Westridge Waterstorm – Swim Team

Swim Team News

We kicked off the season with a great meeting! If you missed the Swim Team Kick-off, you can email us, and we’ll send you the link. westridgewaterstorm@gmail.com.

A suit fitting for the Waterstorm has been scheduled for Saturday, April 17th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Swim Quik. Please check the SwimQuik flyer for more details. In order to get suits, gear and apparel in time for our first meet, the order deadline is May 2.

As always, please contact us with any questions via email westridgewaterstorm@gmail.com.

REGISTRATION

Deadline for team registration is Friday, June 4th. To see details regarding practice times and athlete numbers for 2021, and to register your child/children please fill out the Google doc by clicking here. To pay for Swim Team, please log on to your Profile in WildApricot and purchase from the Store.

If you are unsure of your swimmer’s ability to swim the required distance (25 meters or 50 meters) in order to be on swim team, please click on sign up with Coach Dani for a tryout.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

8:15 am – 9:00 am = 13 and over
9:00 am – 9:45 am = 11/12 and 9/10
9:45 am – 10:15 am = 8 and under

*Start time is IN THE WATER and ready to swim, not walking in the door. Swimmers will be expected to help get the pool ready for practice.
*Practice is Monday-Friday, exceptions will be announced via email and posted on the pool’s Facebook page.
*For the 2021 season, we would like to keep the pool deck clear of parents and/or siblings, unless absolutely necessary, during practices. Please email us with questions. 

Swim Meet Dates

Regular Season Meets:
Wednesday, June 9th
Wednesday, June 16th
Wednesday, June 23rd
Wednesday, June 30th
Wednesday, July 7th
Championship Meets:
Monday, July 12th – 10 & Under Prelims
Tuesday, July 13th – 11 & Over Prelims
Thursday, July 15th – Finals
Finals rain date = Friday, July 16th

Competitor and Meet Location TBD

COACH NOTES

Swim Quik is the official supplier of both team swim suits, logo apparel and accessories for the year. There are NO paper order forms for swim team suits or apparel.

Please remember, swim team is competitive. Swim team is NOT a replacement for swim lessons. Children under age 10 and younger MUST be able to swim 25 meters (one length) of the pool UNASSISTED, WITHOUT STOPPING and WITHOUT GRABBING THE LANE ROPE. Children age 11 and older MUST be able to swim 50 meters (one full lap) UNASSISTED, WITHOUT STOPPING and WITHOUT GRABBING THE LANE ROPE. Swim team coaches will work with swimmers to be competitive (improve breathing techniques, stroke refinement, turns if applicable, etc.). They will not teach your child how to swim. For swim lesson info click here.

We highly recommend reading the 2021 Parent Handbook prior to practice.

Swim team fees are not prorated for any reason and once paid, are not refunded for any reason. A fully paid pool membership is required in addition to swim team fees.