Register for Summer Swim Team

Welcome to the Synergy Sports Swim Team at West Broadway Swim Club. The purpose of our swim team is to provide a nurturing team environment and coaching to guide athletes toward their maximum development in the pool. Our program is built around stroke development, goal achievement and the pursuit of personal growth on all levels of swimming. Anne Sievers and her staff of coaches train and coach all our swimmers to develop all 4 of the competitive strokes with stroke technique being one of the most important aspects of our training.

We push our athletes to develop individually in the sport of swimming in a team atmosphere. We are a team that teaches the basics of competitive swimming while working to improve technique. This is the first introduction competitive swimming that is fun yet structured environment. The focus is to improve on all 4 competitive strokes, starts, turns and improvement on endurance. Through our program, all swimmers will increase their proficiency and overall skill level. Synergy Swimming is a for swimmers ages 5 and up that can swim at least 1 lap of the pool. We encourage all swimmers to come to at least 2 practices a week.

The league requires that all families must be members of the pool they are training at and competing for in the summer. WBSC has 2 options for membership.

• You can be a West Broadway Member. This is your best option as you are able to receive all that WBSC has to offer. The club is open 12:00-­9:00pm Monday through Friday and 11:00am-­9:00pm on the weekends. A full membership to WBSC is $430.

• You can be a Synergy Member. This membership has limitations but allows you to participate in programming that occurs in the morning hours. This membership is $100.

Swim Team is $80 per swimmer.

2017 Swim Meet Schedule

June 7th - at CCMO
June 14th - at MAC
June 21st - HOME vs. Macher & Old Hawthorne
June 28th - at Southwest
July 5th - HOME vs. Beach Club
July 12th - CHAMPIONSHIPS at Hickman High School

Synergy Swim Team Groups

Beginner Group — The Novice Group is an entry-level group of beginning 5 to 7 year olds who are new to summer league swimming who still need quite a bit of in-water instruction but can swim on their own. They can swim one lap of the pool but not necessarily in all 4 strokes. They will be introduced to starts and turns as well. Our Novice group swimmers are encouraged to participate in the league meets throughout the season but are not required too.

Advanced Beginner Group — Age Group transitions swimmers from introductory competitive swimmers to more experienced swimmers.  Age Group swimmers are typically 7-12 years old with a good understanding of all four competitive strokes, starts and turns. These swimmers are the ones that enjoy swimming in the summer without the pressure of competitive swimming. We encourage our Advanced Beginner  Group to practice 3 days a week to get the most that they can out of the short summer league season.

Advanced Group — The Advanced Age Group consists of highly developed swimmers 8 years old and up who are currently competitive swimmers looking to advance in the training aspects of swimming and continue to improve their technique during the season with the opportunity to compete in a fun environment. This group will get to train with Anne specifically as she also coordinates with Columbia Swim Club coaches on things this athletes need to work on in the pool.

2017 Swimming FAQ

Quick Reference for most questions

When, Where and What time do I practice:
All practices are held at the West Broadway Swim Club.

Practice 1: 8:00-­9:00am *
Practice 2: 9:00-­10:00am
Practice 3: 5:00-­6:00pm^

Practice 1: 8:00-­9:00am *
Practice 2: 9:00-­10:00am
Practice 3: 5:00-­6:00pm^

Practice 1: 8:00-­9:00 *
Practice 2: 9:00-­10:00

All Practice: 9:00-­10:00

All Practice: 8:30-­10:00

*Whichever morning practice your family picks-­that is the only AM practice you may attend. There are a certain number of spots available at each practice.

You may attend am and pm practices as long as you are not doing two in a single day and pay the pm fee.

What do the swimmers do at practices:
The swimmers will mostly swim. At the WBSC there is at least one coach per two lanes. The coaches will work on drills to improve their strokes, work on starts, turns and streamlines as well as encourage the swimmers to develop into better overall swimmers. We will have lots of fun too we promise.

Swim Meets:
The first swim meet of the season will be on Wednesday, June 7th. The schedule of the meets is listed below. Parents should not have to worry about what events their swimmers should swim. The coaches will help the swimmers decide what events they should compete.

Does everyone get to compete at the Show-­Me Conference Championships:
Yes as long as your swimmer competes in at least 2 other meets in the season you are eligible to compete at the Championship meet. WBSC will be the host this year, which is always a fun experience. New since last summer, the meet will be scored and a team champion will be crowned. New for this summer, the Championship meet will be held at Hickman High School.

What apparel do we receive for participating in swim team:
All WBSC swimmers are strongly encouraged to purchase a team suit, however, the swimmers are not required to do so. We will take our team picture in our team shirts this year.

The shirts (and possibly towels) are ordered the first week of May so to ensure the correct size for your swimmer we encourage you to register earlier than later. Anne guesses sizes after May 8th.

Are parents required to help at swim meets and practices:
In order to run a successful meet each and every parent is needed to help us with the many volunteer positions that we have to fill each meet. We will need a parent volunteer coordinator this summer to head this up. The specific jobs will be covered at the parent meeting in May. It takes up to 50 volunteers to run a home meet.

As for practices, parents get to sit back and relax or drop the kids off. The coaches will handle everything that goes into a practice.

What are Fun Fridays:
West Broadway 8:30-­10:00am (June 2,9,16, 23, 30 and July 7)
We will practice a bit, break up into groups and play a game and then we will get together (hopefully with a bagel or donut) and hand out the awards from the meets.