Off-Season Swim



It snowed the other day! It was just some random flurries and it was early in the morning, but it was snow and that means that winter is right around the corner. Which maybe makes you think of snowball fights, sledding, hot cocoa, and... swimming, right? Yeah, swimming. Fortunately for you and your swimmers, we have a wonderful indoor facility available to us so we can offer our Off-Season Swim Program.

Well, we're pretty sure there's plenty of you out there that already miss being in or around the pool and Off-Season Swim is a nice dose of chlorine for the soul. There are the bigger programs out there - there's NCAP and Occoquan Swimming, that train pretty much every day. There's Riptide and Swim Kids that train a few times a week. And there are other options - but not everyone has time for that (it's a pretty big commitment). Our Off-Season Swim program is one day a week, one hour per practice, and you get to see familiar faces (Coach Jeremiah, for one) while making sure your swimmers don't get too rusty while the neighborhood pools are closed.

We will return to Central Park Aquatics Center for this off season, with all safety precautions and efforts being made to minimize risk for our swimmers and families. We're going to have some lanes in the big pool and some lanes in the small pool to make sure we can provide the right kind of practice for all our swimmers. We're even hoping to get some of our illustrious Jr. Coaches in the pool so we can keep working with our younger swimmers who just finished or just moved up from the Guppy program.

It's very exciting and super fun for the swimmers and that's why we have the BWaves OffSeason swim program. And we can't wait to welcome your swimmers back to the pool. So here are the details (as far as we know).

BASIC ($175): One practice a week Sundays, 5:00pm - 6:00pm (approximately 16 practices). Off-Season Swim will convene on Sundays, 5:00pm-6:00pm @ CPAC, beginning on January 23rd. Session Two will run through May 22nd, which will bring us right up to the new swim season. (NOTE: We will have two NO-SWIM days on April 10th and April17th (Spring Break & Easter). This is a total of 16 weeks and we will plan to have a practice on each of those weeks, but there is always the possibility that a year-round meet may take over the facility).

Prerequisites include: participation on a swim team (Guppies included), comfortable in the water by themselves, and able to swim across the pool. We may or may not have any coaches in the water with the swimmers - we hope to, but need to plan for both scenarios. The Shaw pool is only 3 1/2 feet deep, but we would really like all our swimmers to be confident and capable of being safely independent in the water. 

Participation in the BASIC Off-Season Swim program for all 16 Sundays is: $175.00. We have opened up registration online this year so we can best plan for our swimmers and be ready to go on day one. If you pay with plastic, there will be a 4% transaction fee. Checks should be made payable to “Bridlewaves Swim Team”; cash (in US denominations only) should be handed over calmly, with no sudden movements. This fee is non-refundable.

Please register to let us know if you plan to have swimmers in the program (or email [email protected] if you have any questions) so we can be sure to have enough coaches.


Reach out to all your friends and tell them to sign up, too!