Ages: 5 (as of June 1, or entering Kindergarten in September) through age 18
Team: $150 first child, $140 second child, $130 each additional child. Team swimmers should know at least 2 strokes and be able to swim a length of the pool unassisted.
Pre-Team - $140 first child, $130 each additional child
Contact: Jen, Julia or Kristi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Families that do not live in Montgomery Village also have to pay a MV recreation membership fee for swimmers (See the MVF web site), but they also gain access to the Village pools and other facilities (e.g., tennis, pickleball courts).
To swim on the North Creek Neptune’s Swim Team MV families should be living in one of the following residential neighborhoods: Apple Ridge, Arrowhead, Dogwood, Dorsey’s Regard, Essex Place, Fairidge, Greentree, Highfield, Highland Hall, Lilac, Magnolia, McKendree, McRory, Overlea, Partridge Place, Perry Place, Pleasant Ridge, The Points, Red Bud, Salems Grant, Shadow Oak, Williams Range.
1. Registration and payment information
Registration is online only this year. We will not be accepting paper registrations.
After your registration is received, please return to the Neptunes website here to make your online payment by clicking the "Pay Swim Fees" button. Cash/Check will be accepted at the first practice
Please register ASAP, so we can plan practice groups/times.
All registrations and payments must be received by the first practice, or the swimmer will not be allowed on the pool deck.
2. Team vs. Pre-Team
Team - swimmers should know at least 2 strokes (usually freestyle and backstroke) and be able to swim one length of the pool unassisted. Team swimmers can compete in meets, but it is not a requirement.
Pre-Team - this is for our youngest Neptunes who are ready to learn to swim. They must be age 5 or starting Kindergarten in the fall. Pre-team swimmers will be grouped into 4 levels based on their ability. Some swimmers may switch groups during the season as their skills improve. We will schedule assessments at the beginning of June. These will be in water with the pre-team coach for about 5-10 min, to allow us to place them in the best instructional group. Groups vary based on registration but typically they are as follows:
Group 1 - for the earliest beginners, just starting to put their faces in the water.
Group 2 - can already put face in the water, ready to learn first swim strokes
Group 3 - can swim a couple strokes in freestyle, able to float on back
Developmental - this group is able to swim most of the way across the pool in freestyle and learning backstroke
If your swimmer swam in any Saturday meets in 2022, please register them for Team. Coaches will make adjustments as needed.
If you are uncertain what to register for please email email@example.com
3. Practice information (Tentative):
Date of first TEAM practice is Tuesday, May 30 at North Creek.
Date of first PRE-TEAM practice is Monday, June 19 at North Creek AM and PM. Times TBD
Tentative TEAM practice times May 30 until end of school year: 13+ 4:30-5:30; 10&under 5:30-6:15; 11-12 6:15-7:15
Final practice groups / times will be determined based on registration.
After school ends, AM and PM practice will be at North Creek. There will be NO practice at Hurley Park this year
4. Meet information:
Home meets will take place at North Creek Pool
June 10, All Comers @ Whetstone
June 19, Home vs Fallsmead (A meet)
June 24 @ West Hillandale (A meet)
June 28 @ Plantations (B meet) - tentative
July 1 @ James Creek (A meet)
July 6, Home vs. Quail Valley (B meet)
July 8, Home vs. Eldwick (A meet)
July 9, A Relay Carnival @ Eldwick (Rain date July 10)
July 13, B Relay Carnival @ Quail Valley
July 15 @ Willows of Potomac (A meet)
July 20, Home vs Flower Hill (B meet)
July 22, Divisionals @ West Hillandale
July 29 All Star Relays
July 30 All Star Individual
5. Volunteers and Officials
Did you know? The swim team is run entirely by volunteers. The only paid positions are the coaches and life guards.
Officials - We especially need meet officials, including stroke/turn, starter, and referee. If you were previously certified, it may be time to renew! Please visit http://www.mcsl.org/Officials.aspx, scroll to the bottom and choose North Creek to check your certification status. If it is listed as "Expired" you must attend one of the virtual clinics to recertify.
If you have never been certified, please consider signing up for a stroke/turn clinic. You do not need to be a swimmer yourself. You will learn what you need to know at the clinic. To register, visit http://www.mcsl.org/Officials.aspx and click "Officials Certification" in the column on the left.
Pre-team Rep - We are looking for 1-2 parents to help with pre-team. Primary responsibilities include helping to organize pre-team assessments and organizing the end of season mini-meet. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in helping out.
Automation - We are looking for 1-2 parents to be back-up for our automation lead Melissa Porter. Automation means the person who enters the swim times into the team computer at meets, seeds the meets based on coach entries, etc. To learn more about automation visit http://www.mcsl.org/Automation.aspx
Timers, Clerk of Course, etc. - these positions require no certification and can be learned "on the job." We'll put out a call for volunteer sign up before each meet. For a home meet, we typically need about 25+ parent volunteers. For an away meet, we usually need about 15+ parent volunteers.
Our primary form of communication is email and an occasional text message (e.g., practice cancellation). You can also "friend" us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/northcreek.neptunes). And, our website www.goneptunes.com will be updated regularly with team announcements, meet and practice schedules and breaking news. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Register NOW!
Register online only - click HERE to register now!!