Excellence in Swimming. Excellence in LIFE!

Effective January 4th, all swim team, masters, and learn 2 swim practices are back in session!  See you at the pool!

Click HERE to REGISTER for any of our STEEL CITY AQUATICS PROGRAMS

*Our LEARN 2 SWIM Program REGISTRATION is open for the 2021 sessions*

AMS Outreach Program &  Steel City Financial Assistance Programs
 
 
 
How does the Outreach Program Work ?   AMS is the governing body of our local swim committee within USA Swimming.  All athletes are required to be registered with AMS by their clubs.  There is an annual $81 fee  per athlete (built into our registration process) for the USA Swimming Membership fee, however, AMS offers a program by which families who qualify under the AMS financial aid qualification guidelines may also qualify for a subsidized rate of $5.00.  Upon approval, Steel City Aquatics will refund the extra $76 you were charged for the mandatory AMS fee (resetting your cost to the reduced $5.00 rate).  In order to receive this AMS benefit, each family will be required to fill out the necessary form from the AMS website and submit directly to AMS.  When completing the AMS form, please put a "?" in the required field for USA Swimming ID, and enter the code "STEEL" in the required club code field.  Once you receive AMS approval for your outreach program application, please be sure to e-mail [email protected] to confirm your Outreach program approval. 
 
Am I eligible for reduced meet entry fees?  If you qualify for the AMS Outreach Program, than Yes.  AMS will waive individual event entry fees for AMS sanctioned meets, for qualified outreach program members.  Meet fees are typically $5/event at a meet.  Families will still be charged for the athlete surcharges where applicable (usually $5 for the meet and usually $2/relay event.  Meet fees will automatically charge to member accounts.  Steel City Aquatics will credit the appropriate individual meet fees back to your account when this occurs, and the club will submit for the meet fee reimbursement from AMS. 
 
Am I eligible for any other assistance programs?   We have financial assistance opportunities for families that qualify for the outreach program that may be able to assist with obtaining our TYR team swim suits (limited supply).  TYR will help us to sponsor families that qualify for the outreach program (*while supplies last). E-mail [email protected] for more information on the TYR financial support information. 
 
Who is eligible for the Steel City Financial Assistance Scholarship Program? Steel City Aquatics has financial assistance scholarship programs that are offered annually on a limited basis.  Each of our scholarship programs have specific criteria that are required in order to be considered for the annual scholarship recipients.  All applicants will be reviewed and chosen by the active BOD.  All recipients must remain in good standing with the club for the year, and participate in all fundraising and volunteering requirements for the club.  
 
How do I get started?   Please print out and complete the requirements in the applicable Steel City Aquatics financial aid application that is linked below, and e-mail in the necessary forms to [email protected]  Once your application and all financial forms are in, the BOD will review for approval.  All of the  scholarships are awarded in September and are for annual membership through July.  All scholarship forms and applications need received no later than August 1st (due to covid, we are extending this to September 1st).