Fees & Dues

There are three types of dues and fees for COSA swimmers: annual fees, monthly dues, and meet fees. We are committed to keeping the costs that are within our control low and remaining fully transparent about what we charge and when.

Annual Fees
Each swimmer pays a USA Swimming or USA Masters Swimming fee and a COSA Swim Team fee to initially register and to subsequently renew membership before each new swim year. Swimmers who compete beyond intra-team meets are also expected to purchase team suits from the Swim Shop before the beginning of each swim year.
USA Swimming Flex Membership Fee: $20 (Required for Intro to COSA & Technique/Fitness groups only; collected upon initial registration and on September 1 every subsequent year)
USA Swimming Individual Membership Fee: $78 (Required for all groups other than Intro to COSA, Technique/Fitness, & Masters; collected upon initial registration and on September 1 every subsequent year)
USA Masters Swimming Individual Membership Fee: $99 (Required for Masters group only; must be paid directly to USA Masters Swimming by the swimmer before practicing with COSA each swim year)
COSA Swim Team Fee: $100 (Collected upon initial registration and on August 1 every subsequent year, shortly before “Swag Bag Day” where each swimmer receives some free COSA Swimming apparel & swag)
COSA Team Suit: $41 to $82, Depending on Style (Not required for Intro to COSA, Technique/Fitness, & Masters who do not compete beyond intra-team meets)

Monthly Dues
Each swimmer pays monthly dues, based on that swimmer’s training group.
Intro to COSA (aka White): $85
Red: $105
Blue: $120
Bronze: $135
Silver: $155
Gold: $185
Technique/Fitness: $125
Varsity: $195
Performance: $205
State: $215
National: $235
Masters: $65

Multi-Swimmer Discounts
The following monthly discounts are automatically given to families with multiple athletes across our Bronze, Silver, Gold, Varsity, Performance, State, and National groups.
First Swimmer: Full Price
Second Swimmer: $10 Off
Third Swimmer: $15 Off
Fourth Swimmer: $20 Off
Fifth Swimmer: $25 Off

Meet Fees
Swim-meet fees are often an enigma. The host for each swim meet charges a fee for each athlete in each event entered (typically $5 to $10 per athlete per event). The meet host sometimes also charges other fees like a pool surcharge (often $5 to $15 per swimmer), a “splash” fee (another $1 or $2 added onto the fee for each event), etc. Most teams then add fees on top of what the meet host is charging in order to make a few extra dollars.
Swim Meet Fees: Varies Based on Meet Frequency & Host Fees
COSA Competition Fees: $0

No Hidden Fees
As noted above, we do not add fees on top of meet-host charges like other teams do, and we do not charge any of the other sometimes-hidden costs that many teams have for drylands, coaches’ travel, pool rental, championship-team swag like t-shirts, etc. We have no fundraising requirement either!
Drylands Fees: $0
Coach-Related Fees: $0
Pool-Related Fees: $0
Championship-Team Swag Fees: $0
Fundraising Requirement: N/A

Related Policies
Invoices for monthly dues and any annual fees and/or meet fees are automatically sent via email by our system on the first day of each month, and each member’s chosen auto-pay method (credit-card or ACH) on file is processed by our system that same day to collect the invoiced amount.
Invalid Credit Cards: Email is automatically sent by our system to notify a member if a credit card on file is invalid.
Insufficient Funds: Email is automatically sent by our system to notify a member if there are insufficient funds for an ACH payment. In such a case, any related fees/charges will be charged to the member.
Late Payment: If a monthly invoice is not paid by the 15th of that month, a $25 late fee will be added to the account.
No Payment: If a monthly invoice is not paid by the 22nd of that month, the associated swimmer(s) will no longer be allowed at practices and will not be allowed to sign up for swim meets until the outstanding balance is paid. The member will be responsible for all collection costs, including but not limited to attorney fees, if the account remains unpaid.
Meet Scratches: Once entered in a meet, the associated meet fees are non-refundable, even if swimmers scratch due to reasons beyond their control.
Late Pick-Up: COSA Swimming reserves the right to charge a late-pick-up fee of $25 for every 15 minutes that a member picks up a swimmer late (i.e., after practice concludes for that swimmer).
Proration: Although COSA Swimming is year-round, there are scheduled breaks after championship seasons and other days off throughout the year. Annual dues and monthly dues are not prorated for scheduled breaks, missed practices, or any other reason.
Withdrawal: Notice must be provided via email to [email protected] by the 15th day of a month to withdraw that month. In other words, if a withdrawal notice is received after the 15th day of a month, then the monthly dues and any annual fee will still be collected for the following month as described above.
Re-Registration: In the case where a swimmer chooses to return sometime after withdrawal, the registration process and fees are identical to those for a brand new member. We unfortunately cannot guarantee that space will still be available for the swimmer in such a case.