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Gower Big Swim Team Registration - 2018

Welcome to registration for Gower Swim Team!  

This registration is for summer 2018 Big Gower Swim Team only. **If this is your swimmer's first year on the team, please bring a copy of their birth certificate to the drop box at 530 Wembley Road, Greenville SC 29607.

The last day to register your swimmer(s) without a $10.00 late fee accessed will be April 30th!!

Registration Fee per swimmer: $95.00 thru April 30, $105.00 May 1st- May 11th

Parent/Guardian Information

At least one parent/guardian registration is required.
New accounts will be sent an email confirmation message with instructions to setup a password.

At least one parent/guardian email address must be provided.
Check the boxes to indicate which parent/guardians should receive team-wide emails.

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Athlete Information

Enter the information for each athlete being registered below. At least one Athlete registration is required.

First Name * Preferred Name Middle Initial Last Name * Gender * Birth Date *
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Divisionals

Do your swimmers plan on competing in the Red Division Meet (July 6th & 7th)? *

Championships & Classics

If selected, do your swimmers plan on competing in Championships and Classics (July 14 & 15)? *

First Year Swimmer?

Are any of the swimmers you are registering today new to Gower's Big Swim Team? *

Birth Certificate

Does Gower Swim Team have a copy of each of your swimmer's birth certificates? *

Swimmer #1: Grade

2017-2018 grade in school. *

Swimmer #2: Grade

2017-2018 grade in school.

Swimmer #3: Grade

2017-2018 grade in school

Swimmer #4: Grade

2017-2018 grade in school

Intent to Swim Agreement

Swimmers must declare their intent to swim in Championships and Classics IN ADVANCE of their Divisional swim meet in accordance with SAIL policy. No change can be made after the start of the divisional meet.

SCRATCH FINE: A swimmer who is a late scratch at either the Championship or Classic meets for other than a valid reason, as determined by the sole discretion of the C&C Meet Director (physical, death in the family, etc.), will be fined $50.00 per individual event and $100.00 per relay event payable to the League. Scratches reported prior to Championships and Classics meets being finalized will be fined $25.00 for any event. The meet will be finalized at 10 am on the Wednesday following divisionals. The responsibility for the fine is on the team. Failure to pay said fine(s) by February meeting of the next year on the part of the team makes that team and all its members ineligible to participate in SAIL until all fines are paid. This fine does not apply to alternates who have not been called by Thursday night. Moving a swimmer or relay from Championships to Classics is optional for the swimmer or relay if notified after 5 pm on the day before Championships. (SAIL Technical Rules 2.7)

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Code of Ethics

All members of the League shall adhere to the following Code of Ethics (Section 3.12 of the SAIL Bylaws).

  • As a participant, I will refrain from all personal action that might provoke other participants, spectators, or officials to unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • As an individual, I will refrain from offensive or abusive language and will confine myself to proper remarks at the proper time to officials in charge.
  • As a participant, I will respect the dignity of the meet in which I am engaged, the officials, the opponents, and the communities they represent.
  • As an individual participant, parent, coach, team, league representative or league officer, I will do nothing that would give myself or my team an unfair advantage over another participant or team.
  • As a coach or parent, I will not engage in nor permit actions which will interfere with the operation of the league or its meets; nor will I intrude upon the area of the league and meet officials.
  • As a meet official or league officer, I will return courteous answers to legitimate questions and recognize remarks made by authorized persons. I will not allow any acts by others which do not uphold the standards set forth in the by-laws of the league.
  • As a participant of the meet, I will maintain an attitude of true sportsmanship.
  • As a member of SAIL, I pledge myself to create a mature, healthy, and fair atmosphere for all swimmers at all times.
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Waiver and Liability Release

In consideration of the work SAIL has done and will do to organize swim meets, and of the minor participant(s) listed below being allowed to participate in SAIL swim meets and related events and activities, the undersigned:

  1. Agree that the parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) of the participant have the ability to inspect the facilities and equipment to be used at SAIL swim meets and related events and activities, and if the parent or guardian believes anything is unsafe, he or she should immediately advise supervisor (referee, lifeguard, etc.) of such condition(s) and refuse to allow participant to participate.
  2. Acknowledge and fully understand that each participant will be engaging in SAIL swim meets and related events and activities, which involve risk of serious injury, including permanent disability and death, and severe social and economic losses which might result not only from his/her own actions, inactions, or negligence but the action, inaction or negligence of others, or the condition of the premises or of any equipment used. Further, we understand there may be other risk not known to us or not reasonably foreseeable at this time.
  3. Assume (for themselves and for the participant) all the foregoing risks and accept personal responsibility for the damages caused by such injury, permanent disability or death.
  4. Release, waive and discharge SAIL and its Executive Board of Directors, its affiliated teams, their representatives, coaches, other members/participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors and advertisers, all of which are hereinafter referred to as “Releasees” from any and all claims, demands, losses or damage to each of the undersigned (who sign for themselves and also on behalf of the minor participant, his or her heirs and next of kin) on account of injury including permanent disability and death, resulting from causes as described in paragraph #2 above, which causes may include, but are not limited to the negligence of the Releasees.
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SAIL Medical Release

I do hereby grant the bearer of this form my permission and consent to render emergency medical treatment for my swimmer(s). This authorization includes the power to consent to, and approve of, emergency medical treatment by a physician, hospital, or emergency care unit for such operations or procedures as are considered necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the medical staff of facility rendering the treatment. In addition, I understand that all expenses incurred in administering such treatment will be assumed and borne by me and are not the responsibility of SAIL or my child’s team or club.

I also understand that no claim may be made against SAIL or its insurance carriers until all claims have been made and answered by all other Insurance carriers on my swimmer.

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Gower Swim Team Code of Conduct

Gower Swim Team

Code of Conduct: Big Swim Team

As a member of the Gower Swim Team, I understand and will comply with the following guidelines as set forth by the Gower Swim Team and the Gower Pool Board.

  • All swimmers are expected to follow the directions of the coaching staff.
  • Team members will refrain from all illegal or inappropriate behavior that would detract from a positive image of the team or be detrimental to its performance objectives.
  • Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Any act considered to be an offense by federal, state, or local law.
    • Gross misconduct (i.e., inappropriate horseplay, fighting, cursing, etc.)
    • Willful destruction of property (including that caused by horseplay, etc.)
  • Team members will display proper respect and sportsmanship towards coaches, officials, administrators, fellow competitors and the public.

All team members and staff are apprised i writing of this policy.  Signature of this document constitutes unconditional agreement to comply with the code of conduct.  An evaluation system will be established to determine if all aspects of the policy have been followed by team members and staff. Failure to comply with the code of conduct as set forth in this document may result in disciplinary action. Such action may include but may not be limited to: Dismissal from the team, or disqualification from one or more events or from the entire meet

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Gower Swim Team Scratch Agreement

Gower Swim Team

Scratch Policy Agreement

If you are not participating in a meet, you must submit your scratch electronically at https://gogower.swimtopia.com by 5pm on Monday the week of the meet.  Swimmers CANNOT verbally tell a coach about their absence. Entries must be made into the computer on Tuesday and cannot be changed. A swimmer must participate in at least 2 meets to be eligible to swim in the Red Division Swim Meet.

All swimmers agree to swim the events the coaches put them in for each meet.  Please trust and support the coaches' decision.

Scratches have become a problem at our swim meets.  Excessive scratches prolongs the meet and disrupts the meet from running smoothly. To help lessen delays, a $10 scratch fee (per event) will be charged to any swimmer who does not show up for their event. Thank you for helping our meets run smoothly and for your cooperation.

PLEASE BE AWARE, IF YOUR SCRATCH PENATLY FINE IS NOT PAID, YOUR SWIMMER(S) WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO SWIM IN THE NEXT MEET.


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