SEALS SWIM TEAM

The Granbury SEALS Swim Team is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide a wholesome environment in which swimmers of all ages may learn and improve the basic fundamentals of competitive swimming. We are affiliated with the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF), following their rules and guidelines for swim meets.

Registration for the 2019 summer season will open around April 1st, 2019. 

Dear Swimmers and Parents,

Welcome to the 2019 Swim season!

We will be swimming at the Hood County YMCA again this year in the beautiful indoor pool. The team will have access to 6 wide lanes, leaving two for the YMCA members. The SEAL Pups will continue to be at Comanche Cove.

Please try to park at AMS(Acton Middle School) or on the street at the YMCA, and enter through the door by the outdoor pool only, We will have use of the two bathrooms in the pool area. If you are a member of the YMCA and would like to use the entire facility, you can exit by the door leading to the outdoor pool and walk around the front to check in at the desk. We suggest all other non-swimmers bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the grassy area behind the YMCA. This will help keep the noise level down inside the pool so your swimmers can focus on training. 

‘In-betweeners’ will be in the 2 lap lanes outside; no one except the in-betweeners & coaches will be allowed inside the outdoor pool gated area (as more people in the pool area would require more  lifeguards/$$). We will start the first group of "tweeners" at 8:15am instead of 8:30am (see below for the schedule for the summer).

Pups will not change from last year, as their lessons will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10a-11a at Comanche Cove Pool.

We will host two meets this year as usual, June 29 and one other date in June.  We will rent two porta-potties for outside the pool area to take pressure off the toilets inside. Everyone will also enter through the door by the outdoor pool for the meets and park at AMS. The meets will start at 8 am and be over by noon so the YMCA pool can open to its members.

We will have a YMCA representative talk to the parents at our early season parent meeting, (details to come later) explaining the specials the YMCA is running for membership, for those interested.

Cost per Swimmer, along with sponsorships from local businesses, will cover the following: pool rental (this also includes rental for ages 15 and up Tuesday and Thursday evening), all TAAF fees and dues, TAAF insurance for team, t-shirt, white latex cap; plus state qualifiers’ entry fees, t-shirt and cap, as well as swimming opportunities for underprivileged swimmers. Swimmers will be able to register on the SEALS web page www.sealsswimteam.org starting April 1, 2019. You will have the option to pay by credit card, check or cash.

TAAF has added a small change to their rules because of their insurance policy for meets, whereby if you are going to swim in a meet you MUST have a signature on the TAAF release form and be registered online at the SEALS webpage the Monday before the meet.

First person in the family - $123.00

Other family members - $118.00 if done at the same time, otherwise a $5.00 fee will be added for processing.

Pups - $68 + $5 registration. If a Pup is being registered at the same time as other family members, then the $5 does not apply. If registering a pup alone, total cost will be $73.

2019 dates shown below.

Suit fittings and Tryouts  April 8th and 10th – 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm , May 1st and 8th 5:45 -7:15 pm and May 10th 5:00 - 6:00 pm at the YMCA (enter through door by the outdoor pool)

First day of Practice – May 28th for returning Seals, May 29th for new Seals (all practice sessions enter through the door by the outdoor pool)

15 years and up – 5:15 am to 6:45 am followed by Dryland Monday thru Thursday mornings.

15 years and up – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Tuesday and Thursday evening

11 – 14 years – 6:45 am – 8:00 am followed by Dryland – Monday thru Thursday morning

9- 10 years – Dryland 7:45 am, pool time 8:00 am – 8:45 am – Monday thru Thursday morning

8 and under – Dryland 8:30 am, pool time 8:45 am – 9:15 am – Monday thru Thursday morning

June 29th – we host a TAAF swim meet at the YMCA

June TBA- we host a TAAF swim meet at the YMCA

Regional Meet – July 13th - 14th  at Keller Natatorium

State Meet – July 25th - July 28th at College Station, Texas

We are having a TAAF Meeting in April  to determine which teams will be coming to our meets and where we go for our other two circuit meets.

We will have banners outside the YMCA reminding SEALS members to daily use the AMS parking and where to enter. There will not be entry into the YMCA from the pool, so if you are a member you will be required to walk around (just a bit of exercise) and check in at the desk. We will be expecting everyone to clean up after themselves as we expected at the City Pool. The YMCA is providing lifeguards for the SEALS during swim practice. Everyone will need to respect them.

This is the exciting beginning of a new year!!! 

See you at the pool,

Coach Janet