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FROM THE WHAT BOARD OF DIRECTORS and
Welcome to the 2018-2019 Short
Course season of the WHAT program. We are so glad that
you have chosen WHAT for your child’s swim training and
development. Feel free to contact various members of the Board at any time throughout the
year. Our contact information is all on the website under the Swim
Team tab and Contacts.
The vast majority of our
communication with you will be via email and our website, www.whatswimming.org, so
make it a habit to check your email and the WHAT website daily for
updates and last minute schedule changes. In addition, there
are bulletin boards in the High School pool ante room and in the
hall outside the pool at the Junior High School that will be
updated periodically. Remember to check them when you drop
your child off for practice.
Our first priority is
ensuring that your child has a positive experience and that we can
foster a love of the sport of swimming in him or her. We are
confident that our coaches are some of the best in Allegheny Mountain Swimming,
the local swim committee we belong to. We encourage you to
speak with them often concerning your child’s
All information regarding the swim team,
including the pool locations, practice schedule, group levels, and
required equipment can be found under the Swim Team tab on
the website homepage.
Finally, we encourage you to become actively
involved in the club. Simply contact one of the Board
Members and let us know your interests, abilities or
TUITION, PAYMENT TERMS AND
All swimmers must be USA
Swimming insured to participate in any WHAT competitive
program. There are no exceptions. Intro-to-WHAT
swimmers participating in a 2 week trial are excluded, as long
as they were not previously USA Swimming insured with another team
in the previous season and their insurance has
The fee for USA Swimming Insurance
for 2018/19 is $78 per swimmer. Insurance is valid this
September through December of next year (16 months). The fee for USA Swimming
Insurance if you qualify for the free or reduced priced
lunches is $5 per swimmer.
For more information
including the Dues/Fees schedule or on joining our club please
refer to the Team Registration icon button on the
Homepage. Please contact the Membership Chair, Lisa Caulfield if you
have any further questions.
WHAT offers families with
more than one swimmer enrolled in one of our competitive groups a
off of the total swimmers’ tuition at the checkout.
If there is financial
hardship which makes meeting the payment terms outlined above
difficult, please contact Lisa Caulfield for
You can also visit the Parents tab and click on WHAT scholarships
for more information and contact information.
A full refund of tuition
will be given upon request within 7 days of joining the team.
After that date, pro-rated refunds will only be provided upon Board
approval of circumstances. Requests for refunds must be made
in writing to the Board President, Lisa Caulfield for Board
consideration. USA Insurance fees will not
be refunded if the fee has already been submitted to USA
Swimming. A $25
administrative fee per swimmer will be charged for any refund
requested after the 7-day period.