Tidal Wave Swim Team

Overview

The Tidal Wave Swim Team is a member of the USA Swimming. The team works to help each swimmer develop confidence, ability, self-discipline, and team play all in a competitive aquatic environment. Our team of coaches strives to make each member achieve his/her potential and exposes them to the exciting world of team swimming.

TWST is open to all competitive swimmers ages 6 and older who swim at a Level 4 or above skill. Swimmers are expected to attend all practices, all dual meets, League Championship, B&G Invitational and USA Swimming meets. Dedication, positive attitude, and a willingness to put forth a consistent effort are required. All new swimmers must have tryouts.

Parents are required to volunteer in assisting the running of the swim meets held during the season. These activities help the Boys and Girls Club to maintain the “World Class” standards in programming which includes the Tidal Wave Swim Team. Parents serve as timers, marshals, and judges.

Parents may visit swim team practices on the last day of each month only. Monthly coach/parent meetings are also conducted. Please note the schedule which will be posted on the TWST bulletin board. Also note, that a second child from the same family receives $20.00 off the team fee.

“A man is not learned until he learns how to read, write, and SWIM.”
-Plato

2018-2019 Swim Team Season Registration Information

Our season will begin on September 10, 2018. The first week will be a “warm-up” week. All new swimmers must schedule an appointment during the first week — please see the Policies/Contract for more information. All returning swimmers not participating in our summer Stroke Development Program must be re-evaluated for final level placement. Any balances from previous seasons must be paid before registering for this season.

Please scroll down to the Forms section (or Click Here).  There you will find the forms for registration:

  • Application Form/Medical Authorization Form
  • TWST Policies/Contract
  • Payment Schedule
  • Credit Card Authorization Form

ALL FORMS MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED FOR REGISTRATION! Incomplete forms WILL NOT be accepted. Please submit all forms to the Front Desk.

Year-Round Schedule

Fall – Spring Season:

September 10, 2018- June 21, 2019

Summer Season:

June 25, 2019 – August 24, 2019

Down payment is required at time of registration, if unable to pay full payment upon registration, credit card authorization forms must be filled out and monthly payments will be set up with your credit card till the end of the season. If child withdraws from program by October 1st, $25.00 will be forfeited. No refunds after this date. $55.00 USA Swimming membership is included, entry fees will be paid separately. Refer to the forms further down on the page for more information.

Programs

Take Your Mark – Beg & Adv

Learn about the new world of competitive swimming. Learn and improve your strokes, starts and turns. Practices include exercises and games.

Beg. Level:

New to 1-2 years of skills

Adv. Level:

Has more refined skills and competes monthly at meets

Ages:

6 – 12

Time:

5:30pm – 6:45pm

Days:

Beg
– Mon, Wed & Fri
(Mon – 4:30-5:30 PM)
Adv
– Mon, Tues, Thurs & Sat
(Sat – 9:00-10:30 AM)

Limit of Participants:

Beg: 30
Adv: 30

Requirements for Beginner Group (First time swimmers):

Must be able to swim 2 laps each in Freestyle and Backstroke in good form (3 practices a week)

Requirement for Advanced Group:

Must be able to swim 4 strokes legally in 200 yard IM (Minimum of 4 or up to 6 including Saturday and Sunday) 

Seniors

A more challenging program for the advanced swimmer, this team helps swimmers gain an edge in the water. This program includes 40 minutes of stretching and strength building exercises.

Gold Time JO’s 8th Place and Up Commitment

Ages:

12-18

Time:

5:30 – 8:30pm

Days:

Monday – Saturday

(Mon-Fri)
5:45pm-6:30pm (dry land)
6:30pm-8:30pm (swimming)

(Tue & Thur)
5:30am-7:00am(morning swimming)

(Sat)
8:00am-10:30am (morning swimming)
5:00pm-7:00pm (afternoon swimming)

(Sun)
9:00am-11:00am (morning practice)

Requirements:

must be able to swim 400 yards IM, 1000 yards free style, have silver or gold times for any stroke.
Perform following tests:

    • 10 x 100 free on 1’30”
    • 6 x 200 IM on 3’
    • T-30” – 30 minutes test swimming freestyle and keeping aerobic pace as fast as they can

Goals: JO’s and higher

Juniors

Technique, team attitude and fun. Stroke development continues and the early stages of training are introduced. This program includes 30 minutes of stretching and strength exercises. Emphasis on development, coordination and team-play building.

Silver Time and Up JO’s Commitment

Ages:

10 – 16

Time:

5:30pm-8:30pm

Days:

Monday – Saturday

(Mon-Fri)
5:30pm-6:30pm (dry land)
6:30pm-8:30pm (swimming)

(Tue & Thur)
5:30am-7:00am(morning swimming)

(Sat)
8:00am-10:30am (morning swimming)
5:00pm-7:00pm (afternoon swimming)

(Sun)
9:00am-11:00am (morning swimming)

Limit Of Participants:

24

Requirements:

must be able to swim 200 IM legally, 500 yards freestyle, have silver or gold times for any stroke.

  • Perform following tests:
  • 10 x 100 free on 1’40”
  • 6 x 200 IM on 3’30”
  • T-30” – 30 minutes test swimming freestyle and keeping aerobic pace as fast as they can
  • Goals: JO’s and higher

Swim Camp

The focus of this exciting camp is to provide stroke development, conditioning and preparation for the upcoming season. Club members will benefit from stroke clinics, instructional videos, stretching and conditioning techniques. This camp is for competitive swimmers only who are already on a swim team or looking to join one. (Space is limited)

  • Half Day:

    Four hours consisting of stroke development, dry land, videos, and lots of fun!  Runs from  9:00AM- 1:00PM

  • Beginners:

    This is for swimmers who are interested in competitive swimming in the near feature and beginner levels of swim team

  • Advanced:

    This is for skilled swimmers with swim team experience who would like to improve stroke mechanics and conditioning.

Swim meets available for USA Swimming members.

Weekly Schedule –  2018 (Tentative schedule)

  1. June  25  – June 29         :FREESTYLE
  2. July   2  –  July 6              :STARTS,TURNS,FINISHES (4 day week closed July 4th)
  3. July   9 – July 13               :BACKSTROKE
  4. July 16  – July 20             :BREASTSTROKE
  5. July 23 –  July 27             :BUTTERFLY
  6. July 30  – August 3          :FREESTYLE/BACKSTROKE
  7. August 6 – August 10       :BREASTSTROKE/BUTTERFLY
  8. August 13 – August 17     :START,TURNS,FINISHES
  9. August 20- August 24     :INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

Weekly Fees

 

Fees

Fall/Spring:

Sept 11, 2017 – Jun 22, 2018

TYM Beg – $950
TYM Adv – $1150

Fall/Summer:

Sept 10, 2018 – Aug 24, 2019

Juniors  – $1600
Seniors – $1750

Note: Fees are paid on a monthly schedule.

High School Pre/Post Season Clinic

******TBA: Usually posted during middle of September

The PSSC and HSPS was created specifically for those involved in high school swimming. This program will provide you the tools to improve your swimming ability and stay in shape for next season. Practices will emphasize in stroke development and skills such as starts, turns and finishes. Racing tips and general conditioning will be addressed as well.

High School Pre-Season

DATES: TBD
DAYS: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
TIME: 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
COST: TBD

Post Season Swim Clinic:

DATES: TBD
DAYS: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
TIME: 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
COST: TBD

2018 TWST Annual Awards Dinner: May 23, 2018

Address:

 1085 Galloping Hill Rd, Union, NJ 07083

Meet Schedule

  • Please plan your activities ahead and notify in an advance if unable to attend
  • Check bulletin board and website on a regular basis for eligibility reports to meet deadlines.
  • Place your initials next to your name and select the event(s) you would like to swim for a particular meet.
  • To participate in any of these meets you must set up and entry fee account where you must maintain at least $40. Swimmers will not be able to participate in meets if funds are unavailable. To get started on your account, write a check out to the Boys & Girls Clubs of UC and submit check to Yefim Shoykhet.
  • Keep in mind, on an average a swimmer would swim 3 events for each day, $3 per each event.
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