Fees and Commitments


Squads and Fees

 

Age Range

Squads

Monthly Dues

Sept-July

Monthly
Pool Use
Fee
Sept-July
Approximate Practice
Time per Week
Fundraising
(per swimmer)
Service-Hours
(per family)

10 & Under

Sparks A/B

$65.50

NA

45 min x 4 days/week

NA NA

Novice Silver/Blue/Black

Developmental 1

Developmental 2

$74.00

$90.50

$97.00

NA

$27

$27

45 min x 4 days/week

1.5 hrs x 4 days/week

1.75 hrs x 4 days/week

$200 per year  30

11-12

Age Group 1

Age Group 2

Age Group 3

$101.50

$125.50

$131.00

$27

$27

$27

1.75 hrs x 4 days/week

2 hrs x 6 days/week

2 hrs x 6 days/week

$250 per year 30
13-14

Pre-Senior 1

Pre-Senior 2

$136.50

$142.00

$27

$27

2.25 hrs x 6 days/week

2.5 hrs x 6 days/week

$250 per year 30

15+

Senior 1

Senior 2

Senior 3

$131.00

$154.00

$165.00

$27

$27

$27

2 hrs x 6 days/week

3+ hrs x 6 days/week

3+ hrs x 6 days/week

$300 per year 30

 

 
Swim team runs year-round:  September – August.  (See info about Spring/Summer breaks below.)  Members must complete the registration process once each year.
  • September through March:   Short Course Season (compete in 25 yard pools).
  • April through August:   Long Course Season (compete in 25 yard pools AND 50 meter pools).
 

Membership Options and Start-up Costs (per swimmer)

Annual Membership (Valid through early/mid-August.   See "Breaks" below.)
USA Swimming Membership:  $76 (2021-2022)
HEAT Registration Fee:  $50 (Includes team t-shirt & latex cap.  Silicone cap available for upgrade fee of $12.)
HEAT Hospitality Fee:  $10 (Helps with home meet expenses.)
First Month’s Dues + Pool Use Fee:  depends on squad (See above.)
 
Monthly dues and pool use fees are based on annual cost divided by 11 months, billed September - July.
 
**OR**
 
Seasonal Membership (Valid April 4 to early/mid-August.  See "Summer Break" below.)
USA Swimming Membership:  $40
HEAT Registration Fee:  $25 (Includes  team t-shirt & latex cap.  Silicone cap available for upgrade fee of $12. )
HEAT Commitments Flat Fee:  $40 (In place of service-hours and fundraising.)
First Month’s Dues + Pool Use Fee:  depends on squad (See above.)
 
Monthly dues and pool use fees are based on annual cost divided by 11 months, billed  April - July.
 
**OR**
 
Summer Membership (Valid mid-June to early/mid-August: about 7-8 weeks.  See "Summer Break" below.)
ONE fee for the summer season includes:
Seasonal USA Swimming Membership: $40
Seasonal HEAT Registration Fee:  $25 (Includes team t-shirt and latex cap. Silicone cap available for upgrade fee of $12.)
All Summer Pool Use Fees: $54
All Summer Dues:  depends on squad 
No service-hours or fundraising required.
 
 

Breaks

Spring Break
The team usually takes 1 week off in March.
 
Summer Break
The team usually takes 3-4 weeks off between annual swim-seasons, beginning in early to mid-August. 
The SHARC facility normally closes for annual maintenance for 2 weeks, starting the day after Labor Day. 
The end-date of our current season (in August) and the start-date of our next season (in September) depend on summer meet schedules and when we are able to return to the pool.

Other Costs/Commitments

Equipment
Cost depends on squad.
Basics start around $75.
Equipment can last year to year.
 
Meets
Fees are approximately $40-$60 for attending a  2-3 day meet. 
Meets are optional & 1-2 times per month.
Charges are included on monthly invoices.
 
Fundraising (For annual members. Does not apply to Seasonal/Summer members.)
Amount depends on squad.
Prorated per month (Oct - July).
(Not required for Sparks.)
 
Service Hours (For annual members. Does not apply to Seasonal/Summer members.)
Prorated at 3 service hours per month (Oct - July).
Unfulfilled hours billed at $20/hour.
(Not required for Sparks.)
 

Discounts

Second swimmer in a family will receive a 5% discount on monthly dues.
Third swimmer (and beyond) in a family will receive a 50% discount on monthly dues.
Dues will be limited to $327 per month after multiple swimmer discounts have been applied. (This limit does not include monthly pool use fees.)