Woodbury Waves is an Irvine Swim League team located in the community of Woodbury. Our team offers high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for swimmers 5-18 years old. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability.

Leadership Team

  • President: Diane Kim
  • Communication Director: Po Chen
  • Registrar: Julie Guntrip
  • Treasurer: Vincent Chung
  • Sponsorship Lead: Jeff Shattuck
  • Stats: Bud O’Neill
  • Meet Director: Pete Shim
  • Volunteer Director: Wendy Pimentel
  • Webmaster: Jocelyn Won
  • Photographer: Lisa Hu Chen


General Information

Thank you for your interest in the Woodbury Waves Swim Team. As a member of the team, your child will learn how to compete safely, with proper technique and build self-esteem through their performance. This is an opportunity to let your child enjoy the sport of swimming while making friends that will last a lifetime!

About the Irvine Swim League:

The Irvine Swim league (ISL) hosts more than 20 member teams to include neighborhood team and city-wide teams. The philosophy and mission of the ISL is to promote the community experience through a formal ongoing organization with an emphasis on water safety, stroke instruction, and individual improvement. The league starts with practices at the beginning of June and ends with the ISL Championship meet in August.


Every ISL team is comprised of 130 swimmers. With so much interest in our team, new registration is limited to members of the Woodbury Homeowners Association only.  Families outside of the Woodbury Homeowners Association can take a look at the Irvine Swim League website for contact information for nearby communities or for city-wide teams such as the North Irvine Knights or the Heritage Park Seals. We will ask you to provide proof of residency (two different utility bills in a parent's name) plus a copy of a driver's license or other identification to ensure that your family meets our residency requirement. In addition, the potential swimmer must be between the ages of 5 and 18 (5 years old by June 1st and no older than 18 years on June 1st) to be eligible to participate. A copy of the child's birth certificate is also required for proof of age. There is an expectation for all enrolled swimmers to be able to swim two pool lengths unaided. The objective of the swim team is not to teach swimming but instead to teach the techniques of competitive swimming. Club swimmers must detach from their swim club (e.g., NOVA, Speed Aquatics, etc.) for their first year of ISL swimming. If a swimmer moves ISL teams, they must detach again for their first year on the new ISL team. Upon registration, you must alert the Registrar that your swimmer is a club swimmer. Failure to do so could negatively impact your membership on the team.


The team fees are $275 for the first swimmer and $250 for subsequent siblings. This team fee includes the swimmer's cap and Woodbury Waves Team T-shirt as well as all dual meets and team parties. In addition to the team fee, Irvine Swim League also charges a league fee that goes towards insurance and league-wide costs. This league fee is $45. Female and male Woodbury Waves swimsuits are available for purchase separately and are required for competition. They can be ordered by clicking on the  Apparel tab on this site.  Sizing samples will be available at Competitive Aquatic Supply in Irvine (3972 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92620; ph. 949-653-7665)

How To Join:

Returning families have priority for registration. After returning families register, a lottery will be held to fill the open spots on the team. New families will need to qualify using a qualification-form.  This form can be found in the  Interest List tab. Please follow the directions on the qualification form.

Refund Policy:

In the event, after sign-ups, your child does not wish to continue with the Waves Swim Team or other circumstances arise, you are entitled to the following refund (please note that swimsuits are non refundable nor exchangeable): Until April 22nd, the full amount less a $10 processing fee per swimmer. After April 22nd, no refunds will be issued. 

Practice Times:

All practices will be held at the Woodbury Competition Pool located at the Recreation Center at 108 Lamplighter. Days and times: Mon - Thurs: 5:00-6:00 pm ages 8 and under; 3:30-5:00 pm ages 9 and up.  No practice on Fridays.  These are general hours, in an effort to optimize the practices, the coaches may adjust the times of the various age groups.

Meet Dates:

See the  Waves Schedule tab for dates, times and locations of meets.