Welcome to the Stingrays and thanks for your interest in joining our team!
Registration Dates (online registration opens)
March 1st, 2020: Returning swimmers + siblings
March 10th, 2020: Open Registration (New and Returning swimmers)
April 1st, 2020: Subject to Late Registration Fee ($50).
April 15th, 2020: Exhibition* Swimmer Registration (no late fee applied) may register as new or returning swimmer. They will be put on a waitlist, on April 15th if there is still room they will be enrolled in the club.
The registration fees for each group are as follows:
Bull Rays: $550
Leopard Rays: $550
Eagle Rays: $550
Manta Rays: $550
*Note a family discount of $50 is applied to the 3rd, 4th and subsequent children registering from one family.
The fees for the season, as well as the volunteer and fundraising commitments, are fully detailed in the Fees and Commitments Schedule.
Method of Payment
Everyone will be emailed an invoice for an initial payment of $425 once you have registered. You can pay by credit card online or leave a cheque in the locked OSSSC mail box in the pool viewing area (please make sure to email [email protected] if you have dropped off cheques). There will be no service charge for using a credit card.
After the first week of assessment, if your swimmer is placed in a 'Ray Group' above the Pups program, a second email invoice will be sent to you on May 8th due by May 15th. If payment is not received your swimmer will not be permitted to train with the OSSSC club.
Payment of online invoices are due within 7 days, and late payments are subject to a 5% penalty charge.
Exhibition Swimmer Classification and Enrollment Details:
Our governing body ASSA classifies swimmers that train in a year long competitive club (Mavericks) or recreation club (Barracudas or Golden Seals) as an exhibition swimmer. This helps to keep Summer Swim Club competitions fair as all swimmers are open to the same training opportunities and time frame.
They are ineligible to receive any points individual races/relays or compete at Regionals or Provincials.
If the swimmer has taken a year off from training with a year long swim club, they are no longer classified as an Exhibition swimmer and able to enroll in any ASSA swim club as a competing swimmer eligible to receive points for individual events, relays and compete at Regionals and Provincials.
As you know pool space is very limited in Okotoks and we like to give new swimmers and returning swimmers the opportunity to train and compete in this sport. Therefore between the two clubs in Okotoks (Mavericks and Stingrays) we can offer more swimmers the chance to swim.
Our club policy for exhibition swimmers is as follows: 80 swimmer capacity
Our registration takes place from March 1 - April 15th.
Exhibition swimmer(s) may register and complete the swimmer experience form. They are then waitlisted until April 15th. If we have room in our club after April 15th, they will be contacted by the registrar to see if they are interested in proceeding with their registration.
Notice of Cancellation
If you decide to cancel, we require written notice prior to April 1st, and then you will be given a refund, less $150 to cover the ASSA and administration fees. If you cancel after April 1st NO REFUND will be issued.
For NEW swimmers, this date will be extended until the Assessment Week is completed.
Time and Team Commitments
Starting May 1st the team will begin practicing. Meets are held on seven weekends. The season concludes with the Regional Swim Meet (open to all swimmers) on August 10th and 11th and the Provincial Swim Meet (for qualifying swimmers age 7+) on August 16th - 18th.
The team doesn't have a mandatory attendance policy for practices or meets. However, we do encourage each swimmer to participate in at least 3 swim meets during the season, as well as Regionals.
Other than the coaches, the team is run 100% with volunteers. Each family is responsible for volunteering to help out to ensure that everyone plays their part. In order that each family completes their volunteer commitment, a deposit of $250 per family will be collected, and volunteering completed by each family will be tracked. For a list of the volunteer positions available please see Volunteer Job Descriptions.
The Parent Handbook contains all the specific information regarding the team; how it operates, policies, and further information on both fundraising and volunteer commitments.