Dubuque Area Swimmin’ Hurricanes

 Reduced Swim Lesson Fee Guidelines

Philosophy: Dubuque Area Swimmin’ Hurricanes (hereafter referred to as DASH) would like to provide an opportunity to all eligible community members that would like to participate in swim lessons regardless of financial status. 

Purpose: Provide guidelines that grant financial assistance in the form of free or reduced fees for individuals and families financially unable to pay the established program fees. 

Full Scholarship Fee Coverage:

  • SwimAmerican lesson fees 100% covered
  • Equipment and swim suit:  recipient’s family is responsible for purchase of swim suit and googles (goggles are not required).
  • DASH reserves the right to terminate any and all fee assistance at any point during the fiscal year due to extreme financial crisis of the team.  DASH will give 30 day notification to the recipient upon removal of scholarship assistance.

Partial Scholarship Fee Coverage:

  • SwimAmerica lesson fees 50% covered
  • Equipment and swim suit:  recipient’s family is responsible for purchase of swim suit and googles (goggles are not required).
  • DASH reserves the right to terminate any and all scholarship assistance at any point during the fiscal year due to extreme financial crisis of the team.  DASH will give 30 day notification to the recipient upon removal of scholarship assistance

 Expectations of Recipient and Family:

  1. Provide documentation of financial need.
  2. Recipient is expected to attend at minimum 5 out of 8 lessons but attendance for all lessons is preferred.  Notification of illness/injury or other circumstances preventing attendance at lessons needs to be reported to Swim America lesson coordinator.
  3. Recipient must remain in good standing with program.  Violations to DASH’s code of conduct, Safe Sport policies, and bullying policies by either recipient and/or family shall be grounds for removal of financial assistance.

Eligibility:

Proof of Financial Need:  Applicant’s family must qualify for Free or Reduced-Price lunches through Dubuque Community Schools

http://www.dbqschools.org/district/departments/food-nutrition/free-reduced-price-meals

2017-2018 Annual Income Eligibility Guidelines

Family Size

Annual Federal Gross Income for 100% coverage of Training Group Fees

Annual Federal Gross Income for 50% coverage of Training Group

Fees

2

$30,044

$40,044

3

$37,777

$47,777

4

$45,510

$55,510

5

$53,243

$63,243

6

$60,976

$70,976

7

$68,709

$78,709

8

$76,422

$86,422

Each add’l family member, add

$7,733

$7,733

Application: Application form

Application Acceptance Dates:

Spring

Session

Application dates

Summer

Session

Application dates

Fall

Session

Application dates

1

12/5-1/5

1

TBD

1

TBD

2

1/5-2/5

2

TBD

2

TBD

3

2/5-3/5

Applications will be reviewed for consideration at the January, February, March, May, June, August and September DASH Board of Directors meeting.

1. Provide proof of financial need as stated in the eligibility section.

2. A separate application must be filled out for each swimmer each lesson season, but proof of financial need can be submitted for the entire family per lesson season. Awards within a family may vary.

3. Lesson spots are awarded for the current swim lesson season (spring, summer, fall) only and for a specific session.  

4. A new application must be submitted for each lesson season.

Submit the application and financial need documents to: DASH SwimAmerica Reduce Fees, PO Box1062, Dubuque, IA 52004-1062

All information provided will be reviewed by the Head Coach and Board of Directors and will be kept confidential.