July 19, 2021
Fall Swim Team Info!!!
As the summer starts to wrap up, fall is just around the corner! Swim team will start back Monday Sept. 13th. Please spread the word, we will be holding tryouts for new swimmers this August and September, info flyer HERE. Returning swimmer do not need to tryout.
As you will see attached bellow there are lots of changes coming to the swim team this fall. With group sizes varying greatly and some awesome social groups forming we decided it was time to restructure the groups of the team. As you will see some of the groups overlap with practice times and will often times practice together. Particularly our Senior Groups and Age Group Groups. Allowing us some flexibility with dividing up some days and on others working together. We are also now able to offer more practices per week for most groups of the team and recommend swimmers attend as many as they can thats offered for their group. I do expect that some kids may not be able to attend all of their offered practices per week due to other commitments, which is perfectly fine.
With less and less teams wishing to do unsanctioned dual meets we have also made the decision to register ALL swimmers no matter what level with USA swimming. (Except Olympic Way which will register with Special Olympics) This will allow us to run USA Sanctioned dual meets as well as bring our youngest / newest swimmers to small local USA meets. With this we will be charging all swimmers in December an additional $100 to cover the $86 yearly USA swimmer registration fee and $14 towards covering the team, all coaches and officials registrations. Also with all these additional practices and the cost of meet fees etc. going up. Practice pricing is corresponding appropriately. Monthly cost breaks down to $10 per practice plus $20 per month to go towards meet fees (we will continue to include meet fees in our monthly fee) and we will offer make up practices on a case by case basis. Besides the 5% discount for paying the year up front in full we will also be offering an additional 5% discount for our families with officials, and a 5% sibling discount to be applied to each sibling. I have done a cost comparison of local teams and our tuition increases still keep us under comparable pricing.
For Covid protocol for the fall our Senior and Senior Prep groups will continue to operate in a pre-covid set up with no rules in place. Our younger groups however will take precautions when we are able to do so such as having the same small group of kids in each lane each day, starting from both sides of the pool, recommending unvaccinated swimmers to wear a mask indoors and social distancing when able. These will no longer be strict policies in place but we will be operating with best practices in mind to help keep our swimmers as safe as possible.
For Fall Group Placement Click HERE & PDF Group placement is based on many things such as Age, Grade in School, Physical Maturity, Emotional Maturity, Social Groups, Aerobic Base, Ability to handle work load, Technique and often times least important speed. We do expect new swimmers to join, in particular MINI Green and Age Group Prep with tryouts.
For Fall Practice Schedule Click HERE & PDF There may be some small changes when we get closer particularly with Dryland I will communicate if those changes occur. As for who is coaching what groups of the team. That is still being worked out and will be communicated when we get closer.
Fall Meet schedule will be posted soon, keep an eye out.
We have gone Electronic! To register for Fall swim team all you have do do is fill out the Jot Form HERE. Please do so by Sunday Aug 15th. (If your swimmer is not returning please let me know asap so I can take them off the roster and email list.)
We are looking forward to what I am sure will be a very successful year full of FUN and FAST swimming!