Dolphin Swim Team



This winter and spring, our swim meets will be held virtually due to ongoing COVID19 protocols. The last Saturday of each month, our natatorium will be closing early (12pm) so we can have our swimmers compete while being live streamed, ensuring we don't exceed maximum capacity in the facility. We will not be able to entertain spectators, so be sure to check Channel 7 and the Y's Facebook page if you want to watch!

About the Team

The Boothbay Region YMCA Dolphins Swim Team is coached through a philsophy of providing a safe, fun learning environment where swimmers of varying ages, abilities and goals can succeed and thrive in and out of the pool. Promoting lifelong learning, fitness and sportsmanship will be stressed. Participants must be 6 years old by December 1, up to age 21. Swimmers must be members of the Boothbay Region YMCA or the CLC YMCA (CLC members receive the member rate).

  • Swimmers must be able to comfortably swim 25 yards freestyle, 25 yards backstroke and tread water for at least 2 minutes at the beginning of the season.

  • Swimmers are required to attend at least 3 YMCA Swim Meets and the YMCA Maine State Championship Meet in early March (each swimmer swims only one of the 3 days based on their age). 

  • Financial Assistance is available.

  • To register, stop by the Boothbay Region YMCA Welcome Center, or visit our registration page here.

Group placement for all groups is based on the Coach’s discretion, which is based on what is best for the individual and the team.  We will have to limit the amount of swimmers in the water during practice so there will be some caps to practice numbers.  Please sign up early to make sure to gain a spot on the team.  

Head Coach Zach Gray heads into his 5th season with the Boothbay YMCA Dolphins.  He was selected by his peers as the 2015 Maine YMCA Coach of the Year. He previously served for three years as the Assistant Swimming Coach at Colby College.  He swam and lettered all 4 years at the University of Maine, a Division I program.  He has a master’s degree in Education and is the Technology Coordinator at Boothbay Regional Elementary School.  Coach Zach has been a swimmer with Maine Masters Swim Club where he has swam 100+ National Top Ten Times and has helped lead Maine Masters to 17 Regional Titles. He is looking forward to a successful winter season, helping swimmers succeed in and out of the pool, and working with a great group of coaches, swimmers, and parents.

Head Coach Zach Gray Philosophy Statement

To provide a safe fun learning environment where swimmers of varying ages, abilities, and goals can succeed and thrive in and out of the pool. Swimming is a great sport as it is both an individual and team sport. Promoting lifelong learning, fitness, and sportsmanship will be stressed.

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Tue/Thu 4:15-5pm

Group 1 is our entry-level group and is for swimmers who are new to competitive swimming and are working on learning the basics of the 4 competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly). Building a comfort level with the water, lea


Mon/Wed/Friday 4:15-5:00pm

Group 2 is for swimmers generally in the 9-12 age range that are comfortable in the water and have learned the basics of all 4 competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly). Swimmers will work on improving all four strokes, bod


Mon-Fri 3:15-4:15pm

Group 3 is for swimmers generally aged 11-21 with a competitive swimming background. Swimmers will be comfortable swimming all four strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly). Swimmers will be refining their strokes, turns, starts, goal