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North American Challenge Cup - Team Announced:
Congratulations to the current team of athletes chosen for the North American Challenge Cup to be held in Vera Cruz, Mexico this August. We are looking forward to a great competition and we know the team will represent the Gulf in a BIG way. The list can be found HERE.
Applications for NACC will continue to be accepted to fill current openings through Monday, July 21st.
New Junior Athlete Representative
Congratulations to the new Junior Athlete Representative for Gulf Swimming: Alicia Finnigan.
The Scholastic All-American application process is for 10-12th graders who have a qualifying time or meet (disability or Open Water) and a 3.5 GPA is now up and running. HERE is specific information for the SAA application process.
- KEY DATES: The SAA On-Line application system is open now through August 15th.
- RECOMMENDATION: Encourage your swimmers to apply as soon as possible after the transcripts are available. Once the school administrators leave for summer break, it can be extremely difficult to get transcripts.
- IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PARENTS: The most important thing to remember, for parents, is that if they are doing the applying, they have to log onto the USA Swimming website as their child in order to submit the application.
- 100 Freestyle American Record Broken by Simone Manuel of FCST
Congratulations to Simone Manuel of FCST!! Simone is the new AMERICAN RECORD HOLDER in
the 100 yard freestyle with her time of 46.75 as lead-off on the FCST 400
freestyle relay. Simone had previously
broken Natalie Coughlin’s 2011 American Record of 46.84 during the prelims of
the 100 free at the inaugural National Age Group Swimming Association’s Junior
National Championship Meet in Florida in March.
Simone’s time also broke the 17-18 national age group record.