Three Rivers Swim Club (TRSC) offers
short-term programs for Novice swimmers and year-round programs for
Intermediate, Pre-Senior, and Senior swimmers.
The short-term programs for Novices are called
the "TRSC Mini-Sessions." These stand-alone programs comprise nine
hours of instruction spread out over several weeks. TRSC presents
them periodically throughout the year. They are designed for young
people ages 7 to 17 who can swim some already but who have had
little formal training in the sport. Participants learn the
basics of good backstroke, freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke,
dives, turns and underwater work. To enroll, applicants must be
able to swim twenty-five yards in some fashion without
assistance.TRSC Mini-Sessions are fun, productive, and absolutely
The year-round programs for Intermediate,
Pre-Seniors and Seniors together make up the "TRSC Regular
Session." They serve swimmers ages 7 to 17 who have done one or two
TRSC Mini-Sessions, who thus have a basic feel for all the
essential skills of the sport of swimming, and who want to become,
over a period of months and years, truly excellent swimmers.
Participants in the Intermediate, Pre-Senior and Senior programs
develop balance, endurance, power and speed in all the strokes.
These non-stop programs prepare the swimmers who are interested in
racing for USA Swimming competitions. Although the programs are
offered year-round, one chooses to participate in them by the
month. Many of TRSC's member swim most months out of the
Nine Hours, Novice Level) Fees
Program fee (payable to
TRSC): $95.00 per nine-hour introductory program.
Goggles fee (if needed,
payable to TRSC): $15.00 for well-made, fitted
(Long-Term, Month-by-Month, Intermediate to Senior)
Annual fee: $125.00
(payable to TRSC). This is a required fee. Payment of it will get
the swimmer jointly registered with USA Swimming, Georgia Swimming,
and Three Rivers Swim Club through the end of the current calendar
year. To continue to participate in TRSC's year-round Regular
Session, the swimmer must be re-registered in late November or
December for the upcoming year. Registrations submitted late in the
year (September to December) are good through the end of the
following year. TRSC adminstrators register the swimmer with
USA Swimming; the swimmer need not interact with USA Swimming at
Monthly fee: $90.00 per
month (payable to TRSC by the swimmer's first practice of the
month). One pays only for the months of the year in which one's
child swims. If one's child does not intend to swim in the upcoming
month, one simply sends us an e-mail by the 15th of the preceding
month to let us know. For practical reasons, monthly fees cannot be
prorated: if a child swims at all during a month, one is charged
the entire monthly fee. Monthly fees are subject to a sibling
Equipment fees (payable
to suppliers): Suits (about $30 ); Caps ($5); Fins
(about $20); Pull Buoy (about $10), Net Bag (about
$10). Goggles ($15-25) and
stretch cord ($5) available on deck.
Meet fees (if one chooses
to compete) : $4-$6 per event, typically 3-5 events per day at the
races + $15 facility surcharge.
Swimming families make
their TRSC payments via credit card, auto-pay, check to TRSC
post-office box (TRSC, P.O.1151, Rome, GA 30162), or check to TRSC
wall box at the pool. When paying by check, kindly specify on the
line provided exactly what the check is for.
How to Join a
If you would like to
enroll a child in a TRSC program, please contact us first by email
(click on the tab above marked Please Contact Me). Let us know what
you are looking for, how old your child is, and what your child's
swimming experience so far has involved. A TRSC coach will contact
you to chat about your needs and possibly to arrange to watch your
child in the water.
Once you and the
coach have determined the appropriate TRSC program for your child,
and the starting dates of that program, you may select one of the
following forms to print, fill out and send in.