Minis Learn-to-Swim Program

Who are the Minis?

Minis is a learn-to-swim program for Somerset residents who would love to become a Somerset Dolphin someday but are either too young to join the swim team or cannot pass the deep-water test administered by the Somerset pool lifeguards (swim the length of the pool unassisted and be able to tread water). This learn-to-swim program is coached on a 1:1 basis by our Town of Somerset teen swimmers (ages 13 and older).

Who is Eligible to Join:

Somerset residents who are between 4 and 7 years old (by June 1st) and are able to put their face underwater are eligible to join the Minis program. 

What is the Program:

Minis practice four days a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for 30 minutes at one of two available practice sections (3:30pm or 4pm). The season starts after the MCPS school year ends on June 17, 2022. (Note: For the 2022 season, we are looking to hold a couple of evaluation clinics for families who are not sure if their child is ready for the Team or Minis. Stay tuned as we announce those dates closer to the start of the season.) There is also one Mini meet and Mini swimmers are invited and encouraged to attend Somerset Dolphins swim team social events. Note: all social events will be designed and comply with any/all Montgomery County COVID restrictions for outdoor, group gatherings.

2022 Minis Season Dates

Swim Evaluation Clinics: Saturday, June 11th at 11:15am (after Time Trials)

June 20, 21, 23, 24

June 27, 28, 30, July 1

July 5, 7, 8 

July 11, 12, 14, 15

Monday, July 18 (Minis Meet)

How is this COVID Safe?

The Minis program must comply with any Montgomery County restrictions and guidance for learn-to-swim lessons at outdoor pools as well as any Town of Somerset’s own pool restrictions. Minis will work with and be assigned a dedicated teen coach throughout the program.