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Website

  • Our website is our primary method of communicating. 
  • On our home page you can find team news and any new important information. 
  • Any cancellation due to weather will be posted on our home page as soon as the determination is made. 
  • All other information concerning the swim team can be found under the swim team tab. 


Swim Meets (Parent portal/opt-out procedure video (5m))

The meet schedule is located on our website dadsclub-swimteam.com under the meets/results tab. The letters to the right of the meet name indicate which training groups will be attending that particular meet (W-white, b- blue, B - bronze, S-silver, G-gold, SR-Senior, N-National Group). The Q means – swimmers must have the qualifying times to attend.

Entry Procedure

  • All swimmers will be entered in meets unless notified otherwise via your parent portal
  • You will receive an email 3-5 weeks before each meet. Once you receive this email you will be able to go onto your parent portal and opt-out if your swimmer isn’t able to attend.  (If your swimmer is planning on attending there is no need to confirm his/her attendance)
  • The coaches will enter each swimmer in their particular events. You can see your swimmers events on your parent portal.

How to Opt-Out

  • Once you have logged on to your parent portal click on the meet tab. You will see your swimmer’s name with an ATTEND or NOT ATTEND box next to it.  If you click on NOT ATTEND your swimmer will be opted out of all days. If you click on ATTEND it will give you the option of opting out of particular days or leave it as it is. (If your swimmer is planning on attending the meet there is no need to confirm his/her attendance)


Leading up to each meet

  • Timing- We will always need volunteers to help time during each meet. Please sign up for timing under the meet/results page. 
  • Timeline- You can find a timeline of the meet the Wednesday before the start of the meet. The timeline is located to the right of each meet and will have a T to click on. 
  • Meet entries- You can view the meet entries on your parent portal

During the meet

  • Warm-up times are usually at 7:30 or 8:10am. Swimmers are expected to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the designated warm-up. All swimmers are expected to warm-up with the team. 
  • There is no circle-in during the Short Course season (September-March). Only swimmers participating in events 400 or longer must check in at the beginning of the meet.
  • The competition portion of the meet starts at 9am. Meets usually last between 3.5-4.5 hours. 
  • Relays- During meets where relays are offered the coaches will announce the final relay line ups immediately after warm-up. Swimmers arriving late will be taken out of relays. Although we try our best to pre enter swimmers in relays, we often have to make changes at the meet. Swimmers should not assume they are not in a relay. Always ask a coach before leaving a meet. 
  • Uniforms- swimmers must wear a Dad's Club shirt, cap and swim suit during meets. White Team Shirt on Saturdays and Blue Team Shirt on Sundays

Open meets are split into morning and afternoon sessions.

Which session is my swimmer participating in?

AM Session

11&over girls and 13& over boys

PM Session

10 & under girls and 12 & under boys

 

How will I know when to bring my swimmer to the meet?

The estimated timeline for each meet will be posted on our meet and results page a few days before the start of the meet. Morning sessions usually start warm-ups between 7-8am, afternoon sessions usually start warm-ups between 12-1:30pm.

Warm-up times will also be posted on our meets and results page.

 

How will I know what my swimmer is swimming?

You will be able to see your swimmers entries on your parent portal. The entries will be up within a week after the opt-out deadline.

 

 

Uniforms/Equipment

Required equipment during meets – Team suit, Team cap, Team shirts

Swim Caps
Each swimmer will be receiving a free Dad’s Club latex cap as soon as they arrive.

 

Personalized swim caps are available for order for the following groups only – Gold, Senior  and National Group. An email will be sent out at the beginning of each season with the order information.

 

Shirts 
Shirts can be purchased through our spirit wear at our online store.

Parkas
Texas Swim Shop is taking orders for Parkas. If you are interested in ordering a parka please email Susan Matherne at txswim@pdq.net

Team suits
Texas Swim Shop is taking orders for team suits. Team suits should be order through Susan Matherne at txswim@pdq.net

Training equipment
Training equipment can be purchased at Texas Swim Shop. They will have the required equipment list by training group, but you can also get this information from the Training Groups section. Be sure to let them know you are with Dad's Club in order to receive the team discount.

 

Texas Swim Shop
10429 South Post Oak Road

Houston, TX 77035
(713) 723-0910


Fund Raising 

Our annual Swim Marathon will be held on the last Saturday in October. All swimmers are required to participate. Swimmers will need to supply a counter to keep track of their laps.

Information regarding the swim marathon will be sent out via email.

Speaking with Coaches

  • Coaches are unable to speak with parents during workout times. 
  • If you wish to speak with a coach please schedule a time to meet with them via email. 
  • Please keep in mind that parents are not allowed on deck during practice times. Parents are welcome to watch practice in the designated sitting areas. 


60 Day Notice

Please remember to fill out the 60 day notice if your swimmer is planning on stopping or taking a break. You can find the 60 day notice under the swim team tab on our website.



White 4pm

Joel Beard coachjoel@dadsclub-swimteam.com

Jason Devine coachjason@dadsclub-swimteam.com

Stephen Hall coachsteohen@dadsclub-swimteam.com

 

White 6:30 pm

Joel Beard coachjoel@dadsclub-swimteam.com

Blue 4pm

Joel Beard coachjoel@dadsclub-swimteam.com

Jason Devine coachjason@dadsclub-swimteam.com

Stephen Hall coachsteohen@dadsclub-swimteam.com

 

Blue 6:30pm

Joel Beard coachjoel@dadsclub-swimteam.com

 

Bronze

Joel Beard coachjoel@dadsclub-swimteam.com

 

Silver

Casandra Brisbin coachcasandra@dadsclub-swimteam.com

Stephen Hall coachsteohen@dadsclub-swimteam.com

 

Gold

Jason Devine coachjason@dadsclub-swimteam.com

 

Senior Groups

Carleigh Kutac coachcarleigh@dadsclub-swimteam.com


National Group

Rey Aguilar coachrey@dadsclub-swimteam.com