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Dolphins Swim Team

Welcome to the Lincoln YMCA Dolphins Swim Team! Our mission is to offer a program that stresses individual and team improvement and achievement while striving to promote the character values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility for the program, coaches, parents, teammates, and other teams.

This year-round competitive swim team competes in the USA Swimming League, YMCA Swim League, and Capital City.


How to Register

The Dolphin School Year Swimming Season is August 28, 2023 - March 31, 2024.

New swimmers are welcome to join anytime during the season. One practice is free–come meet the coaches, swimmers, and see what practice is about. The coach will evaluate skills at that time.

Step 1: Swim Team-Dolphin Questionnaire (ONLY if you plan to join)

Free Course: Answer ALL questions, let us know about your swimmer, or update your information. All new and returning swimmers that are for sure joining the team must complete this form.

Step 2: Must have Current YMCA Membership – Find membership options and join here.

Youth, Single Parent/Household, and Family/Household memberships are all acceptable.

Step 3: Register for the Team 

Returning Dolphins - You must complete your placement for each swimmer and be registered for the Dolphin Swim Team before attending practice. Payments are prorated the day you register

New Dolphins - We will evaluate your swimmer at a practice and then assign them to a group. Placement and registration will need to be completed before attending another practice.

Yearly Registration Fee:

This is a one time payment at the beginning of the season and covers the dues we pay to leagues.

YMCA League Registration Fee | $20 (paid at time of registration)

USA Swimming Registration Fee | $76

  • You will pay this fee when we send out the email with instructions for you to register on the USA Swimming website. You must be a USA Swim member at least two weeks before you register for a USA swim meet.

Outreach/Discounted USA Swim Registration Fee – If the swimmer qualifies for the free/reduced lunch program at school they are eligible for a reduced rate. You must have the acceptance letter. Contact Tabetha at for details.

You will also pay for the first month (this is prorated the day you register so don't register too early), a payment plan will then be drafted the first of every month.

Blue | $52/swimmer

Silver | $62/swimmer

Yellow | $72/swimmer

The Pre and Post High School season will be a one time payment.

Pre High School Season | $124/swimmer

Post High School Season | $62/swimmer


Financial Assistance is available, you can apply online HERE.


Questions? Contact:

Tabetha Burnham
Northeast YMCA Program Director - Aquatics

The general swim team email is Please make sure emails from this address are marked as safe and will not be sent to the junk folder. All information and weekly emails will come from this email address.