Want to swim more? Join the WHALe Swim Team with TAAF
Hi Torpedoes Families!
Our season has come to an end, but, guess what!?! Your swimmer’s swim season can continue through Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF). Because we are in the WHALe League they sponsor a swim team to participate in TAAF. Read further for more information. I have signed Landon and Grant up so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask me.
Each year, WHALe helps sponsor a team of swimmers to train and compete in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Regional Competition and the TAAF Summer Games. TAAF is a great way to continue swimming through the month of July! All summer league only swimmers all age groups, 13 & Up Club Swimmers and HS swimmers, parents and even coaches are encouraged to join the team. Practices begin early on July 5th. For right now we will be having one practice from 8:30-10am. Littles will not swim the whole time. Please plan on July 5 and 6 for this schedule. The regional qualifying meet is July 16 in Katy and the State Championship is July 21-24 in Corpus Christi.
Non-WHALe Swimmers May Join the Fun! If not currently a WHALe registered swimmer or coach, you may still join the team, simply submit the documents, pay the WHALe insurance fee and registration fee. Three regional meet events are included in the registration cost. Regional events, if any, beyond the three and any Summer Games entry fees are additional costs. You must purchase those in the WHALe team store.
Registration Fees For swimmers who swam this year with WHALe:
$65 TAAF/WHALe registration fees, including 3 events at the regional meet. $10 additional late fee after 6/14/22.
$6/event for additional events at region and $7/event at state.
For new swimmers (not with WHALe in 2022):
$90 TAAF/WHALe registration fees and insurance, including 3 events at the regional meet. $10 additional late fee after 6/14/22.
$6/event for additional events at region and $7/event at state
Region & State
If swimmers would like to participate in the state meet, they must compete at the region qualifier in July.
Swimmers are able to attend all practices even if they are not interested in competing at region and state.
Steps to registration
Complete online registration and fee payment . Regular registration closes at noon on June 12th. Late registration ($10 late fee) will begin June 15th.
Sign WHALe waiver form (part of registration or print and deliver)
Print and sign the TAAF Waiver form and deliver.
Bring a copy of each swimmers birth certificate or passprt to TAAF practice before July 7th.
Order TAAF t-shirts (if you would like) on this website. The will have all swimmers names on the back. We are planning on having these ready for the region meet.
If you have questions feel free to reach out or check out the web page, taaf.swimtopia.com.
DO NOT register on the TAAF website directly, you must register on this registration site taaf.swimtopia.com
Kimberly Johnson WHALe Rep for the Torpedoes Swim Team
West Houston Aquatic League