Sooner Swim Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of Sooner Swim Club to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities. 

Please call to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

Monthly Dues and Fees

Dues

  • Minnows     $62/month
  • Dolphins     $72/month
  • Baracuda    $79/month
  • Sharks        $92/month
  • Seniors       $92/month

Other Fees

An annual team registration fee of $40.  This will be collected in February. 

USA Swimming registration fee of $75 annually. New swimmers pay upon joining; renewals are assessed in October.  

SSC requires its members to either sign up for auto pay or provide a $150 positive balance escrow. 

Parents with more than one swimmer may reduce the monthly fee for each additional swimmer over the first swimmer by $5.00 per swimmer.   

Note:  fees are subject to change upon Board approval.  Fees and dues are not prorated or refunded.

DUES ARE PAID EVERY MONTH FOR THE FULL MONTH YEAR ROUND WHETHER WE SWIM OR NOT.  

SWIMMERS WHO ARE BEHIND IN ANY PAYMENTS THE EQUIVLALENT OF 60 DAYS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE WATER UNTIL PAYMENTS ARE BROUGHT TO A CURRENT STATUS.

Additional potential costs

Swim Meet entries - varies by meet

Team Swim Suit - generally purchased annually

Team Apparel - Optional but encouraged

Swim equipment (flippers, kidckboards, etc) - optional but encouraged

Swim Groups

Minnows

should be able to perform freestyle with breathing to the side and backstroke.  They must be able to swim 4 X 25 yards of freestyle with no more than 30 second rest intervals between.  They practice 2 days a week.

Dolphins

must be capable of: freestyle with bilateral breathing, backstroke with proper body position, freestyle flip turn, backstroke flip turn, and 300 freestyle with flip turns.  Training includes using a clock, turns, starts, and lane management – circle swimming, 5 second drag and other basic techniques.  They should commit to at least 1 meet per season.  They swim 3 days a week.

Barracudas

must be capable of: a racing start, leagal breaststroke, legal butterfly, and 600 freestyle with  turns.  They should be able to swim a freestyle set of 16 X 50 on the 1:15.  They must commit to at least 2 meets per season.  They swim 3 days a week.

Sharks

a fully structured training group.  The basic requirements are: legal 200 IM with breaststroke pull out, 16 X 50 on the 1:00, commit to at least 3 practices per week, and 3 meets per season.  They are scheduled for 5 practices per week.

Seniors

a top training program.  Basic requirements are: 10 X 200 free on 3:00, 4 X 400 IM on 7:30, 15 X 100 free within 10 seconds of best average, and 4 X 200 IM on the 3:30.   They are scheduled for at least 5 practices per week.

Swimmers advance based largely on skill level rather than age.  Most advancements happen in August, although advancing swimmers is left entirely to the discretion of the coaching staff.

Volunteer Obligations

All families are required to work a minimum of 10 hours per year.  The period of time runs from September 1 of the current year through August 31 of the new year.  The time volunteered is tracked during the year and it is the responsibility of the families to make sure all time spent volunteering is submitted to the coordinator for tracking.  At the end of August all unworked hours are billed to the family at a rate of $15 per hour left unworked.

Note: Summer only (typically High School Swimmers) swim families are required to volunteer a minimum of 5 hours.  Volunteer hours may be reduced for various reasons subject to Board approval.

Common ways to fulfill your volunteer committment are through committee work, volunteering to help with swim meets, officiating, and otherwise pitching in to help the team get things done.

To Join (upon invitation from Coach)

The needed forms for registration are found below along with the club handbook.  Please take the time to throughly read the handbook, making sure you fully understand all that is required of membership.  The forms include team registration, USA Swimming registration, and OU release form.  The team registration package may be filled out online prior to printing.

Team Registration package includes billing information, swimmer information, guardian information, medical release, photo release, and code of conduct.  All information must be completely filled out.  A valid email address is required per family account.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  The team does all of its communication through email such as practice/meet notification and billing.  Swimmers and guardians must go over the code of conduct and sign off indicating that they understand the rules.  Print out pages 2&3 once per swimmer you are registering.  (The club renews this information annually).

USA Registration package includes forms for swimmers, non swimmers, and scholarship information.  Swimmers fill out either the swimmer form or the scholarship form.  USA Swimming membership fee scholarships are available to help reduce the cost of the annual membership fee.  The scholarship applies to the current year only and must be resubmitted each year to continue receiving it.  If you qualify, the scholarship cost replaces the SwimmerSee the USA registration package for information of qualification requirements and costs.

Club Registration Packet with all forms is here.

Club Handbook (PLEASE READ THIS COMPLETELY) is here.

NOTE: if your swimmer has had previous USA Swimming membership with any other team prior to joining SSC, the Transfer form is required.  It does not matter if several years have past, the form must be submitted! Download it here.

 

If you have further questions about joining our team please contact us. See you in the water!!!!