Junior Dolphins Competitive Swim Team
The Junior Dolphins Swim Team is designed specifically for children that are not completely confident and need additional stroke refinement before joining the competitive swim team.
Junior Dolphins are still considered members of the Swim Team, however they will have a private lane during the younger swimmer's practice times. Junior Dolphin Swimmers will have a Swim Team Coach IN the pool during every practice. At times, the coach may be on deck to watch from above and help refine strokes, but the majority of the Coach's time will be spent in the pool.
Junior Dolphins will have the opportunity to compete in swim meets and "Need for Speed" mock meets, with other Smithfield Y Dolphin swimmers. Swim meets will typically begin in late October, allowing the swimmers 4 - 5 solid weeks of practice before competing. Meets are not mandatory but they are strongly encouraged. Participating in swim meets will help your swimmer understand what the competitive swim season has to offer.
To join the Junior Dolphins, you must be able to swim at least 25 yards with no flotation device and at least 2 of the 4 strokes; freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke or butterfly.
For more information on this program please contact Jen Bibeault, Aquatic Director and Y Dolphin's Head Coach at 949-2480 ext. 16.
**All swimmers must be members of the Smithfield YMCA
**All swimmers must pay a $30/$50 Parent's Club fee upon registering
GOAL OF THE JUNIOR DOLPHIN'S SWIM PROGRAM
Each swimmer will emerge into regular practice times during the 6 month competitive season!