Membership Information

 
WFLA encourages swimmers to try out our program prior to registering with the team.  New swimmers can participate in our program for up to two weeks prior to registering with the team.  To register, each swimmer will need to have a City of Largo Recreation card, a New Swimmer Registration form (available on this website), a Medical Release form (available on this website), a Florida Swimming Registration form (available on this website-----needs to have a copy of birth certificate attached and a check to Florida Swimming for $66.00), and a check for first month's dues to WFLA.  These can be turned in to your swimmer's coach on deck. 

Once you are registered, you will be added to our website, and you will receive a password to log onto the website.  You will be able to enter swim meets, see your swimmer's times, and access team billing to view your account.  You will receive emails updating you on team information, meet sign up deadlines etc. 

Your swimmer will be placed into the workout group that best fits his/her needs, motivation, and ability.  WFLA is designed to provide a place for every swimmer to strive to reach their goals.  Your swimmer's coach will determine readiness to move from group to group within the WFLA program.  If you have questions regarding workout groups, please speak with your swimmer's coach, or the WFLA Head Coach.

We encourage you to observe practices occasionally, and we ask that parents observing practices sit either in the area provided by the rec. center (with tables and chairs), or under the overhang by the bath house.  We ask that you do not sit at either end of the pool, behind swimmers' lanes.  It makes it difficult for our coaches to work with the swimmers if they are distracted by the parents on deck.  Thank you.

As a member of WFLA, you will be asked to volunteer at our three home meets.  They are in May, June, and October.  We host these meets, and can only run them successfully with the help of our entire membership.  You will be asked to sign up to work a minimum of three sessions for our May and October meets, and a minimum of four sessions for our June meet.  Opportunities to help include timing, working in hospitality (serves the coaches and officials), working in concessions, selling heat sheets, doing awards, or working the grill.   You will be able to sign up via our website prior to the event, and we do ask that you do this by the deadline so that we know what positions we will need to fill prior to the start of the meet. 

We hold an annual membership meeting in September of every year.  The date of this meeting will be announced.  This is an important meeting, as your Head Coach will update you on the upcoming year, practice policies, team schedule, championship meet info., team activities, coaching changes etc.  Your Board President will also update you on any new news from the WFLA Board of Directors, and the membership will vote on the new Board members for the upcoming year.

Fundraising is an important part of WFLA.  Our biggest fundraiser is our annual Aquathon held each April.  We do this in conjunction with our team pictures.  This event is on a Friday evening, and is typically a fun filled evening with a team cookout and games following the aquathon.  We encourage each swimmer to go out and fill their sponsor sheet prior to this event. 

WFLA has an annual Awards Banquet in May of every year.  This is a fun evening in which we honor our athletes on their accomplishments for the year. 

Parents, please, as questions arise, feel free to email Head Coach, Cashel Mack at zookeeper5721@gmail.com, or Head Age Group Coach, Cathy Frazier at fidgy9588@aol.com.