Winter 2022 Tryouts and Registration

 Welcome to the 2022 Winter Season!

UPDATE! Winter session is now full. If you missed registration, please sign up anyway to be placed on a waiting list. We'll do everything we can to find a spot for all swimmers.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 6-7PM: TRYOUTS for new swimmers. New swimmers MUST register by 1/5 or earlier. No registration on the day of try-outs. Swimmers will check in then enter the pool at 6PM if they are trying out for the first time. New swimmers will be required to complete a short swim test (warm up, a few laps with and without kickboard, down 25 freestyle, back 25 backstroke) before joining the team. If for some reason your child is not ready for Sea Lions, you will not be charged.

MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 5:45-7PM: Check in/first day of practice for new and returning swimmers. Easiest way to register is by filling out online form below, then arrive on this day to check in. Also a great chance to meet some Board members and ask any questions you may have. Swimmers will enter the pool at either 6PM or 7PM, depending on which session they are in.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 5:45-7PM: Repeat of Monday for those who can't make it on Monday.

Session runs January 10 - March 11 (9 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


Session cost is $135.    No swimmer may participate without completing the online registration form including liability waiver.  Multi-child discount applies to household family members only:  2nd child $108, 3rd+ child $86 each.

Practice Schedule - Winter 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 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