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Goodman Pool Waves Swim Team

Join Madison's All-City League Swim Team this summer: the Goodman Pool Waves! The Goodman Pool Waves is a community partnership between the Shelley Glover Sports Foundation, The Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation and Madison Parks.

The Goodman Pool Waves Swim Team welcomes all level swimmers, ages 6-18. Practice with an expert coach is held five days per week for 7 weeks. These daily practices will improve your child's skills whether they are just starting the sport or a seasoned swimmer. Your swimmer will make friendships and memories that will last them a lifetime.

The Waves are a competitive team and members participate in weekly Saturday swim meets, including the All-City Swim Meet, July 30-August 1, 2015. In addition to swimming competitively, every race is a chance for your child to do their best and break their own personal record.

Registrations will be accepted through 5:00 pm, Friday, June 19, 2015.

Check out the Waves Swim Team pictures!


Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 pm
Goodman Maintenance Facility
1402 Wingra Creek Pkwy., Madison, WI 53715

Parents, please plan to attend the second pre-season meeting. We will be introducing the coaches, cover team responsibilities, swim team practices and answer any questions you have prior to your child starting the swim team season.

2015 Swim Team Dates & Times

Date/Time Location
Friday, June 12, 9:30 am first day of practice
(note alternate start time)
Sunday, June 14, 7:00 pm Goodman Pool: MOCK meet
Saturday, June 20 Monona
Wednesday, June 24, 5:00 pm Hill Farms
Saturday, June 27 Goodman Pool
Thursday, July 2, 4:00 pm Shorewood
Saturday, July 11 Maple Bluff
Saturday, July 18 Goodman Pool
Saturday, July 25 Goodman Pool
July 30 - August 1
High Point:
All-City Swim Meet

Practice is held Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 11:40 am.

Swim Groups

The Goodman Waves is open to children ages 6-18 (by June 19). Groups are based on age and ability but most of our swimmers will be placed in the group with their peers. In order to be in the advanced group for their age, swimmers must have prior competitive swimming experience, be able to do a flip turn, and swim 50 meters continuously (down and back).

Silver - ages 13 and up:
8:30 - 10:30 am

Royal - ages 10-13:
8:30 - 10:15 am

White - ages 9-12:
10:30 - 11:45 am

Purple - ages 9 and under:
10:40 - 11:45 am


The Goodman Pool Waves is not a swim lesson program.  To join the team, the swimmer must be able to swim one length of the pool. It doesn't matter how fast, slow or quality of the stroke, as long as he/she can swim. Our expert coaches will work daily with your swimmer to improve their technique.

Cost - $180

Cost includes team uniform suit, expert coaching, transportation to/from Goodman Pool to weekly meets, and more fun than you ever imagine!


Thanks to the Shelley Glover Foundation and The Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation, full/partial scholarships are available for the Goodman Waves Swim Team. To be considered for a scholarship, please write a supporting letter describing your need for the scholarship and email:

Stroke Clinic

Stroke Clinic is an optional program offered three times in the preseason, open to all age groups. At this clinic, swimmers will receive focus specifically on stroke technique and development as they gear up for the season.
  • June 8, June 9 and June 10: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Dive Clinic

Monday - Friday, August 3 - 14
  • Ages 11+: 9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Ages 10 & under: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Dive Clinic is a two-week program following the end of the Waves swim season. It's a great opportunity for anybody interested in getting involved with the Goodman Waves Dive Team, which will be starting within the next few summers. Divers must be comfortable jumping in the deep end without parent supervision and capable of swimming one full 25-meter length of the pool unassisted.