The Windermere Swim Team is a competitive swim program designed to challenge participants of all levels and age groups. Swim Team is Windermere's largest program and is a great deal of fun. With hard work, dedication and most importantly fun, we hope to build on past years success. The swim team prepares athletes for competition by focusing on stroke correction and racing skills.
The team practices Monday through Friday. Swimmers will practice and compete within the age category based on their age as of June 24th.
Throughout the summer we will compete against other ALPS pools in our division. We either travel to another pool or host the meet ourselves as we compete in the 'A' division. The meets really are a lot of fun as the kids get a chance to see how they have progressed over the summer. After the Wednesday night meets have concluded, we swim at Section Finals, where we compete for the 'A' division championship. The coaches of each age group choose 2 boys and 2 girls to swim each individual event. They then choose 4 boys and 4 girls to compete as a relay. Their selections are based on performance times. If our swimmers qualify for Finals or Consolations, they are then required to compete in the ALPS Finals. Please consult ALPS web site at www.jumptoalps.com or WAC August calendar for exact dates and locations.
Time trials will be conducted at the beginning and middle of the season to determine the fastest swimmers as well as to measure improvement throughout the season.
To join the Swim Team , participants must be in Blue. Please consult the weekly schedule for daily practice times.
All swimmers in each age category will be eligible to swim two of the four individual strokes and possibly a front crawl relay. The events take place in the following order by age group: front crawl, breast stroke, backstroke, and butterfly. The first event is the 8 and under girls front crawl, followed by the 8 and under boys front crawl and so on. Heats are swum fastest to slowest and there could be many heats of the same event (stroke) depending on the number of swimmers present that night. Points are counted from the first heat of each event in the following manner:
For individual events:
One relay per age group for each pool:
The pool with the most accumulated points at the end of the last event (boys 15 and over relay) wins the meet.
Guppies is a program for youngsters, who either do not wish to compete on a weekly basis or need some help developing their strokes, strength or endurance. This program is a fun way to expose young swimmers to the world of swim meets and competitive swimming.
Over the course of the summer, we usually attend at least one swim meet. Details of these meets will be announced as soon as they are made available.
To participate in Guppies, children must be in Green.