Open for Returning Members
8/14/19 - 5/31/20
Open for New Members
8/28/19 - 5/31/20
Welcome to the University Place Aquatic Club Electronic Registration platform for our upcoming 2019-2020 swim season! We are pleased to offer electronic payment processing and registration. The process is simple for both new and returning members.
To register: Click on the online registration box on the right-hand side of our home page. Once your new member account is set up, log in information will be emailed. After your account is confirmed, you will be able to access your account from the ‘Sign In’ tab at the upper left-hand side of our home screen. The home screen also has tabs for group calendars, meet sign-ups, frequently asked questions, team swim store and much more.
General Information 2019-2020 Season
We look forward to having you join University Place Aquatic Club and are excited for another great season! Whether competing on a national or local level, UPAC strives to promote holistic balance between sport and life by supporting an environment rich with sportsmanship.
Membership Chair: email@example.com
Bronze Group: This group is designed for novice swimmers who love the water and are new to a swim team. Bronze Group swimmers’ practice one-hour Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In order to qualify for this group, the swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and backstroke (one length of the pool) without stopping and/or needing any assistance. The objectives of this group are to learn correct technique for all four strokes and to learn to love the sport of swimming.
Bronze Group Advanced: This group is designed for novice swimmers who love the water and are new to swim team. Bronze Group Advanced swimmers’ practice one-hour Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In order to qualify for this group, you must be able to swim 25 yards with proper technique in all 4 strokes without stopping and/or needing assistance. The objectives of this group are to learn all rules of competitive swimming, become comfortable competing at swim meets and build aerobic endurance while maintaining proper technique.
Silver Group: This group is designed for swimmers who are 8th grade or younger and can swim a legal 200 IM with good technique in all 4 strokes. Swimmers are offered approximately 1 hour of practice five times per week. The objectives of this group are to learn good practice habits, master reading the pace clock and swimming sets with intervals, build muscular strength, aerobic endurance, introduction to short and long-term goal setting and the introduction to advanced swimming techniques.
Gold Group: This group is designed for swimmers who are in 8th grade or lower. Swimmers must be able to swim 400 IM while maintaining good relative speed and technique, are required to compete at multiple swim meets each season and must have well defined goals in the sport of swimming. The objectives of this group are to master advance swimming techniques, build muscular strength, aerobic endurance that will enable athletes to compete at upper level swim meets. Swimmers are offered 1.5-hour practice six times per week.
Age Group Elite This group is designed for swimmers who are 13 years or younger at the beginning of the training quarter. To qualify for this group swimmers who are 10 and under must have at least 1 PNS Champs time standard; swimmers who are in the 11-14 age group must have at least 3 PNS Gold time standards. Swimmers must attend 80% of all practices including Saturday morning practices, must have mastered advanced swimming techniques, are required to compete at multiple swim meets each season, have well defined goals to qualify for and experience success at upper level age group meets such as PNS Champs, Age Group Regionals, and Age Group Zones. Objectives of this group are to prepare athletes physically and mentally for the transition to the National Track Group. Swimmers are offered approximately 10.5 hours practice time per week; this includes dry land and Saturday practices. The swimmer and family are required to sign a 12-month contract committing to the group and team.
National Track Elite Group: This group is designed for swimmers who are 13 years or older at the beginning of the training quarter. To qualify for this group swimmers must have one 14-year-old Age Group Regional qualifying time. Swimmers must attend 100% of all practices and additional dryland/weight sessions with no exceptions, unless absences are pre-approved by the swimmer’s coach. Objectives of this group are to provide elite training among like-minded athletes with a common goal of becoming the best athletes and people they can possibly be by setting and achieving ambitious long-term goals for each individual athlete. Participation in swim meets is required. The swimmer and family must sign a 12-month contract committing to the group and team.
National Track Training Group: This group is designed for swimmers who are 13 years or older at the beginning of the training quarter. To qualify for this group swimmers must have 3 PNS (15+) Silver Times. Swimmers must attend 100% of all practices and additional dryland/weight sessions with no exceptions, unless absences are pre-approved by the swimmer’s coach. The objective of this group is to provide elite training with like-minded athletes with a common goal of becoming the best athletes and people they can possibly be by setting and achieving ambitious long-term goals for each individual athlete. Participation in swim meets is required. The swimmer and family must sign a 12-month contract committing to the group and team.
3 Day High School Group: This group is designed for high school swimmers/water polo players who want to continue to train and compete outside of their high school seasons. Swimmers are offered practice 3 times per week to accommodate their busy schedule. Competition is not required but would be beneficial. Registration for the High School Group must be approved by the Head Coach before signing up.
UPAC Collegiate Athletes Group: This group is for returning UPAC swimmers currently participating for their university swimming and/or Water Polo programs. Entry into this group must be pre-approved by the head coach.
*Swim practice times are subject to change as they are affected by pool events (e.g. high school practices/meets). Practice schedules are posted on our website, www.swimupac.org.
**Participation in competitive swim meets is optional but encouraged for Bronze and Silver group swimmers. Participation is expected for Gold group swimmers and is required for Age Group Elite and National Track swimmers. High school swimmers, competition is optional but highly encouraged especially for UPAC home meets.
Costs: $202.00 annual registration fee ($77.00 for USA Swimming + $125.00 for UPAC). At the start of the season each swimmer will receive a latex UPAC cap and team T-shirt. Monthly dues are due by the 1stof each month and are NOT pro-rated for partial months.
Dues are as follows:
- $85/month for Bronze & Bronze Advanced
- $115/month for Silver & Silver Advanced
- $185/month for Gold
- $200/month for Age Group Elite
- $95/month for 3 per wk Day HS
- $220/month for National Track Elite Group
- $210/month for National Track Training Group
- $600.00 yearly fee UPAC College Athlete. Includes cost of USA swim and UPAC registration fees.
Family Discount: If you have more than one member from your immediate family on the team you may benefit from a discount. Full monthly payment is applicable for your highest-level swimmer, followed by normal monthly fees discounted by $20 for each additional swimmer, regardless of their swimming level. Note: this discount does not apply when one member is in the High School Group.
Late Fee: There will be a $35.00 late fee charged if your account is not in good standing by the 10th of the month. The membership account and swimmer will be put on suspension if the delinquent account is not made current by the 28th of the month. Please contact UPAC Treasurer if you need to make arrangements, please do so prior to falling behind.
Meet Entry Fees: Each family is responsible to pay for their swimmer’s meet entry fees with the exception of relay fees. A $20.00 additional surcharge will be added to the meet entry/splash fees to help cover the cost of coaching staff at all away meets. Meet fees are added to the swimmer’s regular monthly billing.
Note: If any new member not currently registered with USA Swimming is receiving free/reduced lunch, Pacific Northwest Swimming will waive your membership fee. In order to do so, you must provide a copy of the letter you received stating that you are eligible for the free/reduced lunch program.
UPAC Parent Responsibilities: Every UPAC family of a registered swimmer(s) must work a total of 40 service hours per year during four UPAC-hosted meets.
This year our four meets are scheduled in November, January and April. It is highly encouraged that each family work 10 hours per meet. These meets provide UPAC with a major source of operating revenue and sustain UPAC as a volunteer-run, non-profit organization. At the end of each swimming year, mid-August, UPAC charges $20 for each volunteer service hour not completed. Every UPAC swimmer is required to fundraise $200.00 for the team. UPAC will host a UPAC swim-a-thon and other, as yet unnamed fundraisers. All fundraising money must be turned in by August 1st, 2020. If fundraising goals aren’t met UPAC will bill each swimmer for the remaining balance owed not to exceed $200.
To join UPAC, you must complete your registration on line at www.swimupac.org, which includes payment of the annual USA Swimming registration fee, first month’s dues and return your signed UPAC Work-share Program Agreement via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. National Track Elite, National Track Training and AGE Group Elite families must sign and return the 12-month contract to be able to register and swim in those respective groups. National Track Elite, National Track Training and AGE Group Elite returning swimmers must pay the full 12-month contract regardless of when you join the team. If you wish to terminate and/or suspend your membership and are NOT in National Track Elite, National Track Training, or AGE Group Elite please email the treasurer and coach at least 10 days before the next billing period. For example, by September 20th if you are cancelling billing for October. If you wish to terminate and or suspend your membership for National Track group, refer to your contract. If you have never been a UPAC member, you are allowed a one-week trial to try out the team. We ask that you start your free trial on a Monday during the Bronze level practice session. The coaching staff will evaluate and place your swimmer in the proper level.
Prospective new members: Please schedule your tryout with our membership Chair. Swim assessments are typically held during the third week of the month. In the following week, new swimmers are allowed a one week, Monday through Friday trial with the practice group identified by UPAC staff. Membership can then begin on the first day of the following month. Swim assessments and tryout weeks are scheduled based on availability of open roster spots and may not be held every month. Anyone is welcome to drop by practice sessions to observe practice. However, parents and visitors must remain off the pool deck at all times. You may speak with the coaches either before or after practice in the lobby area.
UPAC – Reach a Whole New Level