2020-21 PAC Registration

Open for Returning Members

8/27/20 - 7/27/21

Open for New Members

9/1/20 - 7/27/21

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Welcome to Portland Aquatic Club's ONLINE REGISTRATION for the 2020-21 swim seasons.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PLEASE READ
Due to the unusual circumstances, registration for PAC will be somewhat different this year. In the past PAC has charged a registration fee ($150) along with USA Swimming/Oregon Swimming’s fee ($62/$10) to be paid at the time of registration. This year we are reducing our registration to $99 and incorporating it into our  monthly dues starting in September (billed October 1). We hope this eases some of the financial strain on our families. There will still be a $74 fee for USA Swimming and Oregon Swimming which will be paid during your registration process. All registrations submitted after October 15 will incur a $25 administrative charge. Families in need of scholarship support, please complete the 2021 PAC Scholarship Application and the PAC registration.  If you are applying for registration fee assistance please complete registration by selecting pay by check option. Swimmers who are new to the team may swim up to 3 weeks after being accepted to the team by coach while registration is being processed.

Other important changes: 1) Due to the uncertainty around facilities and schedules that will exist until we are back in our Portland Parks and Recreation pools, monthly dues will fluctuate based on actual facility charges.  That said, Lacamas is likely our high water mark as far as pool costs, so it is our hope that cost-per-programming hours will only decrease from here. 2) Dues will be paid on an 11-month cycle rather than eight. 3) Billing for each month will occur on the first day of the next month. 

To complete registration you will be required to enter your account information (for new members), or review and update your account information (for returning members), select the training group that you are currently listed as in our system (as we get closer to offering more typical programming the coaching staff will be in contact with group placements), agree to PAC waivers and codes of conduct, and pay all annual USA Swimming registration fee via credit card.  Should you have any outstanding balance from the 2019-20 season it will be added at checkout.

We are looking forward to another great year of swimming with you!

PAC Coaches and Administration

 


 

ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT BILLING INFORMATION - PLEASE READ

PAC is a year-round swim club. Due to the scheduling challenges created by Covid-19, PAC will be switching to a monthly pay cycle for 2020-2021, with dues being billed at the end of each month.  Payments are due by the 15th of the month. A $25 late fee is assessed for all accounts with outstanding balances at the end of each month.

PAC does not waive dues for unforeseen circumstances including facility closure or unexpected practice cancellation, however PAC will make every effort to work with the facility operators and the community to find alternative options when necessary.  Athlete leave of absence is only granted to those with medical reasons or traumatic life events.  Athletes withdrawing from the program must inform their coach and are responsible for closing out accounts with our account administrator - covering prorated fundraising and service hour commitments and any outstanding meet or miscellaneous fees. The vacated space will be offered to those on the waiting list.  If at a future date within the same season the athlete choses to re-join PAC, the registration fee and all other applicable charges will be billed again.

PAC ELLERTSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Applications for registration fee and dues assistance are available on a case by case basis from the PAC Ellertson Family Scholarship Fund.  To apply:  You must register for PAC and also complete an application for scholarship. Be sure to talk to your coach so they are aware you are submitting an application. FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION at swimpac.org under the "About Tab/Scholarships". Families will be notified of scholarships prior to the first billing due date of October 15. If you have applied for registration fee assistance please select the pay by check option to complete your registration. In addition, families receiving dues scholarships are able to interchange service and fundraising commitment requirements.

PAYMENTS: Please note that due to the high cost of credit card processing fees PAC recommends ACH as a preferred option for monthly dues. To sign up for ACH for all future monthly billings at no charge to you, please do the following after registration has been processed: My Account > Set Up Auto Pay > Payment Set Up > Add Bank Account. Note: ACH is processed the first of every month.

ACH is not an option during registration. Credit card payment for registration is preferred and the processing fee will be billed to the transaction.  If the credit card fee is an undue burden please select the "Pay by Check" option in the registration module and promptly send a check to: PAC, 3519 NE 15th Ave #527, Portland, OR 97212Registration checks must be received within 7 days of registration or registration will be declined and your swimmer(s) will not be eligible to practice. (Exceptions granted for those who have applied for registration assistance through the Ellertson Family Scholarship Fund).

Credit card payments with a fee of 2.95% and $0.30 per transaction will be maintained as a convenience option for those who prefer for monthly payments and for on demand payments.

Questions about Billing? PLEASE EMAIL PAC's Administrator portlandaquatic@gmail.com