Frequently Asked Questions
When is swim season?
Our first year round season! Practices start Monday, October 12th at 7 PM in the REC! Our competition swim season goes from the beginning of Winter Term and lasts until the middle of Spring Term.
When is the first day of practice?
October 12th at 7:00 PM.
We will start the third Monday of Fall term for our first year round season. There is a two week trial period before dues are required so that you can decide whether or not you want to join.
Winter term of practice starts the second Monday of the term – January 11th this year!
When and where are practices?
This Fall season we will be practicing three days a week.
Monday 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Click here for the schedule.
For Winter & Spring term, practices will increase to five days a week through the beginning of May.
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?
Fall training will be $100!
The past seasons membership cost $200.00 for the Winter & Spring 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. Team bonding events are some of the best ways to get to know your teammates outside the pool.