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2018 Registration materials are now available below. Registrations are due May 25, 2018. Starting new this year, PIBCSS will be using Remind.com for regular updates, rather than RainedOut, to notify our families, students, and instructors of weather issues, important Swim/Sail alerts, and news. Signup information will be posted and sent to Program registrants at a later date. For questions or concerns, please contact our Director, CC Wisniewki, at (440) 289-9071 or by email at: .

The 2018 PIBCSS program will run for five weeks, from June 11th to July 13th. The price of the program will stay the same as follows:
- Swim $100
- Sail $450 (race team will be $550 plus additional costs)
- Introduction to sailing (a short "gobie" class to be announced)
Sailing classes will be divided based on age, experience, skill level, and interest in racing (based on enrollment). Please note the following enrollment policies:
1. Once the program has begun, there will be NO refunds.
2. Registration and payments will be online only. Registration opens March 31, 2018.

A big thank you to all of the volunteers and staff that made 2017 a safe and successful season! We are also very thankful for the the current and continuing support of corporate and individual sponsors that make this program possible. Let's do it all again in 2018!

Please consider supporting PIBCSS through our online donation form with Paypal/credit card option. Also please sign-up for the Kroger Community Rewards Program by linking your Kroger loyalty card to the Swim/Sail program. Enrollment must be renewed each year after April 1st, has no cost to you, and greatly benefits Swim/Sail.

Swim Program Highlights

Morning Swim Classes are for children who are four years of age or older before the sessions start. Classes are held four mornings a week, Monday through Thursday, for five weeks and follow the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim curriculum.

Evening Endurance Swim classes are held Monday and Wednesday evenings for five weeks beginning June 11th, 2018. These classes are for swimmers who have completed up through Level IV of the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program and want to improve their strokes and endurance. Many teens continue swimming to stay in shape for high school teams and/or to prepare for additional water safety or lifeguarding courses. The Lake Adventure Class for ages 12+ will meet at the West Shore Ramp (or Crew's Nest Pool if windy) from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Swimmers 14 years and older can prepare to qualify for the Kelly's Island Swim in July. The qualifying swim takes place in early July (TBA).

Sail Program Highlights

Five Week Learn-to-Sail program will run for five weeks beginning June 11th, 2018. Our program has grown to upward of 100 participants over the last few years. We try to offer something for everyone. Our youngest sailors, aged eight to twelve, usually start out in our Opti Green class with other beginner sailors. Older novice sailors are welcome and will be placed in an age appropriate class where, sailing with their peers, they quickly learn the basics and more. Returning sailors are grouped with an eye toward skill level and age. As their skills improve, interested sailors can participate in the Learn to Race class. Students selected to join the TEAM PIB Race Team will travel off-island to compete against other area youth.

A separate Race Clinic will not be offered this year; however, all sailors will receive some racing experience the last week of classes, with focused training for this year's racers to prepare our teams for I-LYA Junior Race Week and the various Saturday regattas.

PIB Race Team Requirements

Team PIB - Junior Race Team participation will be selected by the racing coaches from competent sailors who are committed to improving racing skills. For sailors interested in racing, the Traveler Series racing schedule will be available online when finalized. Just follow the Inter-Lake Yachting Association link and click on Juniors. Due to Off island travel, coaching, and registration costs, there will be additional fees for race team participants of $100 (this is subject to change). PIBCSS will travel to at least three off-island races. Race Team participants are also required to fundraise (to cover costs for team sportswear and the "on the town" dinner for Bayweek). Sailors will also be asked to volunteer at our Spaghetti Dinner.

Junior Bay (July 15th to July 19th) participation requirements are:
-- Turn 13 within the calendar year
-- Provide a copy of your US Sailing membership card ($25) to PIBCSS
-- Copy of birth certificate (if first year of participation)
-- Participate in at least three Traveler Series regattas
-- Be recommended to the Team by the PIBCSS coaches
-- Pay a portion of registration costs (e.g., 2013 cost was $300)

Parent Participation is crucial in order to have a successfull program. As we know, it takes a village, or in our case, an island. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks (race team lunches, driving/providing vehicles for off island regattas, etc.). There will be a Race Team parent meeting on June 12th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at PIBYC (front tables).

Swim Registration
2018 Online Registration materials are available below. Returning participants will receive notice by e-mail to register online, but there will be no paper forms - only online registration through the links below. To be added to our mailing list or for answers to your questions, please contact us by email at . Registration forms are due by May 25, 2018.

Tentative 2018 Calendar:
Monday, June 11th - Five-week Morning Swim lessons and Five-week Learn-to-Sail classes begin
Monday, June 11th - Evening Endurance Swim classes begin
Friday, June 16th - Annual Swim/Sail Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle fundraiser
Saturday, June 16th - Visit or volunteer at our Founders Day booth in the park
Thursday, June 21st - Fundraiser Ice Cream at the Dairy Isle 6-8pm
Friday, July 13th - Annual Awards Night at PIBYC
Saturday, July 14th - Gardner Trophy Gala Fundraiser at PIBYC
Week of July 15th - ILYA Junior Race Week

About Us:
The Put-in-Bay Community Swim/Sail Program is a non-profit organization that provides multiple levels of youth instruction in swimming and sailing for Lake Erie island residents and summer visitors. Classes are held from mid-June to mid-July and are open to all families in the area. The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club and Crew's Nest provide facilities and equipment to the Program, but membership in these organizations is not required for enrollment.
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The Community Swim/Sail Program is looking forward to another safe, successful, fun-filled summer of instruction. Be sure to check out what we have planned. For swimming and sailing information or questions, please contact Program Director, CC Wisniewki, at 440-289-9071. We can also be reached by email at: .

Registration Information (must complete all forms)

2018 Online Registration and Medical Forms

Program Information and News

2018 Program Information (coming)
2018 Class Lists and Schedule (coming)
Additional Race Clinic Details (coming)
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Your support of this organization is needed. The Put-in-Bay Community Swim/Sail Program is a fully vested 501(C)(3) organization and all donatations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Without your gifts and the hard work of many volunteers, we could not continue to sponsor and expand this quality program for the children of Put-in-Bay.
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P.O. Box 881
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

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Mark your calendars for the Swim/Sail Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle to be held at the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club on Friday, June 15, 2018. Our biggest fundraiser of the year is open to the public and too fun to miss. We also plan to hold our second fundraiser, an anniversary celebration of the Gardner Trophy to be held at PIBYC on Saturday, July 14, 2018 - tickets will be sold at all PIBCSS and PIBYC events. Please come and support a valuable community program. Sailing Classes 2001

Help support PIB Community Swim/Sail by enrolling your Kroger Plus Card in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. After you enroll, whenever you shop at a Kroger, a small percentage of your purchase will be donated to PIBCS/S. Every little bit counts! Register your card now! Purchases will not count for PIBCS/S until after you register your card. Here's how:
Register online at krogercommunityrewards.com
If you have one but use your phone number at checkout instead (i.e. "I have no IDEA where my card is!") call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
Click on Sign In/Register (small link, under "Welcome" in upper right)
If you do not yet have an online account with Kroger, click on SIGN UP TODAY in the "New Customer?" box.
Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password (case sensitive!), and agreeing to the terms and conditions.
You will then get a message to check your email inbox.
When you get your confirmation email, click on the link within the body of the email. (Have your Kroger Plus card handy.)
Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
Scroll down to Community Rewards Information and click on Edit Community Rewards Program Information.
Enter NPO number (90301) or name of organization (PUT-IN-BAY COMMUNITY SWIM & SAIL PROGRAM), select organization from list and click on Save Changes.
To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization's name on the right side of your information page.
Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
IMPORTANT: The KCR program resets on April 1. If you are enrolled before that date you must "renew" or relink your Plus Card to Swim/Sail on or after April 1, 2014. Renewing is very easy! Don't delay, enroll today!

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