2018 Spring-Summer (Long Course) Season
Open for Returning Members
3/15/18 - 6/10/18
Open for New Members
3/19/18 - 6/15/18
Welcome to the Stoughton Aqua Racers registration for our upcoming long-course seasons! To guarantee a spot on the team and avoid late fees, please register now. A 5% discount is given to all registrants who make a single, up front payment for the entire Spring/Summer sessionn which begins April 2 and runs through August 17, 2018.
Practice Group Expectations:
Senior and Pre-Senior squads will register for the entire, Spring/Summer (20-week) period. High School swimmers who are unable to participate for both seasons due to other committments should
sign up for "Purple" for either Spring Only or Summer Only.
Mini Viking, White, Norse, or Purple swimmers who are not able to participate during both seasons should sign up for either Spring Only or Summer Only.
The Spring leg runs April 2 through June 8, while the Summer leg runs June 11 through August 17. If your swimmer is interested in swimming during the Spring or Spring+Summer seasons, registration will close on Sunday, April 1. If only interested in swimming during the Summer season, registration will close on Sunday, June 10.
STAR offers "Full Payment" and "Multiple Installments" options. Select "Full Payment - Season Choice" to pay all registration dues immediately. Select "Multiple Installments - Season Choice" to pay (1) half now and half on June 1, if registering for Spring only; (2) half now and half on August 1, if registering for Summer only; or (3) one-third now, one-third on June 1, and one-third on August 1, if registering for the entire Spring-Summer season. Note, the 5% discount on the Spring-Summer season applies only to the "Full Payment - Spring+Summer" option.
If registering for the entire Spring-Summer season but still unable to pay in 3 multiple payments, please register for "Spring Only" and select "Multiple Installments - Spring Only" and email the registrar. The registar will work with you to get your swimmer registered for Summer and charge your account the remaining balance over an additonal two payments (July 1, August 1). No STAR swimmer will be turned away for reason of financial hardship. Please contact the registrar for consideration of alternative financial arrangements.
The dues* for the season(s), paid in full up front, are as follows:
- Mini Viking - $408 (both Spring and Summer); $215 (either Spring or Summer Only)
- White - $427 (both Spring and Summer); $225 (either Spring or Summer Only)
- Norse - $456 (both Spring and Summer); $240 (either Spring or Summer Only)
- Purple- $504 (both Spring and Summer); $265 (either Spring or Summer Only)
- Pre-Senior - $551 (both Spring and Summer; no option to split)
- Senior - $617 (both Spring and Summer; no option to split)
*Any late signups for returning (non-new) swimmers for the Spring or Spring-Summer season will be charged an additional $25 late fee. Dues for Spring+Summer if not paying in full up front are equal to the Spring or Summer Only fee multiplied by 2.
Returning Swimmers Only (not swimmers new to STAR): When prompted to "Register for this Group" you will select the practice group and season (or seasons) your swimmer will be swimming. For example, if your swimmer will be swimming with the Purple practice squad for the Spring and Summer, select "Purple - Spring+Summer"; if your swimmer is swimming Mini Viking for only Spring, select "Mini Viking - Spring Only"; and so on. Pre-Senior and Senior swimmers have only one choice, "Pre-Senior - Spring+Summer" and "Senior - Spring+Summer."
New Placement Swimmers Only (swimmers joining STAR for the first time): When prompted to "Register for this Group" you will select either "**New Placement Swimmer** - 8 & younger" or "**New Placement Swimmer** - 9 & older", whichever applies. That is DO NOT select Mini Viking, White, Norse, Purple, Pre-Senior, or Senior at this point; you will do that for all future session registrations (e.g., next Fall/Winter). A charge of either $58 (8 & younger) or $66 (9 & older) will be added to cover the first 10 days (trial period) your swimmer practices with the team. At the end of this period, the registrar will contact you. If after the trial period your swimmer decides to continue on an officially join STAR, the registrar will charge your account the appropriate dues for the season (depending on the practice group your swimmer is placed in; see above); the $58 or $66 will be retained to cover the annual USA Swimming membership fee, as all swimmers on the team must be a member (membership also includes a quarterly subscription to Splash magazine). If after the trial period your swimmer decides not to continue on with the team, STAR will refund the USA Swimming fee to your account. Of course it is our hope that you and your swimmer find the experience enjoyable regardless of whatever the decision.
We look forward to having you swim with the Stoughton Aqua Racers this Spring and/or Summer and are excited for another great session! The Spring/Summer session will include both short (25 yard) and long (50 meter) course swim meets, some of which will be held outdoors!
Questions may be directed to the team registrar, Elliott Paletz, at firstname.lastname@example.org.