Thank you for participating in the 2014 Summer Swim Team. The Cook Creek Wahoos had an outstanding season and we look forward to seeing you again next year. We also welcome new members for the 2015 season.
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2014 Cook Creek Wahoos
Thank you for your interest in the Cook Creek Wahoos. This web page is a great starting point for general information and news about the Wahoos. For detailed information, please visit the team web site at wahoos.swimtopia.com. For answers to specific questions or help with this information, please contact Kayla Stonehouse or Mike Froehlich: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Cook Creek Wahoos are committed to developing the technical skills of competitive swimming, strengthening friendships and encouraging our swimmers to strive for their personal best. With this in mind, we urge our swimmers, coaches and parents to commit themselves to practice and meets, and to set high goals, as well as to conduct themselves with courtesy, goodwill and sportsmanship.
The Cook Creek Wahoos swim team competes in the C division of the Mountain Hi Swim League. The league has 25 teams divided into four divisions (A, B, C and D). The swim team are open to any swimmer 18 and younger who can swim one length of the pool, 25 meters. It is a League requirement that all swimmers be able to successfully complete one length of the pool unassisted using one of the four competitive strokes. The age of a swimmer on June 1 determines the age group in which that swimmer will participate.
Why do swimmers have to be able to swim 25 meters unassisted?
All swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool unassisted because coaches are not always in the water within an arms reach to help. There will always be a lifeguard on duty, as well as all coaches being certified Lifeguards, but each swimmer must be able to make it across the pool by themselves. Safety is our first priority, by setting this requirement we ensure that all swimmers can at least make it to the other side without the help of a coach.
When do they practice?
Practices will be held rain or shine. If there is severe weather (thunder and lightning, tornado) practice will be called off, swimmers and/or parents will be notified by email and the team web site will be updated. Coaches and lifeguards are present at all practices. Swimmers are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible, the more they practice the faster they will be. There is not a required number of practices in order to participate.
Evenings May 13- May 30 (Mon-Fri)
– 8 and under: 5:00 to 5:45 pm
– New Swimmers: 5:00 to 5:45 pm
– 8 & up advanced: 5:30 to 6:30pm
– 9 and 10: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
– 11 and 12: 6:15 to 7:30 pm
– 13-18: 6:15 to 7:45 pm
Morning practices starting June 2
– 13 and older: 7:00 – 8:15 am
– 11-12: 7:00 – 8:15 am
– 9-10: 8:00 – 9:00 am
– 8U Advanced: 8:00 – 9:00 am
– 8U: 8:45 – 9:30 am
Evenings starting June 2nd (Mon. and Weds. Only)
– 8U: 6:15 – 7:00 pm
– 8U Advanced: 6:15 – 7:15 pm
– 9-10: 6:15 – 7:15 pm
– 11-12: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
– 13 and older: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
When are swim meets?
Swim meets are held on Saturday mornings. While participating in meets is not required, they are encouraged – this is the fun part! Swimmers are encouraged to not only compete in their favorite events, but also try something new. Coaches will often suggest an event that challenges the swimmers both mentally and physically.
2014 dual swim meet dates are May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21 and June 28.
2014 Prelim swim meets are scheduled for Tuesday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 9.
Championships will be held on Saturday, July 12.
2014 All Star Swim Meet will be held on Saturday, July 19.
All meets are over by 2 pm to allow facilities to open for public swim.
How do I register my child?
To be a member of the Cook Creek Wahoos Swim team, swimmers must be registered with the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District and pay an annual fee. In 2014, the fee for District residents is $150 and $210 for Non-District residents. The league collects a $9 secondary insurance fee from the team for every swimmer, in addition to $5 league dues per swimmer, regardless of a swimmer’s primary insurance coverage; and an insurance waiver, a copy of which the team must have present at every meet. The insurance dues/fee is included in the South Suburban registration fee. There is also a team booster fee ($30 per swimmer) and a concessions fee (one time $30 fee) collected by the team for trophies and special medals given out at the end-of-season banquet, and used to replace or upgrade team equipment not provided by South Suburban. In 2014, Mike Froelich is collecting the insurance waivers and team fees, as well as emergency contact forms. These can be done electronically on the Wahoo’s website.
All registration forms must be completed BEFORE a swimmer may get in the water!
You can register your child with South Suburban three ways.
1. Any front desk of a recreation center
2. Visit our registration web page at www.ssprd.org
3. Call our registration office at 303.347.5999
You can register your child with the Wahoos one way
1. On their website: wahoos.swimtopia.com