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In conjunction with the YMCA?s efforts to offer information on full year programming the swim team has made an effort to provide year round information for its Competitive Swimming program; maintaining the all important recreational piece while building on our competitive team. Beginning this fall we will be offering a number of options for our swimmers. We hope the information below best summarizes those options. Because for the first time, we are trying to communicate program registration information for a complete calendar year, there may be errors and areas may be subject to change.

Registration for the Six Month (two payments) program opens on Tuesday 8/16.
Registration for the USA/Ten Month Program will open on Wednesday 8/24.
Swimmers eligible for the USA/Ten Month program are on a list at the YMCA Front Desk and have been notified in a separate communication. If you feel your swimmer should be included in the USA/Ten Month program please speak with a coach.

SWIM CLINIC BEGINS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12th AND RUNS FOR THREE WEEKS ON MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS! SESSIONS RUN FROM 7:00 7:45 BEGINERS AND ADVANCED 7:45 - 8:30. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED! FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE OR SPEAK TO THE FRONT DESK AT THE YMCA.

You MUST register at the YMCA! Please do not call the YMCA and ask to register by phone. Also, the information below has been provided to the Front Desk, however please work with the representative if they are unsure as to which program you want, as we are not the only program they must work with?In other words, be nice!
After you register at the YMCA you will be provided with a blue card with information for you to complete your registration, please follow through with your registration on line at our web site. We have reporting responsibilities to the YMCA of the USA and USA Swimming and the information we ask for is required of us.

Thanks for completing this information!

NOTE: In the YMCA Program Book the payment options and prices are in error.
The prices below are correct. We are sorry for the error. __/)__

Mandatory Parents Meeting Thursday October 6th!


What Package do I sign my child up for?

A. Our standard winter Short Course season runs from October 3rd through March, depending on which Championship meets your swimmer qualifies for. Most of our swimmers ages 18 and under will choose this six month program. The recommended number of practices for your swimmer will be determined during the first week of practice. The A Packages may be paid for in two equal payments and must be paid in full by November 10th.

1. Ages eight (8) and under swimmers practice 2 -4 evenings per week depending on the swimmers ability. We expect that all swimmers will participate in all league meets (5), the League Sectional Championship and any Championship Season meets in which s/he has qualified for. Additionally, there will be a number of Invitationals throughout the season in which you will be encouraged, but not required to attend.
Rate: $281.50 or two payments of $140.75

2. Ages nine (9) and older swimmers practice 3 -5 evenings per week depending on the swimmers ability. We expect that all swimmers will participate in all league meets (5), the League Sectional Championship and any Championship Season meet in which s/he has qualified for. Additionally, there will be a number of Invitationals throughout the season in which you will be encouraged, but not required to attend.
Rate: $329.50 or two payments of $164.75


3. High School swimmers receive a substantially discounted program rate. Those swimmers may practice with the YMCA team at any time including their pre and post High School season. However, it will be required that HS swimmers do participate in a minimum of three (3) closed YMCA meets and all Championship Season meets in which s/he has qualified for. While you will be encouraged to swim in all of our meets and the multiple Invitationals available we will respect your HS meets that may conflict with our YMCA scheduled meets. However all High School swimmers will be required to meet the requirements as noted above. Rate*: $117.50 or two payments of $58.75

*Unfortunately if a HS swimmer does not fulfill their commitment to our program while still swimming for their HS team, they will see a $350.00 penalty fee payable to the Swim Team.

B. Our ten (10) month package runs from September 5th through July. The program includes the YMCA/USA Short Course seasons, the Summer Recreation Team and YMCA/USA Long Course seasons. The off months will be April (after Short Course Nationals and Zones) and August (after Long Course Nationals and Zones). These swimmers will be enrolled in USA Swimming, should practice 4- 5 evenings per week and will participate in a land training program. Practices in the months of September and May will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday only. To enroll in this ten month program you should speak to a coach for a recommendation. This program will not be recommended for all swimmers. We expect that these swimmers will participate in all league meets (5), the League Sectional Championship and any Championship Season meet in which s/he has qualified for. Additionally, there will be a number of YMCA, USA and Open Invitationals throughout the season in which you will be encouraged to attend. The B Packages must be paid by Credit/Debit card in 10 monthly draws made on the 10th of each month.
Rate: $483.00 or 10 monthly payments of $48.30
HS Rate: $322.00 or 10 monthly payments of $32.20

Procedures Applicable To All Packages:

a. The sibling discount is 10%

b. For those with multiple children registering for the program you will be charged the higher rate first.

c. All swimmers must be a full privileged member of the YMCA

d. Swimmers practicing in the Tyrone HS pool will be eligible for a discounted YMCA membership rate only.

e. The $35.00 association fee will also be charged if you are new or reestablishing your YMCA membership

f. Those swimmers participating in the six (6) month only Short Course season but wishing to also swim USA should simply speak to a coach for a USA swimming registration form.

g. As always, no child will ever be denied participation due to financial reasons. If your family needs financial assistance from the YMCA and or the Swim Team please speak to the Director of Competitive Swimming via email at hburgtigersharks@gmail.com request for assistance must be made prior to November 1st.

h. Do NOT register your child for the swim team, until you are sure your child wishes to be on the team. We provide a ten (10) day window to ?audit? the program. There are no refunds provided and you will be responsible to pay any balances due, after registering for the team. Once you have registered you will be responsible for full payment.

i. You must be fully registered with the swim team by November 1st in order to receive the team 2016-2017 tee shirt and cap as a part of your registration.

j. Any accounts paid after the program due dates will be charges a late fee of $10.00

Expectations Applicable To All Packages:

a. The team suit and cap are required for all swimmers; the team gear on-line store will open on or about October 1st. Team suit and cap is the same as last year.

b. All families will be required to participate in our teams fund raising activities and donate and volunteer to work at our home, and from time to time away meets.

c. Swimmers understand that the use of cell phones for any reason in changing areas is prohibited.

d. Swimmers and parents understand that bullying of any kind will not be tolerated and the swimmer and or the parent may be subject to disciplinary actions as outlined by YMCA and USA Swimming guidelines.

e. Parents understand that nothing destroys a youth sports program quicker than a group of parents sitting in the bleachers complaining about the program and not addressing the concerns with the appropriate people and or offering nothing to assist in correcting the real or perceived problem.

Competitive Swim Clinics

Swim Clinics are offered in September and May and available on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays. Two sessions are offered on those days; Novice and Advanced. The clinics are not included in the team registration packages and you must register separately for these clinic programs. You are not required to be a member of the YMCA to enroll in the clinics. Space is limited. Member Rate: $85.00 Public Rate: $125.00
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