PST & Barnacles Overview
The Prescott Swim Team offers practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Prescott Swim Team to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
Please note, that due to Covid-related restrictions in the pool, the Barnacles Group has been postponed until further notice.
The Barnacles Group is a “Learn to Swim” program for 4-10 year old children that would like to learn how to swim. This program also acts as a feeder program into Prescott Swim Team. To become a Basic Member in the Prescott Swim Team (see below), you must be able to swim 25 yards (1 length) unaided (not using the the bottom, the wall or the lane line).
Prescott Swim Team:
The Prescott Swim Team is for swimmers who are able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) unaided.
PLEASE NOTE STARTING AUGUST 1st, we will be back to having ONE daily session, from 4-5:30. Due to this change, we will be going back to the traditional swim groupings (see below") starting August 1st. REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AND WILL REOPEN AUGUST 1st. This registration will be good for the rest of 2021 and all of 2022.
SESSIONS: Starting August 1, 2021, there is one daily session, from 4-5:30 (Monday - Friday):
The following protocols/ restrictions will be adhered to:
** Parents must stay in the bleacher area.
** Showers will be required prior to entering the pool.
** Only swimmers 9 and over at this time, please.
MONTHLY FEE STRUCTURE:
PST has three membership levels, Basic, Black and Gold:
Basic (2 days/ week): $55 per swimmer
*Beginner swimmers should register as Basic group swimmers and are encouraged to come to swim practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays, when we will have our Assistant Coach on deck to specifically work with the beginner swimmers. We will have lane(s) set aside and coaching on deck to help this important group of swimmers.
* This group also includes intermediate or advanced level swimmers who are unable to commit to swimming more than two days/ week.
Black (3 Days swimming/ week): $70 per swimmer
* These are Intermediate swimmers and can swim any 3 days a week.
Gold: (4+ Days swimming/ week): $85 per swimmer
*This level is for Advanced and Competitive swimmers who can swim 5 days a week.
The Basic or Black Groups can swim on any day of the week unless you are a Beginner Swimmer. Beginner Swimmers are encouraged to attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
To change Group assignment please email Registrar Antonella de Kort at [email protected] before the month ends so you are properly billed on the first of the next month.
There will be no multiple swimmer discounts.
REGISTRATION and REGISTRATION FEES: PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION WILL REOPEN ON AUGUST 1ST. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS ACCURATE FOR REGISTRATIONS AFTER 8/1/2021
After reading the Parent Handbook under "Documents", please click on "Registration" on the right side of the home page. That will lead you through the steps necessary to register your athlete. If you are new to the team, you will need to email a copy of the swimmer's birth certificate to [email protected] to complete the registration process.
All PST athletes must register with the team and USA Swimming annually. Registering with USA Swimming is done as part of your registration process with the team. This year, we are offering two different types of USA Swimming membership types: premium or flex.
The Premium Membership ($78) is the membership we have traditionally offered. It is good for the calendar year (until 12/31/2022) and has no limitations on the swimmer or the number of meets the swimmer can participate in.
The Flex Membership ($20) is the new membership we are offering this year. It is also good for the calendar year (until 12/31/2022), but has some restrictions: 1) It is available only for swimmers under 18 and 2) it limits the number of meets the swimmer can participate in to 2 USA sanctioned meets/ year. If the swimmer wishes to participate in more meets and therefore upgrade to the premium membership, the athlete may do so at any time during the year and the cost of the flex membership will be applied to the additional cost of the premium membership. In other words, the swimmer would pay only $56 in additional costs to upgrade to the premium membership. We recommend the Flex Membership for those swimmers who do not expect to be participating in many meets.
In addition to the USA Swimming registration fee (either $78 or $20, depending on which membership you choose), there is a $60 fee for registering with PST.
Registration and/ or monthly fees are NOT pro-rated if you start in the middle of a month or year. Team fees are also not pro-rated for team breaks, missed practices, vacations or electing to be inactive. One practice session equals one month's team fees.