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Planters Walk Waves Swim Team
REFUND OPTIONS:   (1)  100% refund for 2020 registration fess already paid
                              (2) transfer of 2020 registration fees to 2021. 
- Swimmers who were awarded a scholarship for the 2020 season will roll over to the 2021 season. 
- Nonresidents who have already registered for 2020 and wish to roll their registration fees to 2021 will still need to secure a sponsor family for 2021.   
Welcome to the home of the Planters Walk Waves Swim Team.  
Please read on for LOTS of important information. 
Questions?  EMAIL US
Swim Team is open for all PW resident children, ages 4-18, who are able to
swim one length of the pool (any way, any how) without assistance.  
League Information:  Just Swim Charlotte
Planters Walk competes in the Just Swim Charlotte swim league, against other SW Charlotte area teams.  Here you will find our meet schedule for the summer, the programs and results from each meet, and our Championship Meet information.
Registration for the 2021 season will open in February 2021 
Age Groups:   A participant's "swim-age" is based on their age on April 1, 2021.  
  • 6U, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18
  • All 10U swimmers compete in 25m events during meets - one length of the pool
  • All 11+ swimmers compete in 50m events during meets - two lengths of the pool 
** Parent-Led Swimmers (participants ages 4-6 that need parental assistance) - 
For swimmers that CANNOT swim one length of the pool unassisted.  Swimmers registered for this division will be instructed by their parents, in a lane alongside a normal swim team practice, until at which time they can successfully swim one length unassisted & move up to the main swim team level under the direction of PW Coaches.  Swimmers registered in this division MUST have a parent/ adult guardian in the pool with them at all times  - NO EXCEPTIONS.  Please note this division is NOT SWIM LESSONS.   For more information on swim lessons, click on the tab for POOL.
All rising middle schoolers and above are eligible to participate in Dry Land Training. 
What are the benefits of Dry Land Training?
  • Building Muscle / Core Strength / Endurance / Injury Prevention / More Power for the Pool / Team Bonding
  • Dry Land will be Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays from 6:30-7:30pm, beginning in March, 2021, located in the pool parking lot  
  • All participants must have a completed Dry land Liability form, found at the bottom of the page
  • Parents of participating swimmers will be required to assist at a minimum of 2 dry land sessions
Coaching Staff:                                                                        Admin Crew:                                  
  • Siobhan Beam - 8U swimmers                                                - Jocelyn Bankos
  • Jennifer Buffett - 11+ swimmers                                             - Joanna Collins
  • Jason Wascher - 11+ mswimmers                                           - Janet Lister
  • Zac Zielinski - 9-12 swimmers                                                - Dana Wascher         
  • Dawn Gates - Assistant Coach
  • Lorraine Willis - Assistant Coach    
Team Shirt:  Every swimmer will receive a 2021 team shirt with completed registration.     
Shirt sizes are ordered based on selection during registration.  
 ​​​​No exchanges for sizes incorrectly chosen.      
Team Suits:  ALL swimmers will be required to wear the team suit for swim meets. The 2021 team suit is the same pattern as previous seasons.  If you have a properly fitting team suit, you do not need to purchase a new one for 2021.  We will have suits available to try on for size during the 1st practice.   For those new to the team, a competition suit for meets is supposed to fit snuggly.  Most kids will choose a size too large for them.  Suits should not bunch and straps should be snug.  Jammers/briefs should be tight on the waist/legs.  If the suit goes on too easily, it is too large.  Coaches will be on hand helping determine the correct sizing for team suits.
PW Spirit Wear:  The following items will be available for purchase during the registration period & at the 2021 1st Practice/Parent Meeting. 
We will have order forms at the Parent Meeting/1st Practice and will be able to accept cash/check/credit cards as forms of payment.
  • Additional Team Shirt:  Youth & Adult sizes available - $15 
  • Team Swim Cap with PW Logo - TBD
  • Team Swim Cap with PW Logo & Last Name - TBD
  • Team Tank - $15
  • Team Visor with PW (one size fits all) - $15
  • Team Baseball Hat with PW Swimming (one size fits all) - $15
Volunteers are crucial to running a swim meet!!  As part of your  registration commitment to swim team, each family is REQUIRED to volunteer a minimum of two times per registered swimmer.    If three swimmers are registered in a family, that family is required to fill six volunteer slots.  A team Sign Up Genius link is available for all swim team events in which we need volunteers.    CLICK HERE to sign up for your required volunteer slots.   Failure to fulfill your required volunteer slots will result in loss of participation for the 2021 Championship Meet.
The PBS is granted each season, to one swimmer in each age group, who attains the most Personal Best Times.  
Congratulations to our scholarship winners for the 2021 season:
                6 and under                7 and 8                        9 and 10                   
                ​​Rayah Brown                Kaden Harris                 Dylan Hawthorne        
               11 and 12                   13 and 14                     15 to 18
               Jacob Peters                 Ryanne Angeles             Daniel Parolini
One of our most popular events each season, this event is a fundraiser in which participants earn money for their team by swimming lengths of the pool.  Aside from fundraising, the most important part of Swimathon for each swimmer is their own personal swim goals that each swimmer sets.  Swimmers have a two-hour period to swim a maximum of 200 lengths. Participants get pledges from businesses, family, neighbors, etc. prior to swimming.  Donations can come in the form of a per-lap pledge or a simple flat rate.    Swimmers will be assigned to Session 1 or 2 based on ability.  Assignments will be given out by coaches one week prior to event.
Session 1 swimmers, check in at 4pm for stretching and instructions.  Session 2 swimmers check in at 6:30pm for stretching and instructions.  Throughout the event we will have a cooler stocked with popsicles so the kids can refresh and recharge.  Each session is followed by a pizza party for the participating swimmers.  Swimathon packets will be handed out early during our Parent Meeting at our first team practice in 2021.   We encourage our swim families to come and cheer on ALL the kids - no matter what time your swimmers are in the pool.  Every year the party gets bigger and don't want to miss out!
Planters Walk Swim Team Facebook Group                           Planters Walk Pool Rules
Team Store through                                   2021 Team Calendar of Events
Just Swim Charlotte league                                                 Volunteer Sign Up - Dry Land Training
What to Expect at a Swim Meet                                           Volunteer Sign Up - Practices/Meets
The Sharpie Process                                                           Dry Land Training Liability
Release of Liability                                                             Sponsor Family/Non Resident Liability Form    
**  Don't let financial needs stop you from swim team. 
For financial need based questions, please email us at for a confidential conversation.
Planters Walk Waves Swim Team Past Seasons