Early Bird Registration
Early bird registration occurs at the end of a given season and runs into August. It gives ONLY current season members, (in good financial standing, that have completed all their parental obligations), the opportunity to secure their Amherst Swim Team membership for the next season, by paying an early (e.g. before spring registration) nonrefundable Amherst Swim Team membership fee and filling out next season’s medical form. Registration is done online.
Please note that Maude Neiding pool membership for the next season cannot be purchased during early bird registration. That purchase must be made prior to each season at the AMHERST CITY TREASURER’S OFFICE. Other business such as suit purchases, handbook distribution, parent volunteer sign ups, and volunteer times will be handled at regular registration.
Regular registration begins and September and the online link remains open through April. Registration is open to Amherst School District students and/or full-time residents who are interested in joining the team. Please note that the Amherst Swim Team has a large membership and we limit the number of swimmers for both boys and girls in all but the youngest competitive age groups. This is done to provide adequate practice time, guarantee at least 2 events per meet, and ensure swimmer safety.
In order to meet insurance requirements, a safety assessment that will insure that the swimmer can safely swim the 25 yard length of the Maude Neiding Pool will be done during the first practice. Any swimmer not passing the assessment will be ruled INELLIGIBLE for the swim season, and a refund of swim team fees will be given.
The season kickoff is held in May. At this event, families can:
Medical forms are completed or updated.
Handbooks, including the season’s meet schedule are distributed.
Merchandise, such as sweat pants, shirts caps are ordered.
Parents select and sign-up for their season’s volunteer duties.
AMHERST SWIM TEAM MEMBERSHIP FEE
Fees for Amherst School district full-time resident for the 2017 season are $106 per swimmer ($156 after deadline), plus $15 concession fee per family, and a membership (or swim team membership) for the Maude Neiding Pool. Please contact the Amherst City Treasurer’s Office for Maude Neiding Pool membership fees.
The Amherst Swim Team is open to Amherst School District residents and/or students. Registration fee amounts will be announced prior to the registration session. All registration goes through our Active.com link. All fees are paid online and are NON REFUNDABLE, with the exception of a failed safety assessment.
Parent volunteer obligations of 3 assignments per year are required. Parents may sign up for these at spring registration held in May; however, you can volunteer to assist throughout the season. See parent/guardian obligation section or the handbook for details.
MAUDE NEIDING POOL MEMBERSHIP FEE
A separate pool membership for the Maude Neiding Pool is REQUIRED to participate on the Amherst Swim Team. There are several types of memberships available. Inquire and pay at the Amherst City Treasurer’s Office, 408 Park Ave. (next to the Amherst Public Library). Amherst Swim Team and Pool Membership MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO THE FIRST PRACTICE OF THE SEASON. Swimmers will not be permitted to practice if membership fees are not paid.
INSUFFICIENT FUNDS FEE
Members are required to pay the Amherst Swim Team any bank fees associated with insufficient funds checks.