Full Refund: More than 14 days notice prior to the first day of practice.
90% Refund: Less than 14 days notice prior to the first day of practice.
50% Refund: 48 hours notice prior to the first day of practice.
No Refund: After the start of practice.
Families with multiple divers registered for Wisconsin Dive Club programs will receive 10% off the registration fee of equal or lesser value for each additional diver.
$25.00 will be taken off your next invoice when someone new that you recommend registers with Wisconsin Dive Club’s Badger Academy.
Good grades and academic progress are important to us. A diver may earn a up to a 10% discount on the following term’s tuition when a report card is presented to the program director.
If a diver is approved to start in the middle of a session, Wisconsin Dive Club will be happy to prorate his or her fees. Wisconsin Dive Club will not prorate or discount fees for divers that take extended vacations, breaks, or divers that quit during a season for reasons other than illness or injury.
If a diver is injured or ill for more than two weeks of a season with a doctor’s note, Wisconsin Dive Club will credit the diver for the amount of time missed from practice. This must be approved and arranged with the program director, and divers may be able to attend additional practice during the session or a credit may be given to future session.
Wisconsin Dive Club strives to have an open communication policy with all participants. If at any time, you feel you would like to leave the program or have any other concerns with you or your diver’s participation with Wisconsin Dive Club, please notify the program director of what your concerns are so we can schedule a meeting to discuss how to proceed. Addressing those concerns at a practice or on the pool deck does not allow for the program director to appropriately address your concerns. We certainly do not want any unhappy divers participating with us, but diving is a sport where athletes do experience challenges and learn to overcome fear. If following a meeting, you do choose to go to another program, you will be asked to follow the transfer rule under USA Diving regulations.
FINA Age Determination: A diver’s age as determined by FINA (the International Governing Body for Aquatic Sports) is their age on December 31st of the current year. For example, if your diver’s birthday is 9/24/03, this diver is considered 12 years old for the full calendar year. Since AAU and USA Diving uses a diver’s FINA age, this diver and would dive in competitions against other 12 and 13 year-olds.
During the season, a series of local association competitions (meets) will be scheduled. Some meets are local, developmental meets and some are Regional, Zone and National level meets that will require traveling. Attendance at the local meets is strongly encouraged for Wisconsin Dive Club team members, as it is part of an athlete’s development as a well-rounded diver. The Regional, Zone, and National level competitions are also wonderful opportunities, and they are also highly encouraged for those divers ready to attend, based on Wisconsin Dive Club coach recommendations. Pertinent information concerning competitions including fees, lodging and travel will be provided prior to each event.
Most competitions will have registration fees, which divers and their families will be responsible for covering. These are not included in program fees. There may be additional costs for attending competitions to cover coaching fees as well as travel expenses for coaches.
Divers are also responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs for each meet. For out of town competitions, Wisconsin Dive Club may book a block of rooms in a specific hotel, and reservation instructions would be included in the meet information sent out to families.
Any diver participating in a meet is required to have their own transportation. In following the United States Olympic Committee’s Safe Sport Program, endorsed by USA Diving, Wisconsin Dive Club coaches cannot provide transportation to athletes.
While attending meets, Wisconsin Dive Club coaches are only responsible for the divers’ time spent at the pool for warm-ups and the actual competition. Outside of that time, families are expected to make arrangements for a parent, guardian, or chaperone to attend with their diver.
All divers and parents are expected to follow the Wisconsin Dive Club Code of Conduct when traveling to, from and while attending competitions. The coaching staff reserves the right to dismiss any diver from a meet for any Code of Conduct violations.