Dolphins Summer League

Summer Swimming, Summer Fun


At the Dolphins we can smile
even when we swim!

The ACC Dolphins is a summer league swim program associated with the Athens Clarke County Department of Leisure Services and the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA).

The team is open to children ages 18 and below who live in Athens and the surrounding counties. Coaches are USA Swimming certified Instructors and are supplied by the Athens Bulldog Swim Club.

Dolphins summer swimming is a great way to learn about the sport and become involved in the Athens community.  To see more about who we are and what we do, visit the Dolphins Facebook Group Page.

If you have a question for the coaching staff, you may contact Coach Katie Barnes via email at

2017 Season

The ACC Dolphins are registered with the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) and compete in the Class A State Swim League. Meets are held throughout the summer against various local summer league clubs, meaning both schedule and opponents will vary from year to year. Swimmers must be registered members of the Dolphins Swim Team in order to compete.  Registration for the 2017 season is now closed. For more information on the registration schedule, visit the Department of Leisure Services website.

Swimmers who would like to participate in 2017 Swimming Season are asked to fill out the Swim Meet Registration Form and return it to Coach Katie (email is preferred) no later than Wednesday, May 31st. Swimmers who have not completed the form by the above date cannot be guaranteed spots in any of the season’s meets.

As always with youth sports, a successful program depends on parent involvement.  Volunteers are needed for various administrative jobs throughout the season, as well as during each of the five swim meets.  To find out how you can help, please consult the Dolphins Volunteer Handbook.

The 2017 Schedule is as follows:

Event Date Location Time Eligibility
Evaluation and First Day of Practice May 25th Bishop Park Pool 5:30 pm All Swimmers
Memorial Day Break May 29th Wherever you go have fun! N/A All Swimmers
Dolphins vs Commerce Tiger Sharks June 7th Bishop Park Pool 5:00 pm / 6:00 pm All Swimmers
Dolphins versus Shamrock Seals June 14th Bishop Park Pool 5:00 pm / 6:00 pm All Swimmers
Dolphins versus Summer Hill Barracudas June 21st Bishop Park Pool 5:00 pm / 6:00 pm All Swimmers
North Georgia District 7 Meet July 1st Frances Meadows in Gainesville TBD Qualifying Swimmers
Mid-Season Break July 3rd-4th Wherever you go have fun! N/A All Swimmers
Dolphins versus Oconee All Stars July 10th Bishop Park Pool 5:00 pm / 6:00 pm All Swimmers
Athens/Clarke County Meet July 17th Bishop Park Pool 5:00 pm / 6:00 pm All Swimmers
End of Season Party July 18th Bishop Park Pool 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm All Dolphins families
GRPA State Meet "A" Division July 21st-22nd Cumming Aquatic Center Prelim/Final Top 2 Qualifiers from District 7 Meet


Dolphins team records are updated after each meet. To access records for the current meet, click the link below. City County records are updated after each season. All times registered by swimmers from Athens Clarke County teams will be considered when compiling City County records, regardless of meet. Records through the current season can be accessed by clicking the link below.










A big part of swimming with ABSC is creating memories, and pictures play a part in reminding us where we've been. Our Shutterfly site has everything from the most recent meet to to a "Splash from the Past." To start browsing these images, click the link above.

ABSC has been a part of the Athens community for over 30 years. We believe that healthy lifestyles lead to healthy communities, which is why we are proud to join other local organizations in promoting athletics for all ages. Click here to learn more about our Partners in Fitness.

Need to buy a team cap and suit? Want to look up a time from a past season? Interested in finding what's going on in the wider world of swimming? You've come to the right place. For answers to these questions and more, click the link above.

Still not sure what it's like to swim for ABSC? Well, if a picture says a thousand words, a video says even more. Every year we document our season, and if you take a moment to watch, we think you'll get an idea of what we're all about. Click the link above to find out more.