Summer 2020

Open for Returning Members

3/16/20 - 6/28/20

Open for New Members

3/16/20 - 6/28/20

05/31/2020
167 Members

WELCOME TO THE STILLWATER STARZ

 

Welcome to the Stillwater Starz 2020 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, who are able to cross the pool safely (any stroke).  Non-Stillwater members are welcome!

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."  Did you know that you can earn $10 concessions cash for each new family that registers based on your referral?  New families should enter the last name of the family that has referred them to the team.

 

2020 SEASON

Due to the ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, dates for the 2020 season have yet to be determined. The NSC has established a deadline of June 29 for practices to begin. It is our hope that we'll be able to offer a shortened season beginning in late June and continuing through the weekend of July 25.

Because specific dates (and related reduced registration fees) have yet to be determined, we invite you to declare your swimmers' intention to participate now WITHOUT SUBMITTING REGISTRATION FEES. Once a safe start date for the season has been determined, a separate window for online payment will open. Parents will be able to submit their payment up until the first day of practice.

Morning Practice Option

Monday-Friday

7:30-8:30 a.m.

11 and over

8:30-9:20 a.m.

9/10?s

9:20-10:00 a.m.

7/8?s

10:00-10:30 a.m.

6U and swimmers requiring extra assistance

 

Evening Practice Option**

Monday & Wednesday

6:15-7:00 p.m.

8 and under

7:00-8:00 p.m.

9 and over

**Note: Our ability to offer evening practices this season is dependent on enrollment. Because we anticipate both reduced enrollment and reduced fees, the availability of our evening practice option is tentative at this time. We will advise families of the status of evening practices once our enrollment numbers are more clear. Keep in mind that 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 generally scheduled on Tuesday or Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. We anticipate a reduced schedule of meets this season.

 

REGISTRATION

For the 2020 season, registration fees will be adjusted proportionally to reflect the potentially shortened season. Fees will be established, and a payment window reflecting these reduced fees will open, as soon as season dates are finalized. Season dates will be determined by a number of factors including the guidelines established by Gov. Pritzker and state/county health departments, our HOA's pool opening date, and determinations made by the Naperville Swim Conference (NSC) for the mutual benefit of all member teams.

Once fees are established and online payment is made available, registered families will be notified via email. Sign up NOW to reserve your swimmers' place!

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

On-line registration will be available until the first day of practice (TBD). Contact us for late registration information.

 

PARENT WORKER OBLIGATION AND BOND

 

Parent Worker Obligation

The Stillwater Starz is an entirely volunteer-run organization. Without the hard work and dedication of our parents, our swim meets could not take place. To this end, every Starz family is generally required to work 4-6 dual meets per season (the final number is usually determined by the number of registered families) plus time trails, invitationals, and championship meets for which their swimmers are registered. If the 2020 season is shortened, as we anticipate it will be, it is our expectation that we may swim as few as 3-5 meets in total. Because of this, and in anticipation of reduced enrollment this season, all meets will be considered "all hands on deck" meets. If you have a swimmer participating, you will be required to work. A list of proxy workers is maintained from which subsitute workers may be hired. Hiring proxy workers is the responsiblity of the parent.

Parent Worker Bond

Upon your registration today, you'll be asked to mail in a $100 bond. In the event that you miss a parent worker assignment, this initial bond check will be cashed, and a second check for $100 must be presented prior to your swimmer(s)' entry in any further meets.  If a second job assignment is missed, the second $100 check is cashed, and a third check of $150 must be presented prior to your swimmer(s)' entry in any further meets. This process will continue until the end of the season. Initial bond checks can be made payable to Stillwater Swim Team and mailed to: Stillwater Starz, c/o Lea Fortkamp, 2603 Charlestowne Lane, Naperville, IL 60564. NOTE: Should the season be cancelled due to ongoing concerns surrounding public health, your bond check will be destroyed.

Online Parent Worker Sign-Up

On-line job sign-up will take place at stillwaterstarz.org in late May or early June (you will be notified via email before it opens). If you fail to sign up for a job at every meet during the week-long sign-up period, your worker assignments will be selected from those that remain by the Job Coordinator. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED, WITH BOND CHECK SUBMITTED, 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!