The WHALe league was started in 1985 with 8 teams participating. As of 2023, it has grown to 34 teams with more than 5,000 swimmers!
This website is dedicated to the League and all its teams. It has information about the league, links to each team, results from meets, and information about up-coming meets.
Become a Coach
Teams in the West Houston Aquatic League are looking for summer swim coaches for the 2023 season. WHALe is the largest sporting league in West Houston. The WHALe league is comprised of 34 neighborhood swim teams with over 5000 swimmers that are supported by their parents, family, friends, and neighbors. Each team strives to instill the joy of swimming and competition in children ranging from age 4 to 18. Come join us from Mid-April to the end of June for an amazing year of swimming competition.
The ideal WHALe Swim coach will have a previous background in swimming as either an athlete, a lessons instructor, or have previous coaching experience. The coach should have a strong working knowledge of the 4 strokes Fly, Back, Breast, and Freestyle. You will need to love working with children and inspiring them to do better and try their hardest. Coaches must be available for daily practice and multiple swim meets during the summer season. Coaches must be ready to get into the water to help teach technique and stroke development with swimmers and always inspire the swimmers with a positive attitude and be ready to have fun. Coaches will need to pass a background test, become lifeguard certified, have good communication skills, and show up on time for practices and meets. Please email us at [email protected] if you are interested and we will put you in touch with teams that still have positions available
Current Known Coaching Positions
Barker's Ridge- Contact Team
Find a Team
Need help finding a team for the Summer 2023 Swim Season?
For more information about finding a swim team to join, or to coach, click the link below to find a list of teams that are available to you. Some teams are restricted to people living in a certain area and some are open.
Become a Sponsor
The West Houston Aquatic League, also known as WHALe, is currently looking for sponsors for our 2023 swim season. We are a Texas 501(c)3 non-profit organization and are asking for support from community-minded businesses, such as yours. WHALe is the largest sporting league in West Houston and growing rapidly. We hope you will take advantage of the tax-deductible advertising value this league can provide for your business!