Ready for Summer Swim
* Registration for NEW Armada Swimmers will begin on Saturday, March 25 online and in-person. ** Volunteer positions (chosen during registration) are explained and can be found under the registration section on our FAQ page.
** On-Site Registration begins at 2:00pm at the Wells Branch Recreation Center; 3000 Shoreline Dr, Austin, TX 78728
*** Sample Team Suits are available to try on during the on-site registration.
Did you already register? Customized Armada team swimsuits are still available to order. Details, prices, pictures and ordering information are below. Deadline to order is Sunday, March 26. (Strongly suggest trying on suits prior to ordering)
* Credit Card payments will incur a small fee.
Armada Swim Team Info
The Wells Branch Armada Swim Team is your community summer swim team. It is a fun, safe environment that encourages children to develop physical fitness, self-discipline, self-confidence, sportsmanship, teamwork and team spirit by learning competitive swimming strokes and participating in Saturday morning swim meets.
Our regular swim season runs Monday, May 1st through Saturday, July 8th. Practices and Home meets are located at the Willow Bend Pool (2801 Sauls Dr. Austin, TX 78728). We will have approximately six swim meets on Saturdays beginning May 20 through July 8th.
At the end of the season, swimmers who have obtained a qualifying time during the season are invited to compete at an Invitational Swim Meet held at Texas A&M University on Saturday, July 15.
Evening practices are held beginning Monday, May 1st until school is out for summer. Beginning June 2nd practices will be held in the mornings. Specific practice times will be assigned after registration.
Need More Information? Contact via email Peter Mielcarek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for 2017 Summer Season
Mon, March 6: Registration opens 7:00am online for returning swimmers. An email will be sent to our 2016 families with more details and a link to register. If you are having troubles registering please contact Peter Mielcarek at email@example.com
Sat, March 25: Registration opens 2:00 pm online / in-person for new swimmers and continues for returning swimmers.
Tentative team schedule for the 2017 summer season can be found here.
Team Swim Suits: New for the 2017 season, customized Armada logo suits by FINIS will be available to purchase during the online and in-person registrations. Sample Suits will be available to try on during the March 25 on-site registration, however, you may order the suit size you think your swimmer needs based on the sizing guides and then make changes on the 25th.
Since these suits are custom and take approximately 4-6 weeks for delivery, we will place our team order with FINIS on March 27th. This date has been chosen to ensure the suits will arrive before our Red, White, and Blue practice meet on May 20th.
Armada Custom FINIS Swim Suits and Ordering Specs
Fundraising: Please help us with fundraising by being aware of opportunities at work. Many companies have matching programs or reward employees for volunteer time. See below for more information.
Sponsors: Also, have a business you want to advertise? An Armada sponsorship is a great way to do it, and may be tax-deductible. Please contact Steven Wilson if you are interested in sponsoring the team or helping with fundraising.
Frequently Asked Questions: New to Armada and have some questions? Armada veteran and always wondered why we do something a certain way? Please check out our FAQ. If that doesn't answer your question, by all means please feel free to contact the appropriate person here.
Interested in Helping: There are always opportunities to help out Armada like fundraising, coach appreciation, team spirit activities, scholarship committee, etc., even if you are not interested in being a full-time member of the Armada board.
Interested? Contact Peter if you'd like to learn more. Thank you!!!
What is your company's corporate donation policy?
It has been brought to our attention that certain locally-based businesses donate to 501(c)(3) organizations either through matching programs or through programs that contribute money to organizations for which their employees volunteer time. Usually, the hours have to be tracked in the company's system or minimal documentation has to be completed, but that is often the only requirement.
Please find out if your company provides this benefit, and if so, please designate WBA as a recipient. Also, if your company has a public website that explains and advertises their policy, please send it to Mike Zayas and we will put a link here to make it easier on everyone.
Here are two that have been brought to our attention:
Dell: Make A Difference - Please note that in addition to matching programs, Dell volunteers with ten or more hours with any charitable organization and time tracked in the Dell online tracking system may choose a charity of their choice and Dell will make a donation.
GM: Dollars for Doers - Through Dollars for Doers, the General Motors Foundation will add to your volunteer impact by awarding a $200 donation to an eligible organization for which you have volunteered 50 or more hours within the calendar year.
HP: Employee Giving Program - Please help us keep fees low going forward, and make the best use possible of opportunities such as these.
Thank you for your help!