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  • The West Haven Wizards Park Rec. Swim Team has a proud tradition of teamwork, good sportsmanship, community service, and success for over 45 years. Competing throughout the state of Connecticut as members of the Yankee Swim League, the Wizards are dedicated to hard work, the achievement of personal goals set by each swimmer, and having fun.

  • West Haven Parks and Recreation does offer a Payment Plan if you are interested for the Fall Season but you must come into the office to do this.

  • If you are doing the payment plan everything must be paid in full by the first swim meet.  Upon Registration please put half down.  Residents:  $107.50 Non-Residents:  $140.00 per child.  October 4th, & November 1st are the other payment dates. 

  • All Swimmers will be assigned a time on the first night.

General Information
  • For more information, contact Margaret Ruggiero at West Haven Parks and Recreation 203-937-3651 email at

  • The Wizards Fall/Winter Team
    • The Fall/Winter team is a competitive program that focuses on fun, individual improvement and team success.
    • The team practices 6 days a week with mandatory meets on Saturdays throughout the year.
    • Fall/Winter: Swim Team meets Sunday - Friday. To qualify, swimmers must perform the freestyle arm stroke with their faces in the water.
    • To qualify, swimmers 8 years and younger must be able to complete one 25 yard lap.
    • To qualify, swimmers 9 years and older must be able to complete 50 yard lap.
    • Fall session is from 09/17/19 - First Week in March groups at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30p.m.
    • 09/16/19 will be a meeting and tryouts for new swimmers only 5:30pm at the pool.
    • 09/17/19 is the first night of practice.
    • All new swimmers that make the team will be given a practice time after tryouts
    • Registration: 08/13/2019 8:00 AM to 10/31/2019 5:00 PM
    • High School Swimmers ONLY Registration: 08/13/2019 8:00 AM to 11/11/2019 4:00 PM

    The Wizards Spring Team
    • The Wizards Spring Team is an 8 week clinic that is an ideal introduction to competitive swimming and also great for returning swimmers looking to refine technique.
    • Swimmers will be given instruction on all facets of competitive swimming – all four strokes, starts, turns, training, and more.
    • WH Registration: 3/10/20
    • Non-Resident Registration: 3/17/20
    • There will be a mandatory meeting for all new swimmers and parents on Monday April 20, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the West Haven High School Pool. New swimmers will tryout at this time and be assigned a practice time.
    • Any returning swimmers will practice at the same time they practiced in the fall.
    • Practice runs Monday – Friday at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30. Swimmers must attend a minimum of 3 practices per week.
    • To qualify, swimmers 8 years and younger must be able to complete one 25 yard lap.
    • To qualify, swimmers 9 years and older must be able to complete 50 yard lap.
    • Practice for all swimmers begins on Tuesday, April 21st 2020.
    • For more information, contact Margaret Ruggiero (Aquatic Director) at West Haven Park Rec at 203-937-3651 or (Head Coach) Sean McCauley at or visit,

    The Wizards Summer Training Camp
    • This is an intensive training camp program for experienced swimmers only.
    • Practice will be two hours long Monday - Thursday 7am-9am for six weeks at the Carrigan Pool.
    • Swimmers who register will have to pass a swim test including, but not limited to, a timed 500 yard swim (20 laps) without stopping. Swimmers who register must also have already mastered all 4 strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle), and flip turns, as this is a training program, and not a skills clinic.
    • Dates: Starting Monday 7/8/19 and Ending Thursday 8/15/19
    • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 7am - 9am.
    • Registration Opens: June 4th, 2019 for both Resident and Non-Residents

    West Haven Park Rec. Wizards Staff
    • Margaret Ruggiero: Aquatic Director
    • Sean McCauley: Head Coach
    • Eric Pimer: Assistant Head Coach
    • Robin Viani: Assistant Head Coach
    • Callie Jackson: Assistant Coach
    • Joseph Falanga: Assistant Coach
    • Samantha Pimer: Assistant Coach
    • Devan Miller: Assistant Coach

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