Welcome to the Cheverly Dolphins Swim Team homepage! We are looking forward to another fun and exciting season competing in the Prince-Mont Swim League
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 in at least one stroke. See below for information about our developmental swim team programs (Guppies and Minnows).
The swim season starts May 26th with our annual potluck/team meeting, and daily practices begin May 27th for all age groups, 8 & Under, 9-10 years, 11-12 years, 13-14 years, 15-18 years.
Swimmers compete in five (5) Saturday swim meets: June 13, 20, 27; July 4, 11; the Divisional meet on July 18th; and may qualify for the All-Stars meet July 25th.
Each team in the league is expected to fill over 20 volunteer roles for each meet -- all families are expected to volunteer regularly throughout the season.
Stroke and Turn Clinics are for Dolphin Team members that are working to improve their performance and perfect their strokes. (June 15-19)
The Guppy team is our developmental swim team designed for new and young swimmers, approximately 5 to 10 years old, that can swim a length of the pool but are still learning basic swim stroke technique. (Weekly, June 22-25, June 29-July 2, and July 6-9)
The Minnows is a group swim lesson for younger swimmers not yet ready for Guppies -- children that are getting comfortable in the water and are eager to swim laps with the big kids! (Weekly, June 22-25, June 29-July 2, and July 6-9.) Please note: The Minnows lessons have limited space and fill up quickly! Full members will be given priority to sign up, followed by seasonal members, and then other membership types.
Team information will be disseminated via email and TeamSnap, our team management app.
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
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. Thank You!
photo credit: Lisa Schultz ichoosecheverly.com