USA Swimming is an extension of the Phoenixville YMCA swim team, offering additional opportunities to swim competitively against both YMCA and club teams. Annual registration or renewal is required. The 2018 fee for USA Swimming is $70. There will also be an additional $50 training fee for winter swimming (October through April) and $25 fee for summer swimming (May through August). This represents additional coaching and administration expenses provided on behalf of USA meet swimmers vs. YMCA meet only swimmers. There will no longer be a PAC per-meet $5.00 surcharge billed through Team Unify, as was done for the past three years.
Anyone who newly registers with USA swimming during the last few months of the year, beginning September 1st, gets 13 - 16 months of membership at the one-year rate, enjoying a valid registration through 12/31 of the following year. The earlier you register, the better the benefits. Since our first meet is in October at UDAC, all NEW swimmers should first notify Coach Anthony and Coach Tracy that you wish to swim USA and get their approval that you are ready to compete at this level. If you haven't already, please sign up on Team Unify for those meets/events you want to compete. Once the first entry file is submitted to the meet hosts, it is very hard to add or make changes.
For new and renewal registrations, you will need to make payment at the YMCA. You can use your checking or credit card on file at the Y, or you can issue a check, payable to PHOENIXVILLE YMCA, not Parents Aquatic Club. USA Swimming registration fees will not be billed or payment accepted through Team Unify.
THEREFORE, THOSE SWIMMERS WHO ARE NEW TO USA SWIMMING SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FORM and pay the $70 FEE TO THE WELCOME CENTER NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH AT 5:00 PM.
TRANSFERS are required for those swimmers who have ever competed for another team and are planning to represent PAY. Transfer form and payment of $10.00 must be submitted before transfers can be processed at the MA Swim office. Please use the attached TRANSFER FORM, and send it directly to MA Swim or drop off at the Y to Tez Seiberlich's attention for immediate processing. Attachment to the Phoenixville YMCA team will not take effect until 120 days after the last day of competition representing another USAS team. If you have not competed for another team in the last 120 days, your attachment to PAY will be in effect as soon as MA Swim processes the transfer form. For those who transfer to PAY, we are still requesting renewal of your USAS membership as noted below.
Those who swam USA meets with PAY during 2017 have active USA Swimming memberships through 12/31/2017. However, we request that renewals for these swimmers be submitted NO LATER THAN 11/15/17. Please use the same USA Swimming 2017 Registration Form for renewals. As we approach the final months of the year, the Middle Atlantic Swimming office is very busy, and the renewal turnaround time is much longer with each day we delay submitting our renewals.
If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Padilla at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Tez Seiberlich at 610-933-8931 or email@example.com.