2019-2020 SHORT COURSE registration

Open for New Members

10/2/19 - 11/4/19


click the GREEN BUTTON below to Register

Short Course Season is November 4, 2019 thru March 22, 2020
registration deadline is October 11th
New Swimmers to the Team will be required to attend a Tryout Session 
on October 2nd OR 7th from 4:00-6:00pm. 
All registrations are pending Coaches review of the Swimmer's appropriate swim level.

The Williston Sea Lions offers competitive swim training for swimmers of all ages and levels. It is the goal of the Sea Lions to provide specific training for all our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing them to the best of their abilities.
The online payment processing and registration simple. Plus you'll get access to your own private account that will enable you easily Sign-up for swim meets and choose/declare swimmers events (Coach will have final discretion), required Volunteering sign-up and Swimmer's times, etc. Please maintain your own contact information (cell & email), which will allow us to provide updated info on practice and swim meets and more.

Monthly payment option and multi-swimmer discounts are available. At the time of registration, any past fees will be included in the total amount due for the new season.  Financial assistance is available for qualifying families. 

The Short Course Season monthly dues for 4 months are (at the time of registration, December 1, January 1, February 1):
***March fees will be charged for State Qualified Swimmers that attend practice***

Prep Team (Ages 5-6)   - $35
Prep Team (Ages 7-8)   - $55
Prep Team (Ages 9+)    - $75
Level 1 (Ages 8+)          - $95
Level 2 (Ages 9+)          - $115
Level 3 (Ages 11+)        - $135
Seniors:                          - $135

* Swim Level descriptions are located on the home page and within the online registration.
* Registration in each group is pending Coaches approval.  

* New Swimmers to the Team will be required to attend a Tryout Session on October 2nd OR 7th from 4:00-6:00pm. 
* USA Swimming / ND Local Swimming required $70 Fee.
* Volunteering hours are required.

Prep Team (Ages 5-6):   Wed  3:45-4:30pm
Prep Team (Ages 7-8):   Tues/Thurs  3:45-4:30pm
Prep Team (Ages 9+):    Mon/Tues/Thurs  6:30-7:15pm
Level 1 (Ages 8+):           Mon-Thurs  6:00-7:00pm
Level 2 (Ages 9+):           Mon-Fri  4:30-5:45pm
Level 3 (Ages 11+):         Mon-Fri  4:30-6:30pm
Seniors:                            Mon-Fri  4:30-6:30pm 

Our Head Coach will evaluate swimmers, then place swimmers into the appropriate level based upon abilities, commitment, and goals. Regularly scheduled testing will be provided throughout the season, giving swimmers the opportunity to advance should they meet level requirements and expectations. All practice sessions will be held at the Williston Area Recreation Center (ARC). New swimmers will be required to attend a scheduled try-out prior to registration.

The Prep Team program teaches the basics of competitive swimming, including stroke development, starts & turns. All swimmers must be able to do 25 yards of freestyle with side breathing or 25 yards of backstroke. Swimmers must be good listeners and follow directions and enter the water without coaxing.  All new swimmers must be evaluated.  Practice sessions are 45 minutes and are offered weekly based on age group.
Prep Team (Ages 5-6):   Wed  3:45-4:30pm
Prep Team (Ages 7-8):   Tues/Thurs  3:45-4:30pm
Prep Team (Ages 9+):    Mon/Tues/Thurs  6:30-7:15pm

LEVEL 1 (Age 8+):  Mon-Thurs  6:00-7:00pm
Swimmers who have completed AT LEAST a season of competitive swimming, are competing in 50 freestyle and 50 backstroke with flip turns and developing competency in breaststroke and butterfly.   Swimmers in this practice group will start off the blocks and do flip turns.  Practice sessions will focus on stroke improvement through drills, starts and turns, and develop a training mindset. This group is working towards completing the IMR Challenge.  Level 1 swimmers are expected to attend 3-4 sessions per week and attend all home and dual meets (In Minot). 

LEVEL 2 (Age 9+):  Mon-Fri 4:30-5:45pm
Swimmers in Level 2 will have at least one year of swimming and are proficient in 100 free and back, 50 breast and fly.  Level 2 swimmers should show excitement for competitive training and competition, are eager to try new drills, and learning to set goals for training as well as competition. Level 2 swimmers will be working towards completing the IMX challenge and training towards the State meet.  Level 2 swimmers are expected to attend 4-5 sessions per week.  Swimmers should attend all home meets and at least 1 away meet.  Practice sessions include 1 ? 1.25 hours of pool time and will be offered Monday through Friday.

LEVEL 3 (Age 11+):  Mon-Fri 4:30-6:30
Level 3 swimmers have at least one season of competitive swimming, should be proficient in 100 and 200 Freestyle and Backstroke, 100 breaststroke and Fly, and 200 IM.  Level 3 swimmers should be able to complete a 500 skimps in under 10 minutes, complete 10 x 100 at 2:00, 6 x 100 flutter kick @ 3:00 and complete 3 x 200 IM on 4:00.  Swimmers will be assigned to Intermediate or Advanced levels based on interval times, and physical and mental maturity.  Swimmers in Level 3 are training with a mindset for competition on the state and regional level.  Level 3 swimmers are on time for practice, swimming with set goals for improvement in practice and in competition.  Swimmers should attend 4-5 practices per week, all home meets and at least two away meets.  Practice sessions include 1.5 - 2 hours of pool time.

SENIORS (Age 13+):  Mon-Fri (4:30-6:30)
Swimmers who have at least one season of competitive swimming experience; are proficient in all four strokes, open turns and flip turns, are proficient in reading a pace clock and following stroke technique drills.  Senior Swimmers are skilled and experienced athletes committed to training and competing at a level in preparations for advancement to college level swimming.  Practice sessions will focus on technique in all four strokes, maximizing distance per stroke, pace work, and racing strategy.  Swimmers should complete a 500 skimps in under 10 minutes, complete 10 x 100 at 1:45, 6 x 100 flutter kick @ 2:45 and complete 3 x 200 IM on 3:30.  Swimmers are required to attend at least 5 practices per week, all home meets, at least two away meets, and consider regional meets.  Practice sessions include 1.5 - 2 hours of pool time.

We look forward to having you join the Williston Sea Lions Swim Team and are excited for another great season!

The WSL Board & Coaches!


SWIM MEETS: 2019-2020 Short Course Season

October 27 - NLSA Marlins   (Meet Info)
November 17 - West Fargo Flyers
November 17 - Aquastorm (U Mary Invite)
November 22-24 - FM Gators
November 24 - MSC Pentathlon
December 7 - MMSC
December 8 - Steele Memorial (AQST)
December 7 - RRV - Santa Invite
December 8 - FMY Candy Cane I-Squad
December 15 - MSC / WSL Dual
December 15 - NLSA Marlins
January 4 - DDST Winter Freeze
January 5 - ASK - Dagny Knutson Classic
January 11-12 - JAWS Winter Blast
January 17-19 - AQST Category 5 Meet
January 19 - NLSA Marlins
January 26 - FMY Mid-winter Invite
Feb 1 & 2 - WSL
Feb 8 &9 - WFF
Feb 16 - NLSA Marlins
Feb 22 & 23 - MMSC
Feb 21 - 23 - RRV Mile Meet
Feb 29 - WSL Last Splash
March 1 - DDST Consolation Meet
March 8 - WFF
March 13 & 14 - FM Gators Spring Invite
March 14 - MSC Last Chance
March 15 - JAWS Last Chance
March 20, 21, & 22 - Short Course State Champs - Hyslop Natatorium - Grand Forks, ND