** Please read ALL of the following Information regarding Registration and Billing before starting the Registration process **



1. All New Swimmers must try out with a Dolphin Coach to determine which Training Group is the best fit for them.  This training group designation is required for Registration.

For Questions & Information, please email Adrienne Tirch at [email protected] 

For the try out, Swimmers Must be able to complete a 50-yard swim (8 yr old and younger: 25 yards) unassisted and without stopping and swim competently in Freestyle and Backstroke. Have your swimmer/s bring goggles and a towel. Other suggested items: Clothes to go over wet suit as locker rooms are not available at this time for changing, crocs/flip flops for pool deck/locker rooms, swim caps and/or if long hair, have hair tied back.

 2.  After the Try Out, the swimmer's family will be emailed with the Training Group that the new swimmer is to register with. 

3. AFTER the swimmer receives their designated Training Group, THEN the swimmer can register with the Hudson Valley Dolphins. 



Register with the Training group you last swam with unless notified by a Dolphin Coach and / or the Dolphin's Registrar of a training group change. If you have a question about your swimmer's designated training group, please contact Head Coach Billy MacElveen at [email protected]

Returning Swimmers who register late will be required to pay the Full Season Training Group Fees. They will NOT have their training group fees prorated.



Which Season to select?

Winter Season starts in September and ends in mid/late March

* New swimmers who registered for the Winter Season have until January 6th to decide if they would like to convert to Full Year and still receive the Training Group Full Year Discount.  An email reminder will be sent in December asking if any swimmer would like to convert their season.

Full Year: starts in September and continues until late July

Spring Season: starts in April and continues until late July


How do I pay for Registration and Training Group Fees?

For ALL registrations Fees, a Credit Card is needed. 

  • All Swimmers: nonrefundable $50 registration fee for each swimmer which includes a team t-shirt and swim cap.  Start for the 2022-23, registration does NOT include 2023 USA Swimming membership.
  • CHANGE FOR 2022-23:  Per USA Swimming, Families are required to register their swimmers for their 2023 USA Swimming Membership through the USA Swimming website as it is no longer part of the Dolphins Registration. When registering for your swimmer's 2023 USA Swimming membership, you will be required to pay a membership fee (~$80 per swimmer) directly to USA Swimming.
    • Returning Swimmers/Transfer Swimmers will register for their 2023 USA Swimming Membership in November
    • New Swimmer 2023 USA Swimming Registration will start in September
    • Detailed Instructions on How to Register on the USA Swimming Website will be available soon
  • Alumni swimmers:  nonrefundable $tbd per swimmer plus must complete Athlete Protection Training (APT). 

Training Group Fees will be billed per the following schedule:

  • WINTER Season Training Group Fees will be split into 2 payments for 50% of the total Training Group Fee billed to your Dolphin's account on October 1st and November 1st.
  • FULL YEAR Training Group Fees will be split into 3 payments for 33.3% of the total Training Group Fee billed to your Dolphin's account on October 1st, November 1st and December 1st.
  • SPRING Season Training Group Fees will be TBD

All payments are due no later than the 5th of the month.  A late fee of $15 will be assessed for any invoices not paid by the 15th of the month. For Winter Season, all Training Group Fees must be paid in full in by December.  If you need to make other arrangements due to extenuating circumstances, please contact the Dolphins Treasurer, Mike Skerritt at [email protected]

What happens after registration?

New Swimmers:  You will receive an email once your registration is approved.  A Dolphins account will be created for you.  You will receive an email with your login information.  In this account you will be able to enter swim meets, view swim meet results, view and pay invoices, and more.   When you login for the first time, please verify your email address and your cell phone number to ensure you will receive team communications.  Communications will include weekly practice schedules, notification of upcoming swim meets, and any last minute changes to practice or meets.

All Swimmers:

You will receive an email once your registration is approved and the swimmer can attend practices.  Click here for Practice Schedule.  Check weekly emails for any changes to the practices times.

Also in your account, you can set up automatic payments (Auto Pay) for future charges with either your credit card OR ACH direct withdrawal from a bank account.  Please ensure that this account information is kept up to date at all times. 


Discounts Available:

Dolphins offer 3 types of Discounts which are applied to your account based on your selections during registration (for Winter, Spring and Full Year Seasons only):

  1. For Families with multiple youth swim team swimmers (discount given at registration)
    • Register all swimmers in your family during the same registration session
    • 2 Swimmers:  $50 discount off the Training Group Fees
    • 3 Swimmers:  $100 discount off the Training Group Fees
    • 4 Swimmers:  $150 discount off the Training Group Fees
  2. For registered Dolphins members that swim with their High School Swim team, there is a $100 discount off their Training Group Fees for Full Year and Winter Season registrations ONLY. 
    • Swimmer must be registered with the Dolphins during the High School Swim Team season. 
    • Discount given on October 1st invoice.  
    • For RETURNING Dolphins Swimmers, training group fees will NOT be prorated for joining after the High School season. Returning Dolphins Swimmers who participate in High School Swimming are expected to pay the FULL Training Group fees (minus the $100 HS discount) regardless of the date when registering.  Registered Swimmers are welcome to attend any Dolphin practices and meets during the High School season.
  3. For Team Officials
    • USA Swimming certified:  $250 off the Training Group Fees
    • USA Swimming “in-training”: $125 off the Training Group Fees
    • Discount given on October 1st invoice



To Register, click  "Start Online Registration Here"

All registrations will be approved by a team administrator.  If you registered for the incorrect training group, your registration will be corrected during the approval processes (along with associated training group fees).


Any Questions regarding Registration can be addressed to Adrienne Tirch at [email protected].