Team Fees and Refund Policy
2018 Registration Fees
Sharks registration fees for 2018 are as follows:
Swimmers age 12 and under (as of May 1, 2018):
1st Swimmer - $170
2nd Swimmer - $150
3rd Swimmer - $130
Swimmers age 13 and up (as of May 1, 2018): $130
Facility Fee for non- BCC members - $50/swimmer
The cost of the team swimsuit and other equipment (such as fins, goggles, swim caps, etc.) is NOT included in the registration fees. These items must be purchased separately.
Swim team registration fees are determined each swim season. For non-BCC club members there is an additional Facility Fee charged by Balcones Country Club. These registration fees are the team’s primary source of financial support.
Registration fees cover the following:
- Coaches’ salaries
- AAU swim insurance
- Pre-season swim evaluation
- Individual Sharks t-shirt
- Ribbons and awards
- Team photograph
- Individual trophy or medal
- Miscellaneous administrative expenses
- Divisional swim meet entry fee
Who Can Join The Team?
Swimmers must be 5 years of age by 5/1/2018.
Swimming Proficiency Policy
BCC Sharks is not a learn-to-swim program, nor do we have the ability to assign a coach to each swimmer. Therefore, swimmers without basic swimming skills pose a safety issue to themselves and a potential liability to the team. The swimmer should already have some basic swimming skills before joining the team. Prior to the registration deadline, new BCC Sharks swimmers will have two opportunities to be evaluated on their swimming ability. The swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards (one length of the pool), unassisted as determined by the head coach. There are local businesses who offer winter/spring swim lessons to help your child prepare for the swim evaluation.
It is strongly advised that if you feel your swimmer may not meet the swimming proficiency requirement that you wait to register them for the team until after they have successfully completed the swimming evaluation. We will not offer full refunds for cancelled registrations. (see Refund Policy for details.)
Due to pre-season administrative costs incurred by the team such as swimmer insurance, BCC facility fees, evaluation fees, etc. we do not offer a full refund on any registrations.
The refund schedule is as follows:
Cancellation prior to the first day of practice (see season calendar for exact date): Full refund less $25 administrative fee per swimmer.
Cancellation on the first day of practice (see season calendar for exact date) through the final day of the second week of practice (see calendar for exact date): $75 refund per swimmer.
Cancellation after the final day of the second week of practice: NO refund.
It is strongly advised that if you feel your swimmer may not meet the swimming proficiency requirement that you wait to register them for the team until after they have successfully completed the swimming evaluation. We will not offer full refunds for cancelled registrations (see above).
NOTE: Merchandise purchased but not yet received cannot be refunded. You will be notified when your merchandise is ready for pick up.