Woodbury Waves

An Irvine Community Swim Team


Thank you for your interest in the Woodbury Waves Swim Team. As a member of the team, you child will learn how to compete safely, with proper technique and build self-esteem through their performance. This is an opportunity to let your child enjoy the sport of swimming while making friends that will last a lifetime!

About the Irvine Swim League:

The Irvine Swim league (ISL) hosts 20 member teams: 17 neighborhood teams and 3 city teams. The philosophy and mission of the ISL is to promote neighborhood swim teams through a formal ongoing organization with an emphasis on water safety, stroke instruction, and individual improvement. The league starts with practices on May 30th and ends with the ISL Championship meet on August 5th.


Our team is comprised of 130 swimmers. With so much interest in our team, new registration is limited to members of the Woodbury Community only. We will ask you to provide proof of residency (two different utility bills in a parent’s name) plus a copy of a driver’s license or other identification to ensure that your family meets this requirement. In addition, the potential swimmer must be between the ages of 5 and 18 years to be eligible to participate. A copy of the child’s birth certificate is also required.

There is an expectation for all enrolled swimmers to be able to swim two pool lengths unaided. The objective of the swim team is not to teach swimming but instead to teach the techniques of competitive swimming.

Club swimmers must detach from their swim club (e.g., NOVA, Speed Aquatics, etc.) for their first year of ISL swimming. If a swimmer moves ISL teams, they must detach again for their first year on the new ISL team. Upon registration, you must alert the Registrar that your swimmer is a club swimmer. Failure to do so could negatively impact your membership on the team.


The team fees for 2017 are $275 for the first swimmer and $250 for subsequent siblings. This team fee includes the swimmer’s cap and Woodbury Waves Team T-shirt as well as all dual meets and team parties.  In addition to the team fee, Irvine Swim League also charges a league fee that goes towards insurance and league-wide costs.  This league fee is $45. Female and male Woodbury Waves swimsuits will be available for purchase separately. Sizing samples will be available at Competitive Aquatic Supply in Irvine (3972 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92620; ph. 949-653-7665)

Getting Started:

Returning families will be contacted first to participate in Pre-registration. New families will need to qualify. Attached is the 2017-qualification-form.  Please follow the directions on this form.  Submission of this form and the materials will place you on the Interest List only. They do not grant you a place on the team.  A lottery will be conducted with the families on the Interest List.  In order to participate in the lottery, the family must submit their 2017-qualification-form on or before midnight on March 30th, 2017.  The lottery will be conducted in the first part of April, and families will be contacted via email.

Refund Policy:

In the event, after sign-ups, your child does not wish to continue with the Waves Swim Team or other circumstances arise, you are entitled to the following refund (please note that swimsuits are non refundable nor exchangeable):

Until May 15th: Full amount less a $10 processing fee per swimmer.

After May 15th –June 4th: 50% of Team fees less $10 processing fee per swimmer. ISL Registration Fee is not refundable.

After June 4th: No refund

After June 30th:  The team is closed to new members until the following season.

Practice Times:

All practices will be held at the Woodbury Competition Pool located at the Recreation Center at 108 Lamplighter. Days and times:

Mon – Thurs: 3:30-4:30 pm ages 8 and under; 4:30-6:00 pm ages 9 and up

No practice on Fridays

These are general hours, in an effort to optimize the practices, the coaches may adjust the times of the various age groups.

Meet Dates:

See the Swim Meets section of this website for dates, times and locations of meets.