Open for Returning Members
8/16/20 - 7/1/21
Open for New Members
8/23/20 - 7/1/21
Welcome to the University Place Aquatic Club Electronic Registration platform for our upcoming 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 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 protected]
Note: Due to limited pool space during Washington State's Covid19 Phased Re-opening, we may not be able to offer the amount of practice times we have in the past.
Bronze Group: This group is designed for novice swimmers who love the water and are new to a swim team. 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.
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. 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 expected 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.
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 are expected to attend 80% of all practices including Saturday morning practices, must have mastered advanced swimming techniques, are expected 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.
National Track 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 are expected to attend 100% of all practices and additional dryland/weight sessions. 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 expected.
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 and the Board of Directors before signing up.
Note: This group will not be open while we have limited pool space available. High school swimmers who wish to participate should sign up for the National Track Group at this time.
*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, Age Group Elite and National Track swimmers. High school swimmers, competition is optional but highly encouraged especially for UPAC home meets.
Costs: $154.00 annual registration fee ($79.00 for USA Swimming + $75.00 for UPAC). Monthly dues are due by the 1stof each month and are NOT pro-rated for partial months.
Dues are as follows:
- $40/month for Bronze - Weekend
- $75/month for Bronze
- $100/month for Silver
- $150/month for Gold
- $180/month for Age Group Elite
- $95/month for 3 Day High School
- $200/month for National Track Group
Note: While we are swimming with substantially reduced pool space, we will also give all members a 10% discount off of the monthly dues listed above.
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 $30.00 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 requirement will be prorated in the event that any of our meets are cancelled by 10 hours per cancelled meet. 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.
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 [email protected] If you wish to terminate and/or suspend your membership 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 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