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2024 Summer Swim Season Registration is LIVE

April 12, 2024

Hi Gators!

We are excited for the 2024 swim season to begin! We want to welcome back our former Head Coach Tim Dolan to Avalon. We are so beyond thrilled to have him back this year and we are looking forward to an exciting season. We also want to welcome back Heath Allen & Sarah Ward as assistant coaches this year. Heath has spent his year teaching lessons at NOVA and he is excited to be part of Avalon again this summer. Sarah is a graduating senior this year. She plans to attend William & Mary this fall and we want to wish her the best of luck! We are excited to have a great team of coaches this summer!

We also want to welcome Clair Carpenter as our parent rep this year. Clair is a Kindergarten teacher and is excited to be part of our team this year.

We are ready for everyone to start registering for our 2024 Summer Swim Team season. Please visit Swimtopia at https://avalongators.swimtopia.com/ and register your Gator swimmer(s) today. If you are new to Avalon, you will need to create a new account on the Swimtopia site by also clicking on the above link and then you will be able to register your swimmer(s).

The price for registration for swim team will remain at $130 for the first swimmer, $130 for the second swimmer, and $120 for each additional swimmer in a family. Swimmers ages 15-17 will be $105 and graduating seniors will be $25. Registration fees paid via check must be paid by June 5, 2024 to avoid incurring a late fee. Late fees of $10 per swimmer will be charged if paid past this date. Swimmers must be up to date with swim team fees in order to swim in meets. Credit card payment is preferred.

**NEW SWIMMER EVALUATIONS** For the safety of your kids, if your swimmer is 8 & under and has never participated in a formal swim team, summer or year around, they will be asked to attend an evaluation session so that the coaches can properly place your child in the correct program (Team, Pre-Team or Lessons). Evaluations will be held on Saturday, May 11th at NOVA Regency at 1:00 p.m. If you cannot attend this date, you can make arrangements with the head coach.

Please DO NOT sign up through SwimTopia until your child has been properly placed after evaluations. Please use this link to sign-up for evaluations.

Swim Evaluation Sign-ups

**PRE-TEAM REGISTRATION** To sign-up for Pre-Team, please use the following link to register. Payments for pre-team will be billed through Community Pass and must be paid by June 5, 2024.

Pre-Team Registration Form

Pre-Season practice will begin on Thursday, May 16th and practices for regular season will start on Tuesday, June 4th. Tentative practice schedules are posted online.

Meets will be held on June 3rd , 10th, 17th & 24th and July 1st.. Champs will be held on Wednesday, July 17th, at CSAC (Collegiate School Aquatic Center). We are asking each swimmer to commit to a minimum of 3 meets this season but the coaches encourage you to attend as many meets as possible.

Each swimmer will have to fill out a waiver on the JRAC website. A waiver must be completed before you can participate in your first meet. Please click on this link to fill out and complete the waiver. JRAC 2024 Waiver

It truly takes a village to run a meet. This year we are asking each family to volunteer 3 shifts per family. You will be able to sign-up for volunteer positions during registration. There are some volunteer positions that require training. JRAC will be holding training in-person and on zoom this year. Grab a friend and sign up to train for one of these special positions. If you are interested in training for a special position, please contact our volunteer coordinators Barbara Arcarese or Marie Raval.

Please join us at our open house on May 5th from 2-4 p.m. to meet the coaches and learn more about our season. We will have new team suits this year. If you need to be sized for a new suit, Virginia Swim Shop will be there to help us with fittings. Team suits, caps (personalized & non-personalized) and other swim necessities will be available for purchase.

**If you would like to order a personalized swim cap, please fill out this Google form. Caps are $38 for 2 personalized caps. Orders are due MAY 9th.**

We are looking forward to a fun swim season! Be on the lookout for emails with information regarding this season.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need any further information.

We look forward to seeing all of you very soon!

Patty Chang & Clair Carpenter

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