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Membership Information

Fall 2020

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Swimmers age 8-10  (Swimmers age 8, 9 or 10 as of September 1, 2020)

Option 1:
3 monthly payments of $85. One-time non-resident fee: $30.
Season starts August 10, ends November 1.

    Monday 6:30-7:40 p.m.                
    Friday 6:30-7:40 p.m.            

Option 2:
3 monthly payments of $85. One-time non-resident fee: $30.
Season starts August 10, ends November 1.

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


Option 3: Afternoon option for students enrolled in on-line academy.
2 monthly payments of $75. One-time non-resident fee: $30.
Season starts September 8, ends November 1.

    Tuesday 12:30-1:30 p.m.                                    
    Thursday 
12:30-1:30 p.m.
                  


Swimmers age 11-14 (Swimmers age 11, 12, 13 or 14 as of September 1, 2020)


Option 1:
3 monthly payments of $120. One-time non-resident fee: $30.
Season starts August 10, ends November 1.

    Tuesday 6:30-7:40 p.m.
    Thursday 6:30-7:40 p.m.                    
    Saturday 10:00-11:10 a.m.                

Option 2:
3 monthly payments of $120. One-time non-resident fee: $30.
Season starts August 10, ends November 1.

    Tuesday 7:45-9:00 p.m.
    Thursday 7:45-9:00 p.m.                            
    Saturday 7:30-8:40 a.m.    


Option 3: Afternoon option for students enrolled in on-line academy.
2 monthly payments of $100. One-time non-resident fee: $30.
Season starts September 8, ends November 1.
    
Monday 12:30-1:30 p.m.                                    
    Wednesday
 12:30-1:30 p.m.                    
    Friday 
12:30-1:30 p.m.

  


Elite Age Group (12-14)
(Must be at least 12 years old and previous individual JO qualifier or equivalent)


3 monthly payments of $200. One-time non-resident fee: $30.
Season starts August 10, ends November 1.

    Monday 7:45-9:15 p.m.                                
    Wednesday 7:45-9:15 p.m.                            
    Saturday 11:15-12:45 p.m.                    
    Sunday 6:00-8:00 p.m.  
              


Elite Age Group (12-14)/High School (14 & Over)
(Elite AG: must be at least 12 years old and previous individual JO qualifier or equivalent)

Afternoon option for students enrolled in on-line academy.
2 monthly payments of $210. One-time non-resident fee: $30.
Season starts September 8, ends November 1.

    Monday 1:35-3:00 p.m.                                
    Tuesday 1:35-3:00 p.m.                            
    Wednesday 1:35-3:00 p.m.                    
    Thursday 1:35-3:00 p.m.
    Friday 1:35-3:00 p.m.   
 


High School (14 & Over)

Option 1:
3 monthly payments of $210. One-time non-resident fee: $30.
Season starts August 10, ends October 29.

    Monday 3:30–4:55 p.m.                                
    Tuesday 3:30–4:55 p.m.                                
    Wednesday 3:30–4:55 p.m.                        
    Thursday 3:30–4:55 p.m.    
    Friday 3:30–4:55 p.m.    
    

Option 2:
3 monthly payments of $210. One-time non-resident fee: $30.
Season starts August 10, ends October 29.

    Monday 5:00–6:25 p.m.                                
    Tuesday 5:00–6:25 p.m.                                
    Wednesday 5:00–6:25 p.m.                        
    Thursday 5:00–6:25 p.m.    
    Friday 5:00–6:25 p.m.
    

 

Notes: 

Online registration at worthingtonswimclub.org

We have 3 registration dates:

Wednesday July 29 at noon for returning swimmers.
Tuesday August 4  at noon for new/transfer swimmers who are residents of the Worthington School District.
Wednesday August 5 at noon for new/transfer swimmers who are NOT residents of the Worthington School District.

Each training group has a strict cap of 24 swimmers. No swimmers under the age of 8 will be accepted at this time.

Season starts August 10 for all groups (3 monthly payments) except for the early afternoon groups that are designed for swimmers enrolled in on-line academy and starts on September 8 (2 monthly payments).

Non-resident Fee is an additional $30 fee charged only once per season to non-residents of Worthington school district.

Multi-child discounts will be applied at registration.

Equipment: Swimmers in Elite Age Group and High School will need to bring their own equipment to the pool including kick board, hand paddles (Finis Agility or equivalent) and swim fins (Speedo Trialon or equivalent). All other groups will not use any equipment this season. Contact Swimville USA to order (837 Bethel Road, 614-591-7946).

USA Swimming membership is required. Current memberships are valid through December 31, 2020. Only new swimmers should buy a new membership at this time. The $20 Flex Membership (only offered to swimmers who will compete in 2 meets per year; no championship meet participation allowed) will be charged to those accounts. The Flex Membership can be upgraded to a Full Membership at a later date.

Meet entry fees are included. Our meet format will consist exclusively intra-squad meets. We expect 1 or 2 unsanctioned meets and 1 or 2 sanctioned meets during the season. Up to 3 individual events per meet.

There will be no drylands training offered this season.

Practices will be cancelled for Labor Day Weekend (9/4-7) and Worthington Fall Break (10/16-18).

Refund policy: No refund except for documented season-ending injury or family relocation.

Pool configuration: To ensure social distancing during practice, we will follow the USA Swimming recommended pool configuration with 4 swimmers/lane. 1 swimmer will start/stop at each wall in each lane and 1 swimmer will start/stop 8 yards back from each wall. There is a strict cap of 24 swimmers in the pool at any practice.

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




COVID-19 Specifics :

Parents/Guardians are required to sign/turn in season waiver prior to the first practice.

The facility will be completely cleared of all other groups before a new group is called in the facility.
All contact points will be disinfected between groups.
Entry/exit will take place exclusively at designated times and through the lower door (wheelchair access door) on the north side of the pool.
Athletes are strongly recommended to travel to the pool alone or with a member(s) of their immediate household. Carpooling is strongly discouraged.
Swimmers are to wait in their car until called in by coach (whistle and wave).
Swimmers are not allowed in the facility prior to start of practice.
Swimmers are required to follow six-foot social distancing at all times.
Swimmers asked to leave as soon as practice ends.
All individuals should avoid congregating in common spaces or parking lot before, during and after practice. Participants will be asked to enter or exit the facility at separate times to adhere to six-foot social distancing.

All swimmers will be required to wear a face mask in the parking lot and inside the facility, except when in the water.
All coaches will be required to wear a face mask in the parking lot and inside the facility, except when swimmers are in the water and they can maintain minimum distance of 6 feet with the swimmers.

No use of locker rooms. Swimmers to come in wearing swimsuit, leaving wearing swimsuit.
Bathroom use is for emergency only.

Parents will not be allowed inside the facility. All practices will be observable via secured on-line live feed. Info on the live video feed will be provided prior to the start of the season.

Coaches will take a daily verbal proclamation statement upon swimmers entering the facility. Swimmers will be asked the following questions when arriving at the pool: Did you or one of your parents take your temperature today? What was your temperature? Are you coughing or short of breath? Coaches will record with checkmarks only. If the participant does not know his/her temperature, coaches will use a no-contact infra-red thermometer to determine individual’s temperature. Anyone experiencing symptoms must stay home.

In the event of a suspected case: Parents/Guardians must immediately isolate and seek medical care for any individual who develops symptoms. Parents/Guardians must immediately contact the local health district about suspected cases or exposure.
In the event of a confirmed case: Coaches/Management will assist local health department to identify potentially infected or exposed individuals to help facilitate effective contact tracing/notifications.
Coaches take daily attendance log for contact tracing.

Coaches are required to take their temperature daily and self assess.


Per the mandatory and recommended best practices published by Restart Ohio, the state government guidelines for non-contact sports, the following will be taking place:
- All individuals present must adhere to six-foot social distancing before, during, and after all events.
- Participants must conduct daily symptom assessments (self-evaluation). Anyone experiencing symptoms must stay home.
- No touch rule is in effect. All individuals must avoid physical contact with others including high-fives, huddles, or other close contact occurring before, during, and after the events.
- Participants must not share individual water bottles or other beverages before, during, or after all events. There will be no refill available at the pool.
- No spitting at any time before, during, or after events.


 

Q&A:

Are you taking swimmers age 7 or under?
Not at this time. In order to follow social distancing requirements, swimmers will need to be able to receive detailed instruction from their coaches while treading water at mid-pool. This is not an age appropriate requirement for swimmers age 7 & under.

What is the minimum requirement to get on the team?
We expect all swimmers age 8-10 to be able to swim at least 2 lengths of freestyle and backstroke, unassisted. We also expect some knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly. We expect all swimmers age 11 and over to be able to swim at least 2 lengths of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, unassisted. Finally, it is imperative that all swimmers be able to receive detailed instruction from their coach while treading water at mid-pool.

Are you running tryouts?
We are not running tryouts this year. If we notice during the first few practices that a new swimmer does not yet meet the above requirements, you will receive a full refund from the club.

What is the process for a new swimmer to get on the team?
Due to the current social distancing guidelines, we are skipping all pre-season in-person meetings with the coaches. We have 3 registration dates:

Wednesday July 29 at noon for returning swimmers.
Tuesday August 4  at noon for new/transfer swimmers who are residents of the Worthington School District.
Wednesday August 5 at noon for new/transfer swimmers who are NOT residents of the Worthington School District.

Why is the season only 3-months long when USA Swimming usually targets end-of-Winter championships?
At the completion of this Fall season, we will follow immediately with a Winter season that will cover November to February. The short Fall season will prepare high school swimmers for their varsity season starting around November 1st. It also allows multi-sport athlete to rejoin swimming later on. Finally, it will allow us to continue to improve our scheduling and programming with the latest information on Covid-19. We expect similar team size (up to 216 swimmers). Returning swimmers will continue to receive priority of registration. Information and registration will take place in October.

What will meets look like?
Ohio Swimming only allows intra-squad meets until January 1st, 2021. Meet results may be combined with other team to create virtual meets. At this time, we expect to run 1 or 2 unsanctioned meets and 1 or 2 sanctioned meets in September/October. Meets will most likely take place during regularly scheduled practice time. Swimmers will compete in up to 3 individual events per meet.