​​​​​​​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.


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

​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. ​​ 

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

(2 Wedgefield Drive, New Castle)


League Representatives:
Sandie Prather | sandie.prather@gmail.com
Shakyra Freeman | SHAKYRAF@msn.com

Head Coach:
Michael Morton | michaelmorton0322@gmail.com

​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.

Calendar of Events(suit fitting, practices, meets, special events, etc.)



​​Family Participation

Every family is expected 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, Stroke & Turn Judge, Place Judges, Clerk of Course, Head Timers, Runners, Scorers, Timers, Announcers, and Snack Bar helpers.

Each family is expected to participate in at least one fundraiser. Our fundraising supports the needs of the swim team directly.  It assist in providing some of the following; team supplies, ribbons / trophies / team building activites.

  • Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser / Sat., June 8th / 8am-10am / 2480 Pulaski Hwy., Newark (People's Plaza) / $12 per person (ticket)
  • Snack Shack Donations

Fun Stuff

  • Fun themed Home meets
  • Dairy Queen dinner nights (after Wednesday night meets if time permits)
  • Parent sponsored 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 @ 6:30 p.m. / Shue-Medill Middle School Library
  • New Referees 7:00 p.m. 
​Tuesday 5/28 @ 7:00 p.m. / Shue-Medill Middle School Library
  • Exper Ref/Start 
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 
  • Exper Ref/Start
Saturday 6/1 @ 8:00 a.m. / Western YMCA Youth Dev Center 
  • ​Exper & New Stroke &Turn 
Thursday 6/6 @ 6:30 p.m. / Western YMCA Youth Dev Center
  • New Referees6:30 p.m. Exper & New Stroke &Turn 
​​Thursday 6/6 @ 7:00 p.m. / Western YMCA Youth Dev Center 
  • ​Exper Ref/Start ​
​​​Thursday 6/6 @ 6:30 p.m. / Western YMCA Youth Dev Center 
  • Exper & New Stroke &Turn
Monday, 6/10 @ 6:00 p.m. / Shue-Medill Middle School Library
  • Scorers 

​​​​​​Dual Meets
*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 Northstar
Tuesday, July 2nd - Wedgewood at Western Y 
Wednesday, July 10th - Westminster at Wedgewood
*Saturday, July 13th - Maple Valley at Wedgewood *CROSSOVER

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 / Notingham 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.


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