Welcome New Head Swim Coach
We are excited to announce that Diana Matthews will be the Head Swim Coach for the upcoming 2017 summer season. Diana is currently the Head Coach for Winchester High School girls and boys varsity swim team where she has been since 2010. She brings over 10 years coaching and education experience and has worked with swimmers at all age levels. Diana’s coaching philosophy focuses on having fun while learning the fundamentals of swimming.
Diana grew up in Winchester and was on the WHS swim team from 1987-1990 earning the role of Captain her senior year. She swam all four years while attending Regis College receiving Rookie of the Year in 1991. In addition, she was the recipient of the Unsung Hero Award during her senior year. She presently lives in Stoneham with her husband, and 3 children.
All kids ages 5 to 16 years old are welcome to join the swim team. We especially encourage our teenage members to join the swim team — it’s a great way to meet friends and stay in shape. Sign up forms will be available at the front desk on Saturday, May 27. The cost for participation this year is $50 per swimmer and includes the team banquet, team t-shirt and other team activities. The parents meeting/suit fitting will take place the week of May 28. Details to follow.
WSTC competes in the Middlesex Summer Swim League. Other clubs in the league include Sun Valley, Lexington Town Pool, Winchester Boat Club, Paint Rock Pool and Winchester Country Club. Swim Meets are typically held on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.
We will be holding afternoon swim practices again this summer to accommodate our busy teenage swimmers.
Swim Team Basic Information:
Pre-Season Practices (May 30 through June 24)
Tuesdays and Thursdays
8 and under: 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.
9 and up: 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.
Regular Season Practices
Regular season practice begins on Thursday, June 29. The season runs through Friday, August 4.
Team Practices are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
11 & up: 8:30am to 9:15am and/or 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.*
10 & under: 9:15am to 10:00am
* afternoon practice/specialty clinic only offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
The Swim Team Banquet is on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
2017 Swim Team Meet Schedule
Saturday, June 24 Interclub Relay Meet @ WSTC (warm-ups 8 a.m.)
Unscored and no ribbons — great opportunity to get into shape
Wednesday, June 28 WSTC @ Paint Rock (warm-ups 3:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 5 WSTC @ Lexington Town Pool (warm-ups 3:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 12 Sun Valley @ WSTC (warm-ups 3:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 19 WSTC @ Winchester Boat Club (warm-ups 3:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 26 Winchester Country Club @ WSTC (warm-ups 3:00 p.m.)
Saturday, July 29 League Championship Meet @ Winchester Country Club (time: TBD)
Paint Rock: 13 Partridge Road, Lexington
Lexington Town Pool: 80 Worthern Road, Lexington
Winchester Boat Club: 65 Cambridge Street, Winchester
Winchester Country Club: 468 Mystic Street, Arlington
In order to swim in meets, swimmers must sign up by Monday at 5pm the week of the meet. The sign up form will be available at the front desk.