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Article: 603 Dues and Fees

  1. CLUB MEMBERS - Every Club Member and Seasonal Club Member shall pay an annual or seasonal fee, respectively, consisting of a national club fee established by USS and a local club fee established by CCSI, together with any other charges, fees, etc. as may be established by CCSI.

  2. AFFILIATED GROUP MEMBERS - The Board of Directors shall establish the annual membership fees and any other charges, fees, etc., for Affiliated Group Members.

  3. ATHLETES - Each Athlete Member and Seasonal Athlete Member shall pay an annual or seasonal fee, respectively, consisting of a national fee established by USS and a local fee established by CCSI.

  4. COACHES - Each Coach Member shall pay an annual fee consisting of a national fee established by USS and a local fee established by CCSI, together with any other charges, fees, etc. as may be established by CCSI.

  5. ACTIVE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS - Each Active Individual Member shall pay an annual fee consisting of a national fee established by USS and a local fee established by CCSI, together with any other charges, fees, etc. as may be established by CCSI.

  6. AFFILIATED INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS - The Board of Directors shall establish the annual membership fees and any other charges, fees, etc., for Affiliated Individual Members.

  7. LIFE MEMBERS - The Board of Directors shall establish the annual or other membership fees, if any, and any other charges, fees, etc., for Life Members.

SANCTION, APPROVAL AND OTHER FEES

  1. SANCTION AND APPROVAL FEES - The Board of Directors shall establish reasonable fees, procedures, and documentation required of an applicant for a sanction or approval for, or observation of, a swimming competition to be conducted within the Territory.

  2. SERVICE CHARGES - In addition to, or in place of, a sanction or approval fee, the Board of Directors may establish a reasonable service charge consistent with the nature of the event. For example, the service charge may be a flat amount, an amount related to the number of events swum, the number of individual swims, the number of athletes entered, the cost of equipment and pool time provided, a percentage of receipts or profits or a combination of one or more of these or other bases.

  3. PAYMENT - Each applicant for a sanction, approval or observation shall submit with its application the fees and any service charges specified by CCSI. If any of the sanction or approval fees or service charges are due at a time following the submission for sanction or approval, the applicant shall promptly pay those fees or service charges to CCSI when due in accordance with CCSI's fee schedule.

FAILURE TO PAY

  1. GROUP, COACH AND ACTIVE INDIVIDUAL MEMBER OBLIGATIONS - The failure of a Group Member, Coach Member or Active Individual Member to pay dues, fees, service charges, fines or penalties imposed by CCSI or USS, within the time prescribed, as evidenced by a final decision of the Board of Review or the National Board of Review or by a court of law, shall preclude the delinquent member from (a) participating in events sanctioned or approved by USS through CCSI or any other LSC, (b) participating in any capacity in the affairs of USS, CCSI or any other LSC or (c) serving as a Club Safety Coordinator, Group Member Representative, coach, manager, official, trainer or in any other capacity with any Club Member or Seasonal Club Member or with any group member of any other LSC.

  2. ATHLETE MEMBER OBLIGATIONS - The failure of an Athlete Member or Seasonal Athlete Member to satisfy any financial obligations to USS, CCSI or their former LSCs, within the time prescribed, as evidenced by a final decision of the Board of Review, the National Board of Review or by a court of law, shall preclude the delinquent member from (a) competing in any competition sanctioned by USS through CCSI or any other LSC, (b) obtaining an OVC or other reportable time achieved in events swum at any USS sanctioned, approved or observed meet, (c) participating in any capacity in the affairs of USS, CCSI or any other LSC or (d) practicing, exercising or otherwise participating in the activities of any Group Member or any group member of any other LSC.

  3. CLUB/INDIVIDUAL OBLIGATIONS - If a Club Member or a Seasonal Club Member has secured a final court judgment or final Board of Review or National Board of Review decision against an Individual Member for non-payment of financial obligations owed to the Club Member, then until the decision or judgment is satisfied, the Individual Member shall not (a) compete in any competition sanctioned by USS through CCSI or any other LSC, (b) obtain an OVC or other reportable time in events swum at any USS approved or observed meet, (c) participate in any capacity in the affairs of USS, CCSI or any other LSC or (d) practice, exercise or otherwise participate in the activities of any Group Member or any group member of any other LSC.

  4. INDIVIDUAL/CLUB OBLIGATIONS - If an Individual Member has secured a final court judgment or a final Board of Review or National Board of Review decision against a Club Member for non-payment of financial obligations (such as a refund of training fees) to the Individual Member, then until the decision or judgment is satisfied, the delinquent or offending Club Member shall be precluded from (a) participating in events sanctioned or approved by USS through CCSI or any other LSC. and (b) participating in any capacity in the affairs of USS, CCSI or any other LSC, including being represented in the House of Delegates by its Group Member Representative.

  5. CONTINUED FAILURE TO PAY; TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP - Continued failure to pay, within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the Board of Directors, the House of Delegates, the Board of Review or the National Board of Review shall be cause for termination of membership.