22-23 SCY (Fall/Win)

Open for Returning Members

8/3/22 - 1/31/23

Open for New Members

8/15/22 - 1/31/23

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26 Members

 

                                                                

 

 

Welcome to the Johnston Blaze Swim Club Electronic Registration platform for our upcoming swim season! We are pleased to offer electronic payment processing and registration. The process is simple for both new and returning members. You'll get access to your own private account that will enable you easily declare for swim meets, sign-up for jobs, see your children's swim times histories, maintain your own contact information, and more. Here are a few housekeeping items to prepare for the season:

 

 

Parent Meeting:

Please join us on Tuesday, September 6, 5:30-6:30pm at Summit Middle School for a Parent Meeting where we will cover everything you need to know as a Blaze parent!

USA Swimming Membership:

  • Johnston Blaze Swim Club is a USA Swimming swim club. USA Swimming is our national governing body.
  • All Blaze swimmers are required to be active USA Swimming members. USA Swimming membership provides liablitly coverage for your swimmer to be in the water and allows swimmers to compete is USA Swimming meets.
  • NEW: Effective September 1, 2022, all USA Swimming member registrations and renewals for athlets (swimmers), non-athletes (coaches & officials), and clubs will be completed online. This means you will be responsible for managing your own USA Swimming membership. Your swimmer will no longer be registered and renewed through our swim club.
  • When you register and pay your Blaze season registraiton fee - you will not be charged any fees by Blaze for your USA Swimming membership.
  • More information regarding USA Swimming registration fees can be found here: Iowa Swimming, Inc Website (Iowa Swimming is our local group under USA Swimming)
    • ​Look at the '2023 Registration Fees' table on the left side of the page
    • 2023 Premium Athlete ($82/year-round), 2023 Seasonal Athlete ($40/150 days), and 2023 Flex Athlete ($30/2 meet limit) will all be options for Blaze swimmers
  • As of now - DO NOT DO ANYTHING to register or renew memberships with USA Swimming. More information will be made available in the coming weeks. We will share that information with you as soon possible. 

Equipment:

  • All swimmers will recieve one team swim cap and one team t-shirt included with their registration. Additional caps and shirts are available for purchse.
  • Each swimmer should have their own swim goggles and bring them to practices and meets.
  • Each swimmer should have a water bottle with their name on it and bring it with them to practice.
  • Each swimmer should have a 1-piece competitive swim suit, or jammers. A team suit will be available for purchase at Elsmore Swim Shop. Swimmers may continue to use swim suits/jammers from previous years. If you do not wish to purchase a team suit, we would prefer a solid black color in order to keep a consistent team look. If you have any questions about swim suits/jammers, please ask Coach Dave at practice. More information about our 2022-23 team suit will be shared at the begining of the season.
  • All practice training equipment will be provided.

Volunteers & Officials:

We are in need of parents to get involved as volunteers and officials. No experience required! Training provided and all expenses will be covered by the team. We strive to host 2 home swim meets each year, but can only do this with the commitment and support of parent volunteers. If you are intersted in learning more about volunteer and/or official positions, please contact Coach Dave or Scott Kruthoff.

 

Registration & Cancellation:

You have 2 payment options when registering: Pay-In-Full or Pay Monthly

  • ​If you chose to Pay-In-Full, you will pay the cost of the entire season up front.
  • If you chose to Pay Monthly, you will pay the cost of one month up front, then your season dues will be automatically paid monthly from your credit/debit card.

If you decide to end your season early by cancelling your team membership, a 30-day written cancellation (email) notice to the team registrar (Scott Kruthoff) is required. 

 

A $40 'Annual Blaze Team Fee' is charged once per year (September 1 - August 31) to each swimmer the first time they register for a season in that year. This team fee covers the cost of your team cap and team shirt. You will have the option of adding this fee when you register. If you do not add the optional fee when you register, the team registrar will add this as an invoice item to your account.

 

Swim Meets & Practices:

  • Swim Meet & Practice Schedules can be found on our website under the 'Season Information' heading.
  • Swimmers should only attend the practice days/times scheduled for their practice group. We limit the size of each practice group to ensure safe supervision and quality instruction.
  • Swimmers are encouraged to participate in swim meets. They can be intimidating at first, but this is what they have been practicing for! Swim meets are an important experience for swimmer's development. 

Team Communication:

  • We use the Bandapp (Green lower case b) for all immediate communication and updates.
  • We use our team website for our weekly emails and to get out team news. 



We look forward to having you join the Johnston Blaze Swim Club and are excited for another great season!