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2018-2019 Registration

Open for Returning Members

8/15/18 - 8/15/19

Open for New Members

8/15/18 - 8/15/19

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Welcome to Cascade Swim Club!  We are pleased to offer electronic payment processing and registration. The process is simple for both new and returning members. Once registered, 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 Cascade Swim Club and are excited for another great season - please read the Registration Guide below:

 

2018-2019

Registration Procedure Guide

 

TRYOUTS:  If you are new to the team this year, you can come to the beginning of any practice to try out for the team – no appointment necessary.  The coaches will evaluate your swimmer and they will let you know which group would be best for them.  

FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE:  Shoreline, Madison, Ballard, and Queen Anne pools will start practices on September 4th – Evans pool will start September 5th.  Aqua Club will start Sept. 10th  and Rainier Beach practices will start Sept. 17th. 

HOW TO REGISTER:  We will all be registering online this year.  Follow the instructions on the website (click on the “2018-2019 Registration” box on the homepage) to read/sign all of the forms.  The initial fee amount will include the Membership fee, Fundraising fee, 2019 USA Swimming Membership and the first month’s training fee.  Please use the grid on the next page to determine the amount owed. Cash, check or credit card payments accepted.  If paying by check, make it out to Cascade Swim Club and mail to:  20127 183rd PL NE  Woodinville, WA  98077.

TRAINING GROUPS
Our swimmers are challenged but not intimidated by the training group structure.  Cascade’s training groups provide a solid progression of swimming skills and technique as each swimmer works toward his/her potential.  We offer fair and accurate group placement based upon age, ability and commitment, ensuring the right amount of physical and mental challenge for each swimmer.

Blue Ribbon Group:  Cascade Swim Club, in conjunction with the City of Seattle, is proud to offer this entry level program at the Ballard and Queen Anne pools only.  Please talk with a coach to see if this is the right group for your swimmer.  Athletes must be able to swim at least 25 yards of breaststroke and butterfly and 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke. Offered at Ballard and Queen Anne pools only.  Only 2 CSC hosted meets can be entered per year with this group.

Intro to Swim Team Group:  Offered at Aqua Club only, the Intro to Swim Team is intended for young swimmers with some summer league or higher level lesson experience. The ability to swim the length of the pool in freestyle and backstroke is required. We will take kids up to 10 years old with a tryout at Aqua Club. The focus of this group is to improve each child’s swimming ability through repetition and drills designed to introduce kids to a competitive swimming style workout and the swimming language that they will need to continue at upper levels of swimming. We will be preparing them to make the jump into AG3 the following year or sooner if the desire and abilities are achieved. This is not available to kids who have previously participated in AG III or above with Cascade Swim Club. 

Age Group III (advanced novice age group): These athletes must be able to swim at least 25 yards of breaststroke and butterfly and 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke.  The aim of this program is to perfect the four competitive strokes as well as to work on racing starts and turns.  Three practices a week are recommended (but not required).  This program is offered at Evans, Shoreline, Queen Anne, Ballard and Aqua Club.

Age Group II (Developmental Age Group):  These swimmers must be able to perform all four strokes, racing starts and turns with reasonable proficiency.  The emphasis is on refinement of skills coupled with a moderate conditioning program and competition at local meets.  Four practices a week are suggested.  This program is offered at Evans, Shoreline, Queen Anne, Ballard and Aqua Club.

Age Group I (Sectional Team):  At this level a swimmer must have a high level of proficiency in all strokes, starts, and turns and racing experience.  Skill refinement continues, but the primary emphasis is on conditioning and preparation for local and ultimately sectional competition.  Five-six practices a week are preferred.  This program is offered at Evans, Shoreline, Queen Anne, Ballard, and Aqua Club (Aqua Club currently is full!)

The Senior Team: Accommodates swimmers, ages 14 and older (sometimes 13), who train and compete at local, sectional, and National USA levels. Fine tuning of skills and rigorous conditioning aimed specifically at competition are stressed. Age and ability, as well as history of practice attendance and commitment help determine group placement on the Senior Team.

The Senior Team swimmers work out a minimum of 6 workouts per week when transitioning and are expected to train 8-11 work outs a week when fully adapted to the program.  Swimmers who are unable to commit to this should sign up for the Senior Development or High School Development groups.  Full participation in all championship and “all-team” travel meets is required, as is dry land, Saturdays and Holidays.

In order to qualify for the Senior Team a swimmer must also be able to demonstrate that they are capable of doing 10 X 200’s on the 2:20, have at least one sectional time, or be an Age Group Sectional finalist. These workouts are at Madison pool.

Senior Development Program: For swimmers not ready for the work load and/or commitment level of the Senior Group. It offers challenging senior level workouts. To Qualify: 10X 200s on the 2:40, attend practice 5 days/wk. including dry land.  Meet participation is required.  These workouts are at Madison pool.

High School Development Program: Designed to give the High School swimmer who seeks to advance his/her swimming skills and conditioning level before, during and after their high school season. Team swim meet participation is not required.  Swimmers must be capable of doing 10 X 100 on the 1:30. This program is offered at Ballard, Queen Anne, Aqua Club and Madison pools (in the morning only at Madison).  For Ballard, QA and Aqua Club the program is offered only at coach’s discretion.

Rainier Beach Program: This program is offered to all levels for 1 hour a day, five days a week (and 1.5 hrs. on Sat.) at Rainier Beach pool.  Minimum skill requirements listed in the AG III group above.

 

2018-2019 Training Schedule is available on the website under the “calendar/schedule” tab.

 

SPECIAL NOTES:

All Team Saturday practices for all groups will start on September 8th.  From 7:00 – 1:00 (see training schedule on website above) at Madison pool and at Rainier Beach pool (7-8:30 am). Saturday practices at Aqua Club (8-10 am) will start September 15th. The Saturday morning schedule can vary sometimes so be sure to check the on-line website news or calendar and emails for updates.

Friday afternoon practices at Evans, Ballard, Queen Anne, Rainier Beach, and Madison may be cancelled Oct. – Jan. due to High School meets – check the on-line website news or calendar and watch for emails regarding cancellations.

Start times from Shoreline practices will move to 3:45PM the last week in June.  Evans, Rainier Beach, Queen Anne and Aqua Club practices will be discontinued for the late spring/summer.

No practice on Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st.

The Swim meet schedule for the year is available on the website – click on the “meets/events” tab.

 

BILLING SYSTEM

 

Our billing system is set up so that it is very easy for you to have access to your account at all times.  After your registration is processed, you will be emailed a password and login instructions (existing members already have this information so it will not be emailed to you unless you request it) from Team Unify.  This will allow you to enter parts of our website that non-members cannot access. 

Once a month you will be notified, via email, that training fees have been billed to accounts, when they are due, and you will be sent a link to your invoice.  If you don’t have access to email and would prefer a monthly statement sent to you, please specify this on your registration.

 

FEES

 

Club Membership Fee:  The Club Membership Fee is an annual membership for each family (one per family).  This fee covers our administrative costs, bookkeeping expenses, swimmer incentive awards and other incidentals to run the club.

Fundraising Fee:  This is an annual per swimmer fee which supports Cascade Booster Club’s meet program and equipment costs.  If joining April 1, 2019 or after, this fee is waived.

USA Swimming Fee:  Every Cascade Swimmer must join the United States Swimming Association.  This fee covers our insurance at workouts, meets and all club functions for each swimmer. Cascade collects the fees and forwards them to PNS; they retain a portion and send the rest to USA swimming.  

Training Fees:  The monthly fees are based on the swimmer’s assigned training group and cover the cost of pool rentals and coach’s salaries.  Training fees are billed on the 1st of each month and are due by the 25th of the month.  A $10.00 late fee will be applied to invoices not paid in full by the due date. 

 

Use this grid to determine your family’s swim fees at Registration and monthly thereafter.

 

 

Membership

Annual Registration

Fundraising*

Mo. Training Fee

 

Group

(Per family)

(Per Swimmer)

(Per Swimmer)

*(Per Swimmer)

Total

AGIII

$115

$75

$110

$100

$400

AGII

$165

$75

$135

$140

$515

AGI

$165

$75

$160

$170

$570

Blue Ribbon

$0

$75

$0

$85

$160

Rainier Beach

$0

$75

$0

$85

$160

Intro to Swim Team

$0

$75

$0

$75

$150

High School Development

$115

$75

$135

$160

$485

Senior Team

$165

$75

$160

$230

$630

Senior Development

$165

$75

$160

$190

$590

*The maximum fundraising fee is $350.00 per family.
This fee is waived if joining April 1, 2019 or after.

 

Scholarships are available – please contact Nancy Davidson (nancycsc@comcast.net) for more information.