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2021-22 Swimming

Last Updated 11/30/21 (Meet Schedule Updated)

 

*****Subject to Change******

 

High School Competitive Swimming is for 9th-12th grade Meridian students. Middle School Developmental Swimming is for 7th and 8th grade Meridian students.

 

The 2021-22 Meridian Swimming season starts in September, 2021. Please watch the Lions Share (the weekly High School newsletter) and the Middle School Mane for updates.

 

Announcing Meridian’s New Swimming Partnership … AquaTex Swim!

  • To better promote excellence in competitive swimming, Meridian Athletics has partnered with AquaTex Swim for the 2021-2022 season! 
  • Aquatex will use a method referred to as ‘Process Driven Coaching Excellence.’ It will be athlete-centered, coach-driven, service-supported, and performance-based.”
  • Meridian Swimming’s home pool is now Micki Krebsbach, near Round Rock High School.
  • The Meridian Swimming program lead and High School Competitive Swim Team coach is Hayley Krebsbach. See Coach Krebsbach’s bio here.
  • The Middle School Developmental Group will train with the AquaTex Juniors, led by Coach Marcy Parshall. 

 

Payment Change

  • The $35 registration fee will be paid through the Meridian Swimming Registration webpage (8/25 through 10:00 PM on 9/2).
  • The participation fee ($175 for Middle School Developmental Swimming; $500 for High School Competitive Swimming) will be paid to AquaTex while registering through AquaTex (9/8 through 10:00 PM on 9/10) . 
    • Financial assistance and payment plans are available for participation fees for those who need it. If your family needs financial assistance and/or a payment plan, please request this on your Meridian Registration form. Email financialaid@mwschool.org with questions.

 

Important Dates

8/25 - Meridian Registration opens
9/2 - Meridian Registration closes at 10:00 PM (NO LATE REGISTRATIONS!)
9/8, 6:00-7:30 AM - High School Tryouts
9/8 - High School Team announced
9/8 -  AquaTex registration opens
9/8 - 6:00-7:00 PM - Zoom Kickoff Meeting for Middle School Developmental and the High School Competitive Swim Team with coaches, parents/guardians, student athletes, and the Athletics Department.
9/10 - AquaTex registration closes. Participation fees due through AquaTex registration.
9/13 - First Practice - High School Swim Team
9/15 - First Practice - Middle School Swimming
10/23 - HS Meet: Round Rock Invite
10/30 - HS Meet - Burnet Hoot N' Holler
11/5 - HS Meet - Round Rock Quad Cancelled
11/6 - Halfway point - If the season is cancelled before this date, a 35% refund of the participation fee will be issued by AquaTex.
12/10 - HS Meet - Moody Cancelled
12/11 - Texas School for the Deaf Meet
1/8 - HS Meet - Georgetown Winter Invite
1/19 - Last Practice - Middle School
1/21 - During last High School practice - High School = “Beast vs. Bold Meet” 

 

Meridian High School Competitive Swimming

  • Coach - Hayley Krebsbach hayleykrebsbach@att.net
  • Team - Comprised of a minimum of 20, 9th-12th grade students.
  • Tryouts - Wednesday, 9/8 from 6:00-7:30 AM. Tryouts are required to make the Meridian High School Swim Team. Tryouts are closed to parents/guardians and spectators. Cuts are possible.
  • Minimum Skill Requirements - Student athletes should be able to swim:
    • 2000 total yards of swimming (not continuously, but on intervals)
    • All four strokes legally
    • Legal turns and finishes
    • A 500 freestyle continuously 
    • 200 IM continuously
  • Practices -
    • Location: Micki Krebsbach Pool, 301 Deep Wood Dr, Round Rock, TX 78681
      • Outdoor; heated; locker rooms available. 
      • Practice will be cancelled if: lightning, thunder or dangerous driving conditions, or if the outside air temperature “feels like” 40° or lower according to weather.com at the pool’s address
    • Practice Time: 6:00-7:30 AM
    • Practice Amount: Four, 90-minute practices a week, up to 59 practices
    • Practice Days/Times: Monday-Thursday, with Friday being a scheduled make-up day. See Practice Schedule for details.
  • Meets
    • Round Rock Invite - Saturday, 10/23
    • Burnet Hoot N Holler - Saturday, 10/30
    • Round Rock Quad Meet - Friday, 11/5*
    • Swim Meet at Moody - Friday, 12/10*
    • Georgetown Winter Invite - Saturday 1/8
    • Texas A&M Meet - Cancelled due to smaller team than initially planned.
*Requires excused absense for at least part of the school day.
  • Personal Equipment -
    • Required Equipment: Students must provide their own equipment. See D&J Sports for equipment. Estimated cost of personal equipment (not including swimsuit) = $100
      • Swim fins
      • Goggles
      • Swimsuit - An option to buy a Meridian swimsuit will be available through the Aquatex website. Otherwise, students should provide their own red or black swimsuit.
      • Pull Buoys 
      • Swim Paddles
      • Kickboard
      • Mesh bag to keep all of your equipment
    • Optional Equipment: Meridian swim suits will be available through the Aquatex website for an additional fee.
    • Provided Equipment: Two Meridian swim caps will be provided.
  • Eligibility & Registration -
    • Students must be academically eligible to participate in meets. (Physical forms are due 9/2 and should be valid through 1/21/22.)
    • Parent/guardian completes the Meridian registration form and pays the $35 Registration/Processing fee by 10:00 PM on 9/2. 
    • Parent/guardian completes Aquatex Registration after tryouts and pays the participation fee. 
  • Lettering Requirements -

    Find the 2021-2022 Lettering Requirements here.
  • Fees -
    • $35 Registration Fee with Meridian
    • Participation Fees paid with AquaTex registration = $500
      • Financial assistance and payment plans are available for participation fees for those who need it. If your family needs financial assistance and/or a payment plan, please request this on your Meridian Registration form. Email financialaid@mwschool.org with questions.
 
 
Meridian Middle School Developmental Swimming
  • Coach - Marcy Parshall marsh.parsh89@gmail.com
  • Team/Group - Comprised of a minimum of six (6) 7th-8th grade students.
  • Tryouts - No tryouts. Parents/guardians must affirm that the student can meet the minimum requirements when they register their student through Meridian’s registration. 
  • Minimum Skill Requirements - Student athletes should be able to swim a minimum of 25-yard freestyle without stopping.
  • Practices - Meridian MS Developmental Swimming will train with AquaTex Juniors.
    • Location: Micki Krebsbach Pool, 301 Deep Wood Dr, Round Rock, TX 78681
      • Outdoor; heated; small locker rooms available. 
      • No parking available during Round Rock High School school hours (9:05 AM-4:20 PM)..
      • Will be cancelled if: lightning, thunder or dangerous driving conditions,  or if the outside air temperature “feels like” 40° or lower according to weather.com at the pool’s address.
    • Practice Amount: One 90-minute practice a week, up to 15 practices
    • Practice Day/Time: 4:00-5:30 PM on Wednesdays. See Practice Schedule for details
      • Due to a meet at the pool on 9/15, Middle School Developmental Swimming's first practice will be Thursday, 9/16 from 5:00-6:30 PM.
  • Meets - None. Developmental Swimming is training only.
  • Personal Equipment -
    • Required Equipment: Students must provide their own equipment. See D&J Sports for equipment. Estimated cost of personal equipment (not including swimsuit) = $50
        • Swim fins
        • Goggles
        • Swimsuit
      • Optional Equipment:
        • Pull Buoys 
        • Swim Paddles
        • Kickboard
        • Mesh bag to keep all of your equipment
  • Eligibility & Registration -
    • Students must be physically eligible to participate. (Physical forms are due 9/2.)
      • Academic eligibility does not apply to Middle School Developmental Swimming.
    • Parent/guardian completes the Meridian registration form and pays the $35 Registration/Processing fee. 
    • Parent/guardian completes the Aquatex Registration and pays the participation fee*. 
  • Fees -
    • $35 Registration Fee with Meridian
    • Participation Fees paid with AquaTex registration = $175 
      • Financial assistance and payment plans are available for participation fees for those who need it. If your family needs financial assistance and/or a payment plan, please request this on your Meridian Registration form. Email financialaid@mwschool.org with questions.

 

 

Questions: Please send questions to Meridian-athletics@mwschool.org.