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2024 Sharks Registration

    Welcome to the 2024 Sugar Land Sharks!

    This is the place where you register for the 2024 season.

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

2024 Sharks Schedule, Practice and Meet Schedule: CLICK HERE

Volunteer Policy: CLICK HERE

Volunteer Position Descriptions: CLICK HERE

The Sharks are a recreational swim team that requires the following to join: 6 & Under - Swim 12.5 yards (halfway across pool) w/o assistance, any stroke. 7 & Up - Swim 25 yards (pool length) w/o assistance, any stroke. The Sharks do not provide "learn-to-swim" or swimming lessons.

The fees are $140 for the first swimmer, $130 for the second swimmer, and $120 for each additional swimmer and include a medal, parties, and great coaching for the summer season. 

If the swimmer does not make the team, then the registration for that swimmer will be refunded except for a $30 try-out fee which is nonrefundable (to cover insurance during tryouts).

The Sharks have a required family volunteer commitment for everyone. If you don't meet your commitment, you are subject to a $450 volunteer waiver fee. The Sharks are volunteer-run and cannot operate without parent volunteers.

For any problems with registration, email: [email protected]

Parent/Guardian Information
  • At least one parent/guardian registration is required. New accounts will be sent an email confirmation message with instructions to set up a password.
  • At least one parent/guardian email address must be provided. Check the boxes to indicate which parent/guardians should receive team-wide emails.
  • At least one parent/guardian is required to volunteer.
  • Previously registered parents/guardians cannot be edited during registration. Please contact your team's admin to request edits.
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Athlete Information
  • At least one athlete registration is required.
  • Previously registered athletes cannot be edited during registration. Please contact your team's admin to request edits.
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MEET AVAILABILITY for VOLUNTEERING

Please REVIEW the 2024 Schedule (Posted Above) and let us know your intended availability for volunteering at the meets. Shifts will be assigned based on your selected availability. See the Volunteering Policy Agreements below for more details. Please answer the following: Which ONE Meet (of 7) will you be missing, if any? If you need to miss more than one meet, then please indicate that so a board member can contact you. *

MOC Volunteering Availability

MOC (Meet of Champions) will be on either Thursday, June 27th, or Friday, June 28th, depending on the Division we are in. MOC runs in 2 groups and all swimmers are expected to participate. The 10 & Unders start at 8:00 AM. The 11 & Ups start at 2:00 PM. When volunteering to work at MOC, you are agreeing to work the entire morning shift (10 & Unders) or the entire afternoon shift (11 & Ups). Please indicate if you are availble to work at MOC this year. *

VOLUNTEERING SHIFT PREFERENCE

Meets are divided into 2 Shifts for volunteers. Please indicate your shift preferences in regards to volunteering for Meets 1 - 6 (this will not be applicable for Meet 7 - MOC: See question above for MOC input). ***NOTE: Volunteer Check-in opens at 3:30 PM. 1st Shift Volunteers are expected to check-in prior to 4:30 PM. Second shift volunteers are expected to check-in prior to 6:15 PM. *

Primary Parent/Volunteer Contact PHONE for Text Messages

Please provide the primary PHONE for ALL TEAM & VOLUNTEER related messages this season. The Sharks are not 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. The Sharks are not responsible for cases of "I didn't get the message," so please choose an email you monitor daily. Thank you. *

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

Being an Age Group Parent 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) Select an age group and gender of one of your swimmers - you should not be an Age Group Parent of a group you do not have a swimmer in. (2) Age Group Parents are expected to work the entire meet for ALL meets if possible - If you have to miss more than 2 meets in the season, then you should not be an age group parent (minimum of 5 meets required). At each meet, your job is finished when your age group has finished their last event. (3) You are expected to be in the age group tent managing your age group swimmers. This includes lining swimmers up for events and making sure they get to the blocks on time. (4) Training is required for Age Group Parents that have no previous experience in this role. NOTE: If you choose this option, then you will still fill out your other volunteer choices later in this registration session as a backup. You will be contacted if you are selected to be an Age Group Parent based on your RESPONSE HERE. This role is a large commitment and needs only dedicated parents. Thank you. *

2024 CIT (Coach in Training) Interest

Each year the Sharks have Coaches-In-Training that help the head coach and assistant coaches during practices and other events. To be eligible to be a CIT, the swimmer must be entering 7th grade or above for the 2024-2025 school year. If your child is interested, please select the box here. Please note, there will be a CIT meeting on Sunday, April 28, 2024 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM that the swimmer will need to attend. Swimmers are expected to show interest, ability, maturity, and love for swimming. *

2024 Lifeguard Interest (15 & Up)

The Sharks are looking for lifeguards (from within the team). If your swimmer is 15 & up and wishes to be considered for occasional paid lifeguard work during the season (paid per hour), please select your interest here and we'll contact you with more information. This will be a paid position. Certified Life Saving only - we can help you locate a training class if needed. *

2024 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 gift that is NOT available for sale! ********ALSO: For any family that brings in $1000 in sponsorship (total combined), your volunteer commitment (and fees) are waived. **ALL Sponsorship forms and money are due April 5th. *

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2024 Volunteer Descriptions & Requirements

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

I am aware that volunteer roles are assigned based on my selections but I am not guaranteed to always be volunteering for the same role every shift. 

The next section talks about the required volunteer commitment.

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Volunteer Policy - Required Family Participation

Parents are an essential element in operating our swim team! We need ALL parents to participate. Please read and agree to the following volunteering policy.

I am aware that the minimum requirement for volunteering is 7 SHIFTS. There are 7 meets for the 2024 season and each meet has 2 shifts. NOTE: This does NOT apply to Age Group Parents - See Age Group Parent Question above for Age Group Parent expectations.


I am aware that my volunteering shifts will be assigned to me based on my selection of my availability DURING THIS REGISTRATION. 

I am aware that I must be reliable and on time. If I miss an assigned shift or am late*, then the shift is considered "missed" and I will be charged $65 for the missed shift. This is applicable for every missed shift. NO RESCHEDULING will take place. *Definition of 'late': Your shift has to be filled with a back-up volunteer to allow the meet to proceed. 

NOTE: The Sharks recognize that emergencies happen. If an emergency circumstance arises, then you will need to contact a board member immediately to discuss if that shift will be considered "missed" or not and what actions are needed.

I am aware that if I need to miss an assigned volunteer shift (non-emergent cases), than I am responsible for finding a replacement so that the shift is not considered 'missed'. This can be a relative or friend (must be 18+ years of age).

I am aware that I have the option to "Buy-Out" of my volunteer requirement at the cost of $450.

To ensure volunteer selections are processed and all 'Buy-Outs' are processed, every family will have a $450 "Volunteer Encouragement" credit or debit card authorization at the time of registration.  This is an authorization ONLY (temporary hold) and will only be submitted as an actual charge IF the family as selected the 'Buy-Out' option during registration. This hold will be released after processing (up to 7 days later). 


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

email:  [email protected]

Example:

Two Swimmers > $140 + $130 = $270 Fee

Volunteer Deposit = one $450 authorization per family

At check out, your card is authorized for a total of $720, BUT only $270 will post to your card. The additional $450 authorization amount will drop off in approximately one week and those funds will then be available.

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Required Sharks Swim-A-Fund Annual Fundraiser

Each summer the Sharks host a mandatory fundraising effort: Swim-A-Fund. 

This year it will be Saturday, May 18th, from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM during the first half of the Fin-Off-Party (5:00 PM - 8:30 PM).

What is this all about? 

The fees you pay for joining the team cover a lot but don't cover significant maintenance expenses for the pool, pool supplies, additional coaches, and other support expenses. 

The requirements are simple: EITHER commit to coming to the Swim-A-Thon and participating by SWIMMING that day and/or getting sponsors to raise money OR pay the flat amount of $100 per family. 

All swimmers swim a fixed number of laps OR with donations, REDUCE their requirements (even down to ZERO). These laps will be swam from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. That's it! The more donations they bring in, the fewer laps they swim, and the more of the PARTY they get to enjoy!

Activities at the PARTY include:

Pizza for sale, Team Games, Shark Tattoos, Pies-the-Coach's-Faces, and much more.

There will be Prizes for most $ raised, Gift card raffles, and Gift Baskets.


NEW THIS YEAR: If the team raises more than $8,000 then they will EARN an inflatable water slide at the End-of-Season Party!


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End-of-Season Medal Requirement

At the end of the season, the Sharks have an End-of-Season Party were we celebrate the season's accomplishments and give out awards. To be eligible to receive a medal at the End-of-Season Party, the swimmer MUST have swam in at least 3 of the 7 swim meets throughout the 2024 season. If the swimmer did not attend a minimum of 3 meets, then they will not be receiving a medal. 

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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, accidents 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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No Refunds After May 1st, 2024

There will be no refunds after May 1st, 2024 for your fees. After May 1st, 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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SHRSL Waiver and Release of Liability

SHRSL REGISTRATION AND RELEASE FORM                                  

Amateur Athletic Waiver and Release of Liability - Adult or Minor In consideration of being allowed to participate in the Southwest Houston Recreational Swim League (hereinafter SHRSL) swimming program (in any manner) 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.  

www.SHRSL.org / revised 5/2010

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