Welcome to the West Memorial Tiger Shark swim season!!
The WMST board and the coaches are expecting a wonderful season filled with fun and excitement. Let’s get started! Your child must be able to swim to join the team. Below you will find helpful information that will get this swim season off to an excellent start. Please keep this letter for future reference.
$99 first child, $85 second child, $80 third child , Each additional child $75.
Non-Resident Fee: Any family that does not reside in WMCA will be assessed a separate non-resident fee not to exceed $75.00. This fee allows for use of the pool during practices, swim meets, awards banquet, and fundraisers such as our annual carwash. The non-resident fee is:
1 Child = $45.00
2 Children = $60.00
3 Children or More = $75.00
Registration is due by May 4th. A late registration fee of $10 per family will be required after the deadline . All swimmers must complete the registration process prior to attending practice. We do accept out of the neighborhood swimmers.
WMST is a competitive swim team. We are NOT categorized as a "Learn to Swim" program. All swimmers MUST be able to swim the full length of the pool without any assistance at the completion of time trials. If your child(ren) is/are not able to swim the entire length of the pool without assistance at that time, the child will not be able to swim in the meets or any further practices. Your child will still be included at the end of the year party. We encourage our swimmers who are not able to swim an entire length of the pool to work toward improving their skills. If your child improves in their ability and becomes capable of swimming the length of the pool during the season, please contact a board member to schedule an appointment to demonstrate their ability in front of a coach at the end of the last scheduled practice time.
Sponsorship discounts available: We love and support our corporate sponsors who donate to West Memorial Swim Team. If you are able to receive a donation from a corporate sponsor, we can discount your swimmer fees. A GOLD Level sponsor who donates $500 will enable you to have one child swim for free. A SILVER Level sponsor who donates $250 will enable you to have one child swim for half price.
PRE-SEASON PRACTICE - From May 1st to May 25th
Tuesday - Friday
- Junior/High School: - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
- Age 6 and under - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
- Ages 7/8 – 5:00pm to 5:45 pm
- Ages 9-12 – 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Summer Practice changes to morning times on Tuesday, May 29th:
Tuesday - Friday
- Junior/High School: - 7:30am – 8:30am
- Age 6 and under – 8:30am – 9:15am
- Ages 7/8 – 9:15am – 10:00am
- Ages 9-12 – 10:00am – 11:00am
The following Tuesday/Thursdays there will be evening practice from 8:00pm – 9:00pm: 5/29, 5/31, 6/5, 6/7, 6/12, 6/14, 6/19, and 6/21
All home swim meets will be at the West Memorial Pool!!
*Due to insurance reasons, parents and non-swimmers MUST stay off of the pool deck and out of the baby pool.
If you have a questions, concerns or compliments, please talk to a Board Member. Please DO NOT approach the Coaches as they are busy working with your swimmer and making sure that all swimmers are safe. If you need to talk to a Coach, please notify any Board Member (listed below).
Updates are posted on our website, Facebook and via e-mails.
MANDATORY PARENT MEETING: One MANDATORY meeting will be held before the competition season begins. Date, Time & Location TBA. An adult from each family MUST attend this meeting. This meeting will provide information about the upcoming swim season, and it will be a time to meet our coaches and ask any questions you might have.
VOLUNTEERING: Every family is required to work at the meets. It takes over 62 volunteers for each meet! Volunteer opportunities for each meet will be open for parents to register on the website.
FUNDRAISER: This year we will have our annual car wash to help support our team. We are also asking for families to help spread the word and invite those around the community. We will also have Spirit Nights held at local businesses to raise money for the team.