Swim Team fees are $80 per participant this year.
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)
May 29th-July 11th
Our first practice will be Wednesday, May 29th. We will practice every Monday-Friday throughout the season. Our final TEAM practice will be on Monday, July 8th. Only the swimmers that qualify for the All-Star meet will participate in practices on Tuesday (7/9) and Wednesday (7/10).
All Morning Practices:
Monday & Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm *
* There is a $25 PM practice fee per family for the entire summer.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019: Parent Meeting:
West Broadway Swim Club Pool Deck 8:30am
We will answer questions, get parent volunteer positions assigned, etc. You will get another chance to meet the coaches assigned to your swimmers groups.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019:
West Broadway 8:30-9:45am, 5:30-6:30pm
FIRST practices of the summer season!!!
Wednesday, June 5, 2019:
HOME Meet vs. COMO
Wednesday, June 12, 2019:
AWAY Meet vs. Southwest Swim Club
Wednesday, June 19, 2019:
HOME Meet vs. Beach Club
Wednesday, June 26, 2019:
HOME Meet vs. Old Hawthorne and Macher
Wednesday, July 3, 2019:
HOME Meet vs. MAC
Monday, July 8, 2019:
DISTRICTS at WBSC
Thursday, July 11, 2019:
ALL-STARS at Hickman High School
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.
The first swim meet of the season will be on Wednesday, June 5th. 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.