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New Swimmer FAQ

How do I Join LGSC?
It’s easy to join our team! Click Membership Info ​to get started.


What pools does LGSC train out of?
LGSC uses Badger High School, as their primary training pool. 

How does LGSC Communicate?
  LGSC uses Team Unify to communicate via email and text messaging.  It is very important that you verify your email and cell phone for test messaging.  Facebook is also used, make sure to "Like" Lake Geneva Swim Club.
TEAM COMMUNICATIONS-CONTACTING OTHER MEMBERS

Now that I have joined LGSC, what happens next?
We have a great group of parents who have volunteered to be new swimmer liaisons. Contact a parent liaison with program questions or assistance with the team website.

What training group should my child be in?
Each new swimmer is evaluated by the coaches to determine which group is the best fit.  Each group has specific criteria that the swimmers must meet to be in that training group. Swimmers are also evaluated at the end of the season to see if they are ready to advance to the next group.
Training Group Descriptions


How do I use the LGSC website?
You can find a wealth of information on the LGSC website. Once you receive your password, you can login and discover another world of information inside our site. You can check your team account status, meet entries, contact other members, and more. The website is our major means of communication. Use it to keep informed.

How do I check my account?
You must login to the LGSC website and then click "My Account" under the sign-in box. Next click the sub directory of My Account. You can view your account history and payments here. Payments are posted within the week after we receive them. Viewing Invoice On Line


How do I pay Program, Entry, and other fees?
Fees are billed monthly on the 1st, of the month for you to review charges.
Fees are due by the 15th of the billed month to avoid a $10 late charge
Payments can be arranged through your bank for automatic scheduled payment.
Please do not give checks or cash payments to the coaches.
Checks are payable to Lake Geneva Swim Club or LGSC
Your current account balance can be checked online after you log in.
You can mail the payment to:

LGSC
PO Box 1114
Lake Geneva, WI  53147

How do I order team swim suits, training equipment, and uniforms?
Team suits, training equipment and other swim essentials can be purchased from Swim Outlet.  Select the link under Team Info.  For team spirit wear, purchases can be made from Dropzone Threads.  Select the link under Parents Corner.  Swim Outlet and Dropzone Threads both give a portion of each sale back to the team.

Where can I find information about swim meets?
Swim meet information can be found under the Meet Sign Up tab on the LGSC home page. Hold your cursor over the meet name and click. (Don’t click on ATTEND THIS MEET) Here you can find the official Meet Information Letter from the host, the team hotel (for travel meets) and more. Warm-up times and start times will be posted several days before the meet.  You will receive an e-mail 7 days before the final entry deadline reminding you to sign-up.


Which meets should I enter?
Check the Meet Schedule for available meets for your child.


How do I find qualifying time standards?
Some meets that we attend are championship meets with qualifying time standards. These are times that swimmers must achieve to attend the meet. The time standards can be found on the official Meet Information Letter. They can also be found under your
My Meet Results(button on left side of home page) (login required)


How do I enter swim meets?
You will receive an e-mail 7-15 days before the entry deadline inviting you to sign-up on the LGSC website.  From the LGSC home page, select Meet Sign Up to view events.
Click Edit Committment to log your intent. You must be logged in using your password to use this feature.
Once a swimmer commits to attend, then events may be chosen.  Pay close attention to meet maximums and sessions.  The coaches will review the entry and then make the final decision on the selected events.
Entries will become Final the day after the deadline passes.

Please pay close attention to sign-up deadlines.


How do I check my Childs's entry?
Under Meet Sign Up - Committed athletes. Coaches make final approval of events 48 hours after registration deadline. You can make any changes up until the deadline. Once the events have a red check mark - they are considered final.


How do I find hotel information for out of town meets?
Rooms are limited and reserved on a first request basis. Do not wait until the entry deadline to reserve your room, especially for Championship Meets.  Hotel information for travel meets will be posted under the Meets/Events.  You must be logged in to view this information.


What are meet fees and how do I pay them?
Meet fees are charges set by a host team for individual events and relays.  Swimmers are charged between $3-$7 per event.  The host team may also charge a Facility Fee, sometimes called a Splash Fee.  Typical fees are $5-$10 per swimmer.  For travel meets, further than 50 miles, LGSC also adds a surcharge to cover expenses incurred by coaches for the meet such as hotels, gasoline, etc.  Meet entry fees will be billed directly to your monthly account.
Please read the Meet Entry Policy


How do I find my child’s times and results?
Our swimmers times are posted in several locations.
1. Under My Account, click on My Meet Results. It can be filtered to see any cuts achieved. (You must be logged in to view meet results.)
3. USA Swimming Individual Times Search Database. Search the site using your swimmers name.
4. Create a Deck Pass w
eb account through USA Swimming and get the latest data, meet results, and more customized for your swimmer. It’s free!


How do I contact other members?
Click the "Members" tab (login required) on top left screen of homepage. . This will take you to the Member Search page. Here you can look up individual members or groups. Swimmer names, parent names, email address and home phone number are visible for all members who have not indicated a preference under "My Account" to not be in the directory. To be removed from the directory, select "No, I do not want to participate" in the "Member Search" box. If you are not in the directory you also can not see other members contact information.


How do I find out about practice schedules, and weather related issues?
Practice schedules for each training group are posted on the website under the Team Info tab.
Changes due to weather or pool cancelations will be announced on the LGSC Facebook page, emailed, texted or posted on the front page of the website.


How do I find information about Fundraising?
More information to come.  Stay tuned.


Volunteering for Meets - What is required:
More details to come.  Stay tuned.


How do I contact a coach?
Click Coaches at the top left of the website pages for each coaches e-mail address.


What is USA-S and why do I pay extra for that? LGSC is a club member of USA Swimming, Inc. and Wisconsin Swimming, Inc., which operates locally as a Local Swim Committee (LSC). All registered group members of LGSC need to be members of USA Swimming. With this, swimmers have liability insurance at all USA Swimming approved events, practices and meets. Additionally, swimmers will receive a copy of the SPLASH magazine published by USA Swimming and have an opportunity to participate in meets and special camps and other special events sponsored by USA Swimming and Wisconsin Swimming.

USA Swimming is the national governing body for amateur competitive swimming in the United States. USA Swimming divides the country into 59 Local Swimming Committees (LSC). As the national governing body for the sport, USA Swimming is charged with the responsibility to formulate rules, conduct national championships, disseminate safety and sports medicine information, select competitors to represent this country in international competition, and ensure the development of its member club and age group swimmers. USA Swimming is the ruling body of sanctioned swimming meets in the United States for meets in which LGSC participates.

 
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