WE WANT TO JOIN TEXAS ELITE SWIM TEAM. WHAT IS OUR FIRST STEP?
The first step is to sign up for a Team Evaluation. Evaluations last about 15 minutes and are used to determine your swimmer's group placement. Once the evaluation is complete, you will receive a group placement email with team registration instructions.
WHO CAN JOIN?
Swimmers aged 5-18 can participate in the Texas Elite program. At this time, swimmers must be able to complete 1 length of freestyle and 1 length of backstroke unsupported in order to participate.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
For the Competitive Team, there is an annual registration fee of $240 and Monthly dues that vary by swim group.
Find detailed pricing information for the Houston Competitive Team here.
Find detailed pricing information for the Katy Competitive Team here.
The Houston non-competitive Swim Fit program is $180 for a six week session. Find more information here.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER TEAM REQUIREMENTS?
Parent Volunteering: Parent volunteers are required to run swim meets. When attending swim meets, our team will be responsible for timing chairs. We will post parent sign ups for timing the week of the swim meet.
I HAVE AN ACCOUNT/BILLING QUESTION. WHO DO I CONTACT?
For questions about your account, billing, or other administrative topics, please contact .
WHERE CAN I FIND MY CHILD’S GROUP PRACTICES OR UPCOMING EVENTS?
Group practices and swim meets can be found under the Schedules TAB above.
DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO ATTEND EVERY PRACTICE?
While we do not have a strict practice attendance requirement, we encourage athletes to attend as many practices as possible. However, we completely understand that families have other commitments and activities.
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE FOR PRACTICE?
Swimmers should arrive 15 minutes early in order to have time to change, ready equipment, and speak to coaches. Remember, scheduled starting times are when swimmers will jump in to begin the work out. If swimmers arrive late, have them ready as soon as possible and send them to their coach.
WHAT SHOULD MY SWIMMER BRING TO PRACTICE?
Swimmers should have appropriately fitting swimsuits, goggles, swim caps, a water bottle, and closed-toed athletic shoes for dryland. Additional training equipment is group specific and can be found here. Swimmers should have all of their required equipment at every practice.
WHAT IF I HAVE TO LEAVE EARLY?
If you have to leave early, please inform your coach before practice.
ARE PARENTS ALLOWED ON DECK DURING PRACTICE?
Parents and siblings are not allowed directly on the pool deck during practice. Parents are welcome to observe their swimmers from designated viewing areas. Parent interaction during practice can be distracting to the coaching staff, your swimmer, and other swimmers.
WHEN CAN I SPEAK TO MY CHILD’S COACH?
Quick questions and concerns can be addressed before or after practice. For more in depth inquiries, the best way to reach our coaching staff is by sending them an email.
CAN I MAKE UP A MISSED PRACTICE?
Texas Elite Swim Team does not offer make up practices. If you miss a practice for any reason, bring your swimmer to their next regularly scheduled practice.
DOES INCLEMENT WEATHER IMPACT PRACTICE?
Practices will be held as scheduled during rainy conditions; however, thunder or lighting within the immediate vicinity of the pool (10 miles) will result in delays and/or cancelations. Texas Elite Staff will utilize weather radar to monitor lighting strikes.
WHERE WILL SWIM MEETS BE HELD?
Swim meets will be held at Greater Houston Area locations designated by the Gulf Swimming Local Swim Committee.
HOW MANY MEETS WILL THERE BE PER SEASON?
Swimmers will be able to attend roughly (1) swim meet per month.
IS THERE A FEE ASSOCIATED WITH MEET ATTENDANCE?
Hosting teams assess a swimmer surcharge and a fee per event entered. Meet fees vary by meet and will be detailed within each meet announcement.
Example: Swimmer surcharge ($10) + Meet Fees (6 events x $5 per events)
DO I HAVE TO ATTEND EVERY MEET?
No; however, we encourage swimmers to attend all available meets.
DO I HAVE TO STAY FOR THE ENTIRE MEET?
While we want your swimmer present for the entire meet, we understand families have other commitments. When you declare meet attendance, you will be able to leave notes about leaving early, arriving late, or which days of the meet you can attend. For unexpected conflicts, you may tell your coach at the meet or send them an email.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY SWIMMER IS ON A RELAY?
Relays will be posted on the website with meet information the week of the swim meet. You may also ask your coach at the meet.
WHAT DOES MY SWIMMER NEED TO BRING TO THE MEET?
Swimmers will need to bring their team suit, team cap, goggles, towels, and clothes/parka to wear while not swimming. It is also a great idea to bring plenty of water and healthy snacks to eat throughout the meet.