3035 Van Reed RdSinking Spring, PA 19608
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We are offering 4 different programs for our 2021 season. ALL programs offer a 2-week trial, simply choose the "Trial" option at the end of the registration page.
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Swimming Team
Competitive and Fun!

Our swimming program is registered with the Berks County Swimming Association (BCSA). We expect to have 5 dual meets this season as well as participate in regional Invitationals. There will still be some covid-19 restrictions, but we doing our best to get things back to normal.

Please see the schedule below and other important information below -- all practices will be in the morning this year, but we do offer evening "Make-Ups".

Eligibility Requirements

  • All team members must be a member of the Wilshire Pool.
  • To participate in our swim team program all swimmers must be able to complete a length of the pool (25M) without assistance.
  • Swimmers will need to swim with their face in the water and use “big arms” (freestyle with arm recovery above the water).
  • There are no other stroke requirements.

If the swimmer cannot complete a lap un-assisted or does not have the necessary skills, please check out our “Development Team” program!

Practice Requirements

  • Swimmers must attend a MINUMUM of 3 practices a week in order to compete on the team.
  • Swimmers must attend a MINUMUM of 2 morning practices with Coach Abbey.
  • Evening “Make-Up” sessions are available on Tuesday and Thursday to help swimmers make their 3 practice minimum.
  • Evening sessions are NOT regular sessions as they are run alongside our Development Team practice and run by those instructors.
  • Evening sessions are NOT to be used because a swimmer doesn’t want to get up in the morning! 🙂

If you need help getting your child to AM practice please contact our Swim Team Board and we’ll make every effort to find you a carpool!

Program Cost

Our swimming team, diving team and development programs all have the same cost structure.

  • $100 for the 1st athlete.
  • $50 for the 2nd athlete.
  • $25 for any additional athletes.

You pay by athlete, not by the program.  This means if you have one diver, one swimmer and one development swimmer it’s $175 for all three.  It also means an athlete can swim and dive for the same single cost.

We offer a free 2-week trial on all of our programs, just indicate a trial membership on your registration form.

SWIMMING PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Starting Monday June 7th
GOLD TEAM
LOWER POOL
MONDAY
8AM - 9:30AM
TUESDAY
8AM - 9:30AM
TUESDAY MAKE-UPS
5:30PM - 6:30PM
WEDNESDAY
8AM - 9:30AM
THURSDAY
8AM - 9:30AM
THURSDAY MAKE-UPS
5:30PM - 6:30PM
FRIDAY
8AM - 9:30AM

* 11 to 14 Year Olds

SILVER TEAM
LOWER POOL
MONDAY
9:30AM - 10:30AM
TUESDAY
9:30AM - 10:30AM
TUESDAY MAKE-UPS
5:30PM - 6:30PM
WEDNESDAY
9:30AM - 10:30AM
THURSDAY
9:30AM - 10:30AM
THURSDAY MAKE-UPS
5:30PM - 6:30PM
FRIDAY
9:30AM - 10:30AM

* 9 & 10 Year Olds

BRONZE & NOVICE TEAMS
LOWER POOL
MONDAY
10:30AM - 11AM
TUESDAY
10:30AM - 11AM
TUESDAY MAKE-UP
6PM - 6:30PM
WEDNESDAY
10:30AM - 11AM
THURSDAY
10:30AM - 11AM
THURSDAY MAKE-UP
6PM - 6:30PM
FRIDAY
10:30AM - 11AM

* 8 & Unders

* Swimmers may be asked to swim up or down an age bracket depending on their skill level and their specific need for instruction.

Diving Team
Beginners to Experts!

Our diving program is registered with the Berks County Swimming Association (BCSA). We expect to have five "development meets" at various pools as well as participate in the "Bob Heebner Diving Championships" again this season. Coach Barry is well known in the diving community and has been a part of the Wilshire Diving program for a long time.

We take in all levels of divers including including novices that have never had a day of training in their lives.
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DIVING PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Starting Monday June 14th
SESSION 1
UPPER POOL
MONDAY
9:30AM - 10:30AM
TUESDAY
9:30AM - 10:30AM
WEDNESDAY
9:30AM - 10:30AM
THURSDAY
9:30AM - 10:30AM
FRIDAY
9:30AM - 10:30AM
SESSION 2
UPPER POOL
MONDAY
10:30AM - 11:30AM
TUESDAY
10:30AM - 11:30AM
WEDNESDAY
10:30AM - 11:30AM
THURSDAY
10:30AM - 11:30AM
FRIDAY
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Sessions will be split based on participation and skill levels.  Additional session may also be added if needed.

Diving Co-Op
For displaced divers!

We have opened our diving program to divers that have been displaced due to the suspension or dissolution of their home pool’s diving team. Divers will receive top-notch diving instruction from Wilshire’s head coach Barry Llewellyn but still maintain their association with (and compete for) their home pool.

Co-Op Divers will practice alongside our regular diving team members so see that section for times and schedules (scroll up!). There are separate rules for co-op divers too, so please read the eligibility requirements below.

Co-OpEligibility Requirements

  • Divers must be under the age of 18.
  • Divers must be a full member of their “home” pool.
  • The diver’s home pool MUST have a paid/active BCSA Membership.
  • Divers will only be allowed entrance to the Wilshire pool during diving practices (they will not be regular members of Wilshire).
  • The diver’s home pool must NOT have a diving program (they may have a swimming program).

If the diver’s home pool has a swim team, but no diving team the diver will be eligible to swim for their home pool if they wish.

Co-OpProgram Cost

Our co-op program follows a similar cost schedule as our other programs:

  • $100 for the 1st athlete.
  • $50 for the 2nd athlete.
  • $25 for any additional athletes.

However, a co-op diver must also pay an additional $75 fee per diver that will go to the Wilshire pool for a partial membership.  This membership will only allow them access to the pool during diving practices and events.

A diver can also purchase a regular Wilshire pool membership if they wish to be a full member of our facility.  We would then waive the $75 pool fee.

We offer a free 2-week trial on all of our programs, just indicate a trial membership on your registration form.

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Development Team
Swimming Program

Bridging the gap between Swim Lessons and Swim Team!

New for the 2021 season we will be offering an evening swimming program designed to help our younger swimmers "get their feet wet" in a swimming program. Our focus will be on basic stroke work as well as basic breathing, diving, etc.

If your swimmer does not yet qualify for our regular swim team (see above) this program is a perfect place to start. Most instruction is done "in-water" for a personal experience to help build skills and confidence.

DEVELOPMENT TEAM SCHEDULE and INFO

Starting Monday June 7th
LOWER POOL
TUESDAY
5:30PM - 6:00PM
WEDNESDAY
5:30PM - 6:00PM
THURSDAY
5:30PM - 6:00PM

Eligibility Requirements

  • All team members must be a member of the Wilshire Pool.
  • Swimmers will need to be comfortable in the water and hanging on to a wall un-assisted.
  • Swimmers will need to be able to comfortably put their face in the water.
  • Swimmer should be able to “swim” for a (very) short distance.  (We use the term “swim” loosely!)
  • Remember that this program is designed for young children who are just beyond swim lessons, but not ready for completive swimming. (Yet!)

Swimmers will not compete in any competitions.  At any point during the season a swimmer may move up to the swim team if their skills increase.

Program Cost

Our swimming team, diving team and development programs all have the same cost structure.

  • $100 for the 1st athlete.
  • $50 for the 2nd athlete.
  • $25 for any additional athletes.

You pay by athlete, not by the program.  This means if you have one diver, one swimmer and one development swimmer it’s $175 for all three.  It also means an athlete can swim and dive for the same single cost.

We offer a free 2-week trial on all of our programs, just indicate a trial membership on your registration form.