Contact: Rick Hancock -

Dolphin Group Coaches:
UCSB: Lucy Fellner, Sean Harrington, Tara Middleton, Grace Pizzinat

  • Monday: Grace/Lucy
  • ​Tuesday: Sean/Tara/Lucy
  • Wednesday: Grace/Tara
  • Thursday: Sean/Tara/Lucy

Los Banos: Caoilinn McDonough

Dolphins Group Practice Schedule:
UCSB (Campus Pool): Monday through Friday from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Los Banos: Monday through Friday from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Dolphin Group Rates:
$100 per month

Dolphin Group Description:
This is the first step in the SBSC program. This is an introductory group with the primary focus of teaching proper techniques and stroke mechanics in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. The goal will be refining and perfecting freestyle and backstroke as well as learning basic fundamentals of butterfly and breaststroke.


Swimmers should be capable of swimming 25 yards of freestyle with their face in the water and 25 yards of backstroke.


6 to 9


Practices are offered 5 days per week. Swimmers are encouraged to attend as much as they would like; 2-3 practices per week are encouraged for proper progression.


Swimmers are encouraged to swim in SBSC hosted meets and other local meets.

Goals for Advancement

  • Consistently push off in streamline
  • Streamline in to 5 yards of dolphin kicking
  • Ability to execute forward racing dives and backstroke starts
  • Ability to receive and make changes to coaching feedback


  • Fitted swim suit (no surfboard shorts)
  • Mesh bag
  • Kick board
  • Fins
  • Cap for long hair

*UCSB athletes must bring own fins 
to practice every day.*