2021-22 Fall/Winter Swim Team Registration

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Welcome to our 2021-22 Fall/Winter Short Course Season!

 

Performance Silver, Gold & National start August 30

All other groups start the week of September 6

Fall Session ends November 14 ~ Winter Session November 15 to late Feb/early March

 

EVALUATIONS - Our group evaluations have concluded for the season. All participants have been emailed group assignments. If you have not received your recommended group level, please email Janis at [email protected] We welcome new swimmers throughout the season. Please read below for more information.


 

JOIN THE TEAM

Our goal is to help nurture athletes to develop confidence, respect, discipline and dedication that will help them be successful in life. We provide swimmers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to participate in the sport and to provide a lifelong enjoyment of swimming.

Minimum requirements to join the beginning swim team group is the ability to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke. We have a variety of options for swimmers of all abilities. If you are unsure if your child is ready for the swim team, email Janis Katz, MAC Business Manager at [email protected] for more information and/or to set up an evaluation.


Fall/Winter Tentative Practice Schedule (updated 8/26) - The schedule linked here is listed as “tentative” and you might ask what exactly that means. We strive to provide a consistent schedule year-round; however, we rent from several facilities and there are situations that come up during the season that can alter the schedule. We do not anticipate changes many changes beyond this, but we do recommend using this as a guide. While this is “tentative”, the daily practice schedule is always posted and updated in real time on the MAC website within the Team Calendar section of our website.  

Meet Schedule - The "X" on the schedule is intended to note the meet recommended for a specific group. The coaches thoughtfully select meets for each group for appropriateness and when they are during the training cycle for competitiveness. The Meet Schedule is listed as tentative due to the Covid-19. Teams and faciities continue to adjust during this time and we continously look for the best meets for our swimmers. In addition, we can get invited to a meet during the season which will change the competition schedule.

Program Fees - Seasona Fees are linked here. Please read the information below for more detail regarding fees. 

Group Levels - We are happy to return to our swim groups and have made a few adjustments this season to improve organization and give swimmers more options and opportunities to advance. MAC’s philosophy is centered around long term athlete development. With this philosophy, our athletes have experienced much success. Each group has a progression plan to help swimmers reach their goals and succeed.


MAC's Covid-19 Programming

During this period, we follow the recommendations and guidelines from the Public Health Officials including that of Madison and Dane County and the current Order.

Effective August 19, 2021 at 12:01am, face coverings are required among people ages two and older when in any enclosed space open to the public where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit are present. See Face Covering Emergency Order and the news release for details. This order is in effect until September 16, 2021.

Each of our facilities has their own Covid-19 policies. This is especially important to review for entering and exiting. For more details on each facility’s policy during this time, visit the individual links within Locations section of our website.

In general - 

  • Mask must be worn at all times inside our facilities except when in the water.
  • Parents are currently not allowed in the facilities during practice.
  • We recommend all swimmers come in their suits ready-to-swim. Restrooms are available to change if necessary.
  • All personal items should be brought onto the pool deck and spaced appropriately.
  • Swimmers should always remain socially distanced when entering/waiting/exiting the pool.

Important to read before registering:

HIGH SCHOOL & WINTER-ONLY SWIMMERS –

We highly encourage you to register now - Besides securing your spot in the group, your account will be activated and you will immediately begin getting team emails regarding team suit fitting day, parent meeting, personalized cap orders, meet signups, etc.

 

FEES

Payment Options:  

You have two payment options:

1. Full Payment for the fall/winter season due at time of registration by credit card of check. You may send two check in (one dated current, 2nd post dated for Nov 15) for each season's listed amounts. 

2. Monthly Payment Option for which the first payment is due with registration by credit card or check and the remaining payments on the first of each month (October - February). For this option, you will also need to set up AutoPay for monthly payments with either a credit card or checking withdrawal information on file. We do not accept checks for the monthly option. Monthly installments are only available for full season and high school swimmers.

Additional Details on Fees:

  • We do require all families, regardless of if you pay in full by check/credit card or by monthly installments, to have autopay set up online for meet fees or other expenses incurred throughout the season.
  • When your swimmer chooses to participate in meets, there are also fees associated with competitions. These ARE NOT part of the regular training fees. MAC prepays meet fees for each swimmer and invoices each individual family account after the meet. More information about meet fees is on the MAC website.
  • If a swimmer is injured and misses over three weeks of training time, MAC will offer a credit toward the next session the swimmer participates in. An excuse from a doctor must be presented to the Business Manager to be eligible for any credit.
  • We welcome new swimmers throughout the season as space permits. Fees will be prorated. Returning swimmers who choose to register late will not be prorated.
  • We offer multi-swimmer discounts for families with 3 or more swimmers. 10% for 3, 15% for 4 or more. The system will only generate this discount if all members are registered at the same time. If you do not register them all together, please contact the office and a manual adjustment will be made.
  • In addition to training fees, each swimmer must be a registered member of USA Swimming. USA Swimming provides liability insurance for all registered members, among other things. The current annual fee is $80. All swimmers will be charged the USA Swimming fee, which covers all swimmers through 12/31/2022. This fee is collected and passed along directly to USA Swimming.

Please note:

  • Swim fees are non-refundable except in medical situations when a credit toward next season's fees will be issued.
  • For new families, login instructions will be e-mailed to you shortly after processing once your account is activated. You should login right away and verify all of your account information on your personal team page. If you do not receive the e-mail with your login information please contact Janis, our Business Manager, at [email protected] You will use this account to sign up for meets and much more. It is important that you log on and get familiar with the site.
  • There are occasions where pools become unavailable, or weather causes a practice to be cancelled. These changes and cancellations will be communicated via e-mail and text message. Please make sure your e-mail address and cell phone numbers are updated and current in Team Unify. To receive text alerts, you must have your cell number verified in the SMS field within your family and athlete section.
  • We welcome new members throughout the season as space permits.

TRANSFERRING FROM ANOTHER TEAM -

  • Complete the Athlete Transfer Form
  • Return Transfer Form to: Janis Katz by email to [email protected] or by mail to: MAC, 5423 S 46th St, Greenfield, WI 53220. Do not return is to WI Swimming. We process transfers and send them in with an electronic file to WI Swimming
  • Beginning 9/1/2021, the Wisconsin Swimming Board of Directors voted in their annual budget to collect a $50 fee for every athlete transfer. We send this fee directly to WI Swimming

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  1. All registrations must be completed online. Please make sure all spelling and required information you enter is accurate and complete since this information will be used for team communication, billing, meet signup, etc.
  2. All swimmers are required to be USA Swimming members. Each of our swimmers will be registered with USA Swimming, an organization of over 300,000 beginner, competitive and Olympic members all sharing a passion for swimming. USA Swimming registration provides swimmers and their families with valuable swimming information, recognition, and opportunities, as well as insurance coverage for our swimmers and coaches. In FaIl, we register all swimmers with USA Swimming for the coming year whether you are new or renewing ($80). USA Swimming registration will be good through 12/31/2022.
  3. You have the option of paying either by check or credit card upon check-out. If you choose to pay by credit card, an additional processing fee of 2.95% and $0.30 will be added. If you choose to pay by check, payment must be received within 5 business days. Your swimmer's registration will only be approved once payment is received.
  4. State of Wisconsin Concussion Law Requirement. All Madison Aquatic Club swimmers MUST return an annual completed and signed Parent/Athlete Concussion form at the start of your season. A link to this form is located in the registration process.
  5. If you have a child with a disability that needs assistance to successfully participate, if possible, please let us know at registration or prior to the start date of swimming to allow for coordination of support. 

 

Scholarship Information

Our mission, at the Madison Aquatic Club, is to provide swimmers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to participate in the sport of swimming regardless of their income or ability to pay. We accept financial assistance requests throughout the year for assistance with swim fees or travel costs associated with meets. Consideration is given on an individual basis, case by case basis. For more information, see our Scholarship Program page

 

Mailing Address:  Janis Katz, 5423 S 46th St, Greenfield, WI 53220

Checks made payable to: Madison Aquatic Center