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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. New swimmer Rookie Camp is an additional one-time $55.00 non-refundable fee. 

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 is Rookie Camp? NO ROOKIE CAMP IN 2021 - COVID
Rookie Camp is the week before regular swim practice for children who are interested in joining the Fall Creek Flying Fish and are new to the sport of swimming. The swimmers get a feel of what to expect for the rest of the season from our swim team. (Rookie Camp is not a learn-to-swim program) Monday through Wednesday Flying Fish coaches work with swimmers on beginning stroke techniques. Thursday is the team tryout. If rookies can swim the length of the pool unassisted in 90 seconds, they make the team. Coaches will also assess any new to the team swimmers and place them into practice groups. Rookie Camp is highly recommended for all new swimmers 8 and under.

Q: What if I have a 1st time/new swimmer, and s/he does not make the 90 second try-out cutoff time?
A: If at the end of Rookie Camp, 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). Also, the $55.00 Rookie Camp fee is non-refundable. 

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 year EVERY swimmer will be required to purchase a Team Suit, which is available for purchase 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.). 

Q: Volunteering?
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.

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