2019-2020 Practice Groups & Prices

The first day of practice is Thursday, September 5th!

Our swim team is split up in two ways:

  1. Skill Levels- Five levels (detailed below) from swimmers new to a swim team to senior-level athletes who compete at a state championship level.
  2. Times- Each skill level (except for seniors) has as many as a dozen different time options to it, based on school release and family schedules. Times are locked- a swimmer cannot jump practice times on a regular basis.

So swimmers commit to a level and a time when they sign up. Groups can be reevaluated and times changed on a monthly basis if there is room.

Practice groups:

  • Novice swimmers are new to a swim team, and are learning both improved mechanics of the strokes and how swim practices and competitions work. Most swimmers joining our team who are 10 or under join this group at least for a couple months.
    • Novice Registration Requirements
      • Ages 6-10
      • Assessed for Novice Otters at an Otters Tryout.
      • Must be able to do a 50 of freestyle, a 50 of backstroke, and be able to a bit of breaststroke and butterfly, but they do not have to be perfect (maybe they can do br arms, and whip kick, but have a hard time putting them together)
      • 3 practice options a week, we ask that they attend at least 2 a week and 3 whenever possible
    • ​Monthly Cost
      • ​YWCA Member $125/month
      • Non-Member $145/month
    • Meet Requirement
      • Two sessions of competition between September and March, regardless of month of signup
        • Postseason Requirement - None
        • Entry into Otters hosted meets - Optional
        • Selection of Events - Swimmers and Coach
    • Otters Service Commitment

  • River Otters have emerged from Novice and are learning more workout structure and race strategy
    • River Otter Registration Requirements
      • ​Ages 7-14 years old
      • Coach approval, or assessed for River Otters at an Otters tryout.
      • Must be able to do all of the strokes, and have enough endurance for a 200 Fr without stopping
      • 3 practice options a week, we ask that they attend at least 2 a week and 3 whenever possible
    • ​Monthly Cost
      • ​YWCA Member $130
      • Non-Member $150
    • ​Meet Requirement
      • Two sessions of competition for Sept-Oct, Two sessions of competition for Nov-Dec, Two sessions of competition for Jan-Feb,

        Appropriate postseason meet.

        • Postseason Requirement - Highest standard final meet (MAC, MRC, State Champs)
        • Entry into Otters hosted meets - Automatic (may be withdrawn)
        • Selection of Events - Coach
    • Otters Service Commitment

  • Sea Otters are more regularly competing and moving up to higher time standards for competition.
    • Sea Otters Registration Requirements
      • ​Ages 9-14 years old
      • Coach approval, or assessed for Sea Otters at an Otters tryout.
      • All strokes must be legal, they must have time standards in some events (not all).
      • They have to commit to a practice schedule of 4 days a week - coming 5 days as often as possible though!
    • Monthly Cost
      • ​YWCA Member $152
      • Non-Member $172
    • ​Meet Requirement
      • Two sessions of competition for Sept-Oct, Two sessions of competition for Nov-Dec, Two sessions of competition for Jan-Feb,

        Appropriate postseason meet.

        • Postseason Requirement - Highest standard final meet (MAC, MRC, State Champs)
        • Entry into Otters hosted meets - Automatic (may be withdrawn)
        • Selection of Events - Coach
    • Otters Service Commitment

  • Pre-Seniors combine more frequent practices with basic cardio and bodyweight exercises in a dryland routine several days a week.
    • Pre-Seniors Registration Requirements 
      • ​Ages 11-14 years old
      • Coach approval, or assessed for Pre-Seniors at an Otters tryout.
      • They have to commit to a practice schedule of 4 days a week - coming more whenever they can!
    • Monthly Cost
      • ​YWCA Member $167
      • Non-Member $187
    • ​Meet Requirement
      • Two sessions of competition for Sept-Oct, Two sessions of competition for Nov-Dec, Two sessions of competition for Jan-Feb,

        Appropriate postseason meet.

        • Postseason Requirement - Highest standard final meet (MAC, MRC, State Champs)
          • Any upper-level meets that are qualified with at least three events
        • Entry into Otters hosted meets - Automatic (may be withdrawn)
        • Selection of Events - Coach
    • Otters Service Commitment

  • Seniors balance rigorous workouts, deep analysis of strokes, and challenging variety of weight and dryland workouts.
    • Seniors Registration Requirements
      • Ages 12 & up
      • Any swimmer coming from high school should be on Seniors
      • ​Coach approval, or assessed for Seniors at an Otters tryout.
      • They have to commit to a practice schedule of 5 days a week, coming more whenever they can!
    • ​Monthly Cost
      • ​YWCA Member $182
      • Non-Member $202
    • Meet Requirement
      • Two sessions of competition for Sept-Oct, Two sessions of competition for Nov-Dec, Two sessions of competition for Jan-Feb,

        Appropriate postseason meet.

        • Postseason Requirement - Highest standard final meet (MAC, MRC, State Champs)
          • Any upper-level meets that are qualified with at least three events
        • Entry into Otters hosted meets - Automatic (may be withdrawn)
        • Selection of Events - Coach
    • Otters Service Commitment

After your initial registration, billing is automatically charged on the 1st of each month.

  • Please review your bill in the preview that comes out before the end of the month. Use the link and log in to check each charge before it occurs.
  • Let us know if your membership status changes (member or nonmember of the YWCA). Changes need to go into effect before autobilling to be used for a month's billing.
  • All meet fees and other event or gear fees are added to the invoice automatically. Meet fees cannot be refunded if a swimmer misses a meet, as the team is required to pay them before the meet even begins. Once entries are sent to the host team, we will not change our entry fees.
  • Changes after billing has gone through, including cancelations, will be assessed a $25 administration fee.