Frequently Asked Questions
When is swim season?
This is our first year round season! Practices start Monday, March 28th at 7 PM in the REC for Spring term! 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?
Monday, March 28th at 7:00 PM.
We will be running through week 7 of the spring term and will offer one free week of trial practices to anyone interested in joining the team.
When and where are practices?
This Spring term we will be practicing 6 days a week.
Monday 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Friday 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Saturday 11 AM * informal practice – a set will be available to all who want it, some people will meet at the time but we do not have reserved pool space.
Click here for the schedule.
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 $100.00 for the 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 local 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.