Welcome to the Cheverly Swim Team; Dolphin, Guppy, or Minnow, we are one big team!
The Cheverly 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 without touching down in at least one stroke.
The Cheverly Dolphins Swim Team has experienced a level of consistency and leadership that other teams in our league do not enjoy, and the result is back-to-back division titles and a program where every child is known and their skills grow each season.
The Guppy team is our developmental swim team designed for new and young swimmers, typically ages 6 – 10, that can swim a length of the pool but are still learning basic swim stroke technique. Practices focus on building lap endurance and improving stroke technique, as well as having fun. Parents have minimal volunteer requirements and swimmers do not need a team bathing suit.
Minnows are designed to help new and young swimmers, ages 4-6, learn the basics of swimming in small groups.
Stroke and Turn Clinics are for Dolphin Team members that are working to improve their performance and perfect their strokes. (Dates TBD)
All Dolphins, Guppies, and Minnows communication about weather, practices, and meets is done through TeamSnap. Swim families should install the application. Returning families’ accounts will be reactivated. New families will be invited to the Cheverly Dolphins account a week after they have registered and paid. Check your spam folder, if the invite is not in your inbox.
Registration and payment instructions are located on the Dolphins and the Guppies and Minnows pages.
Please remember that our team cannot function without parent participation. It takes more that 20 adult volunteers to run each meet; some jobs like timers are trained at the meet, others like stroke and turn judges must receive PMSL certification (details below) in advance. Each family should volunteer a minimum of 8 hours over the swim season, at a meet or other event. There are lots of jobs to be done before, during, and after each meet. If you are not interested in serving at a meet, you can coordinate the food, sell merchandise, or plan the banquet. We will find a job to match your skill.
But most importantly, we need adults to complete the PMSL training for official positions. In addition to fulfilling your obligations to the team, PMSL will tell you how meets are run, why swimmers are disqualified and help you explain procedures to your swimmers, If your child(ren) has been on the team for at least one year, you need to start thinking about getting trained! Information on the training sessions can be found on the PMSL website.