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
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.
Should you choose to take time
off from the team, for any amount of time, it will be viewed as
terminating your membership. Thirty days’ written
notice must be given so that your last month's dues, paid at
registration will be applied. If thirty days written notice
is not given and your account is charged, you will forfeit your
initial last month's payment. 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.
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, 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
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 June 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.
membership inquiries, contact our Membership