Parent Handbook

Registration & Program Fees:

  • Registration for returning participants: September 24 –October 31
  • Registration for new participants: October 1–October 31
  • Registration MUST BE DONE BY November 11 in order for you to be eligible to swim at the State & Regional competition

To become a part of the Dolphins Swim Team the following must be completed:

  • If you are new to the team, you must be evaluated by the coaches; rookie week is our evaluation week. If you miss rookie week, contact us to set up an evaluation.
  • Your child must have a monthly membership that stays current throughout the entire season; this is a requirement from the National Y.
  • You must pay the program fee before the start of practice. Payment must be made in full when you register. If concerned with making payment, please contact Ben Loeffelholz at bloeffelholz@dubuquey.org. The required information, pages 9-13 of the parent handbook, must be turned in by specified due dates.
  • All fees need to be paid in full by December 3, 2021 or your credit card we have on file will be charged the amount that is due.

*YM/YWCA Annual Membership Fees:
Youth-8th Grade: $19/monthly
High School: $19/monthly
Membership fees can be paid monthly with a credit card on file.

*Dolphin Program Fees:
Swim Team: $220.00
High School Boys: $110.00

Capacity: The swim team will have a capacity of 130 swimmers. Please be sure to register by our deadline
on November 1, 2021.

Participants will feel a sense of team belonging which will help them develop good leadership skills, self-esteem, and individual successes. In addition, Swim Team participation:

  • Offers meaningful experiences for swimmers of all levels.
  • Presents a competitive program that focuses on all of the strokes. 
  • Promotes a life-long activity that stresses goals.
  • Develops and helps build the swimming technique of all participants in an atmosphere of fun.
  • Serves as a stepping stone from ‘learn to swim’ programs into competitive swimming.
  • Maintains swimmers’ interest and fosters quality technique and a lifelong participation in the sport

For more information about our Dubuque Dolphins Swim Team program please contact our Y at 563.556.3371.



For more information, please contact Ben Loeffelholz or visit the Dubuque Dolphins Facebook page for team updates.