Session-Based Membership Plans
We organize our year into six sessions which are roughly two months in length. Many of our clients elect to pay for a membership that ties to the start and end date of the session. We have two types of plans that run along our session calendar: an “Unlimited Plan” and a "Punch Card Plan."
To help you determine where you are currently at within our sessions, we’ve listed the beginning and ending dates for our six annual sessions during the 2012 calendar year are listed below:
The Unlimited Plan allows you to come to as many practices as you’d like during the session period. You can choose any of the practices: morning, evening, weekend or any combination. This plan is good if you plan to come to two or more practices per week throughout the session period.
Punch Card Plan
Punch-Cards are our ad-hoc plan where you buy a fixed number of practices at a time. You can buy practices in four-practice or eight-practice cards. If you finish your card before the end of the session, you can always purchase another one. When purchasing a punch card, you agree to finish these practices before the end of the session or the punches expire. The punch card plan is a good choice if you can make less than two practices per week throughout the session. When you elect a punch card, a CBD coach will give you a physical card at swim practice. Bring it with you and have a coach check off a punch each time you come to practice during the session.
When you elect a punch card, a CBD coach will give you a physical card at swim practice. Bring it with you and have a coach check off a punch each time you come to practice during the session.
Our session-based membership rates are shown in the table below:
** A student is a person actively putting him/herself through school In addition to these session membership dues, each member must join US Masters Swimming (USMS) to be covered under our team’s liability insurance policy. USMS registration costs $35 per calendar year. See “Registering for US Masters Swimming” below for specifics on how to register and align yourself with CBD.
Package Membership Plans
We bundle unlimited sessions in seasonal (Winter, Summer, Fall) and yearly packages. In the case of our Gold Packages, we also bundle in stroke analyses and one-on-one lessons to give you more individualized attention. The seasonal packages begin with the first of the season’s sessions (e.g. Winter 1). The yearly packages begin in the Winter 1 session (close to January 1st);if you would like to purchase the remainder of the year, we can pro-rate the yearly fees to end of the Fall 2 session (close to December 31st).
Like the session-based membership plans, each member must join US Masters Swimming (USMS) to be covered under our team’s liability insurance policy. USMS registration costs $35 per calendar year. See “Registering for US Masters Swimming” below for specifics on how to register and align yourself with CBD.
To help you determine where you are currently at within our seasons, we’ve listed the beginning and ending dates for the 2009 calendar year are listed below:
The Basic Packages give you discounted rates when purchasing multiple unlimited sessions. If you know that you will be swimming with CBD for a period of four months with pretty strong attendance, the Basic Package will save you money off the standard rate.
The Gold Packages are unique in that they combine multiple sessions of group practices with individual instruction and stroke analysis at our Swim Studio. The Gold Packages include:
The Gold Packages give you the best of both worlds: the energy, structure and camaraderie of the group setting with the individualized focus of our private lessons.
In addition to the regular rates, each swimmer must register with US Masters Swimming to be covered under our swim team liability insurance policy. The annual cost of this registration is $35. The liability insurance is an annual assessment that all team members must pay. It covers CBD and our training facilities for any liability issues and accidents that occur at swim practices. The facilities from which we rent pool space require ALL swimmers to be covered. It’s not health insurance.
The quickest way to register and renew is to go online and register here.
You’ll be asked for information to register you for Chicago Blue Dolphins. You’ll want the following information:
You’ll get an image of the card to print out for your records. You should check the “Also send me a card in the mail” to get a paper copy of your card sent to you.
Included in your US Masters Swimming membership is a subscription to “US Masters Swimmer” magazine. Bonus!
The table below summarizes the payment plans and gives some advice on which plan makes the most sense for you.