The Delavan-Darien Dolphins Community Swim Team is dedicated to teaching young swimmers in the community how to have fun while in a competitive swimming environment. The Dolphins will focus on the skill development of all swimmers with a wide range of abilities.
Who Are We?
The Delavan-Darien Dolphins Community Swim Team was formed by Matt Palma in 2017. Seeing a void of competitive swimming opportunities in the Delavan-Darien area, Matt was focused on developing a local team that would allow youth in the community the experience to participate in this lifelong sport. The support from the community led Matt to partner with the Delavan-Darien Recreation Department and eventually led to the forming of the Delavan-Darien Dolphins Community Swim Team.
The Dolphins offer programs from age 7 – 18 throughout the course of the school year.
All swimmers will be required to swim at least one length of the pool with a freestyle stroke and one length of the pool of backstroke. Coaches will hold an assessment prior to each session of the program. It is recommended (not required) that participants have participated in some type of swim lessons, or have learned the basics of these strokes prior to signing up for the Dolphins Swim Team.
Commitment – Practices and Swim Meets
Practices are held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. All members will begin practice at 6:00 pm. The 10 year old and under group will practice for an hour and the 11 year old and up group will practice for an hour and a half. This schedule may vary slightly due to enrollment and pool availability. Sessions are usually 5-6 weeks in length and will generally have discounts for signing up for multiple sessions.
Swim meets will vary depending on the season and the availability. We typically will try to schedule both in-house trials and other meets in near-by communities. Typically our goals is to give participants the opportunity to participate in 2-3 meets/trials per season (fall & winter/spring).
To register for a session, click on the session below or register in person at the Delavan Parks and Recreation Department Office (123 S. Second St., Delavan)
Winter and Spring 2019 Swim Sessions
It is recommended, but not required for participants to purchase the “team” suit. The Dolphins have been woring with A3 Performance and have set up a team store with the recommended suit. The store also has a few choices of goggles that may be purchased, but once again are not required. Click the link below to go directly to the team store. All purchases from the team store will be shipped directly to you. The Delavan-Darien Dolphins do not process or take any direct payments for any merchandise purchased through the store. Any questions about orders should be directed to A3 Performance.
All participants will receive one “Delavan-Darien Dolphins” swim cap per school year. This cap will be required if your participant will be swimming in meets/trials. Additional swim caps may be purchased at the Delavan Parks and Recreation Department office for $5 per cap.