More Swim Team Information
Swim Team is open to Pool Members and the community as a whole. Swim Team Only members may use the pool ONLY during practice times. Swim Team is filled on a first come first served basis, based on registration and payment. The Swim Team fee includes a shirt for each swimmer, and the end of the season pizza party. Late Registrations (after June 1) are not guaranteed a team shirt.
A signed concussion form is required for all swimmers. Swimmers CANNOT practice until the concussion form has been returned. The concussion form is available here. You can print it out and mail it to the pool, or bring it to the first practice.
Click here for information about season start date and practice times for each age group. Each practice is approximately 45 minutes.
We understand that summer is a busy time. If your swimmer is not able to be at a meet, be sure to notify the Swim Team Head Coach.
Because of the size of our pool, we do not host any meets during the Swim Team season. The league requires Heather Downs to provide at least 5 timers at EACH swim meet. We need our parents to help us fulfill this obligation. Each family is required to provide least one person to work at least one meet. Families with small children can buddy up with another family and split shifts/child care. If you cannot make an adult family member (or teen sibling/sitter) available to work a meet, you can 'opt out' and we can hire staff to take your place for an additional $50 fee. Depending on the total number of families participating, families with more than one swimmer may need to volunteer for more than one meet.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the pool at 616-228-8620 after Memorial Day or anytime at HeatherDownsPool@gmail.com.