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Membership Information

 The SKY Swim Team is an affiliate of USA Swimming (USA) and is governed by USA Swimming rules and regulations.  The team is open to children of all ages.  The primary objective of the team is to train swimmers for competitive swimming.  The emphasis in this training is to improve the stroke mechanics of the individual swimmer and to improve conditioning in order that each swimmer can progress toward their individual goals and compete successfully.  While novices at any level are welcome to join the team, a minimum level of proficiency must be demonstrated by the swimmer. 

SKY is committed to providing each swimmer with the opportunity to grow and mature through his or her accomplishments in competitive swimming.  Emphasis is placed upon each swimmer reaching individual goals which will be determined by the coaches in consultation with the swimmers.

 

PRACTICE and INSTRUCTION

 

The swim team holds practice six days per week (Saturdays excluded) at the Bowling Green High School Swim pool.  Swimmers are divided into groups based upon level of proficiency and age, as determined by the coach.  While best times are taken into consideration, stroke proficiency, endurance and age are evaluated before a child is advanced to another group.

 

LITTLE DIPPERS

           

The Little Dippers is a “Learn to Swim” program offered from August to October. The group is designed to teach children the skills to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke. Each swimmer will be get 8 ½ hour lesson (2 per week) during those months. Any swimmers who achieve swimming 25 yards of backstroke and freestyle will be moved to the Red Group.

 

RED GROUP

             

The RED GROUP must be able to swim the length of the pool using two of the competitive swim strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, or freestyle). These swimmers work on learning stroke drills and techniques only.

 

WHITE GROUP

           

The WHITE GROUP is for our younger swimmers and newer older swimmers. These swimmers work on conditioning and stroke techniques. Swimmers must be able to swim solid 50's and 100's. Swimmers will swim 3,500 to 4,000 yards per practice.

  

BLUE/SENIOR GROUP

            

The BLUE/SENIOR GROUP is for our top swimmers who have achieved multiple State “A” cuts or higher. These swimmers work on conditioning and strength training. Swimmers will swim 5,000 to 7,000 yards per practice.

  

ATTENDANCE

 

While there is no required attendance at practice sessions, it is recommended that each child try to attend a minimum of three practices per week.  The coaches feel that a swimmer cannot maintain a conditioning level and expect to reach faster swim times without regular attendance of at least three swim practices per week. 

 

EXPECTED EXPENSES

  

SKY SWIMMING

FEE INFORMATION & SCHEDULE

 

 Group

Annual

Less 5%

Less 2%

1st/2nd Child

3rd/4th Child

Red

 1 & 2

$650.00

$617.00

2 x $318.50

$72.00

$36.00

White 1 & 2

$780.00

$741.00

2 x $382.50

$87.00

$43.50

Blue

$840.00

$798.00

2 x $412.50

$94.00

$43.50

Senior

$840.00

$798.00

2 x $412.50

$94.00

$43.50

 

Columbia

$720.00

$684.00

2 x 350.00

$60.00

$30.00

Central City

 

$720.00

$684.00

2 x $350.00

$60.00

$30.00

*LDIPP – Little Dippers is a six-week beginning swimming program registration begins begins August 19th.

 

  • The fee schedule is based on 1 year of operation. 
  • The schedule above is based on a total of nine payments covering the cost of the entire 12-month year.  The year begins September 1, 2016, and ends August 31, 2017.
  • The nine payments begin in September and end in May.  Thus, you are not responsible for team fees in June, July, or August.
  • Once you sign the family contract you are responsible for a season’s fees regardless of participation.  The yearly fee is broken into 9 payments for your convenience only. 
  • NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR TEAM DUES "UNLESS MEDICAL REASONS".  
  • If you pay for the year in full postmarked by September 1, 2016 you will receive a 5% discount.
  • If you pay for the year in two installments you will receive a 2% discount.  The first payment postmarked by September 1, 2016.  The second payment postmarked by January 1, 2017.
  • If you choose to pay in nine payments, the payment structure is outlined in the chart above.  All accounts will be closed out on the 1st of each month.  All accounts submitting payments must use automated bank drafts or credit card payments on-line.
  • Your child will not be eligible to participate in workouts, meets or team functions if you are delinquent in your payments.  This rule will be enforced.
  • The $90 registration fee is not a part of your team fees -- it is an annual fee.
  • Your registration fee and first coaching fee payment is due postmarked by September 15, 2016 for returning swimmers and September 1, 2015 for new swimmers.
  •  If you have 3 or more swimmers, the two swimmers in the highest group will pay full price.  Your remaining swimmers have a 50% discount from their coaching fees.   Please note each swimmer must pay the full registration fee of $90.00.
  • Questions: Contact our Bookkeeper, Dee Wilkins, robert.wilkins@bgreen.kyschools.us
  • Payments can be paid on-line or must be mailed into:

SKY Swimming

PO BOX 86

Bowling Green, KY 42103

  

COMPETITION

 

Swimmers compete based on their age on the day of each swim meet.  Age groups are as follows: 6 and under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and Open.  Time standards are set for 8 and unders at the state level and older age group standards are set nationally.  The time standards for all age groups will be posted on a bulletin board in the pool area..

 

Members of the team will attend various competitive meets during the season.  Attendance at meets is voluntary, and the number of meets attended by swimmers will vary.  There will be several invitational meets held throughout the state, and most of these meets will be Open meets and any swimmer can attend these meets. 

 

Swimmers in all age groups work to achieve State “A” times or faster.  The KY State “A” championship meet is held in March and July of each year.