Registration & Fees

PTSC swim season runs annually from September 1st through August 31st. For 2019-2020 season, swim practice for returning members and 2-week free trial for new members start on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019. All returning swimmers must register online before they can participate in practices, meets, or other PTSC activities. All new swimmers must sign up for the 2-week free trial before they can swim during the trial period.

Annual registration will be available online from August 26th, 2019 to October 15th, 2019 for returning members, and September 13th, 2019 to October 15th, 2019 for new members (after the 2-week trial). We will also consider new members at other points throughout the season, you will need to know which practice group to select before registering. Please email the coach to schedule an evaluation and sign up for a 2-week free trial.

PTSC Dues

The 2019-2020 swim season annual dues vary by group. Annual dues for National and Mako group are $755, Orca group is $655, Dolphin group is $605 and Piranha group is $555. Dues must be paid by credit/debit card and can be paid 1) in full at the time of registration or 2) by payment plan (1/3 of payment due at registration, 1/3 due by Oct. 31st and the balance due by Dec. 31st). All other fees below cannot be included in the payment plan and are due as noted. Returning members must also pay any outstanding balances from the prior season when they register. Dues are non-refundable after a two-week trial period. As the season progresses dues may be prorated, but some fees cannot be prorated.

USA/AMS Swimming Registration Fee

PTSC is a member of USA Swimming and the Allegheny Mountain Swimming LSC. As a result, all PTSC members are required to pay the USA/AMS Swimming Athlete registration fee of $81 per swimmer. This registration provides many benefits and swimming-related portals, as well as excess accident and liability coverage. This fee is non-refundable and due at the time of registration.

PTSC Registration Fee

The PTSC registration fee of $50 per family provides the membership with online access to team information and management of your account. In addition, each swimmer is provided a team t-shirt and swim cap. This fee is non-refundable and due at time of registration.

Fundraising Fee

$250 for 1st swimmer, $175 for second swimmer and $75 for third swimmer (a family maximum of  $500) that may be earned back and applied towards the next season's fundraising fee through the Scrip gift card fundraising program. This fee will be assessed to each member's account at registration. Returning members are responsible for this amount less whatever Scrip credit earned in the prior season. New members will be responsible for the entire amount. 

Volunteer Fee

A $200 per family charge that may be earned back through volunteer service at a rate of $10 per hour and applied towards the next season's volunteer fee. This fee will be assessed to each member's account at registration. Returning members are responsible for this amount less whatever volunteer credit earned in the prior season. New members will be responsible for the entire amount. 

Meet Volunteer Policy

Swim meets cannot be successful without the support of volunteers. Therefore, we require that each family works at every meet hosted or co-hosted by PTSC, regardless of whether or not their child is swimming in the meet. The number of required sessions per family will be determined by the meet director and will be based on the size, duration and needs of the meet. There will be options provided for all families to choose from depending on time commitment, experience level and job difficulty. Any members failing to meet this requirement will be subject to an additional volunteer fee of $40 per required meet session.

Non-Resident Fee

A $50 per family fee will be applied to those who reside outside of Peters Township school district at the time of registration.

Meet Entry Fees

Meet entry fees will be invoiced monthly as they are incurred by the swimmer (meet entry fees vary but are typically $5 per event, the specific fees will be available to you when you register to attend a meet).

Team Suits & Equipment

Each swimmer will be given a team t-shirt and swim cap which are expected to be worn at swim meets.  Team suits are recommended for meets.  A team warmup is available for purchase via the team store.  Most training equipment (fins, pull buoys, etc) is provided by the club, but some swimmers bring their own.  Training equipment can be purchased online via our team store.

Swimmers must be registered and paid before being permitted to participate in practices, meets, meetings, or other activities with PTSC. The fees cover the season beginning September 1 through August 31. No discounts or refunds can be given for missed practices, meets or other club activities due to illness, involvement in other activities, inability to attend practices or any other reason. Members who will not be returning after the current season are still responsible for any meet fees still owed to PTSC.


Delinquency Policy:

All dues and fees are expected to be paid prior to the due date established. Failure to pay fees on a timely basis will result in termination of club privileges, including practices, meets, and other team functions until such time as all fees are paid. For every month that scheduled payments are not met, an additional $25 per swimmer per month will be added to the balance due before participation privileges will be reinstated. If fees remain unpaid, Volunteer Fee and Fundraising fees will be retained and credited toward unpaid balances. Member family will be responsible for any and all unpaid fees. Please be sure the club always has up-to-date credit card information, so it is not charged a processing fee for an out of date credit card.

Returning Members are those swimmers who have previously been registered as club members any time within the previous two (2) swim seasons. Returning members are responsible for the full amount of the annual dues regardless of when during the swim season registration actually takes place.

Annual Dues Summary

Group 1st Swimmer 2nd Swimmer 3rd Swimmer 4th Swimmer
National $755 $655 $505 $505
Mako $755 $655 $505 $505
Orca $655 $555 $405 $405
Dolphin $605 $505 $355 $355
Piranha $555 $455 $305 $305

Annual Fee Summary

Fee 1st Swimmer 2nd Swimmer 3rd Swimmer 4th Swimmer
USA Registration Fee $81 $81 $81 $81
PTSC Registration Fee * $50 NA NA NA
Fundraising Fee $250 $175 $75 NA
Volunteer Fee * $200 NA NA NA
Non-Resident Fee (if applicable) * $50 NA NA NA

* Per family charge ↩︎


Pro-Rated Dues Schedule

New swimmers (defined as those who have not been an active member in the past two seasons) are eligible for pro-rated dues if they join mid-season.  Note that some fees cannot be pro-rated.

Registration Date from 08/1–10/15

Group 1st Swimmer Dues 2nd Swimmer Dues 3rd+ Swimmer Dues Fundraising Fee (1) Fundraising Fee (2) Fundraising Fee (3+) Volunteer Fee (Family) PTSC Registration Fee USA Registration Fee Total Annual Cost for 1 Swimmer
National & Mako $755 $655 $505 $250 $425 $500 $200 $50 $81 $1,336
Orca $655 $555 $405 $250 $425 $500 $200 $50 $81 $1,236
Dolphin $605 $505 $355 $250 $425 $500 $200 $50 $81 $1,186
Piranha $555 $455 $305 $250 $425 $500 $200 $50 $81 $1,136

Registration Date from 10/16–12/31

Group 1st Swimmer Dues 2nd Swimmer Dues 3rd+ Swimmer Dues Fundraising Fee (1) Fundraising Fee (2) Fundraising Fee (3+) Volunteer Fee (Family) PTSC Registration Fee USA Registration Fee Total Annual Cost for 1 Swimmer
National & Mako $705 $605 $455 $225 $375 $450 $175 $50 $81 $1,236
Orca $605 $505 $355 $225 $375 $450 $175 $50 $81 $1,136
Dolphin $555 $455 $305 $225 $375 $450 $175 $50 $81 $1,086
Piranha $505 $405 $255 $225 $375 $450 $175 $50 $81 $1,036

Registration Date from 1/1–2/28

Group 1st Swimmer Dues 2nd Swimmer Dues 3rd+ Swimmer Dues Fundraising Fee (1) Fundraising Fee (2) Fundraising Fee (3+) Volunteer Fee (Family) PTSC Registration Fee USA Registration Fee Total Annual Cost for 1 Swimmer
National & Mako $655 $555 $405 $200 $325 $400 $150 $50 $81 $1,136
Orca $555 $455 $305 $200 $325 $400 $150 $50 $81 $1,036
Dolphin $505 $405 $255 $200 $325 $400 $150 $50 $81 $986
Piranha $455 $355 $205 $200 $325 $400 $150 $50 $81 $936

Registration Date from 3/1–5/30

Group 1st Swimmer Dues 2nd Swimmer Dues 3rd+ Swimmer Dues Fundraising Fee (1) Fundraising Fee (2) Fundraising Fee (3+) Volunteer Fee
(Family)
PTSC Registration Fee USA Registration Fee Total Annual Cost for 1 Swimmer
National & Mako $555 $455 $305 $150 $250 $300 $125 $50 $81 $961
Orca $455 $355 $205 $150 $250 $300 $125 $50 $81 $861
Dolphin $405 $305 $155 $150 $250 $300 $125 $50 $81 $811
Piranha $355 $255 $105 $150 $250 $300 $125 $50 $81 $761

Documents and Forms

Step-by-step registration help document

Swimmers Code of Conduct (last updated 8/20/2012)

Observation Policy (last updated 8/20/2012)