Nov22 Registration

Open for Returning Members

11/1/22 - 11/30/22

Open for New Members

11/1/22 - 11/30/22


Welcome to the OLSA Lightning Swimming Electronic Registration platform for our upcoming swim session!

We are pleased to offer electronic payment processing and registration. The process is simple and required for all members. All you need is an email address to get started.  You'll get access to your own private account that will enable you easily declare and commit for swim meets, sign-up for jobs, see your children's swim times, maintain your own contact information, and more.  All waivers must be read and agreed to prior to registration.

2022 Fall / 2023 Winter Season (Sept-Feb)

Try-outs & Registration at the Oak Lawn Community High School pool  
Current Season:  September 6th to Mid-February - after Beat the Clock Meet
Team Registration via Team Unify, 1st PAYMENT, USA Swimming 2023 online membership  AND PARTICIPATION deposit MUST BE SUBMITTED TO START SWIM!
General Swimmer  -Discounted due to late registration
Registration Fees: $525 per swimmer - Online Registration is required for everyone via Team Unify.  $175 at registration and then $175 Nov, Dec & Jan if not paid in full.
Registration Fee includes Team Handbook, team swim cap, pool time, coaching instruction and various swimming costs: administration fees, seasonal dual meets fees, meet expenses, pool rental, swimming supplies and participation awards for swimmers under 10.   
DOES NOT include:
  • Mandatory online membership via USA Swimming 2023 Fee:  NEW this year: you need to complete and pay for via USA Swimming's website - instructions are pending 
  • Team Swimsuit ($65) for those that may need a new suit.  Sizing night will be in Sept. 
  • ISI/USS swim meet  fees including our hosted invites
  • Transfer fee if joining OLSA from other clubs (requires a special form)
If we have an End-of-Season Awards Banquet, there may be an additional charge.
High School Swimmers:
Boys - before your season starts, Girls after your season ends. 
Any High School swimmer not on a high school swim team will pay full price as general swimmer.
High School Swimmers swimming half a season will pay $350. Plus mandatory USA Swimming online membership and fee  
You are required to attend practices, help with younger swimmers and swim in meets
Team Swimsuit is $65 and is not required but preferred 
The only "fundraising" required is mandatory help with our home hosted Invitational meets and attendance by all swimmers. 
ALL Families - Participation Fee:  $200 per family including High School Swimmers 
A separate check or cash deposit for participation is required and will be held until January 2023
o Checks can be dated January 15, 2023, for your convenience
Hours are tracked by each family and must be validated authorized committee member at time of activity
o A minimum of 15 hours required per family to get refunded this cost; forms will be provided 
o Plus, Mandatory help at our two home hosted ISIs planned for Nov and Jan
Meets & Conference:  We expect each swimmer to be at all Home Meets & Conference in Feb. 
Practice Schedule:  
Monthly Calendars will be provided
Typical Weekly Schedule - Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs   
Meets are scheduled during the week and some weekends for additional water time. 
Team Discounts if applicable to you
Multiple Swimmers: $100 off registration fee for additional immediate family swimmers (does not apply to families with high school swimmers) up to three siblings
Sponsorship: Bring in a sponsor donation of at least $250, and get $50 off your dues
Pool location:  Oak Lawn Community HS, 9400 SW HWY, Oak Lawn IL 

Important information

Bring your goggles and towel.  The Team follows a strict COVID-19 safety guidelines when applicable and we expect everyone to follow these guidelines in order to swim.  As things change, we may need to change groups and schedules to meet capacity limits if they are imposed.   Masks may be required while in the building.  

Space may be limited, so please register promptly if you would like to swim.  Our current OLSA Swimmers will have a week priority for sign up. 

Your swimmer is expected to follow a postive code of conduct during all swimming program events and activities.  It will be at the discretion of the coaching staff to discipline as needed with notice to parent/guardian for repeat offenders.  Swimmers may become ineligible to swim if poor behaviour persists with no refund.  We expect swimmers to attend practice, meets and conference (if held) along with other team activities.   We expect parents/guardians to follow the same positive code of conduct. 

Please reach out if you have any questions to [email protected]

We look forward to having you join OLSA Lightning Swimming and appreciate your support .