Thu, Oct 13|
Swimming 2022-23 Registration
Register for the 2022-23 Swim Team season.
Time & Location
Oct 13, 2022, 10:30 AM – Oct 24, 2022, 11:59 PM
About the event
SPECIAL OLYMPICS SWIMMING
Athletes, ages 8 and up, who are interested in competing in swimming may sign up for Special Olympics Swim Team. There will be an informational Zoom meeting Monday, October 17th at 7:00PM. The link for the meeting is below. Even if you are only interested in more information, I encourage you to attend the meeting. We will go over paperwork, practice/competition information, and current rules/policies. The roster will be capped at 16 athletes, and precedence will be given to athletes returning from the 2021-22 season. If we reach 16 athletes, a waiting list will be created on a first come, first served basis. I will issue the paperwork I need from you as you sign up.
Practice will take place generally twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, based on venue availability, 6:15-8:15 (the first and last 15 minutes will be locker room time) at Dist 101 Morris High School. At the coaches' discretion, they may end practice before 8:00. The first practice will be November 1st. Regional competition will be March 18th, and State competition for those who qualify will be at Summer Games on June 9-11, 2023 at ISU. Athletes must commit to the entire season, especially if entered into a relay. Athletes who advance in doubles or team for Bocce are not eligible to join a swimming relay team. TRANSPORTATION TO PRACTICES IS THE ATHLETE'S RESPONSIBILITY. The SC buses will be utilized for competitions.
Registration will close on October 24th. The cost for the season will be broken into 2 payments. The first payment of $65 will be due with registration paperwork to me by October 28th or you will not be able to attend practice. Please contact me if you need to apply for a payment plan or scholarship. The reason there will be 2 payments is because the school needs to do maintenance on the pool and plan to shut it down March 1st. At that time they will determine how long it may take to complete the maintenance and will let me know. Then I can let you know how much the 2nd payment will be based on when we can start using the pool again for the rest of the season.
Medical Forms must be valid through June 11, 2023. If you are not sure when your Medical expires, I can check that for you. If you need a new Medical, it must be turned in to me by January 31, 2023 or by the date your current Medical expires (whichever comes first), or you will not be able to compete. LATE PAPERWORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
Volunteer Assistant Coaches are needed at practices and competitions. Knowledge of swimming is not required. Even another set of eyes is helpful to keep our 4:1 athlete to coach ratio.