Registration 2020-21
We are anticipating that our swimming groups will be at full capacity due to COVID restrictions (we already have wait lists started for most of our groups). Please do not delay in registering. We will open any available spots for new FAST swimmers on Aug 31. If you are not registered before then, we may not be able to accommodate your swimmer.
Group Structure
Respect In Sport - Parent Program
Fees
Equipment & Clothing
Dryland
Yoga
Fundraising
Volunteering
Financial & Payments
Parent Orientation
Questions?
Adjusted Group Structure & Schedule
We have presented information about changes to the group structure via Zoom presentation in July, and you will have received an email letting you know which swimmer group your swimmer should register for. If you have any questions about your group, email Marta at swimming@rogers.com or fastswimmingoffice@gmail.com. Tentative Schedule 
*NEW REQUIREMENT Respect in Sport for Parents
This season we will require at least one parent/guardian for each swimmer family to provide us with certification that you have taken the Respect in Sport for Parents online course – before your swimmer will be permitted to participate in FAST activities. This is a 60 min online course and will cost you $12/parent certification (Transferable from other sports if you have already completed it). Once you complete the course our Office will receive notification automatically but please keep a copy of your certification in case there is a problem.  Click here to register. Certification must be completed before Sept 8. 
Respect in Sport for Parents - Register here
Fees
Despite anticipating a very tough year financially, FAST is making every effort to keep Registration fees reasonable. A modest increase in fees this season reflect both increased pool rental expenses, and a move closer to cost recovery for FAST subsidized expenses including the SMA Pool Fund, dryland and yoga. To assist in offsetting these changes, we will be placing more effort on fundraising this season. Even with cost-recovery of subsidized expenses, FAST still anticipates a significant deficit budget for 2020-21. More details are in the document attached and information about expected deficits and finances will be provided at the AGM on Sept 28 via Zoom.
Group Dryland Yoga Registration SMA Pool Fund Total Monthly Installment for 6 months   SNB Registration & insurance
Aqua 1 176 - 972 60 1208 201      
Aqua 2 176 - 1093 60 1329 222   8 & under 50
Aqua 3 265 44 1200 60 1569 262   9 – 10 85
Aqua 4 388 44 1492 60 1984 331   11 – 14 130
APJ 600 44 1595 60 2299 383   15 & over 160
APS 600 44 1881 60 2585 431      
OTHER FEES 2020-21 
LC Practices in SJAC at end of season tbd
will be charged per swimmer based on attendance
Respect in Sport for Parents  $12/family
paid to Respect Group Inc. when you take the course online
Family Participation Plan  See below
depends on group and if your swimmer participates in swim meets
2 Mandatory Fundraisers  est. $100/family
fully recoverable through fundraising
Clothing  See below
depends on group and if needed
Equipment  See below
depends on group and if needed
Admin Fees $20-25
NSF payment, Returned Item, Late Fee
Convenience fees for credit card transactions 4%
* included in registration fee where applicable
Equipment, Clothing & Merch
See the Equipment Chart for requirements per swimmer group. We are taking orders for the equipment required for practices, and other inventory we have on hand now. To order, please complete this Equipment, Clothing & Merch Ordering Form. We will arrange pick up in early September. Other ordering dates will be available during the season. If you have any questions about clothing/merchandise you can email our Clothing Coordinator at fastswimmingclothing@gmail.com. Check out our new Face Masks!
Dryland
Dryland sessions are part of your swimmers training, and attendance is strongly advised especially if your swimmer does not participate in other sporting activities. Costs for dryland are included in your registration fee.
Yoga
Yoga is offered to Aqua 3, Aqua 4, APJ and APS groups. Like dryland, yoga is part of your swimmers training, and attendance is strongly advised. Costs for yoga are included in the registration fee for these groups.
Fundraising
Fundraising is especially important this season as we are expecting a tough year financially. Rather than increase registration fees significantly, we will be putting more emphasis on fundraising and mandatory fundraising. We have 2 mandatory fundraisers (Chocolate bars and Swim a thon) and 4-6 voluntary fundraisers. Click here for more details on the Fundraising plan.
Volunteering
Families whose swimmers participate in Swim Meets are required to volunteer a specific number of hours/season, depending on their group. Click here for more information about # hours required/group and the Family Participation Plan (FPP).
We are looking for a few volunteers for specific areas next season (Click here for Job Postings
Financial & Payment Information
Here is the link to our Financial Information and FAQ and Fee and Refund policy. If you have other questions in this regard, please email our Treasurer at fastswimmingtreasurer@gmail.com. 
Parent Orientation
We will be holding a series of Online presentations to provide an orientation to this season and FAST. There will be lots of important information provided so please be sure to watch them. We will hold Group Zoom Meetings to answer any of your questions and provide group specific information. Stay tuned for dates/times for these meetings.
Date Time Event Information
September emailed Parent Series #1 – All About FAST Video will be posted on Website
September tbd Individual Group Zoom Meetings time/date tbd
September emailed Parent Series #2 – Coaching & Your Swimmer Video will be posted on Website
28-Sep 7:00 PM AGM  
October emailed Parent Series #3 – Swim Meets & Officiating Video will be posted on Website
Questions?
Email Jill Ramsey at the fastswimmingoffice@gmail.com. If I can’t answer your question, I will connect you with someone who can.