About Pine Mill Ranch Swim Team
The Pine Mill Ranch Rays Swim Team is a non-profit that was founded in 2012 to bring local competitive swimming to the Pine Mill Ranch subdivision in Katy, TX. The mission of the team is for the kids of Pine Mill Ranch to love the competitive spirit of swimming, enjoy a sense of community and to have fun swimming for life.
The swim team is made up of kids who are age 4 - 18 by May 1. The team practices daily (Monday - Friday) after school in May and before 10am once school is out and during the month of June. There is a practice meet/time trials and usually 4-5 regular season dual meets in June along with a division level Meet of Champions for the top swimmers on the team. The best of the best swimmers from Meet of Champions will go on to the All Stars Meet competing against swimmers from every team in the league.
The team has 6-10 paid coaches who have completed a full background check, are Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid certified and have a wealth of experience and knowledge about swimming. The team also utilizes junior high and high school seasoned swimmers that volunteer to help with ages 4-8. The team is overseen by a board of parent volunteers and receives HOA guidance but does not utilize any HOA dollars as they are entirely self-funded through registration, sponsorship and fundraising dollars.
The team is a member of the West Houston Aquatic League (WHALe League). The WHALe league consists of 35 teams in the Katy area with over 5000 kids competing in 7 divisions, therefore making it the largest sporting league in Katy. Pine Mill Ranch Swim Team competes in Division 2 of the WHALe League.