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IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. TEAM LIMIT: In order to provide the safest and most beneficial learning environment possible, we are capping our total team size to 190. 

2. SWIM TEAM REQUIREMENT: If your child can swim completely unassisted across the pool (water safe), they are qualified for the swim team. Splashers is not a swim lesson program, so please know your child's capabilities. 

3. VOLUNTEERING: IT TAKES A VILLAGE! One parent (or family member/guardian) MUST volunteer at each meet their athlete(s) attends. We reserve the right to charge a penalty fee. 

VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS

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Lake Hills Splashers Registration Information

With your registration, you'll get access to your account that will enable you to easily declare for swim meets, sign-up for jobs, see your children's swim times and histories, maintain your own contact information, and more. 

If your child can swim unassisted across the pool, they are qualified for the swim team. A swim test will be required for any new 8&Under swimmer. 17 is our maximum age limit.

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REGISTRATION DATES

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  • LHCA MEMBERS ONLY: Early March (an email will be sent from LHCA with private link)
  • OPEN TO PUBLIC: One week after LHCA Members Only
  • LATE REGISTRATION STARTS ($25 late fee): 4/25
  • REGISTRATION CLOSE: When full (190 cap) or determined by Coach/Board
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REGISTRATION FEES

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  • First swimmer is $250 (early reg), $275 (late reg)
  • Additional swimmers are $225 each (early reg), $250 (late reg)
  • 13 & Older Athlete Discount: $50 off first swimmer fee 

NOTE: The 13 & Older $50 discount overrides the $25 sibling discount. You get one or the other, but not both if you have two swimmers. $50 is subtracted from the “First swimmer” fee.

INCLUDED IN FEE: Meet Registration, Administrative Fees, Coaching, Insurance, One T-shirt & Swim Cap per Child (No guarantees during late registration), Ribbons, Medals, & Participation Trophy

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MERCHANDISE FEES

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FINANCIAL POLICY

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Overview: We are a volunteer run organization. All funds collected at registration pay for administrative costs, coaches, equipment, supplies (athlete t-shirt & swim caps, ribbons, medals/trophy), insurance and league dues. We also solicit sponsors to offset some of these costs.

Due Date: All payments are due on or before the first day of practice. For insurance/liability reasons, a swimmer will not be allowed in the water until payment is received.

Refunds: Handled on a case-by-case basis – contact Splashers President(s) to discuss. We are unable to refund merchandise purchases, and due to the league requirement to pay league fees based on our roster count by 5/15, there will be no refund after this date.

Extra Costs: Swimmers are responsible for purchasing their swimsuit, goggles, and personal equipment. 

Prorated Fees: Registration fees cover the complete summer season. There are no prorated fees for late start or not finishing the season regardless of reason.

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WEATHER POLICY

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  • The safety of our swimmers and families is the top priority. We may hold practices and meets in the rain, but we will cancel practice for risk of lightning. Communication will be sent in the event of weather related cancellations.
  • If the weather looks bad, please stay around or make arraignments to pickup your child if we have to cancel.
  • If you don't feel like it is safe, you may pickup your child at anytime (or skip the practice).
  • In the event a meet is cancelled due to weather, it may be rescheduled if time is available. Any meet unable to be rescheduled within 2 weeks will be cancelled per league rules.
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VOLUNTEER POLICY

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY to ensure you are clear on the expectations and consequences if you do not uphold your volunteer duties!

1) If your family has a child participating in a meet, at least one parent or family member/guardian is expected to volunteer for that meet.

2) You must check-in on time with the Splashers Volunteer Coordinator (Volunteer Table) prior to the start of each meet, to receive credit.

3) If you do not sign up or show up for your designated shift, we reserve the right to charge a penelty fee.

4) It is your responsibility to find a replacement/back-up to fulfill your volunteer commitment, if unable to attend. (Contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you absolutely cannot)

5) When signing up to volunteer, if all roles have reached full capacity for a given meet, select the Floater Role. You may be asked to participate during the meet where we have gaps or need additional help.

VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS

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CONDUCT POLICY

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All team members are expected to be orderly, courteous, and show good sportsmanship during practices, meets, and at any team-related function. Any inappropriate behavior may constitute cause for dismissing a swimmer from practice or a meet, or be sent home from a team function or possible suspension or dismissal from the team.

Swimmers should always:

  • Make an effort to show good sportsmanship
  • Show respect for coaches and teammates
  • Represent their team with pride
  • Come to practice and meets prepared with appropriate attire and equipment
  • Actively participate and be willing to try new and difficult things
  • Clean up after yourself

Parents should:

  • Not be on the pool deck during practice or meets
  • Let coaches know at the beginning of practice if swimmer is leaving early. If you need to leave a meet early, notify the age group parent of your child’s age group and the coach.
  • If you have to discuss something with a coach, please do not approach them during practice. Either meet with them after practice or arrange another time.
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COVID POLICY

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  • Although we will take as many precautions as possible, we cannot ensure that any surface is germ-free.
  • By entering the pool, you take responsibility for your own protection including disinfecting your hands and any surface you touch.
  • Do not use the pool if you have a cough, fever or other symptoms of illness.
  • Face coverings will not be required. This is an outdoor sport at a park with ample room to spread out. It will be your responsibility to take any necessary precautions for your family and you can decide which events you partake in at any time.

NOTE: We are guided by the Austin Hills Swim League's swim meet protocols.

GO SPLASHERS!

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