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The Windsor Water Rats eXpress (WWRX) swim team offers Windsor* youth ages 5 to 18 the opportunity to strengthen their individual swimming skills within a fun and supportive team environment. We work with swimmers of all ability levels, as long as the child is comfortable swimming 25 meters (one length of the pool) on his/her front and back.

WWRX offers year-round training at the indoor Windsor High School pool. Swimmers may participate in any or all of the following programs:

  • Winter Season (October to February):  Train and compete in Central Connecticut Winter Swim League meets and championships

  • Spring Stroke Clinics (April to May):  Participate in one-week clinics that focus on improving stroke technique and times in the freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and starts and turns

  • Summer Season (May to August):  Train and compete in Central Connecticut Swim League meets and championships

  • Fall Stroke Clinics (September to October):  Participate in one-week clinics that focus on improving stroke technique and times in the freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and starts and turns.

The WWRX swim team is a 100 percent volunteer-run organization led by an elected Board of Directors. The Board meets monthly to manage the administration of the team. We encourage parents to participate in Board meetings. An involved community makes a stronger WWRX team!

*Non-Windsor residents may be able to join the WWRX team if your hometown does not offer a competitive swim program, in accordance with Central Connecticut Swim League rules. Contact the WWRX Board if you need help determining if your child is eligible to join the team.

 

Our swim team cannot function without the support of our parent volunteers like you. At each swim meet, there are many roles on deck that must be filled by our parents.  We need volunteers like you.

Winter 2019/20 required volunteer slots per family is  (TBA):  These are per family not child. For example if you have a varsity swimmer and a junior varsity swimmer you only have to do 4 slots not 8.  There are more slots for senior families this year as seniors have a home meet requiring a lot more volunteers.  Normally the volunteer slots are even.

 

All the jobs listed below are split into 2 slots per meet equal to ½ meet each with the exception of Officials, and Ribbon Coordinator. Required minimal family volunteer slots will be announced before the first swim meet of the season. If you are unable to fulfill the minimal slots per family, your $100 volunteer check will be cashed at the end of the season. There are many roles to be filled at the meets and a few behind the scene jobs as well.  If you are having trouble getting in all your slots please see one of the parent rep members of the board so we can work something out.

Scorer: Records the race times from the time cards onto a master list and assigns points.   See guidelines

Officials:  There is USA Official and Rec Officials.  You must be certified/trained for to be a USA official but you can be trained on deck to be a Rec Official. This job is for the whole meet. WWRX pays for the USA official training. Officials run the meet and review the swimmers start/stops/turns/strokes to ensure they are within the official swimming guidelines. Among the many perks to being a USA official is it will fulfill all required volunteer slots for the season in both Rec and USA .  You are required to officiate multiple meets a season (meets your kids are already at) .  Please see a member of the board if you are interested in becoming an official and we will get you started.