2022 Swim Team

Welcome to the 2022 Swim Team Season! 

Willowdale Swim Team is for swimmers of all abilities ages 4-18. In addition to practice and meets, we have many fun social events such as Friday night pasta dinners, swim team party, pancake breakfasts and more.  

View the Willowdale Swim Team 2022 calendar of events 

Early Season practice will begin Wednesday, 6/1:

Monday- Thursday Early Season Times: *no early season practice on Fridays (no practice on June 14 due to private event at pool)

Ages 13 and up: 6:00-7:30pm
Ages 9-12: 4:15-5:15pm
Ages 8 & under: 5:15-6:00pm

Saturday Morning Early Season Time: 

Ages 13 & up: 7:45-9:15am
Ages 9-12: 9:15-10:15am
Ages 8 & under: 10:15-11am

Regular Season schedule will begin Thursday 6/23-Saturday 7/23.

Practice will be held Monday-Friday with meets on Saturday mornings. We offer camper practice on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons:


Ages 13 & up: 7:45-9:15am
Ages 9-12: 9:15-10:15am
Ages 8 & under: 10:15-11am
Camper PM (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday): 5:30-6:30pm

***Practices will continue for Cherry Bowl (July 30) and TriCounty (August 6 & 7) for those swimmers who are participating. We will provide more information for these events.

Swimmers are encouraged to attend at least 3 practices each week but no more than 1 per day.

What should I bring to practice? Swimmers should be ready to get into pool at the start of practice with their bathing suit on, googles and cap (not required by recommended).  We encourage you to bring a water bottle, towel and fins (if you have them).  Please have sneakers and a sweatshirt for early season practice in case it is too chilly in the get in the water.

 

Training Squad Information
Training squad is pre-swim team program for our newest swimmers. Training squad is a small group, hands on program held in the shallow end of the pool. Our coaches focus on the introduction of all four strokes as well as breathing technique. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and be able to put their face fully under the water. Our training squad swimmers will get an opportunity to experience meet swimming in our Wednesday night B meets. Many of our training squad swimmers will move up to swim team by end of the season.

 

Early SeasonTraining Squad Schedule begins Monday, June 13: 
5:00- 5:30pm ages 4+5 

5:30-6:00pm ages 6-8
 

Regular season Training Squad beginning Thursday, June 23
AM Training Squad: 10:00-10:30am (M-F)
PM Training Squad (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday): 5:00-5:30pm

Team Suit Information

Our team suit this year is the Dolfin Surge. These suits are for meets. Suits can be purchased from the NL Pro Shop. Team suits are not mandatory. If you do not want to purchase the team suit, we ask that you please purchase a plain black or navy blue suit (or use last year's Navy suit) for your child.  The Surge does not have a racer option so if your son prefers a racer, plain black or navy blue is fine.  
  
We are offering personalized caps again this year.  The cap orders must be placed by May 22.  This is the only time we will offer personalized caps.  If you have a cap from last year, you do not need to purchase a new one but of course are welcome too. 
  
Team suits and caps can be purchased online here:   Team Suits and Caps