Information for Billing and Payments


Fee Structure/Monthly Dues

Training fees to finance pool costs and coach salaries for the Nanaimo Riptides are based on an annual charge and take into account training breaks at Christmas and in the spring as well as statutory holidays.  The fee depends on the group level of your swimmer and increases as the amount of pool time and coaching time increase.  The annual fee may be paid in ten monthly payments for your convenience.

Olympic Way fees are based on a per session fee.  The fee depends on the group level of your swimmer.

Please visit Program Info , for current season fees for Olympic Way programs and Riptides monthly groups.  Fees are payable regardless of how many scheduled workouts your child is able to attend.  There are no make-up days offered. For medical absences of 2 weeks or more, a credit to the account can be requested with provision of a medical note to the office administrator .

As a non-profit group the club is unable to carry overdue accounts, so please keep your swimmers account up to date.

Swim BC Membership Fees

Upon NRST annual membership application each swimmer pays an annual registration fee to Swim BC.  These are assessed annually by Swim BC and administered by the office manager.  A portion goes to Swim Natation Canada, the national governing body for our sport.  There are fixed fees for all Olympic Way participants and non competitive swimmers regardless of age.  The fees for competitive swimmers (those in groups Swim Skills and above) are dependent on the age of the swimmer each season
SNC/Swim BC Annual Fee (age determined as of December 31, 2023)
8 & Under $103.50
9 & 10 $123.50
11 - 14 $165.50
15 & Over $207.50

***Updated Fundraiser Info

​​​  ​​​​​Nanaimo Riptide Swim Team is a registered non-profit organization.  Our fees are subsidized by BC Gaming funds as well as fundraising activities. 

Depending on funding requirements, NRST may offer specific fundraisers (raffles etc.) to raise funds for Club equipment or other improvements needed. Participation in these fundraisers is strongly encouraged as the items needed will benefit the team as a whole.

 Family Volunteer Commitment Policy

At membership application, each family in the Swim Skills 1 to National swim group will provide the first down payment for the amount allocated by group (see chart ). This volunteer commitment fee/levy MUST be received before your swimmer’s first day of practice as part of the registration requirements. On March 1st, we require the 2nd volunteer commitment fee/ levy as shown in the chart below. If at least half of the points required for your child’s training group have been verified, claimed and reported by you by February 28th, we will not be requiring the 2nd volunteer commitment fee/levy as we will continue to hold the first one provided til the end of June. If the rest of the points required for the year have been verified, claimed, and reported by you between March 1st and June 30th, we will credit your account for the volunteer commitment fees/levy provided. See NRST Volunteer Policy for further info

Volunteer Terms & Conditions

Swim Meet Fees

When you enter your children in swim meets there are additional meet fees set by the hosting club and published in a meet package prior to the event.  The fees vary by meet and are billed to your swimmers account periodically throughout the season. Scratches from the meet must be made via writing to your coach before the hosted team's scratch deadline or fees will still be incurred on your account unless a medical note is provided.

Swimmer Accounts

Each swimmer (or family) has an individual account set up with the club in which fees and other expenses for that particular swimmer or family are recorded. YOUR ACCOUNTS MUST BE KEPT CURRENT.  

 ♦     Swimmers with accounts that are one month in arrears WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ENTER INTO MEETS.
 ♦     Swimmers with accounts that are two months in arrears WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN WORKOUTS.
 ♦     Swimmers may return to both of these activities when their account balance is paid in full.
Using your secure account login within the NRST website you are able to print your own invoices for tax purposes.

Please log into your account and click on $ Billing to view/print your invoices. For those families wishing to pay monthly via credit card/visa debit card, please securely enter your cc info under 'Payment Methods' in your online account. Payments will be processed to your registered card at the beginning of each swim month. 

*NRST is also able to accept e-transfers as a payment option. All e-transfers are to be sent to Don't forget to include your swimmer's first and last name in the comment box.

Withdrawal policy

The Nanaimo Riptides Swim Team requires one (1) month notice in writing to the office manager in the event a swimmer leaves the program prior to the end of the season.

Please contact for all account inquiries

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