Who are we? • Our mission • Our mission is to use the sport of swimming to build character, leadership & discipline into youth of Elkhart. • What makes us unique • Nonprofit • Parent run volunteer board • Paid Coaches • Paid Lifeguard
Length of Season • Now through the end of February unless going to a championship meet. • Last Championship Meet for 14 and unders is the 2nd to last weekend in March • Long season • If your swimmer needs a break take a couple days/ a week off it will not hurt them • No practice minimum
Website • www.elkswim.org • Everything is done through the website. If this is a problem we have access at the pool. Please let a board member or Coach Michelle know by note.
Coming Events • Meet sign up • PRO-Wawasee • Conference - Southbend • Soon • PRO-Penn
Meets • Swim meets are optional. • We are in a conference. Those meets cost only $5.50 total. There are three meets. The first is at Riley the second is at Northwood the last is our championship back at Riley. • All other meets are $2 charge and then $3-5 per event/swim- Please specify if you would like just one day or a few events if you would like to keep the cost down or if you have something else going on one of the days. • We would love everyone to attend at least 1 meet per month but understand if that is not possible.
Meet Notes • You Must Be On Time (15 minutes early) to warm-ups at a meet. When sign-in sheets are taken down there is no way to get the swimmer back into the meet. • We need everyone to be in a team cap and suit for every meet. • Where should you get the attire? • Swim cap at practice • Suit www.elkswim.org • When there is a deadline on the website for signing up for a meet it is final. We will not be able to get someone into a meet after the deadline.
Travel Meets vs Home Meets • Travel Meets expect to spend more money. • Hotel • Admission • Gas • Higher meet entry fees • Travel meets are usually fuller and faster with more of a variety of teams. • $20 per meet fee to help costs • Prelims/Finals meet • What does that mean?
So which meets should my child go to? • It is suggested that our developmental swimmers • Red • Blue • Will go to the meets that are around here. • Bronze it is suggested they try to make at least one day of a travel meet to get that experience.
So which meets should my child go to? • See your coach! • October • 11 SBSC Conference – Great! • 18 Wawasee (PRO) – Great! • November • 1-2 PENN (PRO) – Great! • 8-9 NASA – Great! • 21-23 SWAC PRE/FINAL • December • 6 NCISC Distance – Great! • 12-14 IU (TEAM TRAVEL MEET – 15 at IU)*** Yet to be determined • 12-14 NASA – Great!
So which meets should my child go to? • See your coach! • January • 2-4 IA – Ok. • 23-25 FWA PRE/FINAL • 25 (only) Concord IMX – GREAT! • February • 8 Pro Jr Superstar –Great! • 14 Conference Championship – Great! • 27-1 Heart Smart – Great!
Fundraising • $40 fee can go back into your pocket. • Keep cost down • Top 30 teams in the state • Swimmers in the to 100 in the nation • Coaches • Swim-a-thon • Sponsorships
Checking the website • http://www.elkswim.org/Home.jsp?team=inbwac • You will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to enter the website • You should check this every week • Please sign up for text messages
Additional Notes • Club Caps • $5 Please ask at the beginning or the end of your practice • Payment Box • If you do not want your payment lost, please put it in the payment box it is grey and on the window ledge to the office in the pool area at Central or under the speakers at Memorial • Meet Fees • Must be paid before the meet. • There is no refund on these meet fees as our club does not get a refund.
Additional Notes • You must wear appropriate attire around the school • Shoes • Shirts • Shorts and pants • In the winter, we expect something to be worn on wet heads leaving the school. • End of season meets
Additional Notes • Website • Calendar • Contact List • Meets • Additional
What do we need? • If you are joining, we need a check for $115 (we will also be cashing the initial payment) • If this is a problem please contact our treasurer to see if something can be worked out. • October Payment will be due soon. ($70) again if this will be a problem please contact our club treasurer. • Birth Certificate • Free/Reduced lunch form