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Membership Information
Welcome to all Swimmers and Families!

EVALUATIONS WILL BEGIN IN LATE MAY FOR THE FALL!  REGISTRATION TAKES PLACE OVER THE SUMMER.  PLEASE CONTACT BWST TO SCHEDULE.

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 (to start in Sept).  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 each 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.

NEW SWIMMER INFORMATION PACKET

When and where are new swimmer evaluations?
All new swimmers to BWST need to have an evaluation done before they can join the team.

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. Call or email if you are unsure what this means.
  • Goggles
  • A swim cap if the child needs one.

Why does my swimmer need to be evaluated?
Before any new swimmers can join the BLUE WAVE they will need to be evaluated. The evaluation (water test) is used by the coaches to determine the ability level of the applicant 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) or 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.

Please contact Coach Mike about getting a registration form. These forms need to be returned to BWST once they are filled out.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to call our office line at 703-729-0581 x208 or email us by clicking here.

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