Swim Team

Dues and Fees Statement

The Merced Skimmers is a non-profit organization that is self-supporting. The coaches and facility expenses are paid by proceeds from member dues and fund raising activities. The operation of the team relies on a cooperative responsibility shared by the swimmer(s), parent(s), and the coaches. By joining Skimmers, it is important to understand that you are committing both money and time (i.e. fundraising, meet responsibilities, etc.).

USA Swimming Membership Fee

All Merced Skimmers Swimmers must register for USA Swimming to compete in swim meets. Please contact [email protected] and ask to be registered with USA Swimming.

Skimmer Swimming and Water polo Monthly Dues

Second swimmer from immediate family $70 - Age Group

Second swimmer from immediate family $80 - Age Group Advanced

$75 - Age Group Team 

$85 - Age Group Advanced


Families with four or more swimmers will pay a flat rate of $215 per month.

Monthly Membership Includes

Unlimited Practices

Dry Land Training

Participation in Inter squad and Dual Meets

Separate Fees

USA Swimming Membership (Required for USA Swimming Meets)

USA Water Polo (Required for USA Water Polo Tournaments)

US Masters Membership (Required for master swimmers competing in swim meets)

USA Swimming Meet Entry Fees (Varies depending on the meet)

Other Fees

Masters Swimming

$30 per month or

$20 for Skimmer parents



Monthly dues are due the 1st of each month. Payments maybe made online at or by check. If paying by check it must be mailed to Merced Skimmers, P.O. Box 2746, Merced CA 95344.  Dues not received by the 5th of each month will be assessed a late payment of $10. Swimmer(s) shall be prohibited from swimming until all dues are paid in full. Determination of group placement shall be based on the swimmer(s) ability as determined by the coach. .

Practice Drop-Off/Pick-Up

Parents are responsible for making a conscientious effort to get their children to practice regularly and on time and pick them up on time as not to create a supervision problem.


Merced College requires a parking pass.  The regular price for a semester pass is $20.  A daily pass is $1 per day.  Having a pass is advisable. While it does not guarantee a parking spot, it beats a ticket. Parking passes can be obtained in Student Services in the Lesher Building (the round building) or online on Merced College website.


If you choose, swimmers can participate in an average of 1-2 meets per month.  Parents are responsible for taking their swimmers to these meets and for helping out as needed. Team caps must be worn at swim meets.

We look forward to having you join the Merced Skimmers Swim Team and are excited for another great year.