The following practice schedule is tentative and may adjust throughout the season. Please use the calendar that is located on the left sidebar for the most up-to-date schedule of practice times and locations. The purpose of releasing this schedule now is to give parents an idea of potential practice times.
The Wilson Age Group Swimming will be practicing in the Snyder Natatorium featuring10 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.
PRACTICE BEGINS NOV. 6, 2023
The below times 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 in the WAGS Swimming & Diving Team.
The purpose of releasing the below information is to give you a general idea of when children will be practicing. Each participant will be sent a formal email with their training group an athlete may be moved into a different training group after the first week of practice.
|PRACTICE GROUPS||Practices offered per week||Practice times||Technique vs Conditioning|
|DEVELOPMENT GROUP: First-year participants ages 8 & under. Emphasizes technique. Must complete water safety evaluation.||Monday & Wednesday||5:00-5:45 pm||100 % Technique|
|WHITE GROUP: Beginning practice group for swimmers emphasizing technique. Must demonstrate a 25-yard freestyle and backstroke length of the pool.||3 practices are typically offered per week. Mon, Wednesday, Friday||weeknights 5:15-6:00 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.||3-4 practices are offered per week Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday||weeknights 5:00-6:00 pm||70% technique/ 30% conditioning|
|RED PRACTICE B: Introducing training and race strategies. Swimmers will demonstrate 4 legal strokes, and proper turns and are prepared to train at a higher intensity level.||
4 practices are offered per week. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday
|Weeknights Mon, Wed, Thurs. 6:00-7:00 pm||45% technique/ 55% conditioning|
|RED PRACTICE A: Advanced group for experienced swimmers and developing teens. Introducing training and race strategies. Swimmers will demonstrate 4 legal strokes, and proper turns and are prepared to train at a higher intensity level.||5 practices are offered per week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday||Weeknights Mon-Thurs. 6:00-7:00 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. A formal google calendar will be available at the parent meeting.
The 2023 Wilson Age Group Swimming & Diving Team fees are as follows:
- First Child: $200 (Same Immediate Family)
- Second Child: $175 (Same Immediate Family)
- Third Child: $150 (Same Immediate Family)
- Diving Only: $125
- Swimming & Diving Participation: $250
- USA TRAINING FEE $100.00 (this is in addition to the WAGS Fee & will be assessed to each swimmer participating in the USA program. Keep in mind, additional fees, on top of the training fee, will apply: USA Registration, Meets, Travel, etc.)
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 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. A child will not be allowed to participate without a signed waiver on file.
IF YOUR FEE IS NOT PAID, OR PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE BY DEC. 1, 2023 YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO COMPETE.
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)
Information coming soon