Team Philosophy and Non-Discrimination Policy
The Laurelwood Cabana Club Swim
Team (“Dolphins Swim Team”) is a summer recreational swim team that
provides Laurelwood Cabana Club youth (ages 18 and under) the
opportunity to swim competitively in the Junipero Serra Swim League
(JSSL). Our philosophy is that the Dolphins Swim Team should be FUN
for our children and provide a happy social situation. Our goal is for
children to learn teamwork and experience recreational competition in
a supportive and encouraging setting while improving their general
physical condition and specific swimming skills. We place the highest
priority on the development and improvement of every swimmer, on fair
sportsmanship and good team conduct. The team does not encourage
competition. The Dolphins Swim Team does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin,
religion or gender.
Join, Attend Champs Meet and Earn a Team Trophy
To join the Dolphins Swim Team, a
child must be 18 years or younger as of May 31, 2020, and must have a
parent or guardian who is a member of the Laurelwood Cabana Club. To
participate on the Dolphins Swim Team and to compete in swim meets,
all swimmers must be able to follow instructions and swim the length
of the pool (25 yards) unassisted, without stopping and with side
Exception: swimmers 6 and under who can
follow instructions and swim at least a few consecutive strokes may be
considered to enter our new Minnow program. These swimmers will have
in water coaching available until the first Dual Meet. The purpose of
Minnows is to advance to the Squirt level. Swimmers who are not able
to meet the swimmer prerequisites by the first Dual Meet will not be
able to continue on swim team (and the swimmer will be encouraged to
take swim lessons, attend summer swim camps and try out for the team
again). No refunds will be available for swimmers who do not advance.
Exception: In accordance with JSSL, a swimmer whose
th birthday is prior to June 1 of his/her senior year of
high school is eligible to swim in the 15-18 age group the summer that
immediately follows their senior year of high school. This allows
athletes with such a birthday to compete the summer after their senior
year with their peers.
A swimmer who swims in at least 2
dual swim meets and whose parents have completed their season and meet
job requirements is eligible (1) to swim at the JSSL Championship Meet
and (2) to receive a Dolphins Swim Team award.
Swimmer responsibilities are
detailed in the Dolphins Swim Team Code of Conduct. Completion of this
form is a requirement of swim team registration. General swimmer
Attend a minimum of two
practices per week, and compete in at least two dual meets.
encourage, and exhibit good sportsmanship toward teammates at all
Always do your best, and
obey Laurelwood Cabana Club Pool Rules at all times.
and No-Show Fines
The success of the Dolphins Swim
Team requires meaningful parent participation and a substantial time
commitment. Generally, parents are expected to support their swimmers,
to keep abreast of swim team news and events, and to volunteer in the
1. Dolphins Swim Team “meet jobs”:
Please review the
Meet Jobs section on our website
under the Meets & Events tab for more information.
a. Each family must
volunteer for both halves of the practice swim meet.
b.Each family must
volunteer for one Champs meet job.
c. Each family must
volunteer for a total of four half jobs (if there are two home dual
meets) or five half jobs (if there are three home dual meets) over the
course of the dual meets.
This year, there are three
home dual meets.
You can choose to spread these out as you wish (e.g.,
you might choose to work both halves of one meet, followed by not
working at the next meet) as long as you volunteer for the requisite
number of half jobs over the course of our season.
2. Dolphins Swim Team “season
jobs”: Please review the
Season Jobs section on our
website under the About tab for more information.
a. Each family must
volunteer to assist with one social or fundraising event. Signing up
for one event is required to complete the registration process.
b. Each family must
contribute two snack bar items during the course of our swim meets.
You may elect to donate $25 per food item in lieu of donating food
(i.e. $25 for one item or $50 for two items).
Note 1: Volunteer
jobs and snack bar contributions will open at registration time. In order to complete your registration you must sign up for all jobs for the season. We understand that things change and you can always change these jobs later.
Note 2: Some
volunteer positions require prior training or experience. On-the-job
training is available for most positions. A JSSL clinic is required
for parents interested in working as a Stroke & Turn judge and is
optional for parents interested in working at the Scoring Table.
Note 3: Please
see the team Code of Conduct for additional parent responsibilities.
Note 4: If you
become unable to work a scheduled position, you must inform the
Volunteer Coordinator in a timely manner and do your best to find a
replacement (even if this is the morning of a swim meet).
to help with swim meets may result in your child not participating in
. No-Show Fine: Additionally, the Dolphins
Swim Team will impose a $100 fine on any parent signed up to work at a
swim meet who (1) does not have an emergency or good cause; (2) does
not show up to work at the meet or find a replacement and (3) prior
to the meet, fails to notify the Volunteer Coordinator that he or she
was unable to work at the meet.
With the new site we are implementing a point system to track family job requirements. It does not change the requirements. All Season Jobs will be worth 100 points, Meet Jobs will be worth 10 points and each Snack Bar donations will be worth 1 point. The system will not allow you to complete registration unless you meet the minimum number of points needed to complete your obligations. Note: we know jobs and availability changes and these jobs can be edited once registration is complete.
You will select your volunteer jobs and snack bar contributions at the time of registration.
Each meet job will be worth 10 point. For a season requiring 4 meet jobs you will need to earn a minimum of 60 points (20 points for practice meet + 40 from dual meets). For a season requiring 5 meet jobs you will need to earn a minimum of 70 points (20 points for practice meet + 50 from dual meets). Each Snack Bar donation will be worth 1 points (you need 2 for the season). Each Season Job will be worth 100 points. Champs jobs are not opened until late in the season and do not factor into the total points required at time of registration. These jobs can be edited later in the season as needed.
Swimmers new to the team must
attend an evaluation session. During the evaluation, a coach will
confirm that the swimmer qualifies for the team and will assign the
swimmer to a practice group. If your swimmer is deemed not ready for
the swim team, you and Coach Rich can discuss is the Minnow program is
a good fit for your child. If not your registration fee for that
swimmer will be refunded in full. Your swimmer will be encouraged to
take lessons and to try out again.
Swimmers returning to the Dolphins
Swim Team after a year or more absence are welcome to come to an
evaluation session to be placed in a practice group by a coach.
Image Release and
Cameras are welcome at JSSL swim meets, and photographs are taken throughout the entire swim season at meets, practices and events. Your registration constitutes consent for the Dolphins Swim Team (1) to use photos, videos, images or the name of your swimmer(s) for swim team purposes including on our website, photo galleries, social media outlets, or other media in covering swimming events; (2) to share your family names, addresses and children’s birthdates with the Dolphins Swim Team community roster; (3) understand that neither my swimmer nor I will receive payment or other compensation for the use of such photos or videos.
Photography and video
recording from behind the blocks or starting areas is prohibited
unless prior permission is granted by the Meet Director. Use of any
audio or visual recording devices, including but not limited to film
and digital cameras, cell phones and tablets, and smart eyeglasses are
not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms or locker rooms. Violation
of this recording prohibition may result in ejection from the swimming
pool facility by the Meet Referee or his/her designee. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org if you would prefer to have personal
information omitted from the roster.
The registration fee is $230 for
the first swimmer in a family, $220 for the second swimmer, etc.
Dolphins Swim team registration fees are non-refundable after May 6.
Depending on available funding,
the Dolphins Swim Team provides registration fee scholarships to help
eligible youth join the swim team. This scholarship program provides
assistance to youth from low income families or families who have
endured a recent hardship such as loss of employment. To be eligible
for a scholarship, the swim team family must submit a signed letter to
the swim team parent committee no later than two weeks after the date
of online registration, attaching evidence of either low income (
free or reduced lunch program) or an explanation of a recent hardship.
The swimmer must commit to attend a minimum of 80 percent of scheduled
practices and meets.
Registration Status Affects Swimmer’s
Your swimmer will not be able to
compete in swim meets until the following actions have been completed:
Finished online registration, paid registration fee, signed up for
season and meet jobs, swimmers new to the team have shown proof of
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