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Planters Walk Waves Swim Team
Welcome to the home of the Planters Walk Waves Swim Team.  Please read on for LOTS of important information.  If we have not answered your question(s) below, feel free to email our Swim Team Committee.
Swim Team is open for all PW resident children, ages 4-18, that are able to swim one length of the pool (any way, any how) without assistance.  
For league information...please visit
Age Groups:   A participant's "swim-age" is based on their age on April 1, 2018.
  • 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** (ages 4-6 that need parental assistance)
**  Parent-Led Swimmer division of swim team:  This division is 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.   Please note this division is NOT SWIM LESSONS. For information on swim lessons, please contact the pool lifeguards and/or the Planters Walk HOA, or
CLICK HERE for SWIM LESSONS.  Swimmers that are registered for this division must meet the following criteria:
  • Be between the ages of 4-6
  • Cannot swim one length unassisted or without any type of PFD 
  • MUST have a parent/ adult guardian in the pool with them at all times  - NO EXCEPTIONS       
Coaching Staff:  identifiable by COACH logo on the back of their shirts...
  • Head Coach (Ages 11+ swimmers) - Jason Wascher
  • Head Coach (Ages 10U swimmers) -  Siobhan Beam   
  • Junior Coaches:  All applicants must be 2018 participants on the PW swim team, as well as a minimum of 13 years of age, as of April 1st.  The application deadline is April 30th, 2018 at 11:59pm.  The Jr. Coaches will be announced by May 8th, 2018.
The Crew:  Identifiable by the CREW logo on the back of their shirts...
  • Swim Team Committee:  The administration team that runs/organizes swim team - Joanna Collins, Angel Miller, & Dana Wascher
  • Crew Members:  Veteran swim team parents who help to manage day-to-day activities - Jocelyn Bankos, Shannon Bodner, Jennifer Buffett, Ross Collins, Stacy Crook, Michael Filsinger, Heather Lasker, Jeff Miller
Team Apparel:  Every registered swimmer will receive a 2018 team shirt included with their completed registration.  Make sure to indicate your correct size on your registration form.  No exchanges for sizes incorrectly chosen.
Team Suits:  For 2018, each swimmer will be required to wear the team suit for swim meets.   Every registered swimmer will receive a 2018 team suit included with their completed registration.  We will have suits available to try on for size during the 1st practice.   
Apparel:  The following items will also be available for purchase during the registration period and at the 2018 preseason Parent Meeting.  NO ORDERS PAST MAY 19th WILL BE ACCEPTED.   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 Hoodie:  Youth & Adult sizes available - $25
  • Team Swim Cap with PW Logo - $10
  • Team Swim Cap with PW Logo & Last Name - $30 for two (must be ordered in sets of 2)
  • Team Visor:  one size - 
VOLUNTEERS:   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. 
BARNABAS SCHOLARSHIP:  The Barnabas Scholarship is granted each season, to one swimmer in each age group, who attains the most Personal Best Times.  We'd like to thank St. Barnabas Anglican Church for their continued support of the Planters Walk Swim Team. 
Congratulations to the Barnabas Scholarship winners for the 2018 season:
      6 and under           7 and 8            9 and 10           11 and 12         13 and 14         15 to 18
   Shaleigh Clouden     Brett Scales        Patrick Beam          Lily Kirk       Carson Crocker    Zac Zielinski
Swimathon:   While this event is a fundraiser in which participants earn money for their team by swimming lengths of the pool, the most important part of a 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.  
     This is one of our most popular events each season.  The kids really surprise us with their determination and we make sure that they have a lot of fun.   The date for the 2018 Swimathon is June 23rd.   Participants in the 10U age group will swim from 4:30-6:30pm and the 11+ swimmers will be in the pool from 7-9pm.  Throughout the event we will have a cooler stocked with popsicles so the kids can refresh until their hearts are content.  Each session is followed by a pizza party for the participating swimmers.  Swimathon packets will be handed out early in the season to each swimmer.   This year's event is led by Crew Member Jocelyn Bankos.
Team Store through                                   Swim Team Introduction
Just Swim Charlotte league                                                 2018 Team Schedule
What to Expect at a Swim Meet                                           Volunteer Sign Up 
The Sharpie Process                                                           Apparel Order Form
Release of Liability                                                              Sponsor Family/Non Resident Liability Form                                                              
                      Planters Walk Waves Swim Team Past Seasons