• Swimming
TAAF Winter Games of Texas
Swimming Championship
January 13-14, 2018
Pearland, Texas
 
 
Facility Host:           
Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium
4141 Bailey Road
  Pearland, Texas  77584
 
 
Saturday, January 13:
                                                Doors open at 7:30am
                                                Morning Warm-ups: 8:15-8:45am
                                                                Session 1: Boys 9-14 - 9:00am
 
                                                Afternoon Warm-ups: 12:15-12:45pm
                                                Session 2: Girls 9-14 - 1:00pm
                               
Sunday, January 14**:
                                                Doors open at 7:30am
                                                Morning Warm-ups: 8:15-8:45am
                                                                Session 3: Girls and Boys 8 & under; Women and Men 15 & over - 9:00am
                                                                                                                                               
                                **Sunday is one session. We reserve the right to add a second session if registration numbers warrant               
 
                                               
Registration Information:
NOTE: THE TAAF STATE OFFICE IS CLOSED OVER THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO REGISTER AS THERE MAY NOT BE ANYONE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.
 
Individual Swimmers must register on-line (www.taaf.com) by the published deadlines. Individuals must register for three events in one transaction to receive the bundled discount.  The age-up date for this meet is January 12, 2018. Please enter times as the meet is seeded.
 
                                               
EARLY REGISTRATION REGISTRATION LATE REGISTRATION
8/1/17 – 12/15/17 12/16/17 – 1/2/2018 1/3/18 – 1/7/18
11:59 P.M. 11:59 P.M. 11:59 P.M.
$20 – up to 3 individual events $25 – up to 3 individual events $35 – up to 3 individual events
$25/relay $30/relay $40/relay
 
 








**An individual must register for three events in one transaction to receive the bundled discount.
 
RELAY ENTRY REMINDER - Gender specific and mixed relay entries are only accepted via the website.  At this time, we can only accept complete relay entries (minimum four athletes).  Athlete name, mailing address, gender and date of birth are required information.  Relay order does not matter when entering on-line.  Please see above deadlines for registration and pricing.
 
FAQ'S:
1. How do I register?
                Go to www.taaf.com and click on the Winter Games of Texas logo. You are redirected to the WGOT website and must navigate to the swimming page.  Beginning August 1, when you click on the registration link, it will allow you to register.
 
2. What are the registration fees for the meet?
                                               
EARLY REGISTRATION REGISTRATION LATE REGISTRATION
8/1/17 – 12/15/17 12/16/17 – 1/2/2018 1/3/18 – 1/7/18
11:59 P.M. 11:59 P.M. 11:59 P.M.
$20 – up to 3 individual events $25 – up to 3 individual events $35 – up to 3 individual events
$25/relay $30/relay $40/relay
 
 
**An individual must register for three events in one transaction to receive the bundled discount.
 
3. Do I have to qualify at a region meet to participate in the Winter Games of Texas Swim Meet?
                No. This meet is open to all swimmers, regardless of affiliation. It is an open meet, meaning there is not a qualification process.
 
4. Can I register for two events and then add a third later at no additional charge?
                No. You will be charged for each transaction. In order to receive the bundled rate, you must register for all three events in one transaction.
 
5. Does a relay count towards my three event maximum? How many relays can I enter?
                No. Relays are counted separately. Individuals 14 & under may enter two relays.  Individuals 15 & over may                 enter their gender specific relays, plus the mixed relays. Gender specific and Mixed relay entries are only                 accepted via the website.  At this time, we can only accept complete relay entries (minimum four athletes).                  Athlete name, mailing address, gender and date of birth are required information.  Relay order does not matter when entering on-line.  Please see above deadlines for registration and pricing.
 
6. How do I know if my registration went through?
                Participants receive two confirmation emails from ClearThunder Event Registration System showing the credit card charge, along with events entered. Please check your spam folder. The email does not come from TAAF.
 
7. Once I complete my transaction, can I log-in and change my events or update seed times?
                No.  Please double check the events entered and seed times prior to completing the transaction.
 
8. Can I register for events the day of the meet?
                No. Participants must enter the meet through the website (www.taaf.com) and meet the registration deadlines in order to swim. This includes all relay entries.
 
9. How can I check my entries prior to the meet? Will you post a psych sheet prior to the meet?  Where do I get a heat sheet?
                Entry lists will be posted approximately two days after the conclusion of each registration period.  To check entry lists, go to www.swimtaaf.com.  Changes to entries are not allowed.  Corrections to entries, with proof of registration, can be accommodated. It is up to the individual to check entries for accuracy. We will post the final psych sheet on January 15.  Heat sheets are available at the pool for $3.00.
 
10.  What is the age-up date for this meet? Can I swim up or down an age group?
                January 12, 2018 is the age-up date. Participants must swim in their age group in both individual and relay events. No age-ups or age-downs allowed.
 
11.  How do I qualify for Nationals?
                Medalists in either the Winter or Summer Games of Texas qualify to swim at the State Games of America held in odd-numbered years.  Medalists may pick up information relating to the SGA from the awards booth.
 
12. TAAF Events Offered:  Participants must swim in appropriate age category for the events offered - no swim-ups or swim-downs.  If an event is offered in both 6 & under and 8 & under, the participant must swim in the appropriate age category. If the event is only offered as 8 & under, 6 and younger may participate.

This meet is a YARD meet.
               
Girls 6 & Under 25 Freestyle Mixed 15-17 100 Freestyle Relay Boys 6 & Under 25 Freestyle
Girls 6 & Under 25 Backstroke Mixed 15-17 200 Freestyle Relay Boys 6 & Under 25 Backstroke
Girls 6 & Under 100 Freestyle Relay Mixed 15-17 200 Medley Relay Boys 6 & Under 100 Freestyle Relay
Girls 8 & Under 25 Freestyle Mixed 18 & Over 100 Freestyle Relay Boys 8 & Under 25 Freestyle
Girls 8 & Under 50 Freestyle Mixed 18 & Over 200 Freestyle Relay Boys 8 & Under 50 Freestyle
Girls 8 & Under 25 Backstroke Mixed 18 & Over 200 Medley Relay Boys 8 & Under 25 Backstroke
Girls 8 & Under 25 Breaststroke   Boys 8 & Under 25 Breaststroke
Girls 8 & Under 25 Butterfly   Boys 8 & Under 25 Butterfly
Girls 8 & Under 100 IM   Boys 8 & Under 100 IM
Girls 8 & Under 100 Freestyle Relay   Boys 8 & Under 100 Freestyle Relay
Girls 8 & Under 100 Medley Relay   Boys 8 & Under 100 Medley Relay
Girls 9-10 25 Freestyle   Boys 9-10 25 Freestyle
Girls 9-10 50 Freestyle   Boys 9-10 50 Freestyle
Girls 9-10 25 Backstroke   Boys 9-10 25 Backstroke
Girls 9-10 25 Breaststroke   Boys 9-10 25 Breaststroke
Girls 9-10 25 Butterfly   Boys 9-10 25 Butterfly
Girls 9-10 100 IM   Boys 9-10 100 IM
Girls 9-10 100 Freestyle Relay   Boys 9-10 100 Freestyle Relay
Girls 9-10 100 Medley Relay   Boys 9-10 100 Medley Relay
Girls 11-12 50 Freestyle   Boys 11-12 50 Freestyle
Girls 11-12 100 Freestyle   Boys 11-12 100 Freestyle
Girls 11-12 50 Backstroke   Boys 11-12 50 Backstroke
Girls 11-12 50 Breaststroke   Boys 11-12 50 Breaststroke
Girls 11-12 50 Butterfly   Boys 11-12 50 Butterfly
Girls 11-12 100 IM   Boys 11-12 100 IM
Girls 11-12 200 Freestyle Relay   Boys 11-12 200 Freestyle Relay
Girls 11-12 200 Medley Relay   Boys 11-12 200 Medley Relay
Girls 13-14 50 Freestyle   Boys 13-14 50 Freestyle
Girls 13-14 100 Freestyle   Boys 13-14 100 Freestyle
Girls 13-14 200 Freestyle   Boys 13-14 200 Freestyle
Girls 13-14 50 Backstroke   Boys 13-14 50 Backstroke
Girls 13-14 50 Breaststroke   Boys 13-14 50 Breaststroke
Girls 13-14 50 Butterfly   Boys 13-14 50 Butterfly
Girls 13-14 100 IM   Boys 13-14 100 IM
Girls 13-14 200 Freestyle Relay   Boys 13-14 200 Freestyle Relay
Girls 13-14 200 Medley Relay   Boys 13-14 200 Medley Relay
Women 15-17 50 Freestyle   Men 15-17 50 Freestyle
Women 15-17 100 Freestyle   Men 15-17 100 Freestyle
Women 15-17 200 Freestyle   Men 15-17 200 Freestyle
Women 15-17 50 Backstroke   Men 15-17 50 Backstroke
Women 15-17 50 Breaststroke   Men 15-17 50 Breaststroke
Women 15-17 50 Butterfly   Men 15-17 50 Butterfly
Women 15-17 100 IM   Men 15-17 100 IM
Women 15-17 200 Freestyle Relay   Men 15-17 200 Freestyle Relay
Women 15-17 200 Medley Relay   Men 15-17 200 Medley Relay
Women 18 & Over 50 Freestyle   Men 18 & Over 50 Freestyle
Women 18 & Over 100 Freestyle   Men 18 & Over 100 Freestyle
Women 18 & Over 200 Freestyle   Men 18 & Over 200 Freestyle
Women 18 & Over 50 Backstroke   Men 18 & Over 50 Backstroke
Women 18 & Over 50 Breaststroke   Men 18 & Over 50 Breaststroke
Women 18 & Over 50 Butterfly   Men 18 & Over 50 Butterfly
Women 18 & Over 100 IM   Men 18 & Over 100 IM
Women 18 & Over 200 Freestyle Relay   Men 18 & Over 200 Freestyle Relay
Women 18 & Over 200 Medley Relay   Men 18 & Over 200 Medley Relay