Our Mission:


To bring the physical and emotional benefits of swimming to people with special needs regardless of age, ability or financial circumstances.


Mikayla spends most of her day in a wheelchair.

She has significant special needs due to a brain malformation and therefore has limited access to activities that stimulate her. But in the pool, Mikayla shines. The water gives her the freedom to move and be independent, while Nashville Dolphins gives her family a sense of community and support that they can’t find elsewhere.


"The volunteers have been amazing in working with Mikayla. Being in the water with the Dolphins brings her and our family so much joy. We highly recommend that you participate and/or donate to the Nashville Dolphins." - Mikayla’s father, Graham


“I heard about Nashville Dolphins through a class and will be forever grateful… I get so much joy from seeing the students I work with at Dolphins gain new skills and from seeing their smiles when they are in the water. I highly recommend volunteering with Nashville Dolphins if you have the opportunity!” - Rachel Kryska



Get Involved

Nashville Dolphins is a team effort, and there are countless ways to get involved. Participate in the pool, help with a party, make a donation…we have a place for you!




We offer swimming programs for friends of all ages and abilities. We can help you determine which program is right for you. 

Volunteer opportunities

We welcome any and all volunteers who would like to help regardless of ability. We promise: you will get much more out of volunteering than you will ever give!

Make a Donation

Because our programming is free, we depend 100% on the help of members of our community.