METRO AQUATIC CLUB OF MIAMI

MEET FEES EXPLAINED

1. What charges are included in "meet fees"?

Individual event fees - this can range from $8 to $20.00, depending on the level of the meet. These fees are paid to the host team by MACM in one check. MACM then invoices individual members' accounts for the charges.

Relay event fees - each swimmer in a relay is charged 1/4 of the team relay fee. A relay event fee can range from $4 - $5.00 per swimmer for most in season meets. These fees are paid to the host team by MACM in one check. MACM then invoices individual members' accounts for the charges.

Hosting Team Surcharge per swimmer - This is a fee charged ONCE to all swimmers in a meet. It helps the host team cover meet overhead and is usually set at $10-20 per swimmer. These fees are paid to the host team by MACM in one check. MACM then invoices individual members' accounts for the charges.

MACM Swimmer Surcharge - This is a fee collected by MACM to help defray the cost of staffing meets and it changes depending on the length of the meet. Meet staffing costs include not only hourly wages but mileage, tolls, per diem, and lodging costs for coaches who have to travel. This fee is invoiced with the meet fees above to all MACM athletes participating in a given meet.

1 day devlopmental meet - $15

1-2 day prelims meet - $20

3 day prelims/final meet - $30 

Total meet fees invoiced to a swimmer are then:

indiv event fees + relay fees + Host team athlete surcharge + MACM swimmer surcharge

 

2. When are meet fees invoiced to swimmer accounts?

Once we send MACM's entries to the host team, swimmers who have committed to the meet are obligated to pay the meet fees that correspond to their meet entries. Once payment has gone out to the host team, meet fees are NON-refundable.

Meet fees are CHARGED to your MACM account BEFORE the meet, based on our team meet entries. For those who do not have a card on file, you must log into your account and pay the meet fees BEFORE the start of the meet, to be able to compete. 

Relay event meet fees are invoiced to your MACM account AFTER a meet and are based on ACTUAL RELAY RESULTS. That way, only swimmers who swam on relays pay relay fees.

When we invoice RELAY fees we will indicate it like this: Relays for “Blank” Meet.

 

3. How can I find out what the meet fees are for a meet?

Go to the Events menu tab.