Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is prior experience required for joining the Swim Team?
No, the team welcomes all who wish to swim. There are no tryouts, simply complete the registration process and come to practice. If unsure of your child's readiness for the swim team or Mini Dolphins developmental program, arrange with Coach Hinton to have your child assessed prior to swim practice. 

Is it possible to be on both the KGRC Swim Team and Dive Team?
Yes, many of our swimmers also compete on the dive team. The two teams have coordinated their practice times so that children can go straight from one practice to the other. A reduced registration rate is available for those signing up for both the Swim and Dive Teams.

Are private swim lessons available?
Yes, please contact the coaches for details.

Will my child swim in every meet?
All swimmers may swim in the Monday night B Meets. Coaches will select swimmers for the Saturday morning A meets and notify them by the Thursday preceeding each meet. Even if they haven't been selected to swim in the Saturday morning meet, swimmers should still come to the A meets to cheer on the team and step-in to swim at the last moment, if needed.

How long do the meets run?
Monday evening B Meets generally run until 8:30 or 9 p.m., while Saturday morning A Meets generally run until 11:30 a.m. or noon.

Is it necessary for swimmers to stay for the entire meet?
While swimmers are encouraged to stay for the full meet and support their teammates, they may leave with a parent once they have finished swimming their event(s).

If my child is not swimming in a meet, should they still go to the meet to watch?
Yes, watching more experienced swimmers is a valuable learning tool.

How do I contact the coaches?
Visit the Contact Us page on the team website.

What are "Mini Dolphins"?
This beginning level Mini Dolphins class is for little dolphins that are learning to swim and cannot swim the length of the pool independently. Your mini dolphin will need to feel comfortable getting in the pool with the coach. They will work on basic strokes on their front and back; torpedo glides, flutter kicks, and encouraging confidence and love of the water. As your mini dolphin develops his skills, the coach will inform the parent when your mini dolphin is able to move up and work with the Dolphins Swim Team for the hour-long practice, as well as join the team for the developmental swim meets on Monday nights. Your mini dolphin may want to wear the team suit to make him feel like he is part of the swim team.