WELCOME TO SUMMER SWIM SEASON 2019
This year’s registration deadline is May 28th, 2019 and for your convenience we are having 3 registration nights! The registration nights will be on April 15th, 16th, and 17th at the LVC pool during stroke and conditioning clinics from 5:00-6:00. Officers will be available to take registration materials and try to answer any questions you have about the upcoming summer season. If you cannot make it to a registration night, you can complete registration online at our website. You have the option of paying by credit card during the Online Registration or paying by check or cash. The check, made out to “LVST”, can be mailed/postmarked to LVST (P.O. Box 44, Annville, PA 17003-0044) by May 28th. On May 29th all payments will be credit only online, NO cash, NO checks will be accepted after May 28th. We are hoping to have our roster completed earlier this year, so please register by May 28th or contact an officer if there is a problem registering before that date. In addition, you must register before you can practice and before you are added to our summer email list.
LVST Team Fees: Team Fees are due by May 28th. Team Fees include a $10 multi swimmer discount if paid by May 28th. LVST Team Fees, as well as A/C Pool membership, must be paid before swimmers may enter the water. Please allow 30 days for your check to clear.
- 1 swimmer: $90
- 2 swimmers: $170
- 3 swimmers: $240
- 4 swimmers: $310
- 5 swimmers: $380
After May 28th, fees are as follows:
- 1 swimmer: $115
- 2 swimmers: $230
- 3 swimmers: $345
- 4 swimmers: $460
- 5 swimmers: $575
*PLEASE do NOT give registration/money to the coaches*
Annville-Cleona Pool Membership: To participate, each swimmer must also be a member of the A/C Pool. If you were an Otter last summer, you have already received your pool application in the mail. Membership forms are also available on the pool website (www.annvillecleonapool.com ) or at the pool after Memorial Day. If you are new to the summer team or need more information about how to join the pool, you may contact Sarah Kreiser at firstname.lastname@example.org. A/C pool membership, as well as the LVST Team Fees, must be paid before swimmers may enter the water. As you register online, there will be a place to include the check # used to pay for your A/C pool membership. Please update this section in your account once your A/C pool membership is paid. Please allow 30 days for your check to clear. All AC Pool registrations must be mailed into the address on the membership form. LVST Swim Team can NOT accept any membership forms or payment for the AC pool membership.
Online Registration: We will be using online registation again this summer. Online registration will open to all swimmers on April 15th.
Everyone will need to do the following to register for the Otters swim team:
-Returning Families (if you have already created an account): Go to the Otters website, click on the "Registration" button, click on the green "Continue/Check Status" button, and sign into your account.
-Returning Families that did not swim for the Otters during Winter 2018-19: Go to the Otters website, but DO NOT try to sign in first. Instead, click on the "Registration" button, click on the green "Continue/Check Status" button, enter your email and password and click on the blue "Continue" button.
-New Families (families that have never swam for LVST): Go to the Otters website, click on the "Registration" button, click on the green "Continue/Check Status" button, and then click on the green "Create New Account" button located underneath the section where existing users enter their username and password. This will allow you to add all the information about your swimmers and create a new account to register.
*New Families that have not swam recently, but swam for the Otters prior to Summer 2017, please contact Joanna Demchak at email@example.com before beginning online registration*
- Once you have logged on or created an account, you will need to register your swimmers for the Summer season. There will be 1 group for Summer Season- “Competitive Team.” When completing the online registration, you will need to register all of your children at the same time to earn a multi swimmer discount. If you register one swimmer now and then try to register another swimmer later, you will NOT earn the multi swimmer discount.
- Once you have reached the end of registration, you will receive a confirmation message telling you that your registration is compete. You must get this message or your registration will not be completely processed.
- You have the option of paying by credit card during the Online Registration or paying by check or cash. This fee is to our team for operational team costs, pool equipment, and/or team gift. Checks should be made out to LVST. We will NOT have change available. This payment can be turned into a board member: Fallon Aurentz, Joanna Demchak, Sarah Kreiser, Maria Trate or mailed/postmarked to: LVST, P.O. Box 44, Annville, PA 17003
- Email Joanna Demchak at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help using the online registration.
Indoor Practice Schedule: We will begin the practice season indoors at LVC. The schedule will be posted on the Otters Website.
Always check the website for any practice changes before going to practice. Sign up for text message alerts for last minute practice changes.
Outdoor Practice Schedule: Outdoor practice will start in early June!
7:30 – 8:45 AM for older swimmers
8:30 – 9:15 AM for younger swimmers
Meet Schedule: Dual meets are held on Saturday mornings beginning June 15. The team also attends optional invitational on some weeknights. The complete meet schedule is not available at this time. Please check the website in the next few weeks for the schedule.
Otter Wear: Otter Wear will be available to order. An email will be sent out in the near future with the Otter Wear form and the forms will be available on the registration nights.
Meet Sign-ups: Swimmers sign up to participate in dual meets at practice. Swimmers must sign up on the team website by Sunday of each week. To participate in Divisional Championships, swimmers must compete in three dual meets. Divisionals is a qualifying meet for the All-Star Meet, and the All-Star Meet is a qualifying meet for the Mid-Cap Meet. Swimmers who are not available to swim in All-Stars and/or Mid-Caps may swim in Divisionals but must note their unavailability for later meets on their Divisional events sign-up form.
Volunteer Expectations and Sign-ups: Volunteers are the backbone of all swimming events. Our swimmers can’t swim without you! An email will be sent prior to each meet with a link to our website in order for sign up home and away dual meets and for All-Stars. Volunteers are needed for both the home and away meets. We expect that at least one parent from each family will volunteer at each meet!
The 2019 MPSL All-Star Meet: LVST’s role as the host of the MPSL All-Star Swimming Meet allows us to keep team fees low and avoid other fundraisers. Half of the proceeds of this meet-- scheduled this year for Sunday, July 21 – help substantially fund our annual swim team budget. The other half of the proceeds helps us fund long-term equipment needs and allows us to make an annual contribution to the A/C Pool. Hosting this meet is a huge undertaking, and it requires the help of every Otter family. So, please fill out the enclosed All-Star Volunteer Form as part of your registration process. Note: Every family is asked to help set up and tear down for the All-Star Meet. Additionally, every family is asked to staff one of the many volunteer positions on meet day. For those vacationing on meet day and therefore unable to serve, we have some “leg work” positions that can be completed prior to All-Star weekend. If you are unable to serve on meet day, we ask that you volunteer for one of these positions.
All-Star Program Advertising Letter & Form: Included in your swim registration packet is a letter requesting program advertising in our All-Star Program. Our registration fees are very reasonable due to the money accrued from the advertisements and program sales. Each Otter family is strongly encouraged to sponsor an advertisement or sell an advertisement to a local business. If you are interested in helping with the program or in advertising in the program, e-mail email@example.com.
Team Communication: Otter news is communicated in two ways: our website, www.swimotters.org, and weekly email from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you utilize a spam filter on your email program, be sure it allows email from this address.
Team suits and caps: We will be placing an order for team suits and caps through T&T swimming. The order form can be found under the "Documents" tab on our website. Order forms are due May 10th. We will have suit sizing kits available at Open Registration Nights on April 15th, 16th, and 17th. Team suits are NOT required. Swimmers may wear whatever they wish to compete. Navy blue suits are encouraged and can be purchased many different places. Many families use www.swimoutlet.com.
Team picture: The team picture will be taken during the season in mid-June. Look for an e-mail for specifics.
Team Picnic: Wednesday, July 24th at 6 p.m. at the pool pavilions. We will celebrate with covered dish supper, team awards, and fun and frolicking in the pool.