2020–2021 Team Fees


 
 
Team Registration Fee
There is a nonrefundable annual registration fee of $150 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 2020 (if not a continuing member) and all of 2021. There are no refunds or prorating for the registration fee.
 
For members registering between April 4 and July 31, 2021, the registration fee will be $80 except for the Sectional/National groups.
 
The annual Masters registration fee is $40, which covers GSC team registration ONLY; US Masters Swimming registration must also be completed separately by the participant to join the GSC Masters program (www.usms.org).
 
 
Team Dues
Fees shown below do not apply to the Sun Country location; contact Sun Country at 352-331-8773 for membership and fee information.
 
Because of possibly practice interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GSC will only offer monthly billing, with payments due at the end of each month (September dues paid on October 1, October dues on November 1, etc.). If the infection rate stabilizes at a level low enough where we can predict no further practice disruption, GSC may offer seasonal (4-month) discounted billing. There are no refunds or prorating for monthly dues.
 
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. If you have a credit card on file, you do not have to initiate a payment. 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. 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.
 
Monthly dues are subject to change if GSC is able to offer more practices for any groups as COVID-19 restrictions loosen. For at least the first two months of the 2020–2021 swim year, monthly group dues are as follows:
 
Sun Country: Call Sun Country at 352-331-8773 for membership and fee information.
 
Pre-competitive Group: $75
 
Caiman Groups:
White            $100
Green           $100
Blue              $100
Orange         $125
 
Crocodile Groups:
Silver            $125
Gold              $125  
 
Gator Groups:
Senior           $125 
Sectional      $150
National        $150
 
Masters:
See "Registration and Fees" under the Masters tab on GSC home page.
 
 
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 (except Masters) to help cover the cost of the food and beverages that we provide coaches, officials, volunteers, and participating athletes. If GSC hosts meets during the 2020-2021 swim year, hospitality fees and their timing will be announced to the club.
 
Volunteering Obligation Fee
Meets are a vital source of revenue for Gator Swim Club, and income from these events allows us to keep everyone's fees as low as possible. Meets cannot be run without parent volunteers. Normally GSC charges a $120 fee that is credited back to families if they complete three shifts at meets we host. The 2020-2021 year may not allow GSC to host many or any meets, so at this time we do not anticipate charging a fee because of the lack of opportunities to volunteer for shifts at meets if we are unable to host them. However, if we are able to host meets, we will need our parents to volunteer and thus a volunteer fee may be assessed.
 
 
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.
 
 
Voluntary Account Suspension/Withdrawal from Club
If your swimmer is planning on taking a break from practices or withdrawing from the club, you must notify the team in writing by sending a message to [email protected] prior to the 20th of the month before the break. A swimmer is not considered suspended or withdrawn from the program until written notice is received by the club. It is not sufficient to inform a coach of your intent to suspend membership or withdraw from the club. If written notice is not received before a charge for the next month or season is applied to your account, there will be no refund.
 
If an account is suspended more than once per registration year, a $25 fee will be applied for reactivating the account after the first instance.