GENERAL REGISTRATION: Please read this ENTIRE page before clicking the registration link below.
WASC Registration Link : Or copy/paste the following into your browser http://www.active.com/waverly-ia/water-sports/swimming-schools/waverly-area-swim-club-summer-2017
The WASC Open House was held on Tuesday, April 25. Did you miss it? Never fear, here is what you need to do after reading this entire page...
- Swim tryouts (for new members) - contact email@example.com if you need a tryout,
- Online registration - click the "WASC Registration Link" above to complete this.
- Medical form turned in by the first practice, (Click here for the medical form.),
- Sign up for volunteer slots by going to "Information -> Volunteer"
- Sign up for concession slots by going to "Information -> Concessions", and
- Swim gear ordering by going to "Information -> Clothing/Gear".
Registration and payment will be online through May, with a capacity of 110 swimmers. After May 15, there is an additional $10 late fee added to registration (See 'Late Registration' below). For those who were with WASC in 2016, use the same registration user id from last year and registration will be quicker! A wait-list will begin once 110 swimmers are enrolled or May 31st, whichever comes first; then we handle registration on a case-by-case basis.
Swim tryouts are needed for new swimmers and past swimmers if anticipating moving to a new practice group. If you require this, contact us via email asap so we can coordinate this. Groups are referred to as Blue (for beginners), Indigo (for intermediate), and Aqua (for advanced). Minimum requirement for the team is to swim 25 yards without stopping or needing assistance.
If you have questions, please review the WASC handbook & faq (found on our website under "Information" and then "FAQ". If that document and this website does not answer your questions, please contact us prior to registering.
Group assignments were emailed out in early June. This may change as the season progresses.
NEW FOR 2017 Blue Group: For the first 2 weeks of practice only (June 5-16), the Blue Group will practice at the W indoor pool (time TBD), then resume practice at the outdoor pool from 5-6 pm on June 20 for the remainder of the season. See practice schedule as Blue Group will not have practices on evenings of meets.
Practice times: (See Schedule / Practice for more details about times.)
- Aqua Group (advanced): 7:15 - 9:00 am (outdoor pool June 5-July 14)
- Indigo Group (intermediate): 9:00 - 10:00 am (outdoor pool June 5-July 14)
- Blue Group (beginner): 10 - 11 am at The W from June 5-16, then 5-6 pm outdoor pool June 20-July 14)
LATE REGISTRATION: Regular registration opens through May 15. After May 15, it is considered "Late Registration" – an additional $10 late fee will be added after May 15. We encourage early registration, but we understand some people miss the regular signup window. We must send in enrollment information to Iowa Swimming for membership processing well in advance of our practice start date as well as determine swimmer groups. If you missed the Open House and need a swim tryout, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will be accepted even after June 5, but the swimmer must not participate in practice or meets until Iowa Swimming confirms registration is complete...this may take at least one business day after the online registration has been completed.
MEDICAL FORM: There is a medical form that we ask to be filled out. This is brought to each meet in case of emergency. Please fill out and sign for each swimmer. Click here for the medical form.
COST: Approximately $130 per member (plus a 5% processing fee). Here is the breakdown:
- WASC fee $90. This goes to our local club. With this we pay expenses such as coaches, life guards, bus fees, W fees, & supplies (lane lines, kick boards, flags, ribbons, computer software, etc).
- BSSC fee $2 (this is our conference fee and does not stay with our club).
- USA/LSC seasonal fees *$38 (this does not stay with our club). If your member has a year-round membership, please show the current card and you will be refunded this charge if you paid during registration. *For families in financial need, this fee may be reduced to only $5 by completing the 2017 Outreach Athlete form found at the ISI Website: (isiswim.org) / ISI Management tab / Down to Registration, then download/fill out the 2017 Outreach Athlete Membership Application.
DISCOUNTS: $5 discount for the second family member. $10 discount for subsequent family members. Register all members during your initial online registration session to receive this discount.
VOLUNTEER: It takes dozens of people to run a swim meet. Volunteer signups will be available online. Please sign up for 3+ volunteer slots per family. We will have three home meets and six away meets. Lots of help will be required, and there are ample opportunities. If you are not able to help or find a replacement, we understand; consider the Volunteer Buy Out for $90 (that's $30 per slot).
CONCESSIONS: We heavily rely on home meet concessions as additional income to pay for club expenses. Each family is asked to contribute three concession items or provide $20 to go towards concession goods. Concession sign-ups will be available online. We also need plenty of folks to run the concession stand at home meets. This is one of many volunteer opportunities.
SWIM GEAR: Team swimsuits and gear may be ordered. See our Clothing/Gear link for more information. Scheels in Cedar Falls and let them know you're with WASC to get the discount and proper suit style. WASC team swim caps will be for sale the first week of practice for $5 each.
LATE SPLASH FEES: There are no splash fees for conference meets if enrolled by the communicated deadline. Late meet entries may be permitted for a $10 late-splash-fee per swimmer up to 24 hours before a meet. This includes up to 3 individual events. The swimmer may be chosen for relays only if there is a need or opening. This nominal charge will help families when they have unexpected plan changes and are now available to swim. Or, if a family forgot to enroll their child in a meet, they now have that option to participate in individual events. Late-meet-entry must be communicated directly via phone or in person with Coach at least 24 hours in advance of the meet. (Note: If less than 24 hours before a meet, there is no entry allowed.)
LATE SCRATCHES: Scratches from meets with a valid excuse are permissible (ie: illness, emergency). Late scratches without a valid excuse are undesirable and cause administrative issues. If a relay swimmer has a late scratch without a valid excuse, they may not be selected for future relays for the season.
REFUNDS: USA/LSC fees are nonrefundable ($38), plus a 5% processing fee will be charged of remaining reimbursement if membership is cancelled prior to the start of practice. No refunds will be given once practice begins.
DONATIONS: We accept donations! Like many non-profits, there are costs, and those costs have surpassed our fees. Lane line reels, shed, kick boards, timing watches, bus fees, printer/computer/software, and coaching expenses have been coupled with slightly lower membership. For 2017, there are new requirements costing hundreds of dollars (ie. you will see a lifeguard at practices now). If you or your employer would be interested in being a sponsor of WASC, please contact us at email@example.com
REGIONALS: This meet is a wonderful opportunity to swim in mid July with touch pads, and it's one more opportunity to qualify for State. To help defray coach expenses for Regionals, we will charge a local "splash fee" of $8 per swimmer to help defray coach expenses. More will be discussed about this in July.
MORE QUESTIONS: If you have questions, please review the WASC handbook & faq (found on our website under "Information" and then "FAQ". Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.