We are the Dolphins, the mighty, mighty Dolphins!!!
The Dolphin Team is open to all proficient swimmers, ages 8 – 18. The swimmers on this team should know all four strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly), and be able to swim the length of the pool in at least one stroke. Our youngest swimmers routinely complete 20-30 laps (~500 – 750m) per practice, while our senior swimmers routinely complete 60-70 laps (1500-1700m). This team requires a high level of parent involvement.
This team, which competes in the Prince-Mont Swim League, offers 2 levels of competition. The competitive season includes five (5) A-meets, a Divisionals meet and an All-Stars meet. Based on speed and competition, the coaches select the event(s) in which the swimmers will compete. The B-meets give newer swimmers the chance to experience competition in a less competitive environment. In these events, the swimmers select the event(s) in which they want to swim. Each swimmer must own a team suit.
Dolphin Team Registration and Cost
Each Dolphin must be registered to participate and the cost is $50 per swimmer. This cost covers the team’s expenses including the coaches, ribbons and trophies. You can register your child(ren) using the Registration form. Payment options are coming soon.
Ann Caldwell, Head Coach
Rachael Zarlinski, Assistant Coach
Drew Peterson, Assistant Coach
Ann has been a member of Cheverly Swim and Racquet her whole live and has been a part of the Dolphins swim team for many years. We are excited to have Rachel and Drew as assistant coaches.
2018 Dolphins Schedule
May 29 Orientation and Pot Luck Kick-Off
June 9 Time trials, 8:00 AM -Noon
June 16 Dolphins @ Accokeek Swim Team
June 23 Dolphins @ Westlake Village Swim Team
June 30 Dolphins @ Severn Crossing Swim Team
July 7 Dolphins v. West Laurel Swim Club
July 14 Dolphins v. West Arundel Swim Team
July 21 Divisionals @ Cheverly Swim and Racquet
July 24 Banquet (time TBA)
July 28 All Stars
Dolphin Team Practices
Swimmers are encouraged to participate in at least one practice each day. The morning practice is recommended because it is longer and the lanes are less crowded since the team has use of the full pool before it opens.
Morning Practice, June 11 – July 20
(Monday – Friday, Pancake Breakfast on Friday)
7:15-8:30 AM, ages 11 – 18
8:30-9:30 AM, ages 8 – 10
Afternoon Practice, May 30 – July 20
(Monday – Thursday)
5:30-6:30 PM, ages 8 – 10
6:30-7:30 PM, ages 11 – 18
Please remember that our team depends strongly on our parent volunteers. It takes 40 parent volunteers to run each meet. Each family should volunteer for at least one job per swimmer this summer. There are lots of jobs to be done before, during and after each meet.
But most importantly, we need parents to complete the PMSL training for official positions. If your child(ren) has been on the team at least one year, it is time for you to start thinking about getting trained! Information on the training sessions can be found on the PMSL website. Thank You!