Frequently Asked Questions
If I don't have autopay...where can I mail my payments?
We strongly encourage EVERYONE to sign up for AutoPay! You can also make a one-time payment with a credit/debit card via your account. Otherwise payments can be mailed to Sea Devils Swimming, PO Box 411, St. Michael 55376. If you'd like to sign up for AutoPay, click on "Setup Auto Pay" on the left-sided menu.
When is practice?
The practice schedule is available on our website under the Calendar tab.
Does my swimmer need to attend every practice on the schedule?
We recommend that swimmers attend all practices available for their group for the first two weeks of the session. This gets them through that transition time and the swimmer really finds out what day, if any, is the day that is the biggest struggle. After that, the swimmer and their family can decide which days work best for them. Swimmers and families are able to use the calendar as a guideline to fit the offered practices into their schedules and other activities. Our coaches assume that swimmers are going to miss practice here and there for many different reasons.
How does missing practice affect the swimmers?
One of the best things about swimming is that the swimmers get what they put into it. It is training of self-discipline and inner-strength. Even the swimmer that may come every day, but does not swim their best practices will see it in the end. Our program uses attendance for a few things: practice & stroke building, meets, relays, and coaching decisions. Practices that are on the calendar are the recommended practices and commitment for that particular group. We use attendance for decisions like: is this swimmer ready and/or prepared for his/her finals? Or if the swimmer is the top swimmer for his/her age group, we would consider: has this swimmer put in the same/near amount of dedication as other teammates to swim on a relay. We want to see the swimmers at the majority of practices to allow them to develop into the best they can be. We do understand that swimmers are going to miss practice, but then they miss what we have coached.
How will I be contacted if practice is changed or canceled?
You will be notified via email. The information will also be posted on the website.
Am I allowed to talk to the coaches during practices?
No! Parents are not allowed on deck! Only coaches and swimmers are allowed on deck.
How do I purchase apparel?
Sea Devils apparel can be purchased at LogoStop in Albertville (11440 County Rd 37 NE, Albertville, MN 55301). Sporadically throughout the season, you may be able to purchase apparel at swim meets as well.
Is my swimmer ready to compete in a swim meet?
Talk to the coaches. They will tell you if your swimmer is ready. You can email the coaches or they will be available before practice on designated days.
How do I find out about the swim meets?
We have a complete list of swim meets for this season on our website.
What if I have a question/concern about a coach?
You can do one of two things:
a) If your concern is with how the coach is coaching - make an appointment with the Board to meet with the Board, the coach and the head coach.
b) If it is just a general parent/coach issue, email the coaches with your concern or, if needed, email them to make an appointment to meet before or after practice.
How do I contact the coaches?
You can email the coaches at any time. Click on the "Coaches" link on the top of our website to find their contact information. They will also be available before practice on designated days.
How do I contact the Parent Board?
Find the "contact us" icon on our home page. The board members’ names are direct links to their E-mail.
Is financial assistance available?
Sea Devils Swimming has partnered with the local Lion's Club to provide financial assistance on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the club President or Treasurer for details on how to apply.