La Crosse Area Family YMCA
If you are a new swimmer you can bring a completed "two-week
free trial" form to practice to start your two week trial.
The Wave is divided into five distinct
training groups based on ability, experience, and
the first level of swim team. It follows the 7 wee session schedule
(not the swim team season schedule). You can register for
Pre-Novice at the front desk.
NOVICE is for swimmers ages 10 and
under. Focus is on learning to swim all four of the competitive
strokes. 3 practices per week recommended.
JUNIOR is for experienced 8-10 year
old swimmers and new 10-14 year old swimmers. Focus is on
refining strokes and increasing strength and endurance. 3 practices
per week recommended.
JUNIOR ELITE is for experienced
swimmers age 10 and over with the ability and desire to train for
longer periods of time. 4 practices per week
SENIOR is for the committed 14 and
over high school age swimmer who is able to train with increased
distances, duration and intensity. 5 practices per week
Coaches will gladly answer questions regarding which training group
is most appropriate. Please do not pay registration fees before
checking with Head Coach Jeanine or Admin Coach Deb if you are
unsure which group to sign up for.
The Wave participates in variety of meets during the season.
Participation in all meets is optional. Swimmers sign up for each
meet and the events they want to swim. Coaches are happy to provide
advice on which meets and events are appropriate for certain
The 2017-2018 swim season begins September 18,
Monthly training fee for each group
Youth or Family YMCA membership is required of
all swimmers on the team. Some meets require meet entry fees
usually $2-$5 per event.
No swimmer will be refused participation due
to an inability to pay. Please see Coach Deb for questions
regarding financial aid.
New swimmers age 10 and under should attend the Novice practice
group times, swimmers 11-14 should attend either the Junior or
Junior Elite practice group times depending on their ability level
and competitive swimming experience, and swimmers 14 and older who
are at least Freshman in High School should attend the Senior
practice group times. Swimmers new to the Wave should take
advantage of the two-week free trial. Swimmers may try the team for
two weeks without obligation at any time during the season.
to find a copy of the two-week free trial form. You can print it
off, fill it out, and bring it to the practice that you choose to
Please call Head Coach Jeanine Serrano at
E-mail: email@example.com Web
Administrative Coach Deb Ondell email: firstname.lastname@example.org