About Us


Maclay Northside Dolphins is a swim team for school age children that serves all levels of swimmers from those just starting out to those competing on a state level. Presently, our primary focus is on developmental training in and out of the pool. Our swimmers range in age from 7 to 17 years of age and engage in varying degrees of commitment. Depending on placement in certain practice groups, our swimmers can participate in weekly practice anywhere from 3.5 hours to 14 hours per week. Weekly practices include pool work plus weight training.

All levels of ability and commitment are welcome, although commitment is strongly encouraged. The sport of swimming in unique in that success can be achieved even without great talent if you are willing to work hard and work consistently. As evidenced by so many of our success stories, a high level of accomplishment is virtually inevitable as long as you stay with the sport long enough!

At Maclay Northside Dolphins, we emphasize learning traits in the pool that lead to success out of the pool. We also pay close attention to personal growth issues because we know from experience that personal growth and athletic growth are deeply connected. Each swimmer, along with his/her family, chooses a commitment level that is appropriate for him/her. However, regardless of commitment level, participating in DOLF will lead to success in all walks of life.