2020-2021 Bend Swim Club Fees & Commitments

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.

Bend Swim Club Annual Registration Fee $150

There is a non-refundable registration fee for all swimmers due by September 1, 2020 or for new swimmers, at time of registration. This fee is split into two charges: $75 charged at time of registration and a second $75 charged on April 1st.

Swimmers joining after April 1st will be charged the full $150 registration fee upon registration.

The High School Group and Returning College & Alumni Swimmers are exempt from the swim club registration fee.

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

Traditionally, each swimmer will be responsible for obtaining a Juniper Swim & Fitness Center monthly, quarterly, annual and or a family pass that can be purchased on-site. 

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  Bend Swim Club has implemented a Pool Use Fee that will be added to monthly dues until further notice. 

Payment

At the time of registration, you will be billed for the USA swimming registration fee and ½ of the annual Club registration fee. Monthly dues* will be billed on the 1st of every month, starting with October 2020 and ending with July 2021, your account will be charged the following dues:

Group Monthly Dues

  • Senior 1: $296
  • Senior 2**: $264 
  • Junior 1: $264
  • Junior 2: $206
  • Age Group 1: $140
  • Age Group 2: $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. 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.

* Bend Swim Club will not be offering annual, biannual, or pay in full payment options for the 2020-2021 season. With the frequent changes in regulations and guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will assure the club can remain as nimble as possible.

** In order to promote and grow participation in the sport of swimming, Bend Swim Club offers the High School Group, which is intended for high school age swimmers who want to experience a competitive swimming program without the commitment required. Participation in this group is subject to all fees and obligations with the exceptions of the annual registration fee and volunteer hours & fundraising obligations. Partial months are not prorated.

*** In recognition of our returning alumni and college swimmers, Bend Swim Club offers a College Swimmer & Alumni registration option. Participation is subject to available space in the program as determined by the head coach and is intended for college enrolled swimmers and Bend Swim Club Alumni swimmers in non-traditional circumstances for the 2020-2021 season. Participation in this group is subject to all fees and obligations with the exceptions of the annual registration fee and volunteer hours & fundraising obligations. 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 2020-2021 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 their first year of membership. However, all families are encouraged to volunteer at these and all other meets to enjoy watching and supporting swimming and young athletes at their best.

Please log all volunteer hours with the operations manager via email noting the 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 2020-2021 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 Bend Swim Club endorsed fundraisers or by cash payment.

Withdrawal From Program / Refunds

If a swimmer leaves the program before the end of the 2020-2021 season, you are financially responsible for the following: Dues, Entry Fees and Surcharges owed through the end of the month your swimmer partially attended workouts (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 2020 through July 2021.

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, and whether a travel surcharge needs to be collected to cover  travel costs for our chaperones and coaching staff. Fees generally range from $30 - $50 for an Age Group swim meet and $75 - $100 for a Senior swim meet.

Caps, T-Shirts, and Gear: Competitors wear a Bend Swim Club swim cap when competing with our team. The cap 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.

Travel Costs: As a Central Oregon athlete, travel is simply a part of the experience. Our club does attempt to secure group rates. 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!


Estimates fees, dues, costs, and information provided herein are for reference only. All are subject to change.