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Fall 2020: 

Due to COVID we have had to make some changes to this program. Hopefully we will back to normal soon. Thank you for your understanding West Haven Parks & Recreation.

1) West Haven Residents - Returning Wizards Only for Swimmers
2) 10 Kids Max each group, Groups will be assigned (3 Groups each night Group 1: 4:30-5:30, Group 2: 5:30- 6:30, Group 3: 6:30-7:30pm) Kids will swim twice a week. Either (Mon & Wed) or (Tue & Th)
3) No Parents & No Viewing in Pool
4) Locker Rooms Closed
5) 1 Coach at the Door Taking Temperatures & Signing in Swimmers
6) Swimmers enter pool at the main entrance and exit the side door
7) Kids 6 years old to 8th Grade (13 years Old)
8) Masks must be worn at all times until swimmers enter the water
9) If a child tests positive COVID - WH Park Rec must be notified immediately
10) Swimmers must purchase their own equipment for practice, nothing will be provided.
11) Social Distancing must happen in the facility at all times.
12) This year we will not be participating in the Yankee Swim League. No swim meets.
13) Limited Staff/Coaches
14) Designated Cohorts of 10 swimmers max
15) Practice Days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
16) 60 Swimmers Max
17) Following USA Swimming Guidelines
18) 8 Week Clinic
19) No Payment Plan option at this time, all registration is ONLINE Only.
20) First Night of Practice: 

Example Equipment Needed:  Check Amazon 
Swim Goggles 
Swim Cap
Pull Buoy
Kick Board 

The West Haven Wizards Park Rec. Swim Team has a proud tradition of teamwork, good sportsmanship, community service, and success for over 45 years. Competing throughout the state of Connecticut as members of the Yankee Swim League, the Wizards are dedicated to hard work, the achievement of personal goals set by each swimmer, and having fun.

General Information
  • For more information, contact Aquatic Director Margaret Ruggiero at West Haven Parks and Recreation 203-937-3651 email at ruggiero@westhaven-ct.gov

  • The Wizards Fall/Winter Team
    • FALL 2020 Season
    • Registration: West Haven Residents - Returning Wizards ONLY 10/13/2020 9:00 AM to 10/19/2020 5:00 PM
    • High School Swimmers ONLY Registration: Not available at this time.
    • First Night of Practice:
    • Normal Season: 2019
    • The Fall/Winter team is a competitive program that focuses on fun, individual improvement and team success.
    • The team practices 6 days a week with mandatory meets on Saturdays throughout the year.
    • Fall/Winter: Swim Team meets Sunday - Friday. To qualify, swimmers must perform the freestyle arm stroke with their faces in the water.
    • To qualify, swimmers 8 years and younger must be able to complete one 25 yard lap.
    • To qualify, swimmers 9 years and older must be able to complete 50 yard lap.
    • Fall session is from - First Week in March groups at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30p.m.
    • will be a meeting and tryouts for new swimmers only 5:30pm at the pool.
    • is the first night of practice.
    • All new swimmers that make the team will be given a practice time after tryouts

    The Wizards Spring Team
    • The Wizards Spring Team is an 8 week clinic that is an ideal introduction to competitive swimming and also great for returning swimmers looking to refine technique.
    • Swimmers will be given instruction on all facets of competitive swimming – all four strokes, starts, turns, training, and more.
    • WH Registration: 3/10/20
    • Non-Resident Registration: 3/17/20
    • There will be a mandatory meeting for all new swimmers and parents on Monday April 20, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the West Haven High School Pool. New swimmers will tryout at this time and be assigned a practice time.
    • Any returning swimmers will practice at the same time they practiced in the fall.
    • Practice runs Monday – Friday at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30. Swimmers must attend a minimum of 3 practices per week.
    • To qualify, swimmers 8 years and younger must be able to complete one 25 yard lap.
    • To qualify, swimmers 9 years and older must be able to complete 50 yard lap.
    • Practice for all swimmers begins on Tuesday, April 21st 2020.
    • For more information, contact Margaret Ruggiero (Aquatic Director) at West Haven Park Rec at 203-937-3651 or visit www.westhavenwizards.org

    The Wizards Summer Training Camp
    • This is an intensive training camp program for experienced swimmers only.
    • Practice will be two hours long Monday - Thursday 7am-9am for six weeks at the Carrigan Pool.
    • Swimmers who register will have to pass a swim test including, but not limited to, a timed 500 yard swim (20 laps) without stopping. Swimmers who register must also have already mastered all 4 strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle), and flip turns, as this is a training program, and not a skills clinic.
    • Dates: Starting Monday 7/8/19 and Ending Thursday 8/15/19
    • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 7am - 9am.
    • Registration Opens: June 4th, 2019 for both Resident and Non-Residents

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