2019 Schedule

June 4th - Home practice meet

June 11th - Home vs Springdale

June 18th - Home vs Harrington Grove

June 25th - Away vs Stonebridge

July 2nd - Away vs Bedford @ Falls River

July 9th - Away vs Manchester

July 16th - Home vs Quail Hollow

July 20th-21st - TSA championship Meet

July 23rd - End of year Banquet

Meet Schedule

Welcome to the Wood Valley Swim Team!

Go Otters!


-Practices begin Monday, May 13th. Your swimmer can attend one practice a day.


-Schedule (updated 5-2-19)


-New to the team, or need a reminder of how to set things up for the year? Follow this step by step list.


-Looking for general Swim Team information? Click here.


-Swim team volunteer positions.


-Junior Coaches are swimmers 13 & up that help out during meets and swim practices. Please sign up for hours using this link

Helpful Notes

How to be a better swimmer!

How to be prepared for swim meets.

Learn more about the structure and rules of TSA meets.

We hope that this information will be helpful as the new season starts.  If you have other questions, please feel free to contact the TSA Parent Representative, Erin Lewis or the Wood Valley Swim Team Chairperson Megan DeLong or Youth Sports Coordinator Heather Clark.  We’re looking forward to a great summer swim season and to some exciting meets.

Meet the Coaches!

Emma Taurence

Head Coach

This is Emma's first year as Head Coach for Wood Valley. She started swimming at The Greenway Club when she was five years old and continued to swim on the team until she was eighteen. She swam year-round with The YMCA of the Triangle Area (YOTA) and is a former member and co-captain of the Wakefield High School swim team. Growing up swimming for The Greenway Club started her passion for swimming and she went on to coach for the team for four summers and lifeguard for five summers. She is currently a student at Appalachian State University studying Criminal Justice and Spanish. Emma can't wait to meet everyone and have a great summer!

Allison Baumgartner

Assistant Coach

This is Allison’s second year assistant coaching. She has been swimming on the Wood Valley Swim Team since 2006. Allison is a rising freshman in college and will make her decision by late April. She also has been a year-round swimmer on YOTA for six years. Allison volunteers at the North Carolina Museum of Science  for the past two summers and at REX Hospital during the school year. She also participated on Cardinal Gibbons’ student council for the past two school years.

Allison is very excited to spend the summer coaching the Wood Valley Otters! She enjoys working with kids and is thrilled to give back to the community that taught her the sport!  

Devin Clark

Assistant Coach

This is Devin's first-year assistant coaching. He has been a part of the Wood Valley Swim Team since he was six years old, and has been a junior coach in past summers. Devin is a rising senior at Leesville Road High School. He is a member of the LRHS Symphonic Band and the National Honor Society. He enjoys tutoring kindergartners at Leesville Road Elementary School as well as volunteering in the school library. He is excited to help coach the team this summer! 

Lauren Bayle

Assistant Coach

This is Lauren’s first year coaching for Wood Valley. She has been a member of the Wood Valley otters since 2005. Since then, she swam year-round with YOTA for six years and has been captain of the varsity swim team for her high school. With her high school team, she is a state champion in her division in the 400 freestyle relay and a medalist in the 500 freestyle. Currently, she teaches stroke school classes and is a lifeguard at the Finley YMCA. She is a senior at Trinity Academy of Raleigh and in the fall she will be attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to study computer science and digital graphics. Lauren is very excited to meet everyone, give back to this rewarding community, and have fun this summer!

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