We realize new members you may have questions concerning the way everything works and we would like to make that transition as easy as possible. We realize that it can be confusing and maybe even overwhelming in the beginning so please do not hesitate to contact us.
How can I get information about practices, meets, team events, and meet support?
One great resource available to you to help answer a lot of questions is the team's website at www.northjeffcoswimteam.org. You will also have an account on the website where you can manage your swimmer’s meet entries, view billing information, and signup for home meet volunteer sessions.
You will receive an email from the team announcing when you are able to register for upcoming meets, when you can sign up for meet volunteer sessions, and check the sign-up deadline for swim meets. It is very important to pay attention to those deadline dates because it becomes very difficult and sometimes impossible to enter an athlete after the deadline. Please note the volunteer sessions positions for the home meets often fill up very quickly, so try to register for any spots you would like as soon as sign-ups are available.
You will also receive e-mails about many different things concerning the team, including information pertaining to practice schedules, special events, social activities, fundraisers, and various other items concerning the team. Please be sure to read all of these e-mails as they will contain very important information for you and your athlete.
How do I stop my membership?
An athlete may chooses to discontinue or suspend their participation with the team at the end of the trimester (December, April, August) by notifying the Coach AND Bookkeeper via email a minimum of 10 days prior to the end of the trimester. Monthly dues cannot be prorated if the athlete chooses to leave prior to the end of a trimester.
How do I contact my swimmer’s coach?
The coaching staff welcomes questions from swimmers and/or parents. Coaches can be contacted by e-mail to answer questions or to schedule a meeting before or after practice. The coaches’ contact information is listed on the team website, www.northjeffcoswimteam.org. Please refrain from contacting the coach while he/she is on deck coaching unless it is an emergency.
Why does the team require volunteer sessions?
The team hosts a number of meets throughout the year. By hosting meets, it allows our swimmers to compete without having to travel, raises significant funds for the team, and be close to home. In order to host meets, we need our members to help with the various aspects of hosting the meet (i.e. timing, hospitality, safety, concessions, hospitality, etc), which is why we have the home meet volunteer commitment requirements.
The Terms and Conditions agreed to at the time of registration indicate the number of sessions required per family and is based on the practice group.
A session typically averages 4 hours at a swim meet. Concessions, runner, lane timer, and runner are all good jobs for a first time swim parent.
Please note an unfulfilled meet session requirement will not allow your family to take advantage of the 20% discount on practice fees; it is very important to sign up for sessions when they become available.
Please feel free to direct questions related to home meet volunteer commitment team support requirements (including questions regarding specific jobs) to our Volunteer Coordinator.
What is Colorado Swimming and USA Swimming?
All swimmers are required to have a current registration with Colorado Swimming and USA Swimming. Registrations are renewed annually during the registration process. These organizations support the sport of swimming in the state of Colorado and in the United States for swimmers, coaches, officials, and families.
Questions related to registering for the team or with Colorado Swimming and/or USA Swimming and any questions related to your FAST account and/or invoices due, can be directed to our Bookkeeper.
We still have questions, is there someone we can talk with?
You are welcome to contact any of the members of the Board of Directors, with any questions or concerns. The BOD information is listed on the team website.
Where do we buy swim equipment and team suits?
The Jeffco sponsor and preferred vendor of swimming supplies is MI Sports, located at 3400 N. Garfield, Loveland, CO 80538, 970-667-3539 or 4025 E. Iliff, Denver, CO 80222 303-757-4674. MI Sports has all the equipment to meet your swimming needs. They carry competition and practice suits; be sure to mention that you are a Jeffco Hurricanes team member to receive our team discount.
Which meets should my swimmer enter?
Each practice group will receive an email with available meets and groups to attend are listed on the website. The meet information tab on website will contain detailed meet information. Specific questions regarding meets should be directed to the coaching staff.
End of season championship meets often require that swimmers achieve specific time standards to be eligible to enter those meets. If you have any questions, please email the coaching staff.
What are the entry fees for meets?
Entry fees are required to compete in a swim meet. Swimmers will pay a pool surcharge and team surcharge as well as a fee for each individual event. Surcharges and fees will vary by meet/location. Entry fees are listed in the meet information. Meet entry fees will be added to your team account and collected on the 1st of each month. Entry fees for relays are paid by the team.
How do I know the amount of my monthly withdrawal for the team?
Notice of the withdrawal amount for your team dues and meet fees is posted to your team account approximately one week prior to the withdrawal for your to review. The monthly withdrawal occurs on the 1st of the following month. Our bookkeeper can answer any questions you may have regarding your withdrawal amount.