Fees & Registration
- be 5-18 years of age as of June 1st.
- demonstrate the ability to enter the water unaided
- be able to safely swim one length of the 25 meter pool (any stroke) without resting on the bottom of the pool or on the lane ropes
Coaches will evaluate swimmers throughout the first week of practice to determine placement. If, during that time, the coaches determine that your swimmer is not quite ready to participate this year, coaches will contact the parents of the swimmer.
Fees cover expenses such as coaching fees, insurance, Northland Swim Conference fees and equipment (public address system, upkeep on starting blocks, lane ropes, flags, tables, etc.)
- Registration is $175 per swimmer.
- Registration will open to returning swimmers first. Registration will open to new families 1 weeks later.
- one fee to USA Swimming: $40 per swimmer.
- Current year-round (club) swimmers who have already paid the USA Swimming fee for the 2022-23 swim year will not have to pay this amount.
- Club Swimming Note: We welcome club swimmers and are happy to work with your club practice schedule so that you can participate in both teams for meets.
Registration can be completed online and all registration fees can be paid online with a credit card payment. If an alternate payment method is necessary, please contact the New Mark Swim Team Treasurer.
Registration refunds are not guaranteed because of team fee obligations to USA Swimming and the Northland Swim Conference. As a result, any possible refunds may be partial and must occur before June 9th, 2023.
Suits & Spirit Wear
Suits and spirit wear will be available online during the registration period and will be delivered at the start of the season. Spirit wear orders have closed for 2023 season.
For information about the New Mark Rookies (Developmental Program), please see the Rookies tab.
Medical and liability release forms must be signed and on file before a swimmer enters the water on their first practice. These are completed during online registration.
In order to make practices and meets the most beneficial and safe for all, a discipline policy for both athletes and parents must be signed. If a coach encounters a problem, they will give your child one warning to stop their disruptive behavior. If the behavior continues, the child will be asked to sit out for a period of time. If the behavior continues, the parents will be notified and the child will be sent home for the day.
Family Volunteer Responsibility
FAMILY VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT
Families agree to sign up for and complete at least 4 volunteer shifts throughout the 2023 regular summer season(maximum of 2 shifts per meet). In the event that a member of my family is unable to fulfill a job that we have signed up for, we agree to (a) find a replacement and notify the NMST volunteer coordinator of that replacement and (b) volunteer for an additional job at a subsequent swim meet. If I have not signed up for or completed my required 4 volunteer shifts prior to the final meet, I understand that I will be automatically assigned shifts at the remaining events including the Northland Conference Meet. If you are a new New Mark Stingray family, you agree to complete at least 4-5 volunteer shifts during the season understanding that if your swimmer makes the end of year Conference Meet, your family is required to fulfill at least one (1) more volunteer shift at one of the Northland Conference Meet days.
Please note that families who have ONLY Rookie swimmers are not required to fulfill this obligation until such time as their Rookie(s) qualifies for competition. When that occurs, volunteer obligations will be pro-rated based on the number of meets remaining in the season after competition qualification by the Rookie.