Otters Swim Team (ages 5 - 18)
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Oswegoland Otters Swim Team
The Otters offer an opportunity for your swimmer to participate in friendly and competitive meets with neighboring teams. With daily practices, your swimmer will develop their competitive swimming skills, learn sportsmanship, foster friendships, and experience the physical and emotional growth that comes with team sports.
The opportunity for skilled young swimmers to swim competitively during the summer is available at several levels. Practice is available 5 days a week. Monday evening practice is reserved for Dual team participants and those invited by coach. The swim season begins May 20 and ends on July 20.
How to Register
Returning Otters registration begins March 4, 2013 and ends March 29, 2013 or until spots are full. Registration for returning Otter’s must be done in person or over the phone.
Registration for all others (including siblings of returning Otter’s) will begin on April 1, 2013 depending on space availability.
Participants will register and practice by age group. Swimmers may be moved to a more challenging practice group based on skill level. Participants who are 11 and up will have a 15 minute dry land workout as part of their practice schedule. Participants 8 and under will swim in meets by coach invite only; this will be based on ability to swim the strokes legally.
Dual Team Discount
Swimmers participating on local USS or YMCA teams as well as the Oswego Otters will receive a Dual Team discount. Proof of membership with other team is required at time of registration. These swimmers must swim a minimum of 2 practices each week with the Otters.
Work privately with the Otter’s coaches to strengthen your stroke and master your turns and dives. Please check availability and register at the Civic Center. 24 hour cancellation notice required.
Semi Private $21(R)/$31(NR)
|Age Group||Evening Practice: May 21- 31||Morning Practice: June 3 - July 19|
|5 - 6||4:00-4:30pm||11:00-11:30am|
|7 - 8||4:00-4:45pm||10:45-11:30am|
|9 - 10||4:45-5:45pm||9:45-10:45am|
|11 -12||5:45-6:45pm||8:15-9:45am (dry 8:15-8:30, swim 8:30-9:45)|
|13 - 14||6:45-7:45pm||6:45-8:45am (swim 6:45-8:30, dry 8:30-8:45)|
|15 - 18||6:45-7:45pm||6:45-8:45am (swim 6:45-8:30, dry 8:30-8:45)|
Evaluation Days – New Swimmers Only!
Swim team is designed for swimmers who want to take their basic swimming skills to the training and competition level. Evaluation Day’s are for coaches to evaluate new swimmers to see if they’re ready to take that next step. The ability to swim 25 continuous yards of freestyle with breathing to the side and 25 yards of backstroke, both without signs of distress, are the minimum requirements to make the Otter’s.
Please see handbook for complete schedule and info.
The Otters swim in the North Central Illinois Swim Conference. The conference is divided into two divisions: Division A and B. The conference rules state that if there is an uneven amount of teams that the uneven amount will be in the B Conference. McHenry II has dropped from the conference leaving uneven teams in the Conference, at the conference meeting it was determined the Otters will compete in Conference B for 2013.
This is a great opportunity for our team this year as we will have a lower number of participants, but a very strong team. I anticipate and hope that the Otters will have a first place finish in 2013 and be ready to move to Conference A and our new Winrock facility in 2014.
For more information about the Otters Swim Team, contact Carolyn Murray at 630.554.4467 or email email@example.com.