Woodbridge Club Swim Team 2019

Swim Team

The Woodbridge Club welcomes back our returning swimmers and their families and invites all our new families with children to join us this swim season. Our team features our experienced coaches who have worked with children of all ages for many years. The Head Swim Coach is our Aquatic Specialist Molly Anderson, a Woodbridge Club and Amity High Grad, who is the swim head coach and an English teacher at Jonathan Law High School in Milford. Our Assistant Coach is Molly's brother Rob who is a certified teacher and Assistant Amity High Swim Coach. Rob was an outstanding swimmer and is a long time club employee. Molly and Rob wrangle the younger crowd of WC swimmers and run all the meets flawlessly. Both coaches have worked with kids on all levels as well as new competitive swimmers. We are pleased to have both Molly and Rob running our program again this season. The Woodbridge Club is a member of the Connecticut Private Clubs Swim League (CPCSL), which includes many local clubs in the greater New Haven area. For questions and information, contact Coach Molly Anderson at the club.

Swim Team

This swim season will begin June 17th when regular practice times will begin. Most new swimmers work primarily on Freestyle and Backstroke along with starts and streamlining. The remaining swimmers will work on stroke technique and yardage. Coach Molly may also set up special sessions for extra work. This is a great opportunity for high school athletes, or swimmers entering high school, to get some stroke technique and personal work out time. If you already swim for another recognized swim team, you may be able to swim as a graduate.

Molly is also offering stroke clinics for all swimmers wishing to perfect their stroke technique. This is for all swimmers. Concentrated time on strokes is the best way to improve swimmer's times and give them life time swimming skills. Check the swim team registration form for details, fees, and scheduled times.

There is a team suit that may change from year to year. The Metro Swim Shop representative, Debbie Cosme, will be at the club on Wednesday April 24 6:00-7:00pm for a team suit fitting. We will be ordering new Woodbridge Club specialized suits. If you feel as though your child may or may not swim, we urge you to purchase a team suit anyway because the season is so short most likely if you wait to order one the suit may not arrive before the end of the season. Team caps will be given to any swimmers that would like one. Any additional apparel such as T-shirts or sweatshirts will be ordered through a team parent.

The Connecticut Private Club Swim League has meets on Saturday mornings. As an annual team tradition, we will be having a Pep Rally June 20 at 5:00 - 6:00 where we order food, the kids make posters and learn cheers and the team picture is taken. Also at the Pep Rally parents will be given information on meets and league rules; have an opportunity to sign up to help at swim meets, and have all your questions answered. Look for information about the team suit fitting and the pep rally posted on the boards at the club. The season culminates with League Championship on Tuesday July 23rd (rain date July 24th). The Woodbridge Club holds an awards banquet after the league championships on Thursday July 25th at 6:00pm. It's always a fun and exciting event.

Click on the following link for a printable information sheet on the swim team season. Swim Team Season Information

Swim Team Qualifications

All children, regardless of ability, ages 4-17 who can swim the length of the pool, are eligible and encouraged to give the team a try.

Children 8 and under must be able to swim 1 length

Children 9-14 must be able to swim 2 lengths

Children 15-17 must swim 4 lengths

Swim Team Practice Schedule

Novice and Intermediate: M-W-F 12:45 - 1:30
Advanced: 2:00 - 3:00

Stroke Clinic Schedule

Clinic Days: Tuesday and Thursday
1:30 - 2:00
Stroke Clinic groups work on the fundamentals of swimming.

Away Meet Locations

Connecticut Private Club Swim League Clubs

New Haven Lawn Club:

193 Whitney Ave. New Haven, 06511
203-777-3494 ext.248

Brownson Country Club:

15 Soundview Ave, Huntington (Shelton)

Ridgetop Club:

566 Skiff St, North Haven, 06473