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The Weddington Swim and Racquet Club Wahoos Swim Team competes in the Greater Charlotte Swim League (GCSL). For 2022 the Wahoos will be competing in Division 2 against the following swim teams:

Baxter Barracudas Hembstead Hurricanes Hunter Oaks Water Jets
Providence Downs Seahorses The Reserve Riptide Thornhill Tornados

Time Commitment

  • Swim season consists of team practices and swim meets. While swimmers are encouraged to participate as frequently as possible, attending all practices and meets is not mandatory. Wahoos understands that kids often have overlapping and competing schedule with other sports and activities. We have lots of multi-sport and multi-activity swimmers on the team. 
  • Practices
    • The summer swim season begins in mid-May with daily afternoon practices
    • Practices switch to the mornings when the school year ends
  • Swim Meets (races)
    • There are 7 opportunities to race each season during the month of June. Six meets (plus one time trial) are held in the evenings on Mondays and Thursdays.
      • The 2022 GCSL season starts June 9 and ends June 27.
    • We have 6 dual meets as part of the league schedule on Monday and Thursday evenings in June where we compete with one of the other Division II GCSL teams.
    • Our first meet is a Time Trial (June 6), held at our pool. Its purpose is to give every swimmer an opportunity to record a time for each event the swimmer has legal strokes.
    • Select swimmers may be invited to the All-Star team and compete at the All-Star meet at the end of the season. For the 2022 season the All-Star meet will be held at the Rock Hill Aquatic Center Saturday, July 9 at 12:00 PM.

Practice Times

The summer swim season typically begins in mid-May with afternoon practices from 4:00-6:30 (10 and under from 4:00-5:00. 11 and over from 5:15-6:30). Practices switch to the mornings when the school year ends from 8:45-11:00 (10 and under from 8:45-9:45. 11 and over 9:45-11:00). The coaches will work to communicate any changes as timely as possible so parents and swimmers can make plans.

Eligibility 

  • Current members in good standing of the Weddington Swim and Racquet Club are eligible to join the Wahoos swim team.
  • We do not require try-outs to join the team, but swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters unassisted to compete in a meet.
  • A swimmer may only swim for one GCSL team, regardless of Division.

Registration Fees

  • Registration fees include practices, meet participation, a team towel and a latex swim cap for each swimmer.
  • Fees for 2022 are:
    • First swimmer - $95
    • Second swimmer - $75
    • Each additional swimmer - $50

Age Group Assignment

  • Age Groups are based on the swimmer's age on May 31st.
  • A swimmer will remain in that age group the entire season, regardless of a mid-season birthday

Additional Swim Meet Information 

At a dual meet, each swimmer may swim a maximum of 3 individual events and 2 relays. The Wahoos coaching staff will determine if a swimmer's stroke is legal before entry in an event.

Age Group

Freestyle Meters

Backstroke Meters

Individual Medley Meters

Breaststroke Meters Butterfly Meters
6U 25  * * * *
7-8 25 25 100 25 25 
9-10 25 25 100 25 25
11-12 50 50 100 50 50
13-14 50 50 100 50 50
15 -18  50  50  100 50 50

* As strokes are mastered, 6 & Under swimmers may swim in the 7-8 age group events. 

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