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2021 Tarpons Registration

Welcome to the New Territory Tarpons! This form is for all swimmer registrations for 2021, new and returning.

(Exception: If your family has already registered for 2021 and you need to ADD a swimmer, please email nttarponsswim@gmail.com for a better form link.)

We are now accepting Volunteer Guarantee Deposits via credit card authorization, which saves you a trip and a paper check. Both your total payment and the authorized deposit amount will be shown at checkout.

You will receive important team information throughout the season via team-wide email. Please choose an email address below that you check regularly.

Caution: Please enter each swimmer's birth date carefully and verify it before registering. If a swimmer's age group fills up before any date error is corrected, we have no choice but to move that swimmer to the wait list for that age group.

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.

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 7-8, Boys 7-8, Mixed 7-8, Girls 9-10, Boys 9-10, Mixed 9-10, Girls 11-12, and Men 15-18

The Tarpons team, like all SHRSL teams, is limited in size by league rules.  We also have limits on individual age groups to avoid overcrowding, for safety in the pool.  

Your age group for swimming is determined by your age on May 31, 2021, and does not change during the season, even if your birthday is during swim season.

The age groups which have reached their limit are shown above.  If your May 31 age falls within a full age group, please use the Wait List form instead of this registration form.  Spaces can and often do open up before the season starts, so we encourage you to complete the Wait List form if you are interested in joining a full age group.  

If you have questions, please contact our registrar, Han Doan, at NTTarponsSwim@gmail.com .

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OTHER TEAMS

Are you currently practicing or competing with other swim teams? If no, please write N/A. If yes, please specify team name. *

Where do you live?

New Territory neighborhood name. If not NT, where? Extra $25 pool-use fee for non-residents per NTRCA *

TEAM ROSTER

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Volunteer Requirement Agreement

2021 New Territory Tarpons Volunteer Agreement

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT (Subject to change, depending on meet format. In 2020, meets were virtual and conducted at practice time with no volunteer requirements from parents.)

Swimming with the Tarpons is affordable because our team is run by volunteers. Some of our families choose to volunteer all season (and beyond) on our Tarpons Board, which we encourage and appreciate. The Board plans and coordinates our meets and events, hires coaches, and works with the SHRSL to make our team run. But when it comes to swim meet days, it takes about 100 volunteers per meet to run an efficient and successful meet, so we need everyone!

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EACH TARPON FAMILY with 1 swimmer is required to commit to and complete five (5) half-meet volunteer shifts during our regular season meets.

EACH TARPON FAMILY with 2+ swimmers is required to commit to and complete six (6) half-meet volunteer shifts during our regular season meets.

HOW TO BE A VOLUNTEER

Our meets are generally held on Monday evenings in June and July. Specific meet timing information is emailed and posted on our website before each meet, but for planning purposes, expect that first-half volunteers usually arrive around 3:30-4:00 PM, and second-half volunteers arrive around 6:00 PM. Times vary for home and away meets.

Any adult member of your family may volunteer at our meets (minimum age is 17). A few jobs, like Stroke Judge, require in-person training, but most of our jobs are easily learned from our experienced volunteers or from our website. Some example jobs: Timers, Age Group Parents, Scorekeepers, Awards, Ready Bench Coordinators, and Set-Up/Clean-Up Teams. Most jobs are half-meet jobs, except Age Group Parent, which lasts for the whole meet (and therefore counts as 2 shifts toward your volunteer commitment).

We understand that fitting volunteer shifts into your busy family and work schedule requires planning. As you plan, remember that you may volunteer for both halves of the same meet, and/or you can have more than one volunteer from your family work during the same half-meet shift, filling separate volunteer jobs.

Arriving on time for your chosen shifts is required for your volunteer commitment. If you are unsure about which jobs might be best for your family’s volunteers, our volunteer coordinators are happy to suggest jobs that best match your needs.

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP

The end of Meet #2 is the deadline to sign up for all 5 or 6 shift commitments. Volunteer signup is completed via our website, starting on a date to be announced at our pre-season kickoff parent meeting.

We encourage you to sign up when volunteer registration opens – this is when options and shift times are the greatest. (Fair warning that the most popular jobs fill up quickly!)

POST-SEASON MEETS

If your swimmer(s) is entered into a Post-Season Meet, your family is required to work 1 shift per meet. If there is a greater need for parent participation, a family with multiple swimmers may be asked to work 2 shifts.

VOLUNTEER DEPOSIT & NEXT-YEAR REGISTRATION

The Tarpons authorize a $250.00 volunteer guarantee deposit per family at the time of registration. However, the team would much rather have your time and commitment than your money – the deposit is NOT a buyout option. Your credit card hold will not be processed unless you do not complete your family’s volunteer requirement.

Please note that families who do not sign up for and complete their required volunteer shifts will not qualify for returning-swimmer registration for the 2021 season.

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Meet Attendance Requirement

MEET ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT (Subject to change, depending on meet format. In 2020, there were 3 virtual meets, conducted during swim practice times)

Tarpon swimmers must attend a minimum of 3 of the 5 regular-season swim meets to be eligible for the team. When you register, you must do so with the intent of swimming the entire season, including post-season meets. We understand that swimmers may have to miss a meet due to illness, a family emergency, or some other unavoidable situation. Our team is limited in size by league rules.  Registering without the intent of swimming all season is unfair to others who are willing to make that commitment. Thank you for your cooperation!

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RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

As the parent and/or legal guardian of this swimmer, who is a minor, for the consideration of the services provided to and for said minor(s), now and in the future, hereby release and forever discharge, indemnify and hold harmless THE NEW TERRITORY TARPONS SWIM TEAM BOOSTER CLUB (“TARPONS SWIM TEAM”) AND THE NEW TERRITORY RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (“NTRCA”), any affiliated entities, and all of their officers, directors, members, shareholders, contractors, employees, sponsors, agents, insurers, and/or volunteers from any and all liability arising out or which may arise out of any accident or injury sustained by said minor(s), while under the care and control of said TARPONS SWIM TEAM.

I further agree to release and forever discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the TARPONS SWIM TEAM, NTRCA, Southwest Houston Recreational Swim League (SHRSL), any affiliated entities, officers, directors, members, shareholders, contractors, employees, sponsors, agents, insurers, and/or volunteers from any claim by said minor(s) or by the undersigned or other family member of the minor(s) arising out of said injuries.

It is understood, however, that any rights which I may have against any other person, firm or entity are hereby expressly reserved.

I agree to abide by the team expectation rules as published and distributed by the TARPONS SWIM TEAM. Our heirs and assigns are bound by this agreement.

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NEW TERRITORY TARPONS SWIM TEAM CODE OF CONDUCT

The New Territory Tarpons were formed with the objective of helping young swimmers to develop physical fitness, self-discipline, self-confidence, proficiency in competitive swimming strokes, a determination to do one’s best, and good sportsmanship. The expectation of the Tarpons’ Executive Board is that participants will exhibit the highest standards of sportsmanship at all times while participating in all Tarpons & SHRSL (Southwest Houston Recreational Swim League) and member club-affiliated events. Every participant, including swimmers, coaches, officials, board members, parents, and spectators, has a responsibility to behave in a respectable manner and to comply with and support the Code of Conduct.

While attending and/or participating in any New Territory Tarpons or member club-affiliated practice or event, no individual shall:
Strike, threaten to strike, shove, bite, scratch, or otherwise injure an official, swimmer, coach, or spectator.
Engage in an abusive verbal attack upon any official, swimmer, coach, or spectator, on or off the pool area.
Use “trash talk” or other profane, obscene, or vulgar language or gestures under any circumstances, on or off the pool area.
Engage in an objectionable demonstration of dissent or unsportsmanlike conduct, such as throwing equipment, or any other forceful action.
Refuse to abide by an official's decision.
Refuse to comply with New Territory Club policy forbidding swimmers, friends, or other persons from being within two feet of the “baby pool” during practices or meets.

Any violation of the above policy will result in the following action, at the discretion of the Meet Director or Tarpons Board of Directors:

First Offense – Ejection of the person(s) from the meet/event by the Meet Director or BOD.
Second Offense – Suspension of the person(s) from any and all meets or events for the remainder of the current swim season, without any refund of fees.

If this individual is acting in the capacity of a coach or meet official at the time of the offense, then the additional sanctions will be as follows:

First Offense – Ejection of the person(s) from the meet/event by the Meet Director
Second Offense – Suspension of the person(s) from participating in an official capacity at any and all SHRSL or Tarpon-sanctioned events for the total of one year from the date of infraction

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2020 SHRSL Registration & Release Form

Amateur Athletic Waiver and Release of Liability - Adult or Minor

In consideration of being allowed to participate in the Southwest Houston Recreational Swim League (hereinafter SHRSL) swimming program (in any manner) and related events and activities, the undersigned:

  1. Agree that prior to participating, they each will inspect the facilities and equipment to be used, and if they believe anything is unsafe, they will immediately advise their coach or supervisor of such condition and refuse to participate.
  2. Acknowledge and fully understand that each participant will be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury, including permanent disability and death, and severe social and economic losses which might result from their own actions, inaction, or negligence of others, the rules of play, or the condition of the premises or of any equipment used. Further, there may be risks not known to us or not reasonably foreseeable at this time.
  3. Assume all the foregoing risks and accept personal responsibility for the damages following such injury, permanent disability or death.
  4. Release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue SHRSL, their respective administrators, directors, agents, coaches, and other members of the organization, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the events, all of which are hereinafter referred to as Released Parties, from demands, losses or damages on account of injury, including death or damage to property, caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Released Parties or otherwise.
  5. Agree to abide by all UIL/SHRSL rules and regulations governing coaches and UIL participation.
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ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY COVID-19

Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19

The Novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.

The Southwest Houston Recreational Swim League, New Territory Tarpons Swim Team (NT Tarpons) and NTRCA have done their best to follow the State of Texas guidelines and put in place preventive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, SHRSL / NT Tarpons cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending SHRSL / Tarpons practices and meets could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.

By participating in any SHRSL / NT Tarpons swim team practice or meet, you acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that you may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending SHRSL / NT Tarpons swim team practices and meets and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, or even death. You understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of SHRSL / NT Tarpons volunteers and coaches.

You voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to yourself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability or expense, of any kind, that you may experience or incur in connection with your attendance at SHRSL / NT Tarpons events (Claims). You hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless SHRSL / NT Tarpons, its agents, representatives, boards and volunteers, program participants and their families, from the Claims. You understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of SHRSL / NT Tarpons, its agents, representatives, coaches, boards and volunteers, program participants and their families, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any SHRSL / NT Tarpons event.

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