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Fees

 

 

 

Member Fees 2018-2019

 

Fee Schedule

Group/Team

 

Monthly Fees

 

Quarterly Fees

Fall: Sept.-Nov.
Winter: Dec.-Feb.
Spring: Mar.-May
Summer: Jun.-Aug.

 

Annual Membership Fee
(per swimmer)

 

Annual USA Swimming Registration
(per swimmer)

 

Other Obligation(s)

 

 

Precompetitive

Tadpoles

 

Eagle 4x/wk
$158

Foothill 2x/wk
$79

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

$73

 

Advanced Tadpoles
10 service hours

 

Team Level

Piranhas

 

$121

 

$333

 

$235

 

Included in membership

 

20 service hours plus
$150 fundraising*

 

Tiger Sharks

 

$142

 

$396

 

$235

 

Included in membership

 

20 service hours plus
$150 fundraising*

 

Juniors

 

$168

 

$474

 

$235

 

Included in membership

 

20 service hours plus
$150 fundraising*

 

Seniors

 

$215

 

$615

 

$235

 

Included in membership

 

20 service hours plus
$150 fundraising*

 

* Tax-deductible donation (Tax ID No. 94-2676096)

 

Per-Child Discount

(Applies Only to Team-Level Members)
Second-Child Discount: $15/mo.
$45/quarter

 

Third-Child Discount: $35/mo.
$105/quarter

 

Fourth-Child Discount: $45/mo.
$135/quarter

 

 

Summer Program

(3 consecutive months; sign up May-September)

 

N/A

 

$550

 

N/A

 

included in membership

 

N/A

 

High School Program

 

N/A

 

$575

 

N/A

 

$73
(refund if already registered)

 

N/A

 

Masters

 

$80

 

$240

 

Not required

 

Masters swimmers must also pay and register with U.S. Masters.

 

(Drop-ins: $10)
No service requirement.

 

You may take a leave of absence, but you will be charged a $35/month suspension fee.

 

 

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Initial Billing

For swimmers starting with LAMVAC for the first time, the club automatically bills for the full month/quarter of registration. If you do not intend your swimmer to start until the beginning of the upcoming month, please notify the club at billing@lamvac.org.

In most cases, families are automatically charged online. If you choose to pay by check, mail your payments to:
 
LAMVAC
P.O. Box 1269
Los Altos, CA 94023-1269
 

 

Fee and Service Details

Fees are due no later than the first of the month or 10th day of the quarter. The club automatically charges accounts for those who requested this during the online registration process, and the club sends out bills to those who did not.

 

 

Advancing to new team level

  • If your swimmer is promoted mid-month, LAMVAC will bill you the new amount at the beginning of the following month.
  • If your swimmer is promoted mid-quarter, LAMVAC will bill you for subsequent months in the quarter at the new quarterly rate.

 

 

Quarterly or Monthly billing option

The choice of quarterly or monthly billing is available to Piranha, Tiger Shark, Junior and Senior swimmers. The quarters for billing start Sept. 1, Dec. 1, March 1 and June 1. You can choose which billing schedule you prefer when you register online, or you can email LAMVAC at billing@lamvac.org to change your billing preference for the next billing cycle. You cannot change your billing mid-quarter or mid-month. Once you have made payments, they are nonrefundable and cannot be prorated. If you start mid-quarter, you will be billed at the monthly rates until the next quarter begins.

 

 

Annual family dues/membership fee

Regular dues do not cover all of the club’s expenses. The annual family fees help cover a LAMVAC team T-shirt and a swim cap, team registrations for meets, awards and other expenses. The annual family fee does not apply to Tadpoles, Masters or swimmers in the High School Training and Summer Programs. LAMVAC charges this fee at the beginning of the swim year (September/October) or when you first register. The club does prorate the fee for swimmers who begin after February, and the fee is not charged for swimmers beginning in the summer months, June through August.

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USA Swimming/U.S. Masters registration

LAMVAC Masters swimmers should register themselves with U.S. Masters Swimming.

All other swimmers in LAMVAC must be registered with the USA Swimming Association annually. The LAMVAC treasurer will do this and bill the swimmers' accounts for the USA Swimming fee. USA Swimming registration covers the club’s liability insurance at swim meets and practices. Current members are charged for the USA Swimming fee in October; new members are charged during the LAMVAC online registration. These fees are nonrefundable and are not included in the monthly and quarterly fees. USA Swimming current fees can be found at the website for Pacific Swimming, LAMVAC's local USA swimming association.

 

A swimmer with current USA Swimming registration transfers from another USA Swimming team must submit a transfer form to the treasurer. Please note that USA Swimming rules state that a swimmer may not represent a USA Swimming club in a meet for a new team until 120 consecutive days pass without the swimmer having represented his or her prior club in competition. See the USA Swimming website for full details.

 

 

Late payments

Quarterly payments revert to monthly payments, if your payment is not received by the 10th day of the quarter. For payments not received by the 15th day of the month/quarter, the club adds a finance charge of $10 to your statement, which you will receive by email or regular mail. If you fall behind by more than 90 days, LAMVAC will send your account balance to a collection agency, which can affect your credit rating. Please pay promptly to avoid finance charges and collections.

 

Failure to pay monthly dues for more than two months will lead to a suspension of membership. If this happens, the swimmer(s) may not attend practice until payment is current.

Swimathon (Required)

Every spring LAMVAC hosts a Swimathon, with swimming taking place at both Eagle Park Pool and Foothill College Pool. The club expects each Piranha, Tiger Shark, Junior and Senior swimmer to get pledges and for each family to raise at least $150 each to help LAMVAC cover its operating expenses for the year. This is a tax-deductible donation (Tax ID No. 94-2676096).

 

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Required family service hours

If your family has more than one LAMVAC swimmer, your service-hour requirement is based on the swimmer at the most advanced team level. For instance, if your oldest child is a Tiger Shark, you will be responsible for 20 service hours per season, no matter how many siblings are swimming at lower levels. You are not expected to perform 20 service hours for each swimmer.

 

Visit the Family Service section of the LAMVAC website for further Family Service information.

 

Financial assistance

LAMVAC does offer assistance for swimmers at Piranha, Tiger Shark, Junior and Senior team levels. Please submit a financial assistance application to the membership coordinators at MembershipFoothill@lamvac.org or MembershipEagle@lamvac.org.

 

 

Examples of fees/service requirements

To help you understand how the LAMVAC fee structure works, here are some examples of the fees and service requirements for a family over the course of one swim year (September through August):

 

 

One Piranha, full season

If one child in a family is a Piranha, your family will be responsible for the following:

 

  • The regular Piranha fee, monthly or quarterly
  • The $235 annual dues per swimmer (which include swimmers' USA Swimming registration fee)
  • An expectation of $150 raised in pledges at the Swimathon
  • Twenty family service hours (or $25 for each hour of service your family has not completed)

 

 

One Piranha, late-season start

If a Piranha swimmer joins the club in March through May, your family will be responsible for the following:

  • The regular Piranha fee, monthly or quarterly
  • The $160 annual dues per swimmer (which include swimmers' USA Swimming registration fee)
  • No Swimathon pledges
  • Ten family service hours (or $25 for each hour of service you have not completed)

 

Two Piranhas, full season

If 2 siblings join LAMVAC at the Piranha level before March, your family will be responsible for the following:

 

 

  • The regular Piranha fee, monthly or quarterly, minus the sibling discount
  • The $470 annual dues for your two swimmers (which include swimmers' USA Swimming registration fee)
  • An expectation of $150 per family raised in pledges at the Swimathon
  • Twenty family service hours (or $25 for each hour of service you have not completed)

 

 

Advanced Tadpole and Piranha, full season

If two siblings join LAMVAC before March, with one swimmer at the Advanced Tadpole level and one at the Piranha level, your family will be responsible for the following:

 

 

  • The regular monthly Tadpole fee and the Piranha fee, monthly or quarterly (the sibling discount applies only for 2 or more swimmers at the Piranha level or a higher level)
  • The $235 annual dues for your Piranha swimmer (which include the swimmer's USA Swimming registration fee)
  • An expectation of $150 per family raised in pledges at the Swimathon
  • Twenty family service hours (or $25 for each hour of service you have not completed)
  • The $73 USA registration fee for your Advanced Tadpole swimmer

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