Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Registrations 2019/2020

Hi Everyone,

By now many of you would have received a notification from Swimming Queensland saying that your membership is due for renewal.  Unfortunately this email was sent by swimming Queensland before we had the chance to inform you of some changes this year that we have had to make in light of the cessation of the sponsorship of our Junior members by Optus this year. Graceville Lightning would like to continue to keep the prices low for our youngest members and will therefore be subsidising memberships for those under 7.  The system for registration has also changed and has meant a lot of work for our wonderful secretary Annie.  Unfortunately the changes mean that Annie is no longer able to help with registrations and you will need to contact Swimming Queensland directly with any issues you may have. Please read the instructions below and how to register and how to receive a club credit on the membership for under 7's.

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Registrations for the Graceville Lightning 2019/2020 Swim Season are Now Open.  The registration process this year is different to previous years as Swimming Australia have changed their registration system.  Please note, due to the cessation of sponsorship by Optus for the Junior Dolphins program, Swimming Australia no longer offers a reduced fee on their memberships for the Junior Swimmers.  This means the price has jumped from $20 to $54.95 for a child under 7.  The Swimming Queensland system is unable to offer membership at a price lower than $54.95, therefore when you register you will need to pay the $54.95 to Swimming Queensland.  To keep costs for our Junior members lower, Graceville Lightning will offer a refund on the membership via a club gift card to the value of $25 for Under 7'sThis gift card can be spent at the canteen (lollies excluded) or for merchandise like togs or goggles.  The gift cards will be available for collection from the 2nd week of swim club. Unfortunately, this is the only way we can offer a lower fee.

A note on Associate Members: We would love our swimmers to attend external swim meets, however at this stage we are unable to offer a swim coach to support our children on deck.  To counter this, our associate member rules have changed and we now allow associate members to accumulate points throughout the season and therefore be eligible to participate in Club Champs and be eligible for Club points champion.  To be an associate member, you must be registered with another club before you can register as an associate member at Graceville Lightning. Any questions regarding associate members can be directed to president@racevillelightning.org.au

Previously Registered With Swimming Queensland 
If you have registered with a swim club in Queensland in the last year, your details will have automatically been entered into the new system.  Please follow this link to register your child/children with for the upcoming 2019/2020 season:

If you are having difficulties with registrations, please check the following links for assistance.  


If you are still having difficulties with your registration, then please contact Swimming Queensland on 3390 2011. 

Never Registered with Swimming Queensland Before
If you have never registered with Swimming Queensland before, then you will need click on the following link, click sign in and then register:

If you are having difficulties with registrations, please check the following links for assistance.  


If you are still having difficulties with your registration, then please contact Swimming Queensland on 3390 2011.  
Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who may be interested in joining our swim club.
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Please make sure you have registered by Wednesday 9th October to join us at our first club night on Friday 11th of October.

If you have any questions please contact secretary@gracevillelightning.org.au or president@gracevillelightning.org.au but please remember we are not able to help you with registering your children,  We look forward to seeing you on our first club night for the season.
Regards
Heidi
President Graceville Lightning Swim Club