inquiries, contact our Membership
Dalynn Engler or Lisa Morey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Registration Fee: $100 per swimmer
includes applicable USA Swimming and Niagara Swimming registration,
insurances, administrative fees, 2 t-shirts, 1 latex cap and a
Due at Initial
Registration: Registration fee plus dues for the
first and last month.
Discounts: A 5% dues discount is
applied for the second swimmer, and a 10%
discount for any additional children. The family discount will be
applied to the dues of the swimmer(s) in the lowest level
practice group(s). Registration fees, meet fees, merchandise
costs or other expenses are not subject to discounts.
Commitment: You are making a financial commitment to
BAAC for the entire swim season of September through August. If you
decide to leave BAAC, the unused portion of your dues (including
last month) is non-refundable and any outstanding meet entry fees,
team support point balance and/or other fees owed to BAAC are due
upon your termination with BAAC.
you choose to take time off from the team, for any amount of
time, it will be viewed as terminating your
membership. The Board of Directors
and Head Coach must receive notification from the
parent/guardian by the 15th of the month in order to suspend
billing for the following cycle. If the swimmer quits the program
or is unable to continue participation, the swimmer/family is
obligated to pay the dues installment for the month
of withdrawal, and forfeits the last month dues collected
at the time of registration. If you decide to
rejoin the team at any time, you will be subject to paying the
Registration fee ($100) and first and last month's dues
If your swimmer becomes ill
(surgery, breaks a bone, has a concussion, etc.) and is not able to
participate in physical activities for an extended period of time,
a freeze of your membership can be applied upon submitting a
doctor’s note and with Board approval. You will not be
charged or penalized for the time your swimmer is recovering.
bookkeeping is done by volunteer parents. BAAC requires all
members to utilize ACH direct withdrawal from their checking
accounts for monthly payments. Direct payments
substantially reduces the labor involved in
monthly billing, and improves accuracy and security of
transactions. ACH direct withdrawal is our preferred
method as it allows more of our member's dues to stay with the
club, though credit card payments are accepted as well.
Billing: The billing system
sends invoice emails on the 21st of each month, and all payments
are processed on the first day of every month using your team
membership account. If meet fees or other charges
(merchandise, social events) are applied to your account between
the 22nd and the end of the month, your billed amount may be
different than the amount on the emailed invoice. Access your
account anytime via the website. Select “My
Account” on the left and view your current charges.
Swimmers pay entry fees to participate in swim
meets. These fees are billed to the swimmer’s account on the
next month’s invoice. Meet Fees are set by the host
team as listed on the Meet Announcement document, which is attached
to the meet information on our website. Fees are usually a Deck Fee
(flat amount) plus an Individual Entry Fee for each race entered.
BAAC attaches a $2 coaching fee per individual event. BAAC does not
charge swimmers for relay events.
Swimmers indicate their intent to
participate in each meet via the website. After the
posted registration deadline, that commitment is locked in and
entries are not able to be changed or deleted. BAAC pays the
host team for all of our entries at the registration
deadline. Coaching staff is scheduled based
on number of swimmers entered in the meet. Meet
fees are non-refundable after the registration deadline.
Meet fees are non-refundable.
All payments are due monthly, no later than the 15th of each month.
A $25 late fee may be applied to all balances carried after
the 20th of each month. If you use the ACH or credit card option,
your account will be charged on the first business day of the
month. Should your credit card reject the charges, you may be
subject to a late fee. Returned check fees will be applied
to your account if incurred by BAAC.
Policy: Swimmers will not be allowed to
participate in practices or meets until all delinquent accounts are
resolved (including fundraising).
Program: Each family will be assessed a number of
team support points to earn, based on their swimmer's training
group level. Ample opportunities will be provided throughout the
season to earn those points through fundraising, volunteering,
donating, referring a new member, etc. Further details on
the team support program can be found on the website, Team Support
tab. Points may be bought out at $5 per point at any time.
If you have not earned two-thirds of your points by May 1st,
your account will be charged $5 per point for those points.
Your family's full commitment of points must be earned
by August 15th or your account will be charged your remaining
points at $5 per point. If you choose to leave the team prior
to a full year commitment, the amount of points you must
earn or buy out will be prorated to the time with the team and will
be charged to your account. If you earn more points than your
family is required, you may not share points with another family.