We “CIA Members” AGREE:
Monthly Dues: Channel Islands Aquatics is a not for profit association and our Board Members are not compensated for their time and contributions to the Club. Not all of our coaches are compensated and those coaches that are, work for their love of the sport and not the hourly pay they receive. We pay rent to OUHSD for use of the Oxnard Aquatic Center, annual registration fees to Southern CA Swimming and USA Swimming, as well as annual certifications required by USA Swimming for all coaches. The Club’s objective is to keep monthly dues at a level that allows us to break even, not to make a profit. Monthly team dues are $85 per month. If you sign up for auto pay thru our website the monthly dues will be $80 per swimmer, per month. Payments by cash and check require additional administrative time and effort and we hope that the discount encourages you to sign up for auto pay. If your child is on the Federal School Lunch Program, you qualify for reduced fees.
Team Break is the last 2 weeks of August. Check CALENDAR for other holidays.
USA Swimming Membership is mandatory for all swimmers. Your USA Swimming Membership provides insurance coverage for your swimmer and the Club. The annual fee for USA Swimming is $66. SWIMMERS WITHOUT A CURRENT USA SWIMMING MEMBERSHIP WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE POOL.
Channel Islands Aquatics Membership: Most swim clubs require: parents to sign a 12 month contract; swim meet participation; fund raising; and parent participation hours. Our club does not, other than timing at your child’s swim meet(s). Your swimming commitment is month to month although we encourage year round participation. We also encourage your swimmer(s) to participate in local swim meets as often as possible. Swim meet participation builds confidence and is a good measure of how their swimming skills are progressing. If your swimmer/member needs to take a break for any reason, all we ask is that you let us know in advance via email to our team administrator. Once we receive written notice, via email, we will suspend your swimmer/member account and you will not be billed for the following month(s). The swimmer/member account will be “suspended” as of the date of the email providing the team notice. For example, if your email is sent on or after the 1st of the month you are responsible for team dues that month and the following month(s) will not be billed to your account. Once your swimmer/member wishes to return, email us again (before the 1st of the month) and we will re-activate that swimmer/member. We do not prorate monthly dues.
Required Swim Gear: Swim cap, goggles, Speedo briefs or jammers for boys, and similar Speedo STYLE swimsuits for girls. Caps are $5 please CONTACT US and we can just add a cap to your next bill (easiest for everyone).
Recommended Swim Gear: Swim fins, kick boards, and pull buoys. Most of these items can be purchased at Big 5, Dick’s, or a variety of online retailers like www.SwimOutlet.com. Board shorts and rash guards do not make swimming easier for your swimmer.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on deck and your kids in the water!