All practices will be held at the WSSC West Pool located at 1300 Hillgrove Ave. Our team competes in the West Suburban Conference with teams from Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Lisle, Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Clarendon Hills, and Lemont. Meets will be held both at the WSSC Pool and at the pools in the communities of the West Suburban Conference.
We will continue to hold practices Monday through Friday at the pool. New practice times are listed below. All swimmers will have a combination of dryland and in water practice each day. This is done so the kids can social distance while at the facility.
We are adding extra lanes in the east pool to be able to accommodate social distancing.
This year the West Suburban Swim Conference has decided to postpone the normal competitive season so our team will be split into two teams, Blue and Yellow. The skill level of these teams will be evenly distributed. Whichever team they are put on they will remain on that team for the season for both practices and meets. We will do our best to try to place the swimmers with at least one friend.
All of our meets will be inter-squad meets held at WSSC. Some meets will be traditional, and some will be just for fun. You can go to Team Unify to see the different meets our coaches have put together. We are hoping the swimmers are able to enjoy this new platform this year and have the same experience they have had in the past.
Tryouts will be held this Thursday and Friday, June 11th and 12th. We apologize for the quick turn-around, we are trying to get the team in the water as soon as possible now that we have been given the go ahead. We will schedule tryouts through the SignUp Genius app. There will be plenty of time slots to choose from. You can find the link to SignUp Genius and more information on tryouts on the Team Unify page under news. If you are unable to find a time that works for you please let us know. Please enter the facility through the gates on Walker St. for tryouts.
Sign up for Remind 101
What is Remind 101?
Remind is a system that will safely send out quick information blasts to a whole group, this can include parents or a swimmer with a smartphone. This will be utilized to inform patrons of weather delays, volunteer signup or anything else the coaches see fit.
HOW TO JOIN
Text @2019waves to 81010, you should receive a confirmation text saying you have been added to the group, downloading the app is not necessary.
Try Out and Time Trial Information
Swimmers must come to tryouts and swim with the other interested participants in their age group. They will be asked to swim freestyle and the stroke of their choice for the coaches to evaluate.
Tryouts for the 2020 season will be held on
May 18th 9 & over at 4 pm
May 20th 8 & Under at 4 pm
Time trials will be held Monday, 6/1 4:00 pm
Wednesday, 6/3 4:00 pm
8 & Under
Our Goals as a Program!
Teach basic techniques
Teach team spirit
Prepare swimmers for competition
Teach team committment
Help swimmers achieve individual goals
Please understand that swim team is NOT a lesson program. New swimmers will be evaluated during our try outs by our coaching staff. If we feel your child is not ready for our competitive swim team they will become eligible for our Junior Waves program or recommended to our swim lessons.
WSSC is an all volunteer program. We need you!
Parents must volunteer a minimum of 3 shifts during the regular season for their child to qualify for conference.
These shifts can be done by working at meets, Fun Fridays, or at the pizza party.
Sign ups will close for events two days prior to the event at midnight.
How to Sign Up
Go to the Team Unify.
Under each event (Meet, Fun Friday or Pizza Party) there will be a "Job Signup" tab.
When clicked on, the duties, times and basic job description will be listed, and you can sign up there.
Practice and home meets are held at the WSSC Pool at 1300 Hillgrove.
The Waves swim team has two teams, the “A-Team” and the “B-Team”. Swimmers will attend time trials and be places on the appropriate team for their ability.
A Team Swim meets are held on Tuesday evenings and some Saturdays.
B Team Swim meets are held on Thursday evenings and some Saturdays.
Be sure to check the schedule each week.
Arrival times for Meets:
Tuesday and Thursday Away Meets: 5:45 p.m. with warmups at 6, Meet starts at 6:30.
Tuesday and Thursday Home Meets: 5:30 p.m. with warmups at 5:30, meet starts at 6:30.
Saturday Meets: Begin at 8 a.m. we ask that all swimmers be there for warmups by 7:15.
We encourage friends and family to come cheer on the Waves at their meets!
Contact the coaching staff with any questions.
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