What Fees Are Used For
We are a volunteer based organization. We do very little fundraising. 90% of our funds for the year come from registration. These funds are used to pay for things such as paying our head coach, paying 3 assistant coaches, website fees, insurance fees, maintenance and upkeep of our Dolphin system and computer, concessions, swimmer gifts, certificates, photos, advertising and various other things that we need to run a successful team and swim meets. Our typical fundraising comes from our Concession Stand and our 4th of July Pancake Breakfast. We do occasional fundraisers if we needed to purchase more expensive items.
What You Get for the Fees
What does your Registration fee get you? Your swimmer will have approximately 40+ hours of practice time available - and that's not including time at the meets or fun pool events. They will learn all 4 competitive strokes, get lots of exercise, improve their swimming skills, make new friends and have lots of fun!
Registration will be open April 10 - June 18.
Swimmer 1 = $170
Swimmer 2 = $165
Swimmer 3 = $160
Swimmer 4 = $155
* Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration either by check or via WePay (credit card).
* Fees DO NOT include the team swimsuit. Team swimsuits are encouraged but not required. Please see the "Team Gear" page under the Parents tab for details.
Families that withdraw prior to April 30th will receive a full refund. Partial refunds will be given for swimmers through June 6th.
If you paid via WePay you will be refunded back to your credit. Please contact Toni Samudio to discuss the best and easiest way to get your refund.
|April 30||Full Refund|
|May 1-16||Refund minus $11/per swimmer for insurance that was paid to MHSL and cannot be refunded.|
|May 17 - June 6||50% Refund|
|June 7||No Refunds after this date|
If you are unsure whether or not your swimmer is ready for swim team, you may attend the first week of swim practice as a "trial week."
During the trial swim period, we are looking for independence in the water. This means the swimmer needs to demonstrate independent swimming abilities for a full 45 min practice period. We do not require that swimmers have any background or stroke experience to participate. The skills we will assess are:
- Following two step directions.
- Confidence in the water.
- Stamina: the ability to swim a full 45 min practice without rest.
- Swimming: the ability to swim the full length of the pool without help or guidance. (They do not need to be quick.)
- Recovery Abilities: the ability to tread water independently to bring oneself to lane rope or wall without help.
If one or more of these skills is missing from a swimmer, there could be safety concerns attached to their ability to participate on the team. Swim team is a great way to introduce young swimmers to new skills in the water, however, if they are not equipped with one or more of the foundational swimming skills listed above, we are asking that they work on those skills outside of swim team in an environment that is appropriate to their level and needs as a swimmer.
You will need to register in order to fill out the necessary insurance and liability forms. The cost is non-refundable $25 for the week.
If you decide to join the team your $25 will go towards your registration fee. Please contact Toni Samudio for details and to get the Trial Week discount code.