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2018 Registration form

Parent/Guardian Information

At least one parent/guardian registration is required.
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Athlete Information

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USA Swimmer

In accordance with the Policies & Procedures of WHALe, any swimmer who has achieved a TAGS time or Sectional time must disclose this information. Are any of your swimmers registered with USA Swimming? * *

Were you referred to West Memorial Swim Team by a previous swim team member?

Name of Family? If the same family refers three new swimmers to WMST, they will receive a free reserved parking spot for our two home meets and our time trials. *

Swim Team

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Fees and Qualifications

FEES:

A. $99.00 for 1st child, $85.00 for 2nd child, $80.00 for third charge and $75 for each additional child.

B. Registration includes a $20.00 non-refundable insurance fee. If a refund is requested during the first week of practice, the insurance fee cannot be refunded. There are no refunds after May 1, 2018.

C. Volunteer Opt-Out fee is $200.00 (please see Volunteer Requirements and Penalty Agreement).

D.  Each swimmer will receive a free T-shirt with paid registration.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A. A swimmer must be four (4) years old and may be no older than eighteen (18) by May 1st of the current swim year to be eligible to compete in a swim meet.

B. A NOVICE is any individual up to and including eighteen (18) years of age. If a swimmer has a current TAGS time, in any distance, in a given stroke, in his/her age group, he must swim that stroke up one (1) age group (example, TAGS time in Breast: 9 year old must swim in the 11-12 age group for that stroke). If a swimmer does not have TAGS time in IM s/he may swim in his/her own age group. If a swimmer has a Sectional time in any stroke, they are precluded from swimming that stroke in any WHALe meet. If a swimmer has Sectional Times in three strokes, but not the IM, this does not prohibit him/her from swimming the IM. The swimmer must have an IM Sectional Time to prohibit him/her from swimming the IM in a WHALe meet. A NOVICE cannot have swum on any college or university swim team.

C. All swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool.

D. No assisted swimmers shall be allowed to swim or place in the competitive events with the exception of those with disabilities.

Having been informed of the activities to be conducted by the West Memorial Swim Team, I, a parent or guardian of the participant, give my approval for this child’s participation in the activities of the program. I am aware that any athletic activity involves risk of accidental injury, despite all safety precautions. I assume all risks and hazards incidental to the program. I further release from and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the West Memorial Swim Team, its officers, coaches, parents and all others associated with the program, for damages resulting from illness or injury of the child occurring during the program, including transportation to and from swim team activities.

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2018 West Houston Aquatic League, Inc. Parental Release & Consent

RELEASE OF LIABILITY FOR PARTICIPANTS/SWIMMERS

IN CONSIDERATION OF my child(ren)/ward(s) being allowed to participate in any way in the West Houston Aquatic League, Inc. (WHALE) related events, and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, understands, consents, and agrees that:

1. The risk of injury to my child(ren)/ward(s) from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent disability and death, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk for serious injury does exist; and,

2. I FOR MYSELF, SPOUSE, AND CHILD(REN)/WARD (S), KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF WHALE, or others, and assume full responsibility for my child(ren)/ward(s) participation; and,

3. I willingly agree to comply with the program’s stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If I observe any unusual significant concern in my child(ren)/ward(s) readiness for participation and/or in the program itself, I will remove my child(ren)/ward(s) from the participation and bring such attention of the nearest official immediately; and,

4. I for myself, my spouse, my child(ren)/ward(s), and on behalf of my/our heirs, assignees, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS WHALE; Its’ directors, officers, officials, agents, employees, volunteers, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessor premises used to conduct the event (“Releasees”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property incident to my child(ren)/ward(s) involvement or participation in these programs, WHETHER ARISING

FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law; and

5. I, for myself, my spouse, my child(ren)/ward(s), and on behalf of my/our heirs, assignees, personal representatives and next of kin HEREBY INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS all of the above Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my child(ren)/ward(s) involvement or participation in these programs, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY, FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING, AND SIGN THIS RELEASE & CONSENT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT INDUCEMENT.

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WEST MEMORIAL SWIM TEAM PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

WEST MEMORIAL SWIM TEAM PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

Purpose: In an effort to make the swim team experience a happy, memorable time, we want to promote the best possible conduct of all West Memorial Swimmers and Parents at practice, swim meets, and other team functions, and to create the best possible individual and team impressions.

PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT:

  • A parent or another adult representative must be in attendance at every swim meet or their child(ren) will not be allowed to participate in that meet. NOTE: This does not apply to practice or children over age 16.
  • Parents must make their child(ren)'s emotional and physical well-being their
    number one priority during swim season.
  • Parents will not behave in such a way as to bring discredit to their child(ren),
    the team, or competitive swimming.
  • Parents will only address officials, all swimmers including the opposing team,
    parents, fans and coaches in a positive, respectful, and encouraging manner
    demonstrating fairness and sportsmanship.
  • Parents will stand behind the coach and support his or her decisions at all
    times and not place the coach in a position to have to be concerned with their
    behavior.
  • Parents will in no way disrupt the swim meet in which they are attending. They
    will express concerns regarding any rules or calls to the meet swim team board, at the conclusion of the meet.
  • Parents will remember that swimming is for the children and not for the adults.
  • Parents will keep all deck areas looking nice and clean and throw away all
    trash at practices, home meets and away meets.
  • Parents will supervise all their children during both practice and meets
    including those who are not registered to swim on the team.
  • Parents will bring and pick up their child(ren) promptly from practice as the
    coaches are not babysitters.
  • Parents will not drop children off or leave them at the pool/playground without
    designated adult supervision (unless over age 12).

At all practices, meets, and swim team events at the pool, we have a zero tolerance policy on the following:

  • alcohol consumption
  • illegal drugs
  • profanity
  • weapons
  • bullying
  • smoking inside the pool gate

Any violations of alcohol, drugs, weapons, smoking, profanity or bullying will
result in immediate removal of the entire family from the swim team without a
refund.

NOTE: Please understand that if any of the rules in the Parent and Swimmer Code of Conduct are broken, swim privileges and visitors privileges may be revoked at
the discretion of the coaches and or WMST Board Members
including not only temporary but possible permanent suspension with no refunds
given.

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Parent Volunteer Agreement
  • 2018 Parent Volunteer Agreement

MISSION: WMST is a 501(3)(c) non-profit recreational swim team competing within the West Houston Aquatic League (WHALe). The team is led by parent volunteers and a paid coaching staff. WMST is a summer swim team; its mission is to provide recreational and competitive youth swimmers with an opportunity to enhance personal fitness, improve swim stroke technique, cultivate a sense of teamwork, make friends, and have fun!

Swimmers bring their best attributes to WMST – and one of those is YOU! The Parents of the WMST are the most important people needed to run a swim meet and other WMST activities during our short summer swim season. WMST has a great reputation for meets that run smoothly and that is only accomplished by having our wonderful parents working at each meet.

Parent Volunteer Requirements – How It Works:

WMST's hope is that you will view your volunteer obligation as an opportunity to serve and support your children; help their friends and teammates to have a wonderful experience and the opportunity to participate, and to carry on a tradition of excellence and hospitality that WMST members and their families are known for!

Each swimmer (family) must provide a parent/guardian to assist in the general operation of the swim meets, both home and away, at least five (5) times during the swim season to earn two volunteer credits per meet for a total of (10) volunteer credits.  (Car wash and end of season banquet volunteer points do not count towards your 10 credits.  If your child does not attend the meet then you are not required to get points at that meet.)

We have found it necessary to implement a volunteer system, consistent with neighboring swim teams within our WHALe organization. This year the WMST will be asking for a $200.00 volunteer commitment from each family at the time of registration, the cost to find a paid employee to cover your commitment. If for some reason your family is unable to fulfill your volunteer requirements, the monetary volunteer commitment will be assessed at the end of the season. Extenuating circumstances will be reviewed and considered by the WMST Board, upon your proactive request only. 

Volunteer Duties are listed in detail on the website. You are not limited to choosing the same volunteer duty every time; please note, however, that you are not guaranteed placement in the duty of your choosing although we will make every effort possible to honor your request.

Any parent or guardian of a swimmer who qualifies for the Meet of Champions or All Star Meet will be expected to additionally volunteer at those meets.

We greatly appreciate all our wonderful parents that have volunteered for many years and continue to provide such awesome service to our team. WMST wants to maintain our reputation for hosting well-run meets with kind, considerate and helpful volunteers. We know that with your assistance, our swim team will have one of our best seasons yet!

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Yes, I am a resident of West Memorial

This section is only for residents of West Memorial.  If you are not a resident of West Memorial, please skip this section.

2018 Swim Season –West Memorial Tiger Sharks Resident Acknowledgement

RE: West Memorial Tigersharks Swim Team Registration in conjunction with the PFMA

I understand that the registration of my children to swim on the West Memorial Tigersharks swim team is contingent on my being current with my West Memorial Association dues.

I understand that the attached registration will be reviewed by a representative of the Homeowner’s Board (HOA) and if any discrepancies arise I will be contacted by such representative and all registration fees and forms will be held until formal approval is provided.

I authorize the West Memorial Association to release my current year status (in good standing/not in good standing) to the West Memorial Tigersharks as a condition for team registration and use of West Memorial Civic Center facilities during official West Memorial Tigersharks events.

At no time will any of my personal information (delinquency/payment arrangements/etc.) be shared with a member of the swim team Board of Directors, other than my status for purpose of registration. 

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Non resident of West Memorial Option #1

This section is for those who do NOT live in West Memorial

The West Memorial HOA has implemented a non resident fee that will be charged for every non resident swimmer. The non resident fee is maximum of $75.00.

1 Child = $45.00

2 Children = $60.00

3 Children or More = $75.00

This fee allows each registered swim team child in a family to use the pool facilities during swim team practice, meets, car washes and awards banquet only. This fee does not allow the non resident child to use the pool during open pool hours.

WMCA - Non resident facilities use - Release of Liability

WEST MEMORIAL CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC. NON-RESIDENT FACILITIES USE – RELEASE OF LIABILITY

By allowing my underage child to register with and participate in any West Memorial Tigersharks swim team event or function held at the West Memorial CA facilities, I (print name) _______________________________on behalf of (print name of child)________________________________ agree to abide by all rules and restrictions of West Memorial CA. I do hereby and on behalf of my heirs and legal representatives, release and forever discharge West Memorial CA, it’s Directors, Officers, employees, volunteers and managing agent of and from any and all claims and demands of every kind, nature and character which I or my child may have or may hereafter acquire for any and all damages, losses or injuries which may be suffered or sustained or caused by me. I also understand that any special medical needs remain the responsibility of the individual participant and/or West Memorial Tigersharks swim team organization. I have read this release of liability and fully understand its terms and agree that I forfeit my legal rights by signing it. I sign freely and voluntarily without any inducement. 

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