In 1979, the Dayton (Ohio) Raiders Swim Club was established as a result of the merger between the original Dayton Dolphins, formed in 1956 by Coach Mac Preston, and the Raider Athletic Department at Wright State University. The Raider program has established itself as a very successful USA-Swimming club in the Midwest. On ten occasions, its coaches have been awarded Ohio Coach of the Year, as well as USA Junior National Coach of the Year. The team consistently places near the top at both Ohio Senior & Age Championships, several times holding the title of large team Ohio Champions. The Raider program is regularly represented at Sectional, Junior and Senior National Championships and hundreds of swimmers competed at the Ohio High School State Championships, Grand Prix events and Olympic Trials. The Dayton Raiders program offers the best coach/swimmer ratio and best lane space per swimmer in the region. We are the only owners of a full service aquatic facility, which translates into establishing pool time around our most coveted people -- swimmers! We offer numerous training groups for children of all ages, abilities, and flexibility for our members' desires. Many of our training groups have no practice or swim meet requirements. Our younger swimmers are involved in multiple activities throughout the season; and we encourage our swimmers to become well-rounded student-athletes. The program is staffed by highly educated and skilled coaches. We are certain you’ll be impressed with our award-winning instruction that provides your child with some of the finest aquatics instruction found anywhere!