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NEW SWIMMERS:  All prospective SRST swimmers must be evaluated before registration.  Please note that the minimum standard for entry onto the team is to be able to swim 50 yards (down and back in a 25 yard pool) with no stopping doing both Freestyle and Backstroke.  Swimmers must show side breathing on Freestyle and in both strokes maintain horizontal body position (legs cannot sink).  Even though we are a year round sport, you can join any time during the year and all memberships are month-to-month (see membership FAQ's at bottom of page for more info).

1st Day of Practice is Monday Aug. 27th, 2018!

Snohomish Aquatic Center Schedule:
First day is Aug. 27th, 2018
Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Silver   5:30-6:30 PM   7-8 PM 6:30-7:30 PM    
Gold 7-8 PM     5:30-6:30 PM 5:30-6:30 PM    
AG1 6-7 PM 6-7 PM 6-8 PM 6-7 PM 5:30-6:30 PM   9:30 AM - 12 PM
AG1 Dryland 5:30-6:00 PM 5:30-6:00 PM No Dryland 5:30-6:00 PM 6:30-7:00 PM    
AG2 6-8 PM 6-8 PM 6-8 PM 6-8 PM 6-8 PM 6-8 AM 9:30 AM - 12 PM
AG2 Dryland 5:30-6:00 PM 5:30-6:00 PM   5:30-6:00 PM      
Senior 6-8 PM 6-8 PM 6-8 PM 6-8 PM 6-8 PM 6-8 AM 9:30 AM - 12 PM
Senior Dryland 5:15-6 PM 5:15-6 PM 5:15-6 PM 5:15-6 PM 5:15-6 PM 8-8:30 AM  
AG2/Senior Weekday AM   5:30-6:30 AM   5:30-6:30 AM      

Note 1: Sat. and Sun. Workouts as scheduled in the Calendar Tab.
Note 2: Swimmers must text Coach Ben by 10 PM the night before weekday AM workout if they intend on participating.  If you do not text Coach Ben there may not be a coach at practice!  Text: 425-736-5600.
Note 3:  On Wed. we have a combo workout with AG1/AG2/Seniors working together.
Note 4:  The schedule above is subject to change after the high school swim seasons are over (March-July).  We will remain in the evening all year (including summer).  Schedule changes CAN happen any time if Snohomish School District requires changes, but every effort will be made to keep the schedule consistent.
Note 5:  Seniors have a "Monday Meeting" from 5:30-6:00 PM every Monday.
Note 6:  When SAC is shut down swimmers can practice at Mariner in their appropriate group.
Note 7:  While we offer month-to-month payment, SRST is a year-round team with year-round expenses.  Therefore the above schedule does not guarantee or imply that you will get to practice every single day.  There will be cancellations and schedule changes.  Fees will not be adjusted or prorated.  All member agree to pay for a year-round experience with fluctuation in practice consistency and availability.

Mariner High School Schedule:
First day is Aug. 27th, 2018
Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AG1 5:30-7:30 PM 5:30-7:00 PM 5:30-7:00 PM 5:30-7:00 PM 5:30-7:00 PM   9:30 AM - 12 PM at SAC
AG2 5:30-7:30 PM 5:30-7:30 PM 5:30-7:30 PM 5:30-7:30 PM 5:30-7:30 PM 6-8 AM at SAC 9:30 AM - 12 PM at SAC
Senior 5:30-7:30 PM 5:30-8:00 PM 5:30-7:30 PM 5:30-8:00 PM 5:30-7:30 PM 6-8 AM at SAC 9:30 AM - 12 PM at SAC
Senior Dryland (weight room) 7:45-8:30 PM in wt. room   7:45-8:30 PM in wt. room   7:45-8:30 PM in wt. room    
AG2/Senior Weekday AM   5:30-6:30 AM at SAC   5:30-6:30 AM at SAC      

Note 1:  When Mariner is shut down swimmers can practice at SAC; Mariner swimmers should check with their coach to see which group at SAC is the best fit.
Note 2:  While we offer month-to-month payment, SRST is a year-round team with year-round expenses.  Therefore the above schedule does not guarantee or imply that you will get to practice every single day.  There will be cancellations and schedule changes.  Fees will not be adjusted or prorated.  All member agree to pay for a year-round experience with fluctuation in practice consistency and availability.

 

2018-2019 Swim Meet List
Note: Meets will be added as needed and as meet info becomes available from host teams.
Meet Name Date Location Group
October Challenge Oct. 6-7   All
StingRay Open Oct. 20-21 SAC All
Q Meet Nov. 11 KCAC Silver Times
UPAC Distance Meet Nov. 11 Curtis HS All
Age Group Invite Nov. 17-18   Qualifying Times
Fall Divisionals Dec. 1-2 SAC All
14 & U PNS Dec. 7-9 KCAC Qualifying Times
WA State SR Champs Dec. 13-16 KCAC Qualifying Times
Washington Open Jan. 18-20 KCAC Qualifying Times
Winter Challenge Jan. 26-27   All
Feb. Divisionals Feb. 22-24 SAC Qualifying Times
Sectionals March 14-17 KCAC Qualifying Times
Regionals March 21-24 KCAC Qualifying Times
Spring Showdown March 30-31 KCAC All
Pacific Coast Invite June KCAC All


YELLOW HIGHLIGHTED MEETS ARE SRST HOSTED MEETS WHERE ALL PARENTS MUST VOLUNTEER.

Meet Notes:

  1. We may add additional meets.  Meet from April - July will be added at a later date.
  2. Meet cost extra.  See fees info.
  3. Members are 100% responsible for signing up by SRST posted deadlines.  Coaches do not enter swimmers into meets unless asked.  You should log in/out after entering a meet to ensure you have signed up properly.
  4. Members are 100% responsible for paying all fees.  This means members must read the meet info.  If you sign up for a meet and you cannot attend (for any reason) you must still pay.  So it really does "pay" to read the meet info.
  5. Members should consult with their direct coach (not Coach Ben) to see which meets are appropriate and which events are appropriate and recommended.
  6. All members are responsible for volunteering 2 shifts (per family) per SRST hosted meet.  These shifts are required even if you are not participating in the competition.  Members not volunteering must pay the fee outlined in the fee section.  
  7. Some meets require attending teams to help with volunteer timing.  This is required.  Fees will be applied and reimbursement will be credited (see info in fees section).

Required SRST meet uniform includes:
-Red SRST t-shirt
-Black SRST cap
-Black suit (any black suit); exception for speed suits (these can be any color).  Any brand of suit is acceptable.
-Optional: team warm-ups, parkas, towels, hats, sweatshirts, etc.

Multi-Swimmer-Families:  There is a 15% discount on 2nd sibling/3rd etc. [THIS ONLY APPLIES TO AG1 AND ABOVE].  SRST offers a FAMILY MAX OF $400 for monthly training fees.

GROUP TRAINING FEE

USA SWIMMING
(Per Swimmer Fee)

SRST ANNUAL
FAMILY ADMIN

 LAP 4 CASH
(Per Family Fee)
Charged in April.

Silver $115/month $75 $200 $200
Gold $115/month $75 $200 $200
Age Group 1 $160/month $75 $200 $200
Age Group 2 $230/month $75 $200 $200
Senior $260/month $75 $200 $200

*Note: SRST Family Admin is waived for people joining in March or later.
*Note:  Lap 4 Cash fee is reduced to $100 for people joining in January or later.

Rates For SRST Super Parents:

GROUP TRAINING FEE
Silver $97.75/month
Gold $97.75/month
AG1 $136/month
AG2 $195.5/month
Senior $221/month

How to become an SRST Super Parent:

Become a USA Swimming Official.  As an official you must work all SRST hosted meets and at least 2 meets per season where we are guests.  We have 10 of these positions max.  If you are considering this option for the purpose of getting a Super Parent discount, please contact Coach Ben in advance to see if there are positions available.

SRST will pay for your non-athlete USA Swim Reg. + buy you two white SRST logo shirts.

Contact SRST Officials Coordinator Chris Kuehn to start the process of becoming an official:  CLICK HERE.

Other Requirements For Super Parents:
Super parents are trading value for value.  Super parents are enthusiastic supporters of SRST and are held to a higher standard than the general membership.  Super parents stay clear of all pool gossip and are never a sounding board for people with "issues".  Super parents always direct those with concerns straight to their direct coach and gracefully disengage when people want to talk about their team issues.  Super parents actively work to bring the team together and focus on solutions vs. problems.  Super parents maintain an emotional stability thru the ups and downs of their own swimmer's journey.  Super parents always support the coaching staff in public and when necessary they discuss any personal issues with the coaching staff in a one-to-one meeting.

To receive a Super Parent discount you must contact Coach Ben for approval.


Descriptions:

"Training Fee" - Cost of month-to-month membership.  Covers coaching and pool rent and taxes.

"Annual SRST Family Fee" - Annual joining fee covers account set-up, bookkeeping, website, legal services, email service and monthly supplies.

"USA Swimming" -  Annual fee charged by USA Swimming for insurance coverage purposes.  

"Lap 4 Cash" -  Annual per family fee to cover pool cost and coaching fees following expensive championship meet season with national and regional travel.  Lap 4 Cash will be in March billing cycle.  This is not "fundraising"...this is a mid-year annual fee and all accounts will be invoiced.  

SRST does not charge any other "fundraising" fees.

Other Fees and Notes:

  1. Month-to-month membership.  Members must email Ben withing 48 hours of monthly invoicing.  If members do not email Ben within this timeframe there will be a $30 fee to cover bookkeeping services.
  2. HS Swimming and time off:  SRST charges 50% for up to 3 months max for swimmers taking time off and wanting to keep their spot on the team.  Swimmers doing High School Swim (including AG2) all pay $130/mo (this more than 50% for those in AG2) which:
    A)  Keeps the swimmer's spot on the team.
    B)  Allows the swimmer to train 3 x during the week + all AM workouts.
    C)  Allows the swimmer to do USA Swim Meets.
    D)  Allows the swimmers times to be considered for the SRST Top 10 and Record Board.
    This fee is charged regardless of whether swimmers are training with the team.

    We are a year round team with set monthly expenses.  If families do not pay the 50% rate and try and rejoin after time off they will be charged for the number of months they were gone at the 50% rate + all other fees.  
  3. Swim meets are extra.  SRST charges a $15 surcharge for swim meets (per swimmer).
  4. SRST does not charge for relays.
  5. SRST charges families an extra $15 per hosted swim meet.  This charge is to cover the purchase of food for officials and coaches as well as copies, awards and other supplies to run the meet.
  6. Transfer swimmers must pay a $5 transfer fee.
  7. Apparel is extra.
  8. Equipment is extra
  9. Participation at our 4 hosted meets is required and families who cannot help cannot be on the team.  There is a $100 charge for families not showing up for their volunteer shift.  This fee will allow SRST to hire workers to cover shifts.  Each family is responsible for 2 x shifts per hosted meet.
  10. We have a mid-year fee (in March) of $200; this is a per Account charge (not per swimmer).  This fee helps us during the time of year when expenses are high and income is low.
  11. Credit card usage: .30 per transaction fee/2.9% of total transaction.
  12. New FEE:  At non-SRST hosted meets we may be required to provide timers.  When this is required by the host team, SRST will charge each family and extra $15 on top of all other fees.  If parents help with the timing assignment during the competition this $15 charge will be returned as a credit.  This fee will (when collected) will help off-set Coach Ben having to hire timers.
  13. While we offer month-to-month payment, SRST is a year-round team with year-round expenses.  Therefore the above schedule does not guarantee or imply that you will get to practice every single day.  There will be cancellations and schedule changes.  Fees will not be adjusted or prorated.  All member agree to pay for a year-round experience with fluctuation in practice consistency and availability.

NEW: ON DEMAND CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS

If you would like to show your parents how to use this feature there are two options:

  1. Direct them to your site and have them
    1. Sign In.
    2. In the side menu click My Account > My Tutorials.
    3. Hover over the Playlist on the right.
    4. Click the Account OnDemand Payment tutorial.
  2. Offer them this direct link: http://teamunify.wistia.com/m/9z77WQ


 

And Swim Gear!

SRST offers lots of options:

1)  Online Team Store:  CLICK HERE.  Shop here and the team gets 10%.  Perfect for people who like to shop online.

2)  Snohomish Aquatic Center Pro Shop.  When you buy anything with an SRST logo at SAC the team gets 10%!  Perfect for people who like to see the product before they buy it.  Check out the cool team suits and the new SRST kick boards here!  SAC can also custom order you tech suits; just talk to Coach Chris!

3)  Coach Ben has the following in stock:
A)  Unisex red SRST shirts - $12
B)  Tempo Trainers - $32 
C)  Front Snorkels - $15
D)  Custom Name Silicone Team Caps - $30 for set of 2 caps
E)  Silicone Team Caps - $12 ea.
F)  Latex Team Caps - $5

Gear Silver Gold AG1 AG2 Senior
Kickboard x x x x x
Buoy x x x x x
Paddles     x x x
Front Snorkel x x x x x
Fins x x x x x
Breaststroke Fins     x    
Tempo Trainer       x x
Powerbags or Drag Sox       x x
Tennis Balls (2)       x  
Ankle Strap       x  
Yoga Mat         x

 

Pre-Order For Custom Name Silicone Caps:

  1. Taylor

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Do not ever turn in money or paperwork to Snohomish Aquatic Center or Mariner HS or any of our facilities.  All paperwork and payments go to Coach Ben.

Register For Our Facebook Group Click Here

Order Your Apparel: Click Here

StingRay News:  Once your account is active you will get the SRST newsletter email that comes out every Monday.  If you are brand new please text Coach Ben at 425-736-5600 to make sure practice is "on".  Since it takes time to set up your account you might not be in the loop as to schedule changes/closures yet.

Info/FAQs/Disclosures:

New Parent Contact:  If you are a new parent and want to talk to another parent who has vast experience in the sport, feel free to reach out to Ali.  Ali has a swimmer on the team, is one of our sub coaches and has a long history as a competitive swimmer (and she knows a thing or two about being a mom and parenting!):

Ali Davis
davisroobub@comcast.net

Letters of Recommendation:  Coach Ben does not give out letters of recommendation unless the swimmer is participating in Ben's Letter of Recommendation Program:  CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE PROGRAM.

Which Group Am I in?  All returning swimmers will re-enter the same group as they were previously in (unless your coach moved you to a new group).  If you have questions about moving up groups you can ask your direct coach.  If you are new, you must be evaluated prior to being accepted onto the team and you will be assigned a group at the time of evaluation. 

Who Coaches my Swimmer?  To see the current list of coaches and their assigned group, please see the coaches tab (very top left of website above tool bar): DIRECT LINK CLICK HERE

ALL SWIMMERS WILL SWIM AT ONE POOL ONLY.  GOING BACK AND FORTH FROM ONE LOCATION TO ANOTHER IS NOT ALLOWED (EXCEPT DURING CANCELATIONS/SAT. WORKOUT/PRESCRIBED WORKOUTS/WITH COACH APPROVAL).

 

MEMBERSHIP FAQS

  1. Do we have to be on the team all year?
    Yes.  We are a year-round program but you pay month-to-month.  We do allow members to leave the team for 3 months to do other activities but they must pay 50% rate while they are gone.  Families not paying will not be guaranteed their spot back on the team if they wish to return.  Families leaving and not paying the 50% rate will need to pay the total of all fees owed when they return (50% monthly rate x 1/2 or 3 months....anything longer than 3 months will incur full rate for additional months).
  2. If we leave, is our spot secure for when we return?
    No. 


    Families can leave for up to 3 months but must pay 50% rate.  Often high school swimmers do this during their HS season.  We do allow HS swimmers to participate up to 3 x per week + meets when they are paying the reduced rate of $130 (max of three months).

     
  3. Do we have to commit to going to every practice?
    No.  There is no attendance policy, but the more you come the better you get.  Also, swimmers who keep up with their training will have less injury.  We will not prorate or refund for practices that you miss.
  4. Are swim meets required?
    Yes.  Swimmers should ideally go to one meet per month and our minimum requirement is to attend 3 meets per season (3 meets between Sept. and end of March and 3 meets between April and end of July).
  5. Do you accept cash?
    Yes.  The only coach you are allowed to give cash to is Coach Ben.  Coach Ben does not keep a receipt book, so please double check your account 7 days after giving payment to Ben to ensure your payment was recorded.
  6. Are Silver and Gold swimmers allowed to compete?
    Yes.  All swimmers on SRST are full USA Swim Members and allowed to compete.  In fact, we encourage it!
  7. Do coaches sign the swimmers up for the swim meets?
    No.  All families are in 100% control of their own meet entries.  If you want advice from your coach as to what events might be most appropriate, please ask your direct coach.  The learning curve for swim meets is pretty big.  We have a wealth of info related to swim meets that you should begin to familiarize yourself with ASAP.  Go to Team Info/Swim Meet Info: DIRECT LINK CLICK HERE.
  8. Is there a minimum skill requirement to join the team?
    Yes.  Swimmers must be able to swim 2 lengths in a 25 yard pool (no stopping allowed) with both Freestyle and Backstroke.  For Freestyle, the swimmer must have good side breathing technique.  For both Freestyle and Backstroke, the swimmer must have a good horizontal body position (in other words, the legs cannot be sinking).
  9. Are you supportive of high school swimming?
    Yes.  We encourage swimmers to participate on their high school swim team.  Our preferred choice is to have the swimmers come in 3 times or more per week to swim with their SRST coach during the high school swim season and also participate in SRST meets.