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    The Weddington Swim and Racquet Club WAHOO Swim Team competes in the Greater Charlotte Swim League (GCSL).  

    Time Commitment

    • The summer swim season begins in mid-May with daily afternoon practices
    • Practices switch to the mornings when the school year ends
    • There are 8 opportunities to race in a meet during the season
    • Our first meet is a Time Trial, held at our pool. Its purpose is to give every swimmer an opportunity to record a time for each event
    • We have 6 dual meets on Monday and Thursday evenings in June where we compete with one of the other Division II GCSL teams
    • For those who qualify, there is a final ALL-STAR meet where all seven Division II teams compete.

    Practice Times

    The summer swim season typically begins in mid-May with afternoon practices. Practices switch to the mornings when the school year ends. 

    Eligibility 

    • Current members in good standing of the Weddington Swim and Racquet Club are eligible to join the WAHOO 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 T-shirt and a latex swim cap for each swimmer
    • Fees are:
      • First swimmer - $75
      • Second swimmer - $55
      • Third swimmer - $30

    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 MEET Information 

    At a dual meet, each swimmer may swim a maximum of 3 individual events. The WAHOO 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
    6 & Under 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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