Fall 2021 Tryouts and Registration

 Welcome to the 2021 Fall Season!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 5:30-6:30PM: Registration for NEW swimmers. Easiest way to register is by filling out online form below, then arrive on this day to check in. Swim tryouts start at 6PM. New swimmers will be required to complete a short swim test (down 25 freestyle, back 25 backstroke) before joining the team. Also a great chance to meet some Board members and ask any questions you may have.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 5:30-6:30PM: Registration for RETURNING swimmers. Fill out online form below, then arrive this day to check in and ask any questions. First practice of session starts at 6PM.

 

Session runs September 7 - December 17 (15 Weeks).  This session will have two practice times for Developing and Intermediate swimmers, either 6PM or 7PM start time. Coaches will determine your swim level at registration. Preferred practice time can be chosen on the sign up form, below.

 

Sea Lions is a competitive swim team with a family friendly atmosphere. If you are interested in swim lessons, please visit the city pool programs website HERE.

For general Sea Lions information view our FAQ page.

 

Payment Options

Invoices will be sent from our PayPal account after registrations are received.  Payments from those invoices may be made by:

  1. Debit or Credit Card.  Pay directly from the email invoice.  Online payments include a 3% processing fee.
  2. At the On-Site Check In.  We accept cash, money order or checks made out to St. Johns Sea Lions.
  3. By Mail.  Check or Money Order payments may also be mailed to:

        St. Johns Sea Lions
        800 S. US27 #108
        St. Johns, MI 48879

 

Pricing
Session cost is $225.    No swimmer may participate without completing the online registration form including liability waiver.  Multi-child discount applies to household family members only:  2nd child $180, 3rd+ child $150 each.

Practice Schedule - Fall Session
Developing (WHITE GROUP): Monday-Friday (6-6:45PM OR 7-7:45PM)
Intermediate (GREY GROUP): Monday - Friday (6-7PM OR 7-8PM)
Advanced (RED GROUP): Monday - Friday (6-7:30PM)
Elite (BLACK GROUP): Monday - Friday (6-8PM)

 

Additional Information

  • The coaching staff will evaluate new swimmers to determine group placement.
  • *Please Note - New swimmers will be required to complete a short swim test (down 25 freestyle, back 25 backstroke) before joining the team.  Refunds will be issued if swimmer is unable to complete the test and asked to try again next session.
  • All fees must be paid before the child swims.

Thank you for your support and we hope you have a good experience with this online registration.  If you have any questions, please contact Board President, Suzie Fromson at fromson14@msn.com.

2021 Fall Session Registration

  • Developing and Intermediate Swimmers will be split into two sessions for fall 2021. Please choose which time you prefer. Advanced and Elite swimmers will start at 6PM.
  • Developing and Intermediate Swimmers will be split into two sessions for fall 2021. Please choose which time you prefer. Advanced and Elite swimmers will start at 6PM.
  • Developing and Intermediate Swimmers will be split into two sessions for fall 2021. Please choose which time you prefer. Advanced and Elite swimmers will start at 6PM.
  • Parent/ Guardian Information

  • Emergency Information

  • Photo Release

  • Consent To Participate and Medical Release

  • I hereby give consent for said minor to participate in the activities of the St. Johns Sea Lions (SJSL). By participating in this program, I will not hold any of the sponsors, supervisors, coaches, officials or volunteers of the SJSL or any local community responsible for any injury that said minor may sustain while participating in the above activities.
  • I hereby authorize any duly authorized doctor, emergency medical technician, hospital or other medical facility to treat said minor for the purpose of attempting to treat or relieve any injuries received by said minor while he/she was a participant or observer at an event sanctioned or approved by U.S.A. Swimming and/ or SJSL.
  • I authorize any licensed physician to perform any procedure which he/she deems advisable in attempting to treat or relieve any injuries or any related unhealthy conditions of said minor that he/she may encounter during any necessary operation.
  • I consent to the administration of anesthesia as deemed advisable by any licensed physician.
  • I realize and appreciate that there is a possibility of complications and unforeseen consequences in any medical treatment and I assume any such risk on behalf of myself and said minor. I acknowledge that no warranty is being made as to the results of any treatment.
  • RELEASE, INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

  • In consideration of participating in the sport of swimming, and for other good and valuable consideration, I hereby agree to release and discharge from liability arising from negligence St. Johns Sea Lions and it's owners, directors, officers, employees, agents, volunteers, participants, and all other persons or entities acting for them(hereinafter collectively referred to as "Releasees"), on behalf of myself and my children, parents, heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate, and also agree as follows:
  • 1. I acknowledge that the sport of swimming involves known and unanticipated risks which could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis or permanent disability, death and property damage. Risks include, but are not limited to, death as a result of drowning or brain damage caused by near drowning; broken bones, torn ligaments or strains as a result of fall on the deck or from a diving board; medical conditions resulting from physical activity: and damaged clothing and or property. I understand such risks simply cannot be eliminated, despite the use of safety equipment, without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity.
  • 2. I expressly accept and assume all of the risks inherent in this activity or that might have been caused by the negligence of the Releasees. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary and I elect to participate despite the risks. In addition, if at any time I believe that event conditions are unsafe or that I am unable to participate due to physical or medical conditions, then I will immediately discontinue participation.
  • 3. I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Releasees from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity, or my use of their equipment or facilities, arising from negligence. This release does not apply to claims arising from intentional conduct. Should Releasees or anyone acting on their behalf be required to incur attorney's fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.
  • 4. I represent that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may suffer or cause while participating in this activity, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury and/ or damage myself. I further represent that I have no medical or physical condition which could interfere with my safety in this activity, or else I am willing to assume and bear the costs of all risks that may be created, directly or indirectly, by any such condition.
  • 5. In the event that I file a lawsuit, I agree to do so solely in the state where Releasees' facility is located, and I further agree that the substantive law of that state shall apply.
  • 6. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portion shall remain in full force and effect.
  • 7. I hereby agree to follow all safety and behavior policies set forth by the SJSL. Failure to do so can result in consequences up to and including termination from the SJSL Team. For full details of these policies please refer to the handbook posted online at sjsealions.com
  • By signing this document, I agree that if I am hurt or my property is damaged during my participation in this activity, then I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against the parties being released on the basis of any claim of negligence.
  • I have had sufficient time to read this entire document and , should I choose to do so, consult with legal counsel prior to signing. Also, I understand that this activity might not be made available to me or that the cost to engage in this activity would be significantly greater if I were to choose not to sign this release, and agree that the opportunity to participate at the stated cost in return for the execution of this release is a reasonable bargain.
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