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Welcome to all Swimmers and Families!
 

OUR SQUADS ARE FULL AT THIS TIME EXCEPT FOR TYPHOONS 1 (3:15 PM WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY).  WE WILL BE DOING EVALUATIONS FOR OUR WINTER DEVELOPMENTAL SESSION STARTING EARLY OCTOBER 2014.  PLEASE CONTACT US IN LATE SEPTEMBER TO SET UP AN EVALUATION.

FOR NEW SWIMMERS

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 non-residents.
ANYONE INTERESTED 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 waiting lists.

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 evaluations?
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 acceptable. 
  • Goggles
  • A swim cap (girls with long hair)

Why does my swimmer need to be evaluated?
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.

What to expect?
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 evaluation. 

Why should my child swim?

There are many benefits to getting your child involved in competitive swimming, including:

  • Swimming promotes physical development.
  • Swimming develops aerobic endurance and is one of the most beneficial forms of cardiovascular exercise.
  • Swimming enhances a child’s natural flexibility and promotes muscle development.
  • Swimming develops superior coordination.
  • Swimming is the most injury-free of all children’s sports.
  • Swimming is a sport that will bring children fitness and enjoyment for life.
  • Swimming promotes time management and is one of the top academically achieving sports.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to call our office  at 703-729-0581 x 208 or email us by clicking here .

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