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General Registration Info

2020 Summer Swim Team General Registration Information

Welcome to the Arden Park Dolphins Registration Information Pages.  What you find here and the additional drop-down menus will answer many of your questions regarding what you can expect of the 2020 registration process. If you have additional questions, please contact Arden Park Dolphins Registrar Jennifer Laing at apdregistrar@gmail.com.

The 2020 summer swim season will begin on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, and continue through the end of July 2020.  A schedule for the season has been posted under the “Meet Schedule” tab. 

 

Registration Dates for the 2020 Season:

 

RETURNING SWIMMERS (SWIMMER WAS A MEMBER OF THE 2019 TEAM)

January 13 – January 26, 2020

ONLINE REGISTRATION 

Registration for returning swimmers (swam on the 2019 team) will begin online at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020, and end at midnight on Sunday, January 26, 2020.  Returning swimmers who register during this time period will be guaranteed their place on the summer swim team.  Returning swimmers who do not register during this time will forfeit their returning swimmer status and must register in person on February 1, 2020.  Please see the “Returning Swimmers” page under the “Registration Tab” for more information.

Please note that participation in prior Arden Park Fall Swim Programs does not confer “returning swimmer” status to a swimmer for the 2020 summer season registration.

 

NEW SWIMMERS - February 1, 2020

IN PERSON at the Arden Park Community Center

For all new swimmers (siblings of a returning swimmer, or former members wanting to return to the team, please email apdregistrar@gmail.com) registration will be in person at the Arden Park Community Center, located at 1000 La Sierra Drive, on Saturday, February 1, 2020.  Parents may come at any time to receive a number for their registration time period. Numbers will be handed out starting at 7:45 a.m.  Please see the “New Swimmers” page under the "Registration" tab for more information on registering a new swimmer.

 

2020 Registration Fees

Registration fees for the 2020 summer season:

$275 for the first swimmer,

$225 for the second sibling swimmer,

$175 for each additional sibling swimmers,

$125 for High School age swimmers.

High school swimmer registration fees apply to those swimmers CURRENTLY attending high school at the time of registration (in high school for the 2019-20 school year). A non-high school sibling of a high school swimmer is considered the first swimmer and will be subject to a registration fee of $275. Families with only high school swimmers are exempt from regular-season volunteer job responsibilities but must volunteer at the Championship meet.

 

Refunds will be given, up to April 10, 2020, to those swimmers who are unable to successfully complete our swimmer readiness test. Other requests for refunds will be evaluated on a case by case basis, with Board approval.

PLEASE NOTE: Upon completion of team registration, no refunds will be issued to swimmers moving to another team.

 
Questions?  Contact our Team Registrar Jennifer Laing at apdregistrar@gmail.com.  For additional information, please visit the drop-down menus under this tab.
 

Volunteer Requirements

The Arden Park Dolphins Swim Team prides itself on well-run meets, which is due entirely to our dedicated parent volunteers!  Each family will be required to sign up for a specific number of team volunteer jobs during the season.  The exact number of jobs will be determined after registration.  Jobs for the Conference Championship Meet held in July are additional jobs that all families attending Champs will be required to sign-up for.

Each year we strive to ensure each family contributes by fulfilling their share of jobs.  Yet, inevitably, a few families simply do not complete their volunteer commitment, resulting in more work for the other families.  Therefore, during registration families are required to have on file an active credit card in their family's Team Unify account. At the end of the season, if a family's required volunteer shifts were not completed, your family account will be charged $300.

Families with ONLY high school swimmers are exempt from job requirements during the regular season.  All families attending Champs are required to sign up for volunteer jobs. 

 

Northern California Swim League Registration

The Arden Park Dolphins Swim Team is a member of the NorCal Swim League in the Motherlode Conference for the 2020 season.  In addition to registering with the Arden Park Dolphins, each swimmer must also be registered with NCSL and pay the $15 registration fee in order to participate in all league activities including swim practice and swim meets. The $15 NCSL Registration fee is paid directly to the League (see "NorCal Swim League" page under the "Registration" tab for more information). Please note the NorCal Swim League registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE ON A 2020 RECREATIONAL SWIM TEAM, THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SWIM LEAGUE BYLAWS STATE NO SWIMMER MAY RECEIVE ANY SWIM INSTRUCTION IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.  SWIMMERS SWIMMING FOR A HIGH SCHOOL SWIM TEAM OR PARTICIPATING ON A WATER POLO OR SYNCHRONIZED SWIM TEAM ARE EXEMPT FROM THIS REQUIREMENT.  PLEASE CONTACT AN AP DOLPHINS BOARD MEMBER IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.