November 20, 2016
Dear FAST Families,
We are approaching the end of 2016, and I cannot be more proud of all our swimmers for their improvement and success. I want to send a GREAT thank you to our FAST parents for their support.
During 2016, FAST recorded the largest number of swimmers enrolled in our program; we were able to practice in 1 indoor 50 meter pool, FSU, where we doubled the practices from 1 to 2 a day, and 2 outdoor facilities, Westover and College Lake; the team hired 4 additional coaches; and our Triathlon team competed for the first season with great success. We also offer, without any doubt, the best dryland program of ANY youth sports team in this area.
FAST competed in more meets than ever before with a significant increase in the numbers of our swimmers participating. And we have an increased number of our graduates that are swimming at colleges/universities.
From the beginning, our primary goal was to offer the best swimming program to our youth with the most affordable fees for the families. We have succeeded thus far, even though many were doubtful. But we have maintained our promise despite many sacrifices, and truly feel that it was worth all of it!
All of you should be aware that membership costs of most other swim teams, including monthly fees, other financial obligations, semi-annual and annual contracts, and mandatory fundraising, have always been much higher than ours. On the other hand, we will maintain our monthly fee the same for 2017!
The only added financial change will be an annual registration for returning and new members for the amount of $100/ year per family. For our current members, this payment can be posted on your website account from December 1st to December 20th. This fee will help offset the expenses our coaches have for meets, hotel costs, transportation, and team/ coaches yearly USA Swimming membership.
I also need to reiterate that there are NO PRORATED fees. Vacation or extra activities will not suspend your monthly obligation. I will always be willing to make exceptions for severe or long-lasting medical problems if these are discussed with me. If you decide to leave the team, you will need to notify Coach Oscar IN WRITING 30 DAYS BEFORE YOUR LAST DAY WITH THE TEAM. Any unpaid fees with the FAST team will prevent you from transferring to a new team.
If you decide to leave the club, and after any period of more than 1month you decide to return, there will be a new $100 registration fee.
From me and for all our FAST coaches, we promise you our complete commitment to give the best swimming experience to all our swimmers.
FAST head coach