Chugiak Aquatics Club Fees Policies

Effective January 1st 2018

PDF of Membership Application

Startup Costs:

Initiation Fee: Annual cost - $50 per family 

USA Dues:  The National Organization and Alaska Swimming LLC charges $80 for yearly registration.  This fee must be paid each year and comes due in October.  The fee provides local and national swimming services as well as liability insurance for the team.

Regular Dues:

Lessons (With KNIK Learn2Swim) - Cost: $60 PER MONTH (Depending on the month, this will be between 6-8 lessons) -  Lessons are offered at Bartlett Pool in partnership with KNIK Learn2Swim.   Times are from 5:15 to 6:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  For information email Garrrity_Patrick@mac.com or call 854-8740.

Introductory Stroke School (With KNIK Learn2Swim) -  Cost: $70 a month   -  This program, also in partnership with KNIK Learn2Swim, works to transition swimmers from the lesson format to a more independent swimming routine that continues to build skills and confidence with swimming technique.  It is recommended that swimmers attend two days per week.  The program is offered at Bartlett pool on Monday/Wednesday from 5:15 pm to 6 pm and at Chugiak on Tuesday/Thursday from 6:00-6:45 PM

Stroke School-  Cost: $100 a month   -  This squad is encouraged to swim two to three days a week.  Practices are generally an hour long with a small portion devoted to dry-land.  This level has a tons of instruction and focus is on fun and fundamentals.  All four competitive strokes; freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly are introduced.  As swimmers gain more experience they are encouraged to swim in a mock meet or meet with appropriate beginner events.

Bronze-  Cost: $110 per month  -  Entry level into competitive swimming.  This squad learns to swim all four competitive strokes.  Competitive starts and turns are incorporated into workout.  Practice time is generally an hour and a quarter long.  Participation in short dry land may be encourage. Practice attendance is three days a week.  Attending 1-2 meets every three to four months is expected.

Silver-  Cost: $130 per month  -  This level is geared for competition at invitational and state competitions.  Consistent practice attendance four days a week is expected.  Participation in dry land, attending swim meets, and setting swimming goals is expected.  Aerobic conditioning is developed as well as continued pursuit of excellence in technique throughout a practice,  a swim set, and a season. Athletes in this squad generally strive for or have 4-5 Age Group Championship qualifying times.

Gold- Cost: $145 per month  -  Higher level of competition and workout attendance is expected.  Athletes attend five to six days of practice.  Swimmers in this level are aiming for finals at championship meets.  Mentoring and assisting younger and newer teammates is a given.  Generally these swimmers are aware of the motivational times and have BB times or higher.  Participation in dry land and goal setting is a given.  

Platinum-  Cost: $155 per month  - Platinum is targeted at High School aged swimmers with advanced skills.  A high degree of engagement and dedication in training is expected.  Platinum athletes also strive to participate in all major championship competitions including out of state meets.

Dues Cap-  Regular recurring monthly dues are capped at $350.00 per family.  This does not include initiation fees, USA Swimming Dues or Meet Fee costs.

High School Season- $75 per month - Members participating in High School Swimming may attend up to three practice session a week.

The Alaska Club Team Membership (Swimmers 13 years and older): 

CAC currently holds dry land and swim training at the Alaska Club.  The team subsidizes a portion (roughly 60%) of the cost of the membership to help make it available to our swimmers.  At present, participation in dry land training at the club is limited to swimmers who are 13 years old or older.  There are family and individual options in the subsidy.  If this is of interest to you and your swimmer, please email Coach Pat or Coach Anne.

Inactive Status:

A swimmer may be placed into inactive status by emailing the billing administrator one week prior to the month that inactive status is expected to begin.  There is a $75 restart fee per athlete from inactive to active after the 4th month.  In addition, inactive members will be responsible for paying yearly USA swimming registration dues.

A note about swim meet Fees: 

Fees for participation in swim meets vary depending on the hosting team and the nature of the meet.  Swim Meet fees usually include a per swimmer charge of about $30 and a per event charge of  $3.00.  The fees are used to pay the pool rental and associated costs for the meets.  In addition, a portion of the charges supports statewide swimming as well as the host club's fundraising.  Meet fees are not refundable after the sign-up deadline.