Registration Info
Welcome to the WDST Short Course Winter 2019 - 2020 Season!
  • Our Full Season runs from August 19th through our Wave into Championships Meet on February 16th
  • Are you in a fall school sport?  You can start swimming afterwards on October 14th.  This is our Midseason option.
  • Is your child on the Boys HS Swim Team, or are you looking to cross train for your winter sport?  Our Boys HS Season runs from August 19th to November 15th, with the opportunity to come back for the Championship Season in February.  
  • Is your child on the Girls HS Swim team, or are  you looking to cross train after your fall sport?  Our Girls HS Season runs from November 12th to February 16th.

NEW Try It Week!

This year, new swimmers are invited to practice with us from August 19th - August 23rd.  Coaches will evaluate your swimmer and place them in the appropriate level. Then your swimmer can try out the team for the week.  There is a $25 charge for this, but if you register with the team, you will be credited $20 towards your USA Registration fee. For more details, visit the Try-IT Information Tab.



These will be our registration levels and the options from which you can choose. Payment Plans are available for all options. Details regarding payment plans can be found on our Rates and Payment Plan Page


Blue Level

This is our beginning level.  Practices are four days a week for 45 minutes each day. 



This is our lower level intermediate level.  Practices are five days a week for an hour a day. 



This is the more advanced intermediate level.  Practices are six days a week for an hour and a half a day. 



This is our advanced level for older swimmers.  Practices are six days a week for two hours a day.  


USA Swimming Registration

The club holds a charter with USA Swimming and Illinois Swimming Inc.  A requirement of this charter is that EVERY SWIMMER must be registered with USA Swimming and Illinois Swimming Inc.  This registration provides mandatory liability insurance for athletes, as well as sanctioning competitions.  The registration is required once annually, and is renewed in September (or when a swimmer joining or returns to the club) All swimmers new to USA swimming, as well as any swimmers who return to the club at any point during the season are required to pay this fee.  This is a non-refundable fee for ALL swimmers, including those swimmers who withdraw during the first week of practice.


USA REGISTRATION OPTIONS:  You will be choosing from the following options during registration.  USA Membership will be added to your Registration Fee/Down Payment.

USA Flex Registration.  This costs only $20.00  Your swimmer can only swim in two USA Sanctioned meets for the entire year, not including the championship meets.  This is a good option if you are new to swimming and just want to try it out or if you are using swimming as a way to cross train for another sport.  If your swimmer wants to upgrade to the Premium membership, the fee for the Flex Membership is applied to the upgrade.This is only allowed for swimmers 17 and younger.  

Premium Membership: The Premium membership registration is $79.00 for the 2019 - 2020 seasons. (9/1/2019 - 12/31/2020).  This includes unlimited meets for the entire year. It also allows for participation in Championship Meets.  


Those swimmers who transfer to our team from another USA team must fill out the Illinois Swimming Transfer Form, pay the $10 fee and send it directly to ISI.  


Fundraising Fee $100 Per Family

This is a mandatory fee for all practice groups to offset costs of operating the team including pool rental, coaches training, and equipment purchase.  Swimmers will have the opportunity to fundraise the minimum $100 during our Winter Fundraiser. Families who do not raise at least $100 during the fundraiser will be invoiced for this amount.


Equipment and Travel Expenses

All swimmers are expected to provide their own goggles, swim caps, suits, and towels.  Team suits and caps are mandatory for competitions and are purchased from the designated vendor.  Boys suits range from $40 - $48, and girls suit range from $60.


An $5 surcharge will be assessed per athlete at all meets. This fee supports paying coaches at meets.  For any meet requiring a hotel stay by our coaches, a $50 flat fee will be charged to the families if less than 10 swimmers attend.  If more than 10 swimmers are attending, the charges will be split evenly between the swimmers.  Furthermore, for sectional meets and above, swimmers attending are responsible for 50% of the coaches expenses.