Practice Groupings
 
The Mt. Vernon Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Mt. Vernon Swim Team to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared toward challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of his/her abilities.
 
Fall/Winter 2021-22
Registration Opens- August 10, 2021
First Practice- September 7th/8th 
Back to Swim Bash- Kramer's Lake September 10th 5-7
Parent Meeting-    September 15th
 
M Team: M/T/W/F: 5:30-7:30 PM Th: 5:45-7:15 AM
T Team: M/T/W/F: 5:30-7:00 PM
V Team: MWF:6:30-7:30 PM
Guppy: MWF: 5:30-6:15 PM
 
SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR MEETS & HOLIDAYS
 
Pricing by Groups
 
GUPPY- $44/MONTH
PRACTICE: Monday/Wednesday/Friday
-FOCUS: LEARNING 4 STROKES
-Must be able to get across diving well with no floatation device or using a wall. 
 
 
V TEAM- $66/MONTH
PRACTICE: Monday/Wednesday/Friday
FOCUS: DEVELOPING 4 STROKES, STARTS, TURNS, PREPARING TO COMPETE 
-Must have four legal strokes (we will refine these together)
-Coach's discretion 
 
 
T TEAM- $71/MONTH
PRACTICE: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday
FOCUS: COMPETITION DEVELOPMENT, REFINING FUNDAMENTALS & TECHNIQUE
-Must have legal 4 strokes, flip turns, 2 open turns
-Must be able to maintain aerobic capacity for a full hour 1/2
-Test set performance
-Coach's discrection
 
 
M Team- $79/MONTH 
PRACTICE: Monday - Friday
FOCUS: COMPETITION AND TRAINING DEVELOPMENT, RACE STRATEGY, TECHNIQUE 
-Must have legal 4 strokes, flip turns, and open turns
-Test set performance 
-Coach's discretion 
 

Annual USA Swimming Registration Fees and MTV Dues

MTV's monthly payments are on a month to month basis. We pride ourselves on keeping costs down for families through being a strong volunteer organization.  You will find our fees and dues are very competitive with any other options in the area.

MTV Swim Team Members
For MTV Swim team members, the 2021-22 year USA Swimming Registration fee is $87.00 and is due at fall registration in September or for all members at the beginning of the season.  We also charge a yearly team fee of $50 that is due with the fall registration.  In an effort to keep this cost to a minimum, the club will host meets and hold fundraisers.  New and returning MTV Swim Team swimmers should register by following the online MTV registration tab to keep up with the yearly fees and update needed information each season.

The USA Swimming year starts September 1st.  Swimmers without a current USA Membership are not allowed to continue practice, as they are not covered under USA insurance policies. 

MTV Swim Lesson Participants
Members of our swim lessons groups are insured under separate USA Swimming Insurance carried by MTV Swim Team.  Participants pay per session fees  for each session of classes you register to attend.  Sign up for swim lessons under the “Register Swim Lessons” link on the main website page.

Payment Methods
You are encouraged to link your account to a credit card or checking account for direct deposit of payments.  Electronic payments and billing are the reason we use TeamUnify.  However, you have the option paying in advance two weeks prior to the automatic billing.  Advance payment may be made via check rather than using a bank or credit card account number.  If paying by check, please make payment two weeks in advance of the bills going out on the 1st of each month so that our treasurer has time to post them to your account.  Please put checks in the treasurer’s mailbox at the pool (located to the right of the door by the stairs up to the balcony).

Check your account regularly and contact Treasurer Jennifer Zieren if you have any questions.  

Note:
MTV Swim Team offers practices and staffs coaches based on the number of registrations for each season.  Your dues go towards letting us offer the number of practices for each group necessary for swimmers of that commitment level to succeed in reaching their goals.  MTV schedules meets intended for different ability levels, and commits in advance to staffing coaches for each meet.  The travel and staffing costs for practices and meets made available to each group are reflected in the dues.  The volunteer work we ask of parents for home meets and a small number of fundraisers is reflected in the successful efforts we have made to keep dues affordable.

 

Pick Up & Drop Off 

Parents may drop off & pick up swimmers at the north parking area between MTV Jr & Sr high schools- Door 15. 

Locker rooms are not permitted, so please make sure to arrive in swim suits ready to go. 

Please remember that in winter your child will have wet hair, so please make sure they are dressed appropriatley and you arrive on time. 

Covid protocols have changes some of our traditional viewing practices. The 2021-22 season will follow regulations allowed by MSD of Mt. Vernon and USA Swimming. 

 

Meets

MTV Swim Team typically attends 1-2 meets a month during the competitive season. Home meets and conference meets are consided required attendance, and participation of parents as volunteers is required in order to run the event (which is a fundraiser for the club). Parent volunteering is a requirement. If you can't volunteer, you will be charged a fee to help support the club. 

Swimmers may qualify for the championship meets by meeting set cut times in each event. Cut times can be found in our additional parent info and through the Indiana Swimming website link above (Indiana Swimming is our local USA Swimming executive body). These meets include: Divisionals, State, Zones, Futures, Jr. Nationals, Senior Nationals, and the Olympic Trials. 

Apps

Two swimming specific apps for parent download are: 
Meet Mobile- See your swimmer's events, seed times, results, and best times live as meet results are posted. 
On Deck- USA Swimming's app full of resources and account information.