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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



All families with swimmers under the age of 15 must also pay Club Membership fees (including Sea Ponies).

Registration opens Feb 1.

A late fee of $50 will apply after Feb 23.

Registration closes March 10

Under 15

1st and 2nd Swimmers  ......... $325

3rd Swimmer  .........................  $300

4th+ Swimmer  ........................ $270


15/18 Swimmers ..................... $300

Sea Pony

Sea Pony Program .................. $375

All swim team families, including Sea Ponies, must be members of the pool. There are several options for membership. New swim team members can opt for a Splash fee that allows pool privileges only for swim team 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







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