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 on Nov 1st (the previous year) 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. Additionally, the coaches are looking for emotional readiness as well as physical readiness. If swimmers are unable to swim the length of the pool unassisted or show signs of not being emotionally ready, the coaches will recommend that they spend the year in lessons to prepare for next year. There will only be one swimmer evaluation date, please plan to attend this if your child is new to the team. Tryouts for new swimmers will take place March 18 & 20, 2019 starting at 4:15 pm at YMCA at the Complex. There will be a $5 charge to enter Leroy Springs complex.
Other than the coaches, the team is run 100% with volunteers. Each family is responsible for volunteering to work at least 5 job positions. 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. It takes many volunteers to run multiple Swim Meets (Home and Away), prepare social activities, order gear, plan the 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, liability Ins and as well as other administrative expenses. This is what makes the Greenwave fabulous!
Greenwave Home Meets are held at the beautiful Orchard Park Amenities Center pool.
The Springfield Greenwave swim team is part of the Greater Charlotte Swim League. An All-Star meet is conducted one day at the end of the season (somewhere at the beginning of July) with swimmers competing from each team in the same division.
This year Springfield Greenwave will participate in Division I along with six of Charlotte/Fort Mill area 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.
A New Swimmer Information Meeting will be held at the Orchard Park Amenity Center on TBD.