2019/20 Duneland Swim Club Trial Outline

The Duneland Swim Club offers a trial program during the Fall/Winter season and Spring/Summer season for beginning/new swimmers that are new to the program. New swimmers must be at least 4 years old, be able to put their face in the water, and swim 12 1/2 yards without touching the bottom or side. This program is designed to give new swimmers an introduction into the Duneland Swim Club structure and training. Swimmers participating in this program will learn the basic skills and techniques that will be used throughout their Duneland Swim Club career. Practice times for these athletes will vary from swimmer to swimmer, depending on their individual skill level and comfort level in the water.

During the Fall/Winter seasons the trial program will be offered throughout the season, ending prior to the Northwest Indiana Swim Conference Championship Meet.

These Trial Programs are not intended for those returning athletes on the Gold, Intermediate, Advanced or Senior teams. This program will be offered to those individuals new to the program or still developing the skills and comfort level needed to progress into the Duneland Swim Club full membership practice schedule.

The following fee structure will be in place for the Fall/Winter Seasons:

1st Trial session: $98 DUNE Registration + $77 USA Swimming Yearly Athlete Membership = $175

All Trial renewals after the 1st trial: $65

Spring/Summer Trial Fee structure:

NEW 1st Trial session:  $TBA + $35.50 USA Swimming  Seasonal Athlete Membership

Returning (1st session) Trial with current USA Swimming Registration: $TBA

All Trial renewals after the 1st trial:  $TBA

All fees paid during an athlete's trial program will be discounted from the full membership fees when athlete becomes a full member.

Families wishing to sign up for the Trial program must come to the onsite TRY OUTS on the designated dates and times per season, at the Chesterton Middle School Pool thru entrance #9.  Any questions concerning the trial program, pricing, sign ups, or dates can be directed to Coach Christy by emailing 

Questions on level placement, training or special circumstances, contact Coach Jim.