Registration


Registration for returning families will begin April 1st.

 

Registration for new families will begin April 8th.

 

Contact Carla Grider at WintersetSharks@gmail.com or 816-260-0589 for late registration inquiries.

 

Shark Attack! Calling all Winterset swimmers!  It is time to start thinking about summer and summer means swimming!  Please consider joining the Winterset Sharks swim team in its 21st season!  The Winterset Sharks compete in the Southeast Suburban Swim League.  Eight Lee’s Summit area neighborhood teams comprise this league. The season usually begins right after school ends and ends around the second week of July, all depending on the snow days that have to be made up at the end of the school year.

At the beginning of the registration process, you will be asked to consent to a participation waiver and a code of conduct. You will also be asked to agree to several team policies. If you would like to peruse them before beginning the registration process, click on either one below:

 

Waivers and Codes of Conduct

 

Team Policies

 


Participation Policies:

  1. Safety is our number one concern.  Due to our large numbers, we cannot accept kids who we feel cannot safely practice.  All new swimmers will be required to demonstrate their knowledge of swim strokes at the first day of practice.  Each new swimmer will be asked to complete one lap of freestyle without assistance, without grabbing the side or rope or touching the bottom, without dog paddling or swimming underwater.  Once that lap is complete, a coach will have the swimmer briefly demonstrate his knowledge of the other three strokes, back, breast and fly.  In this portion of the evaluation, we are not looking for legal strokes, but we are looking for some level of proficiency in at least one other stroke.  The coaches have some subjectivity in this evaluation.  There are many factors that play in to the safety and coach-ability of swimmers.  In the event that the coaches identify a registered swimmer who will be unable to participate safely, that swimmer’s registration fees, less any processing fees, will be fully refunded.  The team will not, however, refund any money paid for additional t-shirts or the team suits. Please do not register your child unless you are confident in his ability to demonstrate a readiness to swim on a team.  As a general rule of thumb, if your child has learned freestyle and backstroke, he will be fine.  Conversely, if your child has never had any training at all, you might expect to have your registration fees refunded.
  2. We have seven competitive meets, six in the regular season and one for the league championship.  We require you to attend 3 of the 6 dual meets and expect that you will attend championships.
  3. In order to qualify to compete in a meet, swimmers must attend at least three practices during the week. This requirement is only waived in the event that the swimmer is also currently practicing with the high school team or a year round club team during the Sharks season.  Please email us at wintersetsharks@gmail.com if that is the case.
  4. Swim meets are a volunteer intensive undertaking.  For every meet in which a swimmer competes, we require that the family provide one volunteer to work at least one half of that meet.

Registration Information:

  1. Winterset residents who are 6 -18 yrs old as of June 1st and whose parents/guardians are Winterset residents in good standing with the Homeowners Association are eligible to participate in the program.
  2. Registration is conducted on a first come, first served basis.  The first 120 qualified swimmers who register will be given slots on the team.  After that, registrants can either withdraw their application or opt to be placed on a waiting list.  We can have any where from approximately 5 to 15 registered swimmers drop out by the first meet.
  3. Open registration will be held April 8th– May 1st, first come-first serve.  To register, click here: Registration Form. The fee is $100 for the first child and $90 for each additional swimmer. We accept payment for registration by PayPal. Registration fees include team t-shirt for each swimmer and entry fees for Championships.
  4. Team Swim Suits are purchased at Swim Things in Blue Springs.  We will have the same suit as the 2016 season.

Practice and Meet Information:

  1. The date of the first day of practice is tentatively scheduled for May 29th.
  2. Practice is Monday through Friday for morning practices and Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday for evening practices..  Practices will be assigned after registration closes.  New swimmers, plan to attend the 10-10:45am practice on the first day.  There you will receive your practice assignment after the new swimmer evaluation.
  3. Evening practice slots will be available for occasional use for swimmers who cannot attend the required 60% morning practices due to an acceptable conflict.  The sign up book for these slots is in the Rubbermaid cabinet at the pool.
  4. There are six meets, which are held Wednesday nights, starting June 6th.  The championship meet is Friday evening July 13th for 11 and older, and Saturday evening, July 14th for 10 and under.

Looking for more information? You might find it here


Welcome Packet

 


Still more questions? Contact Carla Grider

WintersetSharks@gmail.com or 816-260-0589.