August 2017

Dear New and Returning Chinook Families:
We are inviting you to be part of another great year of Chinook swimming. The 2017-2018 Chinook swim season begins the week of September 11 for the Senior swimmers, and the week of September 18 for all our Age Group swimmers. We are excited to start another year.
On-line registration for returning families begins on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. We encourage returning families to register as soon as possible and before Thursday, August 31, 2017. All returning athletes are eligible for a 50% discount off of the navy Speedo Endurance team suit and a free Chinook team T-shirt with purchase of a team suit.  Early registration ensures your swimmer’s place on the team.

Please note that for the 2017-2018 season swimmers are required to wear a Chinook suit at all non-championship swim meets. Sylvia’s Swim has agreed to stock Chinook suits as part of its inventory throughout the swim season at its retail store in Bellevue. When ordering tech suits, please consider the Speedo products. We have a sponsorship arrangement with Speedo and should be using their suits whenever possible. Each family is only allowed one discounted suit per swimmer per season. Any additional suits purchased beyond the one suit per swimmer will be at the original price. 
As you go through the online registration, please review the forms carefully and complete the required information.  For the intial payment installment, you will need to mail a check to the Chinook PO box. Once your check is received, your registration is completed.  Chinook’s fees are all-inclusive and cover annual training fees, registration fees with USA Swimming and Pacific Northwest Swimming, and meet entry fees for USA Swimming-sanctioned meets.
The Swim-a-thon fundraiser participation fee will be handled the same as previous years. The $200 family fundraising participation fee will be paid with the first registration payment. As participation is confirmed once the Swim-a-thon begins in January 2018, a credit of $200 will be given to those participating families as early as the March 2018 fee invoice. There is no requirement for each family to raise $200; however, a good faith effort is required. This is Chinook’s sole fundraiser to help keep our fees as low as possible.  Chinook also hosts three swim meets during the season. All our families are required to participate to help run these meets.
We encourage your early registration to be eligible for the great benefits listed above and to ensure your swimmer’s place on the team.
If you have questions or need additional information please contact us via the Chinook website at, or at
Thank you for being part of the Chinook family. We look forward to another wonderful season of growth, fun, and fast swimming!

All the best,
Terry De Priest - President, Chinook Board

Kevin O’Shea - Head/Senior Coach