The registration process begins each year in early February when an email goes out to returning families indicating when registration will open for the summer (typically March 1st) and the date by which new families must register to maintain priority status. At the same time, information will be posted on the team's website with the date and time after which new families that are interested in joining the team should email their interest to the team's registration chair. The wait pool is compiled on a first come, first serve basis according to the date and time of these interest emails. After we determine how many returning swimmers we will have (approximately mid-March), we will begin contacting wait pool families letting them know we have space for their child(ren). These offers to new swimmers are contingent on passing a swim test, so it is possible that new swimmers can be added to the team as late as the end of May after the swim tests have been completed.