The registration period for this summer’s swim team is now open! We’re pleased to offer more practices than ever before. There are also some very important details concerning this summer’s squad, so please read on below.
Registration is due to the South Suburban YMCA by May 7th. You can print the form and drop it off or you can fill it out at the YMCA’s desk.
When registering, you will be required to choose a morning or evening practice time slot for your child(ren). Simply write the practice number you select in the appropriate box on the form. As you can see – we’ll have seven practices a day this summer.
Note: There is a registration limit for each practice time. If it is important for your athletes to attend morning or evening practices, then fill out the form and get it to the South YMCA as soon as possible. Once the practice cap is reached, we will close that practice’s availability. There will be no exceptions made regarding the practice limits. This policy was implemented to address the most common concern highlighted in our survey, overcrowding. These limits are in place to eliminate this issue.
Practice Times & Details
You will notice that practices are split by elementary and middle school aged kids. Both age groups have a morning and an evening practice option each day. High school is first thing in the AM only. There is also a “advanced” option for those kids that have reached a higher level of swimming (offer in the AM and PM each day). All parents with swimmers eligible for advanced practice have been contacted. They are the only ones able to choose those morning/evening practice options. If you feel your child should be considered for that practice, and you didn’t get an email, please contact Coach Weber.
As the summer season progresses, there will always be time for kids to move up to the advanced practices. Once again, structuring practices this way helps keep the numbers more even and allows every child to receive the best coaching and practice experience.
Parent Open House
The parent meeting is set for May 15th at 5:30 pm. in the Lincoln High School Commons. There you will get the chance to talk with the summer coaching staff, purchase team suits, goggles, FAN T-SHIRTS, and have a picture taken of your child wearing their summer league T-shirt by Dan’s Portrait Studio.
Offering photos is new! We’re very excited about it too! A photo order sheet will be given to you at the South YMCA when you turn in your registration. You can come prepared with a check for the photos or pick up a packet that night.
Please note: all photos, gear, and t-shirts are optional. None of these purchases are required. The summer t-shirt is provided to all swimmers for participating on the team (no separate purchase needed).
As usual, this is an informal open-house. You can come and go as you please and take part in as much or little as you want.
If you have any questions at all, please email Coach Weber. We are looking forward to a GREAT summer session, vying for the second consecutive conference championship and getting all of our young swimmers to that next level!