SWIM TEAM



OUR MISSION


The Woodside Waves Youth Swim Team has been a Woodside tradition for the past 30 years. Its purpose is to provide our swimmers with a safe, educational, and enjoyable environment to develop water safety, stroke technique, and diving instruction. 

Dedicated coaches and supportive parents help to ensure each child’s success in the 6-week season. Daily practices, weekly meets, social events, and competitive and non-competitive swimming experiences provide structure and programming for our young swimmers each season.


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SWIM TEAM



OUR MISSION


The Woodside Waves Youth Swim Team has been a Woodside tradition for the past 30 years. Its purpose is to provide our swimmers with a safe, educational, and enjoyable environment to develop water safety, stroke technique, and diving instruction. 

Dedicated coaches and supportive parents help to ensure each child’s success in the 6-week season. Daily practices, weekly meets, social events, and competitive and non-competitive swimming experiences provide structure and programming for our young swimmers each season.


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General Information

2017 Woodside Waves swim team online registration is scheduled to open at 10am on March 27 and close at 5pm March 31. Registration is online only through Swimtopia. Questions about registration or wanting to be added to the waiting list? Contact Tatjana Alvegard

The swim season begins Monday, June 5 and runs approximately six weeks. The team practices according to age, Monday – Friday. Swim team participants must be between the ages of 5 – 18. Swimmers compete within their age group and skill level in dual meets once a week against other clubs in the MoKan Swim League (www.mokanswimleague.org). Woodside Swim team is open to Woodside members & Westwood residents only.

The swim team practice schedule:
ages 13 – 18, 7:15am – 8:30am
ages 11/12, 8:15am – 9:15am
ages 9/10, 9:15am – 10:15am
ages 7/8, 10:15am – 11am
pre-compet 11:15am – Noon

 

Pre-compet swimmers are generally ages 5/6 – they must be strong enough to able to swim the length of the pool unassisted. Each competitive age group is capped at 50 swimmers and the pre-compet age group is capped at 30 swimmers.

Meet nights are Tuesday nights for 10 and under and Thursday nights for 11 and up. Swimmers generally arrive for the meets around 5pm – meets are held at home and away. The pre-compet swimmers only have one meet during the season – usually late June. In addition to competition, swimmers participate in many social activities: a Season Kick-off Pool Party, Oceans of Fun Day, Team Pictures, Bring your Parent to Practice Day, Start & Turn Clinic, Cheer Night, Movie Night at the pool and an End of Season Awards Banquet.

The costs are $235 for the first swimmer, and $210 for each additional swimmer for Woodside members and Westwood residents. The Pre-compete meet is scheduled for Monday, June 26 and the Swim Championships are scheduled for Tuesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 20.

If you have questions, please email Katie Swetala.