Fees & Payments

On this page:

Program Fees & Payment Options/Schedule

Governing Body Fees

Swim Meet Entry Fees

Late Payment Fee

Volunteer Committment Fee

Refunds

If you need further information about fees, payments, and refunds, than found on this page, please address your questions to our Treasurer, Brad Joyce


Program Fees & Payment Options/Schedule

Please note that KBM now only accepts credit card payments*. 

The following table indicates the Fee Payment options for the KBM programs, but does not reflect the other charges that are noted in "Other Fees" below the table.

During the online Registration process, you are only required to make payment for the non-refundable downpayment indicated in the right-most column in the table below.  Your first 'normal' payment based on the payment option/schedule you select during registration, will be charged to your credit card on October 1.  The downpayment made at registration will be credited back to your KBM account just before October 1.**

*Exceptions can be made for those choosing to pay the single payment option with a cheque.

**On every first day of each month throughout the year, your credit card will be charged with any balance on your KBM account at that time.


Governing Body Fees

The governing body fees are paid to the regulatory bodies (i.e. Swim Ontario and Swimming Canada) for competitive swimming.  These fees are not refundable. The Governing Body Fee will be invoiced approximately 5-8 weeks after registration and is non-refundable.

 


Swim Meet Entry Fees

Approximately $8-$10 per race + meet surcharge of $0-$25 (typically $15)

You can expect to pay Meet Entry Fees and a meet surcharge of $15 for any competition your swimmer is entered into during the course of the year.  As a competitive swim team, all competitive swimmers are expected to register for meets during the season. The purpose of this is to develop an understanding of the competitive environment and foster a team atmosphere. These fees will get invoiced to your KBM account anytime within 0-8 weeks after the meet. These fees are not refundable unless a swimmer withdraws well in advance of the meet date.  Unfortunately, even if your swimmer is sick or otherwise is unable to swim their races at the meet, these fees are still charged to you.


Late Payment Fee

Payments of other fees and charges are due within one month; overdue accounts may be subjected to a 4% late penalty fee, that will continue to be levied each month until the overdue amounts are paid.


Volunteer Commitment Fee (May be waived as below)

In order for our meets to run effectively and therefore be successful, we need the ongoing support of our families on meet days.  KBM has adopted a minimum participation policy for the Main Competitive Program swimmer families (as is common practice with other teams) to ensure that we have the help we need each swim season. Therefore, as part of your registration, you will be required to agree to have at least one parent/guardian reach the minimum officating level noted below, as well as meet the commitment to volunteer to officate at KBM meet sessions.  Failure to meet these obligations will incur the fees as noted.

The table indicates how many sessions (typically ½ of a competition meet day) you must volunteer for and the level of officiating required.  Below are the number of sessions that are typically available at our KBM hosted swim meets to provide opportunities for families to fulfill their volunteer commitment:

Oct 2019 Pentathlon Meet - 1 session
Dec 2019 Distance & Development Meet - 3 sessions
Feb 2020 SC Heats and Finals Finale - 6 sessions
May 2020 Last Chance Qualifier Meet - 4 sessions

Please note: Families who would prefer to buy out their yearly volunteer commitment may do so before the end of October at 75% of the total (Level + Session requirement.)  To do so please contact our treasurer at treasurer@swimkingston.ca.  In order to ensure we have the volunteers required to run a successful meet KBM reserves the right to limit buyouts on a first come first serve basis.


Refunds

It is the practice of KBM that swimmers leaving during the season for which they have enrolled in, may be entitled to a partial refund, but the amount is never a straight pro-rated amount. The later in the season the withdrawal occurs, the significantly less of a refund is provided.  Generally, once past the half-way point in the enrolled period, no refund is provided and the full registration amount must be paid.

The Treasurer will provide the exact amount based on when notification in writing (e.g. email) of the early withdrawal is received by KBM.

Note that refunds are not given whatsoever for registration deposits, dryland training, nor for governing body fees.