Q: Does my swimmer need to try-out for the swim team?
A: All swimmers ages three and older are welcome to participate on our team regardless of ability. If a swimmer is unable to swim un-assisted for a minimum of 42 feet in the pool, they will not be able to participate in our swim meets, but are still welcome to practice and be a part of our team.
Q: Does my child have to be a member of the Crestwood Swim Club to participate on the team?
A: All members of the Crestwood Swim Team must also be members of the Crestwood Swim Club.
Q: When are payments due?
A: Payments are due by Friday June 17, 2022 11:59 pm. No late registrations or payments will be allowed.
Q: Where do I send payment for my swimmers?
A: Payments will be made on-line upon registration. No checks/cash will be accepted this year.
Q: Do we need certain supplies for swim team?
A: Yes. Your child will need to purchase a bathing suit, goggles, swim cap (if needed), and towel.
Q: We are going on vacation/participating in summer camps etc. during swim season. Is it OK to miss practices and meets?
A: Yes, we realize that families have lives outside of swim team. There will be an online sign-up for meets where you can indicate if your child will be absent and we ask that you let the coaches know if your child will not attend a meet. Swimmers are encouraged to come to every practice.
Q: What if it rains or the weather looks questionable on meet or practice day?
A: Inclement Weather Policy:
Meets: If weather is too severe to swim, the meets may cancelled by agreement of the Team's League Representatives and the Head Referee. Meets are held rain or shine and only delayed or cancelled during thunderstorms. You will be contacted via text/email/voice message if a practice or meet is cancelled.
Practices: Practice is not canceled due to rain or impending rain. We follow our pool’s general rules regarding lightning and thunder. The presence of either requires that we vacate the pool and stay out for 30 minutes. Sometimes that can mean that a particular age group’s practice will be canceled or cut short, but other groups will not be affected. Your child’s safety is an utmost priority. As much as possible, we will communicate through texts/email/voice messages regarding weather-related issues. We will also update the home page of the website with bulletins as often as we can.
Q:What do I do if my swimmer or I won’t be at one of the meets?
A: Indicate on our website https://crestwoodswimteam.swimtopia.com no later than 48 hours before the meet to let them know which swimmer(s) will not be at the meet. It is extremely helpful to know in advance so the coaches can create accurate meet entries.
Q: What is the volunteer requirement and what positions are available?
A: Our swim team is run 100% by parent volunteers, besides coaches, and we ask that every family pitch in to help our meets run smoothly and to ensure our swimmers have the support they need to swim their best. If you are able to do so please volunteer doing the registration process.
Q: How do I know what my swimmer is swimming?
A: The morning of the meets the coaches will post a printout of team entries by name. Also, you can login to our team website https://crestwoodswimteam.swimtopia.com. Another option is download Swimtopia’s mobile app.
Q: Why doesn’t my swimmer have a seed time or time of “NT”?
A: Seed time is established the first time a swimmer swims an event or from their best time if they have swum the event in the past.
Q: Do you offer refunds?
A: No, we do not offer refunds for the swim team. However, if your swimmer is new to the team and does not meet the requirements of safe swimming the first week of practice, we will give a full refund.
Q: Which summer league do we belong to?
A: We are part of the Greater Dayton Swimming Association (GDSA) http://gdsa.swimtopia.com/
Q: How many swimmers are on the team?
A: The number of swimmers varies from season to season, but might range between 60-130 swimmers.