Welcome to the West Howard Wahoo Swim Team

You must be a member of West Howard Swim Club to be a member of the Swim or Dive Teams.  

SWIMMERS…TAKE YOUR MARK…and GO join a great summer swim team – the West Howard Wahoos!!! We are in Division IV this year we need YOU to keep our team strong and competitive.  We want to welcome back all of our returning swimmers and encourage other members, both new and experienced, to give it a try!  All ability levels are welcome. Regardless of age, a swimmer's final season of competition will be up to 18 or the summer swim season immediately after graduation from high school.  Swimmers MUST be able to swim one length of the entire pool unassisted in order to qualify for the team. You’ll learn everything else from butterfly and breaststroke to starts and flip turns.  We’ll also have lots of fun social events!

        West Howard Swim Team is excited to announce that our wonderful, very strong coaching staff is returning for a third year with many years of experience in coaching.

            We are very excited to welcome back our Head Coach, Jody Frey to West Howard Swim Team.  Coach Jody has many years of coaching a local club team.  She has coached all age-groups and believes that everyone has the ability to strive to be their best in and out of the pool.  Jody has assisted in developing quad-A swimmers on her club team and she has helped struggling swimmers learn to love the water. She believes that life lessons are taught through competition.  Coach Jody believes that trusting and believing in one's self along with working hard are the keys to success.  She believes that swimming teaches patience, discipline, respect, time management and builds friendships and it develops a life long love for the sport.  We are very excited to have Coach Jody Frey as the Head coach of the Wahoos this summer.

            We are also extremely excited to welcome our returning Assistant Coach, Joanne Louzon to the team.  Coach Joanne is a lifelong swimmer who began her coaching career over 15 years ago as a swim instructor at CCBC Swim Clinic.  She then moved onto Age Group Swimming at Retriever Aquatic Club. She was the head coach for Maryland Masters at UMBC and Assistant Coach for Andover for 6 years. Coach Joanne is a perfect example of integrity, energy, and hard work.  

          For any questions regarding Swim Team, please see our team representative:  

Swim Team Registration -   

  • Swim Team registration fee is $99 plus a $25 per Family Concession donation.  (The $25 concession fee will provide startup funds for the concession stand for each swim meet held at West Howard and our pep rallies.  You will not be asked to donate drinks or food this season.)
  • AAU Registration is Included this year.  (This is the insurance for our swimmers.)  This year you will NOT be obtaining AAU membership, instead West Howard Swim Team will set up this AAU membership.  The cost of registration increased by $14 to cover this cost.
  • Team Shirt is included
  • There are 5 Dual Swim Meets and 3 special meets which are posted on the website
  • Parents will need to provide medical information (e.g. physician name, phone numbers) to complete the online registration.
  • Team swim suit and caps can be purchased at Cy’s Swimwear, the swim suit vendor.  They have an online store that can be accessed at our team site.  They will be onsite at West Howard on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 3-5pm. 
  • If you want to order a custom swim cap, please let Lisa Lengel know as soon as possible as orders are needed by May 13th.  
  • Parents will be required to volunteer for 4 volunteer jobs during the swim season.  Families NOT fulfilling their 4 positions will be charged $50 per unfulfilled position.  See the Swim Team Handbook for more information.
  • Swim/Dive Team Registration will be done completely ONLINE at www.westhowardwahoos.com  Your children are encouraged to participate on either or both teams.  All ability levels are accepted.  If your child signs up for Swim and Dive team, there is a $24 discount.

  • 2018 Swim Team Handbook

  • Follow the CMSL Code of Conduct

Swim Meet Schedule for 2019

  • Saturday, June 15th - Time Trials - West Howard (Team Photo) at West Howard
  • Saturday, June 22nd - 1st Meet - Dual meet - Andover - Away
  • Saturday, June 29th - 2nd Meet - Dual meet vs Five Oaks - Away
  • Saturday, July 6th - 3rd Meet - Dual meet vs Piney Orchard - Home - Senior Recognition Meet
  • Saturday, July 13th - 4th Meet - Dual meet vs Maple Lawn - Home - Senior Recognition meet
  • Saturday, July 20th - 5th Meet - Dual meet vs Westminster Riding Club - Away
  • Monday, July 22nd- Novice Meet - Wynnewood - Away
  • Wednesday, July 24th  - Straehle Invitational Meet - Away
  • Saturday, July 27th- Divisional Championships - Away - Maple Lawn

Swim Practice Schedule for 2019 - Subject to change

Practices are by age group and children will be swimming at their assigned age group practice regardless of ability, etc.  Coach will make adjustments within the age group practice to meet the needs of ALL swimmers.   

Before school is dismissed for the summer, the team will practice:  

May 28-June 21 - Monday thru Friday

                        4 - 5 p.m. – ages 13 and over                                                     

                                5 - 5:30 p.m. – ages 8 and under                              

                                5:30 – 6:15 p.m. – ages 9-10                                    

                                6:15 – 7 p.m. – ages 11-12 (13 and olders can come if let us know.)

Please note the change practices will remain in late afternoon even on ½ days of school.

After school is dismissed for the summer, the team will practice

June 24 – July 26 – Monday Thru Friday

                                  7:30 –   8:45 a.m. –  ages 13 and over

                                   8:45 – 9:45 a.m. –    ages 11-12

          9:45 – 10:30 a.m. -  ages 9-10

                                  10:30 – 11:00 a.m. –ages 8 and under

No Practice on June 21st (out of school splash), July 4th, July 24th

 Friday Mornings are Friday Fun Practices after school is out. 

Practice times for Friday are:
8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. for 11 and up 
8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for 10 & unders 
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for Wahoo fun


Reminders for During Practice:

Reminder 12 and unders need to have an adult present at practices or in the care of an adult that is present.  Thank you in advance.

If you have any questions, contact Swim Team Rep before the first practice (Tuesday, May 28th).  No swimmers will be allowed to practice with the team until the registration process.  Anyone interested in joining the swim team committee please contact Swim Team Rep at [email protected]
NOTE:  the email address for the swim rep has changed so if you have it saved, please update your address book!!!