Swim Team

Join the Swim & Dive Team and experience waves of fun, excitement, camaraderie and team spirit! Northwest is very proud of its teams, especially the positive attitudes displayed by swimmers, parents and coaches. Your children will value the skills learned and forever hold many fond memories of being on the summer swim team. We have a new head coach this year, Melanie Richards. Melanie swam for NWSC growing up. She has been an assistant coach for five years for the team. She is an enthusiastic, experienced, in-water coach.

Coaching Staff:
Head Coach Melanie Richards -mdrich13@gmail.com
Assistant Coaches-Cortney Witchey
-Mackenzie Caruthers
-Peggy Reader
-Patti Ryan
Head Dive Coach-Chloe Merriss

Choosing between our COSA team or our GCSL team. COSA is like Jr. Varsity, a developmental team where new swimmers get the opportunity to become stronger swimmers in a low-key atmosphere before stepping up to GCSL, the competitive team. However, COSA is not the place to learn the basic strokes from scratch. Breast, Back and Butterfly strokes are best learned through the pool lesson program. If your child cannot do these strokes, we suggest more lessons Porpoise or higher before or along with, team participation. Don’t miss out on having a great time! See you at Open House

GCSL & COSA PRACTICE SCHEDULE June 3 - July 12

Seniors = ages 11-18,
Juniors = ages 10 and unde

Early Bird Practices GSCL & COSA
     Tuesday May 21st 
     Tuesday May 28th and Wednesday May 29th
Seniors 4:30-5:30pm, Juniors 5:30-6:30pm

GCSL Seniors

Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Dryland 9:00-9:30
In water 9:30-11:00

Wednesday & Thursday
In water 9:30-11:00

GCSL Juniors

Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Dryland 10:40-11:00
In water 11:00-12:00

Wednesday & Thursday
In water 11:00-12:00

GCSL Dive

Seniors
8:30-9:30

Juniors
9:30-10:30

 

COSA

All Ages
11:00-12:00

 

 

2019 GCSL MEET SCHEDULE

Wednesday Meets:
Diving warm-ups starts 3pm, meet begins 4pm
Swimming warm-ups 5pm, meet begins at 6pm

June 12, Home vs Plain Twp
June 19, Home vs Annehurst
June 26, Home vs Gahanna
July 2 (Tues), at Delaware
July 10, at Westerville JC

Dive Championships, July 12 and 13, at Delaware
Swim Championship Timed Finals July 15, at Plain Township
Juniors swim in the morning, Seniors swim in the afternoon, Times TBA

GCSL champs sign ups link

2019 COSA SCHEDULE

Saturday Dual Meets
Warm-ups at 7:30 am for home meets.
Meet begins at 8am.

June 15 th - Delaware (home)
June 22 th - Annehurst (away)
June 29 th - Plain Twp (away)
July 6 th - Marysville (away)

July 13 th - COSA Championships @ Worthington

COSA champs sign ups link

Team Fees (includes GCSL Swim/Dive and COSA Swim)

1st Child = $100
2nd Child = $75
3rd Child = $50
4th or More = No additional fee

Registration begins April 1.  Checks payable to NWSC (not the Boosters)
Register and pay by June 1 to get a Free T-shirt for your team members.

All funds are going through the Northwest Swim Club Accountant and Treasurer (who are bonded) instead of the Booster Club.  Money will then be dispersed to the Boosters and Coaches according to the proposed Booster budget.

Please download the Team Application.  Fill out, bring the application and check to our Open House May 18, 10am-1pm, or pool office during the season.
OR Mail Check and Application early to PO Box 20015, Columbus, OH 43220.

Register and pay by June 1 to get a Free T-shirt for your team members.

The Booster Club is separate from Northwest Swim club. Its sole purpose is to support the swim team with the coaches’ guidance as a PTA would help a school. All functions of the Booster Club are made possible by volunteer parents. The Booster Club is responsible for helping conduct meets, banquets, and other social functions. The Team Fees generate money for part of the coaching pay, plus training equipment, league dues, awards, fun days, senior breakfast, the end of season banquet and everything that helps make our program special. Look for an opportunity and jump in. Each of us must “promote and support the team spirit and the pursuit of excellence” by filling a volunteer role. Each swim team family is required to fill a position at the three swim meets this season as well as provide a food donation for the bake sale at each home meet (see links below). You will find this time around the pool is a great way to meet new friends and learn about the sport. Thanks in advance for jumping in!!!

GCSL Meet Volunteer Sign-up Sheet: CLICK HERE
COSA Meet Volunteer Sign-up Sheet: CLICK HERE
Senior Breakfast Volunteer Sign-up Sheet: CLICK HERE

Booster Club positions:
President
Vice President
TreasurerApparel
Awards
Senior Breakfast Coordinator
Diving

PARENT MEETING: Tuesday May 28 th 5:30
TEAM SUIT: TYR Crypsis diamond fit in blue and orange, provided by Mo’s Swimville USA-837 Bethel Road in the Olentangy Plaza (Micro Center) shopping center
TEAM PICTURE: TBA
TEAM BANQUET: Wednesday, July 17 at 6:00 pm at the pool. Banquet is for all teams! Bring covered dish to share.

Visit GCSL League website for league information: http://www.gogcsl.org