Saline Swim Team Policies

Refund policy - Refunds will be offered for those wishing to withdraw from the season before the refund deadline which will be specified each season on the season information page. The refund given will be less a 10% administrative fee and prorated for the number sessions offered up to the date that the refund was requested. Registration fees and Credit Card processing fees are not refundable. 

Payment options - All options: The listed registration fee, paid by credit card, will be due at the time of registration.  1 Payment - Amount shown due by September 1st. 2 Payments - two installments due by the first of the month in October and January. 4 Payments - four installments  due by the first of the month in September, November, December and February. 

*Note: All families will be required to put a credit card on file at registration. Aside from the registration fees you are welcome to pay by check. When a payment is due an email will be sent with a check due date. The card on file will automatically be charged for any account balances not paid by check by the date listed in the email.  There is a $15 banking fee for returned checks.

Team Support - As part of my child(ren)'s participation with the Saline Swim Team, I understand that my family must provide team support for a minimum of 4 meet sessions (Mini-Rays = 2 intersquad session or one USA meet session) throughout the year. If this minimum is not fulfilled within the time frame I understand and agree to make a donation up to $100, based on the number of sessions worked. This donation will go towards a scholarship fund that will be set up to help families in need of financial assistance. (This amount will be prorated based on the balance of un-worked sessions and will be automatically billed July 1st). At least one session at each of our team hosted meets.

Splash Fees Policy (if applicable) - * Each swimmer will have a "Splash" account created for them. From this account, we will deduct meet entry fees for USA meets throughout the season. The total number of meet fees for the season will vary based on the number of meets and events swum. We will collect $100 (per swimmer) upfront for this account (included in listed price). You will receive a monthly invoice for all entry fees above that. You are welcome to add additional funds at any time. Any balance left in the account at the end of season will simply rollover to the next season, you do not lose this money.

Photo Release Policy - Saline Swim Team would like to publish photos and/ or video taken at swim meets, practices, etc. Published photos may be used on the team FACEBOOK page, the team website or in marketing materials.  By agreeing I give my permission for my child(ren)'s images to be used. 

*If you wish to opt out of the photo agreement please contact Nick Munsell at [email protected]

If taking any photographs they must observe generally accepted standards of decency in particular:

  • Action shots should be a celebration of the sporting activity and not a sexualized image in a sporting context.
  • Action shots should not be taken or retained where the photograph reveals a torn or displaced swimsuit.
  • Photographs should not be taken from behind swimming blocks at the start of a race or exhibit a child climbing out of the swimming pool.
  • Photographs should not be taken in locker‐rooms or bathrooms.

USA Swimming Safe Sport - As part of our club's membership with USA Swimming we follow USA swimming's Safe Sport guidelines. As part of this initiative, there are a few policies that we must have in place to help keep our swimmers safe:

SST Tech Suit Policy - Tech suits, while providing a percentage lift and psychological edge are not a performance cure all. The tech suit should provide the final "lift" when all other preparatory elements are in place: i.e. training, taper, nutrition, rest and recovery. The consistent use of tech suits demeans the advantage it is intended to provide. In other words, the more you race in a tech suit, the less likely that advantage is to be productive. Tech suits should be reserved for season culminating swims and focus swims.

In response to concern over current youth swimmer’s over-reliance on tech suits, USA swimming House of Delegates has voted to ban the use of all tech suits for 12 & under swimmers as of  September 2020.

It is our team’s policy that Outside of States, Sectionals and Jr Nationals, no swimmer is to wear a tech suit without the expressed approval of their Lead Group Coach. While there may be justifications to "suit up" in other meets and at other times, these decisions need to be made in conjunction with your swimmer's coaching professional. A swimmer who fails to adhere to the above policy may be removed from the competition at their coach’s discretion.