Welcome to the South Irvine Dolphins team! The Dolphins swim team has been a proud member of the Irvine Swim League (ISL) since 1995. We rely on parent volunteers to manage and run all aspects of the organization.As one of the ISL’s “city teams”, the South Irvine Dolphins can offer membership to swimmers living anywhere in the city of Irvine as well as to any swimmer attending a school located in the city of Irvine. Membership is open to swimmers ages 5 – 18 (by June 1) and the team can register up to 130 swimmers.
While there are no try-outs for members, the team is not a “learn to swim” organization. Swimmers ages 5-8 will be participating in 25 yard races and swimmers ages 9-18 will participate in 50 yard and 100 yard races. As such, swimmers joining the team should be able to swim at least 25 yards without assistance.
The Dolphins season is a 10-week program which typically begins on the first of June and runs through early August. The team participates in 5 regular swim meets and one Championship meet during the season – all held in the city of Irvine, typically on Saturday mornings. Additionally, we hold a “time trial” meet the week before our first official swim meet to provide exposure to the meet environment and to establish a benchmark time for each event prior to the first official meet.The team has been fortunate to be able to practice at the 10 lane aquatics facility located on the campus of University High School (UHS). UHS is located at 4771 Campus Drive, Irvine 92612.The Dolphins’ home swim meets are held at either University High School or the Woollett Aquatics Center at Heritage Park.
The team is run by a parent board and the team’s swim meets are also run by parents. As a parent member of the Dolphins, contributing as a volunteer is critical to running the team and also helps build camaraderie. Dolphins’ swimmers are coached by a team of college & high school-aged, American Red Cross-certified individuals.