2021 Montclair Seahawks Registration
Open for Returning Members
4/1/21 - 7/1/21
Open for New Members
4/1/21 - 7/1/21
Welcome to the Montclair Seahawks! We're thrilled your swimmers are interested in swimming with us this summer! Families do NOT need to be Montclair residents or Montclair Country Club members to swim with the Seahawks.
We know there's a lot of information here for new families. Don't be shy - if you have any questions, you can contact a Seahawks board member from this page. We're happy to have you!
MAKING THE TEAM
To be on the competitive team swimmers must be 18 or younger on June 1 (2021 ONLY: 19 year olds may join the team as exhibition swimmers); able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards) unassisted; and be independent in the pool for a 30-45 minute practice. New swimmers of any age must try out for the coaches before being accepted on the team. Tryouts and swimsuit sales will be held on June 1, 6-8 pm at the Montclair Country Club.
DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM: At the coach's discretion, swimmers who are unable to swim the 25 yards may be assigned to our developmental team. Developmental team swimmers must still be independent and be able to follow coaches' instructions. The shallow end of the MCC pool is approximately 3 feet deep - the practice facilities are not appropriate for teaching non-swimmers.
FOR 2021: BY VOTE OF THE PWSL BOARD, THE FIRST THREE MEETS OF THE SEASON, JUNE 12, 19, and 26, WILL BE VIRTUAL MEETS. THE SEAHAWKS WILL SWIM AT THE MONTCLAIR COUNTRY CLUB WHILE OUR OPPONENTS SWIM AT THEIR OWN POOLS. TIMES AND SCORES WILL BE CALCULATED LATER.
We have seven meets, every Saturday morning at 7am from June 12 through the Divisional meet on July 29, except for a bye week July 3. Swimmers will be asked to report between 6 and 6:30 am for warmups. We ask all swimmers attend at least two meets and the Divisional meet. We require one adult from each family (parent, grandparent, guardian or other) to work one volunteer shift per meet their child attends. A volunteer shift is one-third to one-half the meet. This requirement is typical of other summer swim teams.
All families are required to register on the team website - please register here before tryouts even if you're not certain about your swimmer's status, so we know to expect you. If you don't want to pay now, you can write a check for team fees at tryouts. You'll get access to your own private account that will enable you to view team schedules, sign up your swimmers and volunteers for swim meets, pay your fees, and manage communications from the team.
TEAM FEES AND POOL ACCESS
Families do NOT need to be Montclair residents or Montclair Country Club members to swim with the Seahawks. However, if your family does not have an MCC membership, you'll need to pay a pool access fee to the Seahawks that we pass on to the Club.
Option 1: Montclair Country Club Members
Seahawks Fee: $70 per swimmer
If your family chooses "MCC Member" at registration, you must send proof of MCC membership to [email protected] before your team registration will be approved. The MCC offers several membership options. Many of our families choose the summer-only membership that allows their family unlimited use of the pool. If you'd like more details, contact Romana Johnson, [email protected]
Option 2: Non-Montclair Country Club Member
Seahawks Fee: $70 per swimmer
The pool fee, charged by the Montclair Country Club: $150 for your 1st swimmer ($220 total combined team & pool fee), $100 for your 2nd swimmer ($390 total combined), $50 each additional swimmer (e.g., 3rd ($510), 4th ($630), etc. The pool fee discount will be applied by the billing system at checkout.
Note that the pool fee is passed on in full to the Montclair Country Club and only gives your swimmers access to the pool for Seahawks practices, meets, and events.
Add Seahawks car magnets or swim caps to your registration payment at a special discounted rate!
Make your payments for team and pool fees here on the Seahawks web site with a credit card! No outside payment service required. We do ask you cover the club's transaction costs with our processor, this amount will be added at checkout.
If you would prefer to pay via check, payment can be made at tryouts on 06/01/2021, or arragements made for drop-off with a board member. Payments must be received prior to your swimmer's first practice.
PRACTICES AND MEETS
The week of June 1 there will be limited evening practices. Starting at the end of the Prince William County Schools year, there will be morning practice every weekday. Exact times coming soon, but in previous years Swimmers 13 and up practiced at 7:30am; 11-12 year olds at 8:25am; 9-10 year olds at 9:20; 8 and unders in the competitive group at 10am.
8 and under developmental swimmers will swim Monday, Wednesday, Friday after the other groups.
Meets are every Saturday morning at 7am from June 12 through the Divisional meet on July 29, with no meet on the Bye week, July 3. Swimmers will be asked to report between 6 and 6:30 am for warmups. We ask all swimmers attend at least two meets and the Divisional meet.
We will send plenty of information before the meets!
Please email [email protected] with any concerns.
We look forward to having you join the Montclair Seahawks and are excited for another great season!