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Tryout Schedule

The new swimmer tryout and registration period is from August 22nd - September 2nd, 2016.  All tryouts will be held at the Takoma Aquatic Center and Rumsey Aquatic Center from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  

We ask that your reserve your space for tryouts for the desired date and location of your choice via the Event Brite link below.​  Swimmers should arrive at the pool 15 minutes before tryouts begin so they have time to change and check in with the coaches.  Registration for swim team tryouts does not guarantee your swimmer a spot on the swim team.  Swim team coaches will assess swimmers based on knowledge of strokes and skill.  Swimmers that are recommended by the coaching staff to join the swim team will be given instructions on how to register for the team at the end of each tryout session. 

  • Age Group Tryout Dates
    • Tuesday, August 23rd
    • Friday, August 26th
    • Monday, August 29th
    • Thursday, September 1st
  • Developmental Tryout Dates
    • Monday, August 22nd
    • Thursday, August 25th
    • Tuesday, August 30th
    • Friday, September 2nd
  • High School/Summer League Prep Tryout Dates
    • Wednesday, August 24th
    • Wednesday August 31st

Required Equipment for Tryouts:

  • Swim suit
  • Goggles
  • Swim cap for swimmers with long hair

 

Swimmer Registration

Registration for the DC Wave Competitive Swim Team begins August 1st, 2016 for returning team members (see criteria below for priority status), and August 22nd, 2016 for new team members.  Tryouts are required for all new team members prior to registration.  

 

A need based swimmer registration fee discount is available for DC residents only.  Please print and return the completed form below to Robert Green at [email protected] to receive the discounted rate.   

DPR Reduced Rate Application

  • Priority Registration Group 1
    • Registration Date: August 1st – August 22nd
    • Online registration only at www.dpr.dc.gov
    • Criteria:
      • Must be returning team member from 2015-2016 season
      • Must have a DC Wave Booster Club account in good standing (no outstanding fees greater than $100)
      • Swimmer must have attended 60% or more of schedule practices for their training group for the 2015-2016 season.
      • Swimmer must have competed in at least 5 swim meets on the team competition schedule during the 2015-2016 season.
  • New Swimmer and Team Member Registration
    • Registration Date: August 22nd – September 2nd
    • Successful completion of tryout required prior to registration
    • Must register at a DC Wave training location
    • Criteria:
      • Swimmer cannot have been enrolled in the DC Wave Swim Team program or swam as a member of the DC Wave Swim Team during the 2015-2016 season.
      • Must attend and successfully complete at least 1 tryout session prior to registration.
  • Priority Registration Group 2
    • Registration Date: September 12th – October 3rd
    • Online registration only at www.dpr.dc.gov
    • Criteria:
      • Must be returning team member from 2015-2016 season
      • Must have a DC Wave Booster Club account in good standing (no outstanding fees greater than $100)
      • Swimmer must have attended 40% or more of schedule practices for their training group for the 2015-2016.
      • Swimmer must have competed in at least 3 swim meets on the team competition schedule during the 2015-2016 season.
  • Open Registration 
    • Registration Date: October 4th – December 1st – Space permitting.  (The 2016-2017 team cap has been set at 250 swimmers.  Once the team cap has been reached, registration will close until the beginning of the 2017-2018 season)
    • Must register at a DC Wave training location
    • If new to the DC Wave Swim Team, successful completion of a tryout is required prior to registering.  Please contact the Head Site Coach at the desired training location to schedule a tryout. 

Booster Club Membership Registration

The DC Wave Booster Club provides critical programmatic support to the DC Wave Swim Team.  Registration with the DC Wave Booster Club is required for participation on the DC Wave Competitive Swim Team.  Booster Club registration must be completed online at www.dcwaveswimteam.com by Friday, October 7th.  Swimmers who are not registered with the DC Wave Booster Club by October 7th will be dropped from the swim team.  Registration fees and Booster Club Membership fees are non-refundable.  Payment plans and need based scholarships are available.   Booster Club Membership Registration opens Monday, August 15th.  

Booster Club Registration does not cover meet entry fees. Meet entry fees will be billed when a swimmer elects to swim in a meet.

Fees

  • Swimmer Registration
    • ​DC Resident - $250.00 per swimmer
    • DC Resident (50% Reduced Rate) - $125.00 per swimmer
    • DC Resident (75% Reduced Rate) - $62.50 per swimmer 
    • Non Resident - $300.00 per swimmer
  • Booster Club Membership Registration
    • ​1 swimmer family - $385.00
    • 2 swimmer family - $500.00
    • 3 swimmer family - $615.00