Pre-Team Group Fall Session 2022

Open for Returning Members

8/18/22 - 9/17/22

Open for New Members

8/25/22 - 9/30/22


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 glad to announce registration for the Pre-Team Group (formerly Discovery 2 &3) Fall Session September-December 2022 for swimmers ages 5-8. Pre-Team swimmers must be able to swim front crawl (freestyle) and at least float or do some sort of backstroke. They will be taught butterfly, breaststroke, and backstroke and will be expected to participate in at least one meet.

If you are new to Donner Swim Club, your swimmer must be evaluated to determine skill level placement within the group. While try-outs (evaluations) have been taking place, August 24th will be the next available try-out date. Be sure to check the website to schedule a time to be evaluated.

Following the try-out/evaluation process, you must register your swimmer through the Donner Swim Club website. 

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

The length of Pre-Team Group Fall Session will be during the months of September, October, November, and will end on December 17th, 2022. Practices will begin on September 7th, 2022.  At this time, the scheduled practice days are Tuesday and Thursday from 5:15-6:15, and Saturday from 10:00-10:45. Yet, look at the schedule on the website to confirm practice days and times during the weekfor they may change due to scheduling conflicts.

Cost for this session will be a one-time payment of $340, due at the time of registration, plus an additional $15 expense for a Donner Swim Club T-shirt and swim cap.

ADDITIONALLY, when registering your swimmer, be sure to provide up-to-date information, especially your contact information. Parents are the account holders and your swimmers are identified as the member. Second, you must have a valid credit card as a card of record for registration and billing. Please DO NOT use a debit card for Donner Swim Club is not responsible for bank overdraft charges if there are insufficient funds in your account. This card will be invoiced,  if necessary for any additional costs that may occur, such as for meet entry fees or pool rental fees.

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.