Cheverly Dolphin Swim Team
We are the Dolphins, the mighty, mighty Dolphins!!!
Due to Covid-19, the below may not be available for the summer of 2020 or will be highly restricted. As of now, we will only have a limited and non league affiliated swim team season that is only open to returning members, ages 7 and above, from the 2019 Dolphins team. We also will not be doing stroke and turn clinics or have Guppies and Minnows lessons this year.
The Cheverly Dolphin swim 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 family involvement.
This team, which competes in the Prince-Mont Swim League, offers two 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 team and individual competition in a less competitive environment. In these meets, the swimmers select the event(s) in which they want to swim. Each swimmer must own a team suit.
2020 Dolphins Schedule
May 26 Orientation and Pot Luck Kick-Off 6pm (Tuesday)
June 6 Time trials, 8:00am - Noon (Saturday) @ Home
Saturday Meets (Approx. 8am - Noon + travel time for away meets)
July 18 Divisional Swim Meet @ Away
July 27 Banquet @ CSRC/Home (6pm)
July 25 Prince-Mont All Star Swim Meet @ Away
Swim Team Banquet is July 27th - The pool closes for that event at 5pm. The lifeguards help set up for food by 5:30 and we eat at 6pm. The team is then allowed to swim until 9pm
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.
Swim Team Practice Times
Swim Team Practice Times
May 27 – July 16
5:30 – 6:30
6:30 – 7:30
June 15 – June 19
8:45 – 10:00 All ages (consolidated age groups for one week only – until schools are out)
June 22 – July 17
7:15 – 8:30 Ages 11-18
8:30 – 9:30 Ages 7-10
Note: A coupon for a free Pancake Breakfast is awarded to swimmers who attend at least five (5) practices/week. A Season Bar award patch is only awarded to swimmers who attend at least 15 full practices/season. Coaches take practice attendance.
Please remember that our team depends strongly on our family volunteers. It takes 40 adult 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. (And more experienced volunteers will train newer volunteers!)
But most importantly, we need adults 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.