Wahoos Swim Team 2023

    Hello Families!

    Welcome to another year of Wahoos Summer Swim Team!

    Please read below for pertinent information to get this season started.

    Parent Meeting

    In Person: Saturday 4/1 at 10am at The Hub in Lone Tree. The meeting will be recorded and posted on the website for those who can not attend in person.
    MI Sports, our apparel/equipment company, will be at The Hub from 11am-1pm. Apparel will be ordered online but there will be samples to try on during this time. Bring your swimmers to try on swimsuits if you have any questions on sizing. 
    Registration Opens April 11, 9AM 
    First register on SSPRD site, then register for the Wahoos on our site

    Head Coach 
    Ashley Gilchrist 
    I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to Colorado in July 2020! I am a special education teacher in Denver Public Schools for kindergarten through 5th graders. I started swimming when I was 8 years old and swam club swimming through high school. My favorite events to swim were the butterfly and distance freestyle! I started teaching swimming lessons my freshman year of high school which then developed into a love of coaching. I have been an assistant coach and head coach in summer leagues in Indianapolis as well as an assistant coach at the high school level. I am currently one of the age group coaches for the Colorado Athletic Club Stingrays. This will be my 3rd year with the Wahoos and I am so excited to be a part of the Wahoos again this summer! 
    Swim Assessments 
    All NEW swimmers to the Wahoos will need to complete a swim assessment. Swimmers will need to complete a 25 yd swim in both freestyle and a stroke of their choosing (50 yards for kids 9 and over) unassisted from the side of the pool, lane ropes, or a human. Swim Assessments are scheduled for Sunday 4/2 3pm - 5pm and a second assessment at a later date that is not yet determined. Ask for Coach Ashley. 

    Cost of Summer Swim Team 
     SSPRD: $195 in district/$250 out-of-district
     - This pays for facility use, coaches, lifeguards and insurance 
    Wahoos Booster Club: $50 per family plus $40 per swimmer 
     - This pays for team equipment, social events, and awards 

    Volunteer Requirements 
     1 child registered = 4 shift minimum 
    2 or more children registered = 5 shift minimum 
    These requirements are subject to change based on team size. Please note that we will be hosting championships this season which will require a large amount of volunteers. 
    Season Dates

    First Week of Evening Practice: May 22-26

    8&U and 13+: 5-6pm

    9/10 and 11/12: 6-7pm

    First Day of Regular Morning Practice: May 30

    11+: 7-8:30am

    10&U: 8:30-9:30

    Mock Meet: May 31, 5-7pm

    Dual Meets: June 3, 10, 17, 24, and July 8.

    Team Pool Party: June TBD

    Championships*: July 15

    All-Star Meet*: July 22

    *for qualifying swimmers

    End of Season Banquet: July 18th, Pirates Cove 6-8pm

    SSPRD Scholarships As in previous years, SSPRD is offering scholarships to those needing some financial assistance. The deadline is May 1st, but the earlier you get your application in, the better. Our team tends to fill quickly and if you don't have your application in early enough for approval, you may miss out on a space on the team. You can find the application here.
     Please let us know if you have any questions and we will see everyone soon! 
    Tina Jewell 
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