Swim FAQ

1. How do I accept or decline for a swim meet?

WE NEED YOU TO COMMIT OR DECLINE TO THE MEET TODAY! EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE AT THE MEET, YOU NEED TO DO THIS!! 

To commit or decline:

  • Log onto your team unify account
  • Click on the EVENT tab at the top of the page.
  • Scroll down to the desired meet
  • Click on Edit/Comment and let us know if you will or will not be at the meet. 

If your swimmer will be there, go back to events scroll down to the desired meet

2. Do I have to volunteer?

Yes, please! It takes roughly 60 Wildwood parents to run a home swim meet. Away meets still need parents to work, but not as many. You may sign up for any job that suits your schedule. 

Volunteer positions without prior training include timers, hospitality, runners, and clerk of course. Volunteering as a starter, meet referee, or stroke and turn judge require training that the NSL provides.

HOW TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER:

Through Team Unify click on the job sign up and look for a job.

  • Log onto your team unify account
  • Click on the EVENT tab at the top of the page.
  • Scroll down to the desired meet
  • Click on JOB SIGNUP and find a job. 

3. What are swim/stroke clinics?

Brenda and her coaches will offer clinics to the swimmers to improve their starts and turns as well as their strokes. These will be held once a week in the evening for a nominal charge.

4. What are Fun Fridays?

Fun Fridays offer a more relaxed practice for the children. The coaches will continue to work with the kids on their swimming but will do so with fun activities and relays.

5. Who are the Swim Team Moms this year?

The Swim Team Moms this year are Bethany Tillman (bethanywtillman@gmail.com/phone: 615-491-4861), Tamara Tanley (tanleyfam@att.net) and Sarah Daddario Cook (sarahddaddario@me.com.  

6. What do we need to bring on the first day of practice?

Please write your child’s name and age in Sharpie on their shoulder so the coaches can start learning all of the names! If your child likes to wear goggles, please bring those as well.

7. What do I need to bring to swim meets? When will my child swim?

Please write your child’s name and age in Sharpie on their shoulder. Please make sure your child has a Wildwood cap and goggles. Bring lots of water so no one gets dehydrated! Use a Sharpie to write the event/heat/lane on your child’s hand or arm. Swim meets are split into two: 10 & under’s swim in the morning session, and 11 & up’s swim in the afternoon session. Swimmers will arrive before the start of the meet for a team warm-up.

8. What are the open and novice divisions?

The Nashville Swim League has two divisions: Open and Novice. Year round swimmers older than 7 who have achieved certain time standards must swim Open. Any swimmer under 10 who placed in the top 4 in a certain event at the previous year’s City Meet must swim Open in that event. Any swimmer above 10 who placed in the top 8 in an event at the previous year’s City Meet must swim Open in that event.

9. What is the City Meet? Does my child have to compete in it?

All of the teams in the NSL come together for a very fun City Meet! We want all of our Gators to be at City Meet! This is the culmination of lots of hard work over the season. City Meet is held at Centennial Sportsplex. 6 & under’s swim on Friday, 7 & 8?s and 9 & 10?s on Saturday, and 11 & up’s on Sunday. High Point awards, dual meet places, and City Meet places are presented.

10. What does my child swim at City Meet?

  • 6 & under’s can swim up to: a 25 free, 25 back, 50 mini-IM, and a relay.
  • 7 & up’s can swim up to: three strokes (i.e. freestyle, backstroke, butterfly), an IM, and two relays.

11. What is an IM?

For 6 & under’s, a mini-IM is a 50: 25 backstroke and 25 freestyle. For 7 & up’s, it is a 100: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle.

12. What if my child quits swim team?

We're sorry but there are no refunds after you register your child for swim team.

13.  Could I sign my child up for swim team if he/she does not know how to swim?

To ensure the safety of all swim team members, we ask that your child be able to put his/her face in the water and swim 1/4 of the length of the pool before registering for swim team.

14.  Is it possible for my child to be a swim team member and participate in practices but not participate in the meets?

We ask that all swim team members commit to participating in at least 2 meets (not including City Meet) during the swim team season. In our experience, swimmers gain confidence and become better swimmers when they participate in the meets.