Please read here
for Important Dates, Eligibility, Costs, &
- Friday, April
24th: Online registration available for returning swimmers
and their family.
- Friday, May 1st:
Online registration available to the public.
- Monday, June 1st
and Tuesday, June 2nd: New swimmer assessments
only. 6-7:30 pm.
- Wednesday, June 3rd -
Friday, June 5th: Evening practice for all
Ages 8 & Under
pm, swim assessments continue all week for newcomers
- 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
- Monday, June 8
-- All AM & PM regular practice schedule.
- AM practices begin.
Every weekday except Wednesdays for swimmers ages 10+.
- PM practices
Ages 8 & Under
- Saturday, June 22
-- Registration closes.
- Age. Swimmers may not be
older than 18 years on Monday, June 1,
2020. 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 so we will be soliciting
corporate sponsors to offset the cost.
- SWIM CAP. One size
fits all silicone swim caps w/ the Westover Waves logo are provided
FREE to all swimmers if we have enough corporate sponsors. If you
are interested in being a corporate sponsor contact Tammy Brown or
Teresa Hulleman at [email protected]
- 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 swim
assessments. Registration fees are
due no later than each swimmer's first
- 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 season
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 [email protected]
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 BLUE!
- 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 each.
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. Thank
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