Swim Team fees are $87 per participant this year.
May 28th-July 9th
Our first practice will be Thursday, May 28th. We will practice every Monday-Friday morning throughout the season. There is an option for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday pm practices. Our final TEAM practice will be on Monday, July 6th. Only the swimmers that qualify for the All-Star meet will participate in practices on Tuesday (7/7) and Wednesday (7/8).
There will be a parent meeting to kick the summer off on Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30 pm. We will have an overview of the season and answer any questions parents may have. The meeting will take place at WBSC.
We do everything we can to have practice every day. However, the weather does play a factor in this decision at times. If we have to cancel practices at any time, we will email the parents. Please make sure we have your email in our team contact list to ensure we can contact you.
Beginner Group — The Beginner Group is an entry-level group of new swimmers ages 5 and 6 -year-olds who are new to summer league swimming. These swimmers 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 four strokes. Starts and Turns will be taught throughout the summer. Our Beginner group of swimmers are encouraged to participate in the league meets throughout the season but are not required too. (Katherine)
Advanced Beginner Group — The Advanced Beginners transitions swimmers from introductory competitive swimmers to more experienced swimmers. This group of swimmers is 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 3-4 days a week to get the most that they can out of the short summer league season. (Ellie)
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)
New for the 2020 summer season are the assigned morning practice times. To ensure the best practice opportunities for everyone on our team, we are dividing the practices into two groups.
We are also expanding our evening practice adding Thursday pm. Evening practice times will be assigned by age as well to ensure we have the swimmers training to the best of their ability with our two lanes. There is a $25 PM practice fee per family for the summer.
9 & Under AM Practices:
Friday 8:30-10:00am10 & Up AM Practices:
We will know for sure about a Saturday morning practice option after the April 20th Board Meeting. This will be new for returning swimmers and we are very excited about this option if we can make it happen!
9 & Under PM Practices:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-6:30pm^
10 & Up PM Practices:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:30-7:30pm^
^ $25 PM practice fee per family for the summer.
The first swim meet of the season will be on Wednesday, June 3rd. The meet schedule is listed below. Parents don't need to worry about what events their swimmers should swim in; the coaches will help with this decision before each swim meet. Please email Anne if you are NOT going to be at a meet firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage all swimmers to attend the swim meets and compete in events recommended by the coaches. Swim meets provide an opportunity for the swimmers to measure the progress of their training and practice. They are also social for a swimmer, which enables them to build friendships with their teammates outside of the pool.
Sign-Ups for the swim meets are available the Thursday after each Wednesday meet. Entries for each meet for WBSC swimmers are due to Anne by Monday’s at noon. We cannot get your swimmer into a meet after Monday, as the coaches have to seed the meet on Tuesdays.
Fun and exciting news for the 2020 Summer Season – WBSC is hosting all our meets this summer other than the All-Star meet which will be held at Hickman High School. Parent Volunteer sign-ups will be emailed out each week.
This will be our 3rd year with the District Meet and swimmers qualifying for the All-Star Meet. WBSC will be hosting the District meet on Monday, July 6th. Our District is MAC, Parks & Rec and Southwest and WBSC.
The Show-Me Conference All-Star Meet will be held on Thursday, July 9th at Hickman High School. The top 6 swimmers from each district qualify as well as the next top 6 times combined from both District Meets. All-Star swimmers will be announced by noon on Tuesday, July 7th.
|June 3rd||HOME vs. BC|
|June 10th||HOME vs. SW|
|June 17th||HOME vs.MAC|
|June 24th||HOME vs. Old Hawthorne/Macher|
|July 1st||HOME vs. CCMO|
Swim Meets start at 5:00 pm on Wednesday evenings.
Warm-Ups for Home meets at 4:00 pm and Away meets at 4:30 pm
|July 6th||HOME District Meet|
|July 9th||ALL-STAR Meet at Hickman (Qualifiers Only)|
The bullpen is a designated area at each meet for swimmers to go and get their cards with their heat and lane assignments for their events. Please send your swimmers to the bullpen when their event is called, NOT before. We try to keep the number of events/swimmers in the bullpen area to a manageable number for the coaches. Please NO parents in the bullpen
This summer we have five home meets plus the district championship. We appreciate your help throughout the season and could not host swim meets without your help! We are known in the league for running efficient meets, and that is all thanks to you, our amazing parents! There will be a sign-up genius that is emailed out for you to select your job and timeslots.
Officials (must be trained – we will provide)
Ribbon Table (3)
What do the swimmers do at practices:
The swimmers will mostly swim. Nikki and Anne will run the majority of the lanes. Katherine and Lena will run the younger swimmers. 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.
Does everyone get to compete at the Show-Me Conference District Championships:
Yes, as long as your swimmer competes in at least two 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:
Swimmers must qualify for the Championship Meet. The top 6 swimmers from each District will automatically qualify. The next six times will be selected as At-Large participants. WBSC will also put two relays in each age group to compete as well. A team champion will be crowned at the Show-Me Conference Championships.
Do 6 & Under 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 & Under swimmers 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 will receive a team shirt and swim camp.
The shirts are ordered Tuesday, May 26th. To ensure the correct size, we encourage you to register earlier than later. Please email Anne at email@example.com with your swimmer's shirt size when registering.
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.