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Welcome to the 2017 

Briarhills Dolphins Swim Team! Updated: 5/17/17

The BHST coaches and committee members are expecting a wonderful season filled with fun and excitement. Let’s get started! Below you will find helpful information that will get this swim season off to an excellent start. 

PRACTICES BEGIN MONDAY, MAY 15TH!!!

Registration for the 2017 summer season is now closed. 

Please keep in mind that we expect our swimmers to attend every meet and as many practices as possible. Please check the calendar page for a list of our meet dates and plan your summer vacations accordingly. 

FOR NEW 8 & UNDER SWIMMERS

In order to ensure the safety of all of our swimmers, we require our youngest swimmers to meet certain standards before they may join the swim team. During the first 2 weeks of practice, the coaches will work with the swimmers on jumping or diving into the deep end of the pool and swimming the length of the pool safely (a coach will be in the water during practice). The swimmer must also be able to stand, safely, in the shallow end of the pool. 

During the first 2 weeks, the swimmers will be evaluated by the coaches. If the coaches feel your child is not ready for swim team, they may recommend that your child take swimming lessons elsewhere and re-apply next season. As we want this to be a fun, safe and positive experience for your child, we are sure you will understand and appreciate our requirements. 

AGE GROUP INFORMATION

The swimmer's age group is determined by the swimmer's age as of May 1st. Swimmers must practice at their assigned time and cannot join another age group's practice. 

PRACTICE TIMES

Monday through Saturday at the Briarhills Community Pool - 14300 Briarhills Parkway

Practice Times for May 17th - May 27th

Weekdays:
6 & Under - Group I
6 & Under - Group II
3:30 - 4:00
4:00 - 4:30
7 & 8 4:30 - 5:15
9 & 10 5:15 - 6:00
11 & Up 6:00 - 7:00
Saturdays:
6 & Under
7 & 8
8:00 - 8:30
8:30 - 9:00
9 & Older  9:00 - 10:00

Practice Times for May 30th - June 24th (switch to morning practices)

Weekdays:
9 & 10 7:30 - 8:15
6 & Under 8:15 - 8:45
7 & 8 8:45 - 9:30
11 & Up 9:30 - 10:30
Saturdays:
6 & Under
7 & 8
8:00 - 8:30
8:30 - 9:00
9 & Older 9:00 - 10:00

TEAM SUITS

Team suits are mandatory and are required to be worn at each meet but are not required for practice. We will have a new swim suit this year (see the News tab for suit design). For your convenience, suits and swim gear will be available for purchase at the Briarhills Pool from A-Gleam Swimwear. Sale dates are Friday, May 19th and Tuesday, May 23rd from 3pm - 7pm.

Swimmers may also purchase suits in-store from A-Gleam Swimwear at one of their below locations: 

Copperfield - 8686 Hwy 6 N. Houston, TX 77095     Ph: 281-859-0425 

Katy - 414 West Grand Parkway S., Suite 120  Katy, 77494     Ph: 832-437-0362

Call location for store hours.

VOLUNTEERING

Every family is required to work during meets. You will have the opportunity to select your job preference during registration. It takes a lot of volunteers for each meet to run smoothly and efficiently. The team cannot function if there is no parental support. 

**Failure to fulfill your volunteer commitment may result in your family losing eligibility to early register with our team the following year. 

Volunteering is a fun way to interact with other parents and our swimmers! We need your help!

TROPHIES

Swimmers that compete in at least 1 meet will receive a participation trophy at the awards party held at the end of the season. 

Special awards will be given by the coaches to the female and male most improved, most spirited and MVP swimmer for each age group. A swimmer of the year trophy will also be awarded to one female and one male swimmer by the coaches.

COMMUNICATION

Please direct your questions to our wonderful coaches or committee members. However, do not distract coaches during practice. Please wait until the end of practice if you have a quick question or for longer discussions, please e-mail or call. If you have a general question or concern please contact our Team Director, Stephanie Brewster. Weekly updates will be posted on our website and also via e-mails.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

If practice is delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather, the "Weather Updates" page of our website will let you know. We will try to keep you informed by emails as well but when in doubt, visit the website for the most up to date status.

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