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The Willows Wave Swim Team is a member of the New Jersey Swimming & Diving Conference. The Conference consists of 32 teams divided into three leagues based on team strength and the previous season's record. The Willows is in the B League (Red) for 2017.

The team is open to all full season members regardless of bond status ages 5 to 18 that are able to swim at least one length of the pool. The team does not offer "swim team only" memberships. Swimmers compete in one of five age groups: 8 & under, 9-10, 13-14, 15-18.
 
Team practices start on the 1st Tuesday after Memorial Day and are held on Monday- Friday until school ends. Children are assigned to one of three groups based on age. Practices are held from 6:00 - 8:15 PM until the end of school. When school is finished the practice groups move to weekday mornings or Tues.& Thursday evenings to accommodate summer camp schedules.
 
The team competes in 8 - 10 dual meets, League Championships* & Conference Championships**. There are also extra meets (Roycefield Sprints & Brookside Mini-Minnow) where some team members participate.  These extra meets will be posted on the website.
 
The Dual Meets are held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings from the end of June to the end of July.

League Championships will be held the last Saturday in July and the Conference Championships are held the following Tuesday and Wednesday.

All swimmers are expected to attend the dual meets and the League Championship* meet (usually refered to as CHAMPIONSHIPS).  The conference** championship (usually refered to as CONFERENCES) is open to swimmers meeting the qualifying times.
 
The team is supported by a parent committee who assesses a registration fee of $70.00 per swimmer which covers, coaching, entry fees to relays in league championships, awards and gifts and miscellaneous team expenses.
 
Parents are required to volunteer at 3-4 dual meets. There are many jobs available at the meets, such as timers, officials, food sellers, scorers, ribbon writers, and 50/50 sellers. A $100 work bond is collected with registration and is returned when the family fulfills their work requirements.

All children of the club are encouraged to join the swim team. Look for sign-up information in the March/April club newsletter.

*All swimmers are expected to attend the League Championships.  For most swimmers this is the culmination of the season.  The teams the Willows faces during the dual meet season gather to determine the League Champion.

**Qualifying times are needed to enter the Conference Championships which is held the Tuesday and Wednesday after League Championships.  Swimmers from all leagues gather to crown individual and relay champions from the conference.  In 2017 the Conference consisted of three leagues.  Leagues A, B, and C make up the Conference.