Join the Mustangs!

New Members will be registered for the 2022-2023 season.

1) First, you MUST attend an Open Tryout
Upcoming tryout dates, times and locations:

  • Wednesday, February 8 6:00 PM @ Loos and HP
  • Wednesday, February 22 6:00 PM @ Loos and HP

** PLEASE NOTE: SMU Bronze & Silver have a waitlist. Please tryout at any of the other locations, register on the DM website and you will be able placed on the waitlist in order of when you register on the DM website (Step 2). You will not be charged until you are let into the group. White Rock and Loos groups currently have openings. 

No need to make a reservation, just show up and report to the coach on deck. 

The fee schedule and other information about the Mustangs can be found in our "About" tab.  Click HERE for the fee schedule. 

2) Create an Account on DMSwim.com

New members can register here. You will be asked to create a Dallas Mustangs account, but you will not be able to log in until your account has been approved. You will receive an email once this is done with login instructions. 


REGISTRATION FEES: NEW SWIMMERS

All new swimmers will be charged with a Registration Fee that DOES NOT INCLUDE USA Swimming Registration. Fees are prorated based on when a  member joins the team:

  • August 1 - Nov 30: $125
  • December 1 - February 28: $100
  • March 1 - May 31: $75
  • After June 1: $50
*Precomp Registration is $25 regardless of the registration period. 

3) Register with USA Swimming - Needed for all groups, including pre-comp

First, you will need to create a parent account with USA Swimming (SWIMS) and then register your swimmer(s).  Instructions for both steps can be found here


HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR NEW PARENTS

PRACTICE SCHEDULE CAN BE FOUND HERE

NEW PARENT INFORMATION PACKET


When considering a swimming program ask about...

Flexibility- We recognize the importance of a kid being a kid. Among young swimmers, there are high priority things like birthday parties, soccer games, scouts, etc. We encourage these activities and have a practice schedule that works with you.

Stability & Strength- The Dallas Mustangs have operated for 28 years and have a strong membership, board and dedicated parent volunteers.

Coaching Continuity- Our head coach, Mark "Mook" Rhodenbaugh, a graduate of SMU and former U.S. National Champion in backstroke, is committed to our swimmers and has been with us for 21 years. Over this period, Mook has received North Texas Coach of the Year honors numerous times as well as additional regional and national honors.

Record of Achievement- The Mustangs consistently finish as one of the top age-group teams in Texas at the biannual Texas Age-group (TAGS) Championships. Past and current members include NCAA All-Americas, Texas High School Record Holders, U.S. National, World and Olympic Champions.

Team Focus- Ours is to develop a program for each swimmer based on their skill, age, and interest. It is our belief that swimming with the Dallas Mustangs develops many enduring life skills which include self-discipline, goal setting, sportsmanship, teamwork, nutritional awareness, confidence, persistence, responsibility, time management, concentration, and developing a work ethic. 

Are We Having Fun Yet?
We just don't go to practices and swim meets! Annually the team coordinates a number of special activities for members.

Examples include:

  • Season kick-off picnic
  • Annual swimmer recognition banquet
  • TAGS fire up parties
  • Holiday party 
  • Intra-squad Meets
  • Summer out of town trip to meet