DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION, THE INFORMATION BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please keep checking for updates.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Registration will open March 22nd for returning families and March 27th for new families.
Returning swimmer = any swimmer who registered and participated in 2020 swim team and/or 2019 swim team (summer or fall). DOES include returning swimmers who participated in 2019 but cancelled in 2020. DOES NOT include swimmers registered for Stroke Clinic (current or previous seasons) or new swimmers who cancelled 2020 registrations.
-Swimmers must be 5 years old by 5/31/2021.
-All new swimmers (8 & under) must attend a swim evaluation (unless enrolled in Stroke Clinic) and be able to swim 25 yards across the deep end of the pool without assistance. Evaluations will be held April 13, 14, and 17 at Garden Hills Pool by appointment only. You MUST schedule your evaluation via SignUp Genius. Please click here for more information about our new swimmer evaluation. Please do not wait until after the evaluation to register your child! If you child does not pass, your registration will be refunded, but if you wait, registration will likely be full.
-15-18 year old swimmers must attend practices to participate in meets (coaching staff exempt).
-All families are required to volunteer (click here for volunteer policy).
-Families with an outstanding balance on their account from a previous season will not be allowed to register until the balance is paid in full. To check if you have an account balance, log into the parent portal and check for PAYMENT NOTIFICATIONS on the right side of the home page.
-Swimmers do not need to be a member of the Garden Hills pool in order to participate.
3/22 - 4/15 (or until groups are full) for returning families (registration link will be emailed on 3/22)
3/27 - 4/15 (or until groups are full) for new families (registration link will be posted on the website on 3/27)
5/1 - 6/26
COVID Guidelines and Protocols:
Fee Structure for the 2021 Summer Season:
$200 per swimmer ages 5-12; $125 per swimmer ages 13-18
$33 per swimmer ASA (Atlanta Swimming Association) registration fee - this fee increases to $48 on 4/15
*Registration fees include a personalized silicone Garden Hills swim cap, t-shirt, drawstring meet bag, and a team bag tag.
Late registration may be offered on a space-available basis after 4/15. However it is very possible that all groups will close early this year.
$25 per swimmer late fee (in addition to regular fees above)
*Late Registration will include a non-personalized silicone Garden Hills swim cap only (no t-shirt, meet bag, or bag tag)
If you would like to join the wait list, please register as usual for the group you would like. Your name will be added to the wait list in the order in which you register. Openings will be filled first with returning Cool Sharks and their siblings, then with former Shark Pups, and then with new swimmers. Payment information will be collected, but your card will not be charged until you are placed an opening. If you register for the wait list and would later like your name removed (which you may do without penalty at any time before being placed in an opening), please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your child has been placed in an opening and your card has been charged, you will be subject to the refund policy below. Be sure to attend a new swimmer evaluation by 4/17 to be eligible for placement on the team.
-Full refunds will be given before 4/15 if we are able to fill your spot with another swimmer from the waitlist.
-Partial refunds of $150 ($75 for swimmers 13-18) will be given through the first week of practice (until 5/8).
-Partial refunds of $50 will be given before the first meet (5/25).
-ASA registration fees will be refunded in full before the first meet (5/25).
-Children who do not pass the swim test by the last evaluation (4/17) will have their registration automatically cancelled and receive a full refund.
-No refunds will be given after 5/25.
REVISED 2021 REFUND POLICY: We will continue to give partial refunds after the start of the season on a case-by-case basis.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RETURNING FAMILIES:
It is extremely important that the same Active account/primary email be used every season when registering for Garden Hills swim programs. This is how you will know you are using the correct account: when registering, the very first question should be "Who are you registering?" and your child's actual name should be one of the options available (with all swimmer information auto-populated). If their name is not listed as an option, and you select the "your child" option and manually fill in their information, you have just created a new account. Only new swimmers who have never participated in a Garden Hills swim program should use this option. If your child's name is listed but followed by DONOTUSE, this means you are using a duplicate account which is not attached to your swimmer. Please DO NOT use this account!! Log out and back in using the correct account (let us know if you need help with this!). USING A DUPLICATE ACCOUNT OR CREATING A NEW ACCOUNT CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF YOUR CHILD'S SWIM HISTORY INCLUDING ALL PREVIOUS TIMES, ISSUES WITH RECEIVING CREDIT FOR VOLUNTEER SHIFTS, AND OTHER ACCOUNT PROBLEMS. There is currently no way to merge duplicate swimmer accounts in the Active system. If you would like to change your account/primary email, just email us and we can do that for you.