Dolphins Swim Team

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.

The Dolphins Swim Team is a competitive, age-group program that holds memberships in Connecticut Swimming, Connecticut Y Swim League and United States Swimming, Inc. Now in its 48th year, the team provides the community with a highly successful program that teaches members team spirit and camaraderie while building physical and emotional strength and speed.
Swimmers are encouraged to reach for the highest possible level of competitive achievement and development. Many members of the older National Team also compete at local high schools on water polo teams.
All participants are evaluated by the coaching staff for placement into one of six team levels. Stroke, start and turn technique instruction, endurance training and mental preparedness are all key team components of the Dolphins winning tradition.
Swimmers interested in joining the Dolphins Swim Team should contact Head Coach Nick Cavataro at or call 203-869-6501, ext 121. For more information, check out our website at