Douglas Dolfins Swim Team
Thanks to the hard work of our athletes, and the generous support of our team parents, coaches, partners and sponsors, the Douglas Dolfins Swim Team had a very successful 2014 season. Among our many activities we:
- Directly involved about 130 youth ages 5-19 – some via scholarships – in Carson Valley’s only nationally-accredited USA Swimming program.
- Imparted life-long skills and benefits to all participants such as fitness, sportsmanship, water safety, teamwork, time management, physical and mental discipline, scholarship, and competitive swimming techniques.
- Hosted three large 3-day swim meets and several smaller competitions, bringing about 1000 competitive swimmers and their families to our community from all over northern Nevada and California.
- Brought 46 Dolfins athletes to Nevada State Swimming Championships, and achieved 32 top-8 finishes in individual and relay events.
- Took 8 Dolfins athletes to Pacific Zone All-stars, 15 to Junior Olympic Championships, 4 to Far Western Championships.
- Our senior level group took 10 Dolfins to the Arizona Holiday Senior Championships, 4 to Pacific Swimming Senior Championships, and 1 to Jr. National Championships -- among several additional qualifiers.
- Six individual and 11 additional relay swimmers broke Carson Valley swimming records 44 times in various age-groups and events, some going back at least 16 years. Of 379 possible records, 33 (9%) are now from the 2014 season.
- One individual swimmer clocked multiple top-10 Pacific Swimming performances for their ages (six as high as top 3), and three overall top-25 Senior performance (a Dolfins first), among over 20,000 Pacific Swimming athletes.
- One Dolfin qualified for and competed at short-course Junior National Championships, and one Dolfin was accepted to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team.
- Dolfins athletes helped the 2014 Douglas High School Tigers swimming & diving team to another Northern Nevada Regional Championship title and undefeated season, with 5 Regional Champions in 5 events, and one Nevada State High School Champion.
- Twelve Dolfins athletes are ranked top 50 of 20,000 Pacific Swimming athletes in the Nationwide USA Swimming IMX scoring.
- Positioned some of our top graduating Seniors for college scholarship support.