2019-20 WTRC Sharks Short Course (Fall/Winter) Registration

Open for Returning Members

8/20/19 - 3/1/20

Open for New Members

9/3/19 - 3/1/20

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Welcome to the WTRC Sharks Swim Team Inc. registration platform for the 2019-2020 Short Course (Fall/Winter) season! We are pleased to provide electronic registration and payment processing. The process is simple for both new and returning members; you'll soon have access to your own private account that will enable you to easily declare for swim meets, sign up for volunteer jobs, see your children's swim time histories, maintain your own contact information and much more. Please follow the directions posted below and contact our registration chair,Renee Miller, with any additional questions you may have. We look forward to having you join the WTRC Sharks and are excited for another great season!
 
ALL NEW SWIMMMERS and RETURNING SWIMMERS that DID NOT  participate in Long-Course Season (Jun-Aug) with the Sharks, must attend evaluations for proper group placement. Swimmers will get to work with our coaching staff and be assessed on swim skills for accurate placement into one of our 10 different training groups. We encourage all swimmers to wear goggles and for girls to wear one piece suits. Parents are welcome to stay and watch from the stands.
 
Sharks Evaluations 
When: September 3rd - 5th
Where: Wash Twp Rec Center
Time: 11 and Over swimmers ---  5:30pm - 6:00 PM,  10 and Under swimmers---  6:15PM - 6:45 PM
?*Only need to attend one evaluation session
  • Let the Rec Center front desk staff know you're there to attend Sharks evaluations. Then come on back to the pool and speak with a coach for additional details.
  • After evaluations are completed the coaches will email families and let them know exactly which group to register for by September 6th.
  • All new swimmers have the option of a "Free Trial" week from September 9th - 13th. If you plan to continue with the Sharks you must register online (wtrcsharks.net) by September 15th.
 
RETURNING SWIMMERS
 
  • All RETURNING swimmers should register for the practice group in which they ended Long-Course unless they have been notified of a group level change by the coaches.  *Please note*  The group options are now Lemons,  Hammer, Makos, Leopards, Leopards Year Round, Tigers, Pre-Senior, Senior and Masters.  All Leopard Year Round and Tiger groups are now year round which include Dryland.
  • If your swimmer DID NOT participate in Long-Course (Jun-Aug) they MUST attend evaluations for proper group placement. After evaluations are completed the coaches will email families to let them know exactly which group to register for by Sept 6th.
 
TEAM DUES
 
Program fees for the 2019 - 2020 season are posted HERE for each training group.
  • **Please note**  ALL Lemon Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Mako Shark, Leopard Shark, Great White Shark and Masters Group swimmers will register for the Short Course season ONLY.  ALL Leopard Year Round Shark, Tiger Shark, Pre-Senior and Senior Group swimmers will automatically register for Year Around Participation; requiring full commitment to both Short-Course and Long-Course seasons.
     
ADDITIONAL FIXED FEES (Charged at Registration)
 
Along with the program fees listed above, the following fees are also required for each participating swimmer(s) on the WTRC Sharks: 
  • Registration / Rec Center Swim Fee / Shark Pass:  Each swimmer will be required to pay a non-refundable fee at initial registraion of $375.00. Families with multiple swimmers will pay the $375.00 fee for their first swimmer, $200.00 for their second swimmer and the $100.00 for each additional member of the team.  This fee is only charged once per year and will not be recharged should you chose to re-register and continue with the Sharks through the Spring/Summer season. These fees will appear truncated on your initial registration invoice as 2019-20 Registration Fees.
  • USA Swimming Membership/Insurance Fee: All members of the Sharks are required to be USA Swimming registered athletes. This $75.00 insurance fee will be collected as part of your program fees upon registering.
 
OTHER FEES ? VARIABLE
  • Team Logo Swim Cap:  A team logo swim cap (either latex or silicone) is required for Shark swimmers competing at swim meets. Latex caps are available from the coaches for $5.00 ea. Silicone caps may be special ordered at a later date.
  • Practice Equipment:  Swimmers must have their own practice suits, goggles and additional gear as required by group level.  See Training Groups for details on this gear.
  • Team Suits, Meet Entry Fees (individual and relay):  Additional costs may be accrued throughout the year.  These costs may include custom team suits (a special order may be made later), meet competition fees (generally $5 per race).
  • Meet Entry Surcharge and Meet Relay Charges:  All Shark swimmers will be assessed a Meet Entry Surcharge, this will be a fixed cost of $5.00 for each swimmer when they register for a meet.  Additionally, all relay team entry fees will be passed along to individual participants in that particular relay...usually $3.00 to $4.00 per relay.
 
PAYMENT OF TEAM DUES
  • Masters Group: Payment for the entire Short Course season is due in FULL at time of registration.
  • Lemon Shark , Hammerhead Shark, Mako Shark, Leopard Shark, Leopard Year Round Shark, Tiger Shark, Great White Shark, Pre-Senior and Senior Groups: The Monthly Group Fees are already considered an installment plan.
    • Families that wish to pay their program fees in full at the beginning of the season must register online and then contact our registration chair,
      Renee Miller,  to arrange for a 2nd, billed payment to cover the remainder of the annual program fees.
 
INSTALLMENT PLAN
 
As noted above, an installment plan is available for the Lemon Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Mako Shark, Leopard Shark, Leopard Year Round Shark, Tiger Shark, Great White Shark, Pre-Senior and Senior Groups. The monthly group billing is considered the Installment Plan.  Please note, THIS IS NOT A PAY BY PARTICIPATION PLAN and all annual program fees/outstanding team fees will be required upon an early departure from the team. 

If a Lemon, Hammer, Mako, Leopard or Great White swimmer chooses to depart from the team earlier than March 1st, written or e-mail notice should be provided to their coach.  At the time of departure, the swimmer will be charged for one additional month of monthly swimming group fees.  Any outstanding balances for fundraising and volunteer hours will be collected upon departure as well.

 

If a Leopard year round, Tiger, Pre-Senior or Senior swimmer chooses to depart from the team earlier than July 1st, written or e-mail notice should be provided to their coach.  At the time of departure, the swimmer will be charged for one additional month of monthly swimming group fees.  Any outstanding balances for fundraising and volunteer hours will be collected upon departure as well.

 
VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS
 
Every family on the WTRC Sharks is required to fulfill volunteer requirements throughout the season. To effectively run the team, it is essential for all parents/guardians to volunteer their time. Volunteers are crucial to a successful and positive team experience for everyone.  Swim meets, social activities, team events, etc. cannot happen without volunteers. Click HERE for more information regarding volunteer requirements for each group.
 
FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENTS
 
Program fees account for only 60% of our budget. Fundraising is an essential part of the WTRC Sharks and is required for all groups: Lemon Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Mako Shark, Leopard Shark, Leopard Year Roud Shark, Tiger Shark, Great White Shark, Pre-Senior and Senior Groups. We need everyone to participate and meet their minimum fundraising requirements to ensure low coach to swimmer ratios, top level coaching and reduced program fees. Detailed information about fundraising commitments for each group can be found HERE.