9/10: 8:30 - 9:30 am
8-8:55 am 8 & Under
9-9:55 am 9/10
10-10:45 am Junior Waves
11-11:55 am 11/12 and 13/14
12-12:45 Swim Camp
Practices are held Monday through Friday.
Practice begins on June 12th for the team and Swim Camp.
Practice begins on June 19th for Junior Waves
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.
Big changes to the swim team this year!
This year we have changed the format of our team. We will be running an in house swim team for the 2023 and 2024 seasons. Once our new pool is completed we will go back to our regular conference. In the meantime, we will hold intersquad meets and we will have our own conference meet at the end of the season.
Team Try Outs
If your child is 10 and under and has never participated in the WSSC Swim Team program they will need to try out for our team. Returning swimmers will not need to participate in tryouts. Our 8 & Under swimmers must be comfortable swimming one (1) length of the pool. We will ask them to swim two (2) different strokes, freestyle, and backstroke. Our 9-10 swimmers must be comfortable swimming a full lap (there and back). They will swim three (3) strokes at tryouts. Freestyle, backstroke, and a stroke of their choice. Please keep in mind that while the coaches are looking at your child's stroke that is not the only determining factor for making the team. Our coaches are very well trained and know that many of our swimmers have not been in the water over the winter. They are also looking for swimmers that have the potential to grow over the summer season. The tryouts will be held at the Western Springs pool. A sign-up genius will go out at a later date. In order to tryout, you must sign-up for a specific time through sign-up genius. If your child tried out for the team in the past but did not participate they must try out again.
This team was created to introduce swimmers that are not quite ready for the competition team to the sport of swimming. At this level, swimmers will focus on improving the four competitive strokes as well as learning the correct starts and turns used in a swim meet. At the end of the season, the swimmers will participate in an inter-squad meet to show what they learned over the season. The Developmental Team is a stepping-stone to the Waves Swim Team for many swimmers. Swimmers do not try out for this team specifically and parents cannot sign them up without being assessed first. The coaches evaluate each swimmer at tryouts and will place a swimmer on Junior Waves if they feel they will benefit from more instruction. What the coaches determine, is the final outcome.
Swim Camp is for the swimmer that wants to be a part of the Western Springs Waves, practice but not compete in any meets. The camp meets 5 days a week and they will receive the same coaching as any other practice at Waves. Your child must try out for Swim Camp if they have not been on the team in the past.
If your child was on the team last year you may sign them up when team registration opens. If your child is a new swimmer to the team they must tryout for the team, Swim Camp and Junior Waves.
Important: You must be a member of the Western Springs Service Club to be able to join the Waves Swim Team.
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.
Our Goals as a Program!
Teach basic techniques
Teach team spirit
Teach team committment
Help swimmers achieve individual goals
Prepare swimmers for competition
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.
The coaches truly appreciate the support of the parents on our team.
How to Sign Up
Practice and home meets are held at the WSSC Pool at 1300 Hillgrove.
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 9 a.m. we ask that
all swimmers be there for warmups by 8:15.
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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