FAQ’s

When is swim season?

Swim season starts at the very beginning of Winter Term and lasts until the middle of Spring Term (about a term and a half from January – April).

When do practices start?

Practices start the first week of Winter term.  There is a two week trial before dues are required.

When and where do practices occur?

This season we will be practicing 5 days a week.  The dates and times are not set yet.  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 4th, 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. There is a two-week trial.

Is practice mandatory? 

While attending practice is the best way to improve, attending every practice is not mandatory.

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.

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. Your participation in meets are not mandatory.  Since swimming is an individual sport, meet entries must be paid for by the individual swimmers.

What’s the best thing about swim team?

We love our swimming family.  When you spend an hour and a half a 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.