Dewing Park Swim Team is over 50 years old. It has a great tradition of success both in and out of the water. Friendships develop and life-long memories form on the pool deck. We’re a community of diverse families with the common goal of creating a nurturing and safe environment for our children. The strength of the team lies in our Seahorse spirit. We are so happy you have chosen to join the team and partake in this great experience!
Dewing Park is part of the Walnut Creek Swim Conference (WCSC). The other pools in our conference are: Indian Valley, Larkey, Rudgear Estates, Woodlands, Walnut Creek Swim Club, and Walnut Heights. We swim each of these pools in one dual meet over the course of the summer. We also swim non-conference pools during the season. The season culminates with the exciting WCSC Championship Meet, which is always a highlight of the year!
Any Dewing Park Pool member who is under the age of 19 and can swim 25 yards of unassisted freestyle may be a swim team member. The Sea Ponies is a great option for young children who are not yet ready for the full swim team experience. Dewing Park requires that families join the pool in order to be on swim team, however first-year families may choose a Splash membership or a pool membership Rental for a season to try out the team and/or the pool. Thereafter, they must buy a pool membership to continue on the team.
Find out more about the Dewing Park Seahorse Swim Team!
SWIM TEAM FAQ
Who can join swim team?
Any child who can swim a lap of the pool unassisted is eligible for swim team.
Do you have to be a member of the pool?
All families with swimmers under the age of 15 must be a pool member to join swim team. The costs for pool membership are separate from swim team fees.
What if my child isn't ready for the swim team?
DPSC offers Sea Ponies which is an introductory swim program for children ages 4-7 years old who are not quite ready to begin swim team.
What if my child doesn’t know all the strokes?
Many of our first time swim team members don’t know all the strokes. Our coaches go over the techniques and will teach your child all the strokes throughout the season.
How long is the swim season?
The season begins in April and ends in July.
How often do you practice?
Practice is every day Monday through Friday and practice times for the various age groups can be found on the Swim Team website.
How often do you have meets?
Swim meets usually begin in May and take place every Wednesday and Saturday. We have two big meets a year, City Meet and Conference Meet and those are each two days long.
What are the parent volunteer requirements?
Dewing Park Swim Team is run entirely by parent volunteers. Each family is required to work swim meet jobs (timing, set up/clean up, etc.), a committee job (age group socials, pasta feed, and so forth), and a shift at the conference meet. The number of jobs required by a family changes based on the number of swimmers/families registered for that particular swim season.
What kind of equipment does my child need?
We encourage members to purchase a team suit and cap for their child, however, it is not mandatory. They will will need suits to practice in, goggles, fins and stroke paddles which can be purchased at Sports Basement or at NorCal Swim Shop.
What kind of social events are there?
Our Seahorses are about Swim Spirit, and that comes with many social happenings and events. Every age group has their own socials, such as bowling, a trip to Capitola, or rafting; we have pasta feeds before our big meets; and of course our popular annual talent show. There are many opportunities for the kids and parents to bond and have fun.
Whom may I call with additional questions?
For more information on our swim team, please visit the Swim Team's website at dewing.com.
SWIM TEAM MEMBERSHIP
All families with swimmers under the age of 15 must also pay Club Membership fees (excludes Sea Ponies).
Registration open Feb. 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023 ($50 late fee applies March 15).
1st and 2nd Swimmers ......... $300
3rd Swimmer ......................... $270
4th+ Swimmer ........................ $240
15/18 Swimmers ..................... $275
Sea Pony Program .................. $300
All swim team families must be members of the pool. There are several options for membership. Sea Pony program participants do not have to be members of the pool but they have no use privileges outside of Sea Pony practice and events.
All swimmers have a $50 fundraising requirement. Swim team families with kids ages 4-14 have job requirements to fulfill during the season. Obligation hours are per family, not per swimmer.
For more information or questions about the Dewing Park Swim Team, please visit www.dewing.com.