Registration for Upper Dublin Aquatic Club programs will take place online via Team Unify club management services at www.udac.us.

Registration fees include 2022-2023 Middle Atlantic Swimming athlete membership (fees for UDAC SAL diving-only participants are adjusted), team T-shirt, a service fee charged by the Team Unify Network™ club management system, and two UDAC practice swim caps (a $5 charge will be applied to your account for replacement caps).

Non-Upper Dublin families are charged a $150 out-of-township fee (per family, per year).

All programs are designed to maximize training for all athletes and will not be pro-rated or modified for individuals participating in multiple sports or with other scheduling conflicts.  No exceptions.

Divers train & compete as a part of UDAC’s Suburban Aquatic League (SAL) Team.  

Full Description of 2022-2023 Fall/Winter UDAC Swimming, Diving and Water Polo programs can be reviewed at 2022-2023 UDAC Program Flyer.

NOTE: All UDAC registrants are required to participate in competition at some level, depending on their group assignment.  If your family is not planning to participate in meets, please do not register as space is at a premium for those who will be competing.  Families seeking to join the club for purposes of physical fitness/conditioning with no intention of participating in the competitive meets will be guided to register for the Technique and Fitness program offered.

Registration is currently open only to Upper Dublin residents and non-resident families that participated in 2021-2022 UDAC programs. Registration numbers will be evaluated after Aug. 20th in regard to participant ratios and UDAC’s UDSD Class 2* community organization status with Upper Dublin School District.  New out-of-township families with questions can contact UDAC Director Kathryn Scheuer at [email protected]), although there are no guarantees that space will be available for 2019-2020.

All registrations are subject to a cancellation fee.

*UDSD Class 2 – Organizations within Upper Dublin whose primary purpose involves school-age children: a minimum 75% of participants must reside within the District (e.g. youth sports organizations, Scouts, UDP&R)

 

            Non-Upper Dublin resident fee:     $150(per family – in addition to membership fee)

                                   Late fee:     $150 (automatically assessed after Sep 9, 2022)

 

UDAC RED DRAGONS

USA SWIMMING TRAINING AND COMPETITION

Fall and Winter 2022 Programs

 

 

SAL Swim and Dive

Program Description

Fee

Sibling Discount

Fall/Winter SAL Swim

Upper Dublin residents only. Suburban Aquatic League (SAL) dual meet season only (includes pre-team) swimming athletes; evening practices only - starts in September, finishes early Feb.  Opportunities to participate in local Middle Atlantic competition. 

Pay in Full: $640.00

 

Installment: $128.00

5 months

Yes

 

 

 

 

Jr. USA Swimming

(Generally, team 3 to Sr. 1, 4th thru 8th grade)

Program Description

Fee

Sibling Discount

Junior USA Fall/Winter

Fall/Winter registration for UDAC competitive swimming program; evening practices, short course season only Includes participation in both USA Swimming and SAL dual meet competition. (Sep-Mar; includes SAL registration). Meet and Practice attendance requirements apply. 

Pay in Full: $1,340.63

 

Installment: $268.13

5 months

Yes

Junior USA Full year

One-time annual registration for UDAC competitive swimming program; includes short course & long course seasons Includes participation in both USA Swimming and SAL dual meet competition. (Sep-Aug; includes SAL registration)  Meet and Practice attendance requirements apply.  

Pay in Full: $1,890.60

 

Installment: $189.06

10 months

Yes

 

 

 

 

Sr. USA Swimming

(Advanced 8th grade and older)

Program Description

Fee

Sibling Discount

Senior USA Fall/Winter

Fall/Winter registration for UDAC competitive swimming program; includes morning and afternoon practices, short course season only (Sep-Mar; includes SAL registration). Includes participation in both USA Swimming and SAL dual meet competition. Participants train & compete with their high school team Nov-Feb in parallel with UDAC activities.  Meet and Practice attendance requirements apply.

Pay in Full: $1,769.23

 

Installment: $353.87

5 months

Yes

Sr USA Full Year

Discounted one-time annual registration for UDAC competitive swimming program includes morning and afternoon practices, short course & long course seasons (Sep-Aug; includes SAL registration).  Includes participation in both USA Swimming and SAL dual meet competition. Participants train & compete with their high school team Nov-Feb in parallel with UDAC activities.   Meet and Practice attendance requirements apply.

Pay in Full: $3,141.60

 

Installment: $314.16

10 months

Yes

Senior USA Fall/Winter ~ Mornings Only

 

(Only available to athletes participating in high school sports.  Athletes must attend 3 out of 6 practices a week, including Saturdays)

Mornings only - Fall/Winter registration for UDAC competitive swimming program; includes morning practices, short course season only (Sep-Mar; includes SAL registration).  Includes participation in both USA Swimming and SAL dual meet competition. Participants train & compete with their high school team Nov-Feb in parallel with UDAC activities. Athletes must attend 3 out of 6 morning practices a week (Saturdays included).

Pay in Full: $536.25

 

Installment: $107.25

5 months

NO

Sr. Performance Fall/Winter

For swimming athletes committed to year-round training and competition at the highest levels. Placement into this group is based on coach's invitation. One-time annual registration for UDAC competitive swimming program includes morning and afternoon practices during short course season only (Sep-Mar; includes SAL registration).  Includes participation in both USA Swimming and SAL dual meet competition. Participants train & compete with their high school team Nov-Feb in parallel with UDAC activities.   Meet and Practice attendance requirements apply.

Pay in Full: $1,851.30

 

Installment: $370.26

5 months

Yes

Sr. Performance Full Year

For swimming athletes committed to year-round training and competition at the highest levels. Placement into this group is based on coach's invitation. One-time annual registration for UDAC competitive swimming program includes morning and afternoon practices, short course & long course seasons (Sep-Aug; includes SAL registration).  Includes participation in both USA Swimming and SAL dual meet competition. Participants train & compete with their high school team Nov-Feb in parallel with UDAC activities.   Meet and Practice attendance requirements apply.

Pay in Full: $3,328.60

 

Installment: $332.86

10 months

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Polo

(Grade 4th thru 8th)

Program Description

Fee

Sibling Discount

Fall

Training will focus on conditioning, technique, and play of game.  The purpose is to expose participants to the game of water polo and prepare players for a competitive aquatics experience while learning this very unique team sport.  Registration is open to all boys and girls in Grades 4 through 8 including beginner, intermediate, and advanced players.  All participants must be able to swim 2 lengths of the pool freestyle, 1 length of the pool backstroke, and tread water for a minute. 

 

Current American Water Polo membership required.  Registration includes AWP membership fee.

Pay in Full: $201.30

 

Installment:

Not available

N/A

 

 

 

 

Multiple sibling discount

# of athletes

Discount

 

Discounts are a single discount applied to the family account at time of registration regardless if fees are paid in full or the monthly installment option is selected.

2 athletes

$25

 

 

3 athletes

$50

 

 

4 athletes

$75

 

 

5 athletes

$100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJUSTMENTS AND FAMILY DISCOUNTS - *Automatic discount in online registration module

 

*Multiple Siblings

Registrant for first eligible program pays full amount; fees discounted for additional siblings registered for eligible programs. 2 participants - $25, 3 participants - $50, 4 participants and 5 or greater participants - $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022-2023 UDAC TRAINING GROUPS

UDAC defined groups or "teams" are based on several criteria including the following: training focus, expectations for practice and meet attendance, plus several goals for the swimmers in that group to strive for.  Group assignments will be based on experience, past accomplishments, age, stamina and skill.  Each "team" will have a dedicated UDAC coach.  As athletes progress, the opportunity exists for athletes to move up and form a new set of goals.  Please work with us and help us to build this program into what it truly can become: the best possible competitive aquatics experience for each and every athlete.  Weekly attendance recommendations are noted for each group.  Participation in Championship meets, upon qualification, is expected.

  • DIVING: Divers train & compete as a part of UDAC’s Suburban Aquatic League (SAL) Team in dual meets and invitationals Oct-Feb.  Points awarded at meets for diving are combined with those obtained in swimming events for a total UDAC SAL team score.  Practices are held evenings simultaneous with SAL swimming training groups. Divers will be placed into appropriate training groups with corresponding practice schedule.
  • PRE-TEAM: Beginning group for young swimmers who have no competitive experience, but are beyond swim lessons. Emphasis will be placed on mastering all skills in the four competitive strokes, while preparing the swimmers for future competition.  Athletes must be able to complete at least 25 yards of freestyle (without using the wall or lane line for assistance) and backstroke, have some familiarity with breaststroke and butterfly.  Group Goal: Learn to Love the Sport.  SAL Invitationals plus Middle Atlantic/USA Swimming mini-meets will be offered to those who are ready. (register for SAL Dual Meet Season Only)
  • TEAM ONE: Next level group for those who have little or no competitive experience.  Emphasis will be placed on mastering all skills in the four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns.  Group Goal: Learn to Love the Sport.  Members of this group will be required to compete in all SAL dual meets and may participate in invitationals, as well as USA Swimming meets offered (including Middle Atlantic mini-meets).  Required attendance: 3 out of the 5 practices offered, 2 out of 5 if playing a fall sport.
  • TEAM TWO: Swimmers must be legal in all four strokes. This competitive group will emphasize all strokes, turns, and conditioning.  Group Goal: Learn to Love the Team.  All swimmers are required to compete in all SAL dual meets and UDAC’s Rocktoberfest, and may participate in SAL invitationals, as well as USA Swimming meets.  Required attendance: 3 out of the 5 practices offered, 2 out of 5 if playing a fall sport.
  • TEAM THREE: Higher level group for those with a significant amount of competitive experience.  This group will emphasize all strokes and turns, with greater conditioning and use of pace clock.  Swimmers will be introduced to a greater range of races, as well as strategies employed for those races.  Group Goal: Learn to Love to Train.  These swimmers are required to compete in every SAL dual meet, as well as at least two USA Swimming meets per season.  Competing in UDAC’s Rocktoberfest is required.  The ultimate goal of this group is qualification for SAL “A” Champs and/or Middle Atlantic Junior Olympics.  Participation in all Championship meets, upon qualification, is required.  Required attendance: 3 out of the 5 practices offered. 
  • TEAM FOUR: Training group for swimmers who are serious about training and competition, with a desire to further their path into USA Swimming competition.  Conditioning of each athlete is a major priority of this group, as well as dryland training at least 2X per week.  Swimmers in the group will be expected to compete in as many SAL meets as possible, and most, if not all, USA Swimming meets offered during the season.  The major goals for swimmers of this group will be qualifying for SAL “A” Champs as well as Middle Atlantic Junior Olympics.  Participation in all Championship meets, upon qualification, is required.  Required attendance: 4 out of the 6 practices offered, 3 out of 6 if playing a fall sport.
  • TEAM FIVE: Training group for high level age group swimmers with a significant amount of USA swimming experience.  The continued conditioning of each athlete is a major priority of this group, as well as dryland training at least 2X per week.  Swimmers in this group will be expected to compete in as many SAL meets as possible, and most, if not all, USA Swimming meets offered during the season.  There will be various goals for this group, such as: preparation for high school swimming, top-eight finish at SAL “A” Champs, qualifying/finaling at Middle Atlantic Junior Olympics.  Participation in all Championship meets, upon qualification, is required.  Required attendance: 4 out of the 6 (3 out of 6 if playing a fall sport) practices offered. Should a swimmer fail to meet the expectations put forth by the coach, for a two week period, a meeting will take place between swimmer, coach, and parents.
  • SENIOR ONE: This group is for our highest level Age Group athletes. Higher level training and conditioning are emphasized along with a focus on increasing muscular strength, flexibility, and aerobic capacity (training includes some dryland, and introduction to weight training - 8th graders only).  Swimmers’ goals in this group will be the achievement of the highest possible level of competition a Junior swimmer may reach, including, but not limited to National Age Group Rankings, Zone Team qualification, and Senior Championship qualification. Swimmers in this group will be required to attend several USA Swimming meets per season and expected to compete in as many SAL dual meets as possible. Participation in all Championship meets, upon qualification, is required.  Swimmer must make 5 out of the 6 practices offered. Should a swimmer fail to meet the expectations put forth by the coach, for a two week period, a meeting will take place between swimmer, coach, and parents.
  • SENIOR USA: For high school swimmers who are seeking to make the jump to the next level of competition through a further commitment to training and competing in USA Swimming meets.  All training in this group will be conducive to the highest possible goals for each swimmer, and includes both dryland and weight training.  Goals include, but are not limited to: qualifying for the Sectional meet, Middle Atlantic Senior Meet, and PIAA District I Championships.  Participation in all Championship meets, upon qualification, is expected.  Swimmers are expected to attend a minimum of 7 out of 11 workouts offered to this group. Should a swimmer fail to meet the expectations put forth by the coach, for a two week period, a meeting will take place between swimmer, coach, and parents. 

 

  • SENIOR PERFORMANCE: Our highest level group, for high school swimmers who have committed themselves to reaching the highest levels of USA Swimming and Pennsylvania State High School Swimming.  The swimmer’s commitment will also extend to high standards of training in terms of both attendance and practice intensity.  These goals include: Qualification for PIAA State Championship Meet, Junior and Senior National Qualifying times, and Olympic Trials qualification. Placement into this group is based on coach's invitation. Participation in all Championship meets, upon qualification, is required.  Swimmer must make 9 out of 11 workouts offered for this group. Failure to meet expectations for two weeks in a row will result in a meeting between swimmer, coach, and parents.

 

New Swimmer Preview

for group placement - swimmers new to UDAC, and returning PreTeam members must attend one session

 

Aug, 13, 21, 27, 28

10&Unders 9-10 a.m.

11&Older 10-11 a.m.

at Manorlu Swim Club

(850 Twining Rd, Dresher)

 

 

All new UDAC swimming registrants regardless of age or experience, as well as last year's preteam, must be previewed by the UDAC coaches.  Plan to attend one of the sessions listed above.  Please be on deck ten minutes prior to the listed start time.

Preteam registrants (generally 5 & older) must have completed a swim lesson program and will be asked to demonstrate the following skills:  swim one length of freestyle with minimal stopping or holding on to the wall, primary knowledge of breathing to the side and  one length of the pool backstroke.

NOTE: all athletes and parents will be required to read & sign USA Swimming MAAPPS Policy and UDAC Volunteer Policy prior to the start of the season.

USA Swimming MAAPPS Policy

UDAC Volunteer Policy

 

Questions?

Please contact Kathryn Scheuer, UDAC Director, at

[email protected]

 

DIFFERENT TYPES OF MEETS AVAILABLE TO UDAC PARTICIPANTS

SAL DUAL MEETS:  if your child is registered with UDAC, they will automatically be in these meets against local Suburban Aquatic League clubs.  These meets make up the core of the SAL winter season and are mainly against our division (Central) rivals.  Meets are held on Saturdays, through Nov, Dec, and January.  We compete in 7 dual meets for the season. NOTE: UDAC swimmers from Team 1 and above & divers will automatically be in SAL dual meets.  If your child CANNOT make it, you must sign him/her out of these meets.  UDAC athlete are required to compete in 4 out of the 7 dual meets.

In February, our division offers "B" champs for all swimmers and then SAL "A" champs for the top 18 swimmers in each event (qualifications are determined by an athlete’s fastest time obtained in each event or highest two diving scores).

 SAL INVITATIONALS:  These are meets, run by SAL clubs, are open to all swimmers in our league.  They are a great way of getting your swimmer in the water and gain additional meet experience and try different strokes.  There are also several invitational meets available to divers including UDAC’s “Last Chance Diving” meet held in January.  NOTE: You must sign your child up for these meets using the UDAC website.  Your child will not automatically be in these meets.  Watch for deadlines! Families are responsible for meet entry fees.

 USA SWIMMING MEETS (UDAC Rocktoberfest, etc):  These meets are sanctioned by Middle Atlantic Swimming – the local governing body of the sport.  These are invitational meets open to anyone who is registered with USA Swimming. Championship meets are offered through each season - swimmers must qualify for those based on times.  NOTE: You must sign your child up for these meets using the UDAC website.  Your child will not automatically be entered in these meets.  Watch for deadlines! Families responsible for meet entry fees.

 MINI MEETS:   for swimmers 8 and under…

  • USA Swimming Mini Meets:  these meets are open to all of our swimmers as well as those outside of the league who are registered with USA Swimming (these meets are sanctioned by USA Swimming).  These meets are great for any 8 & under swimmer.  NOTE: You must sign your child up for these meets using the UDAC website.  Your child will not automatically be entered in these meets.  Watch for deadlines! Families responsible for meet entry fees.

 

UDAC Diving athletes must participate in SAL Dual Meets. and will have the opportunity to participate in USA Diving competition, including a spring invitational held at the UDHS natatorium.

 

WHERE TO GET INFORMATION

The best place to find up-to-date information and last-minute postings, especially any issues due to weather, is on the UDAC website: www.udac.us which has a link to the online UDAC calendar.

  • Check the UDAC online calendar (link on UDAC website) for upcoming invitational meets & corresponding registration deadlines.
  • All practices, meet registration deadlines, meets and events are posted on the UDAC online calendar.  Use the dropdown filter (upper left corner) to view specific calendar postings (for example, SAL practices).
  • SAL Dual Meet sign out links will be posted: [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected].

General communications are distributed regularly via [email protected] by UDAC Director Kathryn Scheuer.  If you have questions about your athlete, the best route is to send email to UDAC Director Kathryn Scheuer at this address and set up a time before or after practice to discuss any matters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Visit the UDAC Online Calendar for events, daily practice schedules & meet information

 

New Swimmer Evaluations (new swimmers must attend once): Aug, 13, 21, 27, 28 @ 9-11 am. at Manorlu Swim Club (850 Twining Rd, Dresher)

First Day of SENIOR USA Swimming practices: Tues Sep 6th 

First Day of UDAC swimming and diving practices: Tues Sep 6th 

Mandatory Parents Meeting:  TBD

UDAC Swim-a-Thon: Sunday, Sept: 25th OR Oct 2

UDAC Rocktoberfest AA/BB/C USA Swimming Meet: Oct 14th - 16th

UDAC Fall 10&Under USA Meet: Oct. 23rd

UDAC Distance Meet:  Sun, Nov 6th

UDAC Winter Wonderland USA Swimming Meet: Jan 8th

UDAC Closed Invite USA Swimming Meet: Feb 18th & 19th   OR Feb. 25th & 26th

UDAC Hosted Middle Atlantic Silver Championships: TBD

 

ANSWERS TO RECENT QUESTIONS:

What discount is applied when registering for the full-year options?  A significant discount is applied to the sum of Fall/Winter, Spring and Summer session fees to arrive at the full-year fee.  A ten-month payment plan is offered for full-year registration options (via online registration only).

Why does UDAC require USA Swimming membership as part of registration?  UDAC is a member club of USA Swimming.  Membership in this organization is required of all participants to meet USA Swimming criteria for general liability insurance coverage of UDAC's athletes and coaching staff.  Details can be found in FAQ at www.usaswimming.org.

Are there opportunities for younger swimmers to compete in USA Swimming competition?  Absolutely! One of UDAC’s primary goals is to promote opportunities and introductory competitive experience for our youngest athletes.  Multiple Mini Meet or 10&Under meet opportunities exist, in addition to the traditional participation in SAL invitationals (several have events for 6 & under).  Also, when ready, we regularly move our pre-team members up to compete in SAL dual meets.

If my swimmer plans to participate in competition past the SAL Dual Meet season (past mid-Feb), will there be a pro-rate available?  Swimmers that plan to participate in USA Swimming competition past the SAL season (including UDAC Closed Invite, A/BB/C meets, Junior Olympics, MA Senior Meet, etc.) must register for the Fall/Winter or Full Year options.

Can I cancel registration?  The UDAC Board recognizes that, especially for first-time families, there are unknown factors which may impact your decision to participate, especially the results of the New Swimmer Preview, Time Trials and the first few weeks of practice.  UDAC is prepared to offer refunds according to the following guidelines.

  • For UDAC “SAL DUAL MEET TEAM” REGISTRATIONS: A full refund will be sent, minus a $75 processing fee processing costs, if your request is presented before the end of the first week of practice (9/13/18).
  • A refund will be sent, minus a $150 processing fee, if your request is presented by October 1st .
  • A 50% refund will be processed if your request is presented between October 1st and October 26th (includes swimming Time Trials and several weeks of practice).
  • Requests for “SAL DUAL MEET TEAM” REGISTRATION” refunds after October 26th will be considered by the board.
  • Requests for refunds for USA Swimming programs will be considered by the board and will generally require a doctor’s note.

You may notify UDAC of withdrawal and request a refund emailing both [email protected] and [email protected]

 

My child is a swimmer but wants to try diving.  All UDAC participants are welcome to try diving at any time…as simple as letting the diving coaches know (email [email protected]   Several UDAC athletes compete in both diving and swimming events at our SAL dual meets.  UDAC will also designate specific practices through the season to provide the opportunity for UDAC participants to try diving under coach supervision.  Watch for announcements, plus these sessions will be posted on the UDAC calendar.