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Wenatchee, WA 98807

2020-2021 Dues & Fees

Annual Per Swimmer Fees

Fee

Group(s)

Billed in

Amount

Comment

USA Swimming Flex Registration

MINNOW ONLY

Minnow

September (or first month)

$15

Required by USA Swimming, 2 swim meets maximum per swim year allowed

USA Swimming Year Round Registration


 

Barracuda

Piranha

Shark

Wahoo

September (or month of registration new swimmers only)

$79

Required by USA Swimming, no limit on swim meet attendance

Velocity Administrative Fee

All Groups

September (or month of registration new swimmers only)

$21

Velocity administrative fee used to help offset administrative costs of the team

Hospitality Fee

Barracuda

Piranha

Shark

Wahoo

Month of Home Meet

$5-$10

Hospitality Fees will be billed to your account the month of a home meet.  Short course meets will have hospitality fees of $5.00 per swimmer/per meet. Long course meets will have hospitality fees of $10 per swimmer/per meet.

Dues Offset (Fundraising) 

Barracuda

Piranha

Shark

Wahoo

June

$250

This is a per swimmer charge that can be reduced via fundraising.

Late Registration Fee

Barracuda

Piranha

Shark

Wahoo

Returning swimmers registering after September 30, 2020

$200

Returning swimmers are expected to register at the beginning of the new swim year (September 2020).  A late registration fee will be charged to any returning swimmers who do not register during the month of September.

 

Monthly Training Fees

Training fees for each group are outlined in the table below.  Training fees are charged to your account on the first of the month and are due by the 15th of the month. 

 

Practice Group

Monthly Dues 

Maintenance Fee **

Wahoo

$160

$50

Shark 

$140

$50

Piranha

$95

$50

Barracuda 

$85

$50

Minnow

$80

$50

** A maintenance fee MAY be charged to your account in the following scenario:

  • The team encounters a situation where we do not have access to a pool and can only participate in limited dryland/virtual meetings. Every registered swimmer will be placed in a maintenance hold and charged $50 per month to cover team administrative costs during the team shut down.

Training Fees: Special Cases: High School Athletes

High school athletes participating in high school swimming through their respective high school will be required to pay a $50 per month maintenance fee to the team during their high school season.  This fee will allow high school athletes the ability to attend USA Swimming sanctioned events during their high school season, will maintain their place on the team, and will allow any high school times achieved during an OBSERVED meet to be counted towards their USA Swimming times.  *** Athletes paying the maintenance fee will NOT be allowed to practice/train with the team during their high school season. *** Boys high school season is tentatively scheduled for January/February 2021.  Girls season is tentatively scheduled for March/April 2021

*** High school athletes who wish to continue to TRAIN with the team during their high school season will continue to pay their regular monthly dues and will be guaranteed pool time with the team during the high school season.  High school athletes wishing to continue their team training during high school season will have the opportunity to OPT-IN to team training on the team website in the month leading up to the start of their high school season.  OPTING-IN to training will be similar to signing up for a swim meet.  Look for an email from the HEAD COACH explaining this in more detail as we get closer to the start of high school swimming.

Training Fees: Special Cases: College Athletes

College athletes who will be attending college away from home, but who want to swim with the team during their breaks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring break) must first register with the team for the 2020-2021 swim year ($100), and provided that we have space available, may swim with the team, dues free, during their break.  Please contact Coach Mike ahead of time to make sure there is space available.

College athletes who are learning remotely and want to swim with the team will need to register with the team and pay their monthly dues, just as any other year round athlete.  If they return to school at some point, they just need to let the team know ([email protected]) and their account will be put on hold and no dues will be charged unless they return to the team full-time (such as in the summer)

College athletes who want to swim with the team in the summer of 2021 must register for the 2020-21 season and pay full dues for the months they are in the water.

Other Charges/Fees

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 suits during meets.

Swim Meet Surcharges - Please read carefully, changed for the 2020-21 season 

Month of meet

Depends on the number of swimmers attending the meet, the location of the meet, and the number of coaches attending the meet

Because of budget uncertainties caused by COVID-19, families who attend away meets (if and when those meets are available) will be billed for an equitable share of the coach's travel expenses.

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

 

Dues Offset/Fundraising

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

Swim-a-thon:  Swim-a- thon is an annual fundraising event. 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 [email protected] 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.

  • **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.