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The Palos Orland Swim Association would like to invite swimmers to try out for our competitive swim team for the 2018-2019 Fall/Winter Season.  The season will begin on September 17th and go through the end of January. The championship season runs through February.

Some things have changed this season so please read all the information!

Registration is open on August 1st-31st for returning swimmers and August 1st - September 10th for New Swimmers!

Anyone wanting to sign up after registration is closed will be put on a wait list and notified if we have available spots on the team.

Each swimmer participating on our team will be required to attend a minimum of 3 meets per season (swimmer's choice and includes our intrasquad meets). We are a competitive swim team and the Coaches want to see the kids compete at meets and attain official USA swim times.

Returning Swimmer Time Trial:

We will be having returning swimmer time trial practice on September 4th for all 10 & Unders and September 5th for all 11 & Overs. If you can not attend your designated day, there will be a make up day on September 10th. All returning swimmers will be required to participate in the one-day time trial; please plan on attending one of those days. After all swimmers attend the time trials, Coaches will be dividing the swimmers into their designated practice groups. Your swimmer will start the first day of practice in their assigned group. Please be aware your swimmer's practice group can change season to season. Thier assigned group will be based on how they swim on the trial day and grouped with similar swimmer's ability and age. 

New Swimmer Team Tryouts:

We will be offering a tryout for all new swimmers ages 5 years old and up (we will consider 4 year olds based on ability) that would like to be on the team. Tryouts will be held on September 10-13th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Swimmers should plan to attend all 4 days. Coaches will notify you by the end of the week if your swimmer has made the team, if you are on a waitlist or should attend swim lessons.

If you were notified you made the team, your swimmer will be assigned a practice group and that is the group you will attend on the first day of practice (September 17th). If you are on the waitlist, you will be notified in September, if we have available spots on the team for your swimmer.

If the swimmer wants to leave the team after the first week of practice, a parent must contact the POSA Board or Head Coach by September 24th. The registration fees will be refundable at this time (a processing fee for credit card payments will be deducted from the registration fees refund).  


Fall/Winter Fees

Registration

$ 500 per swimmer ($470 for each additional swimmer per family)

2019 USA Swimming and ISI (Illinois Swimming, Inc.) Insurance Fee

$77.00 annual fee per swimmer

·  Each swimmer is required to pay a $77.00 fee which covers mandatory registration and insurance with Illinois Swimming, Inc. and USA Swimming.  This is an annual fee that covers through December 2019.  This fee MUST be paid before swimmer enters the pool.

Volunteer and Fundraising Fee

$100 per family Fundraising Fee (charged on December 1st if minimum fundraising wasn't made)
 
$150 per family volunteer deposit (fully refundable provided the volunteer requirements are met by end of season) 

The volunteer deposit check of $150 must be submitted before the swimmer's first day of practice, prior to entry to the pool deck. (Your swimmer will not be allowed on deck unless this deposit has been received)

ISI Club Transfer Form -- If you are transferring from another club, please fill out this form and turn it in to a coach or board member. (POSA will pay for the transfer fee)

For more information, click here to go to POSA FAQ's 

Additional questions, please contact posainfo@posaeagles.org

Mailing address:  Palos Orland Swim Association, P.O. Box 281 Orland Park, IL 60462