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2020.2021 Fall/Winter Practice Schedules, Information & Applications

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2020.2021 Fall.Winter Practice Schedules, Information & Applications

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2020/2021 Fall & Winter Practice Schedule (This lists all important information concerning tryouts, practice times, schedules, costs and the like). Please see below until such time as this document is loaded.

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Online Registration Instructions 9/9/20

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2020 December Holiday Practice Schedule (from 12/18/20 to 1/3/21)  9/9/20

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2020/2021 Fall/Winter Swim Team On Line Registration

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2020/2021 Online Athlete Transfer Form (required for all athletes coming to us from another USA Swimming team)

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2021 Non-Athlete Registration Form (required for all officials, coaches, & meet directors)

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Ohio Department of Health Youth Sports Concussion Information Sheet (Note: As of April 13, 2013 ANYONE running a youth sport's program is required by Ohio HB 143 of the 129th General Assembly to make this information available to their constituency)

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Ohio Department of Health LINDSAY'S LAW (Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Youth Athletes) Note: As of Jan. 1, 2017 ANYONE running a youth sport's program is required by Ohio SB 252 to make this information available to their constituency) 9/9/20 CLICK HERE

 

Fall/Winter Swim Team Information 2020/2021

Locations

Waiting For Confirmation: The Columbus Academy (4300 Cherry Bottom Rd. in Gahanna, 43230) - CA

Waiting For Confirmation: CORE44 Fitness - Wyandotte (5198 Riding Club Lane, Columbus 43213) - CORE44

Confirmed: Power In Motion (5576 N. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna, 43230) - PIM

Waiting For Confirmation: The St. Charles Preparatory School (2010 E. Broad St., in Bexley, 43209) - SC

 

2020/2021 TENTATIVE Fall/Winter Practice Schedules & Financial Information 

Junior Practice Options

Novice

* October ? to November 29, 2020 (possibly longer if the Ohio high school swim season is delayed past this Nov. 29 date) and February 15 to February 28, 2021 practices are Tuesday & Thursday 5:15-6:30 p.m., Saturday 10:10-11:25 a.m. and Sunday 1:00-2:15 p.m.

* November 30 to December 20, 2020 and January 4 to February 14, 2021 practices are Tuesday & Thursday 5:45-7:00 p.m., Saturday 12:45-2:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00-2:15 p.m.

* March 1, 2021, onward practices are TBA based on when Ohio Swimming deides to hold their championship meets. 

NOTE: December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021 there will be a specialized holiday training schedule published in November

Cost: Fall/Winter hourly cost is TBA. Team Registration Fee is $75 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming Flex Membership registration fee, GCSTO Booster Club fee & GCSTO E-Registration fee). Athletes participating in 3 or more sanctioned USA Swimming events will have their USAS membership fee automatically upgraded to a full membership and billed accordingly for this (an additional $60).  Fundraising requirement is TBA. Corporation/Re-association fee for new swimmers is $25.

Level 1

* October ? to November 29, 2020 (possibly longer if the Ohio high school swim season is delayed past this Nov. 29 date) and February 15 to February 28, 2021 practices are Tuesday & Thursday 5:15-6:40 p.m., Saturday 10:10-11:40 a.m. and Sunday 2:05-3:40 p.m.

* November 30 to December 20, 2020 and January 4 to February 14, 2021 practices are Tuesday & Thursday 5:45-7:10 p.m., Saturday 12:45-2:10 p.m. and Sunday 2:05-3:40 p.m.

* March 1, 2021, onward practices are TBA based on when Ohio Swimming deides to hold their championship meets. 

NOTE: December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021 there will be a specialized holiday training schedule published in November

Cost: Fall/Winter hourly cost is TBA. Team Registration Fee is $75 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming Flex Membership registration fee, GCSTO Booster Club fee & GCSTO E-Registration fee). Athletes participating in 3 or more sanctioned USA Swimming events will have their USAS membership fee automatically upgraded to a full membership and billed accordingly for this (an additional $60).  Fundraising requirement is TBA. Corporation/Re-association fee for new swimmers is $35.

Level 2

* October ? to November 29, 2020 (possibly longer if the Ohio high school swim season is delayed past this Nov. 29 date) and February 15 to February 28, 2021 practices are Monday & Wednesday 5:15-6:50 p.m., Friday 5:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday 11:20 a.m.-1:15 p.m. and Sunday 3:25-5:20 p.m.

* November 30 to December 20, 2020 and January 4 to February 14, 2021 practices are Monday & Wednesday 5:45-7:15 p.m. Friday 5:45-7:45, Saturday 2:00-3:45 p.m. and Sunday 3:25-5:20 p.m.

* March 1, 2021, onward practices are TBA based on when Ohio Swimming deides to hold their championship meets. 

NOTE: December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021 there will be a specialized holiday training schedule published in November

Cost: Fall/Winter hourly cost is TBA. Team Registration Fee is $135 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming Full Membership registration fee, GCSTO Booster Club fee & GCSTO E-Registration fee). Fundraising requirement is TBA. Corporation/Re-association fee for new swimmers is $45.

Level 3

* October ? to November 29, 2020 (possibly longer if the Ohio high school swim season is delayed past this Nov. 29 date) and February 15 to February 28, 2021 practices are Monday & Wednesday 5:15-7:00 p.m., Friday 5:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday 11:20 a.m.-1:15 p.m. and Sunday 5:00-7:15 p.m.

* November 30 to December 20, 2020 and January 4 to February 14, 2021 practices are Monday & Wednesday 5:45-7:25 p.m. Friday 5:45-7:45, Saturday 2:05-3:45 p.m. and Sunday 5:00-7:15 p.m.

* March 1, 2021, onward practices are TBA based on when Ohio Swimming deides to hold their championship meets. 

NOTE: December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021 there will be a specialized holiday training schedule published in November

Cost: Fall/Winter hourly cost is TBA. Team Registration Fee is $135 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming Full Membership registration fee, GCSTO Booster Club fee & GCSTO E-Registration fee). Fundraising requirement is TBA. Corporation/Re-association fee for new swimmers is $55.

Senior Practice Options

Level 4

* October ? to November 29, 2020 (possibly longer if the Ohio high school swim season is delayed past this Nov. 29 date) practices are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:30-9:15 p.m. and Saturday 7:30-10:15 a.m. (all at CA)

* November 2 to December 20, 2020 and January 4 to February 15, 2021 practices are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:45-9:20 p.m. and Saturday 7:30-10:15 a.m. (all at CA)

* From February 16 to February 28, 2021 practices are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:30-9:15 p.m. and Saturday 7:30-10:15 a.m. (all at CA)

* From March 1 ro March 24, 2021 there will be a specialized championship season training schedule published in February. All Level 4 athletes are expected to train through the end of the printed regardless of their meet participation status. We are one group... one team so everyone is expected to adhere to this training schedule through the end.

NOTE: December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021 there will be a specialized holiday training schedule published in November.

Cost: Fall/Winter hourly cost is TBA. Team Registration Fee is $135 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming Full Membership registration fee, GCSTO Booster Club fee & GCSTO E-Registration fee). Fundraising requirement is TBA. Corporation/Re-association fee for new swimmers is $70.

Level 5

* October ? to November 29, 2020 (possibly longer if the Ohio high school swim season is delayed past this Nov. 29 date) practices are Monday and Wednesday 6:30-9:15p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 6:15-9:15 p.m. and Saturday 7:30-10:15 a.m. (all at CA)

* November 2 to December 20, 2020 and January 4 to February 15, 2021 practices are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:35-9:20 p.m. and Saturday 7:30-10:15 a.m. (all at CA)

* From February 16 to February 28, 2021 practices are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:30-9:15 p.m. and Saturday 7:30-10:15 a.m. (all at CA)

* From March 1 ro March 24, 2021 there will be a specialized championship season training schedule published in February. All Level 4 athletes are expected to train through the end of the printed regardless of their meet participation status. We are one group... one team so everyone is expected to adhere to this training schedule through the end.

NOTE: December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021 there will be a specialized holiday training schedule published in November.

Cost: Fall/Winter hourly cost is TBA. Team Registration Fee is $135 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming Full Membership registration fee, GCSTO Booster Club fee & GCSTO E-Registration fee). Fundraising requirement is TBA. Corporation/Re-association fee for new swimmers is $80.

 

Pre & Post-High School Season Practice Options (freshman and above)

Level 3 Pre-Season High School (only if open training positions exist once full season swimmers have reserved their times)

* October ? to November 29, 2020 practices are TBA.

Cost: Fall/Winter hourly cost is TBA. Team Registration Fee is $40 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming Flex Membership registration fee & GCSTO E-Registration fee but not the GCSTO Booster Club fee). Athletes participating in 3 or more sanctioned USA Swimming events will have their USAS membership fee automatically upgraded to a full membership and billed accordingly for this (an additional $60). Fundraising requirement is TBA. Corporation/Re-association fee for new swimmers is $25. 

Level 4 Pre-Season High School (only if open training positions exist once full season swimmers have reserved their times)

* October ? to November 29, 2020 practices are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:30-9:15 p.m. and Saturday 7:30-10:15 a.m. (all at CA)

Cost: Fall/Winter hourly cost is TBA. Team Registration Fee is $40 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming Flex Membership registration fee & GCSTO E-Registration fee but not the GCSTO Booster Club fee). Athletes participating in 3 or more sanctioned USA Swimming events will have their USAS membership fee automatically upgraded to a full membership and billed accordingly for this (an additional $60). Fundraising requirement is TBA. Corporation/Re-association fee for new swimmers is $25. 

Level 3 or 4 Post-Season High School 

* Feb. 8, Feb. 15 or Feb. 22 onward to their championship meet as this may vary based on the age and ability of the swimmer. See the Level 3 or 4 practice schedule listed above for exact dates and training time information.  

Cost: Hourly cost is TBA. Team Registration Fee is $40 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming Flex Membership registration fee & GCSTO E-Registration fee but not the GCSTO Booster Club fee). Athletes participating in 3 or more sanctioned USA Swimming events, or any event beyond our state championships, will have their USAS membership fee automatically upgraded to a full membership and billed accordingly for this (an additional $60).

2019/2020 (LAST YEAR'S) Fall/Winter Practice Schedules & Financial Information 

Age Group Introductory Practice Options

Novice Team (2 practices average maximum per week)

NOTE: Novices may sign up for one of two sessions during the fall/winter season or for the full season. Session #1 lasts 12 weeks from September 10 to December 1, 2019 with Session #2 lasting 12.5 weeks from December 3, 2019 to Feb. 26, 2020. Full Season option swimmers will swim from Sept. 10, 2019 to Feb. 26, 2020. The last championship swim meet option for this Novice group is on Feb. 29 & March 1 which is why there will be no weekend practices that final week. 

* September 10 to October 31, 2019 and February 18 to 26, 2020 practices are Tuesday 5:45-7:00 p.m. (at SC), Wednesday 5:30-6:45 p.m. (at CA), Saturday 9:45-11:00 a.m. (at SC) or Sunday 3:45-5:00 p.m. (at CA) 

* November 2 to December 18, 2019 and January 7 to February 16, 2020 practices are Tuesday 5:45-7:00 p.m. (at SC), Thursday from 5:45-7:00 p.m. (at CA), Saturdays from 9:45-11:00 a.m. (at SC) or Sunday 3:45-5:00 p.m. (at CA)

NOTE: December 20, 2019 to January 5, 2020 there will be a specialized holiday training schedule published in November

NOTE: Novice swimmers are allowed a maximum average of 2 practices per week and that this is the only swim team program we offer in which we have this split-session option. 

Cost: Session #1 (12 weeks from September 10 to December 1, 2019) is $250 or Session #2 (12.5 weeks from December 3, 2019 to Feb. 26, 2020) is $270. Full Season Option (Sept. 10, 2019 to Feb. 26, 2020) is $490Team Registration Fee is $55 for those NOT competing in USA Swimming meets (includes Booster Club fee and Team E-Registration fee) OR $135 for those who ARE competing in USA Swimming meets (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming registration fees, Booster Club fee & Team E-Registration fee). Corporation/Re-association fee is $25. Total available training time each week = 2.50 hours (based on 2 practices max).

Age Group Development Practice Options

Columbus Academy Level 1

* September 10 to October 31, 2019 and February 18 to March 1, 2020 practices are Tuesday 5:30-7:05 p.m. (at CA), Thursday 5:30-7:05 p.m. (at CA), Friday 5:30-7:05 p.m. (at SC), Saturday 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (at SC) and Sunday 4:30-6:15 p.m. (at CA). 4 Practices max allowed

* November 1 to December 19, 2019 and January 7 to February 16, 2020 practices are Tuesday 5:45-7:20 p.m. (at CA), Thursday 5:45-7:20 p.m. (at CA), Fridays 5:30-7:05 p.m. (at SC), Saturday 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (at SC) and Sunday 4:30-6:15 p.m. (at CA). 4 Practices max allowed

NOTE: December 20, 2019 to January 5, 2020 there will be a specialized holiday training schedule published in November

Cost: Fall/Winter cost is $725. Year Around (includes fall, winter, spring & summer sessions) payment option cost is $1,080. Fall/Winter Gold Medal Camps & summer session Junior Elite Camps are not included in either set of fees. Team Registration Fee is $135 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming registration fee, Booster Club fee & Team E-Registration fee). Fundraising requirement is $35. Corporation/Re-association fee is $35. Total available training time each week = 6.50 hours (based on 4 practices max).

St. Charles Level 1 

* September 9 to October 31, 2019 and February 17 to March 1, 2020 practices are Monday 5:45-7:20 p.m., Thursday 5:45-7:20 p.m., Friday 5:30-7:05 p.m. (all at SC), Saturday 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (at SC) and Sunday 4:30-6:15 p.m. (at CA). 4 Practices max allowed

* November 1 to December 19, 2019 and January 6 to February 16, 2020 practices are Monday 5:45-7:20 p.m., Thursday 5:45-7:20 p.m., Friday 5:30-7:05 p.m. (all at SC), Saturday 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (at SC) and Sunday 4:30-6:15 p.m. (at CA). 4 Practices max allowed

NOTE: December 20, 2019 to January 5, 2020 there will be a specialized holiday training schedule published in November

Cost: Fall/Winter cost is $725. Year Around (includes fall, winter, spring & summer sessions) payment option cost is $1,080. Fall/Winter Gold Medal Camps & summer session Junior Elite Camps are not included in either set of fees. Team Registration Fee is $135 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming registration fee, Booster Club fee & Team E-Registration fee). Fundraising requirement is $35. Corporation/Re-association fee is $35. Total available training time each week = 6.50 hours (based on 4 practices max).

Columbus Academy Level 2

* September 9, 2019 to October 31, 2019 and February 17 to March 1, 2020 practices are Monday 5:30-7:25 p.m. (at CA), Wednesday 5:45-7:40 p.m. (at SC), Friday 5:30-7:25 p.m. (at CA), Saturday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (at SC) and Sunday 5:45-7:45 p.m. (at CA). 4 Practices max allowed

* November 1 to December 19, 2019 and January 6 to February 16, 2020 practices are Monday 5:45-7:40 p.m. (at CA), Wednesday 5:45-7:40 p.m. (at SC), Friday 5:45-7:45 p.m. (at CA), Saturday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (at SC) and Sunday 5:45-7:45 p.m. (at CA). 4 Practices max allowed

* March 2-5, 2020 practices are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00-7:30 p.m. (all at SC) for non-JO state championship swimmers. The schedule for JO state championship swimmers will be announced shortly. 

NOTE: December 20, 2019 to January 5, 2020 there will be a specialized holiday training schedule published in November

NOTE: Age Group State Championship Team practices are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 5:45-7:30 p.m. (at CA) from March 2-11, 2020

Cost: Fall/Winter cost is $865. Year Around (includes fall, winter, spring & summer sessions) payment option cost is $1,270. Fall/Winter Gold Medal Camps are included in Fall/Winter, only, cost and in Year Around cost. Summer session Junior Elite Camps are not included in either set of fees. Team Registration Fee is $135 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming registration fee, Booster Club fee & Team E-Registration fee). Fundraising requirement is $45. Corporation/Re-association fee is $45. Total available training time each week = 7.75 hours (based on 4 practices max).

St. Charles Level 2

* September 9, 2019 to October 31, 2019 and February 17 to March 1, 2020 practices are Monday 5:45-7:40 p.m. (at SC), Wednesday 5:45-7:40 p.m. (at SC), Thursday 5:45-7:40 (at SC) p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (at SC) and Sunday 5:45-7:45 p.m. (at CA). 4 Practices max allowed

* November 1 to December 19, 2019 and January 6 to February 16, 2020 practices are Monday 5:45-7:40 p.m. (at SC), Wednesday 5:45-7:40 p.m. (at SC), Thursday 5:45-7:45 (at SC) p.m.Saturday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (at SC) and Sunday 5:45-7:45 p.m. (at CA). 4 Practices max allowed

* March 2-5, 2020 practices are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00-7:30 p.m. (all at SC) for non-JO state championship swimmers. The schedule for JO state championship swimmers will be announced shortly. 

NOTE: December 20, 2019 to January 5, 2020 there will be a specialized holiday training schedule published in November

NOTE: Age Group State Championship Team practices are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 5:45-7:30 p.m. (at CA) from March 2-11, 2020

Cost: Fall/Winter cost is $865. Year Around (includes fall, winter, spring & summer sessions) payment option cost is $1,270. Fall/Winter Gold Medal Camps are included in Fall/Winter, only, cost and in Year Around cost. Summer session Junior Elite Camps are not included in either set of fees. Team Registration Fee is $135 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming registration fee, Booster Club fee & Team E-Registration fee). Fundraising requirement is $45. Corporation/Re-association fee is $45. Total available training time each week = 7.75 hours (based on 4 practices max).

Columbus Academy/St. Charles Level 3

* September 9 to October 31, 2019 and February 17 to March 1, 2020 practices are Monday 5:30-7:45 p.m. (at CA), Tuesday 5:30-7:45 p.m. (at SC), Thursday 5:30-7:45 p.m. (at CA), Friday 5:30-7:45 (at CA) and Sunday 1:45-4:00 p.m. (at CA). The addition of this 5th, Sunday, practice is contingent upon total athlete numbers in Level 3 this year. If we do add this remember that there are still only 4 practices maximum per week allowed.

* November 1 to December 19, 2019 and January 6 to February 16, 2020 practices are Monday 5:45-8:00 (at CA), Tuesday 5:30-8:00 p.m. (at SC), Wednesday 5:45-7:45 p.m. (at CA), Friday 5:45-8:00 p.m. (at CA) and Sunday 1:45-4:00 p.m. (at CA). The addition of this 5th, Sunday, practice is contingent upon total athlete numbers in Level 3 this year. If we do add this remember that there are still only 4 practices maximum per week allowed.

* March 2-5, 2020 practices are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00-7:30 p.m. (all at SC) for non-JO state championship swimmers. The schedule for JO state championship swimmers will be announced shortly. 

NOTE: December 20, 2019 to January 5, 2020 there will be a specialized holiday training schedule published in November

NOTE: Age Group State Championship Team practices are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 5:45-7:30 p.m. (at CA) from March 2-11, 2020

Cost: Fall/Winter cost is $970. Year Around (includes fall, winter, spring & summer sessions) payment option cost is $1,445. Fall/Winter Gold Medal Camps are included in Fall/Winter, only, cost and in Year Around cost. Summer session Junior Elite Camps are not included in either set of fees. Team Registration Fee is $135 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming registration fee, Booster Club fee & Team E-Registration fee). Fundraising requirement is $55. Corporation/Re-association fee is $55. Total available training time each week = 9.00 hours (based on 4 practices max).

Level 1/2 Open Junior Practice

* September 15, 2019 to February 9, 2020 practice is Saturday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (at SC) on non-core swim meet weekends. Dates we do not hold these will be announced.

Senior Practice Options (ages 13 & above)

Level 4

September 3-7, 2019 ALL DRY LAND practices are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5:30-7:15 p.m. (all at SC) and Saturday 8:00-10:15 a.m. (at CA)... please plan on swimming the last 45-60 minutes of the Saturday practice.

* September 9 to September 28, 2019 practices are Mondays 6:30-9:15 p.m., Tuesday 6:15 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday 6:15-9:00 p.m., Thursday 6:30-9:15 p.m., Saturday 7:30-10:00 a.m. (all at CA)

* October 1 to October 31, 2019 practices are Mondays 6:30-9:15 p.m., Tuesday 5:45 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday 5:45-8:30 p.m., Thursday 6:30-9:15 p.m. and Saturday 7:30-10:00 a.m. (all at CA)

* November 1 to December 19, 2019 and January 6 to February 16, 2020 practices are Monday 6:30-9:15 p.m., Tuesday 5:45-8:30 p.m., Wednesday 6:30-9:00 p.m., Thursday 6:30-9:15 p.m. and Saturday 7:30-10:15 a.m. (all at CA)

* From February 17 to March 1, 2020 practices are Mondays 6:30-9:15 p.m., Tuesday 5:45 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday 5:45-8:30 p.m., Thursday 6:30-9:15 p.m. and Saturday 7:30-10:00 a.m. (all at CA)

* From March 2-14, 2020 there will be a specialized championship season training schedule published in February. All Level 4 athletes are expected to train through the end of the printed regardless of their meet participation status. We are one group... one team so everyone is expected to adhere to this training schedule through the end.

NOTE: December 20, 2019 to January 5, 2020 there will be a specialized holiday training schedule published in November.

Cost: Fall/Winter cost is $1,420. Year around (includes fall, winter, spring, summer sessions) payment option cost is $2,170. Team Registration Fee is $135 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming registration fee, Booster Club fee & Team E-Registration fee). Fundraising requirement is $70. Corporation/Re-association fee is $70. Total available training time each week = 13.50 hours (based on 5 practices max).

Level 4 Elite Practice Option

This group will allow Level 4 athletes, by invitation only, these athletes the ability to train with Level 5 on Saturday mornings (or one other day each week if Saturday is not an option) all season. The remainder of their practice schedule is with Level 4.

Cost: Nothing beyond their normal Level 4 fees.

‚ÄčLevel 5

September 3-7, 2019 ALL DRY LAND practices are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5:30-7:15 p.m. (all at SC) and Saturday 8:00-10:15 a.m. (at CA)... please plan on swimming the last 45-60 minutes of the Saturday practice.

* September 9 to October 31, 2019 practices are Mondays 6:30-9:15 p.m., Tuesday 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., Wednesday 6:15-9:15 p.m., Thursday 6:30-9:15 p.m., Saturday 7:30-10:15 a.m. (all at CA) and Sunday 9:15-11:30 a.m. (at SC)

* November 1 to December 19, 2019 and January 6 to February 16, 2020 practices are Monday 6:30-9:15 p.m., Tuesday 6:30-9:15 p.m., Wednesday 6:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday 6:30-9:15 p.m., Saturday 7:30-10:30 a.m. (all at CA) and Sunday 9:15-11:30 a.m. (at SC)

* From February 17 to March 1, 2020 practices are Mondays 6:30-9:15 p.m., Tuesday 6:15 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday 6:15-9:00 p.m., Thursday 6:30-9:15 p.m., Saturday 7:30-10:15 a.m. (all at CA) and Sunday 9:15-11:30 a.m. (at SC). Note that these times may shorten due to championship season meet preparation.

* From March 2, 2020 onward through to our final spring championship meet for swimmers in this group there will be a specialized championship season training schedule published in February. All Level 5 athletes are expected to train through the end of the printed regardless of their meet participation status. We are one group... one team so everyone is expected to adhere to this training schedule through the end.

NOTE: December 20, 2019 to January 5, 2020 there will be a specialized holiday training schedule published in November

Cost: Year around cost is $2,690. This price includes all fall, winter, spring & summer sessions. Team Registration Fee is $135 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming registration fee, Booster Club fee & Team E-Registration fee). Fundraising requirement is $80. Corporation/Re-association fee is $80. 

Pre & Post-High School Season Practice Options (freshman and above)

Level 3 Pre-Season High School 

* September 9 to October 31, 2019 practices are Monday 5:30-7:45 p.m. (at CA), Tuesday 5:30-7:45 p.m. (at SC), Thursday 5:30-7:45 p.m. (at CA) and Friday 5:30-7:45 (at CA).

Cost: Level 3 PSHS athletes Fall/Winter cost is $300. Team Registration Fee is $95 (includes seasonal USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming registration fee & Team E-Registration fee but no Booster Club Fee) OR $135 (includes yearly USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming registration fee, Team E-Registration fee & Booster Club Fee).    

Level 4 Pre-Season High School 

September 3-7, 2019 ALL DRY LAND practices are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5:30-7:15 p.m. (all at SC) and Saturday 8:00-10:15 a.m. (at CA)... please plan on swimming the last 45-60 minutes of the Saturday practice.

* September 9 to September 28, 2019 practices are Mondays 6:30-9:15 p.m., Tuesday 6:15 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday 6:15-9:00 p.m., Thursday 6:30-9:15 p.m., Saturday 7:30-10:00 a.m. (all at CA)

* October 1 to October 31, 2019 practices are Mondays 6:30-9:15 p.m., Tuesday 5:45 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday 5:45-8:30 p.m., Thursday 6:30-9:15 p.m. and Saturday 7:30-10:00 a.m. (all at CA)

Cost: Level 4 PSHS athletes Fall/Winter cost is $420 for 4-5 days of swimming or $300 for 3 days maximum per week. Team Registration Fee is $95 (includes seasonal USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming registration fee & Team E-Registration fee but no Booster Club Fee) OR $135 (includes yearly USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming registration fee, Team E-Registration fee & Booster Club Fee).    

Level 3 or 4 Post-Season High School 

* Feb. 10, Feb. 17 or Feb. 24 onward to their championship meet as this may vary based on the age and ability of the swimmer. See the Level 3 or 4 practice schedule listed above for exact dates and training time information.  

Cost: Level 3 Fall/Winter athletes the cost is $35 per week. For Level 4 Fall/Winter athletes the cost is $50 per week. Team Registration Fee, if not already registered with USA Swimming is $95 (includes USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming registration fees, Team & E-Registration fee but no Booster Club Fee).

 

Additional Practice Options

Sibling Practice Options

This option is available to those with multiple swimmers who are in back to back levels on the team… with coaches permission, it allows them to take the “upper” level athlete to the practice of their “lower” level athlete once per week AND allows the reverse to also occur once per week. No additional cost is associated with this extra practice.

19-20 Additional Fall/Winter Financial Information

GCSTO Annual Team Registration Fee

 Each swimmer joining GCSTO is responsible to pay this fee and there are 3 different levels of this fee based on the program the athlete is in.

1 - This fee is $55 for Novice non-competing swimmers which encompasses a $40 Booster Club Fee and a $15 team E-Registration Fee.

2 - For Novice swimmers competing in USA Swimming meets and for all Level 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 swimmers regardless of their competitive status this fee is $135 which encompasses a $40 Booster Club Fee, a $80 USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming Registration Fee and the $15 team E-Registration Fee.

3 - This fee is either $65 for Pre-High School Season athletes which encompasses the $50 seasonal USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming Registration Fee good through 12/31/19 and the $15 team E-Registration Fee or $95 for which encompasses the $80 USA Swimming/Ohio Swimming Registration Fee and the $15 team E-Registration Fee. These athletes may pay an additional $40 to receive a Booster Club team spirit package (2 team T-shirts, a team towel & a team water bottle).

Explanation of Registration Fee Categories

USA Swimming & Ohio Swimming Fees - This once-a-year fee is mandatory for each and every swimmer joining the team in the fall or winter (exclusive of Novice swimmers) whether they compete in swimming meets or not. Novice swimmers wishing to swim in USA Swimming sponsored meets must pay this fee, as well. 

Booster Club Fee – This fee is due from each family as a once a year fee due to the GCSTO Booster Club. The fee is simply $40 for all swimming families for each child that they have on the team. This fee will be transferred, in its entirety, to our 501(C)3 Booster Club. The money is used to buy the athletes their spirit packages (2 team t-shirts, a team towel and a team water bottle) and also assists funding our Booster Club programs and events (GCSTO's Polar Power Pin program, National Chevron Program, Swim Meet Hospitality, Team Bowling Party, Team Summer Pool Party and more). 

Pre & Post-Season High School athletes are exempt from these fees but may pay them if they so desire to get their own spirit packages.

GCSTO E-Registration Fee – This $15 fee is used to cover the administrative expenses of setting up our yearly database within the GCSTO offices and on line and is due from any and all athletes joining GCSTO in any of our programs. 

Additional Fee Categories & Descriptions

Fundraising Fee – This fee is due from each swimmer on the team (Novice, Pre-Season & Post-Season High School athletes are excluded) by the fundraiser deadline which will be November 20, 2019. This year’s fundraiser will, again, be a raffle with cash prizes as the raffle awards. Your financial responsibility by Level will be $35 (Level 1), $45 (Level 2), $55 (Level 3), $70 (Level 4) & $80 (Level 5). If you have 2 or more swimmers each swimmer past your first swimmer is only responsible for 50% of their groups fundraising fee.

Corporate Fees - This fee is due from each family the first (and only their first) fall/winter season that they become members of the team. If you have more than 1 athlete starting with the team, pay the corporate fee of your "highest" level athlete. As athletes travel through the team they pay less and less per hour to swim with us so this is a "buy-in" right to this reduction. These are listed with the cost of each level above.

Re-Association Fees - This fee is due from any swimmer who has left GCSTO to go to another Ohio USA Swimming team or Y team and then returns to GCSTO. If you have more than 1 athlete coming back to the team, pay the corporate fee of your "highest" level athlete. These are listed with the cost of each level above and are the exact same amounts as the Corporate Fees.

Credit Card Processing Fees - This is a 2.95% fee that you pay along with your team fees each time you pay team fees via credit card. There is also a 30 cent per transaction fee each time you pay team fees via credit card, as well.

ACH Processing Fees - This is a $1.25 fee that you pay along with your team fees each time you pay team fees via ACH.

Cash or Check Processing Fees - This is a $1.25 fee that you pay along with your team fees each time you pay team fees via cash or check.

Multiple Swimmer Discounts - For all families with more than one swimmer in Novice, Pre-Season High School, Level 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 GCSTO will provide you with an approximate 10% discount for each subsequent child that you have swimming on the team within the same level on the team or a less expensive level. 

* For fall/winter, only, payment option fees this discount will be $150 for a Level 4 swimmer, $100 for a Level 3 swimmer, $90 for a Level 2 swimmer, $75 for a Level 1 swimmer, $50 for a novice swimmer signing up for the full season (or $25 for a novice swimmer signing up for, either Session #1 or Session #2), $30 for a pre-season high school athlete in Level 3, $30 for a 3-day max pre-season high school athlete in Level 4 and $45 for a full time pre-season high school athlete in Level 4. This discount IS additive for each ensuing swimmer to help out families with more than 1 child on our team. 

* For year around payment option fees this discount will be $260 for a level 5 swimmer, $220 for a Level 4 swimmer, $145 for a Level 3 swimmer, $130 for a Level 2 swimmer and $110 for a Level 1 swimmer.  

Fall/Winter Payment Due Dates - Old Team Members

August 31, 2019 – Registration fee and initial team fee payment, which is based on the payment plan option that you choose at the time, must be completed to avoid a $15 late payment fee.

Oct. 1, 2019 – If applicable, your 2nd online or check installment, which is based on the payment plan option that you chose at the time of registration, is due to avoid a $15 late payment fee.

Nov. 1, 2010 – If applicable, your 3rd online or check installment, which is based on the payment plan option that you chose at the time of registration, is due to avoid a $15 late payment fee.

Jan. 1, 2020 - If applicable, your 4th online or check installment, which is based on the payment plan option that you chose at the time of registration, is due to avoid a $15 late payment fee.

Feb. 1, 2020 – If applicable, your 5th online or check installment, which is based on the payment plan option that you chose at the time of registration, is due to avoid a $15 late payment fee.

 

19/20 Fall/Winter Payment Due Dates - New Team Members

Sept. 17, 2019 - Registration fee and initial team fee payment, which is based on the payment plan option that you choose at the time, must be completed to avoid a $15 late payment fee.

All remaining due dates are the same as those for old team members.

Additional Payment Schedule Information

Here is what is due and when it is due based on the payment schedule that you select:

FW Full-Payment (Available to Novice full-season, Level 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 swimmers, all pre-season high school swimmers and any Level 1, 2, 3 & 4 athlete signing up to train year around. This is required of and all Pre-Season High School swimmers and any Novice swimmer signing up for Session #1 or Session #2): This is due with your registration.

FW 2-Part Payment Schedule (Available to Novice full-season swimmers and Level 1, 2, 3 & 4 swimmers signing up for FW swimming, only): Your team fees are split in half with the first half of those plus your registration fee are due with registration. The second half of team fees will be due on November 1. 

FW 4-Part Payment Schedule (Available to Level 1, 2, 3 & 4 swimmers signing up for FW swimming, only): Your team fees are split into 4 parts (25% of your team fees each) with the first 25% of those team fees plus your registration fee are due with registration. Your next 1/4 fee payment is due on Oct. 1. The next on Nov. 1 and the final one on Jan. 1. 

FW 5-Part Payment Schedule (Available to year Around swimmers only, in Level 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5): Your team fees are split into 5 parts (20% of your team fees each) with the first 20% of those team fees plus your registration fee are due with registration. Your next 20% fee payment is due on Oct. 1. The next on Nov. 1, the next on Jan. 1 and the final one on Feb. 1. 

19/20 Year-Around Payment Option

You may sign up for year around swimming in the fall, paying your entire amount due by February 1, 2020 in order to receive a discount on your overall team fees for the season. This option is available for full-time swimmers, only, in Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4. This is the only payment option for Level 5 swimmers unless you wish to pay in full which is also an option for these Level 5 swimmers. If you are in Levels 1, 2, 3 or 4 signing up for this option and are not able to pay these fees off by this date you will be automatically switched over to a seasonal payment structure at that point in time. Level 5 swimmers will continue to accrue late fees for each payment due date that elapses throughout the spring and summer if these fees are not paid off by the Feb. 1 date and are responsible for this entire fee even they decide not to participate in any portion of the year around season. Please note that this is a non-refundable, non-transferable payment option. In the event that a swimmer moves up a level during the season, they will be responsible to pay the (prorated) difference in team fees due for their new level.     

Notes Concerning Team Fee Payments

* GCSTO reserves the right at any point in time to disallow an athlete from participating in practices for failure to pay their appropriate team fees, registration fees, entry fees, fundraising fees, Booster Club fees and/or missed meet session fees in a timely manner.

*GCSTO maintains a $15 return check charge for checks returned for any reason.

* Anyone signing up for a program and then requesting a refund before the start of the fall/winter season will be charged a 10% administrative fee for their refund if it is deemed that a refund is warranted.

* There will be no refunds for anyone signing up for GCSTO and then deciding to quit swimming once the season has started.

* Anyone registering for the fall/winter season will be responsible for payment of the entire fall/winter season’s fees in the event that they decide not to continue to participate at any point in the season.

* Special payment arrangements for team fees may be made as long as the family adheres to those arrangements.

* There is a 2.95% credit card processing fee associated with all online team fee payments plus a 30 cent per transaction fee. ACH, cash & check (manual) payments have a $1.50 per transaction fee, as well.

 

19/20 Fundraising Requirement

All swimmers practicing with the team in our Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 will be required to participate in our team fundraiser. Each family may either participate in our Fall Raffle and/or Heat Sheet Advertising Sales programs to fulfill this obligation. Novice & pre-season high school athletes are exempt from this requirement.

 

19/20 Fall/Winter Meet Session Work Requirement

GCSTO requires that all families, participating in meets or not, sign up to work at least 6 sessions of our own hosted fall/winter swimming meets in order to help us ensure that these meets are run successfully. This requirement is in place for families with Levels 2, 3, 4 & 5 athletes. Level 1 families are required only to work a minimum of 4 sessions of our own hosted fall/winter swimming meets. Novice & pre-season high school swimmer, only, families are exempt from this requirement. Failure to do fulfill this obligation for those who are required to participate will result in a fine of $30 (for 1 session missed) up to $350 (for 6 sessions missed). There are other work related positions on our team that can earn meet session credits. You may inquire with coach Nye as to the availability of these positions.

 

Just A Note... How Serious Are We?

We can't tell you how many times we've heard that people have not joined "club swimming", GCSTO especially, because it was (we are) SO SERIOUS. Not clarified, that statement is construed as negative in most people's eyes... and, understandably so. Our response to someone who feels this way is this:

1 - If you are talking about the fact that we stress SAFETY to all swimmers when they are in and around pools, then YES we are very "serious" about this matter.

2 - If you are talking about the fact that we stress SPORTSMANSHIP in all aspects of life to all members of GCSTO, then YES we are very "serious" about this matter.

3 - If you are talking about the fact that we believe that FAMILY & EDUCATION should take precedence in their lives then YES we are very "serious" about this matter.  

4 - If you are talking about the fact that we stress the importance TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE to our swimmers, then YES we are very "serious" about this matter.

5 – If you are talking about the fact that we stress ATHLETICISM & A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE to our swimmers, then YES we are very “serious” about this matter.

6 - If you are talking about the fact that we stress RESPECT for other people's property and other people, themselves, then YES we are very "serious" about this matter.

7 - If you are talking about the fact that we stress the need for PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT in their children's activities, then YES we are very serious about this matter.

8 - If you are talking about the fact that we stress POSITIVE & SUPPORTIVE BEHAVIOR to every one of our members, then YES we are very "serious" about this matter.

9 – If you are talking about the fact that we stress the importance of STAFF INVOLVEMENT all practices & all meets then, YES we are very "serious" about this matter.

10 - If you are talking about the fact that we stress the importance of DISCIPLINE, DEDICATION, HARD WORK, COMMITMENT, RESPONSIBILITY, PUNCTUALITY, LOYALTY & GOAL SETTING, then by all means… YES we are very serious about this sport.

 Would you expect ANYTHING less of someone who you have left responsible for your children? When you say, or hear someone else say that we are "serious", why not clarify what we are serious about? Otherwise you could get the wrong picture of “serious” in your head. The word "serious" probably scares off more new families than you could possibly imagine. We believe that most of the people who think that we are way too serious believe so because they see the end product that we produce and figure that the only way that these athletes achieved such tremendous success is because we are "so serious". WE ARE... just not about the things that they probably think we are!