Summer is coming and we are excited to WELCOME all the new and returning Otters!
Below, please refer to some important information to get the Otters’ season started:
Team Unify – This is where you will sign-up your swimmer(s) for meets and events as well as sign-up for parent positions for meets and events. You will also be able to view newsletters, the parent handbook, maps to swim meets, meet scores and results, and order team suits and sportswear. Make sure to check the accuracy of your family/swimmer information and enter your cell # to receive SMS alerts. This can be done under the “My Account” tab by entering your cell phone # in the SMS box & then your cell phone carrier in the next box.
All information will remain strictly confidential and will be used only to communicate information, team functions, alerts, news, events, or other team related activities. You may change your email address and password anytime you like, but please use the email address that you access most frequently. This is our main source of communication.
How do I log-in to Team Unify?
Team Unify will send you an email with a temporary password. You will use your temporary password to create a personalized password for your account. The Team Unify Oswego Otter web page is www.oswegootters.org
The initial email will be sent to the email address that the Park District has on file. If you do not receive an email and/or would like to change your email address, please contact Otters Swim Team at [email protected] with the following information:
Date of birth of swimmer(s)
Correct email address
Once logged-in, what do I need to do?
Review your account information. Make sure your swimmer(s) name, date of birth, contact information is correct. Please change/add any info within your account.
Visit the EVENTS tab at the top of the page.
Please click on the Attend/Decline tab, for all events that provide that option.
Click on your swimmer(s) name
**Your swimmer(s) MUST attend a minimum of 3 swim meets in order to compete at Conference at the end of the season**
Evaluations – May 14 & 15 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Civic Center Aquatic Park. All NEW swimmers must attend one of the evaluation sessions in order to be assigned a practice group. Swimmers can arrive at the Civic Center Aquatic Park anytime within the 4:30-6:30pm designated time schedule and will be evaluated in order of arrival. Each evaluation usually takes approximately 10 minutes, however, the wait time may be longer depending on the number of swimmers in line for an evaluation. Coaches will evaluate swimmers and assign a practice group color. This color group will determine the swimmers’ practice time. Evaluations for all RETURNING swimmers wanting to change practice groups will be held at the same time. May 14 & 15 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Civic Center Aquatic Park.
Evening Practice begins on Monday, May 18, Morning Practice begins on Monday, June 1
All Practices will be at Winrock Pool
Spirit Wear & Suit Sizing – TBA
Parent meeting – TBA
Officials Training – We can always use more Officials! If you are interested in becoming certified to officiate the Otters’ swim meets, please contact Erik Enslen at [email protected]
We are looking forward to a great season of swimming. We appreciate the hard work of our great parent volunteers, excellent coaches and, of course, our Otters’ swimmers- Let’s GO OTTERS! Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions- see you soon.
Job Signup- Next to the Attend/Decline tab
Otters swim meets are ran solely from parent volunteers. All jobs are family friendly and are great for newbies and returning families. We ask that at least 1 parent or guardian volunteer for 1 shift per meet.
Please take more time to explore the Oswego Otter's website: www.oswegootters.org.
Any questions please email [email protected]
Important Contact Information:
Rainout Line: www.rainoutline.com 630.410.9494
Would you like to become an Otter’s Official? The Otter’s meets are run by parent volunteers, including the officials. Here is a way to become an official for only the summer without having to officiate over the winter.
Since there is no requirement to have a certified official at any summer conference meet, we will be offering an uncertified official class. The purpose of the class is to teach officiating basics for the benefit of the coaches and the swimmers. Parents who go through the class are able to start the races, judge strokes and turns, and pick finishes.
NCISC Official Training will be announced or you can log on to USA swimming to find other Official Trainings. The Otters Swim Team will reimburse any Official Training up to $100.
We could use your help!
The Oswego Otters Staff
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