2023 Registration Form
Welcome to the 2023 Electronic Registration platform for the 6 time and reigning Northland Conference Champions, the Thousand Oaks Otters. We are excited about the upcoming swim season and are happy to announce the continuation of the Pups Developmental Swim Program described below.
Please note that your child "MUST" be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted and be 6 years old by 7/31/2023 (or have completed Kindergarten) to participate on the Thousand Oaks Swim Club. This will be strictly enforced. If you are unsure as to whether your child is ready for the Otters swim program we recommend you have your child evaluated at one of our local "Y" or Community pools before registering.
For the Pups program, your child needs to be able to swim the WIDTH of the Otters pool, or approximately 11 meters and be 5-6 years old, based upon their age as of July 31, 2023.
There have been some changes to the way you will pay your USA Swimming fees, so please read this very carefully.
For now you will only be paying the Otters Swim Team Registration Fee.
The $40 per swimmer fee that we used to collect for USA Swimming will now have to be paid directly to USA Swim by each family after April 10th.
Due to the removal of the USA Swimming Registration fee and other changes as a result of increases in Northland Conference fees and team expenses. Our Otters Swim Team registration fees will change for the 2023 season to $147 per swimmer for residents and $157 for non-residents. Consistent with the past, you can receive a $10 multi-swimmer discount for each additional swimmer you register after your first one.
You will be asked to choose a registration group for your child during registration.
If your child only swims during the summer swimmer season, please choose Summer Swimmer. You will need to register your swimmer(s) and pay an additional $40 per swimmer USA Swimming Registration fee, through USA swimming (A Link will be provided prior to April 10th with additional instructions once USA swimming opens registration for Summer Swim Clubs). Your child cannot participate on the 2023 Thousand Oaks Otters Team without first completing this additional step with USA swimming.
If your child swims on a year-round swim team (NLU, Club North, Blue Wave, Tsunami, etc.), please choose Year-Round Swimmer. No further additional action is required with USA swimming as your swimmers USA Swimming Registration fee has already been paid as a requirement with their year-round team. PLEASE ONLY SELECT "Year-Round Swimmer" IF YOUR CHILD WAS ACTIVE WITH A YEAR-ROUND TEAM DURING THE FALL/WINTER I 2022 OR WINTER II / SPRING 2023 SEASONS.
We are excited to announce that we will once again be offering the Pups Developmental Swim Program as part of the Thousand Oaks Swim Club for the Summer 2023 Season. This program is for 5-6 year olds ONLY, based upon their age as of July 31, 2023, who are not quite ready to join the Otters but would benefit from practice time with our coaches to work on the fundamentals of both freestyle and backstroke. The child needs to be able to swim the WIDTH of the Otters pool, or approximately 11 meters in order to begin this program. Just so there is no confusion, this program is not a "swim lesson" for those who do not yet know how to swim but rather is for those children who need to work on their technique in order to get a jump start on full participation on the Otters for the 2024 Summer Season.
We are limiting this program to 20 swimmers and preference will first be given to returning families. Any remaining slots open when new member registration opens on March 22nd, 2023 will be on a first come, first serve basis.
This program will be at a reduced rate of $87 per swimmer plus a required $40 USA Registration fee that you will pay directly to USA swimming, A Link will be provided prior to April 10th once USA swimming opens registration for Summer Swim Clubs. We anticipate the program will begin on June 12th and run for 4 weeks, meeting on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays. Participants in this program, will NOT initially participate in swim meets, however if during the season you decide that you would like your Pup to participate in one of the meets and the head coach agrees that the Pup is ready, they will be allowed to participate in a meet. This program was great success last season and we look forward to many of last years Pups graduating to full participation with the Otters this season.
Family Registration Fee
Similar to last year, there is a $35 per family registration fee.
Corporate Sponsor Discount
During the registration process, you will be asked if you or someone you know works for a business that would benefit from advertising in our heat sheets or on our T-shirts. If you are committed to being a Corporate Sponsor or have a firm commitment from a business that you are going to introduce to the Otters as a Corporate Sponsor at a $250 donation level or above, please answer the question "Yes" and you will qualify for a $30 credit toward your registration fee. By selecting this option, your contact information will be provided to the Vice President of Fund Raising, and they will contact you with details. If you have previously been notified that you were exempt from fundraising because of your life to date fundraising level, please also answer this question "Yes".
Late Registrations will be accepted after May 10th on a space available basis with a $20 per swimmer late registration fee. If you are a Thousand Oaks Resident that moved into Thousand Oaks after August 1, 2022, this fee can be waived by contacting [email protected] before registering online.
Team Shirts, Spirit Wear and Team Swimsuits.
Each swimmer on the team will receive a team t-shirt. For returning swimmers, please make sure you check your account information and ensure the size we have in the system for your swimmer is correct. In addition, further information will be coming out soon regarding ordering spirit wear and team swimsuits.
We look forward to having you join the Thousand Oaks Otters and are excited for another great season!
Reminder: With the exception of the Pups program, your child "MUST" be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted and be 6 years old by 7/31/2023 (or have completed Kindergarten) to participate on the Thousand Oaks Swim Club.
This year you will once again be able to pay your registration fee by credit card or check. There will be no
additional fees charged if you opt to pay via credit card. You will be
asked to select a payment option as part of the registration process.
PLEASE NOTE, WHEN PAYING VIA CREDIT CARD, AFTER CHECKING OUT VIA CREDIT
CARD, IT MAY TAKE 1-2 MINUTES FOR THE SYSTEM TO PROCESS THE PAYMENT.
PLEASE DO NOT HIT THE BACK BUTTON OR CLOSE OUT THE WINDOW WHILE IT IS