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First I would like to thank all of your children for a great evening last night. We had 37 of the 43 confirmed swimmers attend tryouts last night. It was crowded and a bit hectic, but each and every one was positive, attentive, and ready to try their best. I was very impressed with them as a group of young men and women. Also, a big thank you to our Weddington High School swimmers Allie and Ian for helping with our time trials.

 
Picking the team is no easy task. We have a very talented group of young athletes. Whether your son or daughter made the team or not, and wants to expand on their competitive swimming opportunities, please look into local USA swimming, Junior Swim Leagues, neighborhood/ club summer leagues, and private lessons. 
 
The below individuals will represent the 2021 WMS Swim Team.
 
Girls Team   Boys Team
Addyson Hamilton   Andrew Tamburello
Alexa Nardozzi   Beckett Warren
Allayna Madar   Bradley Willson
Ashlyn LaBue   Colin Campbell
Averie Belus   Cooper Fazen
Avery Normand   Jack Hunter
Cannon Luedtke   Jaden Guy
Claire Mervich   Javier Perez
Ella Austin   Matthew Ceccarini
Ellory Carpenter   Mukul Hariharan
Emily Connors   Parker Dawson
Emma Thompson   Pratham Oruganti
Gabriella Horne   Yuval Dinodia
Isabella Briones   Zachary Parham
Kendall Kawyn    
Kristina Bozanovic    
Laila Carlesimo    
Leah Kimmerle    
Leah Wolfe    
Lianna Pron    
Maahi Mittal    
Maya Jorges    
Morgan Deppe    
Nettie Miller    
Olivia Gilboy    
Sanvi Gajjala    
Shea Overland    
Sophia Cook    
Stella Cook    
Stella Gregory    
Our first team practice will be Monday, November 1 @ 9pm. Please arrive no earlier than 8:50 and carpool where possible. If you plan to attend your USA Swimming team practices in lieu of WMS practices during the season, please let me know so I can plan accordingly.
 
Equipment:
  • Swimmers should have a competitive style suit for practices and competitions. I recommend going to Carolina Swim Shop within the SwimMAC facility as they are reasonably priced and should have all your in-pool needs. 
  • Swimmers should have proper racing goggles which are fully adjustable. I recommend the Speedo Vanquisher or TYR Blackhawk. 
  • I highly recommend a silicon or latex swim cap for all swimmers, but this is optional. You will be given 1 Weddington swim cap to be used at meets.
  • Swimmers cannot wear a Tshirt or swim shirt when practicing or competing. This is a safety issue. 
Team Suit - Same as last season (Speedo Infinite Pulse). - shop closes 11/3/2021.
 
Spirit Wear Store —shop closes 11/8/2021
 
Meet Schedule: Here is what I know so far.
11/20 @ MSA 3:00 warm up---no spectators, will need parent volunteers to run meet
12/4 @ Rock Hill (still waiting on time but about 2:00/2:30)
12/12 @ MAC 1:00 warm up
12/18@ Rock Hill (same info on time)
1/9 @ Rock Hill
1/17 @ Rock Hill (area wide meet)
 
I'm excited for this season and having a great time! 
 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.
 
All the best,
Coach Mike