Excellence in Swimming. Excellence in LIFE!

Inspiring our athletes to achieve their dreams in the pool & in life!

 

Registration Quick Links:

 Learn 2 Swim;   Swim Team Registration;   AQUATICS PROGRAMS

HOW TO JOIN STEEL CITY AQUATICS!

Step 1: Request an evaluation for our swim team by clicking on the link under TEAM INFO OR e-mail coach Marian to request a registration evaluation.  This helps determine which swim group you will register your swimmer for in the system.  *If your child is already a competitive swimmer and you have times 

  • Evaluations provide an opportunity for your family to meet some of our dedicated coaching staff. Your swimmers will get in the water and swim for our coaches and they will provide a recommendation of which STEEL CITY swim practice group best matches your swimmer's talent and age. 

 

  • What do you need for an evaluation/assessment? Each swimmer that is coming to the pool for an evaluation will need to bring their swimsuit, goggles, cap, and towel, and wear a mask. 

 

  • If your swimmer is already a competitive swimmer (any league or team) Please e-mail Coach Marian with your swimmer's name, Age, and include any freestyle & best stroke times you have.  Coach Marian will be able to provide a group placement by using your existing swim times for evaluation.  

 

Step 2: JOIN STEEL CITY AQUATICS by officially registering with the team online

You will need to officially register and pay our team registration and membership fees prior to practicing with the team.  This ensurs your agreement and acknowledgement of our policies and proceedures, and places you on the "active team" list to receive weekly scheduling communication for practice.   The registration fees are the same for all STEEL CITY swimmers, but membership fee amounts vary according to practice group due to longer practice times and increased practice frequency for more advanced swimmers.  

SWIM TEAM REGISTRATION AND TRAINING FEES FOR THE CURRENT SEASON 

  • STEEL CITY AQUATICS uses an online payment system via Team Unify, and team registration will open mid-August.

 

  • If you are joining after the first 5 weeks of the season (mid-season sign up), we will pro-rate your membership fees and refund you the portion of membership dues that has past. 

 

  • Please contact our REGISTRAR at [email protected] if you have any questions about the team fees or registration process.

 

  • If you are transferring to STEEL CITY AQUATICS-from another USA Swimming Club, then you will also need to complete the USA Swimming Transfer Form.  This link takes you to an on line transfer form that requests your transfer directly with Allegheny Mountain Swimming.

 

Step 3:  Complete a Two-Week Trial

STEEL CITY AQUATICS offers all "new team swimmers" a two-week trial period.  During these two weeks, you and the coaches will work together to see how your swimmer(s) enjoy the sport and the team.  If it is decided that your swimmer does not want to pursue the team (within the two week trial), Please e-mail [email protected] prior to the trial period ending.  In this case, we will refund all registration charges made to your card with the exception of the cap fee (which would have been used during the trial). 

Parents - some helpful questions you can consider during the trial period are…

  • Is your child ready to participate on a swim team?  Do they have the necessary skills?  Are they interested?
  • Is Steel City Aquatics a good fit?  Does what you see match with what you want for your child?
  • Which practice group/facility location fits your child best?  
  • How many practices will you attend each week?  How does this work in your family schedule?
  • What are your goals in participating in a swim team? What is your child good at?  What do they need help with?

Have any questions? Check out our helpful Team FAQs.