swim team

swim team

Welcome to the Cheverly Dolphins Swim Team homepage! This year the Prince-Mont Swim League has offered an in-person season with COVID restrictions. CSRC is planning for a full season of COVID-safe practices and COVID-restricted meets.

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. If your child isn’t ready to be a Dolphin yet, see below for information about our developmental swim team programs (Guppies and Minnows).

The swim season starts June 1 with our annual potluck/team meeting, and daily practices begin June 2 for all age groups, 8 & Under, 9-10 years, 11-12 years, 13-14 years, 15-18 years.

Swim Team Practice Times

Evening (M-Th)

June 2 – July 15

5:30 – 6:30

ALL AGES — The pool water will be closed to other members for swim team practice.

Morning (M-F)

June 14 – July 17

7:15 – 8:30 Ages  11-18

8:15 – 9:30 Ages  7-10

Meets

This year, swimmers compete in three (3) Saturday morning swim meets. The three regular meets will be: June 26; July 10, and July 17; with the Divisional meet on July 24th and the All-Stars meet on July 31st for all qualified swimmers.

We will be fielding volunteers for each meet and all families are expected to volunteer regularly throughout the season. Due to COVID restrictions, no spectators outside of volunteers will be allowed to attend a meet.

Clinics

Stroke and Turn Clinics are for Dolphin Team members that are working to improve their performance and perfect their strokes. (June 21-24, 9:30-10:15am)

Guppy Team

The Guppy team is our developmental swim team designed for new and young swimmers that can swim a length of the pool (not a legal stroke according to meet judges) but are still learning basic swim stroke technique, typically ages 6-10. Practices will focus on building lap endurance and improving stroke technique, as well as having fun. For this team there is minimal parental involvement, no team suit needed.

Due to COVID restrictions, participants must be 6 years or older and able to touch the bottom in three feet of water. Weekly sessions of lessons will be  June 28-July 1, and July 5-8, and July 12-15, 9:30-10:15am. Weekly participation will be capped at 40 swimmers.

Minnows

Minnows are designed to help new and young swimmers, ages 4-6, learn the basics of swimming in a group setting.  These small group lessons meet for 4 half-hour sessions, 10:30-11:00 am. Due to COVID restrictions class sizes will not exceed 8 participants. Weekly sessions of lessons are June 28-July 1, and July 5-8, and July 12-15, 10:30-11 am.

Team information will be disseminated via email and Team Snapour team management app. Please make sure to update a Team Snap profile for each swimmer.

Registration

Register and pay for the Dolphin swim team in your member portal. Log in to your CSRC account at your CSRC Member Portal using your four-digit number USERNAME and password. This is the only way to participate in the swim team. Payment must be made at the time of registration. Only registered and paid participants will be allowed to attend practices with no exceptions.

Register and pay for the Guppies developmental team — registration is coming soon at your CSRC Member Portal. Payment must be made at the time of registration. Only registered and paid participants will be allowed to participate with no exceptions.

Register and pay for Minnows swim lessons — — registration is coming soon at your CSRC Member Portal. Payment must be made at the time of registration. Only registered and paid participants will be allowed to participate with no exceptions.

Volunteers

Please remember that our team cannot function without family volunteers. It normally takes 40 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 for at least one job per swimmer this summer. There are lots of jobs to be done before, during, and after each meet. (And more experienced volunteers will train newer volunteers!) This year, we are limited to 19-25 volunteers during home meets and 16-20 volunteers for away meets.

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.

Thank You!

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