Welcome to the Home Page of the Cranbrook Dolphins!
Check in here for important weekly updates on all things swim.
CAN'T MAKE A MEET? Please click here to sign up on the "Cannot Swim" sheet.
Please sign in the "I Can't Swim Sheet" on SignUpGenius as soon as you know your child won't be available for a meet -- 2 days before the meet. If you realize less than 2 days before a meet that your swimmer(s) cannot attend, please email Coach Kate immediately -mailto:email@example.com .
We will post any lesson information for the season when it becomes available.
Adult Lap Swim
The club will be offering lap swim time daily, with the exception of home meet days, from 6:30PM-7:30PM. Contact the club for details.
Swim Team Information
SWIM TEAM is for those swimmers who can swim 2 full lengths in 2 competitive strokes. It does not have to be pretty or perfect - they just have to be able to get across the pool. If they aren't ready, consider our Junior Dolphins team. If you are not certain whether your swimmer belongs on the team or Junior Dolphins, please bring your child between 5:00-5:30pm date TBD, or have your child attend a Junior Dolphin practice, (5:00 - 5:30), date TBD and coaches will assess and advise.
(Registration for team and Junior Dolphins is the same.)
Please contact the swim chairs with any questions about swim team at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Head Coach - Kate Murphy
Kate Murphy continues as our head coach for the fifth year. Coach Kate is the Birmingham Blue Dolphins (BBD) 9-10 Lead Age Group Coach and Assistant Coach for the 11-12 Age Group. She teaches Social Studies at Groves High School and is an Intervention Specialist in the Social Studies Department at Berkley High School. We are excited to have her leading our Cranbrook Dolphins!
Coach Kate can be reached at email@example.com
Swim Team Parent Handbook
Below is an example of our typical preseason practice schedule
Pre Season Practice Schedule
May 11- June 11 (excluding Monday, May 25th) M - F
Junior Dolphins to begin Tuesday May 26 -June 11th
Group A (13 &up) - 3:30 - 5:00
Group B (9 - 12) - 4:45 - 6:00
Group C (8& Under) - 5:45 - 6:30
Junior Dolphins 5:00 - 5:30
NO PRACTICE JUNE 12TH
Below is an example of our typical practice schedule and clinics for team members.
Swim Team Practice and Clinic Schedule
Practice and clinics begin June 15th, 2020
Group A (13& up) - 8:00 - 10:00
Group B (9-12) - 9:45 - 11:00
Group C (8& Under) - 10:45- 11:30
Junior Dolphins 9:30 - 10:00
Stroke Clinics (optional)
Monday - Thursday 11:45 - 12:15
Starts and Turns Clinics on MEET DAYS
Mondays and Thursdays 12:15 - 12:45
Clinics are run by Coach Betsey in conjunction with the assistant coaches. Each stroke clinic is 30 minutes for 4 days at a cost of $40 per week. Starts and Turns clinics are held each regular season meet day for 30 minutes at a cost of $10 per swimmer. Please see the swim board at the club for clinic sign ups.
Swim Team Apparel
Your child may only wear a CSC team cap at a meet. Team caps (latex and silicone) will be available for purchase at most practices. Team caps make our swimmers easy to spot when racing. We expect a Cranbrook team suit for meets.
Swim Team Member Volunteer Requirements
Each family is required to volunteer for two slots during the season (2 for dual parent families, 1 for single parent families). Additionally each family is required to volunteer for one or more shifts for B Finals on July 18th. Sign up will be updated by May 1st 2020.
*B Finals is TBD. It is all hands on deck! This is a required volunteer event. Each family is responsible for TWO OR MORE.shifts. We need all the help we can get to make this event the best ever! Please use the link to sign up for a position. https://bit.ly/2X8eBeu *
Receive timely announcements regarding swim by joining our Remind 101 group by texting the message @cranbro to 81010 from your smart phone or get email notifications by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sample Swim Team Calendar
Swim Team Calendar 2020
May 1 - May 25 regular swim team registration
May 11 - Pre-season Practice begins at CSC
TBD - Marc from Varsity Shop at pool from 5-7pm.
TBD Swim Team Parent Meeting 7-7:30pm
May 26 - June 12 Late Registration period
June TBD- Time Trials and practice meet @ CSC (AM) HOME
June 12 - Last day to register for swim team
June 13 -Last day to drop from team and receive refund
June 13- 8 and under meet @ WAC
Monday June 15th HOME
Friday June 19- Finny Frenzy
Saturday June 20th - 11 & up mini meet @ BHAC
Saturday June 20th - Late Night Party 7p @ CSC
Monday June 22nd AWAY
Wednesday June 24th -Pictures and Pancake Breakfast
Thursday June 25th AWAY
Saturday June 27th - 9/10 Mini Meet @FGAC
Monday June 29th HOME - ICE CREAM
Monday July 6th AWAY
Wednesday July 8th Swim a thon
Thursday July 9th HOME - SENIOR NIGHT
Thursday July 16th- Pasta Poster and Cheers
Saturday July 18th- B Finals HOME *see notice above
July 20th - July 24th A finals practices times TBA
July 24th - Spaghetti Shave Down Dinner
July 25th & 26th - A finals @ BWRA AWAY
July 26th - End of season banquet at CSC
Dual Meet Order of Events: nssl_dual_meet_events.pdf
For meet information including start times, maps, other club addresses, meet results, CLICK HERE to go to the Northwest Suburban Swim League website, (NSSL).