This page is designed to answer questions that you may have as a potential new member of the club.
When are the next Try Outs? Check out the team website for the latest Tryou information at:http://www.teamunify.com/EventShow.jsp?returnPage=%2FEventsCurrent.jsp&id=163909&team=osttsc
How is the club structured?
There are currently six squads within the club that cover different levels of ages and abilities. Most new swimmers will begin in either the Snapper or Terrapin squads. Details can be found on the Swim Group Tab.
Who are the coaches?
Details can be found on the Coaches Tab.
How long are practices?
Generally as the swimmer progresses there is more practice time…
Snapper - 3 X 45 minutes
Terrapins- 4 X 45 minutes
White- 5 X 60 minutes
Honu- 5 X 75-90 minutes
Blue - 5- 6 X 90 minutes
Green/Elite- 5- 6 X 90-150 minutes
Elite- Same as Green plus 2 to 4 morning weekday
75 minute sessions
Where are practices?
Practices are held at either the Tualatin Swim Center (located at the Tualatin High School ) or the Tigard Swim Center (located at the Tigard High School ).
When are practices?
Practice times vary depending on the High School pool usage during any given season. Our club makes every effort to maximize utilization of the available time we are able to purchase from the Aquatic District.
Details of when and where individual group practices are held can be found on the Practice Schedule Tab.
When and where are the competitions?
Swimming competition is split into a “short course” and a “long course” season. Short course Season runs from September to March, generally using 25-yard pools. Long course Season runs from April to August, generally using 50-meter pools. There are a number of meets during the season that your swimmer is expected to attend. The Current season's team meet schedule is posted on the website under the "Calendar & Sched" tab.
Snapper and Terrapins should follow the Novice Meet Schedules. These meets usually take place on a Friday night in lieu of practice or on weekend mornings. The meets are generally scheduled about 3- 4 weeks apart. Most meets for our Novice levels are home meets or with in a 45-minute drive.
How much will it cost?
There is an annual registration fee: $109
This fee consists of annual USA Swimming fee ($59) and TTSC administration fees($50).
For Swimmer's joining the club after April 4th, 2013 a seasonal registration fee: $59 is available instead of the yearly registration. This consists of a seasonal USA swimming fee($39) and TTSC admission fee of ($20)
Yearly Fund Raising Requirement: $100 per swimmer or $150 per family
Monthly Dues are based on the squad:
Snapper and Terrapins- $55
White Group- $74
Honu Group- $95
Blue Group- $95
Green Group- $107
Family Monthly Dues Discount: There is a $15 discount for the 2nd swimmer in a family, $20 discount for the third swimmer, 4th swimmer and more are free.
Billing questions should be directed via e-mail at email@example.com
How do I join?
New Swimmer Tryouts are done several times through the year. Generally, tryouts take place in Mid-September, Early November, Early January, and Mid-April. During Tryouts an evaluation is done by our coaching staff to place each swimmer in the best possible practice group level for their ability. The tryout will last about 30 minutes. Swimmers should be ready to swim with swimsuit, goggles, and a towel. We start accepting swimmers out of lesson programs around the American Red Cross 3+ level. If you child is 5 to 18 and can swim a length or two of the pool of both front crawl and back stroke and has a little knowledge of the breaststroke or elementary backstroke then they should come to swim team tryouts. Each swimmer is different and may or may not be ready.
If you have had previous swim team experience, please send us an email at Contact tab before coming to a tryout.
A swimmer can join the club by either attending a New Swimmer Try-out session (see website for exact date and time) or contact one of the Head Coaches: Jeanine Serrano Or Eric Smith