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Gulf Swimming 2nd Annual Coaches Clinic:
The 2nd Annual Coaches Clinic will be held Friday, April 4 - Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Galveston Island Courtyard Hotel. Speakers include Tom Avischious (USA-S Club Development Director), Jennifer Gibson (Swim Fort Lauderdale Head Age Group Coach), Dr. John Mullen (Physical Therapist & Strength Coach), Dave Krotiak (Fox Valley Swim Team Head Coach) and Bill Rose (Mission Viejo Head Coach). See the welcome flyer with registration deadlines and speaker agenda here.
To All Texas Officials:
Alamo Area Aquatics Association is proud to be hosting the Texas Age Group Swimming Championships (TAGS) on March 6-9, 2014 at the NISD Swimming Complex (Outdoor Swim Center, Indoor Natatorium). We are requesting assistance from Officials to run a professional meet for our swimmers.
Certified Referees/Starters/Stroke and Turn Officials:
We would appreciate any assistance you can provide. If you are planning on attending please fill out and submit the form using the link below. You do not have to set up a Google account. This link will only take a minute of your time. We thank you for using this sign up system for officials.
I've invited you to fill out the form Short Course TAGS Officials Signup Mar. 6-9, 2014. To fill it out, visit and click submit:
TAGS 2014 Meet Referee is Mike Bertirotti
There is no need to email Mike separately. Your attendance is confirmed by signing up on the line as noted above.
Application will be made for this meet to be designated a national Qualifying Meet for Officials. The evaluator will be Paul Jones.
Assignments for Deck/Referee/Starter and Chief Judge will be done in advance of the event.
White and blue shirts will be provided to any official that works a minimum of 3 sessions.
The officials’ sign up link will be closed on March 1st for editing. Up until then you can adjust your signup at any time.
After the close date of March 1st, you can email any requested adjustments to your sessions to email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your consideration of this request. Hope to see you on deck at TAGS!
Doug Donofrio, Team Lead, Chief Judge
North American Challenge Cup:
Information for coaches interested in applying for a position on the Gulf's North American Challenge Cup team competing in Vera Cruz, Mexico in August, 2014 is below:
Swimmers wishing to participate in the NACC must have a valid passport at the time of travel. Those without a valid passport as of today should start the application process now to ensure delivery prior to the meet date.
For additional information on the NACC meet please go to the NACC information page located under the "General" tab on the Gulf website.
Congratulations to Simone Manuel:
Simone Manuel (FCST) was recently recognized for her accomplishments on swimswam.com. Click on the link below to check it out:
And the USA Swimming 20 Question Tuesday interview:
Duel in the Pool
Congratulations to the Gulf Swimmers who participated in the 2013 Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool in December in Glagow, Scotland. The US pulled out the win over the European All-Star Team in exciting fashion - final score: 132 to 131!
The meet ended with a World-Record setting relay swim that included Gulf Swimmer Simone Manuel splitting a 23.61 as the final leg of the mixed 200 medley SCM relay.
Gulf Swimmers at the Duel - Top 8 finishes:
Simone Manuel - 4th in 100 free (52.83);3rd in 50 free (24.40)
Michael McBroom - 4th in 400 free (3:40.57); 1st in 800 free - New American SCM Record (7:33.99)
Cammile Adams -7th in 400 IM (4:32.19); 6th in 100 fly (58.61); 2nd in 200 fly (2:04.61)
Sarah Henry - 6th in 400 IM (4:31.32); 6th in 200 IM (2:10.35)
Breeja Larson - 2nd in 200 breast (2:22.20); 5th in 100 breast (1:05.66)