About Us

Established in 1981, the Fresno Dolphins Swim Team is a full-spectrum age group and senior aquatics team supported by the Fresno Dolphins Swim Team Booster Club and affiliated with USA Swimming, Inc. and USA Water Polo. We provide coaching and programs which encourage young people to reach their full potential in competitive swimming and water polo.
There is a place for young people of all ability levels on our team, from the beginning swimmer who can barely swim one length of the pool, to the collegiate swimmer with Olympic aspirations.
We guard against the “too much, too soon” syndrome. We strive to develop swimmers in a graduated system which encourages consistent improvement from their elementary school through collegiate years. Proper technique is a major focus at all levels of our program. Swimmers are placed in groups after our coaching staff has evaluated their age, skills, and level of commitment. As these factors change, swimmers progress through the program. There is a gradual increase in time and effort required as each swimmer grows toward their full potential.
We want all our swimmers to experience the joy of collegiate swimming. With this in mind, we set a sure, steady course, and encourage our swimmers to follow it.


Richard Klatt

Owner/Head Coach

Richard A. Klatt (born 1951) is a retired American swimmer who won a gold medal as a member of the first-place U.S. team in the men’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, setting a new world record in the relay event (7:33.22).

After retiring from swimming, he worked for more than 40 years as a swimming and water polo coach. Today, he is the head coach at the Fresno Dolphins Swim Team. His son Daniel Klatt is a 2004 Olympic water polo player and an assistant water polo coach for the national women’s team.


Bullard High School Aquatics Complex

(p) (559) 448-7676

50 meter by 25 yard all-deep competitive facility built for swimming, diving and water polo. 17 yard teaching pool for our youngest swimmers.

5445 N Palm Ave, Fresno, CA 93704, Fresno, California, US