Youth 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 weekday practices, weekly meets, social events and competitive and non-competitive swimming experiences provide structure and programming for our young swimmers each season.
The Waves are back for the competitive 2023 summer swim season!
Registration opens on Monday, March 27 at 10AM. Registration must be completed through the Swimtopia website.
Those who have not already signed up on Swimtopia will need to create an account at the time of registration on Monday. This cannot be done prior to Monday at 10AM as it is a part of the registration process, so set your reminders for 10AM on the dot and be ready with all required information and your method of payment. After you create your account, click on the green registration button on the right hand side. If you are unsure of which squad to register for, select your best guess and it can be rearranged at a later date.
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 and Westwood residents only.
THE SWIM TEAM PRACTICE SCHEDULE
BLUE SQUAD | 13 & Over | 7 – 9AM
RED SQUAD | 9-12 | 8:45 – 10:15AM
YELLOW SQUAD | 8 & Under | 10 – 11AM
PRECOMPET | 5-7 | 11 – 11:30AM
To ensure the safety of our swimmers ages 5-6: 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 unenroll and sign up again next season. There are no refunds after week 1 is complete.
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.
Swim Championships are scheduled for Tuesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 20.
New This Season
Each practice group will be limited to 50 swimmers – except the Pre-Compet team which will be limited to 20 swimmers.
We will host a Gear Up Event on Saturday, April 15 from 10AM – 12PM in the Community Room at Westwood City Hall. Swimmers will be able to meet the coaches, try on/order the team suit from SwimQuik, learn about parent volunteer information, etc.
We will have a Back to Pool night on Sunday, June 4. The Waves will be welcomed to the pool from 6 – 8:30PM to see the pool and their old friends and meet new ones.
The first day of practice is Monday, June 5 and the end of the season awards night is Saturday, July 22. The fees are $300 for the first swimmer and $275 for each additional swimmer.
Woodside Waves Swim Team fees include summer youth pool membership for Memorial Day weekend, June, July and August for Waves swimmers. If your child is a Waves swimmer, do not fill out the Youth Add On form unless your swimmer is 16+ and wants to utilize the South Club. In that instance, a youth must also have a paid Youth Membership, which you can sign up for using our Youth Add On form.
We look forward to a great swim season this year. Go Waves!
For any questions or more information please contact the Waves Coordinator, Tatjana Alvegard.