Summer Swim Season Registration is LIVE

April 21, 2021

Hi Gators!

We are ready for everyone to start registering for our 2021 Summer Swim Team. Please visit Swimtopia at https://avalongators.swimtopia.com/ and register your Gator swimmer(s) today. If you are new to Avalon, you will need to create a new account on the Swimtopia site by also clicking on the above link and then you will be able to register your swimmer(s).

The price for registration for swim team is $110 for the first swimmer, $110 for the second swimmer, and $100 for each additional swimmer in a family. Swimmers ages 15-17 will be $85 and graduating seniors will be $25. Credit card payment preferred but checks may also be dropped off to the pool once it is open.

New this year, JRAC will be referring to each group by age grouping (8 & under, 9-10, 11-12 etc.) instead of category names. Mini Mites will now be referred to as the Pre-Team group.

Pre-Team (formerly known as mini-mites) evaluations will take place on Thursday, June 17th at 3 p.m. at the pool with the coaches.

Pre-Season practice will begin on Monday, May 24th and practices for regular season will start on Saturday, June 19th. Tentative practice schedules are posted online.

Meets will be held on June 13th, 21st & 28th and July 6th, 12th, & 19th. Champs will be held at NOVA on July 29th & 30th.  We hope to have team pairings for these meets shortly. We are asking each swimmer to commit to a minimum of 3 meets this season but the coaches encourage you to attend as many meets as possible.

Each swimmer will have to fill out a waiver on the JRAC website. The link to this waiver should be available by the end of the month. We will put the link on our site and send out an email once it becomes available.

It truly takes a village to run a meet. This year we are asking each family to volunteer a minimum of 3 shifts spread out between 3 meets of your choice. Sign-ups for these meets will be communicated shortly after the team pairings are announced.

Please join us at our open house on May 2nd to learn more about our season. We have chosen a fun team suit this year and Mary Anne from the Virginia Swim Shop will be there to help us with fittings. Team suits, caps (personalized & non-personalized) and other swim necessities will be available for purchase. If you would like a personalized cap, please let us know as soon as possible. The orders for those are due in early May. You can email Patty at pkoh0201@aol.com with that the name you would like on the cap.

Please keep in mind that we are still in the middle of a pandemic and while we hope for a swim season that is as “normal” as possible, this is a fluid situation, and we may have to pivot as we go through this season. We are doing our best to plan a fun swim season for all of our families.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need any further information.

We look forward to seeing all of you very soon!

Patty Chang, Carrie Banks & Grace Boyles