Charlottesville Alert

On Thursday, April 25 & Friday, April 26, the front, outdoor railings at acac Albemarle Square will be re-painted. Please proceed with caution. If you need assistance, do not hesitate to ask a team member. 

Summer Youth Swim Team

acac Dolphin Summer Swim Team 

acac Dolphin Summer Swim team takes place at the acac Waterpark at 200 Four Seasons Drive. Our summer youth swim team is open to any acac member, acac preschool student, and/or acac summer camper who is enrolled in 8 or more weeks of camp. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted and tread water for 30 seconds. acac is a member of the Jefferson Swim League and participates in Division One. acac Summer Swim Team coaches are dedicated to helping swimmers improve in all four competitive strokes in a fun and supportive environment. To be eligible to participate in JSL meets, swimmers must be five years old by May 31, 2018. Download the acac Dolphins Swim Team Registration Packet.

Swim Team Open House

All interested swimmers and their families are invited to attend an informational open house on Saturday, May 12, from 4:00-5:30pm, at the acac Waterpark. Meet the coaches, have questions answered, tour the Waterpark, order your team suit, and more!


One Swimmer | $180*
*10% discount per sibling

***In order for your child to participate in swim meets, the packet needs to be completed and returned to Coach Helen Dixon.

2018 Practice Schedule

Meets and practices are NOT mandatory. We offer different practice times to accommodate your scheduling needs. Please let Coach Helen know your swimmer’s meet availability.

No Practice Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day) and Wednesday, July 4

May 21 – June 8
Pre-season Monday – Friday
4:30 – 5:00 PM – 8 years old and under*
5:00 – 5:30 PM – 8 years old and under*
5:30 – 6:30 PM – 9-10 year olds
6:30 – 7:45 PM- 11 year olds and up 

*8 and under swimmers may attend either practice

Saturday, June 9 | Practice Meet | 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Mainly for new swimmers and parents

June 11 – July 25 | Main Practices (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
7:30 – 8:45 AM – Blue 6-8 year olds*
7:30 – 9:00 AM – Blue 9-12 year olds*
7:30 – 9:00 AM – 13 year olds and up
8:30 – 9:45 AM – 11-12 year olds 
8:30 – 9:45 AM – 9-10 year olds
8:30 – 9:40 AM – 7-8 year olds
9:15 – 10:00 AM – 6 year olds and under

*Previous USA Swimming experience or coaches recommendation required to be eligible to participate in either group.

Thursdays, 9:00-10:00am Game Days for all swimmers who are eligible to compete in swim meets.
NOTE: Thursday afternoon activities may be scheduled between 1:00-4:00pm. Information will be sent out
in the weekly newsletter.

June 11 – July 25 | Afternoon Practices (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays)
5:15 – 6:15 PM – 5-8 year olds
5:15 – 6:30 PM – 9-10 year olds
6:15 – 8:00 PM – 11 year olds and up

Stroke, Starts, and Turn Clinics | Saturday, June 16 – Saturday, July 21 | 8:45 – 10:00 AM
open to all swimmers eligible to swim in swim meets. 

2018 Meet Schedule 

June 12 | Away @ Elks
June 20 | Home vs Forest Lakes
June 27 | Home vs Fry’s Spring Beach Club (Senior Night)
July 3 | Away @ Crozet
July 11 | Away @ Fairview
July 18 | Home vs Boar’s Head
JSL Championship Swim Meet | Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at UVA Aquatic and Fitness Center.

Dolphin Developmental Team

New this year, acac is offering a developmental swim team. This program is perfect for the young swimmer who is interested in swim team, but not ready for full participation in the team. This program bridges the gap between swim lessons and swim team. Perfect for the swim team swimmer who just needs a little more knowledge and skills related to starts, strokes, and turns. Participants must be able to swim 10 yards unassisted and tread water for 10 seconds. To register for this program please email Coach Helen Dixon at

Practice Schedule

Dates | June 11 through July 25
Days | Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday
Times | 10:00 – 10:30 AM
Cost | $155

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