These registrations are calandar annual, each renewed on or before January 1st for the following year. Alas, there is no proration for those joining later in the year - but if you join November 1st or later, your registrations will be good through the following year (moral: Don't sign up on October 31st unless you are feeling really generous).
Annual registrations provide all the insurance for our program. If we have just one person in the water who is unregistered (excluding those in the tryout period) our insurance is not in effect. Keeping this insurance in effect at all times we are in the facility is very important to me - and should be to you as well - because failure to do so could get us booted out in a heartbeat.
H2O Membership Types
H2O Credit Card Agreement
When you signed up to be a member of H2Ouston Swims, or at some later date, you may have signed a Credit Card Agreement (CCA). Here is the fine print you agreed to and no longer have a hard copy of:
By signing the H2O CCA you are agreeing to have your monthly or punchcard fees as well as any other items that are posted to your account (annual H2O fees, entry fees, purchases etc) charged to your credit card. Sign-up fees are charged to your credit card immediately upon submission of your sign-up form. After that, on or about the first of each month, amounts accumulated during the billing cycle will be automatically submitted to the credit card company.
Your membership status - Punchcard or Monthly - will remain the same from one month to the next with fees posted to your account and billed to your credit card accordingly. You must notify us before the beginning of the month for any intended change in your membership or billing status, by sending us a note by US Mail, or by email or by calling the office. You will be sent confirmation via email of such changes. If you do not receive confirmation within 72 hours, contact the H2O office. Such changes will be effective as of the beginning of the next billing cycle. Status changes requested AFTER charges have been processed (generally the first of the month) may be accepted under some circumstances but will incur a $10 processing fee.
Swimmers on credit card billing do not receive H2O account statements but may request a current statement at any time at no cost.
It is your responsibility to keep your credit card information updated with our office. If you cancel your credit card, get a new card number or wish to change cards you must let us know before the first day of the month.
Either you or H2Ouston Swims may terminate the CCA at any time by notification in writing, by email or by phoning the office. In this case any balance on your account will be due and payable according to our Snail-Mail billing system.
Limitations of Membership
Membership in the H2O program and payment of monthly or punchcard fees entitles access to the pool and locker rooms only for our scheduled workouts. They do not allow access to facility at times other than our scheduled workouts.
When you pay the flat Monthly fee you are paying for the opportunity to participate in the program. Whether you actually participate, or simply hear the alarm clock, groan, turn it off, roll over and go back to sleep, well...that's up to you. But don't come crying for your money back if you keep losing your battle with the Demon Of The Dawn. Monthly fees are non-refundable.
Punchcards are good for one year, or till all punches are used up, whichever comes first. However, to use a punchcard your registration(s) must be current. So if you buy a punchcard in September and still have punches left come year end, you'll need to re-up your registration(s) to get value from the remaining punches. Punchcard fees are non-refundable.
This agreement may be modified at any time. Changes to this agreement will be posted here on the www.H2OustonSwims.org site at least 30 days prior to taking effect.
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