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Swim Team (Dedham Clippers)
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During and summer and winter seasons, this recreational team for girls and boys ages 5-18 competes in the Suburban Swim League. Visit the Dedham Clippers' Facebook page!
Sign up for Clipper email list Click Here
To register for the Clipper, Mini Clippers or Pre Swim Team click here
This new mini Clippers program is for ages 5-8 who have interest in improving their skills prior to the winter clippers season. Swimmers must be at a red cross level 4 swim ability to participate.
This program runs the end of September through October on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Pre Swim Team
Pre-Swim Team Training if for those who are interested in joining our winter Clippers swim team both new and returning participants looking to work on and improve their strokes, endurance and would like more practice with swimming, flip turns and diving! This program runs the end of September through October on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Click here for 2018-2019 eligible swimmer list (as of 12/6/18)
Winter practices (2017-18)
|8 & under||5:30 – 6:30 p.m.||5:30 – 6:30 p.m.||4 – 5 p.m.|
|9 & 10||6:30– 7:30 p.m.||6:30 – 7:30 p.m.|| 4 – 5 p.m.
|11 & 12||6:30– 7:30 p.m..|| 6:30– 7:30 p.m..
||5 – 6 p.m.|
|13 & over||7:30– 8:30 p.m.||7:30– 8:30 p.m..||5 – 6 p.m.|
Winter meets (2018-19)
All home meets start at 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Start times for away meets may vary. The team travels to all away meets on buses. We close out the season the Clipper banquet -- date to be announced.at Brookiline
||Warm-up||Meet starts||Bus departs|
|Saturday, Dec. 8 (NEW DATE)||Weston||3:30 pm||4:00 pm|
|Sunday, Dec. 9||Acton||3:30 pm||4:00 pm|
|Saturday, Dec 15||Clipper holiday party||
||4 & 5:00 pm
|Sunday, Dec. 16||Framingham||3:30 pm||4:00 pm|
|Saturday Jan. 5||at Westwood||2:30 pm||3 pm||2:00 pm|
|Saturday, Jan. 12 (Date
|Saturday, Jan. 20||Swimathon||9:00 pm||4 & 5:00 pm
|Saturday, Jan. 26||Norwood||3:30 pm||4:00 pm|
|Sunday, Jan. 27||at Newton||3:30 pm||4:00 pm||2:45 pm|
|Saturday, Feb 9||Westboro||3:30 pm||4:00 pm|
|Saturday Feb 16||Wellesley||3:30 pm||4:00 pm|
|Saturday Feb 23||at Brookline||1:30 pm||12:00 pm|
|Sunday Feb 24||Natick||3;30 pm||4:00 pm|
|Saturday, Mar. 2||B-Reg @ Milford||.||.||TBA|
|Sunday, Mar. 3||
A Regionals @ Milford
|sunday March 24||Bamq|
Qualifying for Regionals
The Winter Suburban Swim League Championships 2019 will be held March 2-3 at Milford High School. More information is online.
Each swimmer must swim in at least 5 meets to attend regionals. Please click here (as of 2/20/19)for up to date meet attendance count for each swimmer.
Parent volunteers are needed to make sure swim meets run smoothly. Many volunteer roles are available. Please sign up to help. For more information, please contact Lisa Moran, Clipper Volunteer Coordinator and Team Manager, by cell (781) 710-1396 or email.
|8 & under||
Julie Scolastico, Kathy Megan,
|11-12||Neil Keohane, Maddie|
|13 & over||Matt Farrel|
Fees are explained on the Parks & Recreation registration page.
The team provides all team members with a team swim cap and t-shirt.
Swimsuits for the Dedham Clippers can be ordered online through the Varsity Swim Shop’s Team Gateway. . Existing customers can use their account login and password. New customers can set up an account using the team login DEDHAM and the password REC (both case sensitive). Varsity Sports will be at pool on Monday 11/9 to take orders
Orders placed before a set deadline—ask coaches for that date—are shipped for free to the pool. Please log out of the Team Gateway to order non-team apparel or swimming accessories. For more information, contact the Varsity Swim Shop, (978) 276-0070 extension 2, email@example.com.