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Informational meetings for new and returning swimmer TBA
Swimming practices are held at the Link Aquatic Facility at the Illinios Valley YMCA (TBA). Athlete’s ability level will determine practice time. Coaches will determine ability level and assign practice times to all swimmers.
Practices and swim meet attendance are not mandatory; however, athletes will see quicker improvement in both swimming technique and stamina as they become more involved with the program. We have a signup sheet posted weekly regarding whether you will attend that week’s meet and DO require attendance at a minimum of TWO practices that week. This team policy allows athletes to participate at whatever level feels comfortable to them, with the hope that their love of both sport and swimming in particular inspires them to greater effort and success! Participation fees (TBA) per swimmer per year with discounts for additional family members. This fee is paid directly to the swim team.
You must also have a curently paid YMCA membership. Scholarships are available for the memberships. The YMCA does not scholarship the swim team fees. Contact the YMCA at 815-223-7904 or visit our memberships/fees page for membership rates.
Rookie Week begins September 6, 7, and the 8th. It is a week for new swimmers to try out the team without incurring any fees. There will be more information about this at the parents’ meeting. The first swim meet is TBA, and the season runs September through early April, with swim meets just about every weekend, holidays excluded. The team also hosts an Awards Banquet, held at season’s end, in order to recognize outstanding performances throughout the year.
Where: Practice at Link Aquatic Center at the IV YMCA
When: Practices (TBA)
Fee: (TBA) per year swim team fee and also must have a paid YMCA membership.