Adelphi Dolphins Swim Team

 

Welcome to the 2022 Season!

Starting in the 2022 season, Pod Squad will be part of the full swim team and will have its own practice group designation like Yellow Group (younger, developing swimmers) and Blue Group (typically older, experienced swimmers). Making this change will allow our youngest swimmers to participate as full Adelphi Dolphins – more practice options, more meet opportunities, more stroke development instruction, and all the social experiences our kids love about the team. It also means our older swimmers will have lots of new swimmers to mentor and cheer for at meets!

During the height of Covid, it was best to offer Pod Squad as a ‘learn to swim’ program so our younger swimmers had space to spread out. What we learned is that separating out our youngest swimmers meant that Pod Squad swimmers didn’t get to experience all the fun and benefit of being true Dolphins! We also realized we hadn’t sent an 8&U relay team to All Stars in almost five years! Pod Squad was disadvantaging our 8&Under relay teams and jeopardizing the strength of our 8&Under pipeline.

We’re very excited to include Pod Squad as part of the broader swim team community! It’s what’s best for our swimmers and what’s best for our team. A real win-win!

If your swimmer has not participated in Pod Squad before, you will need to sign-up for an evaluation on Monday, May 30 from 6-8PM or on Wednesday, June 1 from 5-8PM.