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Welcome to the 2018 High Woodlands Dolphins Swim Team

Registration begins April 1st.

The Dolphins Swim Team is a member of the Midlakes Swim League in Division 5. We swim one meet a week from Kirkland to Bellevue. Practices start May 21st. Meets begin June 21st ending with the Division Champs on July 21st. July 29th is the League Championship (swimmers must qualify).  

We are happy to welcome back long-time Dolphins Head Coach Annie Price. She has year-round coaching experience and has worked with the Midlakes Summer League for many years. She brings enthusiasm and experience and is excited for a successful swim season!

This year we're also welcoming a new Assistant Coach, Tara Bandel Suggs.  Tara is a former Dolphin, and high school assistant coach, and we're very happy to have her back with our Dolphin family.  Rylee Downs will return for another season as Coach Intern.

This year we say goodbye to Heather Clarke, who has served as the Manager for the last several years.  Phil Voeller and Emily James will take over as co-Managers for the 2018 season.

Every family must be a member of the pool to participate. However, there will be a limited number of Swim Team Only Memberships. The cost for the team-only pool membership is $50 for the first swimmer for each family, and $25 for each additional swimmer.  This fee is added to the cost of team registration These are for families who are NOT residents of High Woodlands or Guest Members of the Pool and are granted on a first-to-pay basis. Swim Team Only Members do not have any pool privileges except during swim team practices, team events and meets. However, they are given the member rate for swim lessons if they choose to enroll their swimmer(s). 

We are again conducting a mail-in registration. The cost is:

                             By April 22                    April 23 to May 25

1 swimmer              $105                             $125

2 swimmers            $180                              $200

3+ swimmers          $225                              $245

After May 25th, registration is closed.

Please click  HERE  for registration forms. Make checks out to HIGH WOODLANDS SWIM TEAM. You must turn in ALL forms to have your registration processed. To receive the lower price, registration forms must be postmarked by April 21, 2017. 

Additionally, we will be holding all registrations for new swimmers until April 23, 2018, at which time we will begin to fill positions on our team. If we have too many interested swimmers for a particular age group, priority will be give to families of returning swim team members, High Woodlands residents and guest members.  After April 23, 2018, registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis and at a higher cost.  

Eligibility: All swim team applicants MUST be able to swim 25 yards of crawl stroke without touching the bottom of the pool or holding on to the lane lines, (deep water safe). We recommend that children be at least currently enrolled in Kindergarten. The coaches or manager reserve the right to refer any child to swim lessons who does not meet this condition or is unable to pay attention or follow instructions. This is a safety issue. Please remember that swim team is not a substitute for swim lessons. If a child is referred to swim lessons, the full registration fee will be refunded for that child. If the child withdraws, please inform the team manager by May 26th, and a full refund will be available. After that date, the registration fees are forfeited. In order to promote team unity we require swimmers to attend practices during the week in order to swim at the meets and to attend at least two dual meets.

Swim Suits: We will use a new uniform swimsuit this year as last -- the Tyr Crypsis in blue. This year Sylvia's Swimwear will be handling suit sales for the High Woodlands Dolphins. Representatives from Sylvia's will be at the pool May 14th from 6 to 8 pm for suit fittings. Suits will be available to try on and purchase that evening (no shipping costs!). Sylvia's accepts cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

Sylvia's will also have sample sizes of T-shirts, Polo shirts, sweatshirts and a "pajama" pant to try on during the suit fitting. These items will be available to purchase online only. Additionally, the team suit will be available to order online. This is a great option if you are unable to attend the suit fitting and you know your suit size.

Parent Meeting:  All parents, please plan to attend an informational meeting at the covered picnic area in the HW park on the evening of the suit fitting at 7:00 p.m.

Practices: The first workout is May 21st at the pool.  Swimmers must attend their swim group's practice. Practices are from 7:00-9:15 p.m. until school is out, then practices are from 7:00-9:45 a.m. Practice times for specific age groups are shown on the website calendar and will be discussed at the parents' meeting.  

Parent Volunteers: The swim team is impossible to run without parent volunteers. We need your help and commitment. We expect every family to work at every home meet their child swims in, at B-champs, and to help at a minimum of one away meet. If you have multiple swimmers, a little extra help is greatly appreciated.  We have many jobs that need to be filled. Sign ups will be available online after May 16th. The best jobs go fast! Thank you so much for your support of our swim team. We're looking forward to a great season!