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Volunteering

Rogers Ranch is known league-wide for its professional staff, organized meets, and hospitality. The Rapids are consistently recognized as one of the best teams in the league and its pool is a great place to host a swim meet. This is due to the fact that we have a core group of parents that consistently volunteer and make all the swimmers have a great time. The continued success of our swim team is possible only because of our parents.

PLEASE prepare to VOLUNTEER in some capacity for all meets.

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League Rules/Qualifications

The Alamo Area Aquatic Association Summer Swim League (hereafter referred to as the AA/AASSL) is a league consisting of neighbor and private club swim teams. It is a recreational swimming organization that caters primarily to seasonal (summer) only swimmers. Swimmers may participate under the following guidelines. First and foremost, to be eligible for Rogers Ranch Rapids the family must reside in the Crosstimber or Falling Brook subdivisions. Additionally, the family must be current in their HOA fees (both Swim Club and HO). If the family is leasing a home, the original owners must be current in all fees for the rental family to be eligible to compete.

 A.    A swimmer’s age for the entire Season is determined by her / his age as of June first of the current Season (year).Swimmers who have reached their 19th birthday by June first of the season may not compete in the AASSL.

 B.    Currently, six and under swimmers WILL  be permitted to compete in an individual event (only Freestyle and/or Backstroke) in the North East Championship Meet provided they meet the qualifying time.

  1. Six and under swimmers may participate in either of the eight and under relays in the North East Championships provided they have achieved the necessary qualifying time in the current season

C. Six and under swimmers ARE permitted to compete in any event in any “dual / tri” North East AASSL competition at the discretion of Meet Management.

D. Swimmers who may have ever achieved a USA Swimming Sectional time, short or long course, in any event or who may do so during any AASSL Season may not participate in ANY NE AASSL competition at any time or under any circumstances.

  1. Please refer to Appendix D.
  2. Teams who knowingly or unknowingly enter Sectional Qualified swimmers in any North East AASSL competition will be banned from the North East Championships.

            *No appeals of such bans will be considered.

E. Swimmers who may achieve a current year TAGS time, short or long course, prior to June 1 of the current year course MAY NOT participate ANY NE AASSL competition at any time or under any circumstances. 

  1. Swimmers who achieve TAGS times AFTER May 31 of the current year may participate fully in NE AASSL competition and North East Championships.
  2. Teams who knowingly or unknowingly enter TAGS qualified swimmers to score in prohibited events will be banned from participation in the North East Championships.       

                                                                         

Beginner Swimmers Try-Out

HOW IT WORKS

Beginner Swimmers will be evaluated on their ability to swim the length of the pool without adult assistance. If you are uncertain or "on the fence", we encourage your little swimmer to show up and give it their best shot (some of our neighborhood's greatest swimmers started here, too!) In addition, Coaches will be in the water in case they need a boost.

If they are unable to swim the length of the pool without assistance yet show potential (and determination!), they will be invited to the first two weeks of practice. The goal during this trial period is to work towards "meet readiness", meaning they are capable of joining the team and participating in the first Meet of the season. At the end of those two weeks, Head Coach(es) will notify the committee and parents whether they feel that standard has been reached.

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Team Communication

 The best source for team information is this Rogers Ranch Rapids website.

League information is at aaaa-sa.org under the Summer League menu. Some of the data in this memo is from the AASSL Rule book which can be viewed or downloaded from this site.

The best way to contact the coaching staff is via e-mail unless it is an emergency in which case the phone is fine.

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