Swim and Dive

2020 Woodside Swim Team Information

For Diving, Please scroll down.


Swim Team Tryouts: January 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 6:00-7:00pm. You must attend all three days if you are not in club swimming.

Club Swimmers, please attend on Wed, January 22nd 6:00-7:00pm. The team selection will be made on Thursday, Jan 23rd.


Practice Information: We practice Monday- Thursday from 6:00-7:00pm.

Non-club Swimmers: You must attend at least 3 out of the 4 practices each week unless excused otherwise.

Club Swimmers: You must attend at least 1 out of the 4 practices each week unless excused otherwise.


Swimming is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, but pool space may cause for a limit to be set for our team. As we welcome all students who wish to try out for the team, this is not a “learn-to-swim” program. Criteria for making the team includes:

  • Must be able to swim with face in the water and use rhythmic breathing.
  • Must be able to swim at least 2 full lengths of the pool without stopping.
  • Must be able to listen and follow directions.


It is possible that a swimmer may meet all of the criteria but still not make the team if there are too many swimmers that try out.


No locker rooms will be available after swim practice. Please bring all of your belongings to the bleacher area of the pool. Swimmers should come to the pool with their swimsuit on and be seated on the pool bleachers no later than 6:00pm. Students must be picked up no later than 15 minutes after practice is dismissed.


Please know that the SACS grade policy will be in effect for the swim season. Refer to the school website for a full explanation of the grades policy.


The following forms need to be on file before the student can try out for the team:

  1. Medical Authorization and Contact Info Card
  2. IHSAA Physical form (one per school year, completed before first day of tryouts)
  3. Concussion and Cardiac Arrest form (one per school year, completed before first day of tryouts)
  4. Random Drug Testing form (one per school year)

Please turn these forms into the office before the first day of tryouts. We understand that this may be a quick turnaround to get all of this information completed before the first day of tryouts. So, if you have any difficulty getting these forms completed before the first day, please contact us so we can work out for your students to tryout at a later practice.


Important Dates:

  • No practice dates: Feb. 17th, 19th, 24th, 27th
  • End of Season Celebration: TBD


Team Dues:

  • Mandatory $10 Transportation Fee
  • Mandatory $10 Donation for the End of Season Celebration
  • Mandatory Snack (brought into practice to be used in goodie bags on meet days)
  • Team T-Shirt with LAST NAME on the back (link to shirts & swimsuits will be posted on the website soon)


Contact Information:

Coach Alex Maher- aemaher97@gmail.com

Coach Kirsten Godfrey- k.godfr17@gmail.com


Middle School Diving

My name is Amy Johnson, and I am the dive coach for both Woodside and Summit.  My email is bytheseaasj@yahoo.com and cell is 260-414-6856.  Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  I have been coaching dive for 6 years.  I am an elementary PE teacher in Fort Wayne Community Schools at Brentwood. 

Dive practice is from 4:15 to 5:30.  This time will overlap with High School and Club Dive.  Middle school will arrive and take 3 blue mats into the hallway.  We will stretch, take attendance, go over the workout for the day, and return the mats at 4:30 to get in the water for an hour.  Club divers will arrive and stretch while we are in the water. Club divers will stay and join Club until 6:30. 

There are 16 Practice days.  Both teams practice at the same time on the same boards. 

There will be NO Practice on the following dates:      January 31 & February 5, 6, 7, 14, 21, 25

If there is a Meet, Middle school will not practice and Club kids will go the club practice.  This would a good time to check out an intro to dive through IISD (Indiana International School of Diving). 

Summit    opponent         Site                                      Woodside opponent       Site

Feb 12   Jamboree           Home                                  Feb 12 Jamboree             Home

Feb 19   Norwell                Home                                  Feb 18 Carroll                   Carroll

Feb 24 E Noble                                                            Feb 20 Bluffton                 Bluffton   

Feb 27 Maple Creek        Home                                 

March 4 Carroll                Carroll                               March 5 E. Noble & MC  Home

March 10 Bluffton           Home                                March 9 Maple Cr.           Carroll                  

                                                                                         March 12 Crestview        Home

March 17 Girls Conference Carroll                          March 17 Girls Conference Carroll

March 19 Boys Conference Carroll                         March 19 Boys Conference Carroll

Conference qualifications are a 4 step hurdle and 6 different dives.  There are only 3 divers entered for each team for conference.

We will have 3 days of tryouts starting Tuesday, January 21, 2020.   I will let the divers know they have made the team on Thursday, Jan. 23 after practice.

Please arrive on time to pick up your diver after practice.  I will not leave until all athletes have been picked up and are accounted for. 

I am excited for our season and am ready to get started!   We are going to have a lot of fun!

Thank you,

Amy Johnson