Dolphin Swim Team

Come join the fun!

Informational meetings for new and returning swimmer TBA


Swimming practices are held at the Link Aquatic Facility at the Illinios Valley YMCA (TBA). Athlete’s ability level will determine practice time. Coaches will determine ability level and assign practice times to all swimmers.

Practices and swim meet attendance are not mandatory; however, athletes will see quicker improvement in both swimming technique and stamina as they become more involved with the program. We have a signup sheet posted weekly regarding whether you will attend that week’s meet and DO require attendance at a minimum of TWO practices that week. This team policy allows athletes to participate at whatever level feels comfortable to them, with the hope that their love of both sport and swimming in particular inspires them to greater effort and success! Participation fees (TBA) per swimmer per year with discounts for additional family members. This fee is paid directly to the swim team.

You must also have a curently paid YMCA membership. Scholarships are available for the memberships. The YMCA does not scholarship the swim team fees. Contact the YMCA at 815-223-7904 or visit our memberships/fees page for membership rates.

Rookie Week  begins September 3, 4, and 5th, 2019. It is a week for new swimmers to try out the team without incurring any fees. There will be more information about this at the parents’ meeting. The first swim meet is September 9th and September 16th (Novice), and the season runs September through early April, with swim meets just about every weekend, holidays excluded. The team also hosts an Awards Banquet, held at season’s end, in order to recognize outstanding performances throughout the year.

Where: Practice at Link Aquatic Center at the IV YMCA
When: Practices (TBA)
Fee: (TBA) per year swim team fee and also must have a paid YMCA membership.

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USA Summer Swim Team

USA Summer Swim Team

The Illinois Valley YMCA Dolphin swim team is looking to continue its fun and success in the Short Course (Fall/Winter) season by expanding its summer program to create a more year-round program. Swimmers that are Bronze, Silver, and Gold level swimmers may participate in the summer season. The summer fees will be the same as fall; $25/month Bronze, $35/month Silver, and $40/month Gold. The billing will be for May-July.

If your swimmer wishes to participate in the USA meets they would then have to register with USA Swimming ($68 fee). If you choose to register, the team would collect the fee and submit the paperwork for your membership in USA Swimming.

Practice is held:

During the School year (April 17-June 1)

Bronze: 5:00-5:45 pm; Monday/Tuesday/Thursday

Silver: 5:00-6:00 pm; Monday-Thursday

Gold: 6:00-7:30 pm; Monday-Friday

Beginning June 5 Practice will be as follows:

Bronze: 9:30-10:15 am; Monday/Tuesday/Thursday

Silver: 9:30-10:30 am; Monday-Thursday

Gold: 8:00-9:30 am; Monday-Friday

For more information about Summer Swim Team, click the link below:
USA Summer Swim Team Program

For questions contact Christy Malerk at 815.223.7904 ext. 042