Planters Walk Waves Swim Team
Registration for 2021 is OPEN -- CLICK HERE
Welcome to the home of the Planters Walk Waves Swim Team.
Please read on for LOTS of important information.
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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.
TEAM DIVISIONS **
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.
DRY LAND TRAINING
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
- Jennifer Buffett, Jason Wascher
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
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.
PERSONAL BEST SCHOLARSHIP
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
IMPORTANT TEAM INFORMATION & LINKS:
Planters Walk Swim Team Facebook Group Planters Walk Pool Rules
Team Store through SwimOutlet.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential conversation.
Planters Walk Waves Swim Team Past Seasons