Swim Team


Southside All-Stars Swim Team 2022

General Information about the team:

  • Costs this year will be a flat rate and include both the team shirt and a cap:

  • Age: 12 & Under - $275

  • Age: 13 & Up - $175

  • Registration begins Thursday, March 24th. Please register before Friday, May 13th using the following link: https://secure.rec1.com/TX/southside-place-tx/catalog

    • Click on the Swim Team Registration tab after navigating to the above link.

  • The All-Stars are part of the Southwest Aquatic League, or SWAL. We swim meets against Bellaire, West University, and Willowbend. Our team is combined with Briar Meadow and the JCC to form a competitively sized team called Southwest United (SWU). You will see us referred to as SWU on all league information.

Important Dates: 

  • Registration/Summer Kickoff Party at the Clubhouse: Thursday, March 24th 6:00 to 8:00

  • Pizza Party Kick-Off: Sunday, May 15th 5:00-7:00 at the Pavilion

  • First Practice: Monday, May 16th (times listed below)

  • New Parent Volunteer Training Session: Wednesday, May 25th 5:30 to 6:00 at the pavilion. 

  • Timing Day: June 6th

  • Practice Days: Monday - Friday (No practice on Memorial Day or meet days) See calendar for times.

  • End of Season Banquet at the Clubhouse: Friday, July 1st 6:00 to 8:00

  • Texas Swim Shop will be at practice on Wednesday, May 25th to sell suits for swimmers. 

Requirements:

  • Have a Southside Place City Season Pass and be in good standing. For more information about this, please contact Andrew Deavers.

  • Sign up for two volunteer spots per family for the season. You must sign up before the first day of practice in order for your swimmer to participate. A signup.com link will be sent out to the team prior to meets to sign up for volunteer spots. If you are unable to attend, please reach out to a friend on the team to take your spot and notify Sarah Lutz. 

  • To participate in league meets, swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted. Our team supports water independence and is willing to take on swimmers from the ages of 3 or 4 who can tread water. Any swimmer under the age of 5 should be cleared by the head coach to swim.

  • To participate in meets, swimmers should have our team suit. The team suit that can be purchased at a Suit Purchase Day in May. More information will follow regarding this date. We use Texas Swim Shop (10429B S. Post Oak, 713-723-0910). Susan Mathern owns the shop and is familiar with our team.

Swim Meet Information:

  • Meets are held in two parts:

  • 6 & U, 7&8: 4:30pm Warm-up / 5:00 Start

  • 9 & Up: 6:00pm Warm-up / 6:30 Start / Meets typically end between 9:30 and 10:00

  • League rules state that 6&U swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool without assistance in the water to compete in meets. This rule does not prevent your child from joining the team for practices and the fun meet, and we encourage you to still sign them up, as it is amazing what growth we see during the season!

  • Please see the attached calendar for our season schedule.

Fun Friday Practice:

  • On Fridays, practice ends about 10 minutes early for the swimmers to play games and coaches give out candy-filled swimmer of the week cups.

Parent Volunteers:

  • SWAL meets are run by parent volunteers who help time, hand out ribbons, run time cards and gather swimmers for their events. 

  • Each Southside family is required to sign up for at least two volunteer shifts during the season. 

  • Signing up is easy, Sarah Lutz will be sending out signup.com links closer to the summer with specific jobs. 

Optional Swim Lessons:

  • We encourage all novice swimmers to sign up for swim lessons at a location of your choice. While everyone’s skills will improve over the summer, your child may also benefit from the smaller group environment of lessons with our coaches.

  • More information will be available once the season begins. Payment is set by the city and arrangements can be made directly with the coaches.

Contact Information:

  • Swim Team Coordinator: Sarah Lutz 281-914-1184  lutzsarahk@gmail.com

    • Sarah is a native Houstonian and an executive assistant at an oil and gas software company. She has been with the team for three years. She is excited to work with Southside again this year to help coordinate and communicate with the team, parents, and coaches. 

  • Director of Southside Place Parks and Recreation: Andrew Deavers 832-509-4642 / adeavers@southside-place.org 

    • Andrew grew up in Southside and has worked for the City for 11 years. This is his third summer as the Parks and Recreation Director. Andrew is looking forward to working with the All-Stars this summer.

  • Head Coach: Jordan Fullen 713-204-1892/jfullen2002@gmail.com

    • Jordan has lived in Southside for 12 years and has been a proud member of the All-Stars since 2014. He began coaching in 2016, and since has continued to pass down his love for swimming. He was also a club swimmer from 2014-2019 at Rice Aquatics, participating in both State and Regional meets. Currently a freshman at Yale University, Jordan is excited to continue his work with child and adolescent swimming proficiency and fostering love for the sport of swimming as Head Coach of the All-Stars.


May 2022

Sunday 

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday 

Saturday 

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

Kick Off Pizza Party -

5:00 at the Pavilion 

16

Practice 

Begins 

17

Practice

18

Practice 


19

Practice 

20

Fun Friday Practice 

21


22

23

Practice 

24

Practice 

25

Practice 

 Swim Suit Day

New Parent Volunteer Training 5:30-6:00


26

Practice 


27

Fun Friday Practice 


28


29

30

Memorial Day – No Practice


31

Practice 





May 16- June 10  Practice Times 

Age Group 

Time 

6 & Under 

4:30 - 5:00

7 & 8

5:00 - 5:30 

9 & 10 

5:30 - 6:15 

11 & Up 

6:15 - 7:00


June 2022 

Sunday 

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday 

Saturday 


 




1

Practice

2

Practice

3

Fun Friday Practice

4



5

6

Practice

Timing Day

7

HISD LAST DAY

Practice

8

Practice

9

Practice

10

Fun Friday Practice

11

12

13

Meet Vs West U @ Southside Pool

14

Summer Practice times Start 

15

Practice

16

Meet Vs Willow @ Willow Pool

10525 Cliffwood Dr 

17

Fun Friday Practice

18

19

20

Meet Vs Bellaire @ Southside Pool

21

Practice

22

Practice

23

Fun Meet Vs Briarmeadow @ Southside Pool

24

Fun Friday Practice

25

26

27

Prelims 

6&U,11&UP (@WestU)

4210 Bellaire Blvd

28

Prelims 

7&8,9&10  (@Willow)

10525 Cliffwood Dr 

29

Rain Day

30 

Finals (@Willow)

10525 Cliffwood Dr 

July 1

Banquet 6-8


June 13- June 30 Summer Practice Times

Age Group 

Time 

6 & Under 

3:00 - 3:30

7 & 8 

3:30 - 4:15

9 & 10 

4:15 - 5:00 

11 & Up 

5:00 - 6:00