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2020 Registration

NOTE:  Girls 9-10 group is currently FULL   Please email greatwoodgators@gmail.com to be placed on wait list

As the 2020 season approaches, we would look forward to you being a part of the Greatwood Gators Swim Team. 

Each year over 200 children enjoy working hard to improve their swim skills and techniques while still having fun maintaining wonderful Gators traditions. As a team we are also extremely proud of the sense of community within the team and Greatwood. Our Greatwood Gators summer swim team program helps to develop our kids for high school and college swim teams. Over the past 25 years, many Gators have achieved success in swimming and in character development for life. 

For new families registering with us this year, the Greatwood Home Owners Association is limiting participation to residents of Greatwood. If you are a non-resident, new family and complete the registration process, your registration will be revoked and refunded the amount paid minus processing fees.

To be eligible for the Greatwood Gators Swim Team your swimmer:

  • Must be between the ages of 4-18 as of May 1st
  • Must be a Resident of Greatwood
  • Must be able to swim one 25-yard length of the pool unassisted

By the end of the first two weeks of practice, every swimmer's eligibility will be determined. If your swimmer is ineligible to swim on the team, we will refund $50 of your registration fees. Any other drop from the team roster will result in forfeiture of all registration fees.

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.

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Athlete Information

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

Please note: The following groups are filled. Registrations will NOT be accepted for Athletes in these groups.

Girls 9-10

NOTE:  IF YOUR GROUP IS FILLED: Please click here to be placed on our 2020 Gator Wait List We currently are full on a couple of age groups.  Here is a link to our 2020 Gator Wait list.  We will notify you if a spot becomes available for your swimmer.

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Residence

Are you a resident of Greatwood? Per requirement of Greatwood HOA, new swim families must belong to Greatwood HOA. Any new non-resident families will be removed from registration. *

Club Swim Team

In 2019/2020 did your child participate in a short course/long course season with a club swim team (FCST/PLAT/SHAC,etc.)? *

High School Swim Team

In 2019/2020 did your child participate on a High School swim team? *

Swimmer Evaluation

I understand that my child will be evaluated on his/her swimming abilities and that the coach(es) have the final decision as to whether my child meets the requirements for participation. Swimmers are required to swim 25 yards unassisted. If my child is unable to meet this requirement, a refund of $50 will be issued and the child will not be allowed to participate for this season.

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2020 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 (“Releases”), 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 releases 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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Volunteer Agreement

It is the goal of the Greatwood Gators Swim Team Board to run smooth and effective meets.  To accomplish this goal, it is the policy of the Greatwood Gators Swim Team that at least one member of every family on the team volunteer at each Greatwood Gator event (home & away). If this family volunteer obligation is not met, the swimmers in that family will not be allowed to register next year along with the returning swimmers. They will have to register along with new swimmers and be potentially placed on a waiting list. In addition, a monetary penalty fee will be imposed at registration. By signing below you are acknowledging that you understand and will adhere to the policy.

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Swimmer Code of Conduct
  • Be on Time
    • You are an important part of your team. Your teammates are counting on you.
  • Be Encouraging
    • Your words can be hurtful or kind. Choose to be kind. Cheer for your teammates and shake hands with your opponents.
  • Be Positive
    • Help us to maintain a positive attitude among swimmers and parents. Look for the best in every situation.
  • Be Respectful
    • Act appropriately towards your teammates. Keep your hands to yourself. Treat your tent parents in a respectful way. They are responsible for making sure you are in the right place at the right time and they need to know where you are at all times. Please ask your tent parent for guidance in leaving the tent.
  • Be Calm
    • Stay with your age group during practice and at meets. Bring fun and “quiet” activities to stay calm during practice and at meets when you are waiting for your turn. We suggest books, games, cards and healthy snacks.
  • Be Focused
    • We want you to reserve your energy for the swimming! Please do not run, climb, throw balls in public areas, or play on the playground equipment at any location. We expect you to not hit or fight with your teammates. Keep your focus on what you do best – SWIM!

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Photo Release

I grant permission for any photo(s) taken of my child to be used to promote Greatwood Gators.

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GREATWOOD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION FORM

GREATWOOD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. (hereafter referred to as the “Association”), is the Owner and/or operator of certain common area facilities serving the members of the Association. In exchange for being permitted to participate in the activity described above, the undersigned agrees on his/her own behalf, and as the legal guardian of any participating minor, as follows:

1. I have read, acknowledged and agree to abide by the posted/published rules and regulations concerning the Association's facilities.

2. I agree to assume the risks involved with the use of the common areas within the Association.

3. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, I indemnify, protect, hold harmless and defend the Association and their respective heirs, legal representatives, members, managers, volunteers, partners, agents employees, officers, directors, shareholders, parents and subsidiaries, from and against all claims, demands, damages, injuries, losses, liens, causes of action, suits, judgments, liabilities and expenses, including court cost and attorney’s fees of any nature, kind or description (including without limitation, claims for property damage, injuries to or death of any person or entity) arising out of the use of the common areas owned by or under the control of the Association, by me, my family members and guests.

4. THE OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBER UNDER THIS INDEMNIFICATION SHALL APPLY EVEN IF SUCH LIABILITIES ARE CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE SOLE OR CONCURRENT NEGLIGENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION AND WHETHER OR NOT SUCH SOLE OR CONCURRENT NEGLIGENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION WAS ACTIVE OR PASSIVE OR BY ANY MATTER OR THING IN WHICH LIABILITY MIGHT BE IMPOSED.

5. I agree that in the event any law is enacted, which governs this agreement and which limits in any way the extent to which indemnification may be provided to the Association, this agreement shall automatically be amended to provided that the indemnification provided hereunder shall extend only to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

6. This Agreement shall further constitute a waiver of subrogation by me against the Association and its insurance carries.

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Parent Code of Conduct
  • I will demonstrate fairness and good sportsmanship to all swimmers, officials, other parents, fans and coaches with my words and actions.
  • I will be supportive of my swimmer(s) and our coaches.
  • I will be an active member of the Greatwood Gators swim team and fulfill my volunteer positions to allow the meets and practices to run smoothly.
  • I will be responsible for reading, as well as responding when appropriate, to emails and correspondence from the team and coaches.
  • I agree that all members of our family will abide by the posted Greatwood HOA rules as well as the posted rules at any facility we will visit.
  • I will supervise my children during practices and meets especially those that are not registered to swim on the team.
  • I will bring and retrieve my swimmer(s) promptly from practice so the coaches can focus on coaching.
  • I will not drop off or leave my swimmer(s) at the pool/playground for practice without designated adult supervision, unless the child is 9 years or older.
  • I will not drop off or leave my swimmer(s) at a meet without designated supervision, unless my child is 16 years or older.
  • I will only address officials, opposing team’s swimmers, parents and coaches in a positive, respectful and encouraging manner.
  • I will not disrupt a swim meet or practice.  I will choose the right time to express concern regarding any rules or officiating calls to the meet director or the league rep for our team. 
  • I will remember that swimming is for our children and not for adults.
  • I will remember that no one (including parents, toddlers, non-participating siblings or swimmers) may enter the baby pool or diving area during practice or meets for any reason.  Swimmers registered with the team may be in the main pool during their age group practice and under the direct supervision of the coaches.

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Discipline Policy

The Greatwood Gators Swim Team strives to provide a family friendly environment and has adopted a policy to help guide and protect our swimmers and families.  The Greatwood Gators Swim Team has a zero-tolerance policy for foul language, inappropriate behavior and incivility toward any swimmer, spectator, parent or coach.  Swimmers are expected to respect each other.  Fighting, inappropriate touching or intentional striking of another swimmer or coach is not allowed and such actions will subject the swimmer to immediate disciplinary action.
Parents and spectators should also refrain from foul language, inappropriate behavior and act civilly toward other parents, coaches and meet officials.  We are all volunteers.  Parents should not behave in a way that brings discredit to their child(ren), the team, or the sport of swimming.
Disrupting practices or meets in any way as well as failing to abide by coaches’ direction, parent supervision or disrespecting teammates, coaches, board members and/or the pool facilities will not be tolerated.  Destruction or damage to our pool, any facility we visit, or personal property belong to another swimmer is strictly prohibited.
Any violation involving alcohol, illicit drugs, weapons, smoking or bullying will result in immediate removal of the entire family from the swim team without refund.
Failure to abide by the Code of Conduct by either a swimmer or a parent will result in disciplinary action.  Immediate discipline for actions during practice or at a meet may be determined by either the paid coaching staff or a board member.  The board will discuss and determine additional discipline if necessary. 
Discipline may include but not limited to the following actions:

  • Suspension from practice (for a day/several days/one week)
  • Suspension from an event
  • Suspension from a meet
  • Suspension from the swim team program
  • Forfeiture of all payments and/or credits for participation in an event or the program
  • Dismissal from the swim team program
  • Any combination of the above

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