Sounds simple and it is. It's just that registering a swimmer means registering with and paying a fee to:
None of these fees have anything to do with the monthly coaching fees. Paying these fees and registering with these organizations, entitles you to pay the monthly coaching fees and allows your swimmer to get into the pool to be coached.
First Time Registration
is a two step process covered in detail in Getting Started. The fees are the same for first timers and veterans. So, come on back when you are finished there.
At the beginning of December every swimmer's family will receive a registration packet. It will include the same forms first timers have to fill out because we all have to fill them out again; and, yes, pay the annual fees again as well. After a couple years even the younger swimmers will be able to fill everything out from repetition.
These documents must be filled out, returned to to the CSSC Registrar and the appropriate fees paid; or, your swimmer will not be able to attend practice. There's an obvious reason for this ("No Ticket, No Entrance"), but, there's another, not so obvious reason. A Portion of the various fees fund casualty insurance. Signing the documents and paying the fees means that you have expressly agreed to abide by the covenants of that insurance, and that you and your swimmer will behave in a safe and responsible manner at practice and at swim meets. We live in a litigious age. Without proper insurance and proper behavior there would be no organized swimming
The documents that are part of the current annual registration packet can be found here.(put link in when it exists)