Waves Swim Team
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.
2019 Woodside Waves swim team online registration is scheduled to open at 9am on March 4 and close at 5pm March 8. Registration is online only through Swimtopia.
Questions about registration? Contact Tatjana Alvegard
The swim season begins Monday, June 3 and runs through the Team Awards Pool Party on Friday, July 19. 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. Woodside Waves 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 – 11:00AM
PRE-COMPET | 11:15AM – NOON
Pre-compet swimmers are generally ages 5/6 – they must be strong enough to be 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.
To ensure the safety of our pre-compet swimmers we have introduced a new rule to this age group: your child must be able to swim the length of the 25 yard pool without stopping or needing assistance within the first week of practice to be able to continue in this group. If for some reason your child is not able to complete this task by the end of the first week you will need to enroll your child in swim lessons and sign up again next season. This is for the safety of all our swimmers. This will be evaluated on Friday, June 8. You will be refunded your money if your child cannot swim the length of the pool by this date.
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 Pool Party.
The pre-compet meet is scheduled for Monday, June 24 and the Swim Championships are scheduled for Tuesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 18.
If you have questions, please email Events Manager, Annie Watkins.
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