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Membership Information
 

2016 REGISTRATION DATES

​APRIL

  • Sunday, April 24 thru Saturday, April 30 (7 days) – Online pre-registration for returning families.

MAY

  • Sunday, May 1 thru Tuesday, May 31 – Open online registration.
  • Wednesday, May 4, 5:30-7pm – On-site Registration #1 @ Westover Rec Center.
  • Thursday, May 12, 6-7:30pm – On-site Registration #2 @ Westover Rec Center.
  • Saturday, May 21, 9-11am – Family Orientation #1 @ Westover Rec Center.
  • Wednesday, May 25, 7-8pm – Family Orientation #2 @ Westover Rec Center.
  • Tuesday, May 31 – Last day to avoid late fees.

JUNE

  • Wednesday, June 1 - L ate fees begin ($10 per swimmer w/ $25 family maximum).
  • Sunday, June 5, 1-5pm – “Splash In” Kick-off Event & Assessments. A "drop in anytime" event that should take 30 minutes or less. For this event, simply identify yourself as "with the Westover Waves" to gain free access to Westover Pool.
    • ASSESSMENTS. New swimmers are REQUIRED to participate. Returning swimmers are URGED to participate.
    • FREE T-SHIRTS. All swimmers receive a free t-shirt.
    • SWIMSUITS & APPAREL. SportFairUSA, our apparel vendor, will have every you order during registration, including suits for fitting.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Swimmers must not be older than 18 years on Monday, June 1, 2016.
  • Everyone must be able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards) completely unassisted in order to qualify for the team. Due to our team's growing numbers, the requirement will be strictly enforced. Assessments are made by adult coaches, with help from junior coaches in the water for safety. Our head coaches have plenty of experience and expertise. They know what's required during the season, they are ideally prepared to decide whether your child is ready for a positive swim team experience. Their decisions are final and not subject to debate. If you have a problem with a decision, please see Team Manager Tony Britt, as it becomes a "beyond the pool" matter.
  • If  a child fails to qualify, you will receive a full refund (minus online convenience charge). Also, there are excellent swim lessons offered separately throughout the summer by the City of Harrisonburg Parks & Recreation department. No appointment is necessary; simply inquire at the pool office. For more information, log onto: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/swimming-pool.
  • Age groups for both boys and girls are: 8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-18.

 

COSTS: FEES

  • Swimmers will be ineligible to attend any swim team practice or function until all fees have been paid and registration information is completed.
  • Unfortunately, fees must be increased for the first time since 2012: $85 per swimmer w/ $250 family maximum.
  • Also, beginning this year, there will be a Champs entry fee of $5 per swimmer to cover the cost of Heat Sheet programs, but that fee is not assessed until your swimmer(s) commits to participate in Champs.
  • LATE FEE: Beginning Wednesday, May 31, late fees are $10 per swimmer w/ $25 family maximum.
  • REFUNDS: Upon registration, a swimmer has committed to team participation and refunds will not be administered. However, if a swimmer has been assessed as ineligible, then a full registration refund (minus convenience fee for online payments) will be made. Fees are NOT pro-rated after the season begins.
  • Partial scholarships are available upon request and approval.
  • Once swim team fees are paid and swimmers are determined eligible, Westover Pool will provide a pass for access during practices and meets in the form of a key fob. Please remember, and remind your children to remember, to scan the key fob every time you enter the pool for meets and practices.
  • Swim team fees do NOT include unlimited pool access to Westover Pool outside of meet and practice times. The Westover Pool offers a tremendous value SUMMER FAMILY PASS: $60 for city residents, or $80 for non-city residents for unfettered access to the pool during all summer hours. You can't beat it! For more information, log onto: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/swimming-pool#hours-fees.

 

COSTS: UNIFORM

  • There is a team swimsuit & team swim cap available for purchase separate through our vendor, SportFairUSA. While both are encouraged, neither are required. If you pre-order no later than Tuesday, May 24, your purchase will be delivered by Sunday, June 5 & fitting available, so size changes can be made.
    • Boys briefs cost $25.95; jammers $30.95.
    • Girls' suits cost $37.95.
    • Silicon swim caps w/ the Westover Waves logo cost $2-$3 each.
    • Other Westover Waves apparel will be available.
  • Goggles are not required, but virtually every swimmer uses them. You can purchase high-quality goggles through SportFairUSA, or in three-packs from Costco for about $15. PLEASE avoid the cheapest goggles (i.e., Wal-Mart) b/c they are easily ruin by normal use - and all kids are tough on all goggles.

 

REGISTRATION

  • Pre-registration for returning families will be available - April 24-30, 2016.
  • Open registration will begin Sunday, May 1, 2016.
  • Online registration allows for payment by:
    • Credit/debit card, but a non-refundable convenience fee is added; or
    • Check mailed to: Julian Alleyne, Westover Waves Treasurer, 1830 Manor Court, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
  • On-site registration for cash, check or credit/debit cards will be held:
    • Wednesday, May 4, 5:30-7pm – On-site Registration #1 @ Westover Rec Center.
    • Thursday, May 12, 6-7:30pm – On-site Registration #2 @ Westover Rec Center.
  • Late fees of $10 per swimmer w/ $25 family max will begin Wednesday, May 31, 2016.

 

FAMILY ORIENTATION MEETINGS

  • Attendance at one of the two meetings is REQUIRED for all new families.
  • Saturday, May 21, 9-11am – Family Orientation #1 @ Westover Rec Center.
  • Wednesday, May 25, 7-8pm – Family Orientation #2 @ Westover Rec Center.
  • For parents, a formal agenda will begin with brief introductions, following by Q&A for the majority of the time.
  • For children, junior coaches will lead team-building activities, introduce expectations, get everyone excited about the new season.

 

SWIMMER ASSESSMENTS

  • Sunday, June 5, 1-5pm – “Splash In” Kick-off Event & Assessments. A "drop in anytime" event that should take 30 minutes or less.  For this event, simply identify yourself as "with the Westover Waves" to gain free access to Westover Pool.
  • ASSESSMENTS. New swimmers are REQUIRED to participate. Returning swimmers are URGED to participate.
  • FREE T-SHIRTS. All swimmers receive a free t-shirt.
  • SWIMSUITS & APPAREL. SportFairUSA, our apparel vendor, will have every you order during registration, including suits for fitting.
  • All newcomers must have a swim assessment to determine each child's beginning ability. Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards) completely unassisted. With our growing number of swimmers, this requirement will be strictly enforced.
  • Everyone must be able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards) completely unassisted in order to qualify for the team. Due to our team's growing numbers, the requirement will be strictly enforced.
  • Assessments are made by adult coaches, with help from junior coaches in the water for safety. Our head coaches have plenty of experience and expertise. They know what's required during the season, they are ideally prepared to decide whether your child is ready for a positive swim team experience. Their decisions are final and not subject to debate. If you have a problem with a decision, please see Team Manager Tony Britt, as it becomes a "beyond the pool" matter. Anyone who chooses to debate the issue will be asked to leave the pool facility immediately - and nobody wants that because it would embarrass your child.
  • Eligible swimmers will be assigned to a level (1 through 9) commensurate with their age and ability. If a child fails to qualify:
  • Coaches' decisions are final.
  • A full refund (minus convenience fee for online payments) will be made.
  • There are excellent swim lessons offered separately throughout the summer by the City of Harrisonburg Parks & Recreation department. No appointment is necessary; simply inquire at the pool office. For more information, log onto: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/swimming-pool.

Any questions about registration should be directed to Team Manager Tony Britt at westoverwavesteam@gmail.com.