USA Swimming

Virginia Swimming

South Eastern Virginia Aquatics (SEVA)

 

Outreach Athlete Membership

USA Swimming, Virginia Swimming and South Eastern Virginia Aquatics (SEVA) offers an Outreach Membership at a reduced rate to swimmers/families who qualify on the basis of financial need.

 

Outreach Membership Qualifications:

The yearly income guidelines used by the local school district to qualify students for the National School Lunch Program Free or Reduced Meals will be used to qualify a swimmer for USA Swimming/Va. Swimming/SEVA Outreach Membership. A swimmer does not have to participate in the actual lunch program in order to qualify for Outreach Membership. A copy of one of the following must be provided to the SEVA business office to show proof of need:

  • National Free or Reduced Meals Program verification form or letter;

  • Medicaid card;

  • Food Stamp Letter;

  • Current signed federal tax return showing the income guidelines has been met;

  • Other documentation that is consistent with the Income Eligibility Guidelines for the National School Lunch Program,

 

Outreach Membership Benefits:

Once a year USA Swimming/Virginia Swimming/SEVA membership:

$30.00 (the normal rate is $125/$135 depending on the date registered)
 

Monthly Dues:

$50.00 per swimmer in the Bronze, Silver and Gold Groups (normally $90/$100/$140 respectively)

$75.00 (1 or 2 swimmers in the Age Group, Age Group Elite or Senior Prep Groups). Normally $195.00/210.00/210.00 respectively

$100.00 (1 or 2 swimmers in the Senior Premier or Senior Elite Groups). Normally $230/$260 respectively

The 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. child in a family will be charged $60.00 for Bronze and $80.00 per month for all other groups.

 

Swim Meet Entry Fees: Budgeted to be paid by the team because of the Fundraising Program.

For swim meets that take place inside Virginia Swimming boundaries, individual per event entry fees will be reimbursed by Virginia Swimming. The per swimmer amount (normally between $2.50 and $7.50) will be paid by the team as long as the fundraising program meets its budgeted goal. If a swimmer is entered in a meet and does not swim an event, Virginia Swimming will reimburse for only 50% of the individual event fee. In this case, the amount not reimbursed will be charged to the family.

For swim meets outside the Virginia Swimming boundaries, Virginia Swimming does not provide reimbursement.
 

Outreach Membership Application Procedure:

 

  1. The family notifies the SEVA business office in writing that they are eligible for this program and provides a copy of one of the above listed proof of need options.

  2. The SEVA business office will verify that the family is qualified. The SEVA business office will confirm with the family if they qualify or not.

  3. The SEVA business office completes and submits a Outreach Membership request to the Virginia Swimming Registration Chairperson. To maximize the family's privacy, the documentation provided will not be forwarded to Virginia Swimming or any other person or organization unless they request to review it.

  4. After the Va. Swimming Registration Chairperson approves the Outreach Membership, the family receives the program benefits for that swim season. The application for this program needs to be completed each season.