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​​​​​​​Our team consists of first time swimmers and experienced year-round swimmers.  Participation provides an environment for learning and an opportunity to work/play together while improving through teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline, and fun.  We compete in 8 swim meets on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings, as well as optional competitions as part of the Suburban Swim League.  The season runs from the Tuesday following Memorial Day until about the middle of July each year. We accept children aged 4-18 on May 31 for each year. You must be a pool member to join the swim team. *** Requirement***- Your child must be able to Swim one full length of the pool unassisted.



Fees

$50 each swimmer

​Swim Meets

There are 8 meets and they are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm and Saturday mornings at 9:00am. Swimmers are expected to be ready for warm-up 45 minutes before the meet starts.

On days of Wednesday home swim meets, the pool will remain open after 5:00pm only to swim team members and families, spectators, and volunteers in order to allow for set-up and for the swim meet itself. In addition, the pool may open later than normal on days with Saturday home swim meets. All members are invited to watch, cheer, and help with the swim meet in any capacity. ​​ 

Meet Schedule
*Saturday, June 15th - Wedgewood at Arundel * CROSSOVER
Wednesday, June 19th - Wedgewood at Delaware Bluefish 
Saturday, June 22nd - Skyline at Wedgewood
Wednesday, June 26th - Nottingham Green at Wedgewood 
Saturday, June 29th - Wedgewood at
 North Star
Tuesday, July 2nd - Wedgewood at 
Western Y 
Wednesday, July 10th - Westminster at Wedgewood
*Saturday, July 13th - Maple Valley at Wedgewood *CROSSOVER

Each additional child's fee is $5 less than the previous until the 5th. The fee is only required for the first 4 children per family.

First: $35 Second: $30 Third: $25 Fourth: $20 Fifth or greater: $0 (free)​​

Wedgewood Waves Swim Team

DIRECTIONS TO WEDGEWOOD SWIM CLUB
(2 Wedgefield Drive, New Castle)

​Contacts​​

Head Coach:
Michael Morton | michaelmorton0322@gmail.com 

Assistant Coaches:

Sean Baker
Summer Edge
Madison Keller

Representatives:
Sandie Prather | sandie.prather@gmail.com
Shakyra Freeman | shakyraf@msn.com
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​​​Calendar of Events(suit fitting, practices, meets, special events, etc.)

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=wwavesswimteam%40gmail.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York


Suit Fitting | May 30th | 4:30-6:30 | The Pool (swimmers MUST be dry before trying on suits) | If you are not available to attend the fitting, please visit The Swim Shop, located at 2115 Concord Pike, Wilmington - 302.575.1224

Individual & Team Pictures | June 5th | 5:00pm - 6:00pm | The Pool

​Mission Statement

The Wedgewood Waves is a fun, inclusive, and competitive swim team for all swimmers ages 4-18. Our goal is to create an environment where every swimmer, regardless of ability or experience, is able to have a positive experience while improving himself or herself both in and out of the water.

For more information about Suburban Swim League and directions to swim meets visit the website: http://www.sslswim.org ​​

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Time Trials / Championships
Time Trials
  • OPENS: Sunday, July 14th | Penn Acres | Warm-up 2:30 p.m. | Meet Start 3:45 p.m.
  • 11 -12: Monday, July 15th | Nottingham Green | Warm-up 4:20 p.m. | Meet Start 5:30 p.m.
  • 9 - 10: Tuesday, July 16th | Fairfield | Warm-up 4:20 p.m. | Meet Start 5:30 p.m.
  • 8 & Under: Wednesday, July 17th | Drummond Hill | Warm-up 4:20 p.m. | Meet Start 5:30 p.m.

​Championships

  • Saturday, July 20th | Western YMCA | Warm-up 7:30 a.m. | Meet Start 9:00 a.m.







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​​Family Participation

Volunteering
Every family is REQUIRED to volunteer either 4 full meets or 8 half meets.  In addition, other family members not swimming are also welcome to volunteer. We need the following volunteer positions at every meet:

Starter/Referee (2 each home meet)

Stroke & Turn Judges (2 each meet)
Place Judges (1 each meet)
Clerk of Course (4 kid wranglers)
Head Timers (1 each home meet)
Runners (1-2 each home meet)
Scorers (3-4 each meet)
Timers (10-12 each meet)
Announcers (1 each home meet)
Snack Bar Helpers (6-8 each home meet)

Fundraising
Our fundraising events and the family fundraiser fee supports the needs of the swim team directly.  It assists in providing some of the following; team supplies, ribbons & medals / team building activities / season end banquet.

  • $40 Family Fundraiser Fee
  • Car Wash | Sunday, June 2nd | 10am-2pm | The Pool parking lot
  • Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser | Saturday, June 8th | 8am-10am | 2480 Pulaski Hwy., Newark (People's Plaza) | $12 per person (ticket) | **ALL FAMILIES ARE EXPECTED TO SELL A MINIMUM OF 4 TICKETS**
  • Shop The Swim Shop | June 22nd | Wedgewood
  • Home Meet Snack Shack Donations

Fun Stuff

  • Fun themed Home meets
    • Saturday, June 22nd: Throwback to the 90's
    • Tuesday, June 26th: Dress like the Coaches
    • Wednesday, July 10th: Come as your favorite animal
    • Saturday, July 13th: Age Group Color War
  • Dairy Queen dinner nights (after Wednesday night home meets if time permits)
  • Pancake breakfast
  • Team t-shirt decorating 
​2019 SSL Clinics
All starters, referees, and stroke and turn officials for League Dual and Championship meets must attend a League Officials Clinic each year to become certified within the League.

Officials Clinics:

Monday 5/6 @ 6:30 p.m. | Western YMCA Youth Dev. Center 
  • New Stroke &Turn 
Tuesday 5/21 @ 6:30 p.m. | Bear-Glasgow YMCA
  • New Stroke &Turn 
Tuesday 5/28 | Shue-Medill Middle School Library
  • New Referees @ 6:30 p.m.​​
​Tuesday 5/28 @ 7:00 p.m. | Shue-Medill Middle School Library
  • Experienced Referee/Starter 
Saturday 6/1 @ 8:00 a.m. | Western YMCA Youth Dev Center
  • New Referees 
Saturday 6/1 @ 8:30 a.m. | Western YMCA Youth Dev Center 
  • Experienced Referee/Starter
Saturday 6/1 @ 8:00 a.m. | Western YMCA Youth Dev Center 
  • ​Experienced and New Stroke & Turn 
Thursday 6/6 @ 6:30 p.m. | Western YMCA Youth Dev Center
  • New Referee 
​​Thursday 6/6 @ 7:00 p.m. | Western YMCA Youth Dev Center 
  • ​Experienced Referees/Starter​
​​​Thursday 6/6 @ 6:30 p.m. | Western YMCA Youth Dev Center 
  • Experienced and New Stroke & Turn
Monday, 6/10 @ 6:00 p.m. | Shue-Medill Middle School Library
  • Scorers