ArticlesJul 13 2008
Becoming part of CSSC is simple:
- Decide you and your swimmer are interested
- Complete the preregistration paperwork
- Complete the one week free trial without deciding to move on to something else
- Finish registration
It seems too simple. Don't worry. Figuring out the fee structure will keep you occupied during your swimmer's one week trial period.
In a hurry to be off? Print out the current CSSC Brochure.
You will know if your and your swimmer are interested because swimming will already be a part of your life. Swimmers are expected to know all four strokes and be able to swim 50y/m (yards or meters).
Granted it might take a special proud parent's or coach's eye to determine exactly what stroke the younger swimmer is actually doing.
What is important is that the swimmer should have the bare fundamentals of swimming to the point where he or she is safe in the water.
The Preregistration Paperwork
Welcome to the dark side of swimming. Once the coach has determined which group would be right for your swimmer, he or she gets a one week free trial. To take advantage of the free trial, you must:
- Complete the combined CSSC and the United States Swimming registration forms.
- Attach a check for the amount of $160, payable to Coral Springs Swim Club.
- Hand these to the coach or the registrar.
Now you're ready to enjoy the free trial week.
Note: Your check will be held uncashed for one week. If you choose NOT to join CSSC, call the registrar or Coach Bruno Darzi at 954-340-5032 before the end of the trial week and she will destroy your check.
The tryout takes a few minutes and answers two questions:
- Is the swimmer safe in the water?
- Where would the swimmer best fit within the CSSC program?
The coach makes these determinations.
VERY IMPORTANT - Your swimmer should be prepared to swim:
- swimsuit (no swimsuit, no swimming)
- cap (optional)
- goggles (optional, highly recommended)
The Trial Week
The trial week is important. During that week you, your swimmer, the coaches and the team will become better acquainted.
If any adjustments are needed, such as moving your child to a different group, these will be made during this week.
Remember: Call the registrar or Coach Bruno Darzi at 954-340-5032 before the end of the trial if you choose NOT to join CSSC and he will destroy your check. If you don't call, you will be making extra work for everyone, including yourself.
Congratulations and Welcome! Now, get your pen and your checkbook. There are forms to fill and people to pay. Having chosen to join CSSC, you will need to pay your first month's Monthly Coaching Fees and purchase a Coral Springs Aquatics Complex Membership. You and your swimmer will also need to read, sign and turn in a Code of Conduct Form.
Coaching fees and the City of Coral Springs Aquatic Complex Membership are covered in detail in Fees.
See you at the pool.