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Membership Information

Interested in Joining the WhiteWater Orcas Team... 

Registration is open for the 2016-2017 swim season! 

Welcome!

Come to Tukwila Pool Monday-Thursday 4:30-5:30pm (or by appointment) to meet the coaches; be ready to swim so the coaches can determine which group will be the best fit.

If you would like more information, contact us directly via email by clicking here

We accept new registrations throughout the year, if space is available.

►  Click here to begin on-line registration.  

Member Information

The WhiteWater Orca Swim Team is made up of a fantastic group of families, and we look forward to you joining our team.  Following is some of the information regarding practices, costs, service hours, etc.  Please contact us if you have any questions! Happy swimming!

ORCA Practice Schedule       Sept 2016 - December 2016         All Practices held at Tukwila Pool

Group

Monday
PM

Tuesday
 PM

Wednesday
 PM

Thursday
 PM

Friday
 PM

Saturday
 AM

Bronze 

4:30-5:30

4:30-5:30

4:30-5:30

4:30-5:30

4:30-5:30

off

Silver 

5:30-7:00

5:30-7:00

5:30-7:00

5:30-7:00

5:30-7:00

off

Gold 

5:30-7:00

5:30-7:00

5:30-7:00

5:30-7:00

5:30-7:00

7:30-9:00am

Senior 

4:30-6:30

4:30-6:30

4:30-6:30

4:30-6:30

4:30-6:30

7:30-9:00am

 Saturday practices will not be held on any date with event/meet scheduled (see Event/Meet Calendar).

We offer two options for swimming:

Option 1  Full-Time swimmers can attend any and all practices offered for their group.

  • Bronze $150 per month
  • Silver $180 per month
  • Gold $185 per month
  • Senior $210 per month

Option 2  Flex-Time swimmers can attend 3 practices per week: You choose any 2 days offered for the group plus Friday.

  • Bronze $130 per month
  • Silver $155 per month
  • Gold $160 per month
  • Senior $175 per month
Family Discounts:

Swimmer 1 pays 100%
Swimmer 2 has a 25% discount (10% for Flex-time swimmers)
Swimmer 3 has a 50% discount (15% for Flex-time swimmers)
Swimmer 4 has a 75% discount (20% for Flex-time swimmers)

The highest rate is automatically applied to swimmer 1 and the discount will ascend accordingly.  This discount applies to swimmers of immediate relation or legal custody.

3-Month Discount The team will be offering last year’s rates to famiies that chooses to pay 3 months of dues at the beginning of the season.  This discount will roll forward for the entire year for those who continue to pay 3 months of dues at a time.

Monthly Billing runs from September through July (there are no practices in August).  Billing is done monthly through our team website and your invoice will arrive via email. There is no prorating for partial months, except for new members who join after the 15th of the month, then the monthly fee is reduced by half.

Annual Registration Fee  

The annual fee is $180 per swimmer (With a $350 per family maximum).  This includes the cost of the USA Swimming Registration Fee and covers insurance and other support services provided to clubs and athletes by USA Swimming and Pacific Northwest Swimming.  This fee covers club administrative expenses and is due upon registration. (Note: This fee is reduced to $125 per swimmer after March 28th - and your swimmer will be registered as a seasonal swimmer).

Athlete Transfer Fee  The fee only applies if the swimmer is changing swim clubs into PNS or within PNS.

Meet Fees  

When your swimmer attends a meet this will be billed on your statement. The fees are composed of a base meet entry fee plus the cost of each individual event and are forwarded by ORCA to the hosting club. WhiteWater Orcas charge a fee of $2 per individual event to cover coaching and expenses. At championship meets, an additional fee may be added to the meet surcharge to cover team clothing for the specific meet.

Outreach

Outreach membership offers qualified individuals the opportunity to become a USA Swimming year-round athlete member at a reduced fee. The goal is to provide opportunities in swimming to under-represented and/or economically disadvantaged youth in the United States.  

Pacific Northwest Swimming uses the free/reduced lunch eligibility letter as proof of qualification.  The form must accompany the athlete registration. PNS has set the outreach membership fee at $0.00 for the athlete. 

Pacific Northwest Swimming also established the Heidloff Outreach Fund.  Meet Entry Vouchers are made available to clubs for Outreach athlete members to submit for meets within Pacific Northwest Swimming. 

Service Hours

WhiteWater Orcas are a non-profit swim team run by parent volunteers. We appreciate the help of all our swim families to ensure our team runs smoothly. There are several service hour opportunities available throughout the year.  This is a great time to meet other parents, support your swimmer, and have fun!  These include being on the Board, serving on committees, timing at meets, helping with the annual banquet, working at ORCA-hosted meets and events, and more. Each family is required to complete a minimum of 25 service hours per year.  If the mandated hours are not fulfilled, there is a charge of $20 for each hour that is not completed. If a family chooses to leave the team prior to the end of the year, the service hours will be prorated by 2 hours per month, and payment will be collected upon leaving the team.

Fundraising

As part of WhiteWater Orcas, each family is expected to participate in the fundraising activities of the club. Approximately 10% of the club’s operating expenses are covered by fundraising events.  These activities are generally limited to the Swim-a-Thon and team hosted meets.  Your participation in these events is necessary so that we are able to maintain the current fee structure.

Late Payments

Statements will be emailed at the beginning of each month and due by the 15th. Late payments will be assessed a $15 late fee. Payments not received by the 15th of that statement cycle may result in the rescinding of swimming privileges. There will be a $25 fee assessed for NSF checks.

Withdrawal from Team or Termination

Written notification (email is sufficient) must be received by Billing at orcaswimclub@outlook.com on or before the 15th of the month prior to becoming inactive or withdrawing in order to avoid being billed for the next month. If you temporarily withdraw from the team for a period of time you will be charged a $20 reactivation fee upon return. A swimmer who participates in any practices within a billing cycle is responsible for the full month dues.