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Join the Fun!

Brookside Club of Saratoga is home to the mighty Waves—a swim team of member children ages 4-18. The team is led by Aquatics Director, Cody Graef, a lifelong swimmer and experienced coach. His goal is to improve the team members’ athletic condition through aerobic, anaerobic and technique-based training. Participating on the Waves is a wonderful way to compete in swimming in a fun and social environment. In addition to strengthening your swimmer’s technique and competitive skills, the team gives both members and their children the opportunity to make friends with other families at Brookside.

Skills required

Children of all skill levels are welcome on the team, however they will need to be able to swim across the pool (25 yards) unassisted by the 2nd week of practice.

Schedule

The season starts April 2rd and practices are every day, Monday through Friday. Practice times are based on age groups. Click on the Practices tab for times.  Children are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible to prepare them for each meet.

Swimmer Commitment

There are five Dual Meets each season of which your child should swim at least two in order to swim at the Championship Meet on Sunday July 15.

Parent participation

Being a part of the Waves is an activity enjoyed by the entire family. Due to the efforts required to put on a meet, parent involvement is required. Each family selects from a variety of jobs ranging from time keeper to snack bar worker, BBQ Master to team rally organizer – there’s something for every skill set. All swim team information will be available through Swimtopia. Parents will receive login information when they register their swimmers.

Waves 2018 Important Information

  • Swim season runs from April to mid-July.
  • Swim team sign-up: March 11 (3:00-6:00 p.m.)
  • Practice begins: April 2
  • Practice Meet: May 20
  • Dual Meets: June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, and July 7 (Bye week: June 30)
  • Championship Meet: De Anza, July 15
  • Year End Banquet: July 15
  • Cost: $225 for kids ages 4-13; $50 for kids ages 14-18

Team apparel: Each child should have a team swimsuit, goggles, fins and swim cap. Additional Waves spirit apparel is available and sold as a fundraiser to support the team.

More Fun Than Just Swimming!

  • Raging Waters - June 18th
  • Teen and Pre-Teen Activities
  • Sleepover - July 7th
  • BBQs
  • Taco Nights
  • Fun Fridays
  • Buddy Rally - May 18
  • Cake Decorating Rally - June 22
  • Team Spirit Scavenger Hunt - July 13

 

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