Practice Groupings
 
MTV 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 2022-23
Registration Opens- August 10, 2022
First Practice- September 6, 2022
Back to Swim Bash- Kramer's Lake September 10th 5pm to 7pm
Parent Meeting-     September 15, 2022
 
M Team: M/T/W/Th/F: 5:30-7:30 PM 
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, AND WEATHER. In general, there will be no Friday practice on a weekend we have a Friday night meet session.
 
Pricing by Groups
 
Below are the monthly swim dues per swimmer. A multi-swimmer discount is applied for siblings. A one-time registration fee of $50 will be assessed at time of registration in addition to a one-time USA Swimming registration fee (see below).  Fees charged to credit card/ACH payment will be taken out on the first of each month. Fees paid by check are due on the 1st of each month. Swimmers will not be allowed to participate in practices or meets if dues are not paid in full by the due date each month. 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.
 
GUPPY- $50/MONTH
PRACTICE: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 5:30 - 6:15 PM
-FOCUS: LEARNING 4 STROKES
-Must be able to get across diving well with no floatation device or using a wall. 
 
V TEAM- $65/MONTH
PRACTICE: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:30 - 7:30 PM
FOCUS: DEVELOPING 4 STROKES, STARTS, TURNS
-Must have four legal strokes (we will refine these together)
-Coaches will decide when swimmer can enter V Team
 
T TEAM- $75/MONTH
PRACTICE: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 5:30 - 7:00 PM
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 1.5 hours
-Coaches will decide when swimmer can enter T Team
 
M Team- $87/MONTH 
PRACTICE: Monday through Friday 5:30 - 7:30 PM
FOCUS: COMPETITION AND TRAINING DEVELOPMENT, RACE STRATEGY, TECHNIQUE 
-Must have legal 4 strokes, flip turns, and open turns
- Coaches will decide when swimmer can enter M Team

Annual USA Swimming Registration Fees and MTV Dues

Members of the MTV Swim Team are USA Swimming members. USA Swimming charges a one-time membership fee which helps offset insurance and administrative costs for the Indiana Swimming and USA Swimming organizations (of which MTV Swim Team is a member). The USA Swimming registration fee is due at time of initial registration. Available USA Swimming mebership levels are as follows:

Full Year Registration with Unlimited Number of Meets = $83

Flex Registration = $20. Swimmer may only swim two meets in the calendar year. If a swimmer wishes at a later time to move to the Full Registration level, the $20 will apply to the Full Year Registration fee.

Summer Only Registration Only = $40.50 with unlimited meets in the summer

Outreach = $5 annual registration for any student on free or reduced lunch

The USA Swimming year starts September 1st.  Swimmers will NOT be allowed to practice or attend meets until their USA Swimming Membership is current.

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. A $5 fee is charged for all credit card payments. ACH payments (electronically taken out of your checking account) are free. You have the option paying in advance two weeks prior to the automatic billing. We do allow advance payment via check. 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 Sarah Wagner 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 at Door #15. Please have swimmers ready to get in the water at practice start time. We will follow regulations set forth by MSD of Mt. Vernon and USA Swimming with respect to parent viewing of practices. At this time, parents are allowed to sit in the bleachers in the pool viewing area or in the hall outside the pool.

Meets

MTV Swim Team typically attends 1-2 meets a month during the competitive season. Attendance to home meets and conference meets is required. Parents are expected to volunteer at each home meet as these are fundraisers for the club. Home meets help us keep monthly dues relatively low compared to other clubs in the area. Families that don't volunteer the required number of meet sessions for home meets will be charged a fee. Volunteers do not have to be immediate family members of the swimmer. Please reach out to the MTV Swim Team board if you feel you will have trouble meeting this requirement. Many volunteer opportunities allow you the opportunity to watch your swimmer. 

Championship meets include Divisionals, State, Zones, Futures, Junionr Nationals, Senior Nationals, and the Olympic Trials. 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 at www.inswimming.org.

Apps

We recommend downloading two apps for the swim season. Meet Mobile allows you to see your swimmer's events, seed times, results, and best times live as meet results are posted. It has an annual cost of about $5. On Deck is USA Swimming's free app full of resources and and account information.