The cost to be a member of the swim team are paid per session. Sessions are designed to roughly mirror the school sports seasons and are as follows:
Fall Session: End August- End December + GJ MAValanche Meet (second week of January)
Winter Session: Beginning January- End April
Spring/Summer Session: Beginning May- Beginning August (bonus month of April can be added for swimmers that didn't swim in the winter than would like to join summer early)
Session dues paid each session include the following: Lane/Training Group Fee + CSI Registration Fee (paid annually) + Mandatory Meet Fees (pre-paid for mandatory meets)
Lane/Training Group Fee:
Developmental Program/Lane 1 (up to 3 1-hour practices/week) $200
Lane 2 (2-3 1.25-hour practices per week) $ 280
Lane 6 (3-4 1.5-hour practices per week) $ 365
Lane 5 (5-6 1.5-2 hour practices per week) $ 480
Gordon's Group (6-9 2+ hour practices per week) $600
CSI USA Swimming Annual Fee: Paid upon joining the team and renewed each August for the following year. This fee changes annually and the amount is determined by USA Swimming. For 2017 it is $68 per swimmer.
Mandatory Meet Entry Fees: varies by session, depending on which meets fall within that session. Fall mandatory meet fees include $70 covering entrance to the October home meet + MAValanche meet in Grand Junction. Summer mandatory meet fees include $100 covering entrance to the June home meet + Western Slope Championships in Grand Junction. At this time, there are no mandatory meets pre-paid for the winter session.
Meet Entry Fees: vary with meet, generally between $20 - $50 per meet. These fees will be automatically billed to your credit card on file on the 1st of every month for the previous month. Home meets and Western Slope Championship Meets are prepaid at the beginning of each session.
Other costs associated with the Swim Team are at the expense of the swimmer/family. These expenses include costs associated with attending swim meets; such as meet entry fees, transportation, lodging, meals, etc. Swimmers are also responsible for purchasing their own team swim suits, caps, goggles and other gear as they feel necessary. Learn more about team gear here.
The team has a limited number of scholarships for those whom the team fee may be a burden. Recipients of Scholarships will be required to work at any of the Team fund raising events such as the Swim Your Aspen Off fundraiser, etc. To apply for a scholarship, please go to the link "Scholarship Application".
Parent Volunteer Requirements
Home Meets: All parents are required to help during the team's two home meets. Jobs include timers, announcers, safety marshals, and hospitality positions; no previous experience is required for most jobs.
Swim Your Aspen Off: The swim team requires parent assistance for the team's annual fundraiser, Swim Your Aspen Off, as lap counters. The fundraiser will occur during a regularly scheduled practice in late November or early December.
Officiating: The team needs more officials! Parents can choose which meets at which to officiate based on which meets their swimmers will attend. The team will provide training for all interested parents. If you are interested in becoming an official email, contact us!
The Aspen Swim Club functions as a "doing business as" (dba) operation under the actual registered name of the Aspen Swim Club, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Fees are paid to the Club on a seasonal basis. The Club, in turn, pays the Coaches' expenses, CSI Registration fees, pool time, and other team operating costs.
Other costs associated with the swim team are paid for from other raised funds. These funds are generated through grant requests and fund raisers carried out by swim team members. The funds are used to pay for items such as equipment purchases, social events (e.g. pot lucks), awards, etc.