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2017-2020 USA Swimming Motivational Time Standards Released

Every four years USA Swimming updates the motivational time standards.  As of January 1st, 2017 these standards have been updated.  The new standards can be found HERE.

Note to House of Delegates

Changes and updates to the Bylaws of Gulf Swimming will be presented at the upcoming House of Delegates meeting on Wednesday, January 25 at Dad’s Club at 8:00PM. Please read the supporting documentation here and here. Contact Darcey Baron at Darcey.baron@gulfswimming.org with any questions.

Short Course TAGS (Texas Age Group Swimming) - Location Change

The location/venue for the 2017 short course TAGS meet has been changed to Lewisville.  MARS will be the new meet host.  TAGS will be the weekend of March 9th-March 12th, 2017.


Gulf Swimming 25th Annual Awards Banquet 

Gulf Swimming held its 25th Annual Awards Banquet on Sunday, October 2nd at the Westchase Marriott in Houston, Texas.  The annual banquet celebrates outstanding performances by athletes in the previous season and recognizes volunteers and coaches for their dedication to Gulf Swimming.   American record holder and World Championship silver medalist Michael McBroom shared his inspirational story and how it gave him the opportunity to live his dream as a professional athlete.

More than 500 athletes turned in outstanding performances that were recognized with a level award plaque or a qualification award this year.  Additionally, several awards are given out each year to recognize volunteers, coaches and athletes.  Congratulations to those individuals who were recognized by their peers for their outstanding 2015-2016 season.

Pauline Phillips Athlete Award for Sportsmanship

Bob Stallings Outstanding Officials Award

Coach of the Year

Age Group Coach of the Year

Phillips 66 Outstanding Service Award

Zoe Gawronska, The Woodlands Swim Herb Schwab Terry Jones, Magnolia Aquatic Club Jason Devine, DADS Club Swim Team

Jennie Shamburger, The Woodlands Swim Team and Paige Sikkema, North Channel Aquatics

Zoe Gawronska


 Terry Jones

 Jason Devine

 Paige and Jenny


Gulf Swimming also recognized three outstanding individuals for their service to the LSC with a lifetime membership in USA Swimming.  These individuals have been volunteers in the Gulf for more than 25 years and have contributed to the development of our LSC and the sport serving on countless committees, chairing committees and mentoring others throughout the LSC.  Tim Bauer and Eddie Adams received their awards at the USA Swimming Convention in Atlanta and Joe Stucka was honored at the Annual Gulf Awards Banquet with his membership.     


Pictures from the banquet can be still be purchased online through JGH Photography’s website at http://www.juditgermanheins.com/p655512742


New Officials Needed

Did you know that the USA Swimming Officials that run the meets your swimmers attend are all just parent volunteers?  Did you also know that regardless of which team is hosting it would really help our swimmers if there were officials representing all teams attending helping to run the meet? There is no better way to get involved with your child’s chosen sport than to become an official.  Please see the flyer HERE and contact Andrea Walin at andrea.walin@gmail.com with any questions or concerns!

To register for a clinic to become a new official please click HERE

Note for "Fillable" pdf files:  Windows 10 will use Edge as the default program for opening all pdf files. Being a browser/reader, Edge doesn’t have editing features and the fillable function of the pdf document will appear not to work.   Open fillable pdf files with either Google Chrome or Adobe Acrobat (Internet Explorer 10 and older will work too), then the fillable features will work.  Adobe Reader will have the same problem as Edge


2015-2016 Scholastic All-America Team Announced 

USA Swimming is proud to recognize scholar-athletes who have been named to the 2015-2016 Scholastic All-America Team.  28 high school sophomore, junior and senior Gulf swimmers from 14 teams achieved the required time standards as well as a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the last academic year.  The full list of Gulf Swimmers can be found HERE.  Congratulations to these swimmers for their outstanding achievement and to their coaches and parents for their outstanding support.

Gulf Swimming's Simone Manuel Wins 100 Free at Rio Olympics

Congratulations to Simone Manuel who tied for first in the 100 meter freestyle in a new Olympic Record time of 52.70 Thursday night at the 2016 Rio Olympics.  Simone is the first African American woman in history to win an individual Olympic swimming medal.  Simone was a part of the 4x100 Relay team that placed second earlier in the week and she will compete in the 50 meter freestyle coming up on Friday.

Simone Manuel


Gulf Swimming's Cammile Adams Places 4th in 200 Meter Butterfly in Rio

Congratulations to Cammile Adams for placing 4th Wednesday night in Rio in the 200 meter butterfly.  Cammile's time of 2:05.90 was a lifetime best.

Cammile Adams 

Congratulations to Gulf Olympic Trials Qualifiers

Gulf Swimming is honored to have had 51 athletes representing our LSC at the 2016 Olympic Team Trials for swimming.  The Olympic Trials was held in Omaha, Nebraska from June 26th through July 3rd and ended with the announcement of the 2016 US Olympic Team for Rio.  A complete list of athletes who have qualified to date is HERE.

As an LSC we would like to congratulate all of the athletes who qualified for Trials!!