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Summary of Expenses
KRAKEN SWIM TEAM - SUMMARY OF EXPENSES
 
​Below is general list of expenses and fees that a family can expect to pay throughout the swimming season as a member of the Kraken Swim Team.  This list is not all inclusive but should help with budgeting for the year.  If you have any questions, please contact our team admin Patrick Goclano at 330-534-1921 x5002 or Head Coach Brandon Staley at 330-540-0190.
 
All payments must be made electronically via the team website. A credit card (Visa, Master Card or Discover) must be kept on file for monthly dues and meet registration fees. You may use a reloadable prepaid credit or debit card.

Registration Fee

A non-refundable deposit of $150 per swimmer is due at the time of registration. There will be an option for those who qualify for a free/ reduced lunch at the child’s school for a discounted registration fee of $110.00, and a lower monthly fee, see chart below for more details. Documentation is required in order to receive the discounted prices. Failing to bring that documentation by the first day of billing will result in a full price charge for that swim group. Registration includes USA Swimming Registration fee, a Kraken swim team t-shirt, and 2 latex swim caps customized with each swimmers last name. (Swim caps can be upgraded to silicone for an additional $20 at the time of registration.)

A $10 multi-swimmer discount will be applied to each additional registration fee!

Monthly Dues

A monthly payment will be due on the 1st of each month.  This fee will be charged to the credit card listed on your account on the 1st.  A $25 late fee will be assessed if payment cannot be processed by the 10th of the month.

***If you wish to remove your swimmer from the program you must come to the pool and fill out a 30 day notice by the 5th of the current month. Otherwise you will be billed for the following month.***

  Kraken Developmental (Orange)      
  Description: Swimmers will refine freestyle and backstroke technique and are introduced to breaststroke and butterfly.  
  Training Season Registration Fee Monthly Payment Practice Months  
  USA Season $150

Full price
$75
per Month
 (Sep-Mar) 

Reduced
$56.25
per Month
(Sep-Mar) 

Free
$35.50
per Month
(Sep-Mar)

 Sep-Mar
 Through Championships
 
  Spring Training  $0

Full Price
$75
per Month
 (Apr-May)

Reduced
$56.25 
per Month 
(Apr-May)

Free
$35.50
per Month
(Apr-May)

 April-May  
  USA Summer $150  ($0 if previously registered for the 2016-2017 USA Season)

Full
$75
per Month
(June-July)

Reduced
$56.25 
per Month
(June-July)

Free
$35.50 
per Month
(June-July)

 June-July  
   
  Year Round $150

Full
$75 per Month
(Sep-Mar, Apr-Aug)

Reduced
$56.25 
per Month
(Sep-Mar, Apr-Aug)

Free
$35.50 
per Month
(Sep-Mar, Apr-Aug)

 Practice follows the above schedule  for the appropriate season.  
           
  Kraken Advanced (Red)      
 
Description: Swimmers can swim all 4 competitive strokes correctly and are working on technical refinement and endurance.
  Training Season Registration Fee Monthly Payment Practice Months  
  USA Season $150

Full
$95
per Month 
(Sep-Mar)

Reduced
$71.25 
per Month
 (Sep-Mar)

Free
$47.50 
per Month
(Sep-Mar)

 Sep-Mar,
 Through Championships
 
   
  Spring Training  $0

Full
$95
per Month
(Apr-May)

Reduced
$71.25 
per Month 
(Apr-May)

Free
$47.50 
per Month
(Apr-May)

 April-May

 
  USA Summer $150  ($0 if previously registered for the 2016-2017 USA Season)

Full
$95
per Month (June-July)

Reduced
$71.25
per Month
 (June-July)

Free
$47.50 (June-July)

 June-July  
   
  Year Round $150

Full
$95 per Month
(Sep-Mar, Apr-Aug)

Reduced
$71.25 
per Month
(Sep-Mar, Apr-Aug)

Free
$47.50 
per Month
(Sep-Mar, Apr-Aug)

 Practice follows the above schedule  for the appropriate season.  
           
  Kraken Elite (Blue)        
  Description: Swimmers go through final refinement of stroke technique and begin heavy training loads.  This level requires the absolute best attendance and work ethic.  
  Training Season Registration Fee Monthly Payment Practice Months  
  USA Season $150  Full
 $100 (Sep-Mar)

 Reduced
 $
75 per Month 
 (Sep-Mar)

 Free
 $50 
per Month
 (Sep-Mar)

 Sep-Mar,
 through Championships
 
   
  Spring Training  $0

 Full
 $100 (Apr-May)

 Reduced
 $
75 per Month
 (Apr-May)

 Free
 $50 
per Month 
 (Apr-May)

 April-May  
  USA Summer $150  ($0 if previously registered for the 2016-2017 USA Season)

 Full
 $100 (June-July)

 Reduced
 $
75 per Month 
 (Sep-Mar, Apr-Aug)

 Free
 $50 
per Month
 (Sep-Mar, Apr-Aug)

 June-July  
   
  Year Round $150

 Full
 $100 per Month
 (Sep-Mar, Apr-Aug)

 Reduced
 $
75 per Month 
 
(Sep-Mar, Apr-Aug)

 Free
 $50
per Month
 (Sep-Mar, Apr-Aug)

 Practice follows the above schedule  for the appropriate season.  
           

 


Service Hour Commitment (Not required for Masters)

Kraken Swimming counts on its members to volunteer their time to promote unity and to enable the club to thrive by hosting successful events. For this reason, each family is required to complete a total of 12 Service Hours per swimming season.

Swim meets, fundraisers and other club events have specific jobs that will qualify for Service Hours.  Jobs will be posted for each event on the team website and will be available for selection on a first come basis. Some jobs may be restricted to individuals with specific training and/or qualifications, but there is plenty of work to go around.

A family may “buy out” of their Service Hour Commitment for a total of $120 at the beginning of the USA Season.  If this option is not selected at the time of registration, accounts with insufficient Service Hours as of March 1 will be charged at the rate of $12/per hour for their unfulfilled obligation.  Accounts must be settled prior to the end of the year banquet.


Team Uniform and Swim Gear

Each swimmer will be required to purchase a team suit before October 1st to be worn for swim meets during the 2016-2017 Swimming Season.  Team suit prices will be approximately $50 for boy's suits and $70 for girl's suits. Order information will be sent via email as soon as it is available. 

Each swimmer will receive a team t-shirt and 2 team swim caps prior to our first meet. Replacement swim caps are available throughout the season at $5 per latex cap and $10 per silicone cap.  These fees will be automatically added to your account when a swimmer needs an additional cap.


Practice Gear

Swimmers are required to wear competitive one piece swim suits.  Absolutely no two piece swim suits will be permitted for girls. Jammers are recommended for boys but the racer style is also an option.  $30-$70

Competitive goggles are a must to help swimmers see under water and promote proper technique.  Absolutely no diving masks will be permitted. $10-$20

Kraken Swimming as an exclusive partnership with Dolfin Swimwear and Aquatic Outfitters. Please shop at the following link when purchasing aquatic gear:

 


Swim Meets

There is an additional charge for swim meets.  The fees are set by the swim team hosting the meet but will typically cost ~$20-30 per swimmer based on the number of events for which he/she is registered.  It is mandatory that all swimmers participate in home swim meets (2-3 per season).  Away meets are optional. There will be a $10/ Swimmer surcharged added to their invoice. This helps pay for the coaches we send to the meets, so that the swimmers know what to do. 

Away meets are typically held in the Cleveland/Akron/Canton area.  Meets are held on the weekends and are broken into 2 sessions per day - typically divided by age group.


Kraken Swimming Banquet

Kraken Swimming will host a banquet at the end of the USA Swimming season.  Participation is not required but is certainly encouraged to celebrate our swimmers hard work and successes.  There is no charge for swimmers, but there is a per person charge to cover the cost of food for all others who wish to attend.

Kraken Swim-A-Thon

The Swim A Thon is the one and ONLY fundraiser for Kraken Swimming.  This fundraiser is MANDATORY.  Each swimmer must raise $100 in pledges.  Swimmers that do not participate will be charged $100 per athlete.  Swimmers that earn less than $100 will be billed for the difference only.  (ex. Swimmer earns $70 in pledges - account is billed for $30).