Welcome to the 2025 Wahoos Season

About the West Laurel Wahoos Swim Team

The West Laurel Swim Team is an age-group competitive summer swim team that participates in the Prince-Mont Swim League (PMSL). Our team focus is on developing younger swimmers while supporting the competitive goals of the more experienced team members. We emphasize good sportsmanship, teamwork, building confidence, and having FUN!

  • Hour long practices are held weekdays throughout the season (June and July)
  • Swimmers have opportunities to compete in PMSL meets, the Laurel Invitational Swim Meet and West Arundel Aqua Ducks Mini-Meet (swimmers 10 & under).
  • We have many social events including Friday potlucks, ice cream social, breakfasts, and our closing awards picnic/pool-party.
  • All WLSC members, ages 5-18 years, are invited to join the team. New swimmers must be able to swim a distance of 25 meters and tread water for 30 seconds in the deep end of the pool. Tests will be conducted by our coaches with no limit to the number of attempts.

For more information about the swim team, please contact the WLST management at wlswimteammgr [at] gmail [dot] com.

Registration Form & Fees

You must be a member of the West Laurel Swim Club to join the Wahoos swim team. Registration and payment of swim team fees is accomplished online: Please complete this form to register your swimmer(s), then you will be redirected to the Wahoos’ team Square site  to pay your registration fees. Applicants who prefer to pay by check may do so at the Open House or at a practice, once the registration form is completed. Once registered, parents will receive further guidance via email on how to join team communications and get ready for the swim season!

First swimmer – $100, Additional swimmers – $80 each

Practices and Meets

For the 2024 season, practices will be held 5:00 PM-6:00 PM and 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Monday-Friday. We encourage newer/younger swimmers to attend the 5-6 practice session, and older/more experienced swimmers to attend the 6-7 practice session. Swimmers will be able to choose a practice time during registration. Meets will take place Saturday
mornings, beginning with Time Trials on June 8, 2024.

Meet the Coaches

In 2024, we welcome Grace Zack and Regan Hyder as our head coaches!

My name is Grace Zack! I swam for the Wahoos for eleven years and was one of the “Swoaches” (swim coaches) the last two years. I am currently one of the swim coaches for Patuxent Aquatics Club. I swam with them for four years! I attend Howard Community College; majoring in secondary education in mathematics. I am excited for this season, Go Wahoos!

My name is Regan Hyder! I currently attend York College of Pa. I am a nursing major and a part of the women’s swim team at York. I swam for West Laurel for 12 years and helped out as an assistant coach for the past 2 years! I also swam for Patuxent Aquatics Club for four years and now I am one of the managers at West Laurel! I can’t wait for the upcoming year!


The Wahoos depend on family volunteers to run successful meets. There are a variety of roles available. Parents may volunteer for team leadership positions and swim meet support positions, the latter of which are mandatory. If you’re new to swimming, volunteering as a timer is a great place to start. A description of the various volunteer positions available can be found in the WLST Handbook.

Wahoos Swim Team 2023 Season

Following the successful 2022 season, the Wahoos moved up a Division and faced greater competition. The Wahoos sent 12 swimmers to the Prince-Mont Swim League (PMSL) All-Stars meet. The team was coached by Terry McCall assisted by Grace Zack, Regan Hyder, Kara Schmidt, Katie Hendershot, Kelsi Hendershot, and several parent and swimmer volunteers. More information about the PMSL can be found here.

Local “Winter” Swim Teams

Many of our swimmers are members of local year round swim teams. They can give you great insight on how to continue throughout the year.

Some winter options are listed below:

Fairland Aquatic Swim Team (FAST)
Potomac Aquatic Club (PAC)
Machine Dynamics
Maryland Suburban Swim Club (MSSC)

For more information about year round swimming:

Potomac Valley Swimming
Maryland Swimming
USA Swimming

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