Welcome to the Stingrays and thanks for your interest in joining our team!
Registration Dates (online registration opens)
March 1st, 2018: Returning swimmers
March 11th, 2018: Open Registration (New and Returning swimmers)
April 1st, 2018: Subject to Late Registration Fee ($50).
The registration fees for each group are as follows:
Group 1: $394
Group 2: $445
Group 3: $495
Group 4: $546
Group 5: $546
*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 $394 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 (if you do this, please make sure to email email@example.com to let our registrar know). There will be no additional service charges for using a credit card.
After the first week of assessment, if your swimmer is placed in Group 2 or higher, a second email invoice will be sent to you with the remaining balance owing.
Payment of online invoices are due within 10 days, and late payments are subject to a 5% penalty charge.
Notice of Cancellation
If you decide to cancel, we require written notice prior to May 1st, and then you will be given a refund, less $150 to cover the ASSA and administration fees. For NEW swimmers, this date will be extended until the initial coaching placement evaluation is completed.
Time and Team Commitments
Starting May 1st the team will begin practicing. Meets are held on six weekends beginning May 26th. The season concludes with the Regional Swim Meet (open to all swimmers) on August 11th and 12th and the Provincial Swim Meet (for qualifying swimmers) on August 17th - 19th.
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.