Registration is now ongoing for the 2022 WMS Swim Team. Please ensure you complete the 'Athlete Registration', which includes the physical form, as well as the 'Winter 2022 Swimming Intent to Participate'.
Tryouts: Students intending to participate on the WMS Swim Team should already have a basic knowledge and ability to swim all four strokes. Tryouts will be used to help determine appropriate abilities and maintain a team size that is constructive for those participating. Tryout date is yet to be set.
Equipment: Students should have proper racing goggles (example: Speedo Vaquisher or TYR Blackhawk are my recommendations as they are fully adjustable on the elastic and nose piece), a swim cap for practice, and a competition style suit for practice. Swimmers will be issued a Weddington swim cap if they make the team. Team suits will be offered for purchase through our vendor site.
Practices: Two nights per week and expected to take place at the SwimMAC facility located at Charlotte Latin School off Providence Road. Practice time is typically 9-10pm.
Season Length: Practices will begin in early November and go through mid January. We expect 4-6 meets with the last being in mid January. Meet specifics are yet to be finalized.
Student-Athletes currently participating for a USA Swimming club team.
Tryout Exemption - If you would like to be exempt from tryouts, please go to https://www.usaswimming.org/times/individual-times-search and send an export of your top times only to me at
. I will not accept times that are not from the USA Swimming database. If you are new to the team and wish to participate in tryouts anyways, I would appreciate the opportunity to meet you.
Practice Exemption - If you are registered as a USA Swimming member and actively training with your club team during the WMS season, you are exempt from WMS practices. While you are always welcome, I understand the need for proper balance of school, rest and training. Please let me know your team and practice schedule.
If you have any questions, please contact me at WMSCoachMike@gmail.com