all Swimmers and Families!
OUR SWIM TEAM IS FULL AT THIS TIME. WE
WILL HOLD EVALUATIONS FOR OUR WINTER DEVELOPMENTAL SEASON
SEPTEMBER 28TH - OCTOBER 30TH. PLEASE CONTACT GINI HOWARD AT
TO SET UP AN EVALUATION AFTER SEPTEMBER 10TH. PLEASE PUT
WINTER EVALUATION IN THE EMAIL SUBJECT LINE. WE WILL NOT BE
EVALUATING SWIMMERS FOR OUR COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAM UNTIL JUNE
To schedule an
evaluation please click here which will bring you to
our contact page. We do evaluations all year long, however;
evaluations that are being done over the summer are for the fall
season which starts in September. Ashburn Village
residents are given priority over
IN THE FALL SEASON NEEDS TO BE EVALUATED OVER THE SUMMER, EVEN IF
THEY DID ONE DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. Waiting lists start
over the summer. While some squads have openings, most have
The competitive squads (TYPHOON, GREEN Crest) commit to the team
for the entire school year (Sept-June), with a summer option.
The competitive squads (BLUE Crest, GREEN Tide, BLUE Tide
& RIP Tide) commit for the entire year, summer included
(Sept-Aug). TIDAL Wave commits by session (two sessions, 1st
is Sept-Feb, 2nd is Mar-June). The developmental squads
(GREEN/BLUE Breakers, GREEN/BLUE Surfers) commit by
session (Fall: Sept-Nov, Winter: Dec-Feb, Spring: Mar-May).
There is registration before every session for these squads, with
current members having priority to sign up.
When and where are new swimmer
All new swimmers to BWST need to have
an evaluation done before they can join the team. Please
contact our team administrator, Gini Howard, to set up an evaluation
appointment via SignUp Genius.
What to wear?
Swimmers must come to the evaluation
session ready to swim. This includes:
- Proper swim
training suits. Baggy shorts or "beach wear" are not
- A swim cap
(girls with long hair)
Why does my swimmer need to be
Before any new swimmers can join the BLUE WAVE SWIM TEAM they will
need to be evaluated. The evaluation (water test) is used by the
coaches to determine the ability level of the swimmer and which
training squad they would be best suited for.
Evaluations will determine if the
child is ready for an organized swim team, and at what level
(developmental or competitive). Swimmers will be asked to swim a
lap (or a few laps) of each stroke they know how to do.
Evaluations do not take more than 15 minutes, and the coach doing
the evaluation will speak with you when it's over about ability,
readyness, placement, waitlists, etc. Please download
and print the Try Out form and bring it with you to the
Why should my child
There are many
benefits to getting your child involved in competitive swimming,
promotes physical development.
develops aerobic endurance and is one of the most beneficial forms
of cardiovascular exercise.
enhances a child’s natural flexibility and promotes muscle
develops superior coordination.
is the most injury-free of all children’s
is a sport that will bring children fitness and enjoyment for
promotes time management and is one of the top academically
If you have any
further questions, please feel free to call our
at 703-729-0581 x 208 or email us by clicking here
- Practice Schedules,
- 2015-2016 Fee
Schedule, click here.