For Ages 5 - 18
Meet Nick Cavataro, Head Coach
At the helm of the Dolphins since 1977, Nick has been with the YWCA Greenwich for 42 years. Under his direction the team has enjoyed tremendous success with three YWCA National Championships (1982, 1984, 1985) as well as a dozen runner-up finishes, including 2015. Individually, the team has had five Olympic Trial qualifiers (including two for the 2016 Trials) as well as four National Age Group records in the 10-and-under division of USA Swimming, and another three dozen top 10 rankings.
Cavataro was a butterfly and distance freestyle swimmer at Iona Prep and Manhattan College where he received his Bachelors of Arts in Economics. Cavataro also competed nationally with the Gotham Aquatic Association (USS). Cavataro was a three-time All-Metro Collegiate selection and Eastern championship qualifier. In addition to coaching the Dolphins, Nick is Head Men's and Women's Coach and Director of Aquatics at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.
Nick has extensive experience working with youngsters ages 5 - 18. He is the Swim Coach at Westchester Country Club, where his summer teams have won eight Westchester League titles and another top five finishes. Cavataro is a member of the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA-Level 4), the College Swim Coaches Association and United States Swimming.
Meet David Fine, Head Age Group Coach
David's passion for swimming is evident in his experience as both a swimmer and coach. He earned recognition as a Junior National qualifier, YMCA national finalist, and was a team record holder for the NCY Caimans. His successful high school career led to David swimming for the University of Miami. This fall, David will be entering his 16th season as the New Canaan Girl's High School head swimming coach, a team that has made significant waves at both the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) and State level since he began coaching. He has been recognized as coach of the year by the FCIAC and Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC).
Dolphins Swim Team
The Dolphins Team, excellence-rated in the top 4% nationally by USA Swimming. In 2017, USA Swimming advanced the Dolphins to Silver Club status, making them the only competitive team in Greenwich with this recognition. Led by 15-year-old Meghan Lynch and 18-year-old Kate Hazlett, the Dolphins continue to set records in individual events and relays.