2017 - 2018 Season Program Costs
Program costs are made up of 4 components:
- The USA Swimming registration fee,
- a non-refundable registration deposit,
- the monthly training fees,
- and meet entry fees.
USA Swimming Athlete Registration Fee
Lancaster Aquatic Club requires that ALL swimmers training with the team maintain an active USA Swimming athlete membership. There are no exceptions.
The cost of a 2018 USA Swimming athlete registration is $70 per swimmer. The fee will be included on your September 1 invoice. If you register with LAC after September 1, the fee will be included in your next monthly invoice.
To hold your swimmer’s spot in the program, LAC charges a non-refundable deposit of $99 per swimmer that must be paid at the time of registration. The deposit will be automatically charged to the credit card you provide at the completion of the online registration process.
Monthly Training Fees
Training fees are billed in 11 monthly installments and vary by training group. Members who do not wish to swim the full 11 months may cancel at any time; see the billing and refund policy for full details.Please note that if you attended the open house on June 24, there was an error in the training fees; the correct fees are below. We apologize for the mistake.
- Novice (formerly C group): $93 / month
- Age Group (formerly B group): $118 / month
- Advanced Age Group: $160 / month
- Senior Prep: $175 / month
- Senior: $215 / month
Training Fee Discounts: Discounts on training fees are available for multi-swimmer families and families who choose to pay-in-full. Full details on how discounts work can be found in the billing and refund policy.
Meet Entry Fees
Meet entry fees are set by the meet host and are billed back to the individual swimmer. Most meets change a per event entry fee and you pay a small fee for each event you're entered in (1/4 of the event fee if the event is a relay). Some meet hosts may add a small surcharge on top of the event entry fee. We occasionally attend a meet that charges each team a flat entry fee; the entry fees fo those meets will be divided evenly amongst every LAC swimmer participating in the meet, regardless of how many events that swimmer swims.
Meet entry fees will always be spelled out in advance in the meet packet and on that's meet's event registration page.
Participation in meets is not required, but is encouraged.