Join the Waugh Chapel Swim Team!
Be a part of this multi-season championship team!
Got Seadogs in your house that like to stay active in the summer? If so, we have the answer for you – sign them up for WCSC’s Championship Swim Team – because this team just keeps getting better and stronger.
Registration for the 2019 season will take place in early May – keep an eye out for notices in newsletters sent by the pool or posts on Facebook. We hope to see your lil’ Seadogs there!
To get the registration information emailed to you when it becomes available or for questions, please contact Swim Team Director Bob Nolte at email@example.com.
Swim Team General Information:
- All swimmers must be members of the Waugh Chapel Swim Club (no sports memberships).
- No swimmer may swim that is not registered with the swim team. They must be registered with the AAU (part of team registration), to swim.
- Any swimmers, eight and under, must be able to swim half a lap of the pool, unassisted, to qualify to swim.
- All new swimmers must attend the audition to assess their swimming skills and determine practice group.
- There is no minimum age requirement. Older children qualify to swim based on comfort level in the pool (coaches make the final decision). Some children may be better off in lessons, for a year, vs. swim team.
- Age of swimmer, for the season, is the child’s age on May 30th, 2019.
2019 Sea Dog Swim Team Sponsor
Swim Team Volunteer Information
- It takes up to 60 volunteers to run a swim meet!
- At most meets, when your child is swimming, a parent will be needed to volunteer for at least half of the meet.
- The Volunteer Coordinator will be available, at registration, to answer questions and help with volunteer sign-up.
- Sign-up for 2018 will be on a first-come / first-served basis.
- Assignments will be emailed prior to all meets. If you cannot work an assigned position, please find a replacement and notify the Volunteer Coordinator.
- In most cases, children will not be able to be with you while you are volunteering.
- Failure to work an assigned job or find a replacement may result in your child’s suspension from the team.
- Table Workers– Assist with compiling the results. (Sitting, in the shade) Computer experience helpful. Table workers work the entire meet. (3)
- Ribbon Writers– Place result sticker on ribbons. (In the shade) Sits at the Scorer’s Table and places labels with the names and times on the back of ribbons. Often works as a Table Worker. Also posts results as needed. (1)
- Announcer– Announces the events, as the kids swim. (In the shade) Makes announcements throughout the meet. Works the entire meet. (1)
- Runner– Take the time sheets from the timers to the score table after each event. (In the sun) (2)
- Timers– Time the swimmers. (Poolside / usually in the sun / may get wet) Before the meet starts, all timers meet, as a group, with the “Meet Official” who will explain details of timing and have a “practice timer check” to be sure you understand how the watch works and the detail of your position. You stand at the end of the lane with two other volunteers (at least one from the other team). You start your watch with the start of each event and stop it when the swimmer touches the wall. (22)
- Stroke and Turn Judge– Assist the meet official in officiating the meet. (Stands on the deck in full sun / Some training Required) During the meet, the stroke and turn judges watch the swimmers to make sure their strokes are legal. Our stroke and turn judges are an auxiliary to the main meet official. (2)
- Puppy Pound– Organizes the young children before their races. (Mostly shade) Help to get children together so they prepare to go up for their race. This is before they line up with the Clerk of Course, behind their lane. (6)
- Clerk of Course– Lines swimmers up in heats for events (Mostly sun) Swimmers report to the Clerk of Course area before each event. The children keep moving forward to the next row, as heats progress, and finally walk up to the blocks for their events. The little ones require a lot of assistance to stay in their proper lane. (2)
- 50/50 Raffle Sales– Sell raffle tickets. (Sun/Shade) Sell raffle tickets through the meet to help offset the costs of the meet. (1)
- Set Up/Take Down– Sets up the meet equipment the night before the meet (or the morning of the meet) and puts away the equipment immediately after the meet (Heavy lifting may be involved). Volunteers meet from 8:30 – 9:15 pm to set up for home meets by moving and installing starting blocks, lanes lines, flags and the table worker/ribbon writer area. Before the meet, a few volunteers help the team representative with final set up. After the meet, volunteers spend about 45 minutes to take down and store equipment. (6/4/8)
Thank You to all Volunteers
2019 Waugh Chapel Swim Team Swimmer/Parent Agreement
The success of the Waugh Chapel Swim Team and all team events depends upon each swimmer and their parents’ commitment to the team.
- Remain in the team area during all meets and report to the Clerk of Course on time for my event(s).
- If I am swimming, report to the coaching staff 15 minutes prior to the start of warm-up, before all swim meets.
- Respect the judgment and authority of the coaches and meet officials.
- Support the team by volunteering for at least half of each meet my child is swimming.
- If I cannot work an assigned position, I will find a replacement prior to the scheduled job. Failure to work an assigned position or find a replacement may result in your child’s suspension from the team.
- If you will not be attending a Saturday meet, “sign out” in the vacation log by the end of practices, Wednesday, prior to the meet.
- Promote good sportsmanship and team spirit by giving children positive encouragement and reinforcement for their efforts.
- If you have any questions regarding coaching, leave a note in the head coach’s mailbox, they will then contact you in a timely manner. Because of the size of the team, coaches are not always available to answer questions during meets and practices.
- Respect the judgment and authority of the coaches and meet officials.
- Bring individual concerns to the Swim Team Representative.
- I understand that if WE do not fulfill this agreement, SWIMMERS will not be ELIGIBLE to swim. I further understand that this AGREEMENT does not apply if I am involved in an emergency, an illness, or any other serious reason that is beyond my control.
Note to the team from Coach Jonathan Illuzzi (7/25/187):
Our 11-12 boys relay (Nick Damico, Drew Brown, Jake Polucha, and Geoffrey Cradock) broke our team record that stood since 1981. The old record was a 2:03.00; these boys lowered it to 2:02.51. It’s crazy to think that I wasn’t even born yet (1982) when this record was set. To go 36 years of my life just to get to watch a 37-year-old record get broken is something I am entirely humbled by.
Amanda Cradock lowered her previously established records in the 100 free and 50 back. And to think she still has 3 more years to continue to do so!
Our team placed 6th in total points out 45 teams. Our women were 13th. Our men were 4th. Enough said.
From the Novice meet to the Straehle meet, we’ve been swimming really, really well.
Way to go Seadogs!