The Dolphins are a developing group of young swimmers who are very proficient in Freestyle, Backstroke, and Underwater Dolphin, and are gaining strength, power, and coordination in both Butterfly and Breaststroke. Dolphins are always being coached so that mechanics are the priority, while they are being challenged progressively through a season of practices.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A DOLPHIN?
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Dolphins are too young to know what kind of swimmer they will develop into. It is important that they not only work toward mastering all five competitive disciplines (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle, Underwater Dolphin), but that they are also excited to try as many races as possible through the season.
Dolphins have to enjoy practices. Occasional practices will include games and relays, allowing their coaches to make each task an engaging opportunity to enjoy swimming. Dolphins will also begin to understand that hard work is fun, as well as seeing hard work turn into great results.
It is important that Dolphins enjoy swimming with their friends. It is equally important that they learn to respect and honor all of their teammates through positive interactions at practice and at meets by supporting each other.
It is important that Dolphins are consistent in their attendance through the season. Whether that means 3, 4, or 5 practices a week for a child, it is vital to get to practice to progress with the group.