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Welcome to Irish Aquatics!

Here you can find information on our program. Please scroll down or click the links below to take you to the information you are looking for. If you have any questions about Irish Aquatics, please contact Coach Matt at mdorsch@gmail.com or (248) 321-7845.

Registration

All of our registration is done through our web registration system. Please click here to access the 2018 Long Course Season Registration.

Helpful Hints:
  • If you are registering multiple swimmers, please be sure to register them all at the same time. The multiple swimmer discount will not automatically apply if the swimmers are not registered together and the "per family" fees will be charged each time you check out. If you did not register all of your swimmers at the same time, please contact Coach Matt so the charges can be corrected.
  • If you are going to complete the 2 week trial, do not go through the online registration until the trial is completed and/or your swimmer decides to continue with the program. We will not charge you until after the trial. Please fill out and bring this form with you to the first practice attended.
  • There are multiple options for payment frequency in the registration system:
    • ​In Full: You will be charged all fees and the full amount of the season dues (6 x the monthly dues for all groups except High School which is 3 x the monthly dues in short course season and 4 x the monthly dues in the long course season), payable upon checkout.
    • Monthly: You will be charged all fees and the first month's dues at checkout, and then will be billed the monthly dues on the 1st of each month (October-February in the short course season and May-July in the long course season).
    • HS IN Monthly (short course season only): For swimmers attending high school in Indiana and competing for their school; you will be charged all fees and the first month's dues at checkout, and then billed the monthly dues on the 1st of October and February.
    • HS MI Monthly (short course season only): For swimmers attending high school in Michigan and competing for their school; you will be charged all fees and the first month;s dues at checkout, and then billed the monthly dues on the 1st of January and February.
  • ​You will be able to make payments directly through the registration system via credit card or ACH. This will immediately be reflected on your account, which you can access by logging into the website with your username and password.
  • If you have an outstanding balance, you will be required to pay this as well when you checkout. Any credit on your account will be applied to what you owe for registration.  

 

Billing

We have moved all of our billing over to the Team Unify billing platform so that it is integrated with the website and families will be able to access up to date charges and make payments all in one place. If you have questions about billing, please contact Coach Ben, our team billing coordinator, or Lisa Farrell, our Parent Board Treasurer, and we will be more than happy to help. 
 

Pricing

Short Course 2017-2018
(September 5 - March 30)
 
 
Monthly Payments
Billed September - February
USA Swimming
Membership
Full year membership
valid 9/1/2017-12/31/2018
Per Family
Team Fees
Green $50.00 $65
$100 Fundraising
$10 CC Processing
Bronze $60.00 $65
$100 Fundraising
$10 CC Processing
Silver $90.00 $65
$100 Fundraising
$10 CC Processing
Gold $120.00 $65
$100 Fundraising
$10 CC Processing
High School $145.00 $65
$100 Fundraising
$10 CC Processing
Bremen
Bronze
$40.00 $65
$100 Fundraising
$10 CC Processing
Bremen
Silver
$70.00 $65
$100 Fundraising
$10 CC Processing
Bremen
Gold
$90.00 $65
$100 Fundraising
$10 CC Processing
 
Long Course 2018
(April 9 – July 20 or last meet, whichever is later)
 
 
Monthly Payments
Billed April - July
USA Swimming 
Membership
Seasonal membership
valid 4/1/18 - 8/31/18
Per Family 
Team Fees
Green $50.00 $35.50/$65.00
$50 Fundraising
$10 CC Processing
Bronze $60.00 $35.50/$65.00
$50 Fundraising
$10 CC Processing
Silver $90.00 $35.50/$65.00
$50 Fundraising
$10 CC Processing
Gold $120.00 $35.50/$65.00
$50 Fundraising
$10 CC Processing
Bremen
Bronze
Not Available for 
2018 Long Course
NA
NA
Bremen
Silver
Not Available for 
2018 Long Course
NA
NA
Bremen
Gold
Not Available for 
2018 Long Course
NA
NA

Dues can be paid in full for the season at registration by selecting the "In Full" payment option. You will be required to pay the entire amount via Credit Card, ACH, or check at checkout. The monthly payment option will require payment of the first month's dues, the USA Swimming Membership, and the per family team fees at checkout, and then the family account will be billed the monthly amount on the 1st of each billing month.

The 2018 USA Swimming membership covers from September 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018. The $35.50 seasonal membership does not allow swimmers to compete at the Zone level or above. Swimmers must have the full year membership ($65) to compete at that level, regardless of when registering.

USA Swimming Membership Options

Full year: Required for all swimmers signing up in the short course season. This membership is valid starting September 1 of that year and is good through December 31 of the following year (16 months maximum). The next year's membership is paid with registration in the fall even if the swimmer's previous registration has not expired yet.

Seasonal (spring/summer only): This option is available for a reduced cost for swimmers starting in April who will compete in meets up to and including the IN Swimming state meets. Any swimmer qualified for and wishing to participate in any Zone or National level meets must have the full year membership.

Outreach: Any swimmer who is on a free or reduced lunch program or has Hoosier Healthwise insurance is eligible for a reduced rate on the full year membership. Documentation will need to be provided for this option. Please contact Coach Matt for more information or to register for this option.

Discounts and Fees

Discounts:
Multi-swimmer discount: The first swimmer is charged full price, and each additional swimmer receives a $40 discount at registration (please be sure to register all swimmers in the same transaction if possible so that the registration system applies the discount) 
Season Family Cap: Dues are capped at $1,500 per family per season. The system cannot automatically apply this, but we will manually apply credits to your account if your family reaches this threshold. 
 
Fees: 
Fundraising Fee: $100 per family for short course and $50 per family for long course. Families will have the ability to earn back this fee by selling raffle tickets to the end of the season raffle. Each family will receive 10 tickets for short course and 5 tickets for long course. The choice is up to the family whether to sell them or enter them into the raffle for themselves.
Credit Card Processing Fee: $10 per family each season. As we move to mainly credit card/ACH processing, the fees get larger and larger the team has to pay. Instead of charging a percentage of each transaction to the paying family, we are instituting this fee to offset some of those increased fees to the club. 
Meet Fees: Most meets have a per-event charge (usually $4 for most of our meets) and all meets have a $2 per athlete IN Swimming surcharge. IA also charges a $1 per swimmer surcharge to help offset the cost of relays throughout the season, which are always paid by the club. The meet fees will be billed to your account once the entries are sent to the host club. Meet fees must be paid to IA once the entries have been sent into the meet host, even if the swimmer is not able to attend.
 
 
Volunteer Requirement 
IA hosts 3 large invitationals each year. The revenue from these meets sustains a large percentage of our operating budget. There is a requirement of all registered families to participate in some volunteer role for each meet. Please see below for the required number of volunteer jobs each family is responsible to fill at each meet. Volunteer signups are available online through the Events page.
 
Tim Welsh Invitational: The Tim Welsh Invitational is a prelim/final short course yards meet hosted the first weekend in January (January 5-7, 2018 for the upcoming season). Each registered family in the short course season is responsible to fill four volunteer slots throughout the weekend. 
 
May Invitational: The May Invitational is a timed final long course meter meet hosted at Rolfs Aquatic Center in May (May 11-13, 2018). Each registered family in the long course season is required to fill three volunteer slots throughout the weekend. 
 
Summer Spectacular: The Summer Spectacular is a timed final long course meter meet hosted at Rolfs Aquatic Center in July (July 6-8, 2018) . Each registered family in the long course season is required to fill three volunteer slots throughout the weekend.