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Fall/Winter 2020/2021 Short Course

Open for Returning Members

9/3/20 - 2/1/21

Open for New Members

9/3/20 - 9/22/20

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Welcome to the North Iowa Splash Electronic Registration platform for our upcoming swim season! We are pleased to offer electronic payment processing and registration. The process is simple for both new and returning members. You'll get access to your own private account that will enable you easily declare for swim meets, sign-up for jobs, see your children's swim times histories, maintain your own contact information, and more.

We are excited to welcome all of our swim groups back in the water, with practice scheduled to resume on Monday, September 14th at the Mason City Family YMCA. Registration is now open on the North Iowa Splash webpage www.northiowasplash.com

Sorry for the long message, but we have a lot of information to share with you about the coming season.

 

   REGISTRATION 

Due to limitations on number of lanes available and pool time, this fall/winter season practice schedule will look a little different than in the past. Here are our tentative practice times for each group.

 

NIS Proposed Short-course Practice Schedule

 
 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

Novice

6:30 - 7:15

Jr & Sr

7:00 - 8:30

Novice

6:30 - 7:15

Beginners

6:30-7:15

Beginners

5:45 - 6:30

 

Age Group A

7:15 - 8:00

 

 

Age Group B

7:15 - 8:15

Age Group B

6:45-7:30

Novice

5:45 - 6:30

 

Jr & Sr

8:00 - 8:45

 

 

Jr & Sr

8:00 - 8:45

Age Group A

7:00-8:00

Age Group A&B

6:30 - 7:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jr & Sr

7:00 - 8:30

 

 

 

 

 

If you are new to North Iowa Splash, and are unsure which group is appropriate for your swimmer, please send an email to northiowasplash@gmail.com . For more information on our practice groups, please see the “Fees” tab on the North Iowa Splash website.

Returning club members: Please enter your swimmer in the practice group in which they participated during last Fall/Winter season, unless you are contacted by a member of our coaching staff. We need to manage our numbers in each group for social distancing purposes, so our coaching staff will reach out to the families of swimmers who will be invited to make a change in their practice group.

For Age Group swimmers: Please register for the Age Group practice group and, prior to practices beginning on September 14th, a member of our coaching staff will reach out to let you know if your swimmer will be assigned to Age Group A or B.  

You will also notice that we are creating a new group this season called Beginner.  The Beginner practice group will be our younger novice swimmers and this group will focus on building basic skills of the freestyle and backstroke, while our traditional Novice group will focus on more advanced skills for the freestyle and backstroke and basic skills of the breaststroke and butterfly. If you have a younger returning Novice swimmer, a coach may reach out to you if your swimmer would best benefit from the Beginners group this season. Our goal is make the best of limited lanes and times by grouping athletes in similar skill sets so that all groups can grow throughout the season.  

We anticipate that our Fall/Winter season will run from September 14, 2020 to late February 2021. These dates, as well as practice times, are subject to change based not only on registration numbers and pool availability but also the current environment as determined by USA Swimming, Federal, State and Local guidance. We appreciate everyone’s flexibility and understanding while we try to keep our swimmers in the water. 

During the registration process you will see the options to pay monthly or pay in full. The fees for the Fall/Winter season are as listed below. Please note during registration you will pay the September dues, which will be prorated. 

Beginner

Monthly: $20

Pay in Full (5% Discount): $104.50

Novice

Monthly: $30

Pay in Full (5% Discount): $156.75

Age Group

Monthly: $38

Pay in Full (5% Discount) $198.55

Junior

Monthly: $60

Pay in Full (5% Discount) $313.50

Senior

Monthly: $60

Pay in Full (5% Discount) $313.50

High School Girls Pay in Full: $199.50

High School Boys Pay in Full: $171.00

(The High School Girls/Boys groups are for our club swimmer who will miss part of the season due to participating in High School Swim Team)

 

  USA SWIMMING MEMBERSHIP FEES

While we want all of our swimmers to compete in meets during the season, with our Junior/Senior swimmers striving to qualify for Silvers and State Championships, the future of meets for the 2020-2021 is still uncertain. For this reason, we will change how we approach registering our swimmers with USA Swimmers for the Sept 2020-Dec 2021 time frame.  

Junior/Senior swimmers will still be registered with a full USA Swimming Year Round membership. The cost for this will $78, to be paid at registration. We have made this decision based on the expectation that once meets are available, the Junior and Senior groups will participate in these events. 

Age Group, Novice and Beginner swimmers will be registered with a USA Swimming Flex membership. The cost for this will be $20, to be paid at registration. Please note that Flex memberships allow participation in only 2 sanctioned meets per registration year and do not allow competition at the LSC Championship level or above. If you anticipate that your Novice or Age Group swimmer will be competing at more than 2 meets between now and Dec 2021, or that they will be striving to participate in either Silvers or State Championships, then a Full USA Swimming Year Round membership will better fit their needs. Please send an email to northiowasplash@gmail.com once you have registered and request your swimmer be registered with a Full Year Round Membership. If you are unsure what best fits your swimmer, you can ask to have the membership upgraded at any point in the year.

 

  NIS SWIM CAPS  

We would like all of our swimmers to show their NIS pride at both practices and meets by wearing a NIS swim cap. We know many of our swimmer have one (or several) NIS caps already, therefore, we will not be adding an automatic cap charge to registration. We ask that any new swimmers, or returning members who need a NIS cap, to please email us at northiowasplash@gmail.com and place an order for the number of caps needed. These caps will be given to swimmers on the first day of practice and a charge of $12 per cap will be added to your NIS account. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we implement this new rule to bring more unity to our club.

 

Please keep in mind that during these challenging times, information can change quickly. We ask that you monitor your emails for any updates from North Iowa Splash. Please also keep an eye on our Facebook Page "North Iowa Splash Swim Club" and our Instagram page "north.iowa.splash". We also ask that all of our members are registered to received text updates. You can check if you registered to receive text messages under the "My Account" tab.