Wellsley Wave Fall 2020 Pine Straw and Mulch Fundraiser

Sept 20, 2020

The Wellsley Wave Swim Team has arranged to provide free delivery of NC long needle pine straw and/or triple shredded mulch to your home! Please note installation is not available. Thank you for your continued support of our neighborhood swim team!

Pine straw: 5 bale minimum required to place an order. Please order in 5 bale increments.
Cost: $5.50 per delivered bale

Mulch: 10 yard minimum for free delivery.
Cost: $31.00 per delivered yard

Any delivery under 10 yds will need a 35.00 delivery charge.

Orders due: Sunday October 4, 2020
Delivery: week of Oct 11 (could delay due to wet weather)

Ordering is fully online HERE so don't wait for the paper order form. No need to print the order just submit on google forms here and drop off your check at 118 Barnes Spring Ct.

Seeking New Board Members!

Aug 30, 2020

The Swim Team needs your help!
Thank you to those who have stepped up but we still have position that need to be filled.

Many of our current board members have served on the board for several years, and they are stepping down. We need new volunteers to take on the roles of these members. The board meets about once per month during the fall and winter and about every two weeks during the swim season. We ask that volunteers serve for two years. We need to fill the following positions by October so that the board can start planning for the upcoming season.

Co-Chairs—Two people share this role. These people run our board meetings and
ensure that all that needs to happen to run the team is done.

Secretary—This person takes minutes at the board meetings, runs the
registration each spring, and writes some of the communications to the families.

Social Chair—This person coordinates our social activities including movie nights,
the ice cream social, after hours parties, and the Awards Banquet. The social
chair has volunteers that are in charge of most of these events.

All of the current board members in these positions will train new members and
be available for help and consultation. Please consider volunteering! For more
information, please contact Crystal Barger at, Kim
Koppel at, or Marni Thomas at

2020 Swim Team Update

May 28, 2020

We regret to inform you that the swim team board has determined that we will
not be able to have a modified swim season this year based on input from the
HOA. Due to the guidelines set forth by the Governor for pool operation, the HOA
did not see a way for us to proceed with swim team at this time.
We will issue full refunds for those of you who paid via PayPal. We have not
deposited any of the checks we received. We will contact you to determine if we
can shred your check or if you would prefer that we return it to you.
If you have any questions about refunds, please contact Marni Thomas at

2020 Wave Season Update - Please respond

April 28, 2020

Important Information Concerning Swim Team

TSA has determined that we will not have a regular sanctioned swim season this year.  Based on their decision, we are trying to determine if families are interested in some type of alternative season which would not involve normal swim meets.  This alternative might involve some creative ways for the swimmers to get together to practice and perhaps compete given the social distancing guidelines established by the Governor.

At this point, we know that there is no possibility of having any type of swim team activities until June 1st at the earliest.  Please complete the following short survey so that we can gather information from you to guide us in determining our next steps.  Anything that we decide would be contingent on guidelines established by the Governor on the size of groups that are allowed to gather this summer.

Please complete the survey by Sunday, May 10th.  Feel free to contact Marni Thomas at with any questions.

2020 Swim Team Registration is Open:  Note changes in payment options

March 29, 2020

Swim Team registration remains open but with the uncertainty of how COVID-19 might impact the swim season, we are implementing some changes.   If swim team is cancelled, we will return any checks that we have received.  We will also issue a refund to families that have already paid via PayPal. 

We will hold checks received instead of depositing them. Checks that have already been received are being held as well.

We are going to suspend the PayPal option right now so that refunds will be easier to issue if that becomes necessary.  Families can continue to pay by check. 

If you have not registered for swim team yet, you may still register and pay by check or hold off on payment until we have more information.  We will communicate any information about swim team to you as we receive it.

2020 Swim Team Registration is Open!

March 1, 2020

We are using our online system for registration.  You will need to log into your account to register your swimmer(s).  All registration information can be found by following this link:

Register early to take advantage of the discounted rate for March. 


Dates               Cost per swimmer **

March 1 - 31        $99

April 1 and later   $109

**A $10 sibling discount is applied to the 3rd registered swimmer and beyond.
All swimmers who are registered by April 30th will receive a free team t-shirt.  If you wish to purchase a t-shirt for another family member, please order by April 30th as well. 

In step 2 of the registration wizard, you will have the opportunity to select t-shirt sizes for your swimmer(s). Parents can also buy additional t-shirts in step 5 of the registration wizard.   This step is optional and should only be completed by those who wish to buy additional shirts. 

Each family will be required to fulfill three (3) volunteer roles as a condition to joining the team.  When signing up, please remember to select all of the meets that you will be available to volunteer.  You will only be assigned to work 3 meets, but we need you to include all potential dates that you can volunteer.   We need each and every family to do this in order to adequately staff the meets. 

In addition, we will be charging each family a concession fee of $20 per family. This fee will be added to the total cost of registration and is listed as “other fees”.   

If you have any questions regarding the various meet volunteer roles please click on this link:  Volunteer Positions.  If you have questions about registration in general, please email Marni Thomas at

Marni Thomas will have a box on her front porch labeled “Swim Team”.  If dropping off a check for registration, please put it in this box instead of the mailbox.

Please note that PayPal assesses a service fee, if you select to pay via this option.  Payment should be received by March 31st to receive the discounted rate. 

Wave T-Shirt Design Winner
Thank you to all our designers in the neighborhood!
Congratulations to the 2020 t-shirt design contest winner Corey Allen! See him slicing through the water in his new cap and goggles. Get ready to order your shirts (gray) for the upcoming season!

Swimsuit Try On and New Family Information Day:   
Sunday, April 26th from 3 – 5 pm at the pool
Your swimmer(s) will have the chance to try on swimsuits to determine sizes. Families who are new to the Team can also come to ask questions and get more information about the Wellsley Wave Swim Team.

Swimsuits orders and payments must be made online directly to Augusta Swim Supply at  If you have outgrown swimsuits that you would like to donate for other swimmers, please put them in the box at the front door of John William’s house at 118 Barnes Spring Court.  
Check out the 2020 Swim Team calendar for swim meet dates and some event dates at:  Wellsley Wave (Google) Calendar

Did you know our neighborhood is on Facebook?  Find us HERE.

Wave Registration Open March 1st

Feb 23, 2020

It may be snowy but swim season is around the corner! 

2020 Registration Opens March 1st

Mark your calendars!  Swim Team registration begins on Saturday, March 1st.  We will send a detailed newsletter with registration information later this week.  Please note that some information on our website such as the practice schedule is not updated for this season yet, but it will be updated by March 1st.

If you have questions, please contact Marni Thomas at

Mulch/Pine Straw Spring 2020

Feb 15, 2020

Wellsley Wave Spring 2020 Pine Straw and Mulch Fundraiser

The Wellsley Wave Swim Team has arranged to provide free delivery of NC long needle pine straw and/or triple shredded mulch to your home! Please note installation is not available. Thank you for your continued support of our neighborhood swim team!

Pine straw: 5 bale minimum required to place an order. Please order in 5 bale increments.
Cost: $5.50 per delivered bale

Mulch: 5 yard minimum required to place an order.
Cost: $31.00 per delivered yard

Orders due: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Delivery: 1st week of March (could delay due to wet weather)

Make check payable to: Wellsley Wave Boosters (please order and leave a check ASAP)
Please fill in the online form. No need to print the form.
Checks may be turned in to (slot under mailbox @118 Barnes Spring CT)

Contact: John Williams ~ (cell 919-397-1486)

Did you know our neighborhood is on Facebook?  Find us HERE.

2020 Wave Assistant Coaches and Interns

Jan 26, 2020

Swim season is around the corner! 

The Wellsley Wave swim team is actively searching for applicants for Senior Assistant Coach, Assistant Coach and Intern for the upcoming 2020 swim season.  Please note that applicants must be 14 years of age by June 1st to be considered for these roles.  If you or a family member are interested in any of these positions and would like to apply please fill out the this application (The job descriptions are included in the application).  Any questions can be emailed to

2020 T-Shirt Design Contest

Jan 25, 2020

The Wellsley Wave Swim Team is holding a t-shirt design contest! Please note the details below! We look forward to seeing your creativity and team spirit!

Contest start date: January 23, 2020
Contest end date: February 21, 2020
Winner announced by: Feb 29, 2020

Prize: Wellsley Waves Swim Gear Bag

Selection process: Selected by swim team committee (can't vote for own swimmer)


  1. any swimmer can submit a design of their own

  2. design can take any theme as inspiration

  3. design must proudly display the team's name

  4. digital submissions are preferred (jpg or pdf format)

  5. no submission limit, you are welcome to submit more than one idea

  6. email submission to



  1. one color

  2. one side (sponsors on back)

  3. no copyrighted material


Please contact John Williams with any questions.

2020 Head Coach Search

Dec 1, 2019

The Wellsley Wave swim team is actively searching for applicants for Head Coach for the upcoming 2020 swim season.  If you have a member of your family that is interested in a head coach position and would like to apply please have them fill out the application and return to Trish Colberg ( or hand deliver (107 Southwold Drive) by December 16, 2019.  If you do not receive confirmation of receipt after 48 hours please email the application again until receipt is confirmed.

Head Coach candidate requirements include but are not limited to: (see Head Coach Description for details):


  • Must have experience coaching/working with children.

  • Must have experience being a swim coach or assistant.

  • Must be professional, responsible and have a strong work ethic.

  • Must be available May 2020 through July 2020.

  • Must be able to teach and conduct sessions in and out of the water.

  • Must be able to keep control & order of swimmers and not be afraid to enforce rules, so as to maintain a safe and fun environment. 

  • Must be well-spoken and an effective communicator to swimmers, staff, pool management, and parents.

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