Pre Registration: for returning 2019 and 2020 families 3/14/2021 - 4/3/2021 (Registration will open up at 8 PM on March 14th you will receive a link via email if you are eligible. Registration will close on April 3rd at 8 PM)
Open Registration: 4/11/2021 - 4/24/2021 (Registration will open via the team websites at 8 PM on April 11th)
Late Registration: 4/25/2021 - 5/7/2021 - (2021 Late Registration Fee has been waived, NO free registration t-shirt for late registration).
We are a summer swim league. Summer league runs from May 3 through the end of June.
**Please note every swimmer must be able to swim one time across the pool unassisted by the fifth day of practice.
2021 Swim Rules
*Families must sign HOA waivers
*Please mask on pool deck(everyone 3 years of age and older)
*Maintain 6ft social distance from Swimmer area
*Parents do not approach coaches on deck!!!
*No pool furniture provided (please bring chairs from home)
*Parents can set up at the parks during pratice
*5 minute breaks between practices
*Meets are VIRTUAL
*Attendance will be taken daily
*100 people or less on deck including swimmers and coaches
*Bathrooms are for emergency use only
*Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted by the 5th day of swim practice!!
*Volunteers will mask and sign Whale and Cinco I HOA waivers.
* Guidelines subject to change based on local and federal guidance. Also subject to change with Whale guidance, please find expectations of teams and waivers here ..https://whale.swimtopia.com/policies-and-procedure...
UPDATED 2021 SEASON
READ BEFORE YOU REGISTER FOR 2021!
New information for the 2021 swim season:
Hey swim families, welcome back! We are so excited to announce CRST is getting back in the pool! Following current health guidelines from WHALe, Cinco Ranch HOA, USA Swim and local government will mean that summer swim season will look different this year.
Meets will be virtual
Teams will compete against each other virtually, in a time trials setting, at their own pools. Deck usage will be limited to 50 percent of pool capacity, which is approximately 100 people. We will ask that families sit outside the pool deck gate if there is nowhere for you to set up six feet from the swimmers area.
Families who wish to be on deck will need to be masked at all times inside the pool gate. If you prefer not to mask, please sit outside the pool gate to watch the practice.
Bathrooms are emergency use only, no water fountains will be available and no HOA pool furniture will be provided. Please plan accordingly.
We will have hand sanitizer available at every pool. Places will be marked for swimmers to stand and signage will remind everyone of safety protocols. Our coaches will need to practice social distance, therefore there will be no swimmers in the water with other age groups swimming or assisting. Also, please do not approach the coaches on deck.
CRST and our coaches are ready for a safe, fun season! Our team boards, executive board and WHALe board are working hard to get these kids back in the water and swimming again. Even with this year looking different, we feel it is very important for our families to have the option to swim! We truly appreciate your help complying with all the rules given to us to implement.
We are so excited to see you at the pool!
CRST Executive Board
Are you a parent who has decided to become an a judge, referee, or console operator??? If so then this post is just for your. All of the training you need is online to make it easy and convenient for everyone. Please follow this link and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on WHALe Training Academy and get started.
Below gives you a brief overview of what you will need depending on your job.
Console Operator Training
Console operators will train and be certified to run the timing and Meet Manager systems during a WHALe meet. This requires an annual certification. In order to obtain this 2019 certification, the following courses must be completed:
- WHALe Console Certification & Overview – 2019
- Dolphin Wireless- 2019
- Meet Manger- 2019
Stroke/Turn Judge Training
Stroke/Turn judges and officials will train to identify stroke, touch, and turn infractions. This requires a bi-annual certification. The 2018 certification will be valid during 2019 and any online certification obtained in 2018 will remain valid through the 2019 season. In order to obtain the 2019 certification, the following course must be completed:
- WHALe – Stroke/Turn Judge Training – 2019
Starter/Referee Official Training
Starter and Referees will train to effectively run and officiate the meet. This requires a bi-annual certification. The 2018 certification will be valid during 2019 and any online certification obtained in 2019 will remain valid through the 2020 season.In order to obtain the 2019 certification, the following courses must be completed:
- WHALe Stroke/Turn Judge Training – 2019
- WHALe Starter/Referee – 2019
If you would like to help the team by finding sponsors for the league the linked word document below details how to do so (CRST_Sponsorship_Form_2017.doc). Sponsors will have their company displayed in various ways dependent on the level of sponsorship.