All swimmers must be members of USMS http://www.usms.org/content/join_or_renew. The only exception is first time visitors who swim with us for a week or less and provide the USMS 30-day guest membership application and waiver: http://www.usms.org/admin/lmschb/content/tryout
We do not have any family plans or shared membership plans. Every person that swims with LAPS must pay his/her own dues according to the guidelines below. This includes spouses, significant others, children, parents and pets.
When you register with LAPS, you have the option to pay by credit card, check or cash. Your credit card will be charged automatically depending on your payment frequency selection(see below). If paying by check, make check payable to “Los Angeles Peninsula Swimmers Inc.”. Please write the period of time the check is to cover in the memo field and the name of the swimmer.
Coupons and checks can be given to the LAPS Treasurer or deposited in the small metal box on the bench next to Coaches supply room.
If you leave cash, please make sure you place it in an envelope with your name, the dollar amount and the period of the time the cash covers written clearly on the outside of the envelope.
Check payments can also be mailed to our PO Box: LAPS Masters, PO Box 3161, Torrance, CA 90510
Coupon books cost $100 and have 10 coupons per book and will only be sold to USMS Members. You can split a coupon book with other members of LAPS and USMS. Each coupon is good for one LAPS workout.
Monthly Dues are $75 (annual cost = $900). They cover calendar months only. There are no partial months. Monthly dues are due on the 1st of each month.
Quarterly Dues are $200 (annual cost = $800). They cover calendar quarters only (January – March, April – June, July – September, October – December). Quarterly dues are due on the 1st of January, April, July and October.
Annual dues are $650. They cover calendar years only (January – December). If you wish to pay for a full year you must do so in January. Annual dues are due on the 1st of January.
College students have 2 options:
- Buy a coupon book
- Pay $50 per month
All college students must join USMS in order to swim with LAPS.
All visitors must pay $10 per workout; this rate is valid for up to one calendar week. If a visitor plans to swim for longer than one calendar week, he/she must either buy a coupon book or pay the monthly, quarterly or annual dues. If not a current USMS member, visitors may attend practice by providing the USMS 30-day guest membership application and waiver upon arrival to the pool:http://www.usms.org/admin/lmschb/content/tryout
Visitors should check in with the Coach and place their cash or check payable to “Los Angeles Peninsula Swimmers Inc.” into the black box on deck.
Refunds and Membership Holds:
Members that have paid for quarterly or annual dues are entitled to a refund of unused dues if they inform the treasurer in writing before the start of the first month that they plan to stop swimming. Refunds will be based on the monthly and/or quarterly rates depending on how many months you have paid for and used. If you pay for a year and ask for a refund after 6 months you will get $250 back: $650(annual) – $400(2 quarters). If you pay for a year and ask for a refund after 11 months there is no refund. If you pay for a quarter and ask for a refund after 2 months you will get $50 back ($200 – $150).