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Registration (for returning swimmers) Opens March 15

Returning swimmers will have the opportunity to register first. All swimmers who swam with CGST in either 2017 (or 2016) can register beginning March 15 through April 18.

UPDATE 5/19/18: Returning swimmer link is no longer posted. If you missed the registration window, please contact Coach Hunter directly at coach.hunter13.13@gmail.com. We cannot guarantee spots at this point in time

Evaluation Signups (for new swimmers) Open March 15

ALL new to CGST swimmers, including siblings of returning swimmers and swimmers with swim team experience elsewhere, will be asked to participate in a short swim evaluation before registering. Evaluations will be held Wednesday April 25 (4:30-6:30pm), Friday April 27 (4:30-6:30pm), and Saturday April 28 (8:30-10:00am). Please sign up using link below. We will notify families by May 1.

UPDATE 5/9/18:We have completed new swimmer sessions. If you wish to inquire about space on the team, you can may email Coach Hunter at coach.hunter13.13@gmail.com. Please understand that we have caps on our practice groups and every practice group is nearly full, in particular 7-8 boys, 9-10 boys, and 9-10 girls. We encourage families to mark their calendars for March 1, when we will have updates on next season.


2018 Update on Fees: Last year, we paid almost $1700 in processing fees. Please read below to understand changes in payment process. 

We can no longer afford to absorb credit card fees associated with our registration system. It is important to continue to use ACTIVE.com so that coaches can create meet lineups, so that familes can declare themselves eligible for meets, and so we can use our email system. Our executive committee works hard to maintain a healthy team budget and to keep costs affordable for our families.

Our registration rates for 2018 will remain the same as they were for 2017, with one adjustment. There are 4 main things you need to know:

1. All families will be required to register through active.com and pay a down payment of $50 per swimmer with a $2.48 transaction fee.

2. Families have 2 options as to how to pay the balance:

  • You can opt to pay the balance due during your initial registration process by using the "Optional Second Payment option under Additional Purchases". This will incur transaction fees (4.95%).
  • You may choose to write a check for the balance due. There are no transaction fees for this option. You can drop it off/mail it to our Treasurer Karen Moore at 5352 Raven Stone Rd Crozet VA 22932. Checks should be made out to CGST. Please do not leave your check at the Y front desk. We are a separate organization and cannot expect them to keep track of our finances.


3. (updated 4/29) All fees (both down payment and balance payment) are due by MAY 14. Your swimmer cannot attend swim practices until paid in full.

Remember, if you are registering multiple returning swimmers, you can click on “+ Add Another Registration” located in upper left (in blue) next to “ORDER DETAILS” before checking out.

4. Rates for 2018, which give the swimmer access to ALL practices, meets, and team events. Read below for YMCA membership requirement.

  • first swimmer in family - $155 ($50 initial payment plus $105 second payment) 
  • second sibling - $130  ($50 initial payment plus $80 second payment)
  • third sibling - $120 ($50 initial payment plus $70 second payment)
  • fourth (and beyond) sibling - $110 ($50 initial payment plus $60 second payment)

 

We do offer scholarships to swimmers who cannot afford to pay full price. Scholarships are awarded based on need. You can download an application here: SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

IN ADDITION, each swimmer MUST have an active YMCA membership to gain membership to the pool. Membership is handled by the YMCA. 

Your options for membership are: 

  • Family Membership, which is $69/month with a one time joining fee of $100 
  • Youth Membership, which is $22/month with a one time joining fee of $25
  • Special Youth Gator Summer Membership, which is a flat fee of $78.50. This gives the swimmer a full youth membership only during the summer swim team season. This does not extend to siblings or parents. If parents/siblings plan to watch practice, that is fine, but they will need to pay the Daily Pass Rate in order to swim in the pool.

Half-price joining fees and the Youth Gator Summer Membership can be purchased by coordinating with the Y. Membership must be active by start of practice season, May 15, 2018.

 

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