Be the Best Swim Parent

Here are some things you may find helpful to know as the parent of a WHAT swimmer:

  • Financial Aid  - The Woodland Hills Aquatic Team (WHAT) Board of Directors strongly believes that community members should have the opportunity to participate in a competitive swim team regardless of financial status. We offer financial assistance in the form of fee reductions for individuals and families who are financially unable to pay the established program fee. All applicants must be a current student in good standing residing within Allegheny County. Interested parties should contact our Membership or Scholarship for a confidential review of the program qualifications.
  • Meet Eating Guidelines  - Nutrition matters, both in and out of the water. Not sure what to feed your young athlete? Check out our Meet Eating Guidelines courtesy of a former swim parent and registered dietician. 
  • USA Swimming Resources - Visit the USA Swimming website for additional valuable information about how to be the best swim parent you can be.
  • Meet Entry Process - How to commit or decline your swimmer can be confusing. We include these instructions in every meet announcement email to help you remember the process. Meet fees will be charged to your account as they are incurred. 
  • Equipment NeedsSwim cap pricing depends on date and availability of personalized caps. Any additional equipment can be borrowed if available and eventually purchased on your own. 
  • Volunteer Requirements - Each family is required to volunteer for the club. Please see our Volunteer Guidelines to understand your commitments.