Meet fees are billed on an as-incurred basis. Meet fees are set by the club sponsoring the meet and are no more than $5.00 per individual event and $3.00 per relay per swimmer (per Niagara Swimming District rule). Relay fees are usually paid by the club. Each swimming meet charges a “deck” fee or surcharge per swimmer, usually around $5.00. Recently, one club simply charged a total of $15.00 per swimmer and allowed each swimmer to enter up to 4 individual events and 1 relay.
As swimmers are limited to a certain number of individual events per meet (up to 5), a good rule of thumb for meet fees is no more than $30.00.
Since the club pays meet fees in advance, fees in the majority of cases are non-refundable.