There are still many moving parts to the 2020-2021 season; therefore, we ask you to be prepared for a modified practice schedule this season.
Please follow these practice guidelines very carefully.
The Wilson Age Group Swimming will be practicing in the Snyder Natatorium that features 10 lanes and two 1 meter diving boards. The pool is located on the Wilson School District’s High School Campus at 2601 Grandview Blvd., West Lawn, PA 19609. The natatorium is clearly marked outside on the main pool entrance in the Lower House Building.
2020 Practice Schedule coming soon!
The below times are from our 2019 season and are SUBJECT TO CHANGE based on the high school practice and meet schedule. We have increased the opportunities for our youth aquatic athletes to practice. It is a requirement to participate in two practices per week in order to compete in a league meet. Athletes must pass all swimming requirements to participate on the WAGS Swimming & Diving Team.
The purpose of releasing the below information is to give you a general idea of when age groups will be practicing.
|PRACTICE GROUPS||AGE RANGE (this is subject to change based on an athlete’s ability)||Practices offered per week||Practice times||Technique vs Conditioning|
|WHITE GROUP: Beginning practice group for swimmers emphasizing technique. Must demonstrate a 25-yard freestyle and backstroke length of the pool.||6-9 years old||3 practices typically offered per week. Mon, Wednesday, Sat. or Sunday||weeknights 5:30-6:00 pm||80% technique/ 20%
|BLUE GROUP: Intermediate practice group introducing more conditioning. Athletes will demonstrate 3-4 legal strokes and a 300-yard freestyle swim with consistent turns.||9-11 years old||3-4 practices offered per week Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sat/Sun.||weeknights 5:30-6:30 pm||70% technique/ 30% conditioning|
|RED GROUP: Advanced group for experienced swimmers and developing teens. Introducing training and race strategies. Swimmers will demonstrate 4 legal strokes, proper turns and are prepared to train at a higher intensity level.||11-14 years old||5-6 practices offered per week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday/Sunday||Weeknights MON & WED 6:15-7:30 pm TUES & THURSDAY 6:30-7:45 pm||45% technique/ 55% conditioning|
Please note: Deviations to the above schedule may occur based on pool availability and weather. Please be patient as we will need to be flexible.
The parent meeting will be held virtually this season. I will be communicating the date of this meeting soon!
The 2020 Wilson Age Group Swimming & Diving Team fees are as follows:
- First Child: $150 (Same Immediate Family)
- Second Child: $125 (Same Immediate Family)
- Family (3 Children or more): $350 (Same Immediate Family)
- Diving Only: $100
- Swimming & Diving Participation: $200
Please note: any swimmers or divers who are currently in 9th grade and swim or dive on the varsity high school team are not charged a fee. Any child part of a family experiencing financial hardship should speak with Alison Snyder, WAGS Head Coach, or Erin Goodhart Kurtz, the Director of Aquatics. Current district employees receive a 20% discount on the above fees. WAGS Athletes must either live in the district or have a parent who is a current district employee (and your school district does not offer an age group team).
Registration and Payment
Registration for Wilson Age Group Swimming & Diving is online. Once you have registered, please complete the waiver form below and either mail it along with your payment or bring it with you to the Parent Meeting on Oct. 15, 2019. A child will not be allowed to participate without a signed waiver on file.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
A new waiver will be in place soon
The registration fee can either be paid by cash, check, or online with a credit card or electronic check. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE PAYMENT UNTIL AFTER THE PARENT MEETING.
If paying by check, please mark the child(s) name in the memo section of the check. Checks should be made payable to “Wilson School District” and mailed to:
Wilson School District
Attention: Erin Kurtz
2601 Grandview Blvd.
West Lawn, PA 19609
If you prefer to pay online, please visit On-line Payment – e~Funds. Wilson E-Funds On-Line Payment Explanation (PDF Version)