Woodbury Waves

An Irvine Community Swim Team

FYI: Looking Ahead to Champs

We have a lot of exciting things coming up as we prepare for, compete at, then celebrate and decompress from the end of a great ISL season. Here’s a preview of what’s ahead:

PRACTICES will resume at the normal times this week, though the coaches will start to taper the workouts so our swimmers save their best for ISL Champs.

Our SPIRIT (PASTA) PARTY – for swimmers and their immediate family – will be held on Friday, August 5 from 4:30 to 6:30pm at the Competition Pool. Dinner will be picnic style so bring your towels, blankets, lawn chairs and EZ Ups/canopies for some shade. All children should be accompanied by an adult and no swimming or horseplay will be allowed. Please do not drop off your child(ren) or leave them unsupervised. We highly recommend that all swimmers turn in early and get a good night’s sleep.

Our YEAR END PARTY will be held on Sunday, August 7 from 1:00 to 4:00pm at the Competition Pool. Lunch will be served at 1:00pm. The trophy and awards ceremony will begin at 2:00pm. There will be activities planned after the ceremony and water play is allowed if your child is accompanied by a parent. Parents are liable for their child(ren) safety at all times.

Please RSVP for the Spirit Party and the Year End Party here before Tuesday, August 2. (You may need to use your computer, rather than your phone, to access the rsvp sheet.)

ISL CHAMPS will be on Saturday, August 6 at Woollett. More details to come.

Remember, we are the defending Division I Champions and will need all swimmers to carb-up and hydrate, rest early and conserve energy on Friday night for an early Saturday morning start at Champs.

Let’s go Waves!


Woodbury Waves ad to be featured in the 2016 Champs program book.


URGENT: Champs Entries Report

Waves Families ~ Please read this email very carefully to ensure your swimmers have been accurately registered for Champs.

Here is the Champs Entries list of every Waves swimmer who has registered for Champs and the events for which they have been officially entered. These entries are based on what you (parents) communicated to Coach Ed per our process.

Changes to these entries will NOT be allowed unless what the report shows is not consistent with what you originally requested. That would be an error on either our team’s or ISL’s part and we will certainly correct that. However, for a number of reasons, we will not accept changes to your original requests at this point.

If you did not fill out the 2016 ISL Championship Entry Request form due last week, your swimmer will not be listed in the report.

If you find an error, you must let us know no later than 10:00am tomorrow, Sunday, July 31. In that event, please send an email immediately to our board member and ISL Representative, Bud O’Neill at bud.b.oneill@gmail.com. Please also cc: woodburywaves@gmail.com and Coach Ed at ed3carrera@gmail.com so we have redundancy.

And finally, if everything in the report looks accurate, do nothing – just relax!

Thanks, team, for your help in this. We are looking forward to defending our championship title next Saturday!

Best Regards,

Po (Waves Comm Lead)

URGENT: Last Chance Champs Requests

This is your last chance to submit your swimmers’ requests for Champs.

If you have not filled out the 2016 ISL Championship Entry Request form, your swimmer will not be entered to compete at the Champs meet. 

If your swimmer is not able to attend the Champs meet, you must fill out the UTA Meet form immediately.

Because Champs is essentially the grande finale meet of the swim season, all Waves swimmers are expected to attend and swim at Champs. If your swimmer did not qualify for an event, it’s the perfect way to allow him/her to choose and swim their favorite stroke. This is a fantastic meet that gives our swimmers a first-hand opportunity to experience ISL in its entirety with all Irvine swim teams co-mingling and competing in a highly energize and fun environment.

Once again, here is the 2016 ISL Top Times Report.

Entry requests must be submitted by 11:59pm tonight.