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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.

2019 Swim Meet Dates

June 5th - HOME vs. CCMO
June 12th - at Southwest
June 19th - HOME vs. Beach Club
June 26th - HOME vs. Old Hawthorne/Macher
July 3rd - HOME  vs. MAC
July 8th - DISTRICTS at WBSC
July 11th - ALL-STARS at Hickman High School

Swim Team Practices

All Morning Practices:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-9:45am

PM Practices:
Monday & Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm^
^ $25 PM practice fee per family for the summer.

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. (Holly)

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. (Jared)

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. 

2019 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: 8:30-9:45am
Practice 2: 5:30-6:30pm^

Practice 1: 8:30-9:45am
Practice 2: 5:30-6:30pm^

All Practice: 8:30-9:45am

All Practice: 8:30-9:45am

All Practice: 8:30-­9:45am

^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.

Meet Update & End of the Season Changes:
We will again having 5 reagular season dual meets. We will be hosting 4 home meets this year. The entire schedule is listed above.

The District Meet & Show-Me All-Star Meet will wrap-up the season. WBSC will be hosting the District meet on Monday, July 8th. Our District is Beach Club, Macher, Southwest & WBSC. The Show-Me Conference Championship Meet will be held on Thursday, July 11th at Hickman High School.

Does everyone get to compete at the Show-Me Conference Championships:
New since last summer, swimmers must qualify for the Championship Meet. The top 6 swimmers from each District will automaticaly qualify. The next 6 times will be selected as At-Large participants. WBSC will also put 2 relays in each age group to compete as well. A team champion will be crowned at the Show-Me Conference Championships.

Do 6 & Unders score at Championships:
The 6 & Under swimmers will compete at the District Championships. A High Point winner will be awarded on both the boys & girls side. 6 & Unders will not compete at the Show-Me Conference Championships unless they compete on a 7-8 relay.

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 the first practice 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:
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.