Summer Swim Registration Now Open

RSTA Registrar
Feb 28, 2019

Registration for the summer swim season is now open.

The direct link to register: Direct Link

We are excited to announce that RSTA is moving to TeamUnify for registration this year.   Only families that participated in the past season of winter swim with RSTA have accounts through our new site. Everyone else will need to create accounts. That account creation is a part of the registration process and is covered in the following tutorial.

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Registration Overview

All new and returning swimmers will be eligible to register during early registration.   Returning families will be immediately assigned to their team from last year unless a team change request is submitted (returning families should register during Early registration to ensure placement on teams).  Families returning to RSTA from last summer get prioritization over families new to RSTA. This is an important part of maintaining our league continuity over the years. However, with the introduction of a new registration system, we have decided to open registration for both new and returning families in the same timeframe.  To accommodate all groups registering at the same time, we will be instituting a waitlist for winter swim families and those families that are new to RSTA. As in years past, siblings of returning swimmers also get priority during team placement.

 

Registration Period

 

2019

Dates

 

Activity

Returning Family

(Summer 2018 Swimmer)

New Sibling

of

Returning

Family

New Family

from Fall 2018 Winter Swim

 

New

Family

Early

3/1 - 4/30

Registration

Open

Open

Open Waitlist

Open Waitlist

Team

Assignment

Guaranteed placement on previous team

Guaranteed placement on family’s previous team

Assignment on preferred team based on availability

Assignment on preferred team based on availability

Changing

Teams

Assignment on preferred team based on availability

Assignment on preferred team based on availability

N/A

N/A

Late

5/1 - 5/31

Registration

Open

Open

Open Waitlist

Open Waitlist

Team

Assignment

Assignment on preferred team based on availability

Assignment on preferred team based on availability

Assignment on preferred team based on availability

Assignment on preferred team based on availability

Changing

Teams

Assignment on preferred team based on availability

Assignment on preferred team based on availability

N/A

N/A

Waitlist Details

All new and winter swim families will automatically be added to the waitlist pending availability after returning family assignments.   Notifications will be sent as swimmers move from the waitlist and are assigned to a team. Every effort will be made to assign swimmers to preferred teams.   As teams reach capacity, swimmers may be given the option to swim for a nearby team until all teams are full. A waitlist fee of $25 is charged per swimmer to hold a spot on the waitlist.  That fee is refundable if a suitable team cannot be found for your family. If the team you request is available and you decline the assignment, the $25 waitlist fee will not be refunded.

New Swimmer Evaluations

New swimmer evaluations are required for all new swimmers under 11 years old as of 6/15/19.  Swimmers who have completed the RSTA Winter Swim program in Fall 2018, are not required to complete the evaluation.  The evaluation is intended to assess the swimmer’s readiness for the summer swim program. You may access this link to register for a New Swimmer Evaluation: https://www.teamunify.com/team/rsta/controller/cms/admin/index#/calendar-team-events

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR COACH CANDIDATES

All coaches who are eligible to swim must register for the season, however we ask that you wait until coaching offers are sent (Week of March 11).  There will be spaces reserved on each team for the coaches and this prevents the league from processing excessive refunds.  COACH CANDIDATES DO NOT REGISTER UNTIL MARCH 15.

2019 Registration Timeline

March 1 Early registration opens (Open to All)
Mid-late April Assignment of waitlist/team changes begins
April 30 Early registration closes
May 1 Late registration opens (Open to All)
Early May Waitlist assignments complete
May 3 - 11 New swimmer evaluations - Ridge Heights Pool - Additional Event Registration Required
May 28 Team practices begin
May 31 Registration closes

             

For other general questions about the summer swim program, please refer to the program description here: https://www.teamunify.com/team/rsta/page/programs/summer

If you have any further questions, please feel free to email the Registrar at the email below.

Matt Raikes

RSTA Registrar (registrar@rsta.org)