Short Course 2022-23 (September to February)


 

The Short Course 2022-2023 swim season starts September 12, 2022 and ends at Championships: February 20 for Regionals or March 12 for Junior Olympics (swimmers age 9-14); March 5 for Barbara Kay Mini-Champs (swimmers age 8 & Under). The practice schedule will change slightly on or around October 24, 2022 when we switch from Fall practice schedule to Winter practice schedule (see next page).

Pre-registration is completely free and required for all returning swimmers prior to group placement by the coaches.
On-line pre-registration for returning swimmers closes August 8. Please visit worthingtonswimclub.org to pre-register.

Registration for returning swimmers opens after the coaches confirm group placements on August 10 and closes on August 19. Please visit worthingtonswimclub.org to register.

Space permitting, we will run try-out sessions for new swimmers on Saturday, August 20 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM and Saturday, August 27 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Registration for new swimmers opens on August 22 at 7:00 AM.


Groups Description: 

Our goal is to create groups of swimmers of similar age and skills levels in order to maximize instruction and progress. Group placement is by coaches decision only. Age on January 1, 2023 will be used to determine group placement.

Here is a brief description of each training group:

BRONZE GROUP: Swimmers are typically age 10 and under and are newer to the sport. They have 2 or fewer seasons of competitive swimming experience. They already excel at freestyle and backstroke but need continued instruction in butterfly, breaststroke and diving.

SILVER GROUP: Swimmers are more advanced swimmers age 8-10 who can complete a 100 IM in under 2 minutes and 30 seconds and can dive off the blocks. Most swimmers have been training and competing for at least 2 seasons (club and/or summer league).

GOLD GROUP: Swimmers age 11-14 (may be appropriate for some high school JV swimmers as well) and have experience in all 4 strokes. Most swimmers can complete a 100 IM in under 2 minutes and 30 seconds and can dive off the blocks. Most swimmers have been training and competing for 2 seasons (club and/or summer league).

 

PLATINUM GROUP: This is our most advanced training group. Swimmers age 11-14 (may be appropriate for some high school Varsity swimmers as well) and have set goals to obtain at least 1 Junior Olympic time standard in their respective age group before the end of the season.

 

Contact Information:

Coach Bernard, [email protected], 614-598-7064


Fees & Practice Schedule:


BRONZE Group
Fees: 5 monthly payments of $120 (1st payment at registration then monthly payments from Oct.1 to Jan 1). One-time additional non-resident fee: $80 (charged on Sept 1).

    Fall 2022                                       Winter 2022-23        
    Tuesday 6:30-7:30 p.m.                Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.            
    Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m.              Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m.        

SILVER Group
Fees: 5 monthly payments of $175 (1st payment at registration then monthly payments from Oct.1 to Jan 1). One-time additional non-resident fee: $120 (charged on Sept 1).

    Fall 2022                                      Winter 2022-23
    Monday 6:10-7:30 p.m.                Monday 6:10-7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday 6:10-7:30 p.m.          Wednesday 6:10-7:30 p.m.
    Friday 6:10-7:45 p.m.                   Friday 6:10-7:45 p.m.
    Saturday 10:15-11:30 a.m.           Saturday 10:15-11:30 a.m.

GOLD Group
Fees: 5 monthly payments of $175 (1st payment at registration then monthly payments from Oct.1 to Jan 1). One-time additional non-resident fee: $120 (charged Sept 1).

    Fall 2022                                      Winter 2022-23
    Tuesday 7:10-8:45 p.m.              Tuesday 6:10-7:30 p.m.
    Thursday 7:10-8:45 p.m.            Thursday 7:10-8:45 p.m.
    Saturday 9:00-10:15 a.m.           Saturday 9:00-10:15 a.m.
    Sunday 5:30-7:00 p.m.                Sunday 5:30-7:00 p.m.

PLATINUM Group
Fees: Swimmers age 11-12: 5 monthly payments of $200 (1st payment at registration then monthly payments from Oct.1 to Jan 1). One-time additional non-resident fee: $150 (charged on Sept 1). Swimmers age 13-18: 5 monthly payments of $220 (1st payment at registration then monthly payments from Oct.1 to Jan 1). One-time additional non-resident fee: $150 (charged on Sept 1).

    Fall 2022                                                                  Winter 2022-23
    Monday 6:45-9:10 p.m.     (6:45-8:45 age 11-12)    Monday 6:45-9:10 p.m.     (6:45-8:45 age 11-12)
    Tuesday no practice                                                Tuesday 7:00-9:10 p.m. (7:00-8:45 age 11-12)
    Wednesday 6:45-9:10 p.m. (6:45-8:45 age 11-12)    Wednesday 6:45-9:10 p.m. (6:45-8:45 age 11-12)        
    Saturday 7:30-9:00 a.m.                                         Saturday 7:30-9:00 a.m.
    Sunday 7:00-9:00 p.m.    (7:00-8:45 age 11-12)    Sunday 7:00-9:00 p.m.     (7:00-8:45 age 11-12)

High School Pre-Season (Sept 12 to start of HS season)
Fees: 1 payment of $220 (at registration). Additional non-resident fee: $30 (Sept 1.).

    Fall 2022    
    Same as Platinum Group
 

Notes:
- Non-resident Fee is an additional fee charged to non-residents of Worthington School District.
- A late start option will be considered on a case-by-case basis and only for swimmers enrolled in a different sport in the Fall with direct conflict with practice times. Documentation required. Contact Coach Bernard to inquire. There are 4 monthly payments for late start (Sept, Nov, Dec, Jan).
- High school swimmers who need additional training during the high school season than what their varsity team provides should contact Coach Bernard to discuss options.
- Second child: 10% discount; Third child: 20% discount; Fourth child: 30% discount.
- Annual USA Swimming membership required. You will need to purchase your membership on the USA Swimming web site at usaswimming.org prior to your first practice (more info coming in late August). The $13 annual Ohio Swimming membership will be charged to all accounts on September 1.
- Apparel fee (includes 2 silicone caps and 2 t-shirts) required: $30/swimmer (charged October 1).
- Meet entry fees are additional and depend on participation.
- Fees are billed via our online Auto-Pay system.
- Practices are cancelled on the following dates (subject to change): 9/17, 9/18, 10/6, 11/24, 11/25, 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, 1/1, 1/28, 2/11. Practices will also be cancelled when we host swim meets and for unforeseeable reasons.
- Refund policy: Full refund prior to September 12. No refund past September 12, except for documented season-ending injury or family relocation.
- Priority of registration for next swim season will be given to returning swimmers who both:
    1. Compete in home meets and championship meets; and
    2. Whose families fulfill their volunteer requirements.