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Trails 2021 Registration

Open for Returning Members

3/8/21 - 5/31/21

Open for New Members

3/22/21 - 5/31/21

06/01/2021
Unlimited.

Welcome to online registration for the Trails Swim Team 2021 Summer season!

As we are gearing up for our 2021 season, some information and guidelines have changed due to the pandemic. Even so, we are so happy to be on track for a fun and exciting season with our returning families and new families as well! 

Per the Village of Algonquin guidelines,this summer, the Locker Rooms will not be available during practice or meets for swimmers to change or shower. The bathrooms will be available for use. 

Our concessions will only consist of prepackaged foods and drinks. (Pizza, fruits and homemade items will not be sold this year.) Since a lot of our families rely on eating dinner at the meets, we are letting you know this ahead of time so you can plan accordingly.

Our biggest team fundraiser, Trails Invitational, is canceled for 2021. This event usually brings out about 500+ people and due to limited space and covid restrictions, we are not able to host this huge and fun event in 2021.

 

B U T in place of that event, we will have a Swimathon this year as our main fundraiser. Due to our season being canceled in 2020, we were not able to raise any money to offset the normal  financial expenses incurred last year

(insurance, technology fees, etc). We are asking every family to help raise a minimum of $100 to reach a minimum of $8,000. Please refer to the Swimathon tab on our website for more information. More details will be communicated when the season gets closer. In anticipation of full participation of this event, the board has agreed to keep registration fees the same as last year.

 

Team philosophy. Every swimmer matters. Trails is a recreational summer team and times are not USA Swimming or ISI registered. If you are looking for next level training for your swimmer, please consider a year-round competitive league. Our goal is to stimulate an interest in competitive swimming and provide a fun social environment for competitive swimmers to maintain fitness without the demands and intensity of a more aggressive winter league. Trails Swim Team is about: Teamwork, Respect, Attitude, Integrity, Leadership and of course Swimming. It’s a short 8-week season so while we do practice technique and competition, it’s not the primary focus of our team. We value sportsmanship on and off the pool deck, in practice and in competition. Parents and swimmers will be held to the team Code of Conduct. 

Space is limited. In order to ensure our swimmers have the best possible experience in the water and to accommodate new covid restrictions, Trails limits the number of swimmers in each age group. If you find the registration for your age group is full, please register to the age group waitlist so that we can let you know as soon as possible if a spot opens up! 

New Swimmers. Swimmers new to competitive swim aged 5-8 must be able to cross the pool (25 meters) independently. Older swimmers should be able to swim at least 50 meters without stopping. A three-day evaluation and trial period is available at the start of the season to ensure your child's readiness.They will be evaluated by the Head Coach, Age Group Coach and a board member for approval. You may request to suspend payment if you are unsure of your swimmer’s readiness.

Parent volunteers. Trails Swim Team is a not-for-profit organization run by a board of parent volunteers. Trails relies heavily on parent support and involvement to be successful. Parents are required to work a portion of every home swim meet that their family participates in.

Trails is part of the NCISC, along with Cary, DeKalb, Geneva, Huntley, McGuire Athletics, Oswego, Rock River Valley and Woodstock. New for 2021: Rochelle Park District!

The Trails Swim Team is a tax-exempt non profit organization run by volunteer Board of Directors. All members are welcome and encouraged to be involved in team activities.

 

2021 Registration Fees
  • Registration Fee: $45 per Family (non-refundable)
  • Membership Fee:    
    • Early Bird Registration (03/08/21-04/3/20): $285 per swimmer (Payment must be received by April 4.)*
    • Open Registration (04/04/21-05/01/21): $300 per swimmer
    • Late Registration (After 5/01/21): $315 per Swimmer
  • Multi-swimmer discount: (***All swimmers must be registered at the same time to receive discount.)  
    • $25 discount for each additional swimmers (Early $260/Open $275/Late $290)
    • Multi-swimmer discount does not apply to Graduate swimmers
    • Graduate swimmer: A swimmer who just completed their Senior year of high school and swam w/ Trails for 4 previous seasons will receive a 50% discount.

Optional fees: 

  • Tax Deductible donation of $100 to opt out of the Swimathon

*Online registration must be complete and payment must be postmarked by April 3, 2021 in order to receive the early registration discount. Send a check (payable to Trails Swim Team) to Trails Swim Team, Membership Coordinator, PO Box 7752, Algonquin, IL  60102.Or you may Pay via Paypal (add 2.5% fee) by submitting payment to: [email protected]

**Notice** This year we are asking each family to send their registration fees via check as soon as possible In order to SAVE THEIR SPOT due to the limited space. We will not cash these checks until we get clearer dates and information from the Village of Algonquin. Once we have more information, we will send an email to all families to let you know when the checks will be deposited. At that time, you can change payment options if you need to pay via paypal. 

Refund Policy. Swimmers who withdraw from the team may be eligible for a partial refund of the Membership Fee. There is no refund of the Registration Fee. Refunds must be requested in writing (paper or email) and sent to the Membership Coordinator.

Refund amount if requested::

  • Before First day of practice: 50% of Membership Fee
  • After first day of practice through June 26: 25% of Membership Fee

Questions?  Contact Laura at [email protected]

We look forward to having you join the Trails Swim Team family and are excited for another great swim season!

The Trails Swim Team Board

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