View Full Version : The price to race in local meets

December 1st, 2004, 07:41 AM
What price range have you paid to enter LMSC meets (non-championship) that has pre-entries and deck entries? What price would you consider too high for either? Assume 5 individual events plus some relays.

Rob Copeland
December 1st, 2004, 08:33 AM
As I recall, I have paid $10 - $60 for 1 to 2 day non-championship pool meets and $20 - $800 for open water swims. Late entry (deck entry) surcharges were $5 $10.

I never gave much thought to what price is too high. I guess I would say the price was too high, if the meet host made an unreasonably large profit, based on the work done. For instance if the host had $0 expenses, did little work and charged $15 to 200 entrants, then I might consider this $3,000 profit too high. On the other hand a meet host with $4,000 in facilities and other expenses, investing lots of time in the event, and charges $50 for 80 swimmers, would just be breaking even. I would consider this under priced.

December 2nd, 2004, 08:12 AM
15-25 dollars

jim clemmons
December 2nd, 2004, 01:25 PM
About 3-4 bucks per swim with a flat 5 dollar surcharge so for 5 swims the total would be about 20-25 buckeroos. One day meet. Day of meet entries taxed 1-2 dollars per event.

Our club picks up costs for relays.