NDAC FEES + POLICIES

2019-2020 SEASON

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NDAC Short Course Season runs from September through March (Short Course Meets take place in 25 yard pools).

NDAC Long Course Season runs from April through June / July (Long Course Meets take place in 50 meter pools).

The exact last day of practice for each season depends on which Championship Meet(s) your child is swimming.

During Registration for Short Course Season, you have the option to register for only Short Course Season or for Full Year Registration (both Short and Long Course Seasons).

Full Year Registration guarantees your swimmer a spot during Long Course Season and ensures that your swimmer is entered in Long Course Meets (which fill up quickly). Full-Year Registration also offers savings on Swimmer Registration Fees.

Returning NDAC Swimmers:
Unless you were told otherwise by your coach, please register your child for the group they were in last year. Adjustments and changes in group placement will be made during the first weeks of the season.

Swimmers New to NDAC:
Click Here to send an email request for more information or to schedule a swimming evaluation / try-out.

Click on our Practice Groups page for guidelines on NDAC's Practice Groups.


NDAC FEES
2019-2020 SEASON

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SWIMMER REGISTRATION FEES - SHORT COURSE SEASON ONLY:

Group 1 - $600

Group 2 - $725

Group 3 - $825

Group 4 - $950

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SWIMMER REGISTRATION FEES - FULL YEAR (BOTH SC & LC SEASONS):

Group 1 - $800

Group 2 - $925

Group 3 - $1,150

Group 4 - $1,275

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ADDITIONAL FEES for Groups 1,2,3 and 4 (Due at Registration):

$80 per Swimmer - USA Swimming Yearly Membership Fee - All NDAC swimmers MUST be USA Swimming Members

$50 per Family - Concession / Hospitality Fee

$125 per Swimmer - Strength Training (SC Season) - Group 4 Only (Optional)

$200 per Swimmer - Strength Training (Full Year) - Group 4 Only (Optional)

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DISCOUNTS (Available for Groups 1-4):

$35 per Swimmer - Early Bird Discount if you register before August 1st.        

$50 Sibling Discount - For each swimmer after your first.

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LONG COURSE SEASON ADD-ON:
If you register for SC Season only, you will be given an opportunity to register for the LC Season (depending on availability) early in 2020. New Swimmers may also join NDAC for the Long Course Season.

$250 - Groups 1 + 2 (LC Only)

$425 - Groups 3 + 4 (LC Only)

$100 per Swimmer - Strength Training (LC Season) - Group 4 Only (Optional)

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PRE-TEAM:
NDAC will run 2 Pre-Team Sessions in Fall 2019. There will also be a Pre-Team Session in Spring 2020.

Fall Pre-Team Session 1 - September 16 to October 23 (2 days per week for 6 weeks, 12 practices total)
Fall Pre-Team Session 2 - November 4 to December 11 (2 days per week for 6 weeks, 12 practices total)

$160 - Per Pre-Team Session (includes an Introductory Membership to USA Swimming)
Pre-Team Sessions are not eligible for Sibling Discount or Early Bird Discount

The goal of Pre-Team is to prepare swimmers for Group 1. Advancement from Pre-Team to Group 1 is determined by NDAC Coaches based on age and swim level guidelines. Swimmers may participate in a limited number of consecutive Pre-Team sessions if they are not yet ready to advance to Group 1. Swimmers moving from Pre-Team to Group 1 mid-season will be credited the Pre-Team fee and pay a prorated Group 1 fee.

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NDAC ALUMNI:
NDAC Alumni who are USA Swimming Members can swim during NDAC Group 4 Practices free-of-charge.
Please register as an NDAC Alumni. USA Swimming Yearly Membership Fee - $80 per Swimmer.


NDAC PAYMENT PLAN

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To make it easier for families to budget NDAC Swimmer Registration Fees, we offer a Payment Plan with monthly installments.

There is a $20 service charge should you choose the Payment Plan.

A valid credit or debit card must be kept on file.

At Registration you will be required to pay an Initial Payment (Approximately 40%) of NDAC Swimmer Registration Fees.

The balance of your NDAC Swimmer Registration Fees will be divided into monthly installments.

The credit or debit card on file will be automatically charged on the 1st of each month starting October 1st until paid in full.

Please see chart below for exact payment schedules for each Group.

The Payment Plan is for Groups 1-4 NDAC Swimmer Registration Fees only. Please read above regarding Additional Fees due at Registration.


NDAC SWIMMER REGISTRATION FEE
PAYMENT PLAN SCHEDULES

GROUP

SWIMMER
REGISTRATION FEE

Includes $20 Service Fee
for Payment Plan

INITIAL
PAYMENT

DUE
10/1

DUE
11/1

DUE
12/1

DUE
1/1

GROUP 1
SC Only

$620

$230

$130

$130

$130

GROUP 1
Full Year

$820

$280

$135

$135

$135

$135

GROUP 2
SC Only

$745

$295

$150

$150

$150

GROUP 2
Full Year

$945

$325

$155

$155

$155

$155

GROUP 3
SC Only

$845

$335

$170

$170

$170

GROUP 3
Full Year

$1,170

$410

$190

$190

$190

$190

GROUP 4
SC Only

$970

$385

$195

$195

$195

GROUP 4
Full Year

$1,295

$515

$195

$195

$195

$195


NDAC REFUND POLICY

Email NDAC's Treasurer treasurer@ndac.us to cancel your membership in writing.

If you withdraw prior to September 1, 2019:
NDAC will give a full refund of payments minus a $50 service charge.

If you withdraw before the end of the 2nd week of practice (September 20, 2019):
NDAC will give a refund minus $130 ($50 service charge and $80 USA Swimming Registration Fee). The USA Swimming Registration Fee is paid by NDAC to USA Swimming for all of our swimmers prior to the first day of practice. All NDAC members (swimmers, coaches, officials) must be registered members of USA Swimming.

After the 2nd full week of practice:
If you are on the NDAC Payment Plan, no refunds will be given on payments already made. Future payments beyond the date of withdrawal will be waived.

If you paid in full at the time of Registration, fees to be refunded will be based on the date of withdrawal and calculated as if you were on the Payment Plan.

Full Year Program Only:
After September 20, we will refund $200 for Groups 1/2 and $325 for Groups 3/4 if your cancellation request is received before the end of March.

The Strength Training Fee is non-refundable after September 20.  If you registered for the Full-Year Strength Training program, $75 will be refunded for cancellation requests that are received October through March, and you can continue Strength Training through the end of Short Course Season.

Refunds will be issued within 2 weeks of receiving your cancellation request. Remember, your cancellation request must be in writing.

Please note that orders for NDAC Merchandise or Swim Caps are non-refundable. All outstanding fees and charges on your account will be deducted from any refunds or credits you are due.

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SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE REFUNDS

NDAC's Parent Board will review requests for Special Circumstance Refunds on a case-by-case basis. Families must provide documentation to support a Special Circumstance Refund. These requests must be made in writing, either emailed to treasurer@ndac.us or on paper and given directly to the Head Coach, the Board President or Treasurer. Generally any Special Circumstance Refunds will be issued as an account credit towards the following NDAC Season.


LATE PAYMENT POLICY

The credit or debit card that you have on file will be automatically charged on the 1st of each month for any payment plan installment or meet entry fees that are due.  As long as you maintain a valid credit or debit card on file, your payments will never be late.

You will not be able to register for swim meets unless you have a valid credit or debit card on file.

You will receive an email if your credit or debit card is denied when automatic payments on the 1st of the month are processed. You have until the 15th of the month to resolve it. Accounts must be current by the 15th of the month or you will be charged a $5 late fee.

If your account is delinquent/unpaid a 2nd time during the season, a late fee of $25 will be charged. If your account is unpaid a 3rd time during the season, the late fee is $50, for the 4th time the fee is $75 (and so on).

Please maintain a valid credit or debit card on file to avoid paying late fees.


NDAC PARENT WORK REQUIREMENTS

NDAC recognizes that families are incredibly busy and we try to keep mandatory participation requirements for our fundraising efforts to a minimum.

Please keep in mind that our fundraisers are what allow us to offer the lowest swimming fees possible. Successful fundraisers benefit everyone. It is important that all NDAC families contribute to these efforts.

Our two main fundraisers that require mandatory participation are:

  • NDAC WINTER FESTIVAL INVITATIONAL SWIM MEET
    NDAC's own Invitational is held every year, usually the first weekend in January (please plan accordingly).

    Winterfestival is both Saturday and Sunday, 2 sessions each day (4 sessions total).
    We cannot host a successful meet without ALL NDAC parents doing their part.
    Families are required to volunteer for a minimum of 2 sessions during the course of the swim meet.
    Those who do not volunteer will be charged $100 for each session not worked.

     
  • NDAC SWIM-A-THON
    Held every other year (in the Fall of even-numbered years).  Swim-a-Thon is a fun, team-wide, one-night fundraising event. NDAC Swimmers collect pledges and donations for the laps they swim. Suggested individual and team pledge goals will be communicated. Lap goals for swimmers will be set for each Group.

In addition to Winter Festival, NDAC also hosts a few Invitational and Dual Meets at Bard each SC Season. These meets are one session long. Our swim meets are run completely by parent volunteers. We ask that each family provide one worker for each NDAC-hosted meet. The jobs will be available as part of the meet information on the Meets page. There are many ways in which you can help. We look forward to everyone participating in the NDAC family!


ADDITIONAL NDAC POLICIES, WAIVERS AND AGREEMENTS

All NDAC Swimmers and Families must read and agree to follow NDAC's policies, guidelines and agreements at all times.

NDAC Waivers and Agreements must be electronically signed as part of the Registration process.

Please review these policies and discuss them with your swimmer(s).

NDAC Parent Work Requirements Agreement

NDAC Code of Conduct - Parents and Swimmers

NDAC Photography Policy Consent Form

NDAC Medical Waiver

NDAC Liability Waiver

Bard College Facility Guidelines

NDAC MAAPP ACKNOWLEDGMENT

NDAC MAAPP ACKNOWLEDGMENT is a required Agreement to complete NDAC's Registration Process.

NDAC Registrants must acknowledge their understanding and commitment that ALL Swimmers and Parents/Guardians associated with their family's NDAC Membership MUST review and agree to the full USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP).

An electronic signature of this acknowledgment is a requirement of membership in Northern Dutchess Aquatic Club and USA Swimming.

In addition to the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy, Safe Sport recommends that all USA Swimming member clubs have the following policies in place:

All NDAC Swimmers, Parents/Legal Guardians and Coaches should familiarize themselves with and follow these guidelines, policies and codes of conduct. Please review these policies and discuss them with your swimmer(s).

Click any purple title to see PDFs or links

NDAC Code of Conduct - Coaches

NDAC Action Plan to Address Bullying


USA SWIMMING SAFE SPORT

NDAC is very proud to have acheived USA Swimming Safe Sport Recognized Club status.

Safe Sport is USA Swimming's comprehensive abuse prevention program.

Find more information about Safe Sport here:

NDAC Safe Sport