Frequently asked questions

How Many Practices does a Swimmer need to Attend?


This will depend on their training group. Training groups are assigned by swimming ability. To learn more about the training groups please see the Team Handbook. Little Fins practice 2 days a week for 30 minutes. Junior Jaws practice 2 days a week. Aquanauts practice 3 days a week. Wave Riders practice 4 days per week. Senior team practice 5 days per week. Masters 18+ practice to meet their personal fitness and/or competition goals




When is Practice Held?


Please note all practice times are subject to change. We will have our calendar up to day with the times of the practices. Summer Season (May - July) 4:00 - 5:30pm Monday through Thursday Winter Season (November - mid March) 6 -7:30PM Monday through Friday




What is the cost to Join Jaws?


There is a non-refundable USA registration fee which is subject to change on a yearly basis, but on average has been around $70. Jaws fee is subject to change on a season by season basis but on average the winter season is around $300 and the Summer season is around $200. If a family is registering any additional athletes $30 will be taken off the registration fee for that athlete. We have an opt out of volunteering option for for a by season fee of $200. New swimmers may tryout Jaws for a period of 2 weeks. At the end of the trial payment must be made or the swimmer withdraw. If no payment is recieved and no communication of withdrawl is recieved by the club the athlete will not be allowed to practice until one of the two are recieved. Children on Free and/or Reduced Lunch plan receive the same rate for Jaws and the USA Swimming registration is $7. To qualify for this we must have documentation that the athlete qualifies for this. If this option is selected we will notify the parent of the needed documentation.




What is the cost to join Jaws Winter Season?


Winter season runs November - March. There is a non-refundable USA registration fee of $66. Jaws fee is $225 (winter season). Additional members in a family receive a $50 discount. New swimmers may tryout Jaws for a period of 2 weeks. At the end of the trial payment must be made or the swimmer withdraw. Children on Free and/or Reduced Lunch plan receive the same rate for Jaws and the USA Swimming registration is $7.




Are swim meets Required?


Little Fins are not required to compete in a swim meet. Junior Jaws are required compete in 1 swim meet/season. Aquanauts are required to compete in 2 meets/season. Wave Riders are required to compete in 1 meet per month of each season. Senior Team are required to compete in 1 meet per month of each season. Please see the pages regarding summer swim meets and winter swim meets for more information on cost and locations.




What certifications do the coaches have?


Each coach is certified through USA Swimming in which includes: First Aid, CPR, Water Safety, Background Check, Foundations of Coaching Class, Athlete Protection Training and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Training





Jamestown Jaws   PO Box 1911 Jamestown, North Dakota 58402

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