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    What is it the Georgetown Aquadillos Swim Team?

    The Aquadillos Swim Team is a competitive summer league swim team in Georgetown, Texas. It is a great swim team for children from ages 17 and younger, whether this is your first time in competitive swimming or an accomplished swimmer.

    How much does it cost to be a Dillo?

    2020 Registration costs per family are as follows*: 

      1st swimmer - $225.00

      2nd swimmer - $205.00

      3rd and each additional swimmer - $190.00

      Children over age 15 (starting with second child unless you only have one swimmer) -- $155.00

      *Each swimmer will receive a Dillos team shirt and cap as part of their registration fee.  A variety of additional merchandise will be available for purchase at practices and meets.  Please click here to see a list of other equipment needed. 

    How do I apply for a grant?

    For consideration for a grant for the 2020 season, you need to fill out an application.   Applications need to be received by March 25, 2020.   Applications received after that time will not be considered. 

    Does my child need to know how to swim?

    The Georgetown Aquadillos is not a learn-to-swim program or group swim lessons, nor do we have the ability to assign a coach to each swimmer. Swimmers without basic swimming skills pose a safety issue to themselves and a potential liability to the team.

    Your swimmer should already have some basic swimming skills before joining the team and be able to swim at least fifteen yards unassisted prior to the first day of practice.  A refund of $125 will be returned to swimmers who do not meet the minimum requirements by the end of the first week of practice.

    Swim lessons are available through the City of Georgetown.

    Does my swimmer need to know all of the swimming strokes?

    No. Your swimmer only needs to have the stamina to swim 25 yards. Our practice program is designed to acquaint and teach young swimmers proper strokes and introduce the training required for today's competitive swimming. Emphasis is placed on learning the proper stroke, start and turn techniques as well as the improvement of each swimmer’s "personal best" time in each event.

    How often do the kids practice?

    Practice is held Monday through Friday beginning April 27th and through the entirety of the season.

    Do swimmers have to be at all practices?

    Attendance to practice is not mandatory but highly encouraged. The more your swimmer goes to practice the better the swimmer gets. With that being said, we understand that everyone has busy lives and need to balance other activities and school.

    How long is the swim season?

    Our 2020 season lasts 9 weeks, beginning the last week of April through June 28th. We swim 6 meets per season on Saturday mornings against other swim teams in the Austin area. We have a championship meet at the completion of our season. 

    Are the swim meets required?

    Swimmers are required to participate in a minimum of 2 official meets per season; however, we strongly encourage all swimmers to participate in every swim meet if possible. Swimmers who do not participate in the required number of meets will not be eligible to early register the following season. Meets provide the opportunity for swimmers to gauge their progress and see the results of their hard work during practice. Each and every swimmer is critical to the team’s overall performance and is therefore expected to participate in as many meets as possible. League rules require each swimmer to have swum in a minimum of two meets during the regular season in order to be eligible to swim at the Divisional Meet in June. It is our team goal to have 100% participation at the Divisional Meet.

    Is it mandatory that we volunteer?

    Yes. The Northwest Swim Circuit (NWSC) and the Georgetown Aquadillos are parent run organizations. It would not be possible to run a meet without our parent volunteers. In order for your swimmer(s) to participate in any of the swim meets, it is mandatory that you volunteer for at least one position in either the first or second half of each meet.

    How many events does a swimmer swim?
    Swimmers may only participate in up to 3 individual events and 2 relays (1 relay for six and under). You may find your swimmer in fewer events. This is because it is not always possible to have all swimmers swim the relays and/or they are not yet able to legally swim certain strokes within a reasonable time.

    What is the order of the Medley Relay?
    (1) Backstroke (2) Breaststroke (3) Butterfly (4) Freestyle

    What does "INV" next to a child's name mean on the results page?
    The swimmer has qualified for the Invitational Meet. 

    What are the family folders?

    Family folders can be found on the picnic tables at practice. They contain important information, ribbons and swimmer of the week awards. 

    When do swimmers receive ribbons from meets?
    All ribbons will be in the family folders by Tuesday after the meet.

    What is meet mobile?

    Meet mobile is a paid app for your phone and provides real-time meet results and standings from anywhere, at any time.  You can flag your swimmer/s as “favorites” and then easily filter down to see both completed results and upcoming schedule. This app is NOT mandatory but the results are faster than what our computer volunteers can print and post!

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