Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Texas Ford Aquatics located?
How do tryouts work and how do I join?
Who are the coaches?
What is USA Swimming?
What are the fees?
Texas Ford Aquatics group fees typically range from $100-$180 monthly, depending on the group level. Each swimmer is assigned to a group level after participating in a team tryout or assessment. Upon joining, there is a $100 fee per family as well as an annual USA swimming registration fee of $78 per swimmer. The annual fee may be prorated depending on the time of year that you join the club. Texas Ford Aquatics does offer quarterly payment options as well as monthly fee breaks for families with multiple swimmers.
Do I have to make a year commitment to join the team?
No, practice fees are monthly. To become an inactive swimmer, you must email your coach a 30-day notice to stop your billing account.
Do swimmers have to attend every practice?
The more practices a swimmer attends the more they will grow in the sport. For our beginning groups there are no attendance requirements; however, for our higher-level groups, there are practice attendance requirements.
When and where are meets?
For most swimmers, 99% of meets are in the North Texas region and are approximately once a month. For the more advanced swimmers, there are swim meet opportunities all around the country throughout the year.
How are meets set-up?
Meets are based on USA Swimming Age Group Motivational Times. Level 3 meets are for the beginner swimmer – all other meets have specific time standards that must be achieved to compete. Time standards are listed here.
Does my swimmer have to attend meets?
Meets are not required in every group, but are highly encouraged because we are a competitive swim team.
What type of swimsuit does my swimmer need?
Boys must have a jammer or regular brief style suit for practice and meets. Please no swim trunks for boy swimmers. Girls must wear a one-piece suit for practice and meets. A navy blue Arena suit MUST be worn at all swim meets by both boys and girls.
What equipment does my swimmer need and where can I buy it?
Equipment must be purchased before the first practice and can be purchased from Xtreme Swim in Plano. After trying out you will have access to the list of required equipment.
What are the practices like?
Practices are so much more than just swimming laps. You will learn and refine each of the four main strokes at practice while preparing to swim all distances. We seek to provide a well-rounded individual both in the water and out of the water. We seek to build our muscles out of the water as well by incorporating various stretches and workouts to not only increase strength and flexibility but also to prevent injury. Each coach writes an individualized practice for each practice group. Practices are adjusted according to each child’s abilities and needs.
Why Texas Ford Aquatics?
Our unique commitment to swimming in conjunction with active coach and parent involvement creates an atmosphere that makes us stand out from the rest. We raise the bar by hiring highly qualified, ASCA certified coaches who have many years of experience. Moreover, our facilities are some of the best in the state when it comes to swimming. We view swimming not only as a sport, but as an opportunity to better each individual. Come check us out and see for yourself!
Who would I contact for more information?
Please contact Texas Ford Aquatics at email@example.com.