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2018 Summer Registration

Open for New Members

7/10/17 - 6/4/18

3 Members

Team Registration
A wait list will begin after the max number of swimmers has been reached
Team Member Cap is 155 Swimmers
Registration Links are at the Bottom of the Page.
If you have any questions during your registration: Please Call RMT at 720.295.3010

WELCOME TO THUNDER SWIMMING!
Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming, LLC (RMT) as a member of USA Swimming, Inc., we are a year- round, competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. As a club, we are dedicated to giving our swimmers the best opportunity for achieving their potential and swimming at the highest level of competition. Our goal is to provide each and every member the best environment to improve their swimming skills and achieve success. RMT has been incorporated since 2003.
 
RMT swimmers compete in meets that are held locally, across Colorado, and on a regional, national and international level. We have a partnership with the City of Wheat Ridge and most practices are conducted at Wheat Ridge Recreation Pool, with some groups utilizing 6th Ave West Pool as well.
 
We are glad you have chosen competitive swimming as a sport and RMT for your child to be a member. We are proud of our team and each swimmer’s accomplishments. We are looking forward to getting to know you and your swimmer. If you have any questions, feel free to talk with your swimmer’s coach, or the head coach.
 
T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More. At RMT, we understand that a group of athletes working together toward a common goal will help each individual achieve more than they thought possible. We promote team unity and respect for all members of the team. If we all help each other and support each other, great things will happen!
 
Head Coach Brent Bergstedt  
Headcoach@rmtswimming.com
Team Billing
rmt.billing@gmail.com
Team Phone
Club website 
Wheat Ridge Pool Office
You may also leave a message for the RMT Coaching Staff. The team line number is 720.295.3010.
 
RMT does it's best to keep fees low and tries to keep our parent commitment low as well. We don't host meets and we don't have family volunteer hours each family is committed to. We also don't do fundraising for the team. We do fundraising for community projects and programs, instead.  Our fees are competitive, a little higher than some teams, and lower than most. 

PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES TO THUNDER SWIMMING
List of Equipment
The equipment needed for a swimmer to participate fully in each group is listed below. Our RMT equipment supplier is Mi Sports. Swim gear, swim suits, warm ups, and parkas (for the winter) can be purchased from Mi Sports. You can also purchase RMT team caps and goggles in the RMT office from Sam Wilson or Brent Bergstedt. The list of equipment below is required and must be purchased and delivered by OCT. 1st.
National / Senior 1 (13 and Up)
Mesh bag, strokemaker hand paddle Size 3 Male / size 2 Female, Size 0 Male / size 0 Females or finger paddles, fins, tempo trainer, Front Faced snorkel, kickboard (optional), team cap, running shoes
Senior 2 / High School Development
(13 and Up)
Mesh bag, strokemaker hand paddle Size 2 Male / size 1 Female, Size 0 Male / size 0 Females or finger paddles, fins, tempo trainer, Front Faced snorkel, kickboard (optional), team cap, running shoes
Black / Pre-Seniors (14 and Under)
Mesh bag, strokemaker hand paddle Size .5 Male / size 0 Females or finger paddles, fins, tempo trainer, Front Faced snorkel, kickboard (optional), team cap, running shoes
Yellow  (14 and Under)
Mesh bag, strokemaker hand paddle Size 0 Male / size 0 Females or finger paddles, fins, tempo trainer, Front Faced snorkel, kickboard (optional), team cap, running shoes
Blue (12 and under)
Mesh bag with fins, kickboard (optional), team cap, small Arena snorkel, pull buoy
White (10 and Under)
Mesh bag with fins, kickboard (optional), team cap, small Arena snorkel (optional), pull buoy
Grey/ Pre-Competitive (10 and Under)
Mesh bag with fins, kickboard (optional), team cap
 
Swimmers must wear Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming caps. Solid navy Arena suits or our designated team suits.

College Team (17 and 25)
Mesh bag, strokemaker hand paddle Size 3 Male / size 2 Female, Size 0 Male / size 0 Females or finger paddles, fins, tempo trainer, Front Faced snorkel, kickboard (optional), team cap, running shoes
Masters Team
(19 and Up)
Mesh bag, strokemaker hand paddle Size 3 Male / size 2 Female, Size 0 Male / size 0 Females or finger paddles, fins, tempo trainer, Front Faced snorkel, kickboard (optional), team cap, running shoes
Swimmers must wear Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming caps. Solid navy Arena suits or our designated team suits.

DECLARATION of TEAM FEES and POLICIES
Team fees (monthly dues) represent the bulk of support for our program. Since we do not require any team fundraising. Team fees are structured to contribute to the operating expenses of our club. The fees are structured as yearly dues divided into monthly amounts for billing purposes. Refunds are made only in case of serious injury that prevents a swimmer from being a part of the team. We are a year round team and dues are collected even if you are away on vacation. If you wish to terminate your membership, the office and billing department (rmt.billing@gmail.com) must be notified in writing 60 days prior to the month of termination.
Families are not billed by mail for dues. Approximately the 28th of the month, you will receive an email reminding you that your next month’s invoice is available for viewing online. If you do not receive this email, please check into your secure account via the web or our app (ON DECK).
All families will have a secure account in the team website where parents and swimmers can access vital information. Parents, you must set up auto payment of all dues and fees by ACH directly from a bank account. If you would like to use a credit card as a form payment a 4% processing fee will be added to your account and must processed by the 3rd of the month and ACH payments will added to accounts a couple of days after the 1st of the month. Any checks or ACH payments received after the 6th will be processed at billing department’s convenience and will be assessed a $50 late fee. Any late fee posted to accounts and payment was received before the 6th will be removed before the next billing cycle.  If and error is found in your account please notify billing immediately (rmt.billing@gmail.com)
You can access your account anytime by logging into www.rmtswimming.com and selecting “My Account”.
Scholarship assistance is available on a limited basis and cases are considered individually by the Head Coach and Coaching BOD. Communication with the Head Coach is crucial in this matter. A Financial Aid form is available for download on the RMT website under Fees. If a family has an issue which comes up and puts them in a situation which may make their payment late, the Office Administrator (Renee Cusack) must and should be should be notified of the circumstance as soon as possible.   
 
 
Swimmer Dues - Training Fees# (3 Options)
    Due at Joining (Secures Spot)***
Group
Monthly Fees
4 Payment Fee
(5% Discount)
1 Time Fee
  (10% Discount)
Registration RMT Administrative
USA Yearly Fee Per Swimmer
National/Senior 1
(13 and Up)
$145.00
$395.00
$1566.00
$260.00
$68.00
Senior 2 (13 and Up)
$140.00
$385.00
$1512.00
$260.00
$68.00
High School Development^  
2 days a week (13 and Up)
---------------
$390.00
(3 month fee)
$1430.00
3 month $200.00
6+ month $260.00
$68.00
Black / Pre-Seniors
(14 and Under)
$140.00
$380.00
$1512.00
$260.00
$68.00
Yellow 
(14 and Under)
$136.00
$360.00
$1470.00
$260.00
$68.00
Blue
(12 and under)
$136.00
$360.00
$1470.00
$260.00
$68.00
White/ semi-competitive*
(12 and Under)
$125.00
$340.00
$1350.00
$260.00
$68.00
Grey/ Pre-Competitive*
(10 and Under)
$115.00
$315.00
$1242.00
$260.00
$68.00
 
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*If swimmer is placed into white or grey groups, member accounts will be credited $25 per swimmer, if swimmer is a single member.
^High School Development is a non-commitment program, only 2 days a week, 3 or 6 month blocks of time. They are not eligible for the free team suit, but will receive a team shirt and cap.
#Training fees are not pro-rated for partial months except for NEW members joining after the 15th of the month. Training fees will be pro-rated in half for that month
***If needed, members can split Registration fees over two months, notify RMT if you wish to do so.
 

 
Swimmer Dues - Training Fees#
Due at Joining
Group
Monthly Fees
4 Payment Fee
(5% Discount)
1 Time Fee
  (10% Discount)
Registration RMT Administrative
USA Yearly Fee Per Swimmer
College Team
(17 and Up)
$50
$150.00
$600.00
$175.00
$68.00
Masters (18 and Up)
$85.00
$255.00
$1020
$260.00
$68.00
Masters with USA Swimmers
$75.00
$225.00
$900
$260.00
$68.00

Multi Swimmer Discount (Training Fees):
This discount applies to training fees. First swimmer (highest training fee) pays 100% of the training fees. The second swimmer (2nd highest fee) in the same family is discounted 20%.
The third swimmer (3rd highest fee) is discounted 25%. The fourth swimmer (4th highest fee) is discounted 35%. The fifth swimmer (5th highest fee) is discounted 40%, Training fees are waived beyond the 5th swimmer.  First bill will reflect all applicable discounts.
 
Early Withdrawal:  In the case of early withdraw from RMT there is NO refund of fees.
 
Full Season Training Payment Discount:  In the case of early withdraw from RMT there is no refund of fees.
 
4 Payment Season Training Discount:  In the case of early withdraw from RMT during a billing cycle there is no refund of fees and previous discounts will be owed.  If notice is not given 60 days prior to month an additional month of fees will be owed.  Changing of payment structure during the billing cycle will result in all discounts for the previous billing cycles to be paid in full. ANY Changes to a payment structure must be sent to the billing department 30 days before billing date.  DO NOT SEND notices to coaches.
 
Summer Club: We strongly encourage swimmers to stay with RMT year round. We do understand the pull of summer club and do not penalize swimmers for leaving. WE support all of our swimmers with choices they make when it comes to summer club. However, because of our 60 notice policy you will need to notify RMT if you are leaving for Summer Club by March 15th. If you decided that you will stay with RMT for the summer and have submitted at leave notice, there is no penalty for staying. If you decide to leave after the March 15 deadline, you will be responsible to pay the 60-day notice fee which is the 2 month swim fee. The last day for swimmers swimming RMT and choose to return to summer club is May 15 (FSA Rule).
 
Meet Entry Fees:
Swim meet fees vary with each meet.  Meet fees are invoiced monthly and are separate from Training Fees.  You are responsible for meet entry fees unless you have written confirmation from your coach that you have been withdrawn from the meet.  Meet fees are non-refundable.  If meet fees are incurred after the 10th of the month, then those fees will be included in the next monthly billing cycle. Since Swimmers fill out a team meet for at the start of the season, we will send out an email after your child is signed up for meets. If you choose to not attend, said meet, you will need to notify RMT before the deadline. After the deadline has passed you will be responsible for all meet fees, even if your child does not attend. If you have to make a late add (DECK ENTRY) there is at $25 fee attached to the total meet fee.
 
Late Payments and NSF Fees:
Late payment assessment is $50.00 if payment is postmarked or received after the 5th. NSF assessment is $25.00 each default and may also result in a Late Payment Assessment. Recurring Late payments or underpayments may result in additional penalties such as not participating in team practice or swim meets.
 
Thunder Swimming Team Registration Fee:
There is a $260.00 per swimmer non-refundable team registration fee. This fee allows the team NOT to require parent volunteer hours and team fundraising. Also, the registration fee covers the cost of printing team t-shirts, team practice caps, handouts, end of the year swimmer awards, billing and team costs, postage, and relay entry fees.  This fee will cover, for first year swimmers 1 team swim suit per swimmer. For Second Year and up swimmers, the will cover team yearly gift.  Fee must be paid to secure a spot on the team. A swimmers spot is not secure until this fee is paid. This fee is an annual fee, billed during registration and is prorated qtrly for swimmers who join mid-season.
 
USA Swimming Registration:
To be a member of Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming, every swimmer must be an USA Swimming registered swimmer. This covers the swimmer with liability insurance while at practice, organized events and swim meets.  The cost for USA Swimming registration is $68.00 a year at this time
 
Inactive Accounts, Withdrawing from RMT and Reactivation Fees:
Written notification must be submitted to the billing department. A 60 day notice is required before becoming inactive or withdrawing, or will be subject to a $100 administrative fee and owed month fees. If payment isn’t received after 30 days of leaving the team, bill will be sent to collections. DO NOT SEND notices to coaches, send to rmt.billing@gmail.com.
 
High School Swimming and Other Sports Hold Fee (Not Including Summer Club):
If you choose to leave RMT for high school swimming or other sports there will be a $100.00 fee to hold your spot on the team. If you choose to come back during the other sports season your hold fee will be prorated. Once you return your hold fees will be prorated and put towards the fees of the returning month. Hold is only good for 90 days.  If the account chooses to go inactive for up to 90 days (3 months) during a season and does not return 3 months of training fees will be add to account. These will cover 1 month of training and 60 day notice. If payment isn’t received after 30 days of leaving the team, bill will be sent to collections.
DO NOT SEND notices to coaches.
RMT Thunder Club:
Providing a successful swimming program includes organizing other club activities. This requires family participation. There are teams that have service hours and un-met hours are assessed a fee.  We do not have Service Hours. We want parents to willingly support their swimmer’s team. Our Thunder Club helps with such things as parties, dinners, travel, timing, and team charity fundraising.  Sign-up to help during registration or email rmtthunderclub@gmail.com.
Photo/Video Policy: Photos/Video may be periodically taken of participants and used on the RMT website or in other team publicity as deemed appropriate. By submitting this Registration, you give consent to this understanding.

WEBSITE USAGE
Once you turn in your electronic paperwork and we have your email address, you will be emailed a password to sign into our website (www.rmtswimming.com). You will then be able to view calendars, sign up for meets, sign up to help at events, and track your swimmers meet times. You will also view your accounts and billing. All dues, meet fees, and certain team equipment are billed through the website. The system is automatic and charges your account on the 1st of the month. A reminder to view your invoice will be sent to you a few days prior to the end of the month but if meet fees or other charges for items such as swim caps go into your acct. after the reminder is sent and before the 1st of the month, then the amount invoiced could differ.
 
Communication in our swim program is vital. In addition to the website, each swimmer is assigned a file folder in their group box located by the RMT office. Earned meet awards are placed into the swimmer’s folder. Swimmers should check their folders weekly. Our chief method of communication is email and the website. Weekly updates, meet flyers, meeting notices, equipment order forms, etc. are all available electronically on the RMT website so it is vital we have accurate email addresses. The website is the best way to keep up-to-date on team handouts and activities.
Office phone # 720.295.3010 Head Coach Email: headcoach@rmtswimming.com