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2018-2019 Short Course Season

Open for Returning Members

7/2/18 - 1/1/19

Open for New Members

7/16/18 - 1/1/19

12/31/2018
195 Members

Welcome to the Fox Valley Swim Team 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 look forward to having you join the Fox Valley Swim Team and are excited for another great season!

 

Printable info for your reference:

fall practice schedule

 

pre-season practice-age 9-senior regular groups

 

information sheet

Fox Valley Swimming

Fall 2018

 

Welcome to the 2018-19 Short Course Season!

            Fox Valley Swimming  (“FOX”) is a competitive swim program operating in Naperville and Aurora, Illinois, at Neuqua Valley High School and Waubonsie Valley High School.  Age group swimmers (14 and under) shall be residents of District 204. 

Please read this registration packet as there are changes from previous registrations.

 

REGISTRATION FOR RETURNING MEMBERS OPENS:         July 2, 2018

REGISTRATION FOR NEW MEMBERS OPENS:                                   July 16, 2018

No priority given to returning Fox members after July 16th.  A late fee of $50 is charged to returning Fox members registering after July 16th.

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULES

            Practice schedules can be found online at www.foxswimteam.com under the “Practice Schedules” tab. Practice times are designed around District 204 programming.  While Fox attempts to keep its practice schedule as consistent as possible, there are sometimes changes to the schedule to maximize practice times due to changes in pool availability with District 204.  Families should check the online Calendar on the Fox website at least weekly to see if there are practice changes.  Also, any last-minute changes are sent via email and text so long as a family has provided their contact information in the registration system. 

PRACTICE GROUPS

Swimmers are placed in groups based upon age and appropriate skill/training level, as well as space within a group. 

A full description of all practice groups is listed on the Fox website.

The following practice groups are offered for this season.  12&U groups are offered at both Neuqua and Waubonsie High Schools (exceptions noted in chart below).  Swimmers must stay at their selected group throughout the season and placement at a location is subject to availability. 

Swimmers should register for the group based upon their age as of 12/31/18.   

Team Development Group (“TDG”)

For novice swimmers age 9-14 that are beyond lessons, but not ready for the training of the Age Group team.  TDG swimmers participate in home meets.  Practices mainly held in the three-lane, 20-yard pools.  9/10 TD available at both locations, 11/12 TD at NV and 11-14 TD at WV.  No TD for 8&U.

Age Groups:  8&U, 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14.

8&U offered only at Neuqua unless at capacity.  All other age groups offered at both Waubonsie or Neuqua. 

Seniors

All high school age swimmers.

 

Group Placement & Evaluations

Placement in a practice group is at the sole discretion of the Fox coaching staff. 

Evaluations are held at Neuqua Valley High School for all NEW age group swimmers (14 and under) and any current Team Development/Stroke Clinic swimmer seeking placement in an Age Group, and Fox 8 and Under C group registering for 9/10 Age Group.  Age Group swimmers aging up do NOT need an evaluation. 

EVALUATION DATE:       TUESDAY, JULY 24th at 4:45pm at Neuqua

  Swimmers must be registered and paid prior to evaluation.  Evaluation results will be emailed within one week of the evaluation date and will inform the swimmer to which group he/she is registered or if continuation of swim lessons is recommended.  Anyone not placed in either Team Development or Age Group will receive a full refund. 

Below describes some, but not necessarily all, of the criteria used to determine group placement.  Please see the Fox website for a full description of the practice groups.

Team Development Group

TDG is not a beginner swim lesson.  Athletes must be able to swim freestyle with face in the water and side breathing, refine backstroke for 25 yards, and proficiency (close to legal) fly and breaststroke.  TDG focuses on stroke and turn development.  TDG participates in all home meets.

Age Group

Athletes can legally swim all four strokes and maintain competitive level training for age group.  Age group swimmers are expected to compete in meets.

 

            Regular participation in practices and eligible meets is expected of all swimmers. 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION & PRICING

Registration opens July 2nd for returning Fox swimmers, and July 16th for new swimmers.  All registration is conducted on our website www.foxswimteam.com.    Current Fox swimmers must be in good financial standing with the team to register. 

All swimmers must have a valid USA Swimming Membership.  If you are currently registered with a different USA Swimming team, please select the transfer fee and complete the signed transfer form and return the form to:  Fox Swimming, P.O. Box 9135, Naperville, Illinois, 60567.  (Note:  Transfer forms are not needed if the team transferring from is a Naperville Swim Conference Team). 

All fees are per swimmer, not per family.  Fees are not prorated. 

All payments to Fox shall be made electronically through the TeamUnify system.

Registration includes $75 annual USA Swimming registration and is due at registration.

          Group                                  Total Fee          Due at Registration     Due Sept. 1*

Team Development

$729.50

$75+$327.25

$327.25

8-13 years old.  Home meets.

8&U Age Group

$746.50

$75+$335.75

$335.75

 

9/10 Age Group

$952.00

$75+$438.50

$438.50

 

11/12 Age Group

$1,175.00

$75+$550

$550

 

13/14 Age Group (not in high school)

$1,280.00

$75 + $602.50

$602.50

 

Senior (All high school swimmers)

$952

$75 + $438.50

$438.50

 

Transfer Fee

 

$10

 

For swimmers changing from another USA Swimming team.

*The payment due September 1 will automatically charge to your card on file.

Refunds:  Full refunds will be given to any swimmer that requires an evaluation and is not placed in Team Development or Age Group.  Other refunds will be granted as follows:

Refunds requested prior to July 31, 2018

Full refund less $25 processing fee and any USA Swimming and transfer fees.

 

Refunds requested from August 1-September 1, 2018

Full refund less $50 processing fee and any USA Swimming and transfer fees.

Refunds requested from September 1-20, 2018

Full refund less $75 processing fee and any USA Swimming and transfer fees.

Refunds requested after September 21, 2018

No refunds.

           

All refund requests will be processed after the initial payment has cleared.  No refunds will be given for meet entry fees if the swimmer committed to a meet and was registered, and the swimmer then withdraws from the team.

Refund requests must be sent in writing to the Team Administrator, at admin@foxswimteam.com

            Meet Fees:      Swimmers are charged registration fees for events they intend to swim at meets.  Meet entry fees are set by the hosting team and are detailed in each meet packet (see below).  Fees will be deducted from the swimmer’s account monthly.  All account charges, payments and invoices can be viewed online when signed into the swimmer’s individual account on the team website. 

MEETS & MEET REGISTRATION

            All meet information is posted on the Fox website under “Fox Events.”  Please visit the website and click on each event for specific information regarding a meet.  Information includes the timeframe to commit to a meet, general meet information, and the host meet packet which details all the specific information for a meet.

            Swimmers are encouraged to attend all meets for which they are eligible and qualified.  Meets have different entry fees which will be charged to a swimmer’s account when they are entered into a meet.  Meet entry fees are detailed in the host meet packet. 

Meet registration is conducted through the TeamUnify system (Fox website).  Each swimmer must commit to a meet within the time specified on the meet page to ensure entry into a meet.  (Meet commitment cutoffs are approximately four to six weeks prior to the meet).  Late entries cannot be guaranteed and, if a late entry is accommodated by the meet host, a $10 late/change fee applies.  Please note that if a swimmer’s financial account is not in good standing, the swimmer may be unable to register for meets until the account is brought current. 

            All eligible senior swimmers will be entered in all meets.  Senior swimmers unavailable for a meet or session must speak to Coach Dave and decline the meet commitment on the online meet signup system. 

            Prelim/Finals:  Some meets are structured with preliminary sessions early in the day and final sessions in the evening.  All Fox swimmers who commit to a meet with prelim/finals and qualify for finals are expected to swim in finals.  If there are special circumstances where a swimmer cannot swim finals, the swimmer must inform his/her group coach prior to the start of the meet.

            Championship Meets:  Swimmers who qualify for Regionals, Age Group and Senior State Championships, Sectionals and any other championship meet are expected to attend in all qualified events.  Eligible swimmers not able to attend a championship meet must notify their group coach prior to the entry date.  Entry for championship meets is conducted through USA Swimming Online Meet Entry (“OME”).  Thus, you must notify your coach if you are qualified and not attending a championship meet.

            Seniors:          Senior swimmers are not eligible to swim practices or meets with Fox while they are swimming for their high school team.  Senior girls can be eligible for Fall Classic or the West Chicago fall meet so long as they have concluded their high school season.  High school boys are eligible for fall meets until high school tryouts begin, and then are again eligible in late January or early February once their high school season ends. 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

            As a USA Swimming Club, Fox aims to provide a fun, competitive and safe environment for all of our swimmers, swim families, coaches and spectators.  Fox follows the USA Swimming Code of Conduct and Safe Sport program.  For more information, please visit usaswimming.org and the Fox website.

 

PARENT MEETING

            One major component to a successful season is clear communication with our families.  We want to get the season off on the right foot so please mark your calendars! 

BEGINNING OF SEASON ALL-TEAM PARENT MEETING

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 AT 7:00 PM AT NVHS

            There have been many on-going changes and we ask that all parents attend, even if you are a seasoned team family.  This will be a great time to ask questions and seek clarification of issues, as well as help guide our new swim families.  With a team as large as Fox, it is impossible for the coaches, administrators and Board to individually address all issues, so please plan to attend and help us create a strong communication channel for the 2018-19 season!   

 

PARENT WORK COMMITMENT

            The success of Fox depends not only upon the swimmers, but also on the parents.  Our main fundraisers are our hosted meets (held at Neuqua Valley High School).  This season we host three meets:

·                     First Splash – October 20-21, 2018

·                     Fall Classic –  November 2-4, 2018

·                     Winter Classic – February 8-10, 2019

Parents will be required to work home meets for which their child(ren) are entered.  The number of sessions that will be required will be dependent upon the number of swimmers registered and will be announced once registration for the meet closes.  Registration for worker positions will be handled online.  Families who do not register for a job, but are required to work, will be assigned a job.  It is the family’s responsibility to double-check work commitments.

If a family misses its assigned work time, the family’s account will be assessed a $100 charge for each session missed.

We may occasionally be asked to time at certain away meets.  Please step up to volunteer.  If we have multiple volunteers timing, positions can be divided so as not to be a burden to any family.

 

REQUIRED APPAREL

            Each swimmer will receive three team shirts and a team latex swim cap.  The shirts will be worn to all meets.

            Swimmers must also have the following apparel:

·         Black Fox team suit

·         Yellow Fox swim cap

 

TYR is our official sponsor and offers Fox backpacks, parkas, warm ups, additional caps, and other items for our team.  All official team apparel is for purchase at Swimmers Edge, 7532 Janes Avenue in Woodridge. 

 

We also have an apparel committee that supplies Fox spirit wear for the whole family.  Please see the Fox website for additional spirit wear information. 

 

Apparel & Picture Night:     OCTOBER 2nd at Neuqua Valley High School.

 

Representatives from Swimmers Edge will be on hand for suit fitting, purchase and ordering.  Swimmers may try on team suits and pick up other gear, including goggles and bags.  Furthermore, spirit wear samples will be available.  Team pictures will also be taken at Apparel Night.  Additional information will be announced closer to the date.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

For additional questions regarding registration, payment and other administrative details, please contact Carol Mordach, Team Administrator, at admin@foxswimteam.com.          

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

July 2, 2018

Registration opens for Returning Fox members.

July 16, 2018

Registration opens for New Swimmers.

July 24, 2018 at 4:45pm

 

Swimmer Evaluations (for those needing an evaluation) at NVHS. 

September 1, 2018

Second registration payment due.

September 13, 2018 at 7:00pm

Parent Meeting at NVHS

October 2, 2018 at 4:45-8:00pm

Apparel/Picture Night at NVHS

October 18, 2018

The BASH!  (Team party for 12&U) at NVHS Freshman Building

October 20-21, 2018

First meet!   First Splash (Fox hosted)