Annual Fees:

BWST Swimmer Registration Fee: $80 - This is an annual fee paid to the Y for membership on the team and must be paid at the time of registration. It includes two caps, and in conjunction with holding a membership, helps to cover the cost of registering athletes as a Y swimmer as well.

USA Swimming Registration Fee: $72 - This is an annual fee paid to USA Swimming that allows swimmers to compete in USA sanctioned swim meets and must be paid at the time of registration. BWST submits registrations at the beginning of each short course season for all active members of the team. If you feel you do not need to pay this fee, please contact the Director with questions.

Practice Fees:

Fees are drafted on the 15th of every month or paid out right at the start of the season. Fees are broken down over a 4 month period. Winter 1 Runs from August through November, Winter 2 runs from December through March, and Summer Session runs from April through July. The fee varies by practice group based on pool time & practice hours. High School aged athletes that compete for their school will register only for the winter session that they will participate in but are eligible to swim with the team when able during both winter sessions. HS athletes are asked to register for their session before the start of the Winter I session.

Monsoon Practice Fees – W $225; S $240

Typhoon Practice Fees – W $245; S $260

Hurricane Practice Fees – W $282; S $300

Orange Practice Fees – W $282; S $300

Blue Practice Fees – W $338; S $360

Senior Practice Fees – W $358; S $380

W = Winter I & Winter II;  S = Summer

YMCA Membership Fee:

This is a monthly or annual fee paid to the Y. All swimmers must be full program Y members in order to compete in Y dual, area and district meets.

Meet Fees:

Meet fees will be billed approximately monthly and will require members to visit or call the welcome center at the Platte County Community Center North (Platte City) YMCA. Fees must be paid within two weeks of posting or will incur a $10 late fee. Fees must be paid to register for a new season. Any outstanding fees at the end of the season will be billed to the card on file with a $10 late fee. Current meet fees can be found here.

Financial Assistance & Discounts:

Blue Wave as a YMCA program has the incredible opportunity to offer financial assistance (FA) to our members for both their practice fees and memberships. Families with multiple swimmers are also eligible for multiple swimmer or sibling discounts. Only one discount may be applied to Blue Wave Fees.

Financial Assistance: Financial Assistance is available for practice fees and memberships. Assistance is need based and is based on income and number of family members. Need is reassessed every 6 months. Financial assistance can be applied for through USA swimming to help with the USA Registration Fees.

HS Swimmers: HS Swimmers that compete on a team over the winter only pay for the session when they are not in HS season. During the other session, they are allowed to practice with the team as needed or allowed by their HS team.

Sibling Discount: If you have more than one child participating, you receive a 10% discount on your second child and beyond. This discount only applies to practice fees.

College Athletes: College athletes returning for the summer that swam with us for at least a year through their Senior Year of HS will be eligible to swim with the team through the summer with payment of or a current USA registration and payment of the Team Registration Fee.

Fundraising Requirements:

All swimmers will be required to raise or pay $125 to help the team meet its annual fundraising goals once per seasonal year (September- August) by the end of their first session with the team. There will be a maximum of $250 per family. These fees can be raised through our Swim-A-Thon in October, through obtaining a corporate sponsorship through their place of employment or another local business, by making a donation to the Y Annual Campaign with the amount supporting the Blue Wave Swim Team at registration, or through other announced team fundraising opportunities. Athletes that register after the Winter I session each year will not have the option to raise money through the Swim-A-Thon but may solicit or make a donation(s) for the Y Annual Campaign with the amount supporting the Blue Wave Swim Team or through other announced team fundraising opportunities. All donations to the Team and the Y are tax deductible. Donations to the team help us to continue to provide swimming as a sport to anyone in our community regardless of their financial circumstance.