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October 2017 Patriot News

Patriot News October 2017

Table of Contents:

  1. Calendar Update
  2. Elsmore Swim Store
  3. Team Billing Policy Reminder
  4. Updated Meet Schedule
  5. Upcoming Travel Meets
  6. Upcoming Team Social Events

 

Calendar Update

October 2017

 

Monday, October 2- Friday, October 6: Regular Practice Schedule all groups

Saturday, October 7: Blue/Senior 8-10am, White 8-9:30am

Sunday, October 8: NO PRACTICE

 

Monday, October 9-Friday, October 13: Regular Practice Schedule all groups

Saturday, October 14: Blue/Senior 8-10am, White 8-9:30am (Blue/Senior Corn Maze Event)

Sunday, October 15: Extra/Makeup Blue/Senior 11am-1pm

 

Monday, October 16-Thursday, October 19: Regular Practice Schedule all groups

Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22: MMSC Invite at RecPlex, No Practice

 

Monday, October 23-Thursday, October 26: Regular Practice All Groups

Friday, October 27: Senior 4:15-6:15pm, Blue 4:30-6:15pm, Cuda/Red/White NO PRACTICE DUE TO TEAM FALL PARTY, 6:30-8:00pm.

Saturday, October 28: Blue/Senior 6:30-8:30am, due to LFSC Meet

Sunday, October 29: NO PRACTICE

 

Monday, October 30-Friday, November 3: Regular Practice Schedule all groups

Saturday, November 4: Blue/Senior 8-10am, White 8-9:30am

Sunday, November 5: NO PRACTICE

 

 

November 2017

 

 Monday, October 30-Friday, November 3: Regular Practice Schedule all groups

Saturday, November 4: Blue/Senior 8-10am, White 8-9:30am

Sunday, November 5: NO PRACTICE

 

Monday, November 6-Thursday, November 9: Regular Practice Schedule all groups

Friday, November 10-Sunday, November 12: Patriots Welcome to Winter Meet, NO PRACTICE, **Get Signed Up to Volunteer**

 

Monday, November 13-Friday, November 17:  Regular Practice Schedule all groups

Saturday, November 18: Blue/Senior 8-10am, White 8-9:30am

Sunday, November 19: No Makeup Workout

 

Monday, November 20-Wednesday, November 22: Regular Practice Schedule all groups

Thursday, November 23-Friday, November 24: Thanksgiving Break, NO PRACTICE

Saturday, November 25: Blue/Senior 8-10am, White 8-9:30am, Red 8-9am

Sunday, November 26: Blue/Senior 11am-1pm, White 11am-12:30pm

 

Monday, November 27-Thursday, November 30: Regular Practice Schedule all groups

Friday, December 1-Sunday, December 3: NO PRACTICE ALL GROUPS, DUE TO MEET COMMITMENTS

 

 

Elsmore Swim Store

Please remember that Elsmore Swim Store is our official team vendor. If you are purchasing swimming gear, equipment, apparel, and suits please use Elsmore.  Click Here to go to the Elsmore Swim Store Team Page. Elsmore does have an actual store here during swim meets where you can purchase swimming things, but our preferred method is online. You will find the best prices and selection on the website.

If you are unsure of the equipment you need for your group please follow up and we can definitely help you out. All team equipment, with the exception of DragSox for blue group, can be found on the Elsmore Team Page.

 

 

Team billing Policy Reminder

 

Group Fees

All Fees are seasonal, but can be paid monthly.  There is a yearly USA Swimming Registration fee, 2018 is $66.  This will be placed on the October 2017 billing cycle.  

Your payment options are as follows:

Checking account auto billing – your checking account will be auto billed on the 2nd Friday of

each month.  Your invoice can be viewed or printed from the RecPlex website.  See a Customer

service staff member for user set up.

Credit card auto billing – your credit card will be auto billed on the 2nd Friday of each month. 

Your invoice can be viewed or printed from the RecPlex website.  See a Customer service staff

member for user set up.

Statement invoice auto billing – your billing will occur on the 2nd Monday of each month, with

payment due that week Friday.  You will receive an email notice that your balance has been

placed due on your account.  You have the option to pay your balance due on the RecPlex

website or in person at our customer service locations.  See a Customer service staff member for

user set up.  Failure to make payment by the due date will result in a $20 per participant late fee.

I understand I am liable for any uncollected payment and for any fees or penalties imposed by

the RecPlex or my financial institution related to any uncollected payment.  I also understand

that any declined payments are subject to a $25 NSF fee.

Your payment options are as follows:

Checking account auto billing – your checking account will be auto billed on the 2nd Friday of

each month.  Your invoice can be viewed or printed from the RecPlex website.  See a Customer

service staff member for user set up.

Credit card auto billing – your credit card will be auto billed on the 2nd Friday of each month. 

Your invoice can be viewed or printed from the RecPlex website.  See a Customer service staff

member for user set up.

Statement invoice auto billing – your billing will occur on the 2nd Monday of each month, with

payment due that week Friday.  You will receive an email notice that your balance has been

placed due on your account.  You have the option to pay your balance due on the RecPlex

website or in person at our customer service locations.  See a Customer service staff member for

user set up.  Failure to make payment by the due date will result in a $20 per participant late fee.

I understand I am liable for any uncollected payment and for any fees or penalties imposed by

the RecPlex or my financial institution related to any uncollected payment.  I also understand

that any declined payments are subject to a $25 NSF fee.

Patriots’ Monthly fees will now be billed directly through the RecPlex billing Platform. All meet fees/travel fees/other nonstandard fees will come directly to families through TeamUnify.

Your payment options are as follows:

Checking account auto billing – your checking account will be auto billed on the 2nd Friday of each month.  Your invoice can be viewed or printed from the RecPlex website.  See a Customer service staff member for user set up.

Credit card auto billing – your credit card will be auto billed on the 2nd Friday of each month.  Your invoice can be viewed or printed from the RecPlex website.  See a Customer service staff member for user set up.

Statement invoice auto billing – your billing will occur on the 2nd Monday of each month, with payment due that week Friday.  You will receive an email notice that your balance has been placed due on your account.  You have the option to pay your balance due on the RecPlex website or in person at our customer service locations.  See a Customer service staff member for user set up.  Failure to make payment by the due date will result in a $20 per participant late fee.  I understand I am liable for any uncollected payment and for any fees or penalties imposed by the RecPlex or my financial institution related to any uncollected payment.  I also understand that any declined payments are subject to a $25 NSF fee. 

Participation in the team will now be seasonal. You can participate in the Short Course Season, Long Course Season, or both. Payment will still be monthly, but families can no longer drop out during the season or mid-month.

Please take the time to review our fee schedule below:

Short Course Season (September 1- March 31)

Group

RecPlex Member Fee (Monthly/Season)

Non-Member Fee (Monthly/Season)

1st

2nd

3rd

1st

2nd

3rd

Barracuda

$55/$385

$50/$350

$45/$315

$65/$455

$60/$420

$55/$385

Fitness and Technique (10 & Under)

$45/$315

$40/$280

$35/$245

$55/$385

$50/$350

$45/$315

Red

$60/$420

$55/$385

$50/$350

--

--

--

Fitness and Technique (11 & Over)

$45/$315

$40/$280

$35/$245

$55/$385

$50/$350

$45/$315

White

$70/$490

$65/$455

$60/$420

--

--

--

Blue

$80/$560

$75/$525

$70/$490

--

--

--

Senior

$90/$630

$85/$595

$80/$560

--

--

--

High School Athlete

$100/$300

$95/$285

$90/$270

--

--

--

Masters

$40/$280

$35/$245

$30/$210

$50/$350

$45/$315

$40/$280

 

NON-STANDARD FEES

All non-standard fees will be billed monthly through team unify. These include swim meet fees, events, apparel, travel, and USA Swimming registration. You will always be billed the 1st of the month. For example, any fees during September will be on October’s invoice. You will be emailed an invoice of your account that will describe the charges to your account (Meet Fee, Equipment Fee, etc.).

A simulation of the entire month’s non-recurring and recurring charges that the account owes to the team based on the day you send this will be sent out 5-7 days before the 1st so you can inform the team of any anomalies. This will provide you with a description of what charges will be on your invoice on the 1st and help eliminate errors. This report will simulate the actual billing run that happens at 12:01am PST on the 1st.

Payment of non-standard fees

All accounts are invoiced on the first of every Month regardless of a balance. Parents can check their accounts at any time to ensure accuracy. Parents with ACH withdrawal will have their payment settled by the 7th of each month. Parents who need to make a onetime payment can send a check. The system cannot currently charge ACH outside the first of the month.  Currently we cannot process Credit Cards for recurring payments at the beginning of each month.  Parents wishing to pay by credit can process an On Demand payment from their member account, but will be assessed a 3% processing fee.  The credit card cannot be stored for monthly payment, we will remove it.

Mail payments to:

Patriots Swim Team

9900 Terwall Terrace

Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

No payments are to be given to the assistant coaches. Checks can be given to Coach Dave or Coach Luke. They may also be dropped off at the aquatics desk outside the pool.  Any questions regarding your bill should be directed to Head Senior Coach Dave Dorak, ddorak@plprairiewi.com . 

Any changes to your account (i.e. address or name) should be submitted via the website under personal information.

 

Updated Meet Schedule

Meet Name

Dates

sign up deadline

Groups Attending

Location

PX3 Inter Squad

9/30/2017

9/23/2017

All Groups

RecPlex

MMSC

10/20-10/22/2017

9/30/2017

All Groups

RecPlex

Welcome To Winter

11/10-11/12/2017

10/31/2017

All Groups

RecPlex

WEST Dual

11/18/2017

11/1/2017

All Groups

Waukesha HS

OLY Winter Invite

11/30-12/3/2017

11/13/2017

Blue/Senior Qualified

IUPUI Indianapolis

Fox Valley Wave Dual

12/2/2017

11/7/2017

All Groups

Appleton North HS

11Under SA Champs

12/16-12/17

12/2/2017

All Qualified

St. Augustine Prep

Swat Prelim/Final

1/5-1/7/2018

12/15/2017

Red/White/Blue/Senior

RecPlex

Blue Devil

1/19-1/21/2-18

12/29/2017

All Groups

RecPlex

February Invite

2/2-2/4/2018

1/19/2018

All Groups

RecPlex

Regional Champs

2/16-2/18/2018

 

All Qualified

St. Augustine Prep

12 and Under State

2/23-2/25/2018

 

All Qualified

WSAC

13 and Over State

3/1-3/4/2018

 

All Qualified

RecPlex

NCSA Junior

3/13-3/17/2018

 

All Qualified

Orlando YMCA

NCSA Age Group

3/20-3/23/2018

 

All Qualified

Orlando YMCA

 

The team is still trying to add a dual meet with Mundelein Mustangs, following the cancellation of our earlier dual meet. We are targeting Thursday, 12/28 for a meet. We are confirming the pool availability and going from there.

 

Upcoming Travel Meets

Fox Valley Wave Dual 12/1-12/2

We are really excited about this! Fox is a great team and this trip should be tons of fun for the family!  We have set a goal of getting 50 families to travel out to Appleton and you can now commit to the meet with a yes/no. Click Here to access the event information page.

We are planning on having a large team event in Appleton on Friday night and swimming the meet Saturday morning. We will be done swimming in the early afternoon.  Team hotel information is available in the event section as well, so get online and book your room soon!

 

OLY Winter Invite 12/1-12/4

The OLY Winter Invite is a premier invite hosted by the Oakland Live Y’ers at IUPUI Natatorium. The Natatorium is renowned for being the fastest pool in the world, hosting multiple US Olympic Trials. Click Here to visit the Event Information Page.

This is a time qualifying event and to make the cut is very hard. We would like blue/senior qualifiers to travel with the team on vans.  You do not have to, you have the choice to travel with your family. Team Travel is the staff preference.

We have our hotel information posted and last year the approximate cost of athletes traveling with the team was $300. We are going to have an informational meeting for qualified athletes on Wednesday, 10/25, at 6:15pm in the Shark Room. We are planning on this being primarily blue/senior athletes.  If you have a white group swimmer interested in attending, come to the meeting and we can figure out how many young swimmers we have coming and a way to make it work.

 

TWST Senior Invite 6/14-6/17/2018

The TWST Senior Invite is a premier invite hosted by The Woodlands Swim Team, just outside of Houston, TX. All senior age swimmers are permitted to attend, there is no time standard. There will be an array of excellent swim teams present and the meet is prelim/final with the top 32 qualifying swimmers participating in finals each night. 4 years ago we had the distinct pleasure of watching Katie Ledecky break a world record in the 1500m freestyle at this meet.

The team will leave on a Wednesday and return the following Monday.  The cost of travel will be in excess of $750 for the 4 nights hotel, flight, catered meals, and van rental.

If you are interested in attending, please begin contacting Dave Dorak (ddorak@plprairiewi.com). Athletes must travel with the team and will be with the team at all times. We are putting travel plans together now and will get them posted ASAP. The sooner we get commitments, the more effectively we will be able to plan. In the past we have allowed 8th grade and above swimmers to participate.

 

Upcoming Team Social Events

  1. Blue/Senior Trip to Richardson Corn Maze, 10/14. Click Here to view Event Information Page.
  2. Cuda/Red/White Fall Party, 10/27, 6:30-8pm.  We have a multitude of activities planned and it should be a great time for the kids. We will have an online snack sign up and a listing of planned events. Click Here to view Event Information Page. 
 
    
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