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Training Groups & Fees

The Hudons Valley Dolphins is a competitive swim program which promotes an atmosphere of fun and family.  We offer training groups for swimmers of all ages and abilities and commitment levels. 

 

2017-2018 TRAINING GROUP FEES & DESCRIPTIONS

 

SWIM TEAM FEES:

The Dolphins Swim Club fee for each swimmer consists of a Registration Fee plus Training Group Fee.  If the swimmer participates in USA Swim Meets, there will be additional meet fees associated with each event entry.

 

REGISTRATION FEE:

Youth Swim Team

Registration Fee:  $100 per swimmer

The registration fee is a yearly one-time charge and is NOT refundable.  This fee is charged for each swimmer and covers the swimmer from when they register through the following August.  This fee registers the swimmer with USA swimming and provides insurance for each swimmer.   And with Fall Season and Full Year registrations, a Dolphins Team T-Shirt and a latex Dolphins Swim cap are included. 

Alumni

Registration Fee:  $100 for USA Swimming Registration and allows swimmer to swim USA Swim Meets

OR

Registration Fee:  $25 per swimmer and NO USA Swim meets but requires U.S. Masters Swimming registration (See below in "Alumni" on how to register your swimmer for U.S. Masters Swimming)

 

TRAINING GROUP FEES:

 

Training

Group

Winter

Season

(Sept – March)

Spring

Season

(April – July)

Full

Year 

(Sept – July)

Full Year SAVINGS  

compared to     

Winter + Spring

 Intro

$500  

$250  

$700  

$50  

 Bronze

$835  

$400  

$1,055  

$180  

 Senior A

$900  

$450  

$1,150  

$200  

 Senior B

$900  

$450  

$1,150  

$200  

 Silver

$1,000  

$450  

$1,250  

$200  

 Gold

$1,175            $525   $1,500   $200  

 Alumni

 NA   $100   NA   NA  

 

 

 

TRAINING GROUP DESCRIPTIONS:

Intro to Dolphins:

Registration Fee: $100 (as described above)  

Training Group Fee Options:        

1) Full Year (September through July):   $700   

2) Winter Season (September to March):  $500    

3) Spring Season  (April through July):     $250

 

Description:                                                                        

The "Intro to Dolphins" program is designed to give an introduction to competitive swimming and to bridge the gap between lessons and a competitive swimming environment.  Our focus is to teach basic stroke techniques and give a foundation to competitive swimming skills such as racing and lane etiquette. 

Coaches will make an assessment after each month to determine if swimmers are ready to move to the Bronze training group.  If so, swimmers will have the option of joining the Bronze group at a pro-rated cost.

Commitment level:  Low

Attendance Expectation: 2 sessions per week

Swim Meets: 

ESSL League: Optional          

USA Swimming:  Not Offered

 

Bronze:

Registration Fee: $100 (as described above)

Training Group Fee Options:        

1) Full Year (September through July):   $1,055    

2) Winter Season (September to March):  $835    

3) Spring Season  (April through July):     $400

 

Description:                                                                 

The Bronze group is for our beginner and intermediate swimmers (mainly ages up to 12 years old), focused on stroke mechanics and laying the foundation to begin a lifelong sport and advance through the ranks.

Commitment level:  Low to Moderate

Attendance Expectation: 2-3 training sessions per week. (3 maximum)

Swim Meet Participation:                                                                                                                     

ESSL League:  Required         

USA Swimming:  Optional

Pre-requisite: Must be able to complete a 50-yard swim without stopping and swim competently in Freestyle, Backstroke, and Breaststroke and have approval of Head Coach & Training Group Coach

 

Senior A & B:

Registration Fee: $100 (as described above)    

Training Group Fee Options:                

1) Full Year (September through July):     $1,150          

2) Winter Season (September to March):  $900        

3) Spring Season  (April through July):     $450

 

Description:           

The Senior Group is for swimmers (mainly ages 11+) to improve technique and endurance with a path to transition over to the Gold training group. With a low level of commitment, it also caters to swimmers who are either committed to multiple activities outside of swimming or want a reduced level of training and competition volume.  

Commitment level: Any

Equipment Needed:  

Fins are encouraged along with a Mesh Bag for carrying equipment. 

Other equipment: Snorkel and Paddles are optional

Attendance Expectation: Three training sessions per week

Swim Meets Participation:       

ESSL League:  Required                

USA Swimming:  Optional      

 

Silver:

Registration Fee: $100 (as described above)    

Training Group Fee Options:     

1) Full Year (September through July):  $1,250

2) Winter Season (September to March):  $1,000

3) Spring Season  (April through July):     $450

 

Description:           

The Silver group is for swimmers (mainly ages 11 through 14) to move into a higher level of competition.  This group emphasizes high proficiency in stroke mechanics, aerobic endurance, and sprint capacity along with race strategy and introduction to leadership and dedication.

Commitment level: Moderate to High

Equipment Needed: 

Fins, Snorkel, and Paddles are required along with Mesh bag to carry equipment

Attendance Expectation: Minimum 3 sessions per week

Swim Meets Participation:       

ESSL League:  Required                    

USA Swimming:  Required

Pre-requisite: Expected to be able to swim all strokes competently, ability to complete a 200 IM and to swim consistently at a high intensity and have approval by Head Coach & Training Group Coach

 

 

Gold:

Registration Fee: $100 (as described above)    

Training Group Fee Options:     

1) Full Year (September through July):     $1,500

2) Winter Season (September to March):  $1,175      

3) Spring Season  (April through July):     $525

 

Description:      

The Gold group is for swimmers (mainly ages 14+) whose primary athletic focus is swimming. This group has an emphasis on team leadership and competition.  For older athletes whose primary athletic focus is swimming. This group has an emphasis on team leadership and competition.

Commitment level: High

Equipment Needed:         

Fins, Snorkel, and Paddles are required along with Mesh bag to carry equipment

Swim Meets Participation:         

ESSL League:  Required             

USA Swimming:  Required

Attendance Expectation: 5 training sessions per week

Pre-requisite:  Gold Enrollment must be approved by the Head Coach and Training Group Coach

 

Alumni (ages 19-23):

Registration Fee: Choice of

                              1 ) USA Swimming : $100

                              or

                               2) U.S. Masters Swimming:  $25 Dolphins fee plus US Master registration

To join the US Masters Swimming, go to their webpage at http://www.usms.org/reg/ and register.   You can register with the Dolphins Master Program by using the Metropolitan LMSC (Local Masters Swimming program) code “HVD” for the Hudson Valley Dolphins. If you are member with another U.S. Masters club, you are still welcome to swim with the Dolphins.  Your USMS membership number must be provide to the Dolphin’s registrar at Dolphins_registration@hvc.rr.com before your registration is approved.

 

Description:      

During college breaks, Alumni are welcome to join the Gold training group practices as long as they are registered with U.S. Masters Swimming.  Please contact Gold Coach Billy Macelveen at macelveenw@gmail.com before attending.  Alumni swim will be available for the Spring Season.

 

Training Group Fee Options:     

1) Spring Season  (April through July):     $100

 

Parent Swim:

Registration Fee: $50 plus US Masters Swimming membership                             

To join the US Masters Swimming, go to their webpage at http://www.usms.org/reg/ and register.   You can register with the Dolphins Master Program by using the Metropolitan LMSC (Local Masters Swimming program) code “HVD” for the Hudson Valley Dolphins. If you are member with another U.S. Masters club, you are still welcome to swim with the Dolphins.  Your USMS membership number must be provide to the Dolphin’s registrar at Dolphins_registration@hvc.rr.com before your registration is approved.

Description:   Self Directed Lap swimming

Training Group Fee:     January 2018 - June 2018 for $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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