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 39 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 Jeremy Cochran, Head Age Group Coach

Jeremy graduated in 2003 from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Sport & Exercise Psychology. This is his fifth season with the Dolphins and he is entering his sixth season as Head Coach at Greenwich Country Club. Jeremy also spent two years on the staff of the Greenwich YMCA Marlins and was a Lead Assistant for Peak Performance Swim Camp.

In 2014, Jeremy was named Connecticut Age Group Coach of the Year. Additional positions include Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swim Coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University as well as personal trainer and ftness bootcamp instructor.

Dolphins Swim Team

The Dolphins Team, excellence-rated in the top 4% nationally by USA Swimming, has won a pool full of medals in meets within Connecticut and around the country. Led by 12-year-old Meghan Lynch and 14-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 46th 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.
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