The Springfield Greenwave Swim Team is a neighborhood summer-only (May – July) recreational swim team that competes against other neighborhood teams [in swimming jargon usually summer teams are recreational and year round teams are “competitive”]. Any Springfield resident between the ages of 5 - 18 by May 1, 2017 is eligible to try out for the team.
Swimmers are expected to be able to swim the full 25 yards of the pool unassisted without touching the lane lines and/or the walls during tryouts. Some freestyle strokes should be evident during the 25. The coaches are also looking for emotional readiness. They will be observing your swimmer to see if he/she is able to easily separate from you to complete the swim test. If swimmers are unable to swim the length of the pool unassisted or show signs of separation anxiety, the coaches will recommend that they spend the year in lessons to prepare for next year. The swim team is very popular and new swimmers will only be able to tryout on new swimmer tryout day. Tryouts for new swimmers will take place March 25, 2017 starting at 12:30 pm at Leroy Springs Recreational Complex. There will be a $5 charge to enter Leroy Springs complex. Tryouts are first come first serve until all the team spots are filled.
Other than the coaches, the team is run 100% with volunteers. Each family is responsible for volunteering to work at least 4 jobs. (one child 4 points, 2 children 5 points) Volunteer jobs include lane timers, awards, scorekeepers, etc. We have made the signup process for volunteer jobs during the season as easy as possible. You will be expected to meet the minimum volunteer requirements or your swimmer will not swim. The Greenwave could not happen without all the parents helping as it takes many volunteers to run multiple Swim Meets (Home and Away), prepare social activities, order gear, throw an end of season party and more! Any money raised by the Greenwave ultimately goes back to our swimmers and parents by paying for coaching, pools, equipment, social activities, t-shirts, medals, and everything else. This is what makes the Greenwave fabulous!
Greenwave Home Meets are held at the beautiful Orchard Park Amenities Center, half olympic size pool.
The Springfield Greenwave swim team is part of the Greater Charlotte Swim League. . An All-Star meet is conducted at the end of the season (somewhere between the end of June to the beginning of July) with swimmers competing from each team.
This year Springfield Greenwave will participate in Division II five other Charlotte are teams. The team will swim meets, rotating between these community pools. Practices will be held at our home pool.
The summer league season is a fast paced 2 month period but everyone who experiences it has a great time, makes new friends and looks forward to the next year.
There will be a New Parent Informational Meeting help at the Orchard Park Amenity Center on March 24, 2017 at 6:30pm.