Most USA Swimming teams are funded by a combination of dues, fund-raising and revenues from hosting meets. Our fund-raising activities typically include hosting one sanctioned USA swim meet as well as annually hosting the swimming and diving championships for the Catholic Athletic Association. This has been in line with the board’s desire NOT to have our swimmers involved with any door-to-door sales.
The largest and most important expense for OMNI is for coaching and there are currently four main coaches - one for each level: Rookies, Age Group, Pre-Seniors and Seniors. The Senior Coach doubles as the head coach for the entire team. When necessary, assistant coaches are added - especially at the Rookie and Age Group levels. The next most significant expense is for pool time. OMNI requires more than 900 hours of pool time for each year of operations in order to provide workouts for our swimmers. Other expenses include standard office expenditures, advertising, annual audit, and computer expenses for meet entries, record keeping and our website.
Current Dues Structure: (for the 2018 Summer Season) – subject to change for future seasons. Our Summer Season (from mid-April through July) consists of one 8 week session and a shorter 6 week session. Dues are payable at the beginning of each session. For swimmers joining in the middle of a session, the dues will be pro-rated.
Rookies $ 30.00 per week
Age Group $ 35.00 per week
Pre-Seniors $ 40.00 per week
Seniors $ 40.00 per week
All OMNI members are required to be registered members of USA Swimming. During the Summer Season, a Seasonal USA Membership is available at a cost of $38.00. This membership only covers the summer season. However, for swimmers who intend to participate in the fall, an annual membership may be purchased at that time that will cover a 16 month period from September of the current year through December of the following year.
When attending meets, the host club charges a fee for each event entered. These “splash fees” are generally a few dollars per event. They are paid in advance by the club when swimmers are registered for a meet and are then billed to the parents after the fact. There are no admission fees at meets, although the host club will sell programs and concessions to raise additional funds to cover the cost of the meet.
There is a $7.00 per swimmer OMNI Coaching Fee for swimmers attending meets.
Although not required, swim caps are recommended and official OMNI swim caps are preferred at meets since they help coaches keep track of swimmers. OMNI swim caps are available from your coaches at a cost of $3.00 per cap (The first one is free.) Personalized swim caps are also available whenever clothing orders are taken.
Suits, Goggles, Equipment
OMNI has selected an official team suit that is available through Elsmore Aquatics. Group orders are taken at least once per year and will result in a lower price. Official team suits are not required. Goggles are highly recommended for all swimmers, and may be purchased through Elsmore, most sporting goods stores, and at most sanctioned meets. Other equipment, such as kick boards, pull buoys, and flippers may also be purchased through Elsmore. There is a supply of these items at the pool that we do use on a regular basis, so these are not mandatory. However, many swimmers often prefer to have their own equipment
Periodically, OMNI will place group orders for T-shirts, sweat shirts, sweat pants and other clothing items for both parents and swimmers. Information about such orders will be handed out in adequate time to make your selections, although they are not mandatory