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Meets

Swim Meet Schedule (subject to change)

 

Wayside Waves Winter 2019-2020

Date

Where

Check-in Time

Warm-up

Start

Host Team

Visiting Team

11/16/19

AWAY Meet 
@ Suburban Child Athletic Club
10 Roxanna St,
Framingham, MA

3:45pm


4:00pm

 

 4:30pm

Suburban Sharks

Wayside
Waves

11/23/19

HOME Meet
@ Wayside Athletic Club
80 Broadmeadow St
Marlborough, MA

4:30pm

5:00pm

5:30pm

Wayside 
Waves

Westford
Dolphins

12/7/19

HOME
TBA

4:30pm

5:00pm

5:30pm

Wayside
Waves

TBA

1/4/20

AWAY Meet
@ Wayland Community Pool
258 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA

12:15pm

12:30pm

1:00pm

Wayland
Jr Warriors

Wayside
Waves

1/11/20

AWAY Meet
@ JW Hayden Recreation Center
24 Lincoln St
Lexington, MA

12:45pm

1:00pm

1:30pm

Hayden 
Dolphins

Wayside
Waves

1/25/20

AWAY Meet
@ the Beede Swim & Fitness Center
498 Walden St
Concord, MA

3:45pm

4:00pm

5:00pm

Concord 
Otters

Wayside Waves
&
Suburban
Sharks

2/1/20

AWAY Meet
@ The Thoreau Club
275 Forest Ridge Rd
Concord, MA

1:15pm

1:30pm

2:00pm

Thoreau
Sharks

Wayside
Waves

2/22/20

AWAY Meet
@ the BCYF Center
160 Florence St
Boston, MA
617-635-5181
11:15am 11:30am 12:pm Flaherty 
Dolphins
Wayside 
Waves
3/7/20 Metro Swim League
Winter League Championship
@ Boston University
915 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA
TBA TBA TBA Metro Swim League
ALL TEAMS
ALL TEAMS
in the
Metro Swim League
3/11/20 Team Celebration Pool Party
Wayside Athletic Club
80 Broadmeadow St
Marlborough, MA
5:00PM

5:00pm

Pool Party

 

6:15pm

Pizza & Awards

Upper room

Wayside 
Waves
Wayside
Waves
Families 

 

Wayside Waves Summer 2019

Date

Where

Check-in Time

Warm-up

Start

Host Team

Visiting Team

7/6/19

HOME Tri-Meet #1
Wayside Athletic Club
80 Broadmeadow St
Marlborough, MA

7:00am


7:15am

 

 10:00am

Wayside
Waves

Westborough
&
Holden

7/13/19

Suburban Child Athletic Club
10 Roxanna St
 Framingham

12:30pm

1:00pm

1:30pm

Suburban
Sharks

Wayside 
Waves

7/15/19

Wayland Community Pool
258 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA
508-358-8999

5:00pm

5:30pm

6:00pm

Wayland 
Jr Warriors

Wayside
Waves

7/21/19

Holden Pool
200 Salisbury St
Holden, MA

12:30pm

1:00pm

1:30pm

Holden

Wayside
Waves

7/23/19

Natick Longfellow Sports Club
203 Oak St., Natick, MA
508-653-4633

4:45pm

5:00pm

5:30pm

Natick

Wayside
Waves

7/27/19

HOME Tri-Meet #2
Wayside Athletic Club
80 Broadmeadow St
Marlborough, MA

7:00am

7:15am

8:00am

Wayside Waves

Chamberlain Pines

Milford

8/3/19

Summer League Championship
Milford High School
66 School St, Milford, MA

TBA

TBA

TBA

 

 

8/4/19

Team Celebration Pool Party
Wayside Athletic Club
80 Broadmeadow St
Marlborough, MA

12:45pm

1:00pm

4:00pm

Wayside 
Waves

Wayside Waves 
Parents

Siblings

   

 

 

 

 

Meet Results

Winter 2016-2017

Time Trials 11/2/2016

Results Revere 11/12/2016

Results Concord 12/10/2016

Results Westford 12/17/16

Results Thoreau 1/21/17

Results Flaherty/SPA 1/28/17

Results Hayden  2/4/17

Results Longfellow 2/11/17

Results Suburban  2/18/17

Championships all times 3/04/17

Championships only Wayside with DQ's 03/04/17

Summer 2016

Longfellow Results 7/5/16

Westboro MWYMCA 7/9/16

Holden 7/16/16

Winter 2015-2016

Meet Line ups as well as results will be posted here.


Meet Survival Guide

Swim Meets are an integral part of being on a swim team.  They are loud, crowded, hot and wet but best of all they are a lot of fun.

Meets are also a way for swimmers, parents and coaches to evaluate how the athlete is progressing and it allows the coaches to look at how individual athletes swim in a race so we can make corrections during practices.

We require the swimmers on our team to participate in swim meets.  The minimum number of meets required is 4 but we would like you at all our meets.

For every meet, we need to plan on who will swim in what events.  To help the coaches plan the line-up for the meet we require you to declare you swimming status for each meet, (if you are going or not.)  You must declare your intent, one way or the other by 9pm the Sunday before a meet.  This will give the coaches time to put the line up together for the next meet.   You can sign up far in advance and make changes as we approach the 9pm deadline.

If you need to make a change to your status, you can do that yourself if it is before the 9pm deadline. If the deadline has passed, please contact the coach to make a change.  In most cases we will be able to make those changes.

What happens at a meet?

The meets are structured but for the uninitiated, it looks like chaos.

Arriving

Plan your trip to the pool. If you have not been there before don't forget to consider traffic in your travel time.

You arrive, with your suit on under your street cloths (some locker rooms are very small) and you check in.  This will be with a parent check in person or it may be your coach.  If in doubt, find your coach.

Check in

When you arrive check in (this will be with a parent volunteer or if you can't find one, check in with your coach)  Once you check in you will sit with your team and get ready to go in the water (we want you to sit with the team, sorry parents, not with you.)  In our team area we will post the line-up and you should note your event numbers.  Many swimmers will write their event numbers on their hand to help them remember which event they are in. You can visit parents and family but we want you to sit with the team.  Get to know your team mates, make a new friend!

Warm up

About 15-20 minutes after you check in you will warm up.  This gives you a chance to get physically ready for the meet.  You will have an opportunity to do a short work out so you can get your heart rate up and get a feel for the pool and your strokes.  At away pools you can get a feel for the pool.  Maybe the starting blocks are different or the shallow end is even shallower than our pool.  Make sure you take a couple of turns and a couple of start during your warm up.

Swim Meet Starts

About 30 minutes after the start of warm ups, we will start the meet.

The meet starts with a Graduated Medley Relay followed by individual events of Butterfly, Freestyle, Individual Medley, Breaststroke and Backstroke.  The last set of events are the Freestyle Relays.

At some point there will be announcements on which events need to be in the bullpen (the bullpen is a holding area where the swimmers are lined up so they go to the correct lane to swim their race)  When your event is called, you must go to the bullpen.  Please pay attention to the events in the water and which one is being called to the bullpen.  We don't want you to miss your race.  Parents, you can remind your swimmer to go to the bullpen when their event is called, especially for the 10 and unders.

We want and encourage swimmers to stay and cheer on their team mates for all races but especially the freestyle relays.  These can be some of the most exciting races of the meet.  When possible, we will put as many swimmers into the Freestyle Relay as we can.

What to bring to the meet

We want swimmers to wear their team apparel.  You should wear your team swim suit, t-shirt and swim cap.  If you have team sweatshirts or jackets, you should wear those as well.

You should bring to the meet

Towel, goggle, swim suit, swim cap, team apparel

Back up goggle, cap, suit and towel. (things rip or break)  At most meets the team will try to bring extra caps.

Light jacket or sweatshirt.

There is a lot of down time (though it goes quickly) so bring something to keep yourself occupied.  A small game or book is great.  Make sure you still listen for your event to be called.  If you bring something valuable, we recommend you give it to a parent when you are not swimming or using it.  Things have a way of disappearing at meets.

A healthy snack and some water - you want to keep up your energy and stay hydrated.  Many teams do sell food during the meet.

Parents

It can be warm or hot and humid on a pool deck so we recommend you wear layers and dress comfortably.  Better yet, volunteer to work the meet.

Updated  5/30/17