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EVALUATIONS FOR 2016-17 SEASON

WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY NEW EVALUATION REQUESTS AT THIS TIME.  PLEASE CONTACT US IN EARLY NOVEMBER FOR THE WINTER DEVELOPMENTAL SESSION.  OUR COMPETITIVE SQUADS ARE FULL FOR THE 2016-17 SEASON. Our DEVELOPMENTAL Squad is full for the FALL session.  

Before you request an evaluation please read the below requirements for an evaluation.  

Swimmers need to swim 25 meters without stopping, touching bottom or grabbing the lane line.  For our stoke development program they must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke.   For our 9 & older competitive program they must be able to swim all four strokes legally, in accordance with USA Swimming rules and regulations (see USASWIMMING.ORG).   For our 8 & under competitive program they must be able  to swim freestyle, backstroke, and some knowledge of breaststroke and/or butterfly. 

If you have any questions please contact Blue Wave Swim Team at 703-729-0581 x 208 or email Gini Howard at ghoward@pvbluewave.com

FOR NEW SWIMMERS

 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 (GREEN BREAKERS, BLUE BREAKERS, 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 (three sessions, Sept-Dec, Dec-Feb, Mar-May).  The developmental squads (Green and 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.

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. 

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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