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2020 Sharks Registration

    Welcome to the 2020 Sugar Land Sharks!

    This is the place where you register for the 2020 season.

Tryout Information is found HERE. Please read this before continuing.

2020 Sharks Key Dates, Practice and Meet Schedule: Click HERE

You will receive a free shirt automatically if you register before 4/12. No Exceptions after 4/12.

The Sharks are a recreational swim team that requires all swimmers be able to swim 25 meters without assistance to join the team. The Sharks do not provide "learn-to-swim" or swimming lessons.

The fees are $115 for the first swimmer, $110 for the second swimmer, and $100 for each additional swimmer and include a trophy, shirt, parties, and great coaching for the summer season. The $25 try out fee nonrefundable.

The Sharks have a required family volunteer commitment for everyone. If you don't meet your commitment, you are subject to a $200 volunteer waiver fee. The Sharks are volunteer-run and cannot operate without parent volunteers.

For any problems with registration, email: SugarLandSharks@gmail.com

Parent/Guardian Information

At least one parent/guardian registration is required.
New accounts will be sent an email confirmation message with instructions to setup a password.

Please indicate which parents will be volunteering this season. At least one parent/guardian is required to volunteer.

At least one parent/guardian email address must be provided.
Check the boxes to indicate which parent/guardians should receive team-wide emails.

First Name * Last Name * Email Address *
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Athlete Information

Enter the information for each athlete being registered below. At least one Athlete registration is required.

First Name * Preferred Name Middle Initial Last Name * Gender * Birth Date *
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Primary Parent/Volunteer Contact PHONE for Text Messages

Please provide the primary PHONE for ALL TEAM & VOLUNTEER related messages this season. We will NOT be using ANY other number. If you don't put an active number that you monitor here, chances are you will miss important messages. The Sharks can't be responsible for cases of "I didn't get the message," so please choose an number you monitor daily. Thank you. *

Primary Parent/Volunteer Contact EMAIL ADDRESS

Please provide the primary EMAIL for ALL TEAM & VOLUNTEER related messages this season. We will NOT be contacting you ANY other way. If you don't put an active email that you monitor here, chances are you will miss important messages. The Sharks can't be responsbible for cases of "I didn't get the message," so please choose an email you monitor daily. Thank you very much! *

Want to be a Age Group Parent / Tent Monitor as your Volunteer Job? Read the requirements and answer here.

Being an Age Group Parent / Tent Monitor is a special job on the Sharks! It comes with different duties, requirements, and rewards! If wish to be an Age Group Parent, here are the requirements: (1) You must choose the age group and gender matching your swimmer (or one of your swimmers). You shouldn't plan on being the "tent mom/dad" if your swimmer isn't one of that particular group. (2) Age Group Parents agree to work FOUR full meets (or until your last Age Group swimmer is done). This means you agree to be in the tent and helping your swimmers during the entire time you have any swimmers still in the tent - when they are gone, you are done. (3) You will already have experience as a tent parent OR you will attend required training. No Exceptions. If you choose this option, please fill out your other volunteer choices later in this registration session as a backup. You will be contacted if you are a candidate for tent parent based on your RESPONSE HERE. Please DO NOT choose any of these options if you do not agree to the requirements. FOUR FULL MEETS is a large commitment and comes with the reward of being in the tent with the swimmers helping them during the meet. Understand the commitment required and thank you. *

2020 Special Sponsor Bonus For Families

For every family that brings a new $250 or more value sponsor to the Sharks this season, the family will receive a customized Sharks Soft-Sided Cooler that is NOT available for sale - custom with logo! The Sharks are volunteer run and depend on sponsors to keep the team running and swimmer prices low. We appreciate your help if you can! Your answer here doesn't obligate you in ANY way, we just want to gather feedback! *

No Refunds After May 6th, 2020

There will be no refunds after May 6th, 2020 for your fees. After May 6th, the Sharks are committed to certain costs including insurance, city fees, and staffing. Your agreement here is binding and no exceptions can be made.

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2020 Volunteer Descriptions

I have reviewed the Sharks Volunteer Descriptions (click the link) and have thought about the selections I will make.

I am responsible for understanding the volunteer roles I apply for and am willing to participate in any needed training for those roles. If you don't complete the required training, you will be removed from the role and will be assigned another role. 

The next section talks about the required volunteer commitment.

Volunteer Descriptions are listed HERE 

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Required Family Participation Policy

Parents are an essential element in operating our swim team! We need ALL parents to participate. Relatives and friends are always welcome to help out and/or substitute when parents have conflicts. When you volunteer, please be reliable and on time! Find a replacement if you cannot be there. Remember, when a volunteer does not show up, meets are delayed and already overworked parents have to pick up your slack. Expect reminder calls before each meet in which you volunteer.

SHARK FAMILIES ARE THE BEST! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND SET AN EXAMPLE FOR THE SWIMMERS! THEY ARE THE LEADERS OF THE FUTURE.

We require that each family provide a $200 "Volunteer Encouragement" credit or debit card authorization at the time of enrollment. A receipt will be given for your records. This authorization will ONLY be submitted as an actual charge IF the minimum requirement for Family Volunteering is not met. The minimum requirement is working at least SIX halves of a meet (or THREE full meets) during the season. This doesn't apply to Age Group Parents, these parents work FOUR full meets (or until your last Age Group swimmer is done).

I understand that if I do not meet the minimum volunteer requirement of 6 halves of a meet, my $200 volunteer deposit will be processed and charged to the card you used to sign up with the team.

What this means is that your credit card or debit card will be authorized today for the swim team fee for each athlete ($115, $110, $100 for the 1st three swimmers and so on) PLUS one $200 fee as a pending authorization only (NOT a charge). 

This additional $200 will NOT charge to the card unless you don't meet your volunteer requirements by the end of the last meet. 

Please contact the team as soon as possible at this email address if you have any concerns:

email:  SugarLandSharks@gmail.com

Example:

Two Swimmers > $115 + $110 = $225 Fee

Volunteer Deposit = one $200 authorization per family

At check out, your card is authorized for a total of $425, BUT only $225 will post to your card. The additional $200 authorization amount will drop off in a week and free those funds again.

>>>> As a final reminder of what you are agreeing to do. Volunteer or be required to pay a $200 waiver fee, should you not be willing or able to complete your volunteer shifts as follows: The minimum requirement is working at least SIX halves of a meet (or THREE full meets) during the season. This doesn't apply to Age Group Parents, these parents work FOUR full meets (or until your last Age Group swimmer is done).

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SHRSL Waiver - Sugar Land Sharks 2020

Southwest Houston Recreational Swim League:

For any Adult or Minor in consideration of being allowed to participate in the Southwest Houston Recreational Swim League

(hereinafter SHRSL) swimming program (in any manner, including the Sugar Land Sharks Swim Team as a member team of the SHRSL incorporated herein) and related events and activities, the undersigned:

1. Agree that prior to participating, they each will inspect the facilities and equipment to be used, and if they believe anything is unsafe, they will immediately advise their coach or supervisor of such condition and refuse to participate.

2. Acknowledge and fully understand that each participant will be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury, including permanent disability and death, and severe social and economic losses which might result from their own actions, inaction, or negligence of others, the rules of play, or the condition of the premises or of any equipment used.

Further, there may be risks not known to us or not reasonably foreseeable at this time.

3. Assume all the foregoing risks and accept personal responsibility for the damages following such injury, permanent disability or death.

4. Release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue SHRSL, their respective administrators, directors, agents, coaches, and other members of the organization, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the events, all of which are hereinafter referred to as Released Parties, from demands, losses or damages on account of injury, including death or damage to property, caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Released Parties or otherwise.

5. Agree to abide by all UIL/SHRSL rules and regulations governing coaches and UIL participation.

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Amateur Athletic Waiver and Release of Liability - City of Sugar Land

City of Sugar Land Facility:

I understand that the City of Sugar Land is not responsible or liable for my child while he/she is at the pool during swim team activities. I will not hold the Sugar Land Sharks Swim Team or personnel thereof responsible for, or liable for any illness, accident or loss of property incurred while my child is participating in swim team activities.

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Acknowledgment of Receipt and AGREEMENT to abide by the Swimmer & Parent Code of Conduct + Team Rules

I have received a copy of, read, understand, agree to, and have explained to my child, the Sugar Land Sharks Swimmer & Parent Code of Conduct + Team Rules (online). View Sharks Team Handbook HERE. This is available online only, you can view & print it from there. 

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Sharks Swim-A-Fund Annual Fundraiser

Each summer the Sharks host a fundraising Swim-A-Thon we call the Swim-A-Fund. This year it will be Saturday, June 13th, from 8-10am at the pool. What is this all about? 

Well, the fees you pay for joining the team cover a lot but don't cover large maintenance expenses for the pool/supplies, additional coaches, and other support expenses. We don't want to raise team fees, so we hold the annual fundraiser to offset these team expenses! This fundraiser isn't mandatory, but we'd ask you kindly to participate and help the Sharks keep being....the Sharks.

The recommended fundraising amount is $100 per swimmer. We are, of course, grateful for any amount that works for you.

The swimmers swim laps for a fixed donation or per lap amount from their sponsors - this happens on a Saturday morning! That's it! Here is the Swim-A-Fund form for 2020! Click HERE!

The collected funds help the team and the Swim-A-Fund day has things like this:

Please come and enjoy Breakfast food for sale, Games, Shark Tattoos, Pies-In-Coaches-Faces, Fun, Great Prizes for most $ raised & laps swum. Gift card raffles such as Chick-Fil-A, Main Event, Mr. Car Wash, Game Stop, iTunes! Sponsor goodies, Gift Baskets, + more! So many great prizes! If you can't make it to Swim A Fund, please consider a flat donation.

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