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dues & fees

Dues & Fees; Registration & Billing; Policies & Procedures

 

Team communication & billing is done through our website and via email

 

2017-2018 SAS Monthly Membership Dues* 

(Sept 2017-Aug 2018)

Levels 

Monthly Payment

Improvers 

$60

Advanced Improvers

$80

Rising Stars

$80

Osprey Red

$100

Osprey Black

$110

          Challenger

 

          $110

 

          Juniors

          $160
          Seniors

          $180

 

 

*10% dues discount for second child in a family; 40% dues discount for each subsequent child.

*Financial assistance may be available for families qualifying for free and reduced lunch or for existing  members experiencing life-changing circumstances. See Financial Assistance PolicyMembers with  special circumstances should contact the Team Registrar to make arrangements to pay by check - such  payments must be mailed to the team address and NOT handed to the coaches. Please note payment due dates and late fee information.

 

Other Fees

  • Annual USA Swimming Registration Fee - $73 

  • Annual SAS Administration Fee - $100 per family

  • YMCA Membership - varies and payable to the YMCA (only your swimmer needs to be a member)

  • Meet Entry Fees (varies; and are still due if your swimmer is signed-up but is a no-show.)
  • Meet Surcharge - $5 is assessed one time each time a swimmer attends a meet.

  • Other fees may include costs for team travel and individual equipment purchases that are initially paid by SAS.

  • Late fees of $15 will be billed for late payment of aforementioned fees.

  • NSF check fees, if applicable.


Billing Procedures

SAS families are billed via, and pay their fees via, their online SAS account. Your account is available to view anytime by signing into your account on this website. A summary of the approaching month's invoice amount will be emailed approximately one week before the end of the month. Accounts will be billed at 12:01 AM on the 1st of the month & accounts with automatic payment will be billed at that time. All payments are due on the 1st of the month (the same day they are invoiced) and are considered past due if not received by the 10th of the current month. Accounts will be assessed a $15 late fee for payments received after the due date.

Preferred payment options are as follows:

  • ​Automatic checking account payment (ACH)
  • Automatic credit card payment

 

Mailing address: Spokane Area Swimming  

PO Box 9920  Spokane, WA 99209

 

Swim Meets/Competitions

  • Parent/Guardian is responsible for committing swimmers to their meets or competitions. Sign-ups fpr meets and events are completed online. PLEASE also mark your child as declined if they are not going to attend. Make sure to click the save button after completing your entries.
  • Once your swimmer is committed to a meet, all fees associated with the meet are due and are only refundable if notice is provided prior to the registration deadline (emails must be replied to by the coach for verification of receipt.)
  • If your swimmer is unable to make the event, please notify the coach as soon as possible.
  • Dues and fees cannot be refunded.
  • Meet fees for full meets usually cost $10-$15 per entry, plus $3 per event. Meet fees for developmental meets usually run $10-$15 total.
  • Last minute swim meet entries may sometimes be possible, but deck entry fees are usually double the cost of regular entries.

 

SAS Fundraising

  • All swimmers are required to participate in the annual SAS fundraiser, "Swimboree." Each family is required to raise a minimum of $200; multiple-swimmer families have a family minimum of $300. Any amount under the required amount will be applied to the family's monthly bill, the month following the fundraiser event.​​

Swim Meets/Competitions

  • Parent/Guardian is responsible for committing swimmers to their meets or competitions. Sign-ups for meets and events are completed online. PLEASE also mark your child as declined if they are not going to attend. Make sure to click the save button after completing your entries.

Change of Address Notification

  • Apprise the Head Coach and Registrar by email notification or written notice of any changes in address or contact information within seven days of any change. 

Leave of Absence or Resignation

  • If taking a leave of absence or resigning from the team, either must be submitted in writing or via email to the Head Coach AND the Registrar by the 20th of the month prior to the month you are ceasing participation. If your swimmer is in the water for even 1 day in a month, you are responsible for that month's dues. For swimmers returning from a leave of absence, a fee of $30 (per swimmer) will be charged upon the onset of leave, of absent month.

Contribution of Volunteer Time

The parent/guardian(s) of an SAS registered swimmer agree to contribute 20 hours of volunteer time. This is not difficult, and can be fun! Training is available in all areas, you need not know anything about swimming to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities can include the following:

  • When SAS hosts a meet (once or twice a year) ALL parents are expected to volunteer even if their child is not attending the meet. This may consist of officiating, timing, set-up and tear-down of venue, announcing events, computer support, supply and food donations and other opportunities.

  • When attending meets hosted by other teams, we are often required to provide timers and officials.

  • Volunteering at recruiting functions and novice meets.

  • Board of Directors, administrative duties, or committee members.

More information on our Volunteer Policy can be found HERE