Blazing Barracudas 2022-23 Fee Information

The 2022-2023 BBA swim year runs from September 1, 2022 to August 1, 2023. BBA Coaching Fees are paid online on the first of each month.  The Monthly Fees are as follows:

Group Name

Monthly Payments

2022-23

Payment per month

Beginner 1

$100

Beginner 2

$115

Age Group 1           

$125

Age Group 2

$140

Pre-Senior

$155

Senior

$175

College

$300/summer

 

All swimmers will pay the $145 yearly registration fee and a $205 initial payment.  These fees are due upon registration.  Payment plans are available for initial payments upon request.  Please contact Sarah Tobin at [email protected] if needed.

There will be an additional fee for swimmers who attend Long Course practice at CSU from April – July.

Fee Descriptions:

  • Registration Fee: This fee covers USA Swimming memberships & Lake Erie Registrations.  This fee also includes a team t-shirt and 2 silicone caps.  This fee is applicable per swimmer. This fee is non-refundable and is due at the time of registration.
  • Initial Payment:  The initial payment is $205 per swimmer and is due at the time of registration and is used for pool rental.
  • Monthly Dues: The monthly fees generally cover costs such as coach and staff salaries and any team supplies. Monthly fees will be billed on the 1st of the month and may also include any applicable non-recurring fees.  Monthly dues will begin October 1st
  • Non-Recurring Fees: This fee would include meet fees, equipment or apparel fees. These fees will vary by group placement and meets attended. These fees are billed monthly on the first of the month via the credit card or checking account on file through the Barracudas website.  Each local meet includes a $5 BBA surcharge per swimmer.  Championship meets includes a $10 BBA surcharge per swimmer. Travel meets outside the district include a $20 BBA surcharge per swimmer. Swimmers will not be permitted to register for meets if their account is not current.
  • Late Fees: Any payments that are not completed by the 15th of the month will incur a $10 late fee per month.
  • Delinquent Fees:  A $10 fee will be assessed anytime your payment is declined. Example:  insufficient funds, invalid credit card number or expiration date, or self-chosen declined payment, etc.  BBA is charged every time a credit card is processed, regardless of if the payment goes through. In an effort to reduce the number of transactions. Please make sure your credit card is always current in the system.

Standard Information:

  • All members are required to have a Visa, Mastercard, or Discover credit card or checking account on file through the Barracudas website. Failure to maintain this information will result in failed payments and late fees.
  • Any accounts that are more than 30 days overdue will be contacted for a resolution. Any accounts that are 60 days past due will not be permitted to participate in practices, meets, or team programming.
  • All fees are billed on the 1st of the month through the Barracudas website via the credit card or checking account on file.
  • Monthly fees will not be prorated.
  • Families may stop monthly dues at any time with written notice by the 15th of the month to [email protected] with their coach copied. Should a family suspend payments and return in the same season, a $25 reactivation fee will be assessed. A minimum of 5 monthly installments must be made before an account is able to be suspended or the balance will be due at the time of account suspension.
  • If a swimmer changes practice groups by the recommendations of the coaching staff, the monthly installments will be adjusted to the new fees.

Discounts:

  • Multi-Swimmer Discounts: A 5% discount will be applied for multiple swimmers. This discount is not available for the Collegiate Swimmer option.

Financial Aid:

  • Barracudas Financial Aid: Financial Aid for the Barracudas is applicable to dues only. Meet fees and expenses do not have the ability to be discounted. Financial Aid is based on merit and need. It is applicable for one year and will require reapplication if needed again. Families that are seeking financial aid must be in good standing with the club, team policies, and any required volunteer hours. All information is kept confidential. Families in need of financial aid should complete the LESI financial aid application below and submit to [email protected] for processing and review.
  • LESI Financial Aid:  The Elaine Miller Fund supports funding to Lake Erie Swimmers who would otherwise not be able to continue in competitive swimming or to attend swimming events. Click here to learn more about the Elaine Miller Fund/Application.  Once an application is completed, please send to [email protected] for processing.

Other Important Information           

  • BBA relies heavily on parent workers to provide your child with a great swimming experience. Our new Service Policy is intended to fairly distribute the work and communicate how we would like our families to be involved in our competitive USA Swiming.  To review our Service Policy, click the Parent Tab/Policies.