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Fees

The North Iowa Splash here offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the North Iowa Splash to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing swimmers to the best of THEIR abilities.

Please call us at 319-939-7991  or email [email protected] to schedule a trial period, or contact NIS to send us an email request for more information.

The North Iowa Splash offers three swim groups to fit all levels of swimmer.  Please use the information below, with the help of the coaching staff, to decide what group your swimmer would best fit.  You will also find required equipment your swimmer may need for each group.

When speaking of swim suits; It is recommended that girls wear a tighter fitting one piece (or workout style two piece) suit. Boys should be in a brief (Speedo), drag suit, or jammer - swimming trunks will suffice for swimmers during a try out period. Once committing to NIS, it is highly suggested that swimmers use one of the suits types listed above.  Swim trunks are baggy, have pockets, and negatively effect the swimmer's position when going through the water.

Fees for North Iowa Splash are broken down into two seasons.  The winter season runs from September to mid February. The spring/summer season runs from April through the end of July.  We offer multiple member discounts for families.  For families with two swimmers, we offer a 10% discount.  For families with three swimmers, we offer a 15% discount.  For families with four swimmers, we offer a 20% discount, and for families with five, we offer a 25% discount.  

Every swimmer needs to be a member of USA Swimming.  This membership also provides member insurance through USA Swimming.  New swimmers will need to purchase this at the time registration, and renewing members pay this fee at the beginning of the winter season in September.

New swimmers wanting to try out North Iowa Splash, can go through a two week trial period to see if joining the club is something they are interested.  This tryout period only is available to brand new swimmers to USA Swimming. ( Due to the current enviroment brought about by COVID-19, we are unable to offer the two week trial period until further notice. We are accepting a limited number of new members, however, new members must be fully registered with the club in order to participate in practice. Thank you for your understanding.)

Members will sign up for NIS through this website.  Payments for club dues will be made electronically with your debit card or credit card.  Monthly fees can be charged against your card or bank account though ACH. Your fees can be withdrawn automatically the first of each month, or manually by you on demand, after you sign up. Automatic payment is not required although it is highly recommended. Monthly dues are not prorated.

BEGINNER

This group is for swimmers that are new to competitive swimming.  Swimmers should be at least 5 years old and have taken swimming lessons, including stroke basics for freestyle (front crawl) and backstroke (back crawl). Swimmers in this skill group must be able to complete a 25 yard freestyle swim and a 25 yard backstroke swim without stopping or requiring assistance. 

Swimmers in the Beginner skill group will not be asked to participate in swim meets.  The focus of this group is to have fun while developing the basics of the competitive swimming strokes. 

Needed equipment:

  • Swim Suit
  • Goggles
  • Swim Cap optional (recommended to help keep long hair out of the swimmers face)
  • Water Bottle (full for each practice)

2021 Spring/Summerr Season Dues:
Monthly Dues $20

NOVICE

This group is for swimmers who have graduated out of the Beginner skill group or swimmers who meet the minimum swim test expectations for the group.  Novice swimmers must be at east 5 years old and be able to complete a 50 yard freestyle (front crawl) swim and a 50 yard backstroke (back crawl) swim without stopping or assistance. 

Swim meet participation will depend on their ability to compete certain distances and strokes in practice.  Fun is the name of the game, and continued learning of stroke technique is the emphasis of this level.

Needed equipment:

  • Swim Suit
  • Goggles
  • Swim Cap optional (recommended to help keep long hair out of the swimmers face)
  • Water Bottle (full for each practice)

2021 Spring/Summer Season Dues
May Dues $30

June/July Monthly Dues $40

Pay in Full (5%discount)  $104

 

AGE GROUP

This group is for swimmers ready to learn more stroke and racing techniques. Swimmers should be able to swim 100 yards of both the freestyle and backstroke without stopping or assistance.  Swimmer in this skill group will begin to learn the breastroke and butterfly technique and increase endurance.

Swim meet participation is encouraged and will depend on their ability to compete certain distances and strokes in practice.  Fun is the name of the game, and learning advanced stroke technique, including butterfly and breaststroke, is the emphasis of this level.

Needed equipment:

  • Swim Suit
  • Goggles
  • Swim Cap optional (recommended to help keep long hair out of the swimmers face)
  • Water Bottle (full for each practice)

2021 Spring/Summer Season Dues
May Dues $40

Jume/July Monthly Dues $50

Pay in Full (5%discount)  $133

 

JUNIOR

This workout group is for the swimmer who understands the four competitive strokes, and able to perform each stroke legally for a minimum of 100 yards.  Enhanced racing technique and swim training will begin in this group.  The coaching staff will work with swimmers to proceed as their skill level improves.  

Meet participation is expected, as competitions are great for evaluating the swimmer's abilities. Swimmers in the Junior skill group should strive to qualify for Silvers or State Championship meets at the end of the season. Keeping it fun and finding a level of competitiveness in the swimmer are the goals.

Needed equipment:

  • Swim Suit
  • Goggles
  • Swim Cap optional (recommended to help keep long hair out of the swimmers face)
  • Center Mount (swimmers) Snorkel
  • Water Bottle (full for each practice)

2021 Spring/Summer Season Dues
May Dues $60

June/July Monthly Dues $70

Pay in Full (5%discount)  $190

 

SENIOR

Ready to take your training up to the next level? This is your group.  Swimmers nearing, or at the state qualifying times need to participate in this group. 

This workout group is for the swimmer who understands the four competitive strokes, and able to perform each stroke legally for a minimum of 100 yards. A test set will be determined at the beginning of each season to make sure that participants in this group are able to swim at a pace required for increased workouts.

We will concentrate on fine tuning stroke and racing technique, as well as introduce swimmers to a higher level of sprint and endurance training.  This group is for swimmers at least 11 years old.

Meet participation is expected, with the goal being qualification to the ISI Short or Long Course Championship Meet at the end of the season.

Needed equipment:

  • Swim Suit
  • Goggles
  • Swim Cap (Female)
  • Center Mount (swimmers) Snorkel
  • Water Bottle (full for each practice)

2021 Spring/Summer Season Dues
May Dues $60

June/July Monthly Dues $75

Pay in Full (5%discount)  $199


 

* Final determination of each swimmer's appropriate work out group will be at coach's discretion.