All swimmers are welcome to join the
Elgin Pelicans Swim Team, however please the following in
- All swimmers must be able to
swim one length of the pool freestyle and one length of the pool
backstroke and have a positive team attitude.
- All swim team members must be
members of the Taylor Family Branch YMCA. This is a YMCA of the USA
Competitive sports rule.
- The Elgin Pelicans compete in
both YMCA and USA Swimming meets. Participation in USA Swimming is
optional. There is an additional fee for USA Swimming registration
and meet entries.
- All swimmers are encouraged to
participate in swim meets with the team.
- Swimmers will be placed in
practice groups and lanes depending on their skill level. Coaches
have the final decision on where swimmers will be placed based on
ability and attitude.
- Swimmers must purchase a team
suit to be worn at swim meets only. Female swimmers must wear
one-piece suits during practice.