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Financial Assistance

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

We understand that each family has a different ability to pay for their children’s activities. The guidelines on this page are our standard financial aid qualifications. If you do not fit into any of these "boxes," please contact Yien Folino at 253-278-4129 / yienf@tacomaparks.com and she will help find a way to meet your family's needs.

All Tacoma resident swimmers on free or reduced lunch get substantial monthly training assistance through Metro Parks Tacoma (50-75%), waived swim team registration fee, waived USA Swimming membership, and subsidized or reduced swim meet fees. In addition, some level of financial assistance is available to any swimmer or family who requests it.

Before proceeding with registration under subsidized rates, please complete the financial application (available in EnglishSpanish and Russian) and allow 2 weeks’ processing time before enrollment. If the request is denied, you will be informed. More information on the financial assistance program can be found here: https://www.metroparkstacoma.org/customer-service/ If you have any questions or assistance in your registration process, please contact us at 253-278-4129 or yienf@tacomaparks.com.

There are 4 tiers of subsidies, categorized by percentage relative to the 2017 Federal Poverty Guidelines with total household income falling below:

Household/Family Size

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

SUBSIDY A 

·  75% Subsidy from MPT

·  Full subsidy for USA Swimming Meet Fees

$21,112

$25,545

$31,950

$37,414

$42,648

$48,282

$53,718

SUBSIDY B 

·  50% Subsidy from MPT

·  Full subsidy for USA Swimming Meet Fees

20,300

25,525

30,750

35,975

41,200

46,425

51,650

SUBSIDY C 

·  50% Subsidy from MPT

·  Partial subsidy for USA Swimming Meet Fees

30,044

37,777

45,510

53,243

60,976

68,709

75,442

SUBSIDY D 

·  No subsidy from MPT

·  Partial subsidy for USA Swimming Meet Fees

40,600

51,050

61,500

71,950

82,400

92,850

103,300

 
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