Fee: $110 (Premier Membership) or $58 (Flex
Membership) per swimmer includes applicable USA Swimming and
Niagara Swimming registration, insurances, administrative fees, 2
t-shirts, 1 latex cap, bag tag, and banquet award and
Due at Initial
Registration: Registration fee plus dues for the
first and last month (last month is only paid once with a
Family Discounts: A
5% dues discount is applied to 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.
BAAC:Should 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 parent/guardian by
the 15th of the month in order to suspend billing for the following
cycle and apply last month's dues to the following month.
Notification of withdrawal received after the 15th of
the month does not suspend billing for the following
cycle and the last month's dues are therefore applied to the month
following the final billing cycle. If the swimmer quits the program
or is unable to continue participation, the swimmer 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 ($110/$58) and
first and last month's dues again.
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.
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 reduce the
labor involved in monthly billing and improve the
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, however, debit/credit card payments are
accepted as well. Checks are only allowed if received prior to the
28th of each month.
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. The
coaching staff is scheduled based on the number of
swimmers entered in the meet. Meet fees are non-refundable
after the registration deadline.
Late Fees: All
accounts must have an ACH or debit/credit card set up as a payment
method. ACH or debit/credit
card payment methods on your account are charged on the 1st
business day of the month the invoice.
If you would like your invoice to be
paid using a check, payment made by check must be postmarked
by the 25th of the month before the invoice is due or received
in the drop box at the pool by the 28th of the month before the
invoice is due. If payment by check is not received by the dates
referenced above, the ACH or debit/credit card payment method set
up on your account will be charged on the 1st of the
month. If you choose to send a check as the
payment method, you must still set up an ACH or debit/credit
card as a payment method as a backup.
balances not paid by the 15th of the month the invoice was due
(caused by ACH or debit/credit card failure) may incur a $25 late
fee. Should your ACH or debit/credit card reject the charges, you
may be subject to the late fee and/or rejection fees. Returned
check fees will be applied to your account if incurred by
Policy: Swimmers will not be allowed to
participate in practices or meets until all delinquent accounts are
resolved (including team support points).
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 volunteering,
donating, referring a new member, fundraising, 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 number 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.
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