TCATS Motivational Programs

Swimmers are encouraged to compete against their own personal best in order to improve over the summer.  We recognize continued improvement in several ways:

Swimmer of the Week
During the summer swim team season, the coaches will select swimmers as the “Swimmer of the Week.” The swimmer(s) will be chosen based on attendance, listening, improvement, attitude, and effort.

 

Personal Best or “Pop” Times

Each time a swimmer swims a personal best time ("pops" his/her time) at a meet, they are given a lollipop.

Pop Time Awards

An award will be given for all swimmers that achieve at least 12 “pops” during the season.

End of Season Invitational Meet
All swimmers who achieve an end of reason qualifying time, and go on to swim in that event will receive a special swim cap at the meet. Those swimmers will also be recognized online and at our annual “Party at the Park” celebration.

Team Records
The official TCATS team records. These records are based on sanctioned events of the NWAL Swim League.

Awards Dinner
At the end of the summer at our fantastic Awards Night Dinner and Celebration, we hand out a number of awards.

Participation/Performance Medal:

All Tomball swimmers who participated in at least two meets, excluding time trials, will receive a participation award.
 

High Point:

Awarded in each age group to one boy and one girl.


Most Improved:

An award to one boy and one girl in each age group who showed the most time and/or performance improvement throughout the summer.


Cougars Coaches Award: awarded to one boy and one girl in each age group that the coaches identify as having specific attributes that benefit the team.  Attributed considered include meet participation, practice participation, demonstration of a positive attitude, support of teammates, focus on improvement, and listening


Top Pop Award: awarded to the swimmers who hold the top five highest pop times for the season. Personal Best or “Pop” Times:  Each time a swimmer swims a personal best time ("pops" his/her time) at a meet, they are given a lollipop.


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