2019–2020 Team Fees


 
Team Registration Fee
There is a nonrefundable annual registration fee of $140 for each team member at all locations except for the Masters groups (see below). This fee includes a silicone GSC cap and the USA Swimming registration fee for the remainder of 2019 (if not a continuing member) and all of 2020. There are no refunds or prorating for the registration fee.
 
For members registering between April 1 and August 31, 2020, the registration fee will be $80 except for the Sectional/National groups.
 
The Masters registration fee is $40, which covers GSC team registration ONLY; USMS registration must also be completed separately to participate in the GSC Masters program.
 
 
Team Dues
Fees, billing options, and multi-swimmer discounts shown below do not apply to the Sun Country location; contact Sun Country at 352-331-8773 for membership and fee information.
 
The club offers each family a choice of two payment schedules: monthly or seasonal. There is a discount applied when paying seasonally; GSC billing seasons are:
  • September through December
  • January through April
  • May through August
If you are registering after the first month of a season, choose monthly billing and then you can request a switch to seasonal before the next season begins.
 
There are no refunds or prorating for monthly dues or seasonal dues. If you wish to switch from monthly to seasonal or seasonal to monthly, please contact admin@gatorswimclub.com BEFORE January 1 or May 1 so the change can be implemented.
 
For families with more than one registered swimmer (not including Masters or Pre-competitive groups), GSC applies a discount for each additional swimmer ($5 per month or $20 seasonally).
 
Billing summary previews will be sent on about the 25th of each month and autopay charges are then drawn on the 1st of next month. Anytime you wish to see what is on your GSC account, you can log in and go to "Invoices and Payments" under the "My Account" tab. There you will have the option to review your "Current Invoice Summary" that will list all items charged to your account for that month.
 
Monthly payments are due by the 15th of every month and the seasonal payments are due by the 15th of the first month of the season (September, January, and May). If your account is not paid in full by the 15th of the month, you will incur a $20 late fee. If payments are 60 days delinquent, the family's swimmer(s) may not be able to practice or attend meets with the club until the account balance is paid.
 

Sun Country


         Call Sun Country at 352-331-8773 for membership and fee information.

 

Pre-Competitive Group


          $75 monthly (pre-approval required to register for this group)

 

Caiman Groups


White            $65 monthly / $230 seasonal

Green            $85 monthly / $310 seasonal

Blue               $95 monthly / $350 seasonal

Orange          $105 monthly / $390 seasonal

 

Crocodile Groups


Silver             $110 monthly / $410 seasonal

Gold               $115 monthly / $430 seasonal  

 

Gator Groups


Senior             $115 monthly / $430 seasonal  

Sectional         $145 monthly / $550 seasonal

National           $150 monthly / $570 seasonal

 

Masters


See "Registration and Fees" under the Masters tab on GSC home page.

 
Volunteering Obligation and Fee
Meets are a vital source of revenue for Gator Swim Club, and income from these events allows us to keep fees as low as possible. GSC has a reputation for hosting first-class meets and in order to do so we require the participation of parent volunteers. Over the course of each year we have multiple home meets that provide opportunities to fulfill volunteer obligations.
 
On January 1, 2020, each account (except Masters) will be charged a $120 volunteering fee that will be credited back after working 3 shifts (approximately 4 hours per shift) at GSC-hosted meets. For families who join after January 1, 2020, the fee will be charged on the 1st of the second month of membership.
 
If your family does not work all of its required shifts, no credit will be applied.
 
If your family works MORE than 3 shifts over the course of the year, $20 per additional shift will be credited to your account. Families who have not volunteered yet will have first opportunity to sign up for open slots at meets; additional shift sign-up for credit will be managed by club administration.
 
Families that join after April 1, 2020, will have alternative fee arrangements made because of the abbreviated 2019-2020 membership period and reduced volunteering opportunities.
 
 
Other Fees
 
Meet Fees
As swimmers from your family enter in swim meets, meet fees are charged to your account. Fees are detailed in the host team's information file that we post on the GSC website when meet sign-up opens. Meet fees are usually charged per event, and there may also be a flat per-athlete fee due to the host team (facility fee, heat sheet fee). GSC pays for relays.
 
Meet fees are paid to host teams in advance, so once a swimmer has been officially entered in a meet the club cannot refund entry fees for any reason even if he or she does not ultimately attend.
 
For non-GSC-hosted meets, GSC will assess a per-athlete charge to your account to partially offset club expenses for away meets we attend throughout the course of the year. The charge is $10 per meet-day, regardless of number of days attended (e.g., an away meet that runs Friday through Sunday would incur a $30 charge per swimmer, even if he or she only attends one or two days). If you commit to attending a meet, it is most cost-effective if you attend as many meet days as possible and swim the maximum number of events allowed each day.
 
Hospitality Fees
For GSC-hosted meets, there will be a hospitality fee invoiced to each account to help cover the cost of the food and beverages that we provide coaches, officials, volunteers, and participating athletes. Fees for the 2019-2020 year will be charged as follows:
  • Fall intrasquad: $0
  • Holiday Classic (December 1 invoice): $25
  • Gator Distance Meet (January 1 invoice): $5
  • Spring intrasquad: $0
  • Speedo Summer Sectionals (July 1 invoice): $25
If GSC hosts additional meets not currently on the 2019-2020 schedule, hospitality fees and their timing will be announced to the club.
 
 
Payment Procedures
If you are signed up for credit/debit card or ACH payment, you do not need to send checks or log in to initiate a payment. Automatic payments will be drawn by the system on the 1st of each month.
 
Any checks should be made payable to Gator Swim Club. Check or cash payments can be dropped through the slot in the wall near the GSC office inside the O'Connell Center or mailed to GSC at PO Box 357221, Gainesville, FL, 32635.