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 (Mon and Wed) the SwimMAC facility located at Charlotte Latin School off Providence Road. Practice time is 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