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Welcome to the Whitby Swimming and the exciting world of swimming!  

Whitby Swimming is a non-profit organization run by a board of directors and committees comprised of parent volunteers. Our swim programs are coached by professional coaches.

The club runs both a Pre-competitive (Swim Skills) program as well as a Competitive (youth, age group, senior) program.   We are not planning to run our precompetitive program this fall due to space limitations.  As pools re-open and restrictions ease we will hopefully be able to add our precompetitive program back.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

— ATHLETE PLACEMENT —

The coaching staff will be responsible for the group placement at the beginning of the year and for the group changes during the season. In order to find the most appropriate group for each swimmer, coaches will review five aspects: the ability to train, the skills, the attendance, the character and performances.

Please note that meeting standards do not guarantee group placement, all group placements are solely at the coach’s discretion.

Ability to Train

Before being placed in a new group, the swimmer must demonstrate that he or she will be able to handle the training load of the new group. The ability to meet the group standard is important for the self-image and confidence of the swimmer. If there is any doubt, the swimmer will be placed in a lower group with the opportunity to move up.

Skills

As the swimmer progresses, it is expected that he or she will be prepared to work on and master the finer points of stroke techniques, starts, turns and race strategy.

Attendance

Swimming requires a commitment to practice schedules and meet participation. As a swimmer moves up the competitive ladder, there are more practices of longer duration. If a swimmer does not attend practice on a regular basis, he or she is less able to improve performance.

Character

While swimming performance is expected to improve over the long run, in the short run, there will be ups and downs. As the swimmer moves up the competitive ladder, he or she must be able to handle the stresses of intense training and competition and also balance swimming with other aspects of life (school and extracurricular activities).

 

Assessment Days/Tryouts (August 2020)

 After much consideration, we are not planning to run assessments for any programs.  Swimmers are still welcome to contact registrar@whitbyswimming to be put on a waitlist but we can't guarantee any spaces for new swimmers.  We are hoping that as restrictions ease we will be able to welcome new members either this fall or in January.

 

Fees

Registration fees are set annually by the board of directors based upon coaching salaries, pool fees and other operating costs. Registration is done via our online registration system.

The club, on your behalf, pays Swim Ontario and Swimming Canada fees. Fees are set according to age group and are payable annually. Swim Ontario fees provide insurance. A Swimming Canada account will be set up for you after registration, after which you can add your swimmer and track his or her success throughout the year. (Please see www.swimming.ca for more information)

Fee payments - Fees are paid via visa or mastercard via our online registration system.

Competitive Registration Fees will be paid in 2 installments; on the date of registration and November 1.

Initial registration and fees are as per fee schedule included in the current registration package. All payments will be charged to your credit card used during registration.

Pre-competitive Registration Fees  – will be paid in one payment. Pre-competitive sessions are 8 weeks long and begin in September, January and March. Separate registration is required for each session. 

Payments – Payments are accepted through your family account set up on our Team Unify system, only via Visa or MasterCard. On an ongoing basis throughout the season, you will receive an email (Billing Summary) one week before the end of each month showing the amounts you will be invoiced that month. This email will contain a link to the website where you can review your detailed account information. Invoices will be automatically generated upon registration and on November 1and any amount owing(meet fees, uniform orders, etc.) will be charged to your credit card on file.  If an installment payment is due that month then that payment will also be processed.  You will receive an email containing a link to the website to view your invoice and see what payments were processed. Families can sign in and view their account at any time and any discrepancies can be reported to the WD treasurer.