Welcome to the
2019 Westover Waves online
Please read here
for Important Dates, Eligibility, Costs,
Orientation, & the "Splash In" kickoff
event Saturday, June 1, 1-4 pm @
Westover Rec Center & Pool.
- Wednesday, April
24-- Online registration begins for returning
- Wednesday, May 1
-- Open online registration begins for all.
- Saturday, May
18th, 1-3 pm -- Onsite registration option
#1 @ Westover for anyone having difficulty online.
- Monday, May
20th, 5:30-7:30 pm -- Onsite registration
option #2 @ Westover for anyone having difficulty
- Friday, May 31
-- Late fees begin.
- Check this space for weather
updates during the first week of practice. Once your child is
registered you should begin to receive email updates. We will
also discuss how to get text updates via the OnDeck app during our
- Saturday, June
1, 1-4 pm -- "SPLASH IN" kickoff event @
Westover Rec Center & Pool.
pm, Family orientation & introductions in
- 2-4 pm, New
swimmer assessments if needed, receive swim cap and t-shirt.
- 50/50 Raffle Drawing at 3pm. Do
not need to be present to win.
- Waves Wear apparel pre-orders
- Late fees waived for on-site
- 1-7pm, Westover
Pool open to public
- Monday through Friday,
June 3-7 -- PM practices
pm, swim assessments continue all week for newcomers
Ages 8 & Under
- Monday, June 10
-- All AM & PM regular practice schedule.
- AM practices
Every weekday except Wednesdays for swimmers ages 9+.
- PM practices
Ages 8 & Under
- Saturday, June 22
-- Registration closes.
- Age. Swimmers may not be
older than 18 years on Thursday, June 1,
2019. Age groups will be determined by each swimmer's
age on June 1 -- 6 & Under, 8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14,
- Assessments. Swimmers must
be able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards) completely
unassisted. Due to our team size, this requirement is strictly
enforced. Assessments are made by our adult coaches, with help from
our junior coaches in the water for safety. Our adult coaches have
extensive experience & expertise. They know what
is required to participate & they are ideally prepared to
decide whether your child is ready for a positive swim experience,
so their decisions are final. You have several opportunities for
swim assessments, which may take up to 45 minutes:
- Almost. Sometimes
children are scared, or nervous the first time out. If your
child failed in their first attempt, they are welcome to
try one more time on another day; but only once
more because we do not want a child who is simply not ready to
feel bad after trying their best.
- If a child fails to
qualify, you will receive a full refund (minus online
bank convenience charge) & the child is certainly welcome to
try again next year. Also, there are excellent swim lessons offered
separately throughout the summer by the City of Harrisonburg Parks
& Recreation. No appointment is necessary; simply inquire at
the lifeguard desk. For more information: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/faq-swim-lessons.
- REGISTRATION. $100
for the 1st swimmer, $190 for 2 swimmers, $280 for
3 swimmers, & $325 family maximum. All fees
must be paid prior to any team activity, including assessments.
These fees pay coaches ($70 per swimmer), league fees ($14), Champs
fee ($5 per swimmer) & other necessary expenses (e.g., ribbons,
awards, printer ink, etc.). PLEASE
NOTE: If the $100 rate would create a financial
hardship on your family, please see SCHOLARSHIPS below.
Registration fees are due no later than each swimmer's first
- DONATION. Although the
City of Harrisonburg supports our team with free facilities use, we
are a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, ID # 54-1953881, led
by parent volunteers. Please, if your family is able,
would you consider donating an extra $10 per
swimmer? Thank you.
- T-SHIRT. We want every
swimmer to have a t-shirt. All other Waves Wear apparel &
promotional items are sold at retail prices to offset team
expenses. Please log into
WAVES WEAR to get your order form.
- SWIM CAP. One size
fits all silicone swim caps w/ the Westover Waves logo are provided
FREE to all swimmers.
FEE. Beginning Friday, May
31st, $10 per swimmer & $25 family
- PAYMENT. By
choosing to pay onlline, you accept the non-refundable, online
bank convenience charge. You may pay by check made out to WESTOVER
WAVES SWIM TEAM & mailed to: Westover Waves Swim
Team, 1830 Manor Drive, Harrisonburg, VA
22801. You may pay by check, or cash in person
at either of the on-site registrations, at swim assessments, at
"Splash In" kickoff event on Saturday, June
1. Registration fees are due no later than each
swimmer's first practice.
- REFUNDS. Upon
registration, a swimmer has committed to team participation &
refunds will not be administered. However, if a swimmer has been
assessed as ineligible, then a full refund (minus online bank
convenience fee) is made promptly. Fees are NOT pro-rated after the
- SCHOLARSHIPS. Westover
Waves provides scholarships to help eligible youth on a first-come,
funding, and space available basis. Children must receive
government assistance (e.g., free or reduced lunch, housing/child
care/medical assistance). If you qualify for a scholarship please
bring documentation of participation in these programs to one of
our onsite registration days and pay the reduced fee amount ($25).
Scholarship requests must be requested prior to June 2nd in order
to be considered. Contact Tammy Brown or Teresa Hulleman at firstname.lastname@example.org if
you have any questions
The following are OPTIONAL costs w/
third parties, not the Westover Waves.
- ONLINE BANK
FEE. The amount the online bank convenience charge,
which we pass along to you, is 30 cents per
transaction plus 2.95% of the total. For example, the
online convenience charge on a single swimmer registration fee
would be $3.25. This charge is non-refundable. To avoid this
bank fee, please see PAYMENT above.
- SWIMSUITS. Team
swimsuits are not required, just recommended. Families order the
team swimsuit individually through swimoutlet.com. We have chosen
the Sporti Light Wave suit which is available in boys and
men’s jammers as well as girls and women’s one-piece
suit. Please use the following links to order your
suit. PLEASE BE SURE TO ORDER COLOR
- GOGGLE, KICK BOARDS
& SWIM FINS. While we have a few on hand to
share, swimmers are encouraged to have their own if possible, but
it is OPTIONAL. You may purchase these items
anywhere, but feel free to ask coaches if you have any
questions. Lost, or broken goggles are a common problem, so
the Team Manager keeps some in the shed for $5
ACCESS. All swim families may access the pool
free for practices & meets ONLY by simply
identifying yourself w/ the Westover Waves at the lifeguard desk.
No swimming is allowed during meets.
PASS. For swimming during other times, the city Parks
& Recreation offers a Summer Family Pass
is $70 for residents, $90 for non-residents,
entirely separate from the Westover Waves swim team. Of course,
this is OPTIONAL. You may purchase a pass at the lifeguard
desk. For more information: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/swimming-pool#hours-fees.
That's a lot of
information, but it should cover everything to JOIN THE TEAM! If
you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns. Please
contact Team Managers Tammy Brown or Teresa
email@example.com. Thank you!
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