Potomac Valley Swimming
Level 2

Welcome the the DC Wave Swim Team Tryout and Registration Information Page! Below you will find information regarding tryouts and registration for the 2022-2023 season. For additional questions please email Head Coach - [email protected]


 

Training Groups and Practice Schedule 

2022-2023 Practice Schedule


 

Registration Dates

  • June 27 - July 17 | Priority registration for returning team members (2021-2022 season)
  • July 19 - July 26 | Currernt waitlisted swimmers (2021-2022 season) 
  • July 20 - July 31 | Registration for new swimmer tryouts (Registration Instructions)
  • August 12 | New Swimmers/Families

 

NEW SWIMMER TRYOUTS!

Tryouts for new team members are available August 1st & 2nd and August 4th & 5th at Wilson Aquatic Center. Swimmers who are recommended for the swim team will receive instructions on how to register for the team at the conclusion of each tryout session. Swimmers must be registered for tryouts in advance in order to be assessed by one of our coaches. There is no cost to tryout.

 

What does my swimmer need to know to be recommended for the swim team? CLICK HERE.

There are a limited number of spots in each of our training groups. Successful completion of tryouts does not guarantee your swimmer a spot on the team. 

TRAINING GROUPS THAT ARE CURRENTLY FULL:

  • ​AGE GROUP 1 @ TAKOMA
  • ​AGE GROUP 2 @ TAKOMA
  • ​AGE GROUP 2 @ RUMSEY
  • AGE GROUP 3 @ TAKOMA
  • DEVELOPMENTAL 1 @ RUMSEY
  • DEVELOPMENTAL 1A @ TAKOMA
  • DEVELOPMENTAL 1A @ TURKEY THICKET
  • DEVELOPMENTAL 1B @ TAKOMA
  • DEVELOPMENTAL 1B @ TURKEY THICKET
  • DEVELOPMENTAL 3 @ TAKOMA

If a group that you are interested in is full we encourage you to join the waitlist for that group, if a spot becomes available we can notify you via email.

TRYOUT DATES

  • 12 & Under Tryouts | August 1st & 2nd (swimmers only need to attend one)
  • 13 & Older Tryouts | August 4th & 5th (swimmers only need to attend one)

Swim team coaches will assess swimmers based on knowledge of strokes and swimming ability during a simulated swim practice for tryouts. Our coaches will use a rubric to evaluate swimmers. Tryout participans will receive an email after the conclussion of each tryout session with our recommendation for your swimmer and instructions on how to register for the DC Wave Swim Team or our Pre-Competitive program - Junior Wave. 

Tryouts for the DC Wave Swim Team are for Developmental and Age Group Levels ONLY.  Please only register for one tryout session. Should you need to change your reservation for any reason please email [email protected]

Individuals interested in training with the National Level training groups should have achieved times in competition equal to or better than the Pre-Senior/Senior Training Group Time Standards. Interested swimmer's should email Head Coach - Rob Green at [email protected] with the following information:

  • Swimmer’s Name
  • Swimmer’s Age and DOB
  • School
  • Current year in HS
  • Previous club team
  • Best times
  • Goals for this season and long term swimming goals

 

REGISTRATION FEES

The DC Wave Swim Team is owned and operated by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation Aquatics Division (DPR Aquatics), and has partnered with the DC Wave Booster Club to provide our swimmers with an exceptional competitive swimming experience, rivaling that of a private team or club.  DPR covers the cost of coaches salaries, pool time, pool equipment, and athlete, coach, and club registration with USA Swimming.

The DC Wave Booster Club is the team's administrative and financial arm. The Booster Club ensures that swimmers are outfitted with swim caps, competition suits, team apparel, covers up front club costs for entering swim meets, arranges travel and hotel accommodations for travel meets, hosts team events and fundraisers for our swimmers, and organizes and supports our volunteers for swim meets.  

Both organizations require a registration fee from families to secure your spot on the team and to cover the cost of providing all of these services to our membership.  USA Swimming rules prohibit non-USA Swimming members from practicing with USA Swimming Clubs and Teams. For this reason, swimmers must be registered with DPR for the DC Wave Swim Team prior to participating in any team activities, including practices. Below is the updated price sheet for each training group on the team. 

 

 

Annual Fees

Reduced Rate

Training Group

DPR

Booster Club

USA Swimming Premium Membership

*Sibling Discount

Total

DPR

Booster

Total

National Training Group

$425

$300

$96

$125

$821

$106.25

$75

$181.25

National Prep Group

$425

$300

$96

$125

$821

$106.25

$75

$181.25

National Development Group

$425

$300

$96

$125

$821

$106.25

$75

$181.25

Age Group III

$350

$300

$96

$125

$746

$87.50

$75

$162.50

Age Group II

$350

$300

$96

$125

$746

$87.50

$75

$162.50

Age Group I

$350

$300

$96

$125

$746

$87.50

$75

$162.50

Developmental III

$250

$300

$96

$125

$646

$67.50

$75

$142.50

Developmental II

$250

$300

$96

$125

$646

$67.50

$75

$142.50

Developmental I

$250

$300

$96

$125

$646

$67.50

$75

$142.50

[updated 09.29.22]

*** The Booster Club Fee of $300 covers one swimmer per family. For each additional sibling in a family the cost is $125 per swimmer.  For example: A family with two swimmers at the Developmental level would pay a total of  $250 + $300 ($550) for the first swimmer and $250 + $125 for the second swimmer ($375). Combined cost for both swimmers would be $925. 

 

Registration Fee DOES NOT cover USA Swimming Membership or meet entry fees. Meet entry fees will be billed when swimmers opt to swim in the meet.

Booster Club Registration is $300 or 1st swimmer and $125 each additional sibling.

Payment Plan sibling is $125.25.

Payment Plan Schedule:

  • $75 at time of registration for each swimmer
  • Oct charge: $75 1st swimmer;$16.75 sibling
  • Nov charge:  $75 1st swimmer;$16.75 sibling
  • Dec charge:  $75 1st swimmer;$16.75 sibling

REDUCED REGISTRATION FEE GUIDELINES

If the registration fee for DC Wave Swim Team is cost prohibitive to participation, DPR offers fee reduction for those families that qualify.  Fee reduction requests must be received at the time of registration in order to qualify.  Non-DC residents are not eligible for DPR fee assistance.  

If your family has an existing account with DPR, and has already qualified for a reduction of fees for other DPR programs and services, an invoice from that program verifying that your family has received a reduction in fees will suffice.  All accounts with DPR must be current and have a zero balance at the time of registration.  Qualifying individuals can receive up to 75% off of program registration fees.  

Proof of DC Residency and eligibility for the following government assistance programs are required to receive discounted rate:  

Accepted Forms of Proof of Residency:

  • Valid DC Government issued driver's license or photo ID
  • Pay Stub (no older than 45 days)
  • Utility bill (gas, electric, or water within the last 60 days)
  • Unexpired DC Motor Vehicle Registration
  • Unexpired lease or rental agreement
  • A notarized letter signed by the persons with whom you reside. Letter should include your name, your child(ren), and address, AND two pieces of mail with your current name, address, and date, must accompany a notarized letter.