DBS News from the Pool

We are sorry for the inconvenience with the Palm Coast pool and will continue to keep you updated. Your swimmer can attend the Ormond YMCA or the Port Orange YMCA. Coach Matt and Coach Rod will be coaching at the Ormond YMCA - your monthly dues still apply. 

New Billing:

In the past we have billed for meets with your regular invoices. Going forward, we will be billing the Friday of the meet weekend. 

Current Billing:

  1. We have a number of accounts who have outstanding balances and we would appreciate it if you could settle your account. Please take a look at your account to make sure your credit card has processed, otherwise, you may want to call your banking institution to make sure DBS is not blocked or you may need to update your expiration date through your account.  If you need assistance please contact                                                                                                                                     
  2. Holding your account— you must submit in writing to prior to the 15th of any month a note stating your child’s name, group reason for the hold and length of the hold. BEFORE any account is placed on hold, if you have an outstanding balance you must settle your account. No account will go on hold without a zero balance. When your child is ready to return to the water please send a note stating the return date.
  3. Please review the DBS rates and policies below. We are fortunate to have so many new families and we can help each other by sharing this information

DBS Coaching Fees (Aug 2014)

Monthly Fees (incl. Program, Coaching, Admin & Pool Rental)

Training Group

First Swimmer

Second Swimmer

Third Swimmer

Fourth Swimmer





















High School Dev

$75 (1hr MWF)




















DBS Meet Fees (August 2014)

There are fees associated with attending away meets - this is to cover coaches travel expenses. Rather than increase coaching fees across the board the swimmers who attend the meets are assessed two fees.  Swimmers pay $5/day for meet plus $1/event.  These fees are in addition to price listed in meet information from host team.  If it is a 3 day meet you will be charged $15 even if you only swim 1 day. If it is a two day meet you will be charged $10.

Example:  DBS attends a two day meet in Orlando.  Meet Information states $10 Athlete Fee plus $4/event. Your child is only swimming 2 events on Saturday.  Your meet fee will be $18 (host team), $12 (DBS) for a total of $30.

 DBS Billing Policy (Aug 2014)

  • All accounts will be billed on a monthly basis
  • All accounts will be billed on the 1st for the upcoming month.
  • All accounts will be due by the 1st of the month.
  • All accounts not paid by the 15th of the month will be assessed a late fee.  Late fees are $10 per swimmer per month.
  • If the account is not paid by the 15th of the month, your child will not be allowed in the pool and will not be signed up for future meets until the account is brought current.
  • Payments returned by the bank will incur a $30.00 charge
  • If your bill is not paid in full - you will not be able to swim in meets - or attach to another team. 

If you need to put your account on HOLD please contact us by the 15th of the month PRIOR to the month your hold will begin.  Your account must be paid in full before a HOLD can be placed on your account. Example #1: You would like to go on HOLD from Sept - Oct for HS season please contact us by Aug 15th to put your account on hold. Example #2 You would like to put your Account on hold for November - March please contact us by Oct 15th.


Meet Information for all meets is posted Under Events.  You must click the "attend/Decline" button to enter meet before Deadline!  You choose the days/sessions and events.  You will be billed the week before the meet. Our mandatory meets are always a flat fee for our team.


  • We have 3 mandatory home meets/year.   If it is a mandatory meet it will be part of the communication about that meet.  Even though it is mandatory you still must sign up. There is a flat fee of $35 for our home meets that are mandatory.
  • At ALL DBS meets each family must provide a volunteer for each session their child is swimming - if you have 2 swimmers, you must provide 2 volunteers.  Families are assessed a fee if they do not help out.  Swim meets cannot run without volunteers. For your FIRST meet EVER parents do not need to volunteer - we want you to watch what goes on - it is a learning experience for you as much as your swimmers.  We can't do swim meets without parents and this will be evident to you at your first meet.
  • You can choose your volunteer position when you sign up for meet.  If you have small children of if you will not be able to physically help on day of meet we will find an alternate way for your to help.

A note on mandatory meets.  ALL swimmers should attend.  Yes, even Bronze swimmers.  Yes, even if they can only swim freestyle.  We have 8 & Under events which are only 25yards . . . and they start at the end of the pool with no starting blocks (so they go off the wall).  

These home meets are a perfect way to introduce our swimmers to the world of swimming.  They will interact with swimmers from all four pools and the see the older swimmers compete as well!  Years ago we implemented mandatory meets so we could get rid of the $100/swimmer fundraising commitment.  Parents agree that watching their child swim (even if it is just 1 or 2 events) if better than selling coupon books, discount cards etc.  This is why families are billed ($35) whether they swim or not. Our mandatory meets are the Winter Invitational, Spring Invitational and Lochte Classic.


  • Competition in away meets is optional but strongly encouraged.  We are a competitive swim team - it is great for our team and individuals when we have 20-30 swimmers at a meet.
  • Time lines, psych sheets and hotel information is posted on our website.
  • There are fees associated with attending away meets - this is to cover coaches travel expenses. They are $5/day per swimmer and $1/event this is in addition to the fees the host team publishes.  Championship meets have an additional $10/swimmer fee.
  • We try to sit together at away meets.  If you have chairs/tents bring them - meets are usually outside so these items are very important.  Also a cooler for healthy snacks and water.