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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.
Gulf Open Water All Star Team:
The Gulf Open Water Champs on Sunday, October 5th, 2014, was a qualifying event to represent Gulf Swimming at the Annual Fort Myers Open Water Festival at Miromar Lakes, Fort Myers, FL on April 26, 2015. The qualifying criteria for the Gulf All-Star Open Water Team are HERE.
TSA Annual Meeting:
The 2015 TAGS Time Standards from the annual TSA convention are HERE.
Gulf Annual Awards Banquet:
This year's annual awards banquet was held on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Marriott Westchase and featured 2008 and 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, Ricky Berens as the guest speaker. Congratulations to all of our swimmers who were recognized and received awards for their achievements throughout the year. Also, congratulations to the following who were also recognized at the banquet:
Age Group Coach of the Year - Shana Trabona, TWST
Senior Coach of the Year - Allison Beebe, FCST
R.S. "Bob" Stallings Award - Cheryl McCauley, MAC
Pauline Phillips Award - Alex Remy, FCST
Phillips 66 Outstanding Service Award - Herb Schwab
Congratulations to the Gulf's Scholastic All Americans!!
41 swimmers in the Gulf have been named to USA Swimming's 2013-2014 Scholastic All America Team, which is comprised of student athletes with at least one year of high school who have earned at least a 3.5 GPA as well as minimum time standards established by USA Swimming. The list of distinguished Gulf Swimmers can be found HERE.
Simone Manuel Does It Again!!
Simone Manuel of First Colony Swim Team (FCST) set another new 17-18 National Age Group Record when she led off the 400 freestyle relay at Pan Pacs in Gold Coast, Australia. Her time of 53.25 broke Missy Franklin's record of 53.36 set in 2013. This time makes Simone the second fastest American in history in the 100 meter freestyle. Simone was also named as a member of the 2015 World Team in both the 50 and 100 freestyle. Congratulations, Simone
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.