See links on parent meeting tab for calendar , schedule, and practice times for the 2019 summer seaosn. 

TCATS

501(C) 3 Summer Swim Program

Jerry Matheson Park Pool

Cougar Families!

I have attached some updated calendars and information for the 2019 season. There have been some significant changes since I first provided information by email.   Please be aware of the information below as we head into the season.

Roster Clean Up day is April 13th, 2019.  

You have until that day to rejoin our team if you have not already renewed your participation for the TCATS 2019 summer season. If you know someone who would benefit from our team, please encourage them to participate in the TCATS 2019 Season.

Parent Meeting & Suit Fitting

April 12th, 2019 will be our parent information meeting from 5:30 pm to 6: 00 pm @ Jerry Matheson Park Pool. D&J will be there from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm with team suits for sale, goggles, and other accessories.

  • Swimsuits are required for swimmers swimming at meets. (Varsity swimmers from Tomball HS may wear their varsity swimsuit.)  

  • Each swimmer will receive a latex cap from TCATS with registration and a team shirt. Caps with names, goggles, extra parent shirts, and team towels will be extra.

    • Station 1 will be registration & volunteer checks. ( Required)

    • Station 2 will be extra team shirts, towels, and custom caps with names if you choose.  ( Popular)

    • Station 3 will be updated swimmer roster photos to help our team coaches.  ( Needed)

Week 1 Practice

April 15th will be our first week. We will practice Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week.

Week 2  Practice

April 22 will be our second week. We will practice Mon, Tue, Wed, and Thur. No Friday due to HS Water Polo.

Boys vs Girls Time Trial

April 27th, 2019 @ Jerry Matheson Park Pool

BBQ Party ** Save the Date**

May 10th, 2019 Friday Evening @ Jerry Matheson Park Pool

Sincerely,

Brian Vestal

TCATS Swimming

(832)967-7833 / Coachvestal@gmail.com

TCATS 2019 Team Registration Rates

  • 6th or below at the start of the season $155.00 (By Grade Level)

  • 7th or 8th grade at the start of the season $105.00 (By Grade Level)

  • TASC swimmers who remain active during LC season $105.00

  • High School swimmers at the start of the season Free w/ BBQ tickets.

2019 TCATS  Organization Sponsorships Opportunities

A $300.00 sponsorship one child swims for free; for a $600.00 sponsorship, a family swims for free. Final receipt and collection will be given to Robin Johnson Sponsorship Coordinator. Attached is information about this program.

Swimsuit & Swim Cap 2019  Information

    We will continue to use our custom suit design for the 2019 season. Just as a friendly reminder, it is a requirement for kids who participate in meets representing our team. (With an exception for tech suits for championships and Tomball High School varsity suits.) We also ask they wear a team cap if they choose to wear one. The summer league program will use our current suit for 2019. D & J will continue to restock and keep this suit available for our parents.

TCATS TAAF & AAU NEWS

Don’t forget, after our NWAL season, we will have our TAAF season for the second part of summer. TAAF runs from the middle of June through late August. There is no residency requirement, nor is there a volunteer deposit requirement. Swimmers wanting to swim at the TAAF regional meet cannot swim in the USA swimming meet between January and the regional TAAF meet in July if they are 13& under. TAAF participation cost is $125 each swimmer or $250 each family and $25 dollars each high school swimmer. Registration will be open in  May 2019 for member families.

When is the summer season 2019?

  • Monday, April 15th, 2019 – First day of Practice

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 -  3rd Annual Boys vs Girls (@ Home)

  • Friday, May 10th, 2019  – BBQ Dinner Fundraiser / Social

  • Saturday, May 11th, 2019 – First Dual Meet (@ Home)

  • Sunday, May 19th, 2019 – 4th Annual Splash Depot (@ Tomball Aquatic Center)

  • Saturday, June 15th, 2019 – Divisional Champs Swim Meet (@ Location TBD)

  • June 22nd, 23rd, & 24th 2018 (End of Season Meets) All-Stars Invitational

Other Areas for Consideration

Officials - We need more officials, especially starters and referees. No previous experience is required and NWAL provides this training for free.

Team Coaches:

If you would like to volunteer as a coach, because you have some previous swimming experience, please let me know.  We do have opportunities and only ask that you make a commitment to a group of kids for the entire season.

BJ Spears (Pride Group Coach)  

Abby Taylor ( Red Group Coach)

Brian Vestal (Age Group Development White)

Deanne Annis (11 & UP )

Katharine Grostabussiat (9&10)

Volunteers Updates

If I mistakenly added you or omitted you please let me know.  If you just want to volunteer, but don’t know how please let me know that too. We need volunteers to make the team possible. If you would like to fill one these open positions or have an interest in officiating please email Coach Vestal.


Volunteer Coordinator: Jennifer Kable

  • Team Secretary Tracy Acosta

  • TAAF Secretary Jenn Kable  / Amanda Uhl

  • Invitational Secretary – Chelsea Conley

  • Wet Shop Secretary- Amy Snyder

  • Computer Clerk- Chelsea Conley & Mike O Neal

  • Ready Bench Coordinator: Heather Magnifico/  Alyssa Perrad

  • 2 Assistant Ready Bench: Open Position  & Open Position (training required)

  • Concession Stand Coordinator: Stacy/ Scott Howland & Open Position

  • Grill Master: Scott Howland, Joseph Bryant

  • Head Timer #1: Open Position

  • Head Timer #2: Troy Wise

  • Set Up / Tear Down Manager:  Open Position

Sponsorship Chair

  • Robin Johnson

Spirit Night Coordinators

  • Kim Riedel

NWAL Swimming Officials – Previous experience is not required to do this, but you must be willing to learn and grow. We can't thank those people enough for their help in the 2018 season and will continue to need parents to make the commitment.

Stroke & Turn (Level One Official)

Josh Spender, Matt Uhl, Chuch Kable -- This will not be enough to meet our needs.

Starter (Level Two Official)

Dale Eddins & Kathrein Grostabussiat -- This will not be enough to meet our needs.

Referee (Level Three Official) –

Robert Trahan

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