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Meet Directors Training

Gulf Swimming is hosting the annual Meet Director’s Trainings Session soon. The training session has been revised and updated. It contains new information based on rules that have changed and additional information on ensuring the safety of our athletes at LSC sponsored meets.

Meet Director’s Training

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Dad Club Swim Team - Meeting Room

1006 Voss Road

Houston,Texas 77055

 

Remember, you must attend this training session OR watch the online video  AND pass the written test if you can not attend training. In order to renew your certification as a Meet Director you must do one of the2 things listed above in order to serve as a Meet Director.

 

Meet Directors Training

 

If the link above does not work in your browser, simply copy the line below in your browser to access the online sign-up :

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aaaaa2ba2ff2-meet

 

2018 Gulf Registration Forms

The 2018 Gulf registration forms for all Gulf teams are HERE.  There is one new form – Registration Fees Summary, to help calculate your club fees and match your check.  Please refer to the Gulf Registration Letter for information on how to complete your registration.  Please contact our Gulf Membership Administrative Assistant, Loren Fischbach with any questions.

Please send all paperwork to:

Gulf Swimming

Attention: Membership

1415 South Voss Road

Suite 110-355

Houston, Texas 77057

Gulf Swimming End of Season Update!!!!

As we end the 2016-17 Season it is a good time to reflect on the past season and look forward to the upcoming year.  This update on Gulf Swimming is on behalf of the LSC Staff and the Board of Directors.

Several exciting changes have taken place during the 2016-17 Season that we wanted to share with our members.  These changes include:

  • Registration Changes
  • LSC Mailing Address
  • A new logo
  • Unprecedented growth

Coming soon…. A new website.  The new website will launch on September 1st.

Registration Changes

As the permanent office for the LSC continues to grow and we establish operating procedures, all TEAM and ATHLETE registration information should be sent to Gulf Swimming attention Membership/Registration. 

Gulf Swimming

Attn:  Membership/Registration

1415 South Voss Road

Suite 110-355

Houston Texas 77057

Mailing Address

Please update your records all mail for Gulf Swimming should be sent to the permanent office.  It will be delivered to the appropriate staff member of volunteer in quick order.  More and more we encourage you to use electronic files as much as possible.

Gulf Swimming

1415 South Voss Road

Suite 110-355

Houston Texas 77057

This will ensure they are processed promptly and funds are deposited properly.  We appreciate your cooperation as we work to consolidate the operations of the LSC.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Darcey Baron at Darcey.baron@gulfswimming.org. 

New Logo

In October of last year Gulf Swimming launched a contest for the design of our new logo.  We received logo submissions from members ages 8-68.  Our members were excited and the submissions started pouring in for consideration.  The new logo for Gulf Swimming is below and the winning submission came from a family at Cy Fair Swim Club/FLEET.  It was an extra special treat for the swimmers at CFSC when 2012 and 2016 Olympian Cammile Adams presented the winners with a special bag with the new logo.  Thank you to everyone who spent time designing a logo for consideration.  It was a very tough decision and we are grateful for the participation of teams and members across the LSC.

Here is the new logo:

New Gulf Logo

Branding Guidelines for the new logo will be on the new website.  Like USA Swimming permission to use the logo must be granted by the LSC’s Permanent Office for teams and promotional items. 

Unprecedented Growth

As of the end of the 2017-18 Season GULF Swimming has MORE THAN 12,000 Members!!  Living in the greater Houston metro area we are all seeing the effects of this growth in traffic, new homes and new retail establishments.  This long course season we felt the effects of this unprecedented growth at our meets. The Board of Directors for the LSC have approved the formation of a task force to review our meet formats and ensure that we stay true to our vision: “Competitive Swimming for all.”   Staying true to our vision ensure that meets provide a competitive environment for all our athletes allowing each athlete to reach their full potential.

 

Welcome to our new staff members!!

Nearly 2 years ago Gulf Swimming announced the selection of its first employee, an Executive Director. Darcey Baron has worked with the House of Delegates and the Board ofDirectors to develop a corporate structure and ensure that positions are notover-taxing for volunteers.  A study conducted by a committee of the House of Delegates made the recommendation to add two part-time staff positions to the permanent office of the LSC. 

 

The two additional positions of Membership Administrative Assistant and LSC Comptroller will support our members and watch over the LSC finances.  Please welcome the two newest staff members of Gulf Swimming. 

 

Membership Administrative Assistant:

Loren Fischbach

Fischbach has been a part of Gulf Swimming since moving to the Houston area and enrolling her children in swim lessons at a local club.  She will handle team registrations, athlete registrations and non-athlete registrations for Gulf Swimming.  She will also administer the Outreach program starting in the Fall and support the technical aspects of running the LSC including reconciliation of Meet Files.  Loren Fischbach can be contacted at loren.fischbach@gulfswimming.org

 

Comptroller/Accountant:

Tom Hasz

Tom has served as the Treasurer for Gulf Swimming for nearly25 years.  Under his stewardship the LSC has grown its investment fund and operated in the black nearly every year.  Hasz will assist the LSC with the implementation of long term investment policies, developing its annual budget and overseeing the payment of expenses and the collection of funds.  Tom Hasz can be reached using comptroller@gulfswimming.org.

 

Gulf Swimmers at World Championship Trials

Julia Cook World Championships     LuLu

Congratulations Gulf Swimmers at World Championship Trials in Indianapolis, Indiana – Lucie Nordmann (Magnolia Aquatic Club) earned the title of 18&Under National Champion in the 100 meter freestyle (55.36) and qualified for the 2017 FINA World Junior Championship team in the 100 meter freestyle and the 4x 100 meter freestyle relay.  Joy Field (Magnolia Aquatic Club) earned the title of 18&Under National Champion in the 800 meter freestyle (8:33.95).  Julia Cook (Aggie Swim Club) qualified for the 2017 FINA World Junior Championship team in the 4x 100 meter freestyle relay by posting the 3rd fastest qualifying time in the 100 meter freestyle (55.61). 

 

Board of Directors Meeting Date Change

Please note that the date for the next Board of Directors meeting for Gulf Swimming has been moved to Wednesday, July 19th at 7:30pm.  Meeting location will be the Dad's Club Meeting Room at 1006 Voss Road, Houston, Texas  77055.

 

Gulf Swimming 2017-2018 Short and Long Course Meet Schedule Announced

The proposed meet schedule for both short course and long course for 2017-2018 can be found HERE.


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

 

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!!