2019 Registration Info!

Welcome to the 2019 High Woodlands Dolphins Swim Team

Registration is Closed for the 2019 Season.

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 20th. Meets begin the week of June 17th ending with the Division Champs on July 20th. July 28th is the League Championship (swimmers must qualify).  

We are happy to once again 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 also welcome back 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. 

Phil Voeller and Emily James will continue as Team co-Managers.

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 21                    April 22 to April 25

1 swimmer              $105                             $145

2 swimmers            $180                              $220

3+ swimmers          $225                              $265

Registration is now closed / Team is full.

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. Mail forms to our registrar, Lisa Mackey, at the address shown on the registration form.  To receive the lower price, registration forms must be postmarked by April 21, 2019. 

Additionally, we will be holding all registrations for new swimmers until April 22, 2019, 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 22, 2019, 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 25th, and a full refund will be available. After that date, registration fees are forfeited. In order to promote team unity we require that swimmers 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 the same 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 13th 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 20th 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 soon after practices begin. The best jobs go fast! Thank you so much for your support of our swim team. We're looking forward to a great season!