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Explanation of Fees

Explanation of Fees for WAVE Swimming 2014-2015

Registration Fee

A registration fee of $150 ($100 for seasonal swimmers) is required for every new/returning swimmer.  Each swimmer will receive a cap and t-shirts with the registration. This fee is non-refundable. The registration fee covers a USA Swimming registration fee; two team t-shirts, two team swim caps per swimmer enrolling, administrative costs and awards at the spring banquet.

Year-round Programs

The fiscal year for WAVE begins September 1 and ends August 31. Annual dues cover swim training between the announced start of the swim season and its completion (usually about 11 months). WAVE allows families to divide the annual dues into eleven (11) equal monthly installments.  If the membership is terminated early for any reason, the family is obligated to pay $300 (3 Select & Up) $200 (Level 3 & Below) or the remaining annual dues.  Whichever is the lesser amount between the $300/$200 or the remaining dues will be the cancelation fee.  No refunds will be given for early termination of membership.  There is a 5% discount if the annual dues are paid in full by October 1st.  Full tuition payments are not eligible for refund if you leave the team early. 

 

Year-round Practice Groups

The 11 monthly dues add up to the total cost of annual dues.  You do not pay the annual dues and the monthly dues together.

 

Registration Fee

Monthly Dues

Total Annual Dues

Beginning Competitive

$100

$96

$1056

Level 1

$150

$140

$1,540

Level 2

$150

$158

$1,738

2 Select

$150

$170

$1,870

Level 3

$150

$187

$2,057

3 Select

$150

$204

$2,244

Level 4

$150

$204

$2,244

Senior 1

$150

$215

$2,365

Senior 2

$150

$230

$2,530

 

Seasonal Programs

Beginning Seasonal, Junior Varsity and Varsity are seasonal groups. The registration fee is reduced to $100 for the seasonal groups.  Seasonal swimmers can join or leave these groups at any time with no cancelation fee.  A multi-swimmer discount is not available for swimmers in our seasonal groups.

 

Registration Fee

Monthly Dues

Beginning Seasonal

$100

$70 (2 days) / $40 (1 day)

Junior Varsity

$100

$83 (2 days) / $45 (1 day

Varsity

$100

$150

 

Racin' Knights

This is a seasonal stroke development class offered soley to all K-12 NRCA students.  Stroke development, starts and turns will be addressed in prepping students to be able to compete with the high school competitive swim team.  Swimmers must be able to complete 1 lap of freestyle and backstroke unassisted and without stopping.  This group will run from September through October and again from the end of February through May.  All school holidays will be observed in this practice group.  Practices run from 3:30pm to 4:15pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  The cost is $175 for the fall session and $220 for the spring session with a $100 annual USA Swimming registration fee for insurance purposes.

 

Fundraising Opportunities

WAVE offers our member families the opportunity to participate in the fundraising opportunities at several venues.  By participating in the fundraising member families can earn credit against their team tuition.  Fundraising opportunities are available at the RBC Center, Walnut Creek Amphitheatre,  and the new Raleigh Amphitheatre.  In addition, fundraising credits can be earned by selling Heat Sheet Advertisements.  For more information on the fundraising opportunities, please contact the WAVE office.

 

Other Fees

Optional services such as Senior Team weight training charges, meet entry fees, social event costs and apparel purchases are not included in WAVE program fees. Meet entry fees are collected on a pay-as-you-go basis. Once collected, these fees are nonrefundable.

 

Program Fee Discounts Offered

1)     All families, with Level 1-Senior II athletes, who pay the annual program dues by October 1, 2014, will receive a 5% credit on their account.  Full payment is not eligible for refund if you leave the team prior to the end of July.  

 2)    Multiple swimmer discounts are available to families with multiple enrolled children in the WAVE program according to the following stipulations:

a. The second swimmer in a family receives a 20% discount on dues.  This applies to the swimmer in lowest level group. 

b. The third swimmer in a family receives a 40% discount on dues. This applies to the swimmer in the lowest level group. 

c. The fourth (or more) swimmer in a family receives a 60% discount on dues. This will be applied to the swimmers in the lowest level groups.

d.  Multiple swimmer discounts are not available for our seasonal groups (Beginning Seasonal, JV & Varsity).  

 

 

Capital Campaign Assessment  (ONLY APPLIES TO RETURNING WAVE MEMBERS)

In order to fulfill the team’s future capital endeavors, WAVE Swimming is conducting a Capital Campaign.  As a result, the Board of Directors authorized a mandatory, one-time assessment of all families who have been on the team for one or more years.  

This one-time assessment is based on the number of swimmers registered with the team and whether it is paid as a lump sum or monthly:

1 swimmer = $500 (lump sum) or $600 (if paid monthly up to 24 months)

2 swimmers = $750 (lump sum) or $900 (if paid monthly up to 24 months)

3 or more swimmers = $1000 (lump sum) or $1200 (if paid monthly up to 24 months)

 

 

Fiscal Policies of WAVE Swimming  

1) Delinquent or late payment of any of the program fees may result in a loss of swimmer practice time and meet participation until the payment is reconciled. Parents will be advised when a payment is past due. Delinquent families may receive up to 30 days to become compliant.

2) After an initial two-week membership (including the one-week evaluation), new swimmers to the program are considered to be obligated to the entire annual fee or session fee (whichever applies) regardless of the length of time the swimmer remains in the program. Should a swimmer cease practicing with a year-round group for any reason, a $200 (Level 3 & below) or $300 (3 Select & above) cancelation fee will be assessed to your account.  If your remaining dues for the year are less than the $200/$300 fee, then your remaining dues will be the cancelation fee.

3) Program fees are based on the number of swimmers expected to be in the program year-round, an appropriate coach/swimmer ratio and contracted lane rental times. Discounting fees when a swimmer is absent or unable to participate is not possible. If a facility closure beyond WAVE’s control forces the temporary relocation of a practice group, families are still responsible for payment of program fees. WAVE makes every effort possible to provide alternate practice arrangements when a site becomes unavailable and to notify the membership in a timely fashion when such closures are announced to us.

4) Meet entry fees are billed on your next statement. Once entered into a meet, these fees are nonrefundable. 

5) Optional services such as Senior Team weight training charges, meet entry fees, social event costs and apparel purchases are not included in the WAVE program fees.

6) Members whose checks are returned by our bank will be charged a $30 returned check fee per violation. Payments delinquent after 60 days may incur an interest charge for fees owed.

7) Fees for swimmers who move into a different practice group are pro-rated according to the fee schedule of the group to which the swimmer is changing.

8) Fundraising done by WAVE families can apply to the current and following year’s dues; however, if a family leaves the WAVE Swimming program, any “excess” credit will remain in the WAVE general operating fund.

9) WAVE Relies on Volunteer Support of the meets that we host.   Our volunteer support includes both working at our meets and making donations for our hospitality.  These meets allow for reduced program costs and less travel expenses for our families.   Each family is expected to work during each of our hosted meets whether your swimmer(s) are participating or not and to provide hospitality items.  We do not have a monetary fine for not working as some clubs do, but ask that each family does their part to make WAVE a better program for the swimmers.