Q: What does it cost to join the swim team?
A: Registration Fee $75.00 per house hold. Plus $110.00 for the 1st swimmer, $100.00 for the 2nd swimmer, and $90.00 for the 3rd swimmer.
Q: Is there a cost for more than 3 swimmers per house hold?
A: We have capped the cost per house hold to $375.00. So, if you have more than 3 swimmers from your house hold, swimmer 4, 5 and 6 are free. In addition, any swimmer who is between the ages 15-18 can also swim for free.
Q: What if I have a 1st time/new swimmer, and s/he does not make the 90 second try-out cutoff
A: All 1st time FCFF are required to pass a timed swim test, if a “new” swimmer does not make the team (by the decision of our Coaches/Team, or their parents) FCFF will refund the swimmer fee (excluding the family registration fee).
Q: When are practices?
A: We hold 6 separate practices every week day during the school year and will place your swimmer in the practice that best fits their swimming skill level. (time and skill levels are listed on the website) Once the Humble ISD school year ends, we move to morning practices.
Q: When and where are the meets?
A: All NWAL meets are hosted on Saturday mornings between 5/8 and 6/26. Our division members are all located in the Atascocita and Kingwood areas. Swimmers are required to check-in at the meets by 7:30AM, and most meets are finished by 2:00PM (many 8 and under swimmers will be finished before 11AM).
Q: Is there special equipment that I need to purchase?
A: This is year 2 of our Team swim suit. If you have a Team suit from 2021, there is nothing new that you need to purchase. If you are new to the Flying Fish, or have grown out of the 2021 Team suit, you will need to purchase a 2022 Team Suit, which is available through our Team Store https://djsports.com/teams/fall-creek-flying-fish . Some of our older, more experienced swimmers, may be asked to purchase additional training aids (fins, pull buoy, etc.).
A: Every family is expected to staff 3 or 4 of the many volunteer shifts required to successfully run a summer swim league. Our kids would not be able to have this great experience if not for the commitment of our parent volunteers. This year we have streamlined the volunteer process, and instituted a financial penalty should a family fail to cover their required Volunteer shifts.
Q: How do I become a NWAL Official?
A: It is a fairly simple process, but it does require some training (4 hours of class room and on deck), and an online test. Go to the following website - http://nwalcertified.org/login.php Click the create account button, which will bring you to the Welcome page. On the left side of the page, you will see a button for class sign up - this will only show the positions/classes that you are eligible to take. First time officials will only be allowed to sign up for Stroke and Turn (SNT), returning Officials will be eligible to sign up for Starter, and returning Starters can sign up for Meet Referee.