Registration and Rates

Registration for returning swimmers - Opens March 16, 2019

Returning swimmers will have the opportunity to register first. All swimmers who swam with CGST in either 2018 (or 2017) can register beginning March 16 through April 15. There are no additional try-outs. Swimmers who register before April 15 are guaranteed their spot on the team. New siblings of returning swimmers are considered new swimmers (read below).

UPDATE MAY 13, 2019: All spots are filled in the 12/under practice groups. A few spots do remain in our most advanced practice hour (13 and older).

Evaluation Signups for NEW swimmers - Opens March 16, 2019

ALL new to CGST swimmers - including siblings of returning swimmers - will be asked to participate in a short swim evaluation before registering. You will be asked to sign up for a half hour slot, though the actual evaluation is more like a 5-10 minute process. It is a way for our coaches to assess swim readiness, make proper placement in practice groups, and share our team expectations to you. Evaluation dates/times are: Wednesday April 24 4 to 6:30pm, Thursday April 25 3 to 4:30pm, Saturday April 27 10:30am to noon. Please click on sign-up genius link for more specific information. We will notify all families of placement by April 29. After we notify you, we will send you the link for registration.

UPDATE MAY 13, 2019: We completed evals for all interested new swimmers and were able to accommodate almost all who attended. While we are full for this summer, please mark your calendar for March for info about next summer. In the meantime, we recommend lots of summer fun in the pool!


2019 Fees: 

Last year we changed our payment system. We required an initial payment online, but then allowed families to either pay the balance online with convenience charges or mail-in a check to by-pass fees. It was pretty successfull so we will offer this again.

It is important to continue to use so that coaches can create meet lineups, so that familes can declare themselves eligible for meets, and so we can use our email system. This is why we require the initial $50 payment online. 


Fees will remain the same for 2019! Our executive committee works hard to maintain a healthy team budget and to keep costs affordable for our families. Here is how it works:

1. All families will be required to register through and pay a down payment of $50 per swimmer with a $2.48 transaction fee. This part must be done and paid for online.

2. Families then have 2 options as to how to pay the balance:

  • You can opt to pay the balance due during your initial registration process by using the "Optional Second Payment option under Additional Purchases". This will incur transaction fees (4.95%).
  • You may choose to write/mail a check for the balance due. There are no transaction fees for this option. You can drop it off/mail it to our Treasurer Karen Moore at 5352 Raven Stone Rd Crozet VA 22932. Checks should be made out to CGST, and received by May 10 at the very latest. Please do not leave your check at the Y front desk. We are a separate organization and cannot expect them to keep track of our finances.

3. We cannot offer refunds for swimmers who change their minds or their plans. Execptions are made on a case by case basis.

Here are the rates for 2019, which give the swimmer access to ALL practices, meets, and team events. Read below for additional YMCA membership requirement.

  • first swimmer in family - $155 ($50 initial payment plus $105 second payment) 
  • second sibling - $130  ($50 initial payment plus $80 second payment)
  • third sibling - $120 ($50 initial payment plus $70 second payment)
  • fourth (and beyond) sibling - $110 ($50 initial payment plus $60 second payment)


We do offer scholarships to swimmers who cannot afford to pay full price. Scholarships are awarded based on need. You can download an application here: SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM


IN ADDITION, each swimmer MUST have an active YMCA membership to gain membership to the pool. Membership is handled by the YMCA. 

Your options for membership are: 

  • Family Membership, which is $69/month with a one time joining fee of $100 
  • Youth Membership, which is $22/month with a one time joining fee of $25
  • Special Youth Gator Summer Membership, which is a flat fee of $78.50. This gives the swimmer a full youth membership only during the summer swim team season. This does not extend to siblings or parents. If parents/siblings plan to watch practice, that is fine, but they will need to pay the Daily Pass Rate in order to swim in the pool.

Half-price joining fees and the Youth Gator Summer Membership can be purchased by coordinating with the Y. Membership must be active by start of practice season.


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