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! 


The winter 2021 Swim Team session will start the week of January 5th. General registration opens Dec. 15th at 9am. If we can no longer access the pool due to covid-19 restrictions, we will pause the session and resume when we are able to swim again.

COVID-Modified Program

Winter 2021 Session: Jan. 5th to Mar. 11th

Due to our COVID-19 modifications, the regular program (Level 1, 2, 3) will be different starting in Fall 2020. Swimmers will only swim one time per week. All new swimmer must register into a 30min program.

Returning Woolwich Swim Team Swimmers:

Contact us at to discuss registration options.

New Swimmers to the Woolwich Swim Team:

  • All new swimmers to the team must register for a 30min program from 4:30 to 5 on Tuesday OR Thursday.
  • New Swimmers must be able to meet the following:
    • Swimmers must pass the WMC pool swim test. 
    • Swimmers are expected to be able to comfortably swim without assistance in the water.  
    • Recommend at least Red Cross Swim Kids 4 or 5.

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

Session Fees (Winter 2021)

30 minutes: $60 (10 weeks)

45 minutes: $90 (10 weeks)

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.

Regular Session Information. The information below will apply once we can safely lift COVID-19 restrictions.

The Woolwich Swim Team regular 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 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.

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.


COVID Safety Information for Participants

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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