Summer 2022

Open for Returning Members

3/15/22 - 5/31/22

Open for New Members

3/15/22 - 5/31/22

05/31/2022
123 Members

WELCOME TO THE STILLWATER STARZ

 

Welcome to the Stillwater Starz 2022 season! We are pleased to offer electronic registration and payment processing, a process that's simple for both new and returning members. Once registered online, you'll gain access to an online account through which you can easily declare for swim meets, sign up for jobs, see your children's swim times histories, maintain your own contact information, and more.

Swim team is open to ALL swimmers, ages 5-18. Swimmers who are nearly able to swim a length of the pool independently but who may require assistance in the water are welcome and can be accommodated as Morning Practice members in the 9:50AM group. Non-Stillwater residents are welcome, too!

 

Please Note

The "Referred By" line on the account page must be filled in to proceed with the registration. If you are a returning member, please enter "SELF."  Returning families will earn a free 30-minute private lesson for each new family they refer to the team. For this reason, new member families should enter the last name of the family that has referred them to the team during registration.

 

The Season

The team participates in eight dual meets (Tuesday or Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings), one invitational meet, and two exciting championship meets (swimmers enter one of the two) at the conclusion of the season. Before dual meets begin, we offer an intrasquad Time Trial at our own pool; it’s a great chance for all swimmers to warm up for the season—and for new swimmers and families to learn how a swim meet is run. We’d love for your family to join the fun! 

This summer’s meets, as always, are optional for all swimmers. However, whether or not their children are swimming, all families are required to supply an adult (parent) worker to help staff at least four (4) dual meets. More information is provided later in the registration process and described in greater detail in our Family Handbook, whcih will be updated for the 2022 season soon. In addition, all families are required to supply one adult (parent) worker for Time Trials, Invitationals, and end-of-season Championships if they have a swimmer participating.

 

Practices

Preseason evening practices for all swimmers begin Wednesday, June 1, D204’s last day of school, and continue through Friday, June 4. Preseason practices will follow the "Evening Practice Hours" schedule below for all swimmers.

Regular season practices begin on the first Monday after school ends, June 6, and continue Monday-Friday (mornings) or Monday and Wednesday (evenings) until the Classic Championship Meet (or City Championship Meet, for qualified swimmers).

 

 

Morning Group Practice Hours

Swimmers selecting the morning program will practice Monday through Friday mornings and may attend all meets and activities.

 

7:30-8:20 a.m.

11 and over

8:20-9:10 a.m.

9/10

9:10-9:50 a.m.

7/8

9:50-10:20 a.m.

6U and swimmers requiring extra assistance

(10:20-10:50 Team Development Session/Individually Arranged Private Instruction)

 

Evening Group Practice Hours

If enrollment allows, the evening program will practice Monday and Wednesday. Evening swimmers may attend all meets and activities. 

Swimmers in this group MUST be able to swim one length of the pool (any stroke) unassisted.

 

6:15-7:00 p.m.

8 and under

7:00-8:00 p.m.

9 and over

**Note: In order to ensure appropriate supervision and attention for all, swimmers selecting the evening practice option (if available) must be able to swim one length of the pool unassisted (any stroke).

 

Meets

Our dual meets are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. 

 

Early Bird Registration (until April 30)

Full Team Registration        $200 for the first swimmer 

                                            $185 for each additional swimmer 

 

Evening Registration           $130 per swimmer

 

Regular Registration (Beginning May 1)

Full Team Registration             $230 for the first swimmer

                                                 $215 for each additional swimmer

Evening Registration                $155 for per swimmer

                                                 

 

Non-Resident Membership

Not a Stillwater resident? No problem! The Starz is a welcoming team, and we're happy to have neighbors from other communities join us! Non-residents are assessed a nominal $25 per family (not per child) fee at the time of payment. This fee provides non-resident swim team members access to the Stillwater pool for all team practices, meets, and social events. Non-resident families who wish to visit the pool at times other than these may do so as the accompanied guest of resident members. Residents may purchase guest passes at the pool office for a small fee.

 

Late Registration

Online registration will be available until the first day of practice (through May 31). Contact us for late registration information.

 

PARENT WORKER OBLIGATION

 

Parent Worker Obligation

The Stillwater Starz is a volunteer-run organization; there are no paid timers, officials, or other staff. Without the hard work and dedication of our parents, our swim meets could not take place. While meet participation is always optional (but encouraged) for swimmers, Starz parents should expect to work at least four (4) dual meets (one parent worker/proxy per registered family, per meet) regardless of their child's competition status. If your child swims at time trials, a championship meet, or an invite, you will need to work these meets as well. It is only through the hard work of our team parents that we are able to offer competitive opporutnities for the kids in our community at such an affordable rate; thanks for your part in making that happen!

 

Parent Worker "No Show" Fees

In the event that a family (or their substitute/proxy) fails to complete a parent worker assignment, a $100 "No Show" fee will be assessed to the credit card on file. If a second job assignment is missed, a second $100 fee will be assessed, and this process will continue until the end of the season. Please note that if a family is unable to fulfull a worker obligation, it is the responsiblity of that family to find a substitute or hire a proxy (not the responsibility of the volunteer Parent Board). Resources such as the Parent Job Swap group on Facebook and our proxy worker list are intended to make this easier for families. 

 

Online Parent Worker Sign-Up

Online job sign-up will take place via stillwaterstarz.org in late May or early June (you will be notified via email before it opens). If you fail to sign up for the required number of meets during the week-long sign-up period, your worker assignments will be selected by the jobs coordinator from those that remain. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED, WITH CREDIT CARD ON FILE, IN ORDER TO SELECT PARENT WORKER ASSIGNMENTS.

Thanks for making the Stillwater Starz a part of your summer. We can't wait to see you and your family at the pool, and we're excited for another great season!