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Welcome to the Killarney Swim Club 

Thank you for your interest in the Killarney Swim Club and our annual Rookie Camp. At these camps the children will be assessed and sorted according to a combination of their relative age and ability. Based on those results, spots will be offered if there is room in that particular group or squad. We do keep a short waiting list of swimmers in the event that spots become free during the season. Not all kids who are offered spots take them and we do get some openings during the season due to early withdrawal, move-ups and in the very rare event that we are able to secure additional pool time/space.

It is important for your swimmer to attend BOTH DAYS of the Rookie Camp that you register for, in order for them to be adequately assessed. We want all swimmers to have a fair chance. Swimmers who are selected must be prepared to attend 90% of all practices and compete at meets.

Parents of swimmers must be prepared to fulfill Volunteer Commitments similar to those outlined below. 

We hope that you will bear with us and understand that we are doing our best to accommodate everyone and while we would love to register everyone, there is simply not enough pool space in the city.

While we have two time slots that run for our Sprocket Group, spots in those time slots will be offered on a first come basis, for as long as there is space in each group. Returning families have first choice over time spots and then we open up space to new families. We try our best to accommodate you and all your schedules, we ask that you bear with us during that sorting out phase.

We look forward to see you at tryouts!

 

For reference ONLY, here are the fees and commitments from last season:

 

Registration Fee                 $275.00/swimmer - due upon acceptance (non-refundable)

Family Bond                        $300.00/family - due Oct 1 (refundable when families leave the Club to members in goodstanding)

Sprocket 1                           $1,160.00 (8 x $145)

Sprocket 2                           $1,216.00 (8 x $152)

Sprocket 3                           $1,440.00 (8 x $180)

Juniors                                 $2,240.00 (8 x $280)

 

Volunteering Commitments and Bingo Fundraising

Swim meets are staffed entirely by Volunteering Parents of Swimmers. You are expected to volunteer as part of your commitment to the Club. The shifts you are required to complete are listed below and go according to the group. Shifts are calculated per family, so even if you have more than one swimmer you only need to complete the shifts listed below. Also some of the Volunteering positions require you to have completed an Officials Course online or in person. These Courses or Clinics are offered free of Charge by Swim Alberta. You as a parent are required to upgrade your “skill” at least once per year. More comprehensive information will be given at registration.

Bingos are a huge source of fundraising and parents are expected to complete their shifts.

Sprockets maximum 3 shifts                             

All other Squads maximum 6 shifts

This year we are offering our club members 3 options to manage their bingo commitments.

            Option 1 – Work all assigned bingo shifts.

            Option 2 – Buy-Out: Sprocket Families  $375; All other Families:  $800 (DEADLINE to buy-out is October 1, 2018.)

            Option 3 – Buy-In: Work your base number of bingos and then receive $115 for each additional shift towards your                                 fees.                           

Please be advised, that families will no longer be allowed to hire replacement workers to work their shifts. All shifts MUST be covered by an eligible family member i.e. Parent, Step-Parent or other family member over the age of 18yrs who lives in the swimmer’s household. These are the Alberta Gaming Licencing rules governing Bingos.

In exceptional circumstances where you cannot work your assigned shift and have been unable to swap with another member, please contact the office and we will work with you to find a solution.

Volunteering Commitments

  • Sprocket 1          1 Shifts
  • Sprocket 2          2 Shifts
  • Sprocket 3          3 Shifts
  • Juniors               4 Shifts 
 
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