If you would like to join R.A.C.E., you must complete a swim
assessment. Assessments (Tryouts) are conducted through out
You will be asked to complete the following forms upon
acceptance to the team. These are available in the RISD Aquatic
Center office, with the exception of the birth certificate.
Membership Registration Form
Consent for medical treatment
Swimming Registration (not available online)
Copy of swimmer's birth certificate or passport
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the procedure for joining the Rockwall Racers
You must complete a swim assessment (tryout).
What forms do we need to bring to join the
The only form you will specifically need to bring from home is a
copy of your birth certificate. All forms for membership are
available in the RISD Aquatic Center Office.
What if I am registered with another team?
If you are currently attached to a team other than the R.A.C.E.,
you will complete a USA Swimming Transfer form, and pay a nominal
fee. Once the form is processed, you will be unattached from any
team for 120 days from your LAST DATE OF COMPETITION WITH THE OLD
TEAM. If you are still attached to a team but have not competed
with that team in over 120 days, your transfer will be immediate.
What does unattached mean?
Unattached means you are unable represent the new team because
of USA swimming transfer policy. You are still able to practice
with and compete with the RACE team, but you will be swimming
unattached. Your RACE coaches will still be coaching you at the
Where do we get our equipment and what do we
Please click here
for a list of items you will need based on which practice group you
are assigned. We have an on-site pro shop, D&J sports in
the lobby of the RISD Aquatic Center. You can also order equipment
on-line or at any another swim store.
What if I can’t make the recommended practices per
We believe attendance is one of the keys to successful swimming.
You should make every effort to be at all practices. Should you
have an emergency or appointment that necessitates missing a
session, try to let the coach know in advance.
Where and when are the swim meets?
Meet Schedule will be updated frequently based
on the North Texas Swimming, Inc. website.
We are new to the sport of swimming. What do we need to
do to better understand the sport?
You are welcome to ask the coaches or staff of the Rockwall ISD
Aquatic Center about any part of our program or swimming in
general. We also have a large parent group who are willing to help
you in any way they can.
Who will be coaching my child?
The coaches are assigned to specific practice groups. You can
click here to
see who is currently coaching each group. Our coaches do work
jointly for the whole team. Occasionally, due to absence or other
conflict, a different coach may work with a different practice
Is there transportation available?
You are responsible for your own transportation to practice and
to meets. You are welcome to form a carpool with other swimmers,
but this is done at your own discretion. The RACE team and Aquatic
Center are NOT responsible for transportation issues at any time.
Who owns the Team?
The team is USA-sanctioned and is owned by Rockwall Independent
Is there a parent board?
We do not have a "governing board of parents" but we have many
parents who collaborate ideas frequently. Don't hesitate to join in
Are there scholarships available?
We do not provide scholarships, as this team is voluntary
participation. If you have a financial difficulty, please speak
with the Aquatic Center director.
Are there monthly parent meetings?
We will have meetings at various times throughout the year when
events are occurring or when big changes are going to be made. We
will most commonly post information in the home page under Events
tag (under team picture) under team functions of this website. We
also will be sending our members e-mails regarding such important
How do you become a swim official?
If you wish to become an official, review the information
Officials must be certified by USA Swimming through North Texas
Can swim team count as a middle school Physical
We do provide off-campus physical education credits for
students. You will need to get the appropriate forms and
requirements from the counselors of your school to see if our
program will substitute. We do not keep this information on file as
our students represent a wide variety of cities and districts.
What is the minimum requirement for team
The minimal requirement for entry level on the team consists of
being able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with proper breathing
technique unassisted and 25 yards of backstroke.
Do you have to live in the school district to swim on
The R.A.C.E. team swimmers do NOT have to live in Rockwall or
attend RISD schools. Our swimmers attend a variety of surrounding
What type of swim suit should be worn during practice or
Swimmers will need a competition-style swimsuit for practice and
meets. BOYS: jammers or Speedo brief style; GIRLS: one-piece suit
with shoulder straps.
Where can parents sit during practice?
Parents will be asked to sit in the second floor bleachers
during all practices. Parents will only be allowed on deck if they
are volunteering for a meet, they have been asked to come down on
deck by a coach, or if there is an emergency.
If you do not find the answer you are seeking here on this site,
please call the RISD Aquatic Center office at (469) 698-7410. We
will be happy to assist you. You may also visit the Our Coaches page to find
email addresses for our coaching staff.