Porpoise Swim Team General Information
The YMCA Porpoise Summer Swim Team provides a fun, family program which promotes the development of good sportsmanship and self-confidence while improving swimming skills. The flexibility of our program encourages the child to balance swimming with other sports and family responsibilities.
Our winter team website is www.swimnapy.com our summer team website is www.summernapy.com. At the beginning of the season, after your Y membership and team registration has been processed by the Y, you will receive an email with log in information to access your account on the website. You will register for all of the meets that you choose to attend on the website, as well as find important news information for the team. All team communication is done through email. Please make sure that the email you provide with your registration is the one that you prefer to be contacted with and that you will check regularly.
Porpoises offer all levels of competitive swimming for children 5-years old to 18-years of age. The team is a YMCA swim team, and will participate in several local dual, and individual meets and one inter-squad meet (Time Trial). ISI (Illinois Swimming Incorporated-a USAS local chapter) participation is an optional supplement, and offers advanced swimmers additional opportunities for meets. For ISI swimmers, there is an additional $75 ISI registration fee, as well as the cost of ISI meet entries. All Swim Team members must be Naperville YMCA members, as per the YMCA of the USA National rules.
The team has five (7) levels: Rookie, Novice, Intermediate, Cadet, Advanced, Gold, and High School.
Swimmers can choose from 3 or 5 days of practice per week. Swimmers may only attend on the practice days for which they are registered. There are no make ups for missed practices.
While there is a strong "swim and be fit" component to swim team, the goal is to improve technique and efficiency. Like the proper swing technique in baseball, swimming needs instruction, then endless practice to perfect the skill, making it a habit. We teach pool safety, racing starts, proper stroke technique, turns, finishes, and sportsmanship. We develop confidence in the water, determination, and self confidence.
Late registration for the team will not be prorated. All withdrawals loose the $50 registration fee. All withdrawals will be prorated. There will be no refunds after June 3rd, without a documented medical excuse. All withdraw requests need to be make in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
USAS (ISI) Registration (optional)
If you want your swimmer to take advantage of more meets, harder competition, and a broader range of events, then you might want to sign your swimmer up for the USAS (ISI) swimming. Go to our website for a copy of the ISI form to be filled out. Make a Xerox of the filled out form for your records. Mail the form to the ISI office as shown on the form, along with a check made out to ISI. All swimmers will need a recommendation from the Head Coach Prior to ISI sign up. Cadet and Advanced swimmers are encouraged to think about participating in ISI.
The rule of thumb for ISI is: If you are no longer being challenged at duel meets, you may need to consider ISI.
If you finished in the top 8 at the NSC City meet, you may need ISI.
USAS swimming is an OPTION. It is not required.