DCS Annual Registration and Monthly Tuition Schedule for 2018-19 Season
All returning and new swimmers must complete the DCS Annual Registration. Registration opens on July 1st and must be completed by returning swimmers by September 15th. The non-refundable Annual Registration fee of $150 per swimmer includes USA/GA Swimming Membership, and **new in 2018** includes TWO team t-shirts to be worn as our team uniform at swim meets PLUS the annual DCS sponsor t-shirt AND a silicone DCS team swim cap. The Annual Registration fee is separate from monthly tuition. The Annual Registration covers participation in both Short and Long Course Seasons (September 2018-August 2019).
**EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION** Pay $135 per swimmer for 2018 Annual Registration if you register by August 31st.
The Monthly Tuition Schedule for DCS Practice Groups is listed below. Families with more than one swimmer receive $5 off monthly tuition for second and third child.
Novice Group: : $95
Pre-Age Group: $110
Age Group: $125
Senior Group: $150
Team Elite: $165
Monthly tuition is billed on the 1st of every month, depends upon swimmer's assigned practice group and may increase during the year if your swimmer is promoted to another training group. Payment is due by the 10th of each month. We accept Visa, Master Card and Discover credit/debit cards via our website. Payment may be auto-billed to your credit card on the first of every month with no additional fee; credit card payments made "on demand" incur a transaction fee of 2.95%. We also gladly accept personal checks made payable to DCS and/or cash. Payment may be brought to the pool or mailed to DCS, 4352 AVARY PL, Douglasville, GA 30135. Late payment and bounced checks will be assessed a $25 fee per swimmer. Monthly tuition does not include swim meet fees and other non-recurring expenses. Invoices are sent electronically through Team Unify.
DCS is a USA Swimming competitive program. Our training calendar runs from September 1st - August 31st.
DCS 2018-19 tuition schedule is based on costs assuming that your swimmer is participating for a 12 month period, September 2018 - August 2019.
WITHDRAWAL / SUSPENSION
30 DAYS NOTICE – Swimmers must email Cheryl Melilli (douglascountystingrays@gmail. com) thirty days prior to leaving the team so that all financial obligations can be completed and any adjustments to team lane rental and assignments can be made. At this time, the swimmer's account must be paid in full.
Once the meet sign up deadline has passed, DCS will send a preliminary and a final roster to the entire team. You are responsible for reviewing these documents and making corrections via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. DCS will send payment to the host team for the swimmers on the final roster prior to the event. Meet fees must be paid regardless of your swimmer's attendance at the meet. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made for any reason.
Other Team Associated Fees
Fees including but not limited to DCS Annual Banquet, team gear, DCS Clinics, etc. will be posted on your monthly invoice if applicable. These fees must be paid by the due date as specified. Once the stated sign-up deadline has passed, a confirmation email will be sent. You are responsible for reviewing this communication and making corrections via email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by the specified date. After this date, DCS will order/reserve your other team associated fees/purchases, and you will be responsible for payment.
MISSED PRACTICES & HOLIDAYS
Monthly tuition will not be pro-rated for absences or vacations. Tuition will not be refunded for missed practices, unless due to a physical injury lasting two weeks or more, in which a physician’s note must be provided. DCS is a year round team, and tuition is not pro-rated during holidays or for canceled practice sessions.
OVERDUE ACCOUNT CONSEQUENCES
Should you fail to make a monthly tuition payment for 60 days, your swimmer(s) will be suspended from participation in swim meets or special clinics/events and from the purchase of team gear. At 90 days without a tuition payment, your swimmer(s) will be removed from the training roster. If you have any questions about your account or in case of financial hardship, please contact DCS Treasurer, Cheryl Melilli, at email@example.com.