Website: This Dolphins website will always have the most up-to-date information and should always be recognized as the primary source for all things Dolphins related. Meets, Heat Sheets, team events, meet info, documents, updates and news can all be found here.
e-Mail Communication: The email(s) that you list in your account information will only be utilized for communication regarding the swim team. Messages will usually only be sent out by the Parent Delegate, Volunteer Coordinator or Head Coach.
Facebook Group: Registered swimmers and parents are invited to join the "Dam West Dolphins" Group which is a closed group. Reminders and practice cancellations are reiterated in this group. In addition to reminders it's a nice way for swim members to communicate with each other, post pictures, etc.
Team Alerts/ Text Messages: Please sign up to receive text alerts announcing practice/meet cancellation due to bad weather. Share this information with your swimmers who have cell phones so they can stay informed as well.
To receive alerts you must download the free SwimTopia Mobile App (available in the App Store and Google Play), and allow notifications. You can then log into the app with your existing "www.damwestdolpins.com" login and password. Team members who don’t have the app, or don’t allow notifications, will receive messages as an email.
Swimmer Folders: We use a file folder system to distribute ribbons and "Dolphin Dollars."* Each Monday and Tuesday after a swim meet there will be a gray file folder box with file folders sorted by the swimmer's last name. Members of the same family will all be put in the same folder. The box will be located on a table behind the starting blocks (or possibly on a table near the front gate) and will be available during swim practice hours. You are encouraged to check your child's folder regularly.
* "Dolphin Dollars" are awarded when your swimmer gets a new best time. They are worth 25 cents at the Home concession stand. (Dolphin Quarters isn't as much fun to say.)