“Expenses” – Charges incurred by the Member related to participation in the Barracudas Aruba Program. Examples of Expenses include but are not limited to Barracudas Aruba registration fees, Star Program fees, Level Testing fees, and Competition fees. 

“Fees” – A set by the Barracudas Board of Directors, fees are charged from the Barracudas to Members for their participation in a Program. Fees are considered tentative at the start of the season until such time as final membership numbers are known. Monthly Fees are as follows:

Beginners – afl. 140                                                          

12 & under – afl. 160                                                             

13-15/Juniors – afl. 180                                                       

Pre-Beginner – afl. 50

AUA-Member – afl. 35

Adult – afl. 50

 Administration cost: afl 25 (one time)

 “Member” – Any person registered in a Program offered by the Barracudas Aruba. Members can include both non-competitive Members and Competitive Members. 

“Program” – Any camp, team, or other Artistic Swimming related activity offered to Members by the Barracudas Aruba.

Purpose

The policy outlines the responsibility of all members, competitive members, and athletes as it relates to the payment of Fees and Expenses related to the Barracudas Aruba Program.

Application of this Policy

This policy applies to all Members registered to the Barracudas Program.

Payment of Fees

No Member will be permitted to enter the pool until Fees are Paid or Payment Arrangements are made and the appropriate forms are completed. Fees are determined based on the Program the Member is enrolled in. Payments are due before the 5th day of each month for the training month ahead.

Fee Payment

Barracudas Aruba is a non-profit organization and is responsible for coaches’ salaries, pool expenses, equipment purchases and many other items to run the Club successfully.

September fees need to be paid before the Member will be allowed to start training the season. These fees are based on the age group the members are trying out for. Club fees are payable through monthly payments from September to June. Accounts must be up to date at all times and before the beginning of each season. Non-payment of Fees and/or Expenses may result in the Member/Athlete not being permitted to participate in national and international competitions or events.

Overdue accounts

Non-payment of Fees and/or Expenses will result in the Member not being permitted to participate in competitions and continue training with the Club. Members' accounts must be up to date by January 1st before the member may enter the water after the holidays. After January 1st, if your family invoice is past 30 days, you will be notified by the Treasurer. If your family invoice includes any amount past 60 days, the member(s) will not be allowed into the pool until the balance is paid. A late fee of Afl. 10 will be incurred on all past due accounts.

Withdrawal from the Club

In the event that a Participant withdraws from the Barracudas Aruba Club, any Expenses incurred remain due: Fees remain due based on the following criteria:

Within the first 30 days of the first practice of the season:

New Swimmers to the club are granted a 14 day trial period with no financial penalties with the exception of the non-refundable registration fees and the Expenses incurred related to registration of the Member with the Barracudas Aruba.

To officially withdraw from the Club, a Member must provide written notice to the President and Treasurer email: [email protected] and [email protected] 

Verbal notification and non-attendance are not considered an automatic withdrawal.

In case of a withdrawal from the program within the first 30 days of the first practice of the season, the member is responsible for paying the training fees in full for the month in which notice is given. The Club will refund the balance of the remaining training fees less the registration fee at that moment. Balance based on sponsoring will not be refunded. The registration Fee is non-refundable.

All financial commitments the Club has made on behalf of the Member (including but not limited to travel, meet fees, uniforms) will be due immediately.

After the first 30 days of the first practice of the season:

To officially withdraw from the Club, the Member must provide 30 days written notice; notice to be provided to the President and Treasurer email: [email protected] and [email protected] 

Verbal notification and non-attendance are not considered an automatic withdrawal.

In case of withdrawal from the Club after the first 30 days of the first practice of the season but before January 1st, the Member is responsible for paying the training fees in full for the month in which notice is given, and the next month’s fee. The Club will refund the balance of the remaining training fees less the registration fee at that moment. Balance based on sponsoring will not be refunded. The registration Fee is non-refundable.

All financial commitments the Club has made on behalf of the Member (including but not limited to travel, meet fees, uniforms) will be due immediately.

Withdrawal after December 1st:

To officially withdraw from the Club, the Member must provide 30 days written notice; notice to be provided to the President and Treasurer email: [email protected] and [email protected] 

Verbal notification and non-attendance are not considered an automatic withdrawal.

After December 1st, no refunds will be issued unless the Member provides a physician’s certificate stating that she is unable to finish the training year. Upon receipt of a physician’s certificate, the Club will refund the balance of the remaining training fees less the registration fee at that moment. Balance based on sponsoring will not be refunded. The registration Fee is non-refundable.

All financial commitments the Club has made on behalf of the Member (including but not limited to travel, meet fees, uniforms) will be due immediately.