2021-2022 Bend Swim Club Fees And Obligations

Annual USA Swimming Annual Registration Fee $74

Every swimmer who practices with Bend Swim Club and/or competes in a USA Swimming sanctioned event must register with and become a member of USA Swimming. Renewable each year, the non-refundable registration fee is paid through Bend Swim Club and will be billed to your account in September 2020 or at time of initial registration. Included with this registration is excess medical accident insurance that covers the athlete at any sanctioned event or supervised practice.

Annual Bend Swim Club Registration Fee $150

There is a non-refundable registration fee for all swimmers due at registration.

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center Pool Use Fee (See Group Monthly Dues)

Currently, Juniper Swim and Fitness Center has suspended their member passes. To compensate for this, the cost per hour for our club to use the pool has been increased and the Bend Swim Club has included a Pool Use Fee into the monthly dues below.

Payment

At the time of registration, you will be billed for the USA swimming registration fee, September dues, and the annual Club registration fee plus credit card transaction fees. Monthly dues will be billed on the 1st of every month, starting with October 2021 and ending with August 2022, your account will be charged the following dues:

Group Monthly Dues

Gold: $296, Senior: $206, Silver: $264, Bronze: $206, Blue: $140, Red: $125

Returning College & Alumni Swimmers: Billed monthly dues and pool use fee based on training group assignment

You will be billed monthly for dues, entry fees and applicable surcharges on the 1st of each month plus credit card transaction fees.  Accounts are considered delinquent on the 10th     of the month. Swimmers with delinquent accounts will not be allowed to practice or participate in Bend Swim Club activities until all accounts are current. Delinquent accounts will be charged a late fee of $15 per month.

The Bend Swim Club will not be offering annual, biannual, or pay in full payment options for the 2021-2022 season. With the frequent changes in regulations and guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will assure the club can remain as fluid as possible.

Partial months are not prorated.

Seasonal Volunteer Hours - Suspended*

Please Note: Due to a lack of volunteer opportunities, volunteer requirements are currently suspended until meets and activities resume.  Reinstatement and or modification of this requirement for the 2021 - 2022 season will be addressed when meets and activities resume. The standard commitments are below. 

Swim meets and club activities are run entirely by volunteers. Each Bend Swim Club family will be responsible for a minimum number of volunteer hours at home and away meets as provided below. Although strongly encouraged, The High School Group and the Summer College Swimmer Group are exempt from volunteer obligations. 

Returning Families: Returning families are required to provide 30 hours of volunteer work during the season, of which, 10 hours are required at Bend Swim Club hosted events. 

New Families: New families to the competitive program are expected to fulfill half the required volunteer hours during the first year with the program. However, we encourage all our families to volunteer at these and any other meets to enjoy watching and supporting swimming our young athletes at their best. Please log all volunteer hours with the Team Manager via email noting the volunteer assignment and hours worked. Families will be billed $25 for each unfulfilled volunteer hour at the end of the season.

 Seasonal Fundraising

Revenue from fundraising constitutes a significant part of Bend Swim Club's operating budget and helps keep the cost of dues down. Each swimmer will be subject to a minimum fundraising requirement for the fiscal year 2021/2022 as provided below. Although strongly encouraged, The High School Group and the Summer College Swimmer Group are exempt from the

fundraising obligations. 

Each swimmer will be subject to a $250 minimum fundraising requirement for the 2020/2021 fiscal year. The maximum fundraising requirement per family will not exceed $500. The minimum requirement may be fulfilled by participation in any Bend Swim Club endorsed fundraisers or by cash payment.

Withdrawal From Program / Refunds

If a swimmer leaves the program before the end of the 2021/2022 season, you are financially responsible for the following: Dues, Entry Fees and Surcharges owed through the end of the month your swimmer partially swam (partial months are not prorated). Volunteer Hours owed through the end of the month your swimmer partially swam once meets and activities have resumed. The annual obligation will be broken down to 3 hours per month for this purpose.

Fundraising Obligations owed through the end of the month your swimmer partially swam, calculated as follows (not to exceed $500): $25 per month for October 2021 through July 2022.

BEND SWIM CLUB REGISTRATION FEES AND USA SWIMMING REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. ALL FEES AND OBLIGATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Additional Expenses You Can Anticipate

Meet Entry Fees: Swim meet entry fees vary depending upon the following factors: host club (some charge more than others to host meets), facility charges, Oregon Swimming Splash Fees, number of events entered.

Meet fees generally range from $30 - $50 for an Age Group swim meet and $75 - $100 for a Senior swim meet. Team Caps, Team T-Shirts, and Team Gear: Competitors wear a Bend Swim Club swim cap when competing. The cost is $10. The cost of team apparel and gear at higher level team competitions such as State, Sectionals, and Zones normally range between $10 -$50. Competition Swimsuits: Prices vary and are purchased independently. See your coach for advice regarding appropriate competition swimwear. 

Required Gear: Gear Bag/Fins/Snorkel, Etc. The total cost of these items ranges between $50 - $200 depending on the group and are to be purchased independently. 

Team Meet Fee: Local meets in Redmond and Bend will have a charge of $25.00 per athlete and meets outside of our local area will have a charge of $50.00 per athlete on top of Meet Entry Fees. See our website and watch your email for details. On average you can anticipate spending $100 - $175 per night on a hotel for away meets. Traveling together and sharing hotel rooms can help offset costs and create some great memories!

The estimates and information provided herein are for reference only. Fees are subject to change.