Smithfield YMCA Dolphins Competitive Swim Team
The Smithfield YMCA Dolphins Swim Team trains swimmers from ages 5 - 18 years of age in the area of competitive swimming. The emphasis of the Y’s Swim Team is on teaching the value of competition through teamwork, sportsmanship and doing one’s best.
Our coaches are dedicated to providing all swimmers with a positive and healthy swimming experience. The Competitive Swim Season is a huge commitment by both swimmers and their families, and the YMCA is here to help swimmers fulfill their commitment to their teammates & their school responsibilities.
Is your child new to swimming but would like to join the swim team? Contact Jen Bibeault, Aquatic Director and Head Swim Team Coach to set-up a time for a stress-free evaluation. Jen will be able to assign a lane assignment based on the swimmer’s ability to ease the child right into practices.
All swimmers MUST be members of the Smithfield YMCA.
All age groups for swim meets are determined by a child’s age as of December 1, 2015.
Junior Dolphins Swim Team
The Junior Dolphins is for swimmers that are still practicing stroke technique & building their endurance. All Junior Dolphins swimmers will join the regular practice times within their age group by January of the season. A Y Swim Team Coach will get in the water with the Junior Dolphins each week to help refine strokes, increase endurance and speed, and encourage the swimmers.
Junior Dolphins cannot wear a floatation device and must be able to swim 25 yards at a time without stopping. Junior Dolphins will attend all swim meets and are considered a part of the official Smithfield YMCA Dolphins Swim Team. The Junior Dolphin practice times will provide swimmers with actual stroke technique and critiquing, in a smaller setting than the full swim team practices. The fee for both swim teams is the same, as the Junior Dolphins will enter regular Dolphin practice times as soon as the Coach deems them ready, and the Junior Dolphins will receive much more personalized attention both inside and outside of the pool!
*Swimmer’s practice schedule will vary based on age/ability and what lane a swimmer is assigned. Returning swimmers will receive an email from Head Coach, Jen with their practice times the week of August 3rd. New swimmers will either attend the trial week days/times or schedule an appointment with Coach Jen to receive their lane assignment and practice times.