**Workouts are held Monday thru Friday from 6-7:30am at the Hood River Aquatic Center**
Columbia Gorge Masters Registration Information – 2017
(updated August 2017)
Head Coach: Shelly Rawding, 509 493-4679 or email@example.com
Assistant Coaches: Ann Goodman firstname.lastname@example.org ; Terri Tyynismaa 509-240-2140 or email@example.com;
Substitute Coaches: Mary Jane Caswell, 541-578-0073 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Bill Sumerfield 541-386-4235 or email@example.com.; or Carolyn Welty-Fick firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Oregon Masters Swimming/United States Masters Swimming Registration: This is for the calendar year. Fees are $54 for an individual except Seniors (70 and older) and the age group 18 to 24 are $40. 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 $52 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 on the 21st. 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 preferred and you can sign up for this on Team Unify once the Treasurer sends you a password. To start this process, put the team information form and check in the Yellow Masters Treasurer file in the second drawer of the file cabinet in the ‘changing room’ just off the deck. Make checks payable to HRVST (Hood River Valley Swim Team). The treasurer will then send you a password.
3. Punch Cards: A punch card is available if you can not make it to many workouts in any one month period of time. They cost $60 for ten punches and may be used at any workout. Make checks payable to HRVST. Contact one of them and you will be given a card once you have left a check for $60 in the file. There is no expiration for these punch cards. Evening workout punchcards are $80 for 10 punches, but you do not have to pay the pool use fee.
4. Aquatic Center Fees: You must pay a pool users fee. Check at the front desk for fee information.
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. Evening workouts are 5:45-6:45pm Mondays and Wednesdays.
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@example.com 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: ___________________________________