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Registration & Fees

DCS Annual Registration and Monthly Tuition Schedule for 2019-20 Season

ANNUAL REGISTRATION

All returning and new year-round swimmers must complete the DCS Annual Registration. The Annual 2019 Registration applies to both short and long course competitive seasons, from September 2019 to August 2020. Please note that Annual Registration fee does not cover monthly tuition. Monthly tuition per practice group is additional and separate.

  • For New DCS swimmers (Novice or transfers), the DCS Annual Registration is $150 and includes required USA Swimming membership/insurance, a silver DCS team swim cap, two team t-shirts required for meets, and the annual team sponsor t-shirt. This registration fee is non-refundable.
  • For Returning DCS swimmers,  the DCS Annual Registration is $135 and includes required USA Swimming membership/insurance, a silver DCS team swim cap, and the annual team sponsor t-shirt.  This registration fee is non-refundable. Registration for returning swimmers is required and must be completed by September 1st, 2019.
  • DCS Masters swimmers must register here at no cost. However, all DCS Masters swimmers must also register with USA Masters Swimming.
  • Visiting USAS registered swimmers must register here at no cost.

MONTHLY TUITION

The Monthly Tuition Schedule for DCS Practice Groups is listed below. Families with more than one swimmer receive $5 off monthly tuition for second and third child.

Novice Group: $95

Pre-Age Group: $110

Age Group: $125

Senior Group: $150

Team Elite: $165

Monthly tuition is billed on the 1st of every month, depends upon swimmer's assigned practice group and may increase during the year if your swimmer is promoted to another training group.  Payment is due by the 10th of each month. We accept Visa, Master Card and Discover credit/debit cards via our website. Payment may be auto-billed to your credit card on the first of every month with no additional fee; credit card payments made "on demand" incur a transaction fee of 2.95%.  We also gladly accept personal checks made payable to DCS and/or cash. Payment may be brought to the pool or mailed to DCS, 4352 AVARY PL, Douglasville, GA 30135. Late payment and bounced checks will be assessed a $25 fee per swimmer. Monthly tuition does not include swim meet fees and other non-recurring expenses. Invoices are sent electronically through Team Unify.

YEAR-ROUND SWIMMERS

DCS is a USA Swimming competitive program.  Our training calendar runs from September 1st - August 31st.

DCS 2019-20 tuition schedule is based on costs assuming that your swimmer is participating for a 12 month period, September 2019 - August 2020. 

WITHDRAWAL / SUSPENSION

30 DAYS NOTICE – Swimmers must email Cheryl Melilli (douglascountystingrays@gmail. comthirty days prior to leaving the team so that all financial obligations can be completed and any adjustments to team lane rental and assignments can be made. At this time, the swimmer's account must be paid in full.

MEET FEES

Once the meet sign up deadline has passed, DCS will send an intial and a final roster to swimmers who have signed up to compete. You are responsible for reviewing these documents and making corrections via email to douglascountystingrays@gmail.com. DCS will send payment to the host team for the swimmers on the final roster prior to the event. Meet fees must be paid regardless of your swimmer's attendance at the meet. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made for any reason.

OTHER TEAM ASSOCIATED FEES

Fees including but not limited to DCS Annual Banquet, team gear, DCS Clinics, etc. will be posted on your monthly invoice if applicable. These fees must be paid by the due date as specified. Once the stated sign-up deadline has passed, a confirmation email will be sent. You are responsible for reviewing this communication and making corrections via email to douglascountystingrays@gmail.com or swimdcsga@gmail.com by the specified date. After this date, DCS will order/reserve your other team associated fees/purchases, and you will be responsible for payment.

MISSED PRACTICES & HOLIDAYS

Monthly tuition will not be pro-rated for absences or vacations.  Tuition will not be refunded for missed practices, unless due to a physical injury lasting two weeks or more, in which a physician’s note must be provided. DCS is a year round team, and tuition is not pro-rated during holidays or for canceled practice sessions.

OVERDUE ACCOUNT CONSEQUENCES

Should you fail to make a monthly tuition payment for 60 days, your swimmer(s) will be suspended from participation in swim meets or special clinics/events and from the purchase of team gear. At 90 days without a tuition payment, your swimmer(s) will be removed from the training roster. If you have any questions about your account or in case of financial hardship, please contact DCS Treasurer, Cheryl Melilli, at douglascountystingrays@gmail.com.