Bannockburn Swim Club Member Registration Process – Changes for 2019 Season
With a significant increase in permanent memberships over the last few years, Bannockburn Swim Club (BSC) now has well over 400 active and inactive permanent member families—a strong testament to the increasing popularity of our neighborhood swim club. But this popularity also presents a challenge: to prevent overcrowding, the bylaws limit the number of active permanent memberships to 340 annually. Therefore, we need to discern how many permanent members will elect to be active members in any given year.
Because of the higher number of permanent members, few slots are available for summer members. To give priority to our permanent members and remove the uncertainty for past summer members and those on the waitlist, we revised the membership registration process in 2018 and will be following the same process for 2019. These revisions should allow us to conclude permanent member registration more quickly, make it easier for new members to register, and give past summer members and wait listers enough time to join another pool.
For 2019, permanent member registration will begin on December 1, 2018. All permanent members seeking active status for 2019 will need to register by February 15, 2019. As in past years, your registrations is not complete until you have filled out the member registration form available on the BSC website and paid your annual dues in full.
Beginning on February 16, if you have registered and paid for a permanent membership, your status will be changed to “active.” If you have not registered and paid for your permanent membership, your status will be changed to “inactive.” If you are “inactive,” but decide after the February 15 deadline that you would like to activate your membership, you will NOT be guaranteed a spot. If, however, you can be accommodated after the deadline, you will need to pay a late fee of $100.
All other inactive members will be billed an administrative fee of $50 a year to maintain their membership. Or if there is a waitlist family ready to take their spot, they may redeem their membership and receive the balance of the membership initiation fee they paid to become permanent members (less any delinquent charges).
After the registration of existing permanent members, any additional permanent memberships will become available. These will be primarily for applicants whose permanent residence is within the original Bannockburn subdivision, keeping active permanent memberships below the 340-family ceiling. Any remaining memberships will be available for single season “summer members.”
Please see membership FAQs in the member section of this website for additional information.