ABOUT THE SOMERSET DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM

The Somerset Dolphins is a summer swim team from Chevy Chase, Maryland that competes in the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL). Our team is open to Town of Somerset residents, ages 6 to 18 (by June 1st), who can pass the deep water test (swim two lengths of the 25M pool and tread water for 30 seconds). The team practices every afternoon after Memorial Day and each morning after the school year ends.

Competitive dual A Swim Meets occur every Saturday morning during the 6-week competition season from mid-June through July. B-Meets are held Wednesday evenings during the season. The team also participates in two all-Division events:  Relay Carnival and Divisionals. The season ends after Divisionals with a Team Banquet where swimmers receive trophies and celebrate the season. Qualifying swimmers are invited to participate in All-Stars the weekend after Divisionals. We also host social events throughout the season. The goal of the swim team is simple: have fun, make friends, and create memories.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2024 SEASON: Somerset is returning to Division J for the 2024 season. Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL), the governing body for our summer swim season, has approved the 2024 season calendar as outlined below and in the Schedule tab.

Meets and Practices: A-Meets will be every Saturday morning from June 15, 2024 – July 20, 2024. Time Trials will be on Saturday, June 8, 2024. Practices will begin on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 (the day after Memorial Day) and run Monday through Friday in the afternoons (except when we have B meets on Wednesday afternoons). After the MCPS school year ends, we will hold practices on weekdays in both the morning and the afternoon. B meets will be every Wednesday early evening, beginning June 12, 2024. These meets will also serve as time trials for swimmers to qualify for A-Meets. 

Minis Program: For children who cannot pass the deep-water test, there is a separate, learn-to-swim program that is not affiliated with MCSL, the Minis. Mini swimmers must be between 4 and 7 years old by June 1st and be able to put their face underwater. They practice four days a week (M, Tu, Th, F) after school is out. There is also one Mini meet, and Minis who are ready can move up to the team and compete in B meets during the season. Mini swimmers represent the future vitality of the swim team and are encouraged to attend all the swim team social/spirit events. Please visit the Minis tab to learn more.

Social Events: We put together a great calendar of fun social activities throughout the swim season for our Dolphins and Minis! The social calendar is really the heart of the swim team and Minis programs, strengthening the connections our kids and families have in the Town of Somerset community. We will update the Social Events page under the Calendar as we get closer to the start of the season.

Spirit Wear: Order your Dolphins gear in advance of the start of the season.Link to the Dolphins gear store will be provided closer to the start of the season.

Registration will open in late Winter/early Spring 2024. We are looking forward to ensuring our Somerset Dolphins have a unique and rewarding summer swim season they will remember for years to come.

This website is only updated during the swim season.

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