Planters Walk Waves Swim Team
Registration for 2021 is CLOSED
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 the assistance.
2021 season will be different. Not all teams participating within Just Swim Charlotte league are hosting in-person meets this summer. Due to HOA pool rules/policies, the Planters Walk Waves will one of the teams not hosting any in-person swim meets with visiting teams. However the Waves will be able to attend in-person meets hosted by other teams within our league. All of our home meets will be virtual format, which means that it will function just like an intrasquad meet. We will have lane assignments & will be recording swimmer times, and will be reporting times to the league for regular meet results. We'll still have event ribbons and tattoos and LOTS OF FUN even if things work a bit differently. Spectators will not be allowed on the pool deck for our home meets. In order to be on the deck, adults will need to be signed up as a volunteer. Due to changes in format, there will be an increased number of volunteer spots available at each swim meet. As a team, we are looking into a streaming service for meets and once we are able to determine how that will work, we will share that information with our swim family.
All swim team events will function under CDC guidance for Aquatic Venues, Youth Sports and of course the current NC State Executive Order restrictions.
We ask for everyone's support, patience and cooperation as we all navigate these challenging times.
If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us.
LIABILITY FORMS: A signed copy of each form must be on file for each swimmer prior to participation in any swim team event.
- Safety Code of Conduct - 'safe return to swimming' Code of Conduct for all swimmers
- Release of Liability 2021 - annual team liability form
- Assumption of Risk COVID 2021 - assumption of risk due to COVID-19
- Team & HOA COVID Liability 2021 - COVID liability form
- Dryland Liability 2021 - registered swimmers who are rising middle schoolers (current 5th graders and above)
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)
IMPORTANT - THIS DIVISION IS NOT SWIM LESSONS
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 cannot swim with any flotation aids and MUST have a parent/ adult guardian in the pool with them at all times - NO EXCEPTIONS.
** For more information on swim lessons, speak with a Lifeguard during regular pool hours or visit the tab for pool.
DRY LAND TRAINING: For all rising middle schoolers and above in 2021
...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 7-8pm, beginning April 21st, 2021 - located in the pool parking lot
- All participants must have ALL required team liability forms on file, found at the TOP of the page
- Parents of participating swimmers will be required to assist at a minimum of 2 dry land sessions - CLICK HERE to sign up for your slots
- Swimmers will be expected to wear a mask if 6ft of social distancing is not able to be maintained due to the current state Executive Order
- No fitness equipment will be used this season per COVID safety
- All registered participants should come to each practice prepared in exercise clothing, sneakers, mask and water bottle and are expected to follow all team safety rules/policies
TEAM STAFF: Planters Walk Waves are led by volunteer Coaches & Crew
Jennifer Buffett, Carson Crocker, Jason Wascher & Zac Zielinski
look for them in RED and/or BLUE shirts this season
ADMIN CREW: Jocelyn Bankos, Joanna Collins, Dana Wascher
look for them in red/white/blue team shirts with CREW on the shirt back
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.
** Additional shirts can be ordered for family/friends during the registration process for $15 each
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, with the addition of the RED suit option. Swimmers DO NOT need to have a blue AND red suit...you choose which color you prefer. 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.
SWIM CAP: Team swim caps will be onsite and available (as supplies last) for purchase during swim team events.
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are crucial to running a swim event - practice or meet we need your help!!
As part of each registration for swim team, each family is REQUIRED to volunteer a minimum of two times per registered swimmer. However, we will have lots more opportunities for you to help and we encourage you to do so. If three swimmers are registered in a family, that family is required to fill six volunteer slots. Due to the changes in meet format this season, there will be an increased number of volunteer slots available. Those parents who wish to be on the pool deck during a swim meet will need to sign up as a volunteer, as most teams are not allowing spectotors on pool decks due to COVID restrictions. 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 in each age group who earned the most
Personal Best Times during the 2019 season.
6U Winner: Rayah Brown
7/8 Winner: Kaden Harris
9/10 Winner: Dylan Hawthorne
11/12 Winner: Jacob Peters
13/14 Winner: Ryanne Angeles
15/18 Winner: Daniel Parolini
IMPORTANT TEAM INFORMATION, SIGN UPS & LINKS:
** 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.
SWIM MEET INFORMATION 2021
Regular Season Meet Programs & Results - Just Swim Charlotte - Programs & Results
Championship Meet Program & Results - Just Swim Charlotte - Programs & Results
Planters Walk Waves Swim Team Past Seasons