Our fees vary depending on which group your swimmer will be joining and include the following;
- Registration Fee - Annual fee - Includes mandatory Swim Ontario levy.
- Membership Fees - Determined by group placement and used to cover pool costs, coaching fees and administration costs.
- Swim Meet Fees - Based on the number of events a swimmer competes in at a swim meet. ( Billed to each family)
For a family having more than one swimmer in the club, the swimmer in the highest group pays the full membership fee and the remaining swimmers will receive a 20% discount for their fees. There are also swim fees for each event a swimmer swims in at any meets. These fees are approximately $9.00 to $12.00 per event and are not covered in the monthly fees.
Raising sufficient funds to support our club is a continual challenge. Club fees are a major source of revenue and are supplemented primarily by revenues generated through our hosted swim meets at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. A monthly bingo is a minor revenue stream. Fundraising events have taken a back seat as a major revenue source in the past few years but we are always interested in listening to innovative ideas in this area and the area of corporate sponsorship. The two primary costs to the club are coaching fees and pool rental.
Swimmers are offered the opportunity to compete in swim meets throughout the swim season. While competition is not mandatory, it is certainly encouraged as a means of measuring skill and fitness improvements. There are approximately 8 to 10 meets held during our season with four of them being LAC-hosted events. There can be travel to meets in Etobicoke, Guelph, Brantford, Hamilton and St. Catherines, and even further afield for those swimmers at the higher levels.
The basic equipment required for the entry level swimmer is a pair of goggles, caps for those with long hair and of course a swimsuit. Other required equipment that a swimmer will need as they move through the ranks include pullbuoy, paddles, fins, and snorkel.
Hopefully, this overview of the London Aquatic Club provides you with answers to some of the basic questions regarding our club and competitive swimming in general.
If you are interested in joining our club please contact our membership coordinator (info. below) so that arrangements can be made to have your child attend some trial practices. We offer a no obligation, free two week trial, giving you and your child a better understanding of what a practice may be like, allowing you to meet the coaches and allowing the coaches to assess the ability of your swimmer and a possible group placement.
For more information please contact: 519-857-SWIM or firstname.lastname@example.org