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Gulf Banquet Recap - Congratulations to our Award Winners
Gulf Swimming hosted its annual awards banquet on Sunday, September 27th in Houston, honoring all of our swimmers who have achieved excellence this past year. Congratulations to everyone who received an award and to all Gulf swimmers!!
Presenting the awards was Olympian and Gulf swimmer Cammile Adams, who gave an inspiring talk about focusing on the journey to achieving our goals and not just on the goals themselves. We look forward to following Cammile's journey to the 2016 Olympics in Rio!!
Photos from the banquet are available and can be viewed at http://asphotos.photoreflect.com/store/thumbpage.aspx?e=9679230 and the password is "Collete". Orders for multiple sizes and quantities can be placed through the site.
Additional awards were presented to several individuals for their outstanding achievements and/or service this past year:
Gulf Age Group Coach of the Year - Jason Devine, DAD's Club
Gulf Head Coach of the Year - Gilbert Legaspi, Houston Swim Club
R.S. Bob Stallings Award (officiating) - Sharyl McCauley, Magnolia Aquatic Club
Phillips 66 Award (volunteering) - Annette Leach
Pauline Phillips Award (sportsmanship) - Eszter Heins, Houston Swim Club
Gulf Swimming Open Water All Star Team
The Gulf Championship Open Water meet hosted by RICE Aquatics on Sunday, October 4, 2015 will serve as the primary selection meet for the Gulf OW All Star team. The dates for the spring OW event that the team will travel to will be determined at the USAS Convention next week. Please read the selection procedure HERE.
Scholastic All-America Team Announced
Congratulations to the Gulf Swimmers named to the Scholastic All-America Team for the 2014-2015 academic school year!! To be recognized as a member of the SAA Team a swimmer must be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and achieved one or more of the minimum time standards, which is equal to a 2011 Junior Nationals bonus qualifying time.
The list of Gulf swimmers is available HERE. The full list of all swimmers in the country can be found on the USA Swimming website at:
Welcome Gulf Swimming's New Executive Director
The Board of Directors of Gulf Swimming is pleased to announce that Darcey Baron has accepted the position of Executive Director. In addition to being the main contact of the LSC, Darcey will be actively involved with the administration of the LSC and will assist the Board of Directors in reaching the goals of Gulf Swimming.
Darcey Baron graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in Political Science and earned her M.B.A. in Management and Marketing from Texas Christian University. Prior to accepting this position, she was an Adjunct Business Professor, Sharjah Women's College, UAE; Abu Dhabi Women's College, President of Precision Alliance, Inc. - Houston and Executive Director of the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance - Houston. Darcey brings experience and a proven track record of success in education, business management and the administration of non-profit organizations, which will be invaluable in meeting the goals and objectives of Gulf Swimming.
Please join us in welcoming Darcey Baron to Gulf Swimming. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and through US mail at:
Gulf Swimming USA
1415 South Voss Road
Houston Texas 77057
NEW OFFICIALS NEEDED:
Gulf Swimming is in need of parent volunteers to get involved as officials!! Please see the flyer below and please consider helping out!!
New and Returning Officials Clinics Now Available:
Commencing in September 2015 there will be clinics available at various locations, dates and times. We will be using an online sign up system to register.
Please click on the location and date that you would like to attend to sign up. Additional information on the content to be covered is listed on the sign up page.
Clinics will be held in small groups, split appropriately for both new officials and returning officials of all certification levels.
Additional clinics will be linked for sign up as they become available.
Any questions please do not hesitate to email Andrea Walin at email@example.com
ALL CLINIC LOCATIONS AND DATES CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING THIS LINK:
Zone Age Group Top Times Lists:
Below are the links for the Zone Age Group Top Times Lists. These lists are the top 20 times for gender, course, and event and are up on the Zone websites. These lists are run on a weekly basis. Swimming World is running an article on one zone a month which is a wonderful addition. If there are any times that you feel are in error, please let the zone chair know so they can get them corrected. Here are the zone websites: