The Watertown Recreation Swim Team (WRST) is a year round Watertown Parks and Recreation based competitive swim program for children ages 5-18. All Swimmers must meet basic swimming standards for competition established annually by the coach staff. The program is open to local communities. The team provides competitive instruction in all four swimming strokes, and encourages sportsmanship and a positive, cooperative family support environment. Swimmers and families have fun, enjoy friendships and being apart of a team. WRST is part of the CT Yankee Swim League for dual meet competition. Participation in dual meet team competition, both home and travel, is a requisite for membership. Dual meet competition encourages children to reach their highest potential both individually and as a contributor to a team; both as a swimmer and as a person.
The WRST is a competitive program. Each year a limit on number of participants will be established not to exceed 150 children, with tryouts conducted as necessary based on applicant numbers and age group divisions / ability distribution. Practice structure will be by ability and/or age group divisions at Coach's discretion. Swim meet events will be determined by the Coach for the age group based on the swimmers ability.