FAQS

 

Our family is new to swimming.  What do we need to know?  Welcome to SEA!  We are so excited that you are here.  All new families will receive a New Parent Handbook with a wealth of information about swimming in it.

What is the difference between Competitive Swimmers and Developmental Swimmers?  Competitive Swimmers have more individualized and challenging practices.  They are also offered more practice hours in the pool per season.

Does my swimmer need to meet certain requirements to sign up to be a Competition Swimmer?  No.  If you feel your swimmer is ready, they are welcome at the competitive level.  If you are are unsure, please talk to the coach.

Are there fees in addition to the programming cost below?  Yes.  The cost above pays for your programming fees (coach's pay, pool rental, practices, etc).  If you choose to sign up to compete at meets, a fee will be assessed per meet.  Meet fees vary from meet to meet. When you sign up for a meet, these fees will be billed directly to your account. Swimmers are no longer required to have a pool pass.

Is there a cost to be a member of USA Swimming?  Yes.  All SEA swimmers are required to be a member of USA Swimming.  Once registered, you will be emailed directions on how to become a USA Swimming member.  Your swimmer's USA Membership will be current for both the Winter 22-23 and Summer 23 seasons. 

How can I make payments?  We accept credit card!  You will be asked to connect your credit card to your account during registration.  When paying by card, a $.30 fee and 2.95% processing fee per transaction will be added to your account.  Any charges on your account will automatically be charged to your credit card on file on the first of each month.

Can I pay all my fees up front?  Yes, families are welcome to pay their total fees at the beginning of the season.  If you choose to pay registration fees in full at the beginning of the season, only one transaction/processing fee will be assessed.  A reminder: Meet fees will be billed to your account as they happen, so you may have additional payments to make through the season.