Fees

Club Fees

The Lara Swimming Club operates as a “not for profit” entity for the provision of services to swimmers in the local area. The Club fees are tailored to cover the cost of hiring the pools and making payments to Club coaches and other costs associated with the running of the Club. Club fees have not been increased this season, despite increased operating costs incurred since this fee structure was developed for the 2012/13 season.

Please note that Club and training fees are in addition to Swimming Victoria registration and entry to COGG pools.

Season Competitive Swimming Fees

Type Fee
Squad & Development $100 Club fee plus variable amount based on the number of training sessions completed see following table of fee structure). Includes participation in all Club Meets at Lara.
Semi-retired $125 Club fee plus $5 per optional training session. Includes participation in all Club Meets at Lara.
Life Member No Club fee due but donations are welcome. Life members who swim are still required to register with Swimming Victoria as either a swimmer or recreational swimmer.
Learn to Swim $230. Includes participation in all Learn to Swim sessions and Swimming Victoria registration
Non-swimming Members $10 optional payment to become a financial Club member.

We are able to offer payment arrangements if required. Please contact our Membership Officer for more information.

Discounted Club for Families

The Club is sensitive to the needs of families and offers a discount for Club and Training fees.

The decreasing order of Club fees within a family are:

Swimmer Fee
First Swimmer 100% of the Club fee
Second Swimmer 100% of the Club fee
Third Swimmer 50% of the Club fee
Fourth Swimmer 50% of the Club fee
Fifth Swimmer 50% of the Club fee

The decreasing order of Training fees within a family are:

Swimmer Fee
First Swimmer 100% of the Club fee
Second Swimmer 100% of the Club fee
Third Swimmer 75% of the Club fee
Fourth Swimmer 75% of the Club fee
Fifth Swimmer 50% of the Club fee

Swimming Victoria Registration

This covers insurance and affiliation costs with the State swimming body, Swimming Victoria (SV). The Schedule of Fees for the 2016/17 season (1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017) is:

Registration Type Description Fee
Swimmer Any member who competes in organised competition within or outside club (eg interclub; district; state; national competitions). Incorporates SAL capitation fee of $25.00 $106.00
Recreational Swimmer Any member participating in Learn to Swim or squad training with an affiliated club but do not compete in organised competition outside the club structure. Incorporates SAL captitation fee of $25.00 $76.00
Non-swimmer Any member who does not fall into the Swimmer; Recreational Swimmer; Registered Official or Life Member categories eg Committee members; parents; coaches. These do not 'get wet' in the pool $25.00
Registered Official Any qualified official working at club; District; State or national level $14.00
Life Member Any active life member of the club who is not registered in any of the above categories $14.00

Note: The SAL capitation fee is a levy paid to Swimming Australia by SV for each member.

The Swimming Victoria (SV) registration payment is made directly by swimmers (or parent/carer) to SV, the governing body for swimming in Victoria. Payments are made via the SV website and must be paid by all Lara Swimming Club members before participating in any Lara Swimming Club activities. Our Membership Officer can assist if anyone has trouble registering with Swimming Victoria.