**Workouts are held Monday thru Friday from 6-7:30am at the Hood River Aquatic Center**
Columbia Gorge Masters Registration Information – 2021
(updated October 2021)
*Currently we have a wait List for our Masters Program Due *
Head Coach: Shelly Rawding, 509 493-4679 or [email protected]
Substitute Coaches: Mary Jane Caswell & Bill Sumerfield
1. Oregon Masters Swimming/United States Masters Swimming Registration: This is for the calendar year. Fees are $60 for an individual. You need to sign up on line at www.usms.org or www.swimoregon.org within two weeks of starting coached workouts. Click on the local workout group on line as Columbia Gorge Masters.
2. Coaching Fees: The monthly fee for coached workouts is $79 per month if you attend all or just some of the workouts (prorated if we have a scheduled break). Fees are due the first of each month. We do billing monthly via Team Unify and bills are sent out for the upcoming month around the 25th. To pay for our tax professionals, payroll, bookkeeping and the website fees, a $25 registration fee is payable at the first of the year or whenever you start being billed for coached workouts. In order for you to not be billed for the following month, the treasurer needs to know by the 20th if you will not be swimming in the upcoming month. It is very important that you let us know this so we can take you off the billing so you won't be charged. Thanks for being proactive about this step!
Credit card and debit payments via Team Unify are ways to pay and you can sign up for this on Team Unify once the Treasurer sends you a password. To start this process, give Shelly the team information form we need to set up your account.
No pool pass is required now, workout fees include your pool entrance fee.
Workouts: Morning workouts are Monday through Friday from 6:00 – 7:30 AM. If you can arrive at the pool by 5:55 AM, help is always appreciated removing the pool covers.
Meets: Oregon Masters Swimming hosts 8-9 meets per year and there are two meets per year within the Northwest Zone (Oregon, Pacific Northwest (Western Washington), Inland Northwest (Eastern Washington), Snake River (Idaho), Montana, Utah, and Alaska). Columbia Gorge Masters will periodically host a Masters meet, and Masters swimmers will be encouraged to swim and/or volunteer. Also, since the HRVST parents volunteer for the Masters meets, Masters swimmers should plan to volunteer to assist at some of the kids’ meets in May, August, and October and at high school meets.
Pool Closure: Inclement weather may occasionally close the pool, but please see attached policy regarding inclement weather (attached in winter only).
KIHR Weather and Snow Line 541-386-1336 KIHR Radio Station 1340 AM
Team Treasurer: Treasurer for Columbia Gorge Masters/HRVST is Renee Webb [email protected] if you have any questions about your bill.
Team Registration Information: Please fill out the attached form so that the team treasurer can contact you and we can get you on the roster and e-mail distribution list.
Columbia Gorge Masters Swimming Registration
Date of First Swim: _____________________
City, State, Zip: ___________________________________________
Telephone: (h) _____________________ (w) ___________________
Age: ______ Birth date: ___________________________________