A swimmer must be a member of the
JCC of Greater
Baltimore in order to participate in the JCC Swimming Swim Team
program. The JCC does not discriminate in membership or
employment on the basis of religion, age, gender, race, or sexual
orientation. Swimmers must maintain an active,
current membership with the JCC of Greater Baltimore in order to
participate in the JCC Swimming Team program. Athletes who do
not maintain their membership will not be allowed to practice or
participate with the team, regardless of the status of their
Program Fee payments.
Baltimore JCC Member Code of
Membership in the JCC is subject
to the member’s agreement to the following:
Members agree to respect the
expression of Jewish belief and tradition.
The first year of membership is a
one year contract, which may not be canceled.
Members who choose to cancel
membership after one year I must give 30 days written
Membership fees are nonrefundable
When membership fees are paid
monthly by credit card, membership charges will continue unless 30
days written notification of intent to cancel have been
Membership services may be
modified by the JCC.
Members agree to carry their
membership card while at the JCC.
The JCC reserves the ability to
search person and property.
Regular searches of the National Sex Offender Public
Registry and/or the State of Maryland Sex Offender Registry (the
Registries), will be conducted for all applicants and existing
members. Any person identified in the Registries shall be denied
membership to the Jewish Community Center of Greater
In the event that a member fails
to abide by the rules and regulations established for the JCC by
its administration, membership may be suspended or
Financial Aid for Memberships
Need-based Financial Aid is
available to help defray the costs of JCC membership for families
experiencing financial hardship. Applications for these
scholarships are available from the membership office.
The initial registration fee
includes registration with USA Swimming, a $25
technology/registration fee, and a non-refundable credit of $125
towards meet fees. For
swimmers who participate in the CMSL summer league program,
registration with AAU is also included.
Maryland Swimming’s Registration Fee
Reduction Plan for Outreach Swimmers
USA Swimming offers a discounted
registration fee for families with financial need called Outreach
Membership. If your family qualifies for the federal Free
Lunch program at school, please contact the Team Registrar before
paying the Annual Registration Fee. Swimmers who qualify for
Outreach membership may also be eligible for reimbursement of meet
fees incurred during meets sanctioned by USA Swimming.
Maryland Swimming supports the
effort of USA Swimming to expand the sport of swimming by making
registration more affordable for families experiencing financial
hardship through its “Outreach membership”
Families who are financially
eligible can have their JCC Swimming Annual registration Fee
reduced to only $7 if they file the appropriate financial
documentation and their application is approved by Maryland
Swimming. Please see Team Registrar Sue Szembroth for additional
Meet Fee Funding Agreement
- The Annual Registration Fee
includes a $125 credit towards entry fees for USA Swimming
- Teams that host USA Swimming
meets generally charge a fee per event. The $125 credit is
expected to cover participation in approximately one session (3 or
4 events) per meet for six meets.
- There is usually no charge for
participation in JCC League dual meets.
- The $125 credit towards meet fees
from the Annual Registration Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. If a
swimmer does not participate in meets, then the credit expires at
the end of the season (or whenever the swimmer withdraws from the
- Meet Fee Fund credits are
NON-TRANSFERRABLE. They cannot be assigned to another
- Once the initial $125 credit is
exhausted, the swimmer is responsible for any additional incurred
meet registration fees.
- Swimmers who are not up-to-date
on their Meet Fee payments will not be allowed to register for
additional meets until the balance is paid.
- Maryland Swimming provides a meet
fee reimbursement programs for swimmers who qualify as Outreach
Members of USA Swimming. Please check with the Head Coach or
team registrar for details.
- Families can be billed monthly by
credit card for meet fees, or can elect to pay in advance for each
meet at the time of registration for the meet.
In general, families are
responsible for paying for their swimmer’s Meet Fees.
These are fees that are charged by the team hosting a meet to cover
the expenses of the competition. JCC Swimming allows parents
to choose which sessions of a particular meet their swimmer will
attend. Once a swimmer has committed to a meet, the
fees for those events are “spent,” whether the swimmer
participates or not. (In general, it is not possible
to recover meet fees from the host team once the entries for the
meet have been submitted.)
Out of the $225 Annual
Registration Fee, a credit of $125 will be entered in each
swimmer’s Meet Fee Fund. The coaches anticipate that
this amount will be sufficient to cover participation in one
session per meet for six USA Swimming meets throughout the
season. The Meet Fee Fund charge is
NONREFUNDABLE, even if the swimmer withdraws from the team before
the end of the season. If a swimmer
doesn’t use their credit during the season, they lose it.
Credits will not be carried over to the next swimming year.
Once the swimmer’s Meet Fee
Fund is exhausted, families will receive a monthly bill for their
additional fees. These fees can either be paid by an
authorized monthly charge to a credit card, or by maintaining a
balance in the swimmer’s Meet Fee Fund by depositing
additional funds. Swimmers will not be allowed to
register for participation in meets if their meet fee balance has
not been paid.
Meet Fee Reimbursement for Outreach
Maryland Swimming has approved a
Meet Fee Reimbursement program for swimmers who are participating
as “Outreach Members.” Under this program, the
team will pay the swimmer’s meet fees “up front,”
but will be eligible for reimbursement once the swimmer has
successfully participated in the registered event.
Members of JCC Swimming who
qualify for this program will not have a Meet Fee Fund charge
assessed at the beginning of the season. These swimmers would
still be liable for charges under certain specific
Some meets charge a
“Meet Participation” fee. As this fee may go to
items and give-aways for the swimmers, they are not covered by the
Swimmers who register for
events but fail to swim their event are not eligible to have the
fees for those event reimbursed. The swimmer will be
responsible to JCC Swimming for fees for those events they miss,
regardless of the reason that the swimmer missed the event.
The Meet Fee Reimbursement program
only applies to meets in the jurisdiction of Maryland
Swimming. If swimmers participate in meets in other LSCs,
they will be responsible for paying their meet fees at the time of
registration for the meet.
- Program fees will be charged
based on the team level of the swimmer.
- Fees are based on year-round
- The annual program fee can be
paid in monthly installments. Fees will be charged starting
in September (accrued on 9/15; billed on 9/20) for a minimum of six
months (Winter session only) to a maximum of ten months (Annual;
last charge in July.)
- Fees will accrue on the 15th of
each month and will be billed on the 20th of each month.
- ANNUAL FEES (10 months) paid in
full by September 15 will be eligible for a 10% discount.
- Charges can be paid monthly by
- Fees and membership must be
“current” in order for a swimmer to participate; if a
swimmer is not current on their membership dues, meet fees or
program fees, they will not be entered in meets until their fees
are paid up.
Withdrawl for injury or illness
In the event that an athlete
suffers an injury or illness that results in a healthcare
provider’s prohibition against practicing or competing for a
period of at least three weeks, the athlete can withdraw from their
practice group (monthly fees will be suspended) without
penalty. Please bring documentation to the Aquatics Office to
have the swimmer’s account placed on hold.