Pre-Competitive Policies & Procedures

Registration Procedure

  • Both Online and Mail-In registrations are available for the Pre-Competitive Program. Please see the Pre-Competitive Registration page for online registration instructions.
  • Registrations are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Current DACA Pre-Competitive Students will have a priority registration period.
  • Maximum of 7 swimmers per class.
  • Fees are pro-rated for students enrolling after the session starts.

Payment, Credit Card Policy

  • All payments will be charged upon enrollment.
  • The Payment Option Form must be completed before enrollment.
  • A $25.00 handling charge will be assessed for declined credit card charges. If a credit card payment is declined, you may be required to make a payment by Cashier's Check or Money Order.
  • There will be no make-ups for missed classes unless cancelled by DACA.

Cancellation, Refund/Credit Policy

Cancellations must be made prior to the beginning of a new session for a full refund of fees. Once a session has begun, fees will be pro-rated as of the week following the refund or credit request. A $25.00 processing fee will be charged for cancellations after the session starts. No refunds will be issued for cancellations during the final three weeks of a session.

General Policies

  • A $25.00 processing fee will be assessed for class changes.
  • Any credit balance for swimmers transferring from DACA Swim School to the Pre-Competitive Program will be issued as a refund. Once placement in the Pre-Competitive Program is confirmed, please contact the DACA Swim School for transfer notification.
  • Withdrawal: To withdraw from the program, DACA must be notified via e-mail, fax , or US mail using the Withdrawal Form available at Refunds or credits will be effective the week following DACA's receipt of the notification. Refunds and credits will be calculated weekly.
  • Pre-Competitive classes are generally held in all weather conditions. Lightning and other severe weather may result in cancellation. Refer to the DACA website ( for class cancellation information during inclement weather.
  • There are no refunds, credits or make-ups for missed classes due to severe weather conditions, or any other reason out of DACA's control.
  • DACA reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule classes that do not meet a minimum of two students.
  • There are no make-ups for missed classes unless cancelled by DACA.
  • Parking passes for De Anza College are non-refundable.
  • Need based financial aid is available. Please contact the DACA office for an application at (408) 253-7946.