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2019-20 Registration FAQs
Registration Frequently Asked Questions
 
When is the free stroke clinic? The free "tryout" clinic is August 27th-30th. 8&Under from 4:30pm-5:30pm, 9&Over from 5:30pm-6:30pm. This is a clinic for your swimmer to try out Texas Gold. While we do not teach in-water swimming lessons, we do teach the competitive swimming strokes. As long as swimmers are water-safe, we have a spot on our team for them.
 
When is the first practice? The first practice is Tuesday, September 3rd.
 
When and where can we register? Registration is through this website. There is a link of the left. Registration will open in August and will remain open for the the remainder of the season. Once registration is open, you can register at any time.
 
What is your cancellation policy? You can suspend your account by emailing txgoldswimming@gmail.com by the 20th of the month prior to cancellation. For example, if you wish to suspend your account on February 1st, please give us email notice by January 20th.
 
What are the groups? When are they offered? What is the pricing?
 
White Group - for age group: 10 & Under
4:15pm-5:15pm Monday-Friday at the Georgetown Recreation Center.
8:00am-9:00am Saturday at the Village Pool.

This group is best for elementary school swimmers. Water safety is required, and we will teach the competitive strokes.
3+ practices per week $80 per month
2 practices per week $65 per month
 
Goggles, swim cap (if kids have long hair), swim suit, kick board, and long fins are required.
 
Black Group - for age group: 11-14 
5:30pm-7:00pm Monday-Friday at the Village Pool.
8:00am-9:30am at the Village Pool. 

This group is best for middle school swimmers and advanced elementary school swimmers. Black group focuses on learning how to race. If younger swimmers wish to join this group, they must have approval from the coaching staff.

3+ practices per week $110 per month
2 practices per week $85 per month
 
Goggles, swim cap (if kids have long hair), swim suit, kick board, long fins, pull buoy, hand paddles, and swim snorkel are required.
 
Gold Group - for age group: 15-18 
6:00pm-8:00pm Monday-Friday at the Village Pool.
8:00am-10:00am Saturday at the Village Pool.

This group is best for high school swimmers and advanced middle school swimmers. Gold group focuses on preparing for competition. If younger swimmers wish to join this group, they must have approval from the coaching staff.

4+ practices per week $140 per month
3 practices per week $125 per month
2 practices per week $100 per month
 
Goggles, swim cap (if kids have long hair), swim suit, kick board, long fins, pull buoy, hand paddles, and swim snorkel are required.
 
What is a USA Flex Membership? USA Swimming requires that every swimmer be registered with USA Swimming in order to practice with USA Swimming teams and compete at USA Swimming meets. The Flex membership is $20. It allows up to two competitions per season, neither of which can be a Championship meet. Members can always upgrade to a Full USA Swimming membership ($80) by paying the difference. USA Membership is non-refundable.
 
Do my swimmers have to compete? How many meets are there? Swim meets cost an additional entry fee, and they are not required. We have 1-2 swim meets offered per month. We have two home meets which we strongly encourage participation.
 
What is the $100 per family registration fee? The registration fee is an annual fee budgeted to fund the administrative/business side of the team. This includes monthly accounting and website expenses, business software purchases, safety training for the coaching staff, and other expenses for the coaching staff.
 
Do I get to choose which days my child(ren) attend(s) practice? Yes, and it can change from week to week for your convenience.
 
We are returning to the team. Can we still participate in the free clinic? Yes!  HOWEVER, returning swimmers should attend the 5:30pm-6:30pm clinic session.

If you have a question not answered above, email Coach Michael: txgoldswimming@gmail.com