Join us for recreational and competitive swimming at the Woolwich Memorial Centre Pool in Elmira. Swimmers will be coached in swim stroke techniques and be challenged in a fun and friendly atmosphere! 


Fall 2021 Program Dates: Oct. 12th to Dec. 9th

The Woolwich Swim Team practices are on Tuesdays and Thursday at the Woolwich Memorial Centre in Elmira. Swimmers can choose to swim one or both days.

Swimmers are divided into levels according to ability. New swimmers should register in Level 1 or 2 based on their age and the criteria below.  During the first few weeks of practice, the coaches will do an evaluation and may move swimmers to the different level.

Level 1: 5 to 5:30 PM

  • New swimmers age 11 and under should register for Level 1.
  • Swimmers must pass the WMC pool swim test. 
  • Swimmers are expected to be able to comfortably swim without assistance in the water.  
  • Recommend Red Cross Swim Kids 4 or 5.

Level 2:  4:45-5:30 or 5:00-5:45 or 5:45-6:30 PM (3 time options)

  • New swimmers ages 12 and up should register for Level 2.
  • Swimmers must pass the WMC pool swim test. 
  • In addition to the swim test, swimmers must be able to swim 2 lengths of the pool, completely unassisted without stopping, front crawl and back crawl.
  • Recommend Red Cross Swim Kids 6 or 7.

Level 3:  5:30 to 6:30 PM

  • Swimmers will move to Level 3 based on coaching assessment and space availability.  All new swimmers should register is Level 1 or 2.

All programs have limited space and often fill up quickly. Join our mailing list to receive emails on key registration dates.

Session Fees (Fall 2021 – 9 weeks)

1 Night2 Nights
Level 1 (30 minutes)$45$72
Level 2 (45 minutes)$68$108
Level 3 (60 minutes)$90$144

Covid Impact Policy

We will be increasing the number of swimmers per lane in the Fall 2021 session (from our previous covid levels) and allowing swimmers the option to come both nights. We will continue to follow Covid safety protocols for masking and distancing. In the event that we are shutdown due to Covid, we will pause the session and resume when we are able. If we are asked to lower the number of swimmers in the pool, we will provide a modified schedule where swimmers will be reduced to one night per week or every other week.

Woolwich Wave Swim Team Session Refund Policy 

You are eligible for a full refund, minus a $20 administration fee, two weeks or more before the start of the session. Less than two weeks before the start of the session, you are eligible for a prorated refund, minus a $20 administration fee as follows: 

80% refund before the start of the session.

70% refund the first week of the session.

50% refund the second week of the session.  

No refunds will be issued after the second week of the session.


Suits & Apparel

Team Swim Suits

A few times per year we custom order Woolwich Wave team swim suits. These are high quality TYR suits with an embroidered Woolwich Wave Logo. Female suits are $58 and Male suits are $40.

The team suits are TYR Dimaxback (DDSO7) and TYR Jammer (SDUR7) in Navy. Below are some documents with pictures and sizing. Use the codes DDSO7 and SDUR7 to make sure you’re looking at the correct suits.


Woolwich Swim Team COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Updated September 20, 2021)

The Woolwich Swim Team is committed to protecting the health and safety of all our participants and will be requiring that all participants born in 2009 or earlier be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 31, 2021.

This policy applies to all Woolwich Swim Team participants, including swimmers, coaches and volunteers. No Woolwich Swim Team spectators are allowed in the Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC) at this time. Any parent or guardian entering the WMC to assist a swimmer will be required to show proof of vaccination upon entering the facility.

Fully vaccinated means fourteen (14) days after an individual has received a completed series of a COVID-19 vaccine that has been approved for use by Health Canada.

The Woolwich Swim Team will verify that an eligible participant is fully vaccinated through the Ontario Provincial Government’s enhanced vaccine certificate (digital or paper with unique QR code) that is scheduled to be available Oct. 22nd, 2021. Should the enhanced vaccine certificate not be available by that time, we will update our policy with an approved method of verification.

The Woolwich Swim Team will follow the Ontario Provincial Government’s policy for medical exemptions from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Participants can apply for a medical exemption through the Ontario Provincial Government and have it integrated into the enhanced vaccine certificate.

Woolwich Swim team COVID-19 Participant Safety Information (Updated October 7, 2021)

Swim Meets

The Woolwich Swim Team competes in four swim meets each summer with the other SWORSA swim teams from Fergus and Kincardine.  The meets are held in June and July in Fergus, Kincardine, Elmira and a final meet at a neutral venue (typically Wilmot).  Woolwich also hosts a fun meet in the fall and winter sessions.  

Qualification Rules:

  • Swimmers must compete in Meet #1 and/or Meet #2 to qualify for the Semi-Finals
  • Swimmers must compete in the Semi-Finals to qualify for the Finals.
  • The top 8 swimmers in each event will qualify for the finals.

2020 Fun Meet Dates:

The swim team typically hosts a fun meets around March and November.

2020 Summer SWORSA Swim Meets:

2020 SWORSA swim meets have been cancelled due to Covid-19.

SWORSA 2020 Event List

SWORSA Swim Meet Information Sheet

For the summer SWORSA swim meets each swimmer can enter three individual events from the SWORSA event list below.  The coaches will work with each swimmer to select their events.  Swimmers will also compete in two relay events.

Contact Info

The Woolwich Wave Swim Team is a volunteer run organization.

Swim team practices are held at the Woolwich Memorial Centre in Elmira, ON:

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