The City of Dublin offers two swim team programs, the Dublin Dolphins (consisting of 3 separate teams) and the Dublin Sea Dragons. These programs provide the opportunity of an enjoyable experience that can cater to the goals of the individual swimmer. It is possible to be a part of both Dolphins and Sea Dragons as each program will contribute it’s own enrichment opportunities to an athlete, but each program is fundamentally different from the other in it’s design and execution.
The Dublin Dolphins consist of three separate teams that run for approximately two months at the beginning of the summer. The Dolphin Team practice outside at either the North or South Community pools in the mornings. The Dolphin swim program is designed to teach and promote the sport of swimming in a fun and light atmosphere. There are weekly competitions with other N.E.W. League teams on Wednesday nights. There is the expectation that swimmers do know some key fundamentals of competitive swimming before participating.
The Dublin Sea Dragons is a club swim team that operates under the banner of USA Swimming. The Sea Dragons program runs year round with 2 major seasons. The fall and winter season runs 5-6 months throughout the winter, training at the DCRC and competing at local and on occasion out of town competitions on weekends. The spring and summer season runs 4-5 months training both indoor and outdoor with both local and travel competitions available. The Sea Dragons are available to both new swim team members and experienced athletes who have set high goals for advancement within the sport of swimming. There is the expectation that swimmers do know some key fundamentals of competitive swimming before participating.