HUDSON VALLEY DOLPHINS

2021-2022

YOUTH AGE GROUP SWIM TEAM

TRAINING GROUP FEES & DESCRIPTIONS

 

The Hudons Valley Dolphins is a competitive swim program which promotes a safe atmosphere of fun and family.  We offer training groups for swimmers of all ages and abilities and commitment levels. 

 

SWIM TEAM FEES:

The Dolphins Swim Club fee for each swimmer consists of a Registration Fee PLUS Training Group Fees.  If the swimmer participates in USA Swim Meets, there will be additional meet fees associated with each event entry.

 

REGISTRATION FEE:

Youth Swim Team

Registration Fee for Winter & Spring Seasons:  $100 per swimmer (due at Registration)

Registration Fee for Summer Season:  $55 per swimmer for New Swimmers (due at Registration)

The registration fee is a yearly one-time charge and is NOT refundable.  This fee is charged for each swimmer and covers the swimmer from when they register through the following August.  This fee registers the swimmer with USA Swimming Premium Membership (Winter & Spring Seasons) or Flex Membership (Summer Season) and provides insurance for each swimmer.  

Alumni

Registration Fee:  $78 per swimmer

Due to new SAFE SPORT and MAPP (Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy) Requirements from USA Swimming, Alumni Swimmers must be register with USA Swimming AND complete Athlete Protection Training (APT) to attend any practices with the team.   Another option is to swim with the Masters program in the mornings at the CIA.  To attend Masters practices, you must have USMS membership.  Click here for Masters info.

 

TRAINING GROUP FEES TABLE (Scroll down for Training Group Descriptions):

 

Winter Season

(Sept - March)

Spring Season

(April - June)

Summer Season

(July - August)

INTRO

Not Offered at this time Not Offer at this time Not offered at this time
BRONZE $860

New Swimmer: $325

Returning Swimmer: $225

$200

(Boogie Board Group)

IRON $935

New Swimmer: $350

Returning Swimmer: $250

$275

(Beach Ball Group)

STEEL $935

New Swimmer $350

Returning Swimmer: $250

$275

(Beach Ball Group)

SILVER $1,050

New Swimmer: $400

Returning Swimmer: $300

$275

(Beach Ball Group)

GOLD $1,250

New Swimmer: $450

Returning Swimmer: $325

$350

(Flip Flop Group)

ALUMNI NA NA

$200

(Combined w/ Flip Flops)

 

REFUND POLICY:
 
The payment policy of the Dolphins Swim Club of the Hudson Valley, Inc. is such that there is no refund of any kind available for any reason.  The reason for this policy is that the team has certain fixed costs which do not change and are based on a certain team size at the beginning of the season.  If your swimmer leaves the team, the costs to operate the team do not change.  In addition to the refund policy, the team reserves the right to terminate any swimmer from the team due to non-payment according to terms. 

 

TRAINING GROUP DESCRIPTIONS:

Intro to Dolphins:

Registration Fee: NOT BEING OFFERED AT THIS TIME

Training Group Fee Options:        

1) Full Year (September through July):    

2) Winter Season (September to March):

3) Spring Season  (April through July):   

Description:                                                                        

The "Intro to Dolphins" program is designed to give an introduction to competitive swimming and to bridge the gap between lessons and a competitive swimming environment.  Our focus is to teach basic stroke techniques and give a foundation to competitive swimming skills such as racing and lane etiquette. 

Coaches will make an assessment after each month to determine if swimmers are ready to move to the Bronze training group.  If so, swimmers will have the option of joining the Bronze group at a pro-rated cost.

Commitment level:  Low

Attendance Expectation: 2 sessions per week

Swim Meets: 

Team Meets: Optional          

USA Swimming:  Not Offered

 

Bronze:

Registration Fee for Winter & Spring Seasons:  $100 per swimmer (due at Registration)

Registration Fee for Summer Season:  $55 per swimmer for New Swimmers (due at Registration / US Swimming Flex Membership)

Training Group Fee Options:        

1) Full Year (September through TBD):   $NA   

2) Winter Season (September to March):  $860    

3) Spring Season  (TBD):     $NA

4) Summer Season (Boogie Boards Group): $200 (due at Registration)

Description:                                                                 

The Bronze group is for our beginner and intermediate swimmers (mainly ages up to 12 years old), focused on stroke mechanics and laying the foundation to begin a lifelong sport and advance through the ranks.

Commitment level:  Low to Moderate

Attendance Expectation: 2-3 training sessions per week. (3 maximum)

Swim Meet Participation:                                                                                                                     

Team Meets:  Required         

USA Swimming:  Optional

Pre-requisite: Must be able to complete a 50-yard swim without stopping and swim competently in Freestyle, Backstroke, and Breaststroke and have approval of Head Coach & Training Group Coach

 

IRON:

Registration Fee for Winter & Spring Seasons:  $100 per swimmer (due at Registration)

Registration Fee for Summer Season:  $55 per swimmer for New Swimmers (due at Registration / US Swimming Flex Membership)

Training Group Fee Options:                

1) Full Year (September through TBD):     $NA         

2) Winter Season (September to March):  $935        

3) Spring Season  (TBD):     $NA

4) Summer Season (Beach Ball Group):  $275 (due at Registration / Group combined with Steel & Silver swimmers)

Description:           

The Iron Group is for swimmers (mainly ages 11 to 14) to improve technique and endurance with a path to transition over to the Silver and/or Gold training group.

Commitment level: Any

Equipment Needed:  Fins and Pull Buoy along with a Mesh Bag for carrying

Attendance Expectation: Three training sessions per week

Swim Meets Participation:       

Team Meets:  Required                

USA Swimming:  Optional      

 

STEEL:

Registration Fee for Winter & Spring Seasons:  $100 per swimmer (due at Registration)

Registration Fee for Summer Season:  $55 per swimmer for New Swimmers (due at Registration / US Swimming Flex Membership)

Training Group Fee Options:                

1) Full Year (September through TBD):     $NA         

2) Winter Season (September to March):  $935        

3) Spring Season  (TBD):     $NA

4) Summer Season (Beach Ball Group):  $275 (Due at Registration / Group combined with Iron & Silver swimmers)

Description:           

The Steel Group is for swimmers (mainly ages 13 to 18) to improve technique and endurance with a path to transition over to the Gold training group.

Commitment level: Any

Equipment Needed:  Fins, Pull Buoy,  Stroke (hand) Paddles and Swimmer's Snorkel along with a Mesh Bag for carrying

Attendance Expectation: Three training sessions per week

Swim Meets Participation:       

Team Meets:  Required                

USA Swimming:  Optional     

 

Silver:

Registration Fee for Winter & Spring Seasons:  $100 per swimmer (due at Registration)

Registration Fee for Summer Season:  $55 per swimmer for New Swimmers (due at Registration / US Swimming Flex Membership)

Training Group Fee Options:     

1) Full Year (September through TBD):  $NA

2) Winter Season (September to March):  $1,050

3) Spring Season  (TBD):     $NA

4) Summer Season (Beach Ball Group):  $275 (Due at Registration / Group combined with Iron & Steel swimmers)

Description:           

The Silver group is for swimmers (mainly ages 11 through 14) to move into a higher level of competition.  This group emphasizes high proficiency in stroke mechanics, aerobic endurance, and sprint capacity along with race strategy and introduction to leadership and dedication.

Commitment level: Moderate to High

Equipment Needed: 

Fins, Swimmer's Snorkel, Pull Buoy, Kick Board and Stroke (hand) Paddles are required along with Mesh bag to carry equipment

Attendance Expectation: Minimum 3 sessions per week

Swim Meets Participation:       

Team Meets:  Required                    

USA Swimming:  Required

Pre-requisite: Expected to be able to swim all strokes competently, ability to complete a 200 IM and to swim consistently at a high intensity and have approval by Head Coach & Training Group Coach

 

Gold:

Registration Fee for Winter & Spring Seasons:  $100 per swimmer (due at Registration)

Registration Fee for Summer Season:  $55 per swimmer for New Swimmers (due at Registration / US Swimming Flex Membership)

Training Group Fee Options:     

1) Full Year (September through TBD):     $NA

2) Winter Season (September to March):  $1,250      

3) Spring Season  (TBD):     $NA

4) Summer Season (Flip Flops Group):  $350 (due at Registration)

Description:      

The Gold group is for swimmers (mainly ages 14+) whose primary athletic focus is swimming. This group has an emphasis on team leadership and competition.  For older athletes whose primary athletic focus is swimming. This group has an emphasis on team leadership and competition.

Commitment level: High

Equipment Needed:         

Fins, Swimmer's Snorkel, Pull Buoy, Kick Board and Hand Paddles are required along with Mesh bag to carry equipment

Swim Meets Participation:         

Team Meets:  Required             

USA Swimming:  Required

Attendance Expectation: 5 training sessions per week

Pre-requisite:  Gold Enrollment must be approved by the Head Coach and Training Group Coach

 

Alumni (ages 19-23):

Registration Fee:    $78 per swimmer (due at Registration)

Description:     

Due to new SAFE SPORT and MAPP (Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy) Requirements from USA Swimming, Alumni Swimmers must be registered with USA Swimming AND complete Athlete Protection Training (APT) to attend any practices with the team.

During college breaks, Alumni are welcome to join the Gold training group practices as long as they have a current U.S.A. Swimming membership AND have completed Athlete Protection Training (APT). 

Training Group Fee Options:     

1) Summer Season (Flip Flops Group):   $200 (Due at Registration / Group combined with the Gold)