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Membership Information

Spring 2021


Spring season starts April 5 and ends May 29. Registration for the summer season (June-July) will be separate and take place in early-May. You do not need to be enrolled in the spring season in order to register for the summer season.

 

Pre-registration is required!  Pre-registration is completely free and  closes on March 10Returning swimmers are guaranteed a spot on the team if they pre-register by March 10.  If you miss the pre-registration, please call Coach  B ernard  at 614-598-70 64 to inquire about the possibility of joining the team this spring.

 

Due to social distancing regulations and group size allowed in the natatorium, we will only accept new swimmers space permitting.

Transfer swimmers/New swimmers:

Pre-registration is required but does not guaranteed you a spot on the team. If spots are available (after returning swimmers registration), swimmers with previous competitive swimming experience (transfer swimmers) will be given priority (with most senior swimmers coming first), followed by new swimmers who are interested in joining the sport. Transfer swimmers will be invited to describe their prior competitive swimming experience in the pre-registration process. 

 

Try-outs for new swimmers: 
New swimmers (not for transfer swimmers) are invited to participate in a tryout on 
March 13 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the Worthington Pools Natatorium (400 W. Dublin-Granville Rd.). Swimmers will be asked to demonstrate:

50 yards (2 lengths of the pool) of freestyle swimming with lateral breathing, without the need to reach for the side wall or lane lines; 50 yards backstroke swimming without the need to reach for side wall or lane lines, 25 yards streamlined backstroke kicking; some basic knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly; one somersault from a push off the bottom of the pool at the shallow end.

High school spring sports & returning swimmers:
Many of you may find it hard to participate in a spring sport and also take part in club swimming. Please know that you do not have to take part in club swimming in the spring to maintain your priority of registration for summer swimming. Enjoy your spring sport! We will see you in the summer!

 

Group placement is by coaches invitation only and based on a combination of:

- level of accomplishment in the pool,

- skills,

- age.

 

 

TENTATIVE PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

 

Senior Group (We anticipate this group to be made up mostly of High School District Qualifiers & 13-14 JO Qualifiers)

Fee $395. Non-resident fee: $20.

    Tuesday     7:45 - 9:15 p.m.
    Thursday     7:45 - 9:15 p.m.
    Saturday     11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

    Sunday     7:20-9:00 p.m. 

 

Group 1 (We anticipate this group to be made up mostly of High School Swimmers & 13-14 swimmers)

Fee $345. Non-resident fee: $20.

    Monday     7:45 - 9:15 p.m.
    Wednesday     7:45 - 9:15 p.m.
    Friday         7:45 - 9:15 p.m.

    Sunday     5:45-7:15 p.m.
 

Group 2

Fee $245. Non-resident fee: $20.

    Monday     6:30 - 7:40 p.m.
    Friday     6:30 - 7:40 p.m.
    Saturday     10:00 - 11:10 a.m.
 

Group 3

Fee $160. Non-resident fee: $20.

    Tuesday     6:30 - 7:40 p.m.
    Saturday     7:30 - 8:40 a.m.
 

Group 4

Fee $160. Non-resident fee: $20.

    Wednesday     6:30 - 7:40 p.m.
    Saturday     8:45 - 9:55 a.m.
 

Group 5

Fee $160. Non-resident fee: $20.

    Thursday         6:30 - 7:40 p.m.
    Sunday          4:30 - 5:40 p.m.


 

Registration:
 

Online registration at  worthingtonswimclub.org
 

Pre-Registration is required! Pre-registration is completely free and closes on March 10 .

 

The coaches will use the roster of pre-registered swimmers to create groups of swimmers of similar level to maximize practice effectiveness for all swimmers.

 

Alternate option: If your family has a scheduling conflict with the practice group your swimmer will be assigned to, then you may ask for the possibility to move down 1 training group (for example, from group 2 to group 3). Your child will always receive quality instruction but will most likely be the fastest swimmer in their “dropped down” group. The training intensity will not be adjusted to meet your child’s specific needs. Please note that no swimmer can drop down 2 groups (for example, from group 2 to group 4) as that would create too much disruption to the training group. Make sure you communicate your request with Coach Bernard (phone and e-mail) on the day of your assigned registration. All requests will be considered but may not always be possible to grant.

Each training group is capped to ensure social distancing requirements. 
 

Minimum age is 7 on April 5.

Season starts April 5 and ends May 29. 

 

Meet entry fees for 1 virtual or dual meet in May are included with your coaching fees. Up to 3 individual events per swimmer.

Non-resident Fee is an additional $20 fee charged to non-residents of Worthington school district.

Multi-child discounts will be applied at registration.

Equipment: 

 

Senior/Group 1: Swimmers will need to bring their own equipment including kick board, hand paddles (Finis Agility or equivalent) and swim fins (Speedo Trialon or equivalent).
Group 2-5: Swimmers will need to bring their swim fins (Speedo Trialon or equivalent).
Contact Swimville USA to order (837 Bethel Road, 614-591-7946).

Full 2021 USA Swimming membership is required ($77).

Dryland training sessions may be offered to swimmers in the Senior Group and Group 1.

All practices will be cancelled on the following dates:
April 17 and May 1 (Water polo tournaments)

Refund policy: No refund/No drop outs allowed, except for documented season-ending injury or family relocation.

Each swimmer will be assigned a lane and position within the lane prior to the start of the season.