Frequently Asked Questions
Joining North Coast Aquatics
Where can I find information on pricing?
Our registration fees and group pricing can be found here.
How do I set up an evaluation?
Fill out an evaluation form! A coach will contact you within 24 hours to set up a date and time for a free evaluation. Fill out an Evaluation Request here.
How often are evaluations held?
Because we are a year-round team, evaluations are held almost daily and at your earliest convenience.
What do I need for an evaluation?
Once you have filled out an evaluation form and set up a time with a coach, all you need to bring is a swimsuit and goggles. Evaluations are free. Check out our video on evaluations.
Does my swimmer have to know all four strokes for an evaluation?
- No! If a coach feels like your swimmer needs additional lessons we will refer you to a program in the area for more lessons. - We are looking for swimmers who are comfortable in the water and have a grasp of the strokes- they do not have to be experts. - The minimum requirement for our 10U Bronze Pre-Team program is a lap of side breathing and a lap of backstroke.
What happens after an evaluation?
Once your swimmer has been evaluated, the presiding coach will make a group recommendation. They will then be invited to come try a few workouts before going about registration.
My swimmer has been recommended for a group with 3 workouts a week - do we have to go to all 3?
- No! You will still have to pay for the 3 days a week but we try to be as flexible as possible. You do not have to strictly adhere to a MWF or TTHF schedule- any 3 days and make-up days are totally fine! - The bronze/silver 3 day a week groups do not have a minimum practice requirement.
My swimmer has been recommended for a group with 5-6 workouts a week- do we have to go to all 5-6?
No! You will still have to pay for the 5-6 days a week. At the gold levels you will have to attend a minimum of 4-5 workouts a week plus a monthly meet requirement.
Does my swimmer have to attend swim meets?
As coaches, our goal is to have every swimmer develop a love of swimming and competition. This being said, swimmers at the bronze/silver level do not have to attend any meets, but they are still offered in case they change their minds.
When does the Annual Team Registration take place?
NCA Annual Team Registration fee is charged October 1 of each year. Swimmers who join after October 1 will be charged the full fee. Starting March 1, swimmers will be charged 50% of the annual fee. This fee is non-refundable.
When does monthly billing take place?
Billing dates: Billing occurs on the 1st of the month. Any account updates or changes need to occur before midnight on the last day of the month.
My swimmer is switching groups. Will this change my billing?
Please refer to our Billing Structure & Policies page for more information regarding prices per group.