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Mid-Maine Dolphins Swim Team

Explore the Mid-Maine Dolphins Swim Team (MMD), where aquatic excellence meets community spirit! Join our inclusive program designed for youth swimmers of all abilities. Dive into top-tier coaching, skill development, and competitive opportunities, all while fostering teamwork and sportsmanship. Discover the perfect blend of fitness, fun, and friendship with the MMD Swim Team today!

The MMD team is located in Waterville, Maine, and is a YMCA/USA Swim Team for ages 6-18.  They compete regionally and nationally against other YMCA and USA swim teams.

Our Mission – To provide swimmers of all backgrounds a productive learning environment that empowers athletes to build confidence and helps them acquire the skills needed to achieve their fullest potential in and out of the water.

Our Philosophy – Our team is lead by an energetic coaching staff that is dedicated to providing a safe and competitive atmosphere to help swimmers achieve their goals.

Our Vales – Working hard, Respect, Having Fun, Accountability, Community

We emphasize a competitive atmosphere where swimmers also hold true to the exemplary values of role-model athletes. From Jr. Dolphins to our Platinum swimmers, our team builds strong athletes and lifelong relationships.

Mid-Maine Dolphins Swim Team
  • Regular Season – September through mid-March.
  • Summer Swim Team – May 6 through mid-July.

Head Swim Coach, Colin Reeve / 207-873-0684 /

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AYCC Membership Rates

Each swimmer must hold an active AYCC Membership throughout the season.
AYCC Membership Rates: Youth $40/year • Teen $150/year or $13/month • Family begins at $50/month
Youth Membership does not include access to the AYCC’s fitness classes, Gronk Zone, or the Wellness

Requires full payment for the season and is due at the time of registration.

  • Register via phone at 207-873-0684
  • Register online

Financial assistance is available for full season pay and through the bank draft option. Financial Assistance Application along with one month’s worth of household income information required for processing.

  • Register in person only
  • Paperwork required

Payments are split as a monthly draft over each of the seven months of the swim season. A small convenience fee is added to this option. Requires a financial agreement to process fees in this manner.

  • Register in person only
  • Paperwork required


Phone 207-873-0684

In Person

All payment options must be complete prior to the athlete entering the pool for any practices and/or meets.

For the Summer Season of Mid-Maine Dolphins Swim Team, any newcomers to the team are encouraged to do a tryout with Coach Colin. Tryouts have been scheduled for:

April 29-May 3

4:30-5:30 pm

Youth planning on trying out should contact Coach Colin to arrange one of the dates and times listed above for tryouts.

  • Youth may sign-up without a try-out.
  • Brand new swimmers will be evaluated by Coach Colin for group placement, but can register in the meantime and can be moved after registration.
  • Returning swimmers do not need to try out.
  • Questions about registration, reach out to Member Services.
  • Financial Aid/Auto-Payment questions, reach out to Member Services.

The Bronze Dolphins group is for new and experienced younger swimmers who can successfully swim at least two competitive swim strokes. Before joining the Bronze Dolphins, swimmers should be able to swim 50 yds freestyle, 25 yds backstroke, and have the endurance for the 45 min practice. This group will learn drills, and stroke techniques for the four competitive swim strokes (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke), starts, and turns. Swimmers in this group also learn the skills necessary to compete in swimming, such as working with teammates, following directions, and listening to coaches. They will also start learning how to use the pace clock. To move up they need to have 3 legal strokes and demonstrate they have the maturity and motivation to advance to silver.

(Recommended Ages 6-9)

Practices: Mon, Wed & Fri 5:15-6:00 pm

Silver practice is for new and experienced swimmers who can successfully swim at least three competitive strokes and will continue to develop higher-level swimming skills in all strokes, racing dives and turns. Swimmers also learn the skills necessary to compete in competitive swimming, such as working with teammates, following directions, listening to coaches, using a pace clock, and racing strategies. Even though this group will primarily focus on technique, swimmers should also be prepared to learn about endurance and race pace training. Swimmers in the Silver group are expected to display an elevated level of maturity both in practice and at meets.

(Recommended ages 8-12)

Practices: Mon-Fri 4:30-5:15 pm

The Gold Group is for swimmers who have experience participating on a team and competing at swim meets. Swimmers in this group should be able to successfully swim all 4 competitive strokes as well as having good start and turn technique. A willingness to accept higher levels of swim training and challenges is also necessary for swimmers in this group. Before joining Gold, swimmers must be able to successfully read a pace clock, demonstrate motivation for competing and improving, as well as have the endurance to swim an unbroken 300 yd freestyle and 200 IM. In this group we will focus on fine tuning technique, meet/race strategy, increase intensity, increase yardage, use video footage and introduce dryland. The Goal of this group is to develop competitive athletes and lay the foundation for mindful swimming.

(Recommended ages 10-13)

Practices: Mon-Fri 4:15-5:15 pm

The Platinum group is the highest level for the Mid-Maine Dolphin program. Swimmers in this group are expected to set realistic goals based on time standards and work to attain them, demonstrate MMD Handbook p.7 time management, maturity, and a commitment to training. Platinum swimmers are expected to attend all practices, within reason, as well as attend the YMCA championship State Meet at the end of the season. Platinum swimmers are strongly encouraged to be a member of USA swimming and compete at USA swim meets. Platinum swimmers are expected to take on leadership and mentorship roles for younger swimmers on the team while holding themselves to a higher standard. At this level all swimmers are able to do all strokes and have an idea as to what their events are. This will allow for more specific training for those events. Practice yardage and intensity will be increased from gold. Dryland will be incorporated in practices. As well as going over video footage from practice and meets.

(Ages 10-18)

Practices: Mon-Fri 3:00-4:30 pm

Team Questions – Contact Coach Colin Reeve –

All groups focus on having fun in a competitive atmosphere, building stamina and endurance, stroke technique, race strategy, and being part of a healthy team. All swimmers are encouraged to compete in YMCA swim meets.

Coach Colin will assign your athlete to a practice group based on their swimming ability. If you do not know what practice group your athlete is in, please contact Coach Colin.