Woodhaven Swim Team

Yeah Swimming!

If your children enjoy swimming, we would love to have them on the Woodhaven Swim Team. It is a great opportunity for kids (ages 4-18) to learn valuable swimming skills, while being part of a team. We have approximately 100 swimmers on the Woodhaven Swim Team each summer. We swim in the Greater Dayton Swimming Association (GDSA) League made up of 8 clubs from the Greater Dayton area. To learn more about the GDSA League, see www.gdsaswim.com website.

2018 Coaching Staff
-Head Coach: Andrew Abeysinghe

-Assistant Coaches: Abby Schrand, Hannah Day, Ben Kilfoyle, and Abby Day

2018 Swim Team Committee
-Chair: Beth Bultemeyer
-Co-Chair: Ben Fennig
-Financial Officer: Tyson Davis
-Secretary: Vicki Dunhac

2018 GDSA Swim Team Representatives
Cary Forlines

Season Kick-Off Parent Meeting
The date for the parents meeting is Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Woodhaven. This is an Adults Only Meeting where parents can meet the coaches, and learn their objectives for the team this season. This is a great chance for parents to ask lots of questions.
A packet of pertinent information about the swim team will be distributed, with forms to complete included. You will also be given the new Woodhaven Swim Team Handbook to help you easily navigate the season.
If you cannot attend, the packet will be available at the pool during regular hours. For questions, concerns or suggestions, you can contact the Swim Team Committee by email at:

Team Kick-Off/Meet and Greet
The date is Friday, May 25, at 6:00 p.m. This is a chance for the swim team families to be the first in the pool for the 2018 season! This is also the time for families to order Swim Team Spirit Wear and sign up for required volunteer jobs. Wear you swim suit; join the team; bring your checkbook, towels, goggles, etc. and have some fun!

Practice Schedule
We will start each group at the time indicated below. When the swimmers arrive, they are to wait on deck where the coach has indicated, until a coach gives them instructions. Handing out of ribbons after meets and team meeting will be done at the beginning of each practice.

Practice starting Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Monday - Friday
Ages 8 & Under     8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Ages 9-12               9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Ages 13-18             10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

There will be several team events-pay attention to the swim team calendar for the dates of these events.

Time Trials
There will be time trials this year on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m.. This will run like a real meet. It is important that all swimmers try to make it so that coaches have a good idea of what the swimmer can do. It is a lot of fun too!

Booster/Swim Team Fee
The Booster Fee this year will be $50.00 for the first swimmer, $75.00 for the second swimmer, and a $100.00 max cap per family.
Make checks payable to: "Woodhaven Swim Club." This must be paid by June 7, 2018 along with an accompanied yellow GDSA registration form (one for each swimmer) in order to make your child eligible to swim in the first meet. We also ask that you turn in an absentee form and emergency medical form for each swimmer into the coaches by June 4, 2018 as well.

To view and download the GDSA Registration Form for 2018, click here.

Swim Suits
All swimmers will have the opportunity to be fitted for and purchase suits at our Woodhaven Pool within the first week. Please look for that information in team emails. Practice suits, goggles, caps and other swimming apparel will also be available for purchase. Woodhaven swim caps (which must be worn in meets) will also be available (free to team members) from any swim committee representative and from the pool office.

Swim Banquet
Our Swim Banquet will be on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Woodhaven.

Working Swim Meets / Official's Clinic
Please note that swim team parents are required to work at least 3 meets and Semi's or Finals. Volunteering via Sign-up Genius will be ready by the May 22, 2018 parents meeting. Please sign up as soon as possible or contact any member of the Swim Team Committee if you have questions.
The team also needs more parents interested in being officials at our swim meets. Officials will receive worker credit for both their initial shadowing and the work they do at each meet. There are other perks to being an official as well, see a committee member for details.

Woodhaven's 2018 Swim Meet Schedule
June 7        at Crestwood
June 11      at Pinecrest
June 13      at Fair Valley
June 19      < HOME MEET >
June 21      at Fair Valley
June 27      at Crestwood

REQUIRED: Each swimmer must swim three tri-meets to be eligible to swim at
                     Semi's and Finals!

Host team                 6:10 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.
Visiting Team           6:20 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (next closest pool to host team)
Visiting Team           6:30 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. (further pool from host team)
Tri-Swim meets:     Start at 6:45 p.m.

Semi-Finals - Ages 10 & Under
      Monday, July 9, 2018 at Four Seasons
      Rain Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2018
      Scratch Meeting - 4:45 p.m., Warm-up - 5:20 p.m., Start - 6:00 p.m.

Semi-Finals - Ages 11 & Over
      Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Pinecrest
      Rain Date: Thursday, July 21, 2018
      Scratch Meeting - 4:45 p.m., Warm-up - 5:20 p.m., Start - 6:00 p.m.

FINAL Championship Meet
      Monday, July 16, 2018 at Woodhaven
      Scratch Meeting - 4:45 p.m., Parade - 5:10 p.m.,
      Warm-up - 5:40 p.m., Start - 6:30 p.m.