2019 Long Course Registration
Open for Returning Members
3/1/19 - 8/16/19
Open for New Members
3/1/19 - 8/16/19
2019 LONG COURSE REGISTRATION (April 15, 2019 - August 16, 2019)
Dear Lakers Aquatic Club Current and Prospective Members,
We welcome you to our Lakers Aquatic Club Electronic Registration platform for our upcoming 2019 Long Course Season! This year's Long Course season will begin on Monday, April 15th and will run through Friday August 16th, 2019. We are pleased to continue to offer electronic payment processing and registration. The process is simple for both new and returning members and will help our club better streamline our processes as we continue to go paperless. You'll continue to access your family account and may easily declare for swim meets, sign-up for jobs, see your children's swim time history, maintain your own contact information, view monthly invoices and even pay your monthly dues. We look forward to seeing everyone at the pool and are excited for another great season! GO LAKERS!
Please e-mail Julie Leutzinger at email@example.com for more information, questions or to schedule an in-water evaluation. New Swimmers will start after their in-water evaluation on the next scheduled practice for their group.
2019 LONG COURSE FALL REGISTRATION
Registration Fee: $25 registration fee per family for the 2019 Long Couse season. New swimmers will recieve a Lakers t-shirt & cap once registration is complete.
Groups: For those who are returning, you will be assigned to your new group by your coach. If you have questions about the group that your swimmer was placed in, please contact Coach Kelton prior to registration. All new swimmers will be placed in a group after his/her in-water evaluation.
Practice Locations: As with previous years, the Lakers will continue to share pool time primarily between L’Anse Creuse and South Lake High Schools, Lakeview and Eastpointe High Schools. Practices will be moved to the outdoor long course pool in St. Clair Shores late May/early June and will be held in the morning during summer. Exact days and times are determined by what group you are in.
USA Swimming Registration (for new swimmers only): The USA Swimming Seasonal Registration Fee is $48.00, it includes USA Swimming insurance while at all organized Laker functions. It also includes a subscription to SPLASH magazine, a bi-monthly swimming publication. Returning swimmers do not need to fill out registration forms. Our Team Unify Swimming program will automatically take care of this. This membership is required by USA Swimming to practice with the club and to swim in meets. If you are joining the Lakers from another USA Swimming team, you should complete the USA Swimming transfer form. Please contact us if you do not have this form. If you are eligible to receive free or reduced lunches, you may be eligible to receive a reduced USA Swimming Registration fee. Please speak to our Membership Rep, Julie Leutzinger, directly during registration.
2019 Monthly Long Course (LC) Pricing Plan: Monthly Dues: Fees will be due at registration, and on the 15th of the month and thereafter, with the last monthly tuition of the long course season due July 15, 2019. We offer a discount for each additional swimmer in the family. The 1st swimmer in the family pays full price, every swimmer after that receives a 10% discount. The discount is based on the lowest dues payment per swimmer. For example, if a family has three swimmers; one in Senior White ($190.00), one in Silver Blue ($140.00), and one in Speedsters Blue($80.00), they would pay $388.00 ($190.00 + $126.00+ $72.00).
Speedsters Blue (LC Monthly Option): $80 per month / offered 3 practices / week / 45 minutes
Speedsters White (LC Monthly Option): $100 per month / offered 3 practices / week / 1 hour
Speedsters Red (LC Monthly Option): $125 per month / offered 4 practices / week / 1 hour
Junior Blue (LC Monthly Option): $140 per month / offered 3 practices / week / 1.5 hour
Junior White (LC Monthly Option): $150 per month / offered 4 practices / week / 1.5 hour
Junior Red (LC Monthly Option): $160 per month / offered 5 practices / week / 1.5 hour
Senior Blue (LC Monthly Option): $180 per month / offered 6 practices / week / 2-2.5 hours
Senior White (LC Monthly Option): $190 per month / offered 7 practices / week / 2-2.5 hours
Senior Red (LC Monthly Option): $200 per month / offered 9 practices / week / 2-2.5 hours
Please note that all families are REQUIRED to sign up for online bill pay. Online bill pay is the only accepted form of payment. Most of our families already participate in this. Monthly dues, meet/other fees must be paid by credit/debit card or ACH/Electronic check. Account balances will be charged on the 15th of each month. Dues/fees will no longer be accepted at the pool or by mail.
Two-Week Trial: Lakers offers a FREE two-week trial period to new and curious swimmers! This is a opportunity to ensure that your child feels that the Lakers swim team is a good fit for them. If interested in joining, after the two-week trial period, the swimmer and parent/legal guardian must complete the full registration package and submit payment. The registration fees will consist of a $48.00 fee for the USA Swimming Seasonal Membership (required for all swimmers by USA Swimming). As mentioned above, the USA Swimming membership is required by all swimmers on every USA Swim Team.
Middle School Drop-In Fee Option: Lakers is proud to offer a drop-in option for its current members who are participating in Middle School swim at their prospective schools. The cost for this drop-in option is a one-time fee of $100 and covers the months of April and May. This fee must be paid at Long Course Registration by selecting the "Middle School Drop In" as your swimmer's group. This option allows your swimmer to participate on their school's swim team while still being able to take advantage of training with their Lakers team, as often as they would like!
Fundraising: Lakers Aquatic Club has an established fundrasing program, which is required for all families with a swimmer(s) in the Speedster White group or above. The fundraising committment for the 2019 Long Course season is $150 per family, NOT swimmer. ****Although exempt, the Speedster Blue group families are strongly encouraged to participate and support the Lakers****
Established fundraising ensures that the current fee structure is maintained while:
- Safeguarding expert coaches
- offering state-of-the-art equiptment for training
- offsetting rising costs of pool usage
- supporting club activites
Our Vice President and fundraising committee work very hard to keep the program activities as easy as possible for families to meet their fundraising requirements.