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Practice Begins in ONE Week (May 1)

Wells Branch Armada is excited to welcome all of our returning and new swimmers to the 2017 Armada Swim Team.   Evening practices begin on Monday, May 1.  

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Registration for 2017 Summer Season

Registration for the 2017 Swim Season has begun.

* Returning Swimmers...please sign into your account prior to registering so duplicate entries are not created. If you are having troubles registering please contact Peter Mielcarek at petermielcarek17@gmail.com

* New Swimmers...Please use the Registration Link located on the left side of the page to register. ** Volunteer positions (chosen during registration) are explained and can be found under the registration section on our FAQ page.

* Swimmers may not have turned 18 years old before May 1.

** Credit Card payments will incur a small fee.

*** Tentative Practice times can be found by clicking here.

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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 petermielcarek17@gmail.com.

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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!!!

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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!

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2016 WBA Team Photo

Photo by Zelia Mielcarek

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