Swim Team begins 28th Season
General Info:The Granbury SEALS Swim Team is a private,
non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide a wholesome
environment in which swimmers of all ages may learn and improve the
basic fundamentals of competitive swimming. We are affiliated with
the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF), following their rules
and guidelines for swim meets.
Philosophy:The SEALS is a competitive swim team committed to
promoting the sport of swimming in our community. The lessons
include proper stroke technique, a competitive spirit, a sense of
fair play, self-discipline, teamwork, and organized games.
In addition to striving for these standards, and environment is
established in which swimmers, parents, and coaches can form
positive relationships which will promote the camaraderie and
friendships. This setting will provide opportunities for positive
role models for the younger swimmers and good healthy mixed
friendships among all who participate.
The team is designed to encourage maximum participation, provide
an educational experience, enhance physical and mental
conditioning, provide a team experience, and develop a rich base of
swim talent in an atmosphere of good sportsmanship and enjoyment. A
sense of independence, self-reliance, and organizational skills
will be nourished in all swimmers. A healthy motivation for self
improvement and advancement will be attained by providing
recognition for all participants.
History:The SEALS started in 1990 with 24 swimmers, practicing
at the DeCordova pool, and competing with other country clubs such
as Pecan Plantation and Ridglea Swim Club. We joined TAAF in 1991,
with practice moving to the Granbury Racquet House (Center for
Health & Fitness). The Granbury City Pool became our base in
1993, operating with the assistance of Granbury Continuing
Education, which managed the pool. In 1993 we also hosted our first
circuit meet, with over 400 swimmers from four teams competing. The
SEALS have grown from 60 members in 1994, to nearly 300 in 2008. We
traditionally send a strong contingent to the state meet, many of
whom have set state records which continue to stand!
We are happy to be swimming at the Hood County YMCA. We will
host the two circuit meets here, June 9th and June 23rd.This
25 yard, eight lane pool will provide a wonderful place for us to
SEAL PUPS program: We are excited to be able to offer the SEAL
PUPS program again, with practices at the Comanche Cove Association
Pool, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 am. PUPS are ages 3 and
up, with a limit of 40 total. Children must be willing to work
in a group, and not afraid of the water. This is a great way to get
kids started! Cost is $56.00 for the team fee and an additional
$12.00 for pool use. PUPS roster will include returning children
admitted first, then new PUPS accepted as room permits. PUPS
practice Session I runs Jne 6th thru June 29th. Session II runs
July 3rd thru July 26th. Once the first session is full, we will
begin to fill the second session. We are happy to be swimming the
PUPS at Comanche Cove again this summer.
Team Structure:The pool is divided into 6 lanes, and each age
group session is separated according to their individual swimming
abilities. Lane 1 is the starting point, with the minimum
requirement being that the individual can swim 1 length of the pool
without holding onto the lane lines or touching the bottom of the
pool, in order to swim in a meet. As swimmers progress in ability,
they move up in lanes, allowing for individual development among
swimmers of similar ability.
All swimmers are eligible to compete in 3 events at each circuit
meet, as well as the regional meet. The top 6 finishers in
each event at regional will qualify for the state meet.
A Swimmer-of-the-Week is awarded at the end of the year party,
signifying an individual who has best exemplified hard work,
positive attitude, teamwork, and attendance. We also give
Swimmer-of-the-Year and Fighting Heart awards at the year end
Seals - $88 per swimmer.
Pool use charge - $30 for the season per
Pups - $68 per swimmer
Pool use included in fee
Registration fee - $5.00 per family. Make sure that you register
all members at the same time to avoid multiple registration fees.