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2019-2020 Dues & Fees

PRE-COMPETITIVE GROUP (MINNOW) INFORMATION AND FEES

Annual Per Swimmer Registration Fees

Fee

Billed in

Amount

Comment

USA Swimming Registration

September (or first month)

$15

Required by USA Swimming

Sponsor Shirt/Parade Shirt

September (or first month)

$15

This fee will be collected in September and the shirts distributed at the end of April in time for the Apple Blossom parade.  Each swimmer on the team will be given a shirt which is to be worn for parade activities and team photos.

Multi-Swimmer Discount

We offer multi-swimmer discounts to swim families who have more than one swimmer on the team.  This discount applies to immediate family members only. Your most senior-level swimmer will pay full price dues.  The second swimmer receives a 10% discount, the 3rd a 15% discount, the 4th a 20% discount, and if you have 5 or more swimmers in your immediate family, the 5th, 6th, etc. swimmer will swim dues free.  The discount only applies to DUES and does not include registration fees, meet fees, fundraising requirements, or other incidental fees charged to team accounts.

Dues/Training Fees

Monthly Dues

1st Swimmer

Monthly Dues 2nd Swimmer

Monthly Dues 3rd Swimmer

Monthly Dues 4th Swimmer

Monthly Dues for 5th, 6th, etc Swimmer

$80

$72

$68

$64

FREE

 

COMPETITIVE GROUPS (BARRACUDA, PIRANHA, SHARK, WAHOO) INFORMATION AND FEES

Annual Per Swimmer Fees - All Competitive Groups

Fee

Billed in

Amount

Comment

USA Swimming Registration *

September (or first month)

$77

Required by USA Swimming

Sponsor Shirt/Parade Shirt

September (or first month)

$15

This fee will be collected in September and the shirts distributed at the end of April in time for the Apple Blossom parade.  Each swimmer on the team will be given a shirt which is to be worn for parade activities and team photos.

Hospitality Fee

September (or first month)

$30

This fee is to help offset the cost of hospitality food for home meets

Dues Offset (Fundraising) **

June

$250

This is a per swimmer charge that can be reduced via fundraising or choosing higher monthly dues. 

* Registration Fee: Starting May 1 we will offer seasonal registration. The seasonal registration fee is $58 ($38 USA Swimming, $20 hospitality fee). Any swimmer registering between May 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020 will be eligible to register with the team at this reduced fee. 

**Dues Offset (Fundraising):  The required dues offset can be paid use one or a combination of the following ways:  Contributions to our annual Swim-a-Thon which takes place in late April, corporate sponsorship(s), and/or Scrip.  You can also choose to opt-out of the dues offset fee by paying higher monthly dues.

Multi-Swimmer Discount

We offer multi-swimmer discounts to swim families who have more than one swimmer on the team.  This discount applies to immediate family members only. Your most senior-level swimmer will pay full price dues.  The second swimmer receives a 10% discount, the 3rd a 15% discount, the 4th a 20% discount, and if you have 5 or more swimmers in your immediate family, the 5th, 6th, etc. swimmer will swim dues free.  The discount only applies to DUES and does not include registration fees, meet fees, fundraising requirements, or other incidental fees charged to team accounts.

 

Training Fees - All Competitive Groups

Practice Group

Installment *

Seasonal Athlete **

(No Fundraising)

Up-Front 5% Discount

(Paid in September) ***

Wahoo****

1st Swimmer: $147

2nd Swimmer: $132.30

3rd Swimmer: $124.95

4th Swimmer: $117.60

5th, 6th, etc: FREE

1st Swimmer: $197

2nd Swimmer: $177.30

3rd Swimmer: $167.45

4th Swimmer: $157.60

5th, 6th, etc: FREE

Not Applicable

Shark

1st Swimmer: $132

2nd Swimmer: $118.80

3rd Swimmer: $112.20

4th Swimmer: $105.60

5th, 6th, etc: FREE

1st Swimmer: $182

2nd Swimmer: $163.80

3rd Swimmer: $154.70

4th Swimmer: $145.60

5th, 6th, etc: FREE

1st Swimmer: $1379.40

2nd Swimmer: $1306.80

3rd Swimmer: $1234.20

4th Swimmer: $1161.60

5th, 6th, etc: FREE

Piranha

1st Swimmer: $88

2nd Swimmer: $79.20

3rd Swimmer: $74.80

4th Swimmer: $70.40

5th, 6th, etc: FREE

1st Swimmer: $138

2nd Swimmer: $124.20

3rd Swimmer: $117.30

4th Swimmer: $110.40

5th, 6th, etc: FREE

1st Swimmer: $919.60

2nd Swimmer: $871.20

3rd Swimmer: $822.80

4th Swimmer: $774.40

5th, 6th, etc: FREE

Barracuda

1st Swimmer: $77

2nd Swimmer: $69.30

3rd Swimmer: $65.45

4th Swimmer: $61.60

5th, 6th, etc: FREE

1st Swimmer: $127

2nd Swimmer: $114.30

3rd Swimmer: $107.95

4th Swimmer: $101.60

5th, 6th, etc: FREE

1st Swimmer: $804.65

2nd Swimmer: $762.30

3rd Swimmer: $719.95

4th Swimmer: $677.60

5th, 6th, etc: FREE

* Installment: August is the ONLY dues-free month for these athletes.  By choosing this option you are committed to making 11 installment payments (September - July) towards your yearly dues. If your swimmer decides to leave the team before July 31, 2020, your account will be charged the $250 fundraising fee or the difference between the installment fee and seasonal fee for the months your swimmer is in the water, whichever is smaller.  You may choose this option if you are registering between September 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020. Swimmers registering on or AFTER January 1, 2020 must register as seasonal athletes. NOTE: Wahoo/high school athletes make 9 installment payments, instead of 11 as they do not pay dues during their high school season. 

** Seasonal Athlete:  Velocity welcomes swimmers who can’t commit to year-round swimming. Pool space usage and coaching fees can vary significantly due to fluctuations of number of swimmers in the water each month. In order to offer the No Fundraising/Seasonal Athlete option, the team assumes financial risk/uncertainty. To compensate for that risk, these fees are higher. The additional amount per month is meant to cover that risk, as well as the swimmer’s fundraising requirement. Email the billing department (billing@velocity-swimming.com) by the 20th of the prior month to request to move your swimmer in or out of the water. Please note: due to our success and increased number of swimmers, seasonal swimmers may need their return to the pool approved by the head coach. This is especially true at the conclusion of the boys high school season in February when our numbers are at maximum capacity, and we have facility limitations.   Swimmers registering on or AFTER January 1, 2020 must register as seasonal athletes.

*** Up-front 5% Discount: This payment, once made, is only subject to refund by the membership appeal process outlined within this membership agreement.

**** High School Athletes:  If you are a high school swimmer, participating on your high school team, you may take an additional two months off, dues free.  The months are predetermined. Female athletes receive September and October dues free, male athletes receive December and January dues free. High school athletes are encouraged to continue to participate with the team during their high school season as long as they have paid their yearly registration fees.  High school athletes who have paid on the installment plan and have swam the other 9 months of the year will also receive August dues free.

 

Other Charges/Fees - ALL PRE-COMP AND COMPETITIVE GROUPS

Fee

Billed in

Amount

Comment

Team Cap

Month of purchase

$10 Silicone

$12 Dome-pro

Swimmers must wear our teal swim cap when participating in meets

Team Suit

Month of purchase

$45-$65

All swimmers are required to wear Arena brand suit during meets.

Swim Meet Surcharges

Month of meet

$10 for champs meets

$25 for senior meets/regional

$100 for national meets

Helps offset the cost of sending coaches to these meets

Credit Card/ACH Convenience Fee

Every card transaction

$0.30 per transaction, plus 2.95% of the total transaction amount

If you choose to pay your bill by Credit Card or ACH transaction, your account will be billed a convenience fee to help offset merchant fees

Late Payment Fee

16th of month when account past due

$25

Please keep your account current to avoid late fee charges

Unworked volunteer hours

Month of home meet

$25 per unworked hour

Please volunteer at our home meets to avoid this charge

Missed Home Meet Fee Offset

Month of missed meet

$50 per swimmer per missed meet if family does not volunteer at the meet

Home meets generate a large portion of the income for our team.  Swimmers must attend 3 of the 4 required home meets to avoid this meet fee offset.

 

Dues Offset/Fundraising - Installment and Paid Upfront Athletes ONLY

To help keep our monthly training fees reasonable, we ask families to participate in fundraising for the team. Each non-seasonal swimmer is required to bring in a minimum of $250.  There are three types of fundraisers we currently offer:

Swim-a-thon:  Our annual swim-a-thon is held in late April.  Swimmers swim for 2 hours or 200 laps, whichever comes first.  Swimmers can collect per lap donations and/or donations for participation in the swim-a-thon.  We try to make it a fun day for the kids with music, snacks, and treats.

Corporate Sponsorships:  Do you own your own company or know someone who does?  Corporate sponsorships are a great way to fundraise for the team.  100% of the corporate money you bring in goes towards your swimmer(s) fundraising requirement.

Scrip:  Purchase gift cards from America’s most popular retailers through Great Lakes Scrip Center (GLSC) and use them for your everyday purchases.  You earn money with each gift card purchase. Scrip gift cards are the same gift cards you can purchase from the retailer. Our fundraising group does a Scrip order about once a quarter.  Watch your email, Facebook, and team website for more information on placing an order.

 

IMPORTANT BILLING INFORMATION

  • Training fees (dues) are AUTOMATICALLY charged on the 1st of each month in our online TEAMUNIFY billing system

  • Training fees (dues) are NOT prorated for partial months. You pay for the full month. No exceptions. No refunds.

  • You MUST email billing@velocity-swimming.com by the 20th of the month to notify our billing department if your swimmer will be out of the water the following month. Once dues are charged on the 1st, there will be NO refunds.

  • Payment is due by the 15th of every month

  • Late payment fee: $25.00 if payment is not postmarked by the 15th.

  • Velocity will assess a $35.00 fee for NSF checks.

  • Your invoice is available to view anytime during the month by logging onto the team website.

  • Payment can be made by setting-up AUTO PAY to draft on the 1st of each month to your checking/savings account **, or to a credit card **. You may also pay by check mailed to the team’s P.O. Box listed on our website OR dropped in the drop box at the EYAC pool lobby, or city pool Velocity shed in summer months.

  • **Convenience Fee for ACH/Credit Card Transactions:  If you pay by ACH (direct withdrawal from your checking account) or by credit card you will be charged a $0.30 per transaction fee plus 2.95% of the total transaction amount for each credit or ACH transaction.