Training Fees (due monthly): Team dues are due on the 1st of every month. Automatic payment must be set up in Team Unify. Team Unify accepts all forms of payment such as debit card, credit card, and ACH. Training fees are structured for each group differently based on the water time, recommended attendance, and type of training each group receives. Account balances are expected to be paid by the 3rd of the month. A late fee of $15.00 will be applied if not paid by the 3rd.
We understand that things happen and things come up. Please discuss flexibility in payment if needed.
Practice fee schedule 2023 Summer Season:
Blue: 1x-2x per week: $80 /mo
Silver: 2x-3x per week: $115 /mo
Gold: 3-4x per week: $125 /mo
Registration Fee (due semi-annually): HDST has a registration fee of $50.00 (per swimmer) at the beginning of every season (short course and long course). Registration fees will go directly to our booster club, Montana Southwest Dolphins Swimming, to help support the upcoming season. The registration fee is tax deductible and you will receive a donation letter when payment is received. The registration fee will be automatically charged to accounts in the first week of April (official first day of long course season) and the first week of September (official first day of short course season) of every season. This is seen as the fairest way to assess the cost of running a high quality, year-round program to each family and keep dues as low as possible. The registration fee is non-refundable. Registration fees will be applied in April and September invoices.
USA Swimming Membership (due annually): All members of HDST must be a member of USA Swimming. This membership is renewed annually in the Fall time. New swimmers have a membership within 10 days of joining the team. Types of membership:
Premium Athlete: Endless opportunity to compete throughout the year and will allow swimmers to qualify and attend championship level meets.
Flex Membership: This membership is only for athletes 12 years and younger, and meets that are below the LSC Championship level. Swimmers are only allowed to swim in two meets throughout the year. Swimmers can upgrade membership at any time by paying the difference.
Outreach Membership: Montana Swimming and HDST wants to encourage everyone to participate in our swimming programs. Through the Outreach Membership program, reduced priced memberships are offered to athletes from low-income families. The outreach year-round membership fee is $7.00 per athlete. In addition, Montana Swimming also offers reduced championship meet fees for outreach athletes as well. Outreach athletes pay a flat $10 entry fee to enter any of the Montana Swimming championship meets including Short Course State, Junior B-C Championships, and Long Course State.
Note: All USA Swimming Membership registrations are done through USA Swimming and paid to USA Swimming online. This fee is paid directly by you through your individual account after USA Swimming finalizes the process.
Capital City Health Club: All members of HDST are members of Capital City Health Club (CCHC). One parent/legal guardian has to be on the account with your swimmer. CCHC has waived the joiners fee for new members who are signing up for the club and joining the swim team.
Membership Info: https://www.capcity.club/membership-capital-city-health-club-helena
Membership Discounts: https://www.capcity.club/_files/ugd/d13312_be0545bf36034aa9baa8772df2cbabf5.pdf
Multi-Swimmer Families Discount: There is a 15% discount on the 2nd/3rd child for the training fees for all swim levels
Referrals: If a swimmer tryouts out for the team and signs up, you will receive a $25.00 credit on your account!