August 3, 2019
Fall Registration Information:
What a great year we had Sea Serpents! Believe it or not but it is time to start thinking about Fall! We are so excited about our 2019/20 season! All Sea Serpents including Olympic Way & Lil’Lochs will start back up Monday September 9th!
Group Placement click HERE
If you have any questions about group placement please do not hesitate to reach out. We determine group placement based on the following criteria: technique, biological age, emotional maturity, actual age, ability to handle the workload, and to a lesser extent speed. We will not be offering an opportunity for swimmers to test up this fall.
Swim Team Fall Schedule click HERE
We had to alter the schedule this fall to put forth the best coaching possible and allow Head Coach Ashley the opportunity to coach both USA B and USA C along with Senior regularly. If your swimmer is in USA B or USAC and you are struggling to make this schedule work for your swimmers please let me know and we may be able to have them swim one day a week with an alternate group of the team.
We are excited to announce two new coaches joining our team: Gage Williams and Jenny Luker both will be working with USA A and Gage will be coaching USA B a couple days per week as well. Click HERE to read their BIOs. We are still looking for one more coach to work with USA C to round out our team for the fall. If you know of anyone who may be interested please let me know.
All Sea Serpents, including Lil’ Lochs and Olympic Way Parents are to fill out the teams registration forms HERE. Registration forms can be dropped off to the front desk any time between now and August 31st. Please make sure to have your registration form in before August 31st as space in limited in certain groups of the team!
Returning Sea Serpent parents who have previously filled out the Medical Release paperwork and signed the code of conduct only need to fill out the Swim Team Registration form, sign the electronic JOT Form for MAAPP and review the updated Team Uniform and Tech Suit policy and update the Back Draft form if needed. If you are paying for the year in full checks are to be dropped off directly to Ashley or indicated on your form that the entire year to be withdrawal from your account. The first withdrawal comes out at registration in September and then in October for all swimmers. The last withdrawal will take place in June. These 10 payments will cover the cost of the entire 2019/20 season. A 30 day written notice is required to pause the automatic monthly withdrawal.
Importantly this year we will be requiring all Parents to Sign the MAAPP (Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy) JOT Form HERE before August 31st; acknowledging you have read and understand the USA swimming MAAPP policy found HERE.
Swimmers moving into a USA group of the team for the first time will also need to turn in a copy of their birth certificate along with the registration paperwork. In addition, we require USA swimmers to purchase their own training front mounted snorkels. Recommended styles: Finis Glide or Speedo Bullet. Snorkels can be purchased online through SwimOutlet.com. Swimmers should have their snorkel fitted, labeled or decorated with colorful duct tape so we know whose is whose by the first day of practice. Swimmers should bring them to every practice, as we will be using them most every day to help improve technique.
Please spread the word tryout dates for both new and experienced swimmers ages 5-18:
Tuesday, Sept 3: 4pm-5pm
Thursday, Sept 5: 4pm-5pm
Returning swimmers do not need to tryout.
Save the Date our Annual Parents Meeting, Clinic, Suit Fitting and Team Picture will take place Sunday September 15th, more information TBA soon.
Looking forward to a great season of swimming!