2021 Frequently Asked Questions:
I would like to register for the trial period. Can I still register on-line?
Yes, On-line registration is for all types of registration. Simply select “Trial” under “Which team is your child joining?” . Then complete the remainder of the form assuming you WILL be joining the team at end of the week including the meets section.
Trial week: June 1 – June 4 (includes Mock Meet)
I am trying to register. I received a message: “You have not completed this form correctly. Please go back and review your answers”.
What did I do wrong? This message means that there is a required question that was not answered. First, make sure you don’t hit the ENTER key until you are ready to continue to the next page. Check your answers to verify you answered all the required questions. All questions marked with a “*” are required.
If you continue to have problems, contact Sandy @ firstname.lastname@example.org or (513)756-0360.
I would like my 4, 5 or 6 younger child to try the team. Are they good enough?
Maybe. Sign them up for the trial week. Your child should already be comfortable putting their face in the water and going under water. Ideally, your child can swim at least a half a lap of the pool. However, OSDT does not have a set standard for joining the team. Our main concern is: Will they be safe when alone in a lane with the water over their head?
We encourage swim lessons as the best way to begin to learn to swim. Both the Oxford Parks and Rec. and Miami Rec. center offer learn to swim programs.
We strongly recommend that you take your child swimming before the first day of practice. Your child may have been swimming great during their swim lessons a few months ago, but believe it or not, they forget. A little extra time in the water and they will be able to show us what great little swimmers they really are.
I am not comfortable using my credit card on-line. How can I pay?
Actually, no money will be collected during your on-line registration. OSDT only accepts credit card payments via Paypal upon request. You can choose to bring your check or cash payment the first day of practice.
My child does not think they want to swim any meets. Can they still join the swim team?
Yes. However, we will continue to encourage your child to consider swimming in a meet. Swim meets are a great way to see how much you are improving. Plus, meets are a lot of fun for the kids. Even if your child does not compete in meets, we still require each family to work their required meets.
I see that every family is required to work meets. I don’t know how to do any of the jobs, what should I sign up for?
Don’t worry that you don’t have any experience. All jobs are very easy and you will be trained. Setup will allow you to get your work done prior to the start of the meet. Timer/Recorder is another job that is very easy to learn. We need 12 parents each meet to work stop watches and record the swimmers times for each race.
Do my kids have to compete in all the swim meets?
No. You are free to choose which meets your family wants to compete. When you register, you will mark which meets your child will be competing. Keep in mind that it is a league policy that a swimmer must compete in two dual meets during the season to compete in Championships at the end of the season. Divers must compete in 1 meet to be eligible for dive champs.
Our family does not know which meets we will be able to attend. Should I skip those questions?
No. Please complete the section to the best of your ability. The first two weeks are the most important. Once the season begins, a “Meet Attendance Log” will be posted on the bulletin board. Please make sure you update the log with your schedule as soon as your can.
Our family is going on vacation during the swim/dive season. Can my child still join the team?
Yes. If your family will be gone for one or two weeks during the season, that is ok. When you register, you will mark which meets your child will be competing. Keep in mind that it is a league policy that a swimmer must compete in two dual meets during the season to compete in Championships at the end of the season. Divers must compete in 1 meet to be eligible for dive champs. OSDT does not prorate fees.