FAQs

New Members

Q. What happens once I have joined Torfaen Dolphins?

Once your child has completed their free swimming session and been advised to join,  they will then be able to attend their squad’s swimming sessions. (Please see the session times on the ‘Training Schedule’ webpage). You will also be asked to register your details on our online Active Portal and pay the Swim Wales and Torfaen Dolphins annual membership fee. All swimmers must be registered with Swim Wales for insurance purposes and to be able to compete in future swimming competitions.

Dawn, our Membership Secretary will be able to help you throughout the joining process, incase you have any further questions.

Q. When will I have to start paying for my child’s swimming fees?

Once your child has completed their free swimming trial, and offered a place in one of TD’s squads, you will be asked to set up a monthly standing order to the club for their swimming fees.

Q. How will I know which Swimming competitions my child can enter?

Once you are registered on our portal, you will receive an emailed invitation to enter your child in any forthcoming competitions that apply to them. Once logged into your account on the portal,  you will then be able to enter them into their chosen races from the list available. If you are not sure which races to enter, speak to you child’s coach for advise. You can also contact our competition Secretary, Eileen on: [email protected] for any further help on how to enter, if needed.

Q. Who can I ask if I have any concerns about my child’s swimming?

If you have any concerns about your child’s swimming please speak to their coach either at the beginning or at the end of the session. You can also email either Hayley or Jess, our Welfare officers on: [email protected] or [email protected] if it is of a more a more serious nature.

Please read TD’s Code of Conduct (below) for further guidance.

Q. What can I expect to happen at a swimming Competition?

If you are new to competing it can be a bit overwhelming at first, but the coaches will be there to guide your child through the day. When you attend a competition make sure you bring all the necessary swimming equipment, including an extra towel and club t-shirt to wear between races. Healthy snacks are also very important and plenty of water. Please read the ‘Gala Info. doc’  & ‘First Meet documents below for more information.

Gala-Info

First meet

Q. Where can I find the results from a recent swimming competition?

All the results are posted on the events page. Just select the competition you want and find the results at the bottom of the information.

Q. How can I order TD Kit?

There are a variety of TD kit items available and these can be purchased through our online portal. You will be able to try some of the  different sizes available on Sunday & Monday evenings at PALC from 5pm at our kit stall. All orders must then be placed online via the portal; however, you will be able to buy TD swimming caps and kit bags from the kit stall. Your order will be delivered to you at training, organised by Cheryl Clayton, our Committee member responsible for kit.

Q. Where can I find information about TD’s Committee members and how to contact them?

Please click here for information and contact details about our Committee members.

Q. Where can I find Torfaen Dolphins  ‘Code of Conduct?

To find the code of conduct, click here.

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Mar302019

Tiger Bay Open Meet

When: March 30 2019 | Where: Cardiff International Pool - CF11 0JS

The Tiger Bay Open swimming Meet is a long course event that takes place on Saturday 30th – Sunday 31st March 2019. It is a Level 3 Meet.... View details »

Apr282019

Wyvern League Round 3

When: April 28 2019 | Where: Newport International Sports Village

The 2nd of 3 Rounds of the Wyvern League hosted by Newport & Abertillery... View details »

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7 days ago

Torfaen Dolphins

**Wyvern League at PALC 2:30pm Warm Up**

Right then calling all Torfaen Dolphins parents/carers/grandparents/siblings/friends etc!!!
This Saturday is our home meet of the Wyvern league and the Torfaen Dolphins need as much support/shouting as we can possibly give them!
Even if your child is not swimming it’s an amazing competition to come and support and don’t forget Torfaen Dolphins is defending the title so please please bring your voices for a 3pm start 🐬 #letsbringthetrophyhome
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3 weeks ago

Torfaen Dolphins

Please read a great round up of the St. David's Day Meet on our website, written by our fabulous Lead Development, Academy & Spartans coach, Sarah Croke.

www.torfaendolphins.com/news/
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Please read a great round up of the St. Davids Day Meet on our website, written by our fabulous Lead Development, Academy & Spartans coach, Sarah Croke.

https://www.torfaendolphins.com/news/

 

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Sarah I just read your piece and wow what an inspiration you are to our younger swimmers. Your enthusiasm is boundless not just to the younger swimmers but the older swimmers too! I personally think you are an asset to the dolphins and the little ones are lucky to have a lovely smiley encouraging coach xxx

Brilliant brilliant brilliant I must say! Well done to all involved!🤗🤗😎🏊‍♂️🏊‍♀️👍💪🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿x

It was a brilliant gala Sarah. You looked fab and your enthusiasm is boundless. Can’t wait to see your costume for the spooktackular! Do you know what date it will be yet? Just in case I can nag Jon into booking a weekend away in October half term. Xx

3 weeks ago

Torfaen Dolphins

If you have any photos of your children swimming at Sunday's St. David's Day gala or wearing their medals, please do post them to our Facebook page so that we can celebrate their achievements. 🏊‍♀️🥇🥈🥉🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🎉👏👏
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