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Membership Information

For membership inquiries, contact our Membership Co-Chairs  

Dalynn Engler or Lisa Morey at members.baac@gmail.com

 

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 banquet award.

Due at Initial Registration: Registration fee plus dues for the first and last month.  

Family 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.

Full-Year 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.  

Withdrawal from BAACShould 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 again.  

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.

Payment Methods:   Our 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.

Meet Fees:    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.  

Late Fees:  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.

Delinquent Account Policy:  Swimmers will not be allowed to participate in practices or meets until all delinquent accounts are resolved (including fundraising).

Team Support 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.

 

BAAC ~ 2017-18 DUES

TRAINING GROUP MONTHLY DUES
Novice $70
Bronze $90
Silver $110
Gold $130
Senior B $150
Senior A $150 ($160-$10 non-delineation credit)
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