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Our coaches embody the principles of the Positive Coaching Alliance's Double-Goal-Coach job description.  DVHS is a member of the EBAL (East Bay Athletic League) and NCS (North Coast Section) and we have well over 1200 student athletes.


You must attend all 3 days of tryouts, unless:
  • You meet auto-qualification requirements during the time trials on Day 1 of tryouts and are a senior level club swimmer who is eligible to practice with their team (check with the coaches after tryouts on Monday to confirm)
  • You forfeit your spot or are asked to leave the pool due to safety concerns by the lifeguard
Swimming tryout dates:  Feb 5 & 6 - 4:00-6:00  p.m.; Feb. 7 - 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Diving practice will begin on Monday, 2/5. 
  • Sessions will run 3:30-5:30 Monday-Thursday at Cal High on Monday and Wednesday and Dougherty Valley on Tuesday and Thursday
All registration and paperwork is due 1 week prior to the first tryout date.
If you are planning on trying out for 2023-24 Sports you must be registered on, and have a current physical uploaded on the site.
Please make sure you register under the 2023-24 school year when you log into  Student showing unclear have not been processed by the office staff, students showing denied are missing a current physical or my have incomplete information in their registration. Please check spam folders for denial emails.
Individual questions should be directed to team coach(es) or Athletic Director SueEllen Thomas.

Swimming Head Coach:  Colleen Mayes

Diving Head Coach:  Eric Holzheimer

If you have not already done so, please click on the button above to go to the Web Store and submit your payment for the donation to help cover coaches' stipend, facility fees, referees/officials, athletic trainer, and end-of-season awards.