Introduction to Rapids Swimming
The Rogers Ranch Rapids Summer Swim team is a neighborhood organization dedicated to introducing and fostering a life long appreciation of the sport of swimming. We are unique among area summer clubs in that we are a “true” neighborhood team, open only to residents of the Crosstimber and Falling Brook subdivisions. We compete under the auspices of the Alamo Area Summer Swim League.
The Alamo Area Summer Swim League (AASSL or The League) is governed and managed by the Alamo Area Aquatics Association (AAAA) and was developed to bridge the gap that can come to exist between swimming lessons and Club and / or High School swimming. It is intended to be a relatively low pressure, high excitement introduction to competitive swimming, which can be a very important developmental experience, especially for swimmers age 12 and younger.
The primary goal of the AASSL is to introduce, encourage, and develop a love for the sport of swimming while instilling the values of good sportsmanship, hard work, respect and learning how to win and lose gracefully. In order to accomplish this goal, the AASSL provides, through its Member Teams, quality competitive swimming instruction, competition, and water safety at a level that is designed to be fun for the athletes, parents, and coaches.
Swimming, like life, can and often is, both competitive and fun. Successful operation of the League relies very heavily on volunteers, which includes an Executive Board chaired by the Board Chairman of the AAAA. Parents are strongly encouraged to “get involved” in some way other than being a spectator. Their help will be appreciated and the organization better for it.
The AASSL is mostly an electronically administered league. A Summer League Home Page is maintained on the AAAA Web Site at www.aaaa-sa.org and most communication flows through that website and by e-mail. For logistical and geographic reasons, the AASSL is divided into two separate and completely independent conferences: One based in the North side Independent School District (NISD) and the other in the North East Independent School District (NEISD).
The Rapids Swim Team is a strictly parent-run Not-For-Profit organization, managed by a Committee with oversight by the Rogers Ranch Swim Club Board. The Rapids Swim Team Committee consists of parents who volunteer their time and energy to ensure the program is a success. A considerable amount of time, planning and expense are invested by these team parents throughout the year. They can be contacted via the team website.