2022-2023 Donner Swim Club Short Course Season

Open for Returning Members

8/18/22 - 11/30/22

Open for New Members

8/25/22 - 11/30/22

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Welcome to Donner Swim Club! This is the start of a very exciting year for we not only welcome our new head coach, Mike Cunningham, to lead our club, but we are also celebrating our 75th year of existence!

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 to easily declare entry into swim meets, sign-up for volunteer opportunities, see your swimmer's times and histories, maintain your own contact information, and more. Please Note: a credit card is required to be on file for billing purposes. Please do not use a debit card for the card of record, for Donner Swim Club is not responsible for overdraft bank charges if your account has insufficient funds at the time of invoicing.

Donner Swim Club has a variety of swim groups available to cater to your swimmer's skill level and commitment. We have SENIOR, SENIOR H.S. CONDITIONING, AGE GROUP (formally known as Challenge), and DEVELOPMENTAL (formally known as Imagination). Practices will begin August 15th for both Senior groups, August 29th for Age Group, and September 6th for Developmental. Please check the practice schedule posted on the website weekly to confirm practice days and times for they may change due to an unforeseen conflict.

The SENIOR group is for swimmers who are presently in or entering high school (ages 14-19). Swimmers must be able to do all strokes, starts, turns, and finishes legally. The focus will be training and technique refinement. Practices will be offered six (6) times a week along with dryland conditioning sessions. Participation in the short course season will start in August and run through October, then resume following the high school swim season in February and conclude in late March. The cost for participation for the session before and after the high school season is $700. Families have the option to make a one-time payment of the entire amount at the time of registration (minus 10% for a total of $630), or choose a payment plan of $175 a month over four (4) months (an initial payment of $175 at the time of registration and then three additional equal payments at the beginning of September, October, and November). Understand the payment plan helps defray the cost of the coaching fees for the Senior swimmer's participation before and after the high school season, yet does extend into the start of the high school season.

The SENIOR H.S. CONDITIONING group is for swimmers who are presently in or entering high school (ages 14-19). Practices will be conducted simultaneously with the Senior group, but for only three times a week. This group is for those high school swimmers who are not able to commit to swimming year round, but want to prepare for the high school swim season. The cost for participation for the August through October session will be a one-time payment of $200 at the time of registration. If the swimmer wants to attend more than three practices a week, an additional fee may be assessed.

The AGE GROUP is for swimmers ages 11-14 who can do all strokes, starts, turns and finishes legally. The focus will be on training development and continued training refinement. Practices will be offered six (6) times a week from late August through late March. Cost for participation in the short course season will be $700. Families have the option to make a one-time payment of the entire amount at the time of registration (minus 10% for a total of $630), or choose a payment plan of $175 a month over four (4) months (an initial payment of $175 at the time of registration and then three additional equal payments at the beginning of October, November, and December).

The DEVELOPMENTAL group is for swimmers ages 8-11. Swimmers must be able to swim all four strokes legally, will learn starts and turns correctly, and will focus on training development and continued technique refinement. Practices will be offered four (4) times a week from September through late March. The cost for participation will be either a one-time payment of $630 at the time of registration (minus 10% for a total of $576), or a payment plan option of four equal payments of $140 (one payment at the time of rgistration and then three more payments at the beginning of October, November, and December).

For all swimmers, there will be an additional $15 expense for a Donner Swim Club T-shirt and swim cap.

Registration must be completed before your swimmer can participate in any of the practices.

NEW THIS YEAR: You must also register your swimmer separately on the USA SWIMMING website for a USA Swimming Membership. This membership is required for all club swimmers for liability purposes to protect your swimmer and must be completed in order to participate. NOTE: At this time, USA Swimming has not yet completed the registration process and it will not be ready for parents until mid-September. Donner Swim Club will notify you as to when this can be done and provide you with the the link and instructions on how to complete this process, as well as which membership for which to apply.

One last very important detail regarding participating in swim meets – Indiana Swimming requires to have a copy of the swimmer’s birth certificate to verify the swimmer’s information as it was listed during the registration process. If you are new to Donner Swim Club or are a returning member and have not previously supplied a copy of the birth certificate, please bring a copy to the pool as soon as possible and give it to a member of the coaching staff, preferably before the end of the second week of practice. Understand, this is a requirement imposed by Indiana Swimming and the copies will be destroyed once submitted to protect the identity of each swimmer.

We appreciate your interest in joining Donner Swim Club and thank you for your participation.