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Congratulations to Gulf Teams:

The following Gulf teams were recognized by USA Swimming as part of the Club Excellence Program:

Silver Medal Clubs:

  • Cy-Fair Swim Club/FLEET
  • First Colony Swim Team/FCST
  • Magnolia Aquatic Club/MAC

Bronze Medal Clubs:

  • The Woodlands Swim Team/TWST
  • Eagle Swimming Association/ESA
  • Katy Aquatics Team for Youth/KATY
  • Premiere Aquatic Club of Klein/PACK
  • Sienna Plantation Aquatics/SPA 

The Club Excellence Program is a voluntary program that identifies and recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to performance excellence.  The program strives to meet the following objectives:

  • Promote the development of strong, well-rounded age group and senior swimming programs that produce elite 18&Under athletes;
  • Provide recognition and resources to motivate and assist member clubs to strive for the highest ideals of athlete performance.

 

New USA Swimming Rule:

USA Swimming has just re-interpreted the breaststroke pull-out rule with regard to the timing of permissible butterfly kick after the start and turns.  Information on the ruling is HERE.

 

Gulf Swimming's NACC Team Video:

26 swimmers represented Gulf Swimming August 5th-10th in Vera Cruz, Mexico and competed in the North American Challenge Cup.  A video of the team's experience can be found by clicking the link below.

http://youtu.be/YlT7gHixEN0

Watch for information about the opportunity to participate in the 2015 NACC which will be held in San Diego, California this August 6th-8th.

 

Gulf Open Water All Star Team Announced:

Congratulations to the 18 swimmers and 6 alternates who qualified to represent the Gulf at the Annual Fort Myers Open Water Festival at Miromar Lakes in Fort Myers, Florida on April 26, 2015.  The Gulf Open Water Champs on Sunday, October 5th, 2014, was the qualifying event for the meet.   Our final team of All Stars can be found HERE.

 

2014 Texas Select Camp:

The Texas Select Camp identifies emerging young athletes in the state of Texas and offers them a unique motivational and educational experience.  Swimmers are invited to the camp by Gulf Swimming based on their total IMX scores as ranked by USA Swimming for the previous long course season.  Two swimmers per gender from each individual age group - 11, 12, 13 and 14 will be selected.  This year's camp will be held in Lewisville, Texas from November 14th-16th.  Congratulations to the following swimmers:

11 Year Olds 12 Year Olds 13 Year Olds 14 Year Olds

Cotton Fields (TWST)

Matthew Tannenberger (SSAN)

Jacey Hinton (FCST)

Malia Rausch (TWST)

Elliott Jones (CFSC)

Christian Weispfennig (PEAK)

Ellie McLeod (DADS)

Sophia Bernal (KATY)

Josh Lee (TWST)

Vincent Huang (SSS)

Zoe Gawronska (TWST)

Karsten Fields (TWST)

Alex Ellison (CFSC)

Jack Venker (CFSC)

Annie Norris (HSC)

Eszter Heins (HSC)

 

 

Athlete Protection Training Information:

The Safe Sport Committee voted to make the Athlete Protection Training good for two years instead of one year.  As a results, we have pushed all the 12/31/14 APT expiration dates to 12/31/15.

Effective on September 1, the APT expiration date will be based on the year that the training was taken.  For example, if you complete the training anytime between January 1 and December 31, 2015, the APT expiration date will be December 31, 2017 (if completed in January, you essentially get three years).  The programming for this change will not be completed by September 1.  Anyone completing the APT after September 1 and until the change is made in SWIMS, will have an APT expiration date of 12/31/15.  After the change is made in SWIMS, these expiration dates will be updated to 12/31/16.