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Fall Try-Outs will be held September 8th, 2018 at 9:00am!

 

The Elko Swim Team season is September through July, with the month of December off. Swimmers are able to join the team at any time, with dues prorated when starting after January 1st. A summer only session is also available, lasting May through July. The team is part of the Snake River LSC (Local Swim Committee), which means most of our meets are in Southern Idaho, from the Nampa/Boise area to Idaho Falls.  We host one meet the last weekend of June each summer.  Swimmers are expected to attend at least 3 meets per year, with travel being the responsibility of the swimmer.

To be a member of the swim team, swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool without stopping, touching the bottom, or grabbing the lane line, though they can catch their breath when reaching the wall. Swimmers can be as young as 5, and technique is taught at practice, so don't worry about form. Style and technique do not matter - that's what we are here to teach!  Based on the tryout, the swimmer will be placed in the appropriate swim level group. 

Please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate to the tryout.

 

Practice Schedule by Level:

Copper - entry level      Tuesday and Thursday 4:45-5:30pm

Bronze - beginning       Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:45-5:30pm

Silver - intermediate     Monday-Thursday 6:30-7:45pm & optional Saturday 9:00am-11:00am

Gold - advanced           Monday-Friday Fri 3:15-5:15pm, & Saturday 9:00-11:00am

We understand, and encourage, that some swimmers participate in other sports throughout the year.  Swimmers are welcome to take that time off from the swim team or limit their practice to work around the other sport(s).  This is up to the parent, and there are no negative repercussions for missing practice for other sports.

 

Elko Swim Team Fees and Payment Plan (full year, September through July):

Gold:               $500 per year            (5 monthly payments, beginning Nov 1st, of  $100.00)

Silver:             $425 per year             (5 monthly payments, beginning Nov 1st, of6  $85.00)

Bronze:           $375 per year             (5 monthly payments, beginning Nov 1st, of6  $75.00)

Copper:           $350 per year             (5 monthly payments, beginning Nov 1st, of  $70.00)

Registration fee $145

Summer only runs May 1- July 31, inquire for rates

* team fees are prorated for partial year

**Please note that there is a separate charge for daily use of the pool set by the City of Elko. The pool has several payment schedules including a yearly pass and punch cards. All swimmers must pay the pool entrance fee for each practice. http://www.elkocity.com/departments/swimming_pool/fees.php

We also have scholarships available to help cover the cost of swimming.  If you are interested in applying, please contact us through the web site or at elkoswimteam@gmail.com.