Team Membership Fees


CIA dues must be paid prior to participation in CIA activities. Any swimmer that participates in a meet or practices in August or March will be charged half month dues for that month. The required payment method is website autopay (credit card or bank draft).  Auto pay is required for all families. On the 1st of each month, you will receive an electronic invoice with dues for the upcoming month plus any unpaid fees.  Payment is considered late after the 20th of the following month. Swimmers without a paid USA Swimming registration are prohibited from entering the water for insurance purposes. 

Credit Card Processing Fee - All accounts that have their billing set to charge to a credit card will be charged a 30-cent transaction fee and a 2.95% processing fee at billing time on the 1st of the month or if an On-Demand payment is processed during the month. There will not be a fee charged for using ACH.

Family Discount - Families with three or more swimmers receive a discount on their swimmer dues. The registration fee for the third swimmer and additional swimmers beyond three is reduced by 50%. This reduction applies to the swimmer(s) with the least expensive dues.

Financial Assistance - CIA tries to assist families with financial needs.  However, limited funds are available. For additional details, please contact either the club registrar ([email protected]), or the CIA board president.

Central Iowa Aquatics Registration Policy

Central Iowa Aquatics offers a comprehensive training program for all swimmers from those just out of swimming lessons through high school and college swimmers. Swimmers may join the team at any time during the year and training groups are available that fit the needs and abilities of each swimmer. Annual USA Swimming registration is required for all swimmer in our program.

The cost of CIA membership is outlined above and is based upon the swim group the swimmer is assigned to by the Coaching Staff.  As a courtesy and convenience to members, membership dues are assessed monthly.  However, registering to be a member of CIA is considered a commitment to pay monthly membership dues for the entire swim season (short course or long course). High school swimmers will have their membership dues adjusted during the short course season based on their high school season schedule but are required to return after the high school season for the remainder of the short course season. The crediting of swimmer membership dues is only offered if the Extended Medical Leave Policy is applied. Other exceptions for waiving the requirement to pay the full seasonal commitment of membership dues will only be made in rare unforeseen circumstances.  A detailed written explanation must be provided to the board for justification and monthly dues will only be waived if approved during the next scheduled board meeting.  Vacation time or participation in other activities are not considered valid exceptions. If you have questions, please contact the Coaching Staff or Team Registrar.

CIA Registration Fees are applied at registration for all groups except the Intro and Supplemental group for both the short course and long course season. At the time of registration, a credit card payment including up to three charges is required for each swimmer:

  • USA Registration Fee– Paid once annually. Swimmers that do not have a current USA Swimming registration are strictly prohibited from entering the water for insurance purposes. This fee is non-refundable.
  • CIA Registration Fee – This fee is charged at registration for both the Short Course Season and the Long Course Season and is used to cover various administrative costs the club incurs during the registration process. This fee is non-refundable.  This fee is not applied if the swimmer is a member of the Intro or Supplemental swim group.
  • First Month of Membership Dues – Amount varies based on the swim group and day of the month the swimmer joins. Swimmers are assigned to a swim group by the Coaching Staff.

The required payment method is autopay either by credit card or bank draft. Typically, members receive an electronic invoice via email with dues for the upcoming month and any unpaid fees during the last week of the month. Payments are drafted on the 1st day of the month or within a few days after. Payment is considered late after the 15th of each month and if arrangements for payment have not been made all activities could be suspended until payment is received. Current annual fees and seasonal monthly membership dues for each swim group can be found on the CIA TeamUnify website. CIA does charge a credit card processing fee and also offers a family discount. In addition, financial assistance may be available for families who qualify.  Please see below for details on these policies.   If you have questions, please contact the Team Registrar.

  • Credit Card Processing Fee - All accounts that have their billing set to charge to a credit card will be charged a 30-cent transaction fee and a 2.95% processing fee at billing time on the 1st of the month or if an On-Demand payment is processed during the month. There will not be a fee charged for using ACH / bank card.
  • Family Discount - Families with three or more swimmers will receive a discount on their swimmer membership dues. The registration fee for the third swimmer and additional swimmers beyond three is reduced by 50%. This reduction applies to the swimmer(s) with the least expensive membership dues.
  • Financial Assistance - CIA aims to assist families with financial needs when possible.  However, limited funds are available. For additional details please contact either the Team Registrar or the Board President for more information.

 

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