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Oswegoland Otters Swim Team - 2019
The Otters offer an opportunity for your swimmer to participate in friendly and competitive meets with neighboring teams. With daily practices, your swimmer will develop their competitive swimming skills, learn sportsmanship, foster friendships, and experience the physical and emotional growth that comes with team sports.

The Otters season begins on May 20 and concludes with the Conference Championship meet on July 13.

Here, skilled young swimmers will have the option to swim competitively during the summer at several different levels. Practice is available 5 days a week. Thursday evening practice is reserved for Dual team participants and those invited by coach.

How to Register
Returning Otters registration begins March 2, 2019 and can be done online, in person or over the phone. Those registering over the phone must have an Annual Waiver on file.

Registration for all other (including siblings of returning Otters) will begin on March 16, 2019. Participants will register by age. Color groups will be assigned at Evaluation. We want to assure each swimmer has quality practice time and equal meet entries. Space may be limited in popular age groups. Make sure to sign up early to reserve your spot. If it is determined your swimmer is not to be ready for competitive swimming at Evaluation, you will receive a full refund and recommendation for appropriate level of swim lessons.

Participants 8 and under will swim in meets by coach invite only; this will be based on ability to swim the strokes legally.

Dual Team Discount
Swimmers participating on local USA or YMCA teams as well as the Oswego Otters will receive a Dual Team discount. Proof of membership with other team is required at time of registration. These swimmers must swim a minimum of 2 practices each week with the Otters.

Private Coaching
Work privately with the Otters coaches to strengthen your stroke and master your turns and dives. Please check availability and register at Winrock Pool.

24 hour cancellation notice required.

Private $28(R)/$38(NR)
Semi Private $21(R)/$31(NR)

Evaluation Days-
Swimmers should attend an Evaluation Day to determine practice group. Swim team is designed for swimmers who want to take their basic swimming skills to the training and competition level. Evaluation Days are for coaches to evaluate swimmers to see if they are ready to take that next step. The ability to swim 25 continuous yards of freestyle with breathing to the side and 25 yards of backstroke, both without signs of distress, are the minimum requirements to make the Otters Swim Team.

Evaluation Days for New Otters and Returning Otters wanting to change practice groups will be at Winrock Pool on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 from 12:00-2:00pm.

Otter's Parent Meetings will be held at the Civic Center on Tuesday, May 21 12:30-1:30pm and Thursday, May 23 6:00-7:00pm. Parents must attend one of the meetings.

Please see handbook for complete schedule and info.

NCIS Conference
The Otters have been a part of the North Central Illinois Swim Conference for 25 years. The conference is currently made up of 9 teams. This season all teams will compete in the same division.

For more information about the Otters Swim Team, contact Coach Kim at kmcgraw@oswegolandpd.org.