Costa Mesa Aquatics Club Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join Costa Mesa Aquatics Club? Go the CMAC website, www.costamesaaquatics.org. Click "Join CMAC!", under the "Swim Team" tab. This page will give you a simple step process on how to join the Team!
How do I register for the swim team? Log into www.costamesaaquatics.org. Click "Swim Team" tab. You'll see a link that says, "START REGISTRATION HERE!". Once you've completed your registration, uploaded a credit card for monthly practice/meet fees, & paid initial fees, bring a completed USA Registration Form to your first workout, along with a copy of your swimmer’s birth certificate.
How do I set up automatic payment? Log into www.costamesaaquatics.org. Click “My Account,” then “Set Up Auto Pay.” Enter your credit card information. Cash/Checks are not accepted for payment of monthly dues. Click “save” before closing the page.
When am I billed? Bills are processed on the first of each month. (Practice Group Fees, Meet Fees, Team Apparel, etc.)
How do I update my account information? Log into www.costamesaaquatics.org. Click “My Account.” Update your account with the new information and click “save.”
How do I update my credit card information? Log into www.costamesaaquatics.org. Click “My Account.” Click “Set Up Auto Pay.” Click the credit card on file and update the credit card information. Click “save.”
How do I check my bill and/or my billing history? Log into www.costamesaaquatics.org. Click “my account,” then click “my invoice/payment.” You can view your current invoice, projected amount owed, and billing history.
If my swimmer is entered in a meet and does not swim, am I still charged for the meet? Yes. Entries and entry fees are sent to the host club approximately two weeks before the meet. Once CMAC has submitted entries to the host club, no changes to the entries or refunds can be made.
What are mandatory meets? Mandatory meets are home meets, or other large meets where CMAC will need everyone’s help to run a successful event. That’s why all families are required to work at them. If you don’t work at these meets, your account will be billed. The fee for not working mandatory meets is $30 per family. This $30 fee is in addition to any meet fees that are owed as a result of registering for the meet.
What is a timing “no show” penalty? Southern California Swimming requires all teams to provide timers at most away meets. Every participating team are required to provide timers. Be sure to note any days when you are unable to time on the comments section of the meet entry declaration when you declare your swimmer for the meet. This allows the individual putting together the timing assignments for the meet to properly schedule parents for timing shifts that they are available to work. The penalty for a timing "no show" is $30.