Registration for Swim Team is Closed for 2022
The Shadowmoss Swim Team is part of the CCAA (Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association). Over the course of the season swimmers will have an opportunity learn/improve on all 4 competitive strokes, participate in team traditions, and enjoy competing with, and against, their friends. The team season lasts from late April and continues through early July with the season culminating with the CCAA City Championships. The team practices up to 6 days a week, twice a day (morning and afternoon) depending on the child's swimming ability. Swimmers must be able to swim 1 length of the pool (25 meters) without assistance in order to make the team and must be able to swim a length of the pool in under 1:15 in order to compete in meets. Swimmers can swim until the summer after their senior year of high school. Summer swimming is an excellent opportunity for children to learn athleticism, team sportsmanship, and the joy of competition. Swimming is a unique sport in that there are individual victories as well as team victories. The team is led by Coach Brad Blake who also coaches the West Ashley High School Swim Team.
Girls suit ($60) | Boys Jammer ($45) | Boys Brief ($35)
Use the below graphic to find out the size you need. You will need to know the type of suit and size you need when you go to register.
Q: What is the duration of the season?
A: The season begins for returning swimmers on April 25th. New swimmers will begin the following week on May 2nd. The season ends early July with the last regularly scheduled practice. Some swimmers will be selected for the City Swim Meet and will continue to practice. The City Meet will be July 8-10th with more precise dates TBD.
Q: What are the time requirements during the season?
A: Practices are held Monday-Saturday for most age groups with the exception of 6 and unders. Historically swim meets have been on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:43-around 9:30 (ending times vary depending on a variety of factors). Currently the CCAA (Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association) is working to determine the meet schedule for the 2022 season, so the days of meets could change. Practice times for this season will be as follows:
Swimmers practice based on age and ability. After school is out for the summer swimmers can practice twice a day.
Practice for returning 8&up swimmers will begin April 25th (5:00-5:45 group)
All new 8&under swimmers and the 6&U group will start the following week, May 2nd (4:30-5:00 group)
Saturday practices will begin: May 14th
Morning practices will begin: after Memorial Day
Afternoon practice times:
4:30 - 5:00 – 6&U group and new swimmers
5:00 - 5:45 -- 8&U group
5:45 - 6:30 -- 9-10's group
6:30 - 7:30 -- 11 & up group
Saturday practice times:
7:00 – 8:00 – 11 and up
8:00 – 9:00 – 10 and under
Morning practice times: 7:00-8:00 -- all swimmers 5 o’clock group and older (some practices will be open to the 4:30 group and will be announced)
Q: Do I have to be a member of the pool?
A: Yes. Pool Registration will be online and will open on April 1st. All swimmers must be a member before they start practice. Pool membership pricing can be found on the Shadowmoss Golf & Country Club website.
Q: What is the cost to be on the swim team?
A: The cost of registration for one swimmer is $110, Two swimmers is $205 and 3 or more swimmers is $290. There is also the option of obtaining a sponsor for the team and their sponsorship fee ($350) will cover your registration fee for the swimmers in your family. Sponsors will get their name and logo on our team t-shirt.
Swimmers may choose to purchase a team swim suit. Boys briefs are $35, Boys jammers are $45, and girls suits are $65.
Q: Is my child good enough to swim on the team?
A: To swim on the swim team a child must be able to swim one length of the pool unassisted in under 1:15. Due to the nature of how many swimmers are in each age group, the swim team is only for swimmers who have basic water safety. If a child is unable to meet these requirements parents are encouraged to seek out swim lessons instead.
Q: What if we are going to be on vacation during the season?
A: If your family will be on vacation and will be missing a swim meet, please fill out the vacation book so that the coaches are aware. No refunds will be given for missed practices, meets, etc.