • Promote the development of strong, well-rounded age group and senior swimming programs that produce elite 18 & under athletes
  • Provide recognition and resources to motivate and assist member clubs to strive for the highest ideals of athlete performance.

Our designation as a USA Swimming Level 1 Club recognizes that we also have achieved a high level of organizational excellence in:

  • Business & Organizational Success
  • Parent & Volunteer Development
  • Coach Development & Education
  • Athlete Development & Performance