The Brownsville Aquatics is a non-profit organization governed
by a Board of Directors.
Promote swimming, encourage swimmers to be successful at their
chosen level, develop healthy behaviors and a lifelong love of
Dues and fund raising activities provide the financial base for
Brownsville Aquatics. Fees are as follows:
1. USA swimming membership is $80 per swimmer, due annually
(expires December 31st of each year).
2. Monthly dues per swimmer: One swimmer per family: $60 2nd
swimmer in same family: $50 Each additional swimmer: $40
Payment is due before the 10th of each month. After
the 9th of each month, a late fee of $5 will be charged.
3. Swim meet entry fees: As determined by the meet host and are due
upon signing up for the meet. Entry fees are nonrefundable.
Brownsville Aquatics may require fundraising activities to help
offset the cost of operations. It is expected that each family
REFUND POLICY / PRORATED DUES
No fee adjustments are given for swimmer's absences. All dues are
payable regardless of number of days the swimmer attends. Written
notice is required from members wishing to cancel membership
Account statement will be emailed 1st day of the month to email
address provided on registration form. Dues are payable by the 9th
of the month. If no payment is made, a statement will be mailed for
immediate payment. After the 9th, the late fee will be be assessed.
(See 'Monthly Dues' above)
In accordance with USA swimming Rules and Regulations, Article 203:
Representation - In order to represent a new USA Swimming team/club
in a competitive event, 120 days must have elapsed without the
athlete having represented any other team/club in USA Swimming
competition; and in accordance with South Texas Swimming Technical
Rules, Policies, and Procedures, section V-B: When transferring
from one LSC to another, a swimmer must present a written transfer
from his previous LSC indicating his last date of competitiion in
an attached status and that the swimmer was in good standing in
that LSC in order to make such a transfer.
Fall/Winter Spring Practice is Monday through Friday from 6:00 -
7:00 pm and from 6:00 - 7:30 pm for the advanced swimmers. Summer
Practice is Monday through Friday from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Advanced
swimmers will practice from 6:00 - 8:00 am, Monday through
All swimmers are required to attend at least (2) swim meets.
Brownsville Aquatics will host two meets during the year; one short
course and one long course meet. Other South Texas teams throughout
South Texas also host meets. The head coach will notify and
distribute all meet information. Payments must be made before any
swimmer can register for a meet. No refunds will be given for
Recommended swimming attire and equipment: 1. Polyester swimsuits
(girls) and jammers (boys) for daily practice. (Lycra suits will
not hold up with daily use, as the pool chemicals are extremely
harsh). 2. Goggles 3. Swim cap
Brownsville Aquatics Family Service
As a condition of your membership with Brownsville Aquatics Swim
Team, it is required that each swim family dedicate a specific
amount of service hours assisting the team with running meets &
other activities for our swimmers. The service hour’s policy
has been implemented by Brownsville Aquatics Board of Directors
effective April, 2012.
The success of Brownsville Aquatics is dependent on the
participation of all parents. We host several meets each year and
some social events, all of which necessitate many hours of
work. Our Service Hours program require parents to take an
active role in their child’s swimming which means each family
will be responsible for the operation of our swim club. WE NEED YOU
Each active account with Brownsville Aquatics, regardless of number
of swimmers registered under, is required to complete 15 service
hours within one year period as explained below.
The Family Service Hours Program runs from January 1 to December 31
and the billing rate is $15 per hour for any time
“owed” to the team as of December 31. However, if
you fulfill the hour’s requirement then no additional dollars
are “owed” to the team. Also, excess hours are not
carried over to the following year. Hours are earned via jobs for
helping with club operations, club support, and swim meet
operations. For swim meet operations, hours credited are for home
meets only. Parents are expected to help with timing, officiating,
and general swim meet operations at home meets.
The primary way to earn your service hours is to sign up for jobs
that are necessary to run a swim meet. Job opportunities for home
swim meets are advertised on the team website prior to the
beginning of each meet. An email is sent to all active accounts
informing parents about upcoming swim meet with link in the body of
the email to jobs sign up page. There two main jobs categories;
volunteering time and purchasing/donating items required for
hospitality room and/or concessions. Every job that involves
running a swim meet is accompanied by a time hour credit. Time
credits for swim meet jobs vary according to the size and duration
of the level of swim meet. When you log into the website and click
on the event/meet you are interested in, the job opportunities will
be listed for the meet as well as the time hour credit. Please
contact Ruth, our Team Manager, in case of any discrepancies in
number of hours credited to account.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the
Board members. As noted above, the success of BAS is dependent on
the participation of all parents. We really need
parents’ time and efforts. We do not want people to
“owe” time at the end of December when there are so
many opportunities for everyone to benefit from parental
involvement. WE NEED YOU TO PARTICIPATE!