The undersigned parent and The CA (Children’s Aid) Stingrays Swim Team agree as follows:
1. Team/Meet/Late Fees
(A) As a member of The CA Stingrays, the parent or legal guardian agrees to pay the dues for the swimmer throughout the season including: a mandatory registration fee at the start of the swim year or on the first of each month and all event entry fees.
(B) An optional annual USA Swimming requirement fee is due at registration. (Insurance and access to usaswimming.org- not apart of the registration fee)
(C) Entry Fees for USA Swimming/Invitational meets are due by the deadline listed on schedule and meet information.
(D) Opt-in deadlines must be met via opt-in protocol only. Failure to opt-in to a meet prior to opt-in deadline will result in the athlete not being entered into his/her events. If entry fees aren’t received by entry fee deadline the athlete will be scratched from all events. Text messages/emails and verbal commitments do not count as an opt-in. Opt-in must be initiated through our online opt-in system provided in Opt-in & Meet Information schedule.
(E) If registration dues or uniform orders are not received within the due dates, the swimmer shall be suspended from further participation in all Stingrays swim meets (including USA meets) and practices.
2. Physical/Medical Consent & Liability
(A) The CA Stingrays swim team assumes no legal liability for the physical condition of participating swimmers. A valid physical/medical release form signed by the swimmer’s physician must be returned to The Stingrays Swim Team. Swimmers failing to submit their physical/medical release forms will not be allowed to practice OR participate in any swim meets until the forms are on file.
(B) You agree, as parent/legal guardian of the athlete listed in the registration form, to be solely responsible for damages to property or person caused by the actions, inactions, vandalism, or willful misconduct of your athlete.
3. Attendance/Lateness & Behavior
(A) Attendance to 90% of all Stingray practices is required. Consistent training is necessary to achieve full potential and demonstrate improvement. Missing more than 5 practices a month will result in termination of the athlete’s roster spot. Doctor’s notes/school schedules should be presented to the coaching staff ahead of time to excuse any absences and tardiness to practice or swim meets.
(B) The parent should be fully aware of the time that each practice/meet event concludes. There is no tolerance for tardiness on the behalf of a guardian picking up their child. Appropriate consequences will be apprehended due to tardiness on the parent/guardians’ behalf starting with a 1st warning then moving onto late fees.
(C) Coaches have the right to remove any individual from practice and/or a swim meet due to misbehavior. Interruptions dueto misbehavior shall not be tolerated: not listening to instructions, horseplay, talking back and/or not doing as instructed. If an individual is removed from practice, they will not be allowed to return until the parents have contacted the coaches about the situation.
(D) Use of audio or visual recording devices (including cellphones) are not allowed in changing areas, rest rooms, locker rooms or any pool deck. Any recorded material in any team setting (locker rooms, deck, spectator area) used inappropriately and uploaded to any social media will result in immediate suspension.