Swim Team

Swim Team

Swim Team fees are $80 per participant this year.

2018 Coaches

Anne Sievers

Holly Larson

Jared Larson

Synergy Swim Team Groups

Beginner Group — The Novice Group is an entry-level group of beginning 5 to 7 year olds who are new to summer league swimming who still need quite a bit of in-water instruction but can swim on their own. They can swim one lap of the pool but not necessarily in all 4 strokes. They will be introduced to starts and turns as well. Our Novice group swimmers are encouraged to participate in the league meets throughout the season but are not required too. (Holly)

Advanced Beginner Group — Age Group transitions swimmers from introductory competitive swimmers to more experienced swimmers. Age Group swimmers are typically 7-12 years old with a good understanding of all four competitive strokes, starts and turns. These swimmers are the ones that enjoy swimming in the summer without the pressure of competitive swimming. We encourage our Advanced Beginner Group to practice 3 days a week to get the most that they can out of the short summer league season. (Jared)

Advanced Group — The Advanced Age Group consists of highly developed swimmers 8 years old and up who are currently competitive swimmers looking to advance in the training aspects of swimming and continue to improve their technique during the season with the opportunity to compete in a fun environment. This group will get to train with Anne specifically as she also coordinates with Columbia Swim Club coaches on things this athletes need to work on in the pool. (Anne)

2018 Dates to Remember

All Morning Practices:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-9:45am

PM Practices:
Monday & Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm *
* There is a $25 PM practice fee per family for the entire summer.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018: Parent Meeting:
West Broadway Swim Club Pool Deck 8:45am
We will answer questions, get parent volunteer positions assigned, etc. You will get another chance to meet the coaches assigned to your swimmers groups.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018:
West Broadway 8:30-9:45am, 5:30-6:30pm
FIRST practices of the summer season!!!

Friday, June 1, 2018:
West Broadway 8:30am-9:45am
Swim Team apparel distribution and team breakfast at the end of practice

Monday, June 4, 2018:
West Broadway 8:30-9:45am
Mock Swim Meet
Swimmers will learn how to line-up and move behind the blocks while diving off and swimming race type swims.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018:
HOME Meet vs. MAC
3:45pm report to the pool
4:00pm Warm-Ups start
5:00pm Meet Starts

Friday, June 8, 2018:
West Broadway Swim Club 8:30-9:45am
Team Pictures and Fun Friday

Wednesday, June 13, 2018:
AWAY Meet at Country Club of Missouri (1300 Woodrail Ave.)
4:15pm report to the pool
4:30pm Warm-Ups start
5:00pm Meet Starts

Wednesday, June 20, 2018:
HOME Meet vs. Southwest
3:45pm report to the pool
4:00pm Warm-Ups start
5:00pm Meet Starts

Wednesday, June 27, 2018:
AWAY Meet at Wilson's Beach Club (4600 Forum Blvd.)
4:15pm report to the pool
4:30pm Warm-Ups start
5:00pm Meet Starts

MONDAY, JULY 2, 2018:
HOME Meet vs. Old Hawthorne & Macher
3:45pm report to the pool
4:00pm Warm-Ups start
5:00pm Meet Starts

MONDAY, July 9, 2018:
DISTRICT Championships at WBSC
All WBSC swimmers participate
4:00pm Meet Starts

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018:
Championships at Hickman High School
Qualifers only


What do the swimmers do at practices:
The swimmers will mostly swim. At the WBSC there is at least one coach per two lanes. The coaches will work on drills to improve their strokes, work on starts, turns and streamlines as well as encourage the swimmers to develop into better overall swimmers. We will have lots of fun too we promise.

Swim Meets:
The first swim meet of the season will be on Wednesday, June 6th. The schedule of the meets is listed above. Parents should not have to worry about what events their swimmers should swim. The coaches will help the swimmers decide what events they should compete.

Does everyone get to compete at the Show-Me Conference District Championships:
Yes as long as your swimmer competes in at least 2 other meets in the season you are eligible to compete at the Championship meet. WBSC will be the host this year, which is always a fun experience.

Does everyone get to compete at the Show-Me Conference Championships:
New since last summer, swimmers must qualify for the Championship Meet. The top 6 swimmers from each District will automaticaly qualify. The next 6 times will be selected as At-Large participants. WBSC will also put 2 relays in each age group to compete as well. A team champion will be crowned at the Show-Me Conference Championships.

Do 6 & Unders score at Championships:
The 6 & Under swimmers will compete at the District Championships. A High Point winner will be awarded on both the boys & girls side. 6 & Unders will not compete at the Show-Me Conference Championships unless they compete on a 7-8 relay.

What apparel do we receive for participating in swim team:
All WBSC swimmers are strongly encouraged to purchase a team suit, however, the swimmers are not required to do so. We will take our team picture in our team shirts this year.

The shirts (and possibly towels) are ordered the first week of May so to ensure the correct size for your swimmer we encourage you to register earlier than later. Anne guesses sizes after May 8th.

Are parents required to help at swim meets and practices:
In order to run a successful meet each and every parent is needed to help us with the many volunteer positions that we have to fill each meet. We will need a parent volunteer coordinator this summer to head this up. The specific jobs will be covered at the parent meeting in May. It takes up to 50 volunteers to run a home meet.

As for practices, parents get to sit back and relax or drop the kids off. The coaches will handle everything that goes into a practice.

What are Fun Fridays:
West Broadway 8:30-9:45am
We will practice a bit, break up into groups and play a game and then we will get together (hopefully with a bagel or donut) and hand out the awards from the meets.