Swim Team – The Raptors

swimteam201666Welcome to the Maple Dale Swim Team!!

The Maple Dale Country Club Swim Team located at 180 Maple Dale Circle in Dover Delaware is looking forward to another fabulous Summer Swim Season, and are working hard to get information out to the Dover community as it becomes available. They are active participants with the Delmarva Swim Association Swim League, and swimmers will have the opportunity to participate in dual meets that will be hosted at the Club, as well as some away meets competing against other teams in the Delmarva Swim Association Swim League.
Our Coaches this year are Head Coach Chris Gardner and Assistant Coaches Christopher Gardner (aka “Coach Chris”) and Rob Hartmann. Between them they bring National and collegiate level coaching and swimming experience.

***Club / Pool membership is not required to join the team***

Please mark your calendars as the registration process has changed this year.  This year registration will only be accepted during the below listed registration sessions, the pool and clubhouse staff cannot accept any registrations.  PLEASE NOTE - Any late registrations (received after 6/9/17) will have a registration fee increase of $50 per swimmer.

The team will be holding open registration at Maple Dale Country Club on:
In the Clubhouse
Sunday May 21st from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesday May 23rd 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

At the Pool (weather permitting)
Thursday June 1st & Friday June 9th from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

***Practice times & Prices are subject to change***
$160.00 Per Swimmer
(If registered by Friday, June 9, 2017)

$210.00 Per Swimmer
(If registered after Friday, June 9, 2017)

Senior Raptors (Ages 13 – 18) 8:00am - 10:00am
Junior Raptors (Ages 9 – 12) 8:30 - 10:00am
Little Raptors (Ages 7 & 8) 9:00 - 10:00am

FAMILY DISCOUNT – If you have more than one child on the team, the oldest child pays full price, there is a discount of $25 per child for each additional child.

2017 MDCC Information & Pricing

Maple Dale Swim Team Registration

Mapledale Suit Fitting Flyer 2017-18

Due to liability limitations, all swimmers MUST be registered and paid in full before attending practice.

Remember, these fees cover coaching & lifeguard (during practice) salaries, liability insurance for staff and swimmers, banquet meal (for swimmer only), team t-shirt, team cap (latex), ribbons/awards, team league fees, team equipment and its maintenance.

If you have any questions please email Coach Chris at christophergardner24482@gmail.com

All swimmers will be provided a team shirt & latex cap prior to the first swim meet.



***subject to change***

Currently all dual meets are on Mondays and Thursday evenings. We will keep you posted if that changes. See the league's website for the most up to date schedule as it becomes available (www.delmarvaswim.org). Swimmers can win ribbons when they race and earn an opportunity to swim at Championships if they qualify.

Tuesday, May 30th – Mandatory new swimmer evaluations from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

May 30th to June 10th - Practice 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

June 13th- end of Season- Practice 8:00am – 10:00am depending upon group

Saturday June 10th – There is an official’s clinic being held right in Dover at the YMCA starting at 9AM. Please let us know if you can attend, we need to have at least 5 registered officials to run the meets this summer. If you are planning to be an official, please contact Coach Chris and let him know if you will be attending the training or have previously been credentialed.

Monday June 12th- Practice 8:00am – 10:00am depending upon group
Monday June 12th – Mandatory Parents Meeting 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday June 13th- Swim Shop will be coming to the pool from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. They will have practice suits, goggles, etc. for purchase and you can order a team suit and cap.
Thursday June 15th – Swim Season Kick Off Party & Doggie Paddle Relays (Popcorn and popsicles will be provided) 6:00pm – 8:30pm
**Tentative date**
Saturday June 17th – Mock Meet 8:00am – 10:00am, the mock meet gives new swimmers and parents a chance to feel what a meet is like. This will also serve as a training meet for all season meet volunteers.
July 24th – 28th – Practice is for swimmers who have a qualifying cut time for the Delmarva Swim League Championship meet, or have been invited by the coaches to participate in a relay.
Wednesday July 26th – Pre-Champs Parents Meeting 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, July 29th – League Championship Meet – for swimmers who have made qualifying times or have been invited by the coaches to participate in relays
July 30th - End of season banquet celebration

July 30th - End of season banquet celebration


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