Frequently Asked Questions
When is swim season?
Swim season goes from the beginning of Winter Term and lasts until the middle of Spring Term. We practice about a term and a half from January – mid May.
When is the first day of practice?
January 13th at 7:00 PM. We will start the second Monday of Winter term in our brand new pool. There is a two week trial period before dues are required so that you can decide whether or not you want to join.
When and where are practices?
This season we will be practicing five days a week.
Monday – Thursday 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Saturday 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Click here for the schedule.
This year we are very proud to announce that we will be practicing in a brand new pool! The renovation of our Student Rec Center will be completed on January 5th, 2015 and this season will be the first ever held in the pool.
I’m not the fastest swimmer. Will I be able to make the team?
Swimmers of all ability levels are welcome. We do like to make sure that people are able to swim, however. People must be able to competently swim four lengths of the pool.
Is practice mandatory?
While attending practice is the best way to improve, attending every practice is not mandatory. We live by the saying, the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it.
How much does it cost to join swim club?
The past seasons membership cost $200.00 for the whole season. This covers the cost of the pool for practice and the coach. This DOES NOT include meets (see below).
What about competition?
The UO Swim Club swims as a part of US Master’s Swimming and some other collegiate meets. All of our meets are travel meets and occur on the weekends with the exception of US Master’s Nationals which runs from Thursday through Sunday on one weekend in Spring term. Your participation in meets are not mandatory. Since swimming is an individual sport, meet entries must be paid for by the individual swimmers. Some travel fees will be covered by the team.
What’s the best thing about swim team?
We love our swimming family. When you spend an hour and a half almost everyday day training with the same amazing people, you tend to get close with them. We love racing, getting faster, pushing ourselves and just having a good time. Since we travel, competitors get to see a little more of the West Coast that just Eugene. Nationals is definitely an unforgettable experience.
Do we do anything outside the pool?
In previous years, we have had dryland practices in the mat room. We usually have fund raisers and gatherings during the season.