We are a full fledged USA swimming program, similar to many other programs around the Des Moines area.
USA Swimming has changed several things this season and it has changed the way we have to register.
USA swimming is requiring every family to create a USA swimming account and pay and register for USA swimming through that account.
Because of this, our team prices have adjusted. Our fee used to include your USA swimming fee; this portion has been removed, since you will be paying this directly to USA Swimming going forward.
USA Swimming has adjusted their pricing structure, and increased some prices slightly.
Most of our swimmer have always been USA Swimming Flex members, however USA Swimming adjusted their Flex Membership policy. A Flex membership is now only available for 12 & under swimmers. 13 & over swimmers will need to be Premium or Outreach members.
We encourage any eligible families to apply for Outreach membership.
What does a USA Swimming program mean?
First and foremost, it provides insurance for our team and coaches.
It provides vital training for our coaching staff to help our club and your swimmers continue to grow.
A USA swimming membership gives your swimmer access to a plethora of swimming resources and materials.
It allows us to offer more competition opportunities to our 11 & older swimmers. This includes high level meets, meets further away, and meets in different formats (e.g., 50 meter pools, Prelim/Final meets)
What this doesn't mean:
Huge price increases. Due to the nature of our long standing relationship with Des Moines Public Schools and North High School, our prices will not drastically change.
Increased travel for competition. We will continue to offer the same high quality practice and competition to all of our athletes that we always have. Older athletes will now have the opportunity to travel to higher level meets if they would like.