Wayside Waves Swim Team
Wayside Waves is a program of the Wayside Athletic Club in Marlborough, MA for swimmers 5-18 years old who want to learn the fundamentals of the sport of swimming. The program has a 4-season approach. All sessions offer 3 practices per week with the expectation that swimmers will be at least 2 each week.
SPRING CLINIC: March 30 - June 11, 2019
No practice April 20, 22, 23 (school vacation) and May 25 ( Memorial Day)
This is a non-competitive session in which we return to basics and review and refine skills in all 4
competitive strokes. We start by focusing on one stroke per week, using drills to remind the swimmers of
correct movements within that stroke. Many high school swimmers use this season to refresh after a busy
high school competitive season. Others come to the Spring Clinic as an exerscise session. Still others use
this session in order to get ready for the Summer Competitive Swim Team Season. Either is fine as
long as the swimmers is committed to working together for the fun of the sport.
SUMMER SWIM TEAM: June 22 - August 2
During this season, the Waves Swim Team takes part in the MetroWest Summer Swim League.
Meets can be on weeknights or weekends. The schedule of meets will be posted on this webpage as soon
as it has been finalized and then open for signing up commitment to the meets. In order to swim in the
League Championship meet the first Saturday in August; a team swimmer must swim in at least 2 summer
MSSL meets. A swimmer's age for this season is determined by his/her age on June 1st of that year.
FALL CLINIC: September 9 - October 29, 2020
This session is like the Spring Clinic: we refresh and review. There are no meets. It may be used as an
exercise program, or as preparation for the Winter Competitive Season or preparation for high school
Winter Swim Team: November 2, 2019 - March 6, 2020
No practice November 25 & 26 (Thanksgiving), December 24 (Christmas),
December 31,2020 (New Year's Eve), or February School vacation (2/15, 17, 18, 2021)
This is the second competitive season of the Wayside Waves year. During this session, the Waves take part
in the Metro Swim League. Meets are on the weekends, but not every weekend. Generally, there are 2 meets
before Thanksgiving, 2-3 meets between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and 6 meets between January and the
end of February.
Discounts Swimmers can join at any time, as long as there is still space. Please contact aquatics for a rate based on the date you can start. There are no sibling discounts.
Practices are held in our indoor 5 lane pool during all our sessions. We use the outdoor pool during the summer for swim meets. See Practice Schedule under Team Info.
Our winter home meets are in our indoor pool, summer meets are in our outdoor pool.
You must contact aquatics at email@example.com for any pro-rated fees.